Seven faculty members in the College of Letters and Science have been named to the newest class of the UC Davis Society of Hellman Fellows.
They are among 15 assistant professors across UC Davis awarded 2021-22 Hellman Fellowships, which provide research funding to faculty members when they need it the most: early in their careers.
The UC Davis Center for Poverty and Inequality Research recently received a $353,421 federal grant to launch a program to help up-and-coming poverty scholars get their careers off to a strong start. The Early Career Mentoring Institute, which will run for one week each spring of 2022, 2024 and 2026, aims to nurture a diversity of scholars studying poverty and social mobility.
Estella Atekwana, dean of the UC Davis College of Letters and Science, has received a 2021 Reginald Fessenden Awardfrom the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. The award recognizes her pioneering work in biogeophysics and advancing our understanding of microbial processes beneath Earth’s surface.
Distinguished Professors of Chemistry Susan Kauzlarich, Carlito Lebrilla and Philip Power have each received national awards from the American Chemical Society (ACS). The awards recognize their achievements in inorganic chemistry (Kauzlarich and Power) and mass spectrometry (Lebrilla).
The University of California, Davis, Office of Research is pleased to announce the selection of Isabel Patricia Montañez as the new director of the John Muir Institute of the Environment (JMIE) effective September 20.
The University of California, Davis, set a new record for external research funding in fiscal year 2020–21, receiving $968 million in awards, up $27 million from the previous record set last year. In the College of Letters and Science, more than $46 million was awarded to 413 projects.
Assistant professor Jesús Velázquez has been named to Chemical & Engineering News’ (C&EN) Talented 12, class of 2021. The Talented 12 program highlights early career researchers in the chemical sciences who are tackling difficult global problems.
A book co-authored by UC Davis psychology professor Lisa Oakes, "Developmental Cascades: Building the Infant Mind," has been named the winner of the 2022 Eleanor Maccoby Book Award from the American Psychological Association’s Developmental Psychology Division.