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News Archive


  • Recent Campus Actions in Support of Inclusive Excellence More details

  • Chancellor Howard Gillman announces: Reflections on Fisher v. University of Texas Read about the unfoldings of this important court case. More details

  • Provost Enrique Lavernia announces: Diversity Statement Required for all Faculty Applicants More details

  • The UCI ADVANCE Program and Graduate Division hosted the inaugural Mentoring for Achievement and Excellence event on February 25, 2015. Postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, staff, and faculty gathered to highlight exemplary mentors who render exceptional guidance and support to faculty, graduate, and undergraduates. More details

  • Assistant professors of chemistry, Dr. Aaron Esser-Kahn and Dr. Jennifer Prescher, have been named 2015 Sloan Research Fellowship recipients. The Sloan Research Fellowships honor early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as future scientific leaders. More details

  • UCI Human Resources and the UCI Emeriti Association are pleased to announce that Regents Point is now offering UCI emeriti, retirees, and the family members of active employees priority consideration for admission at a significant discount. Regents Point is a continuing care retirement community that offers multiple living options including residential living, assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care. More details

  • Dr. Douglas M. Haynes, Director of the ADVANCE Program, recognizes Women's History Month with his 2014 article: Always the Exception: Women and Women of Color Scientists in Historical Perspective. Full article

  • Professor Cailin O'Conner calls for removing cultural norms in math that are barriers to the participation of girls. Full article

  • The UCI Emeriti Association (UCIEA) invites nominations for its annual award for an outstanding Emerita/us. This award will recognize an Emerita/us who has not been recalled, but continues to make a significant contribution to the University's mission of teaching, research and/or service. More details

  • Vicki Ruiz, professor of history and chair of Chicano/Latino studies, has been named an honoree for the 2015 National Women's History Month. Her achievements will be recognized and celebrated by the National Women's History Project. More details

  • Mathematician Alice Silverberg awarded Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant. The purpose of the grant is to engage mathematicians and cryptographers in developing efficient and secure methods of computing on encrypted data. More details

  • Through the support of UC President Napolitano, UC Irvine has established Institutional Membership with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). Set to launch October 1, postdoctoral scholars and tenure-track faculty will be enrolled in the program. More details

  • Provost Gillman is pleased to announce that Judith Stepan-Norris will serve as Vice Provost for Academic Planning, beginning September 1, 2014. Currently she serves as vice-chair of the Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture, & Inclusion and as Social Science Equity Advisor.

  • Computer Science Professor and former Equity Advisor Scott Jordan appointed technology officer for Federal Communications Commission. Full Article

  • UCI Chancellor's ADVANCE Postdoctoral Fellow Sarah Miller featured in New York Times article, discussing the science of stratospheric airships. Full Article

  • ADVANCE Dependent Care Travel Award program featured in Science article on work life balance. More details

  • UCI Chancellor's ADVANCE Postdoctoral Fellow Sarah Miller discusses the science of High Altitude Airships in Forbes magazine. Full Article

  • Provost Gillman announces new statement of contributions to diversity feature for applicants for faculty positions at UCI. More details

  • Provost Gillman is pleased to announce that Diane O'Dowd has been named Vice Provost for Academic Personnel. In addition to serving as one of the first ADVANCE Equity Advisors, Professor O'Dowd also assumed a leadership role in establishing the interdepartmental neurosciences graduate program.

  • Federico Garcia Lorca’s Yerma will be performed in the Little Theatre at UC Irvine May 23-24, 2014. A story of a young woman in rural Spain with a desperate desire to fulfill the expectations of her gender, along with the consequences of failure that eventually drive her to a violent and unalterable decision. More details

  • UCI’s inaugural Global Equity Games are set to take place Wednesday, May 7, 2014 in Aldrich Park. The purpose of this new campus tradition is to build and sustain an inclusive community by playing and having fun together. Teams of 10 comprising faculty, staff and students will compete in physical challenges and games testing their knowledge of UCI and ability to recognize songs. Registration is now open. More details

  • Dean Salinger, Dean of Division of Undergraduate Education, is very pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Education. Recipients were competitively selected by the Academic Senate Council on Student Experience based on nominations made by faculty and students. The awards will be presented at the 21st Annual Celebration of Teaching. More details

  • Dr. Douglas Haynes, Associate Professor of History and Associate Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity, received The 2013 Institutional Equity Award on behalf of the ADVANCE Program for Equity and Diversity. The award was presented during the 128th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association on January 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. More details

  • UC Irvine student Cathery Yeh, a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Education, is a recipient of the Association of American Colleges and Universities 2014 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award. Yeh, who is also part of the Diverse Educational Community and Doctoral Experience Student Council, is one of eight graduate students to receive the award and is the only recipient from UCI. More details

  • Dr. Carol Olson, Equity Advisor in the School of Education, has been awarded an i3 Validation grant from the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $11.1 million. More details

  • Provost Gillman provides guidelines for evaluating diversity activities in the faculty review process.

  • Provost Gillman announces High Impact Hiring Plan. See Faculty Recruitment page for full details.

  • Provost Gillman shares message on inclusive excellence and faculty recruitment with Deans and Chairs. See Faculty Recruitment for full details.

  • UCI welcomes three new UC President's Postdoctoral Fellows for 2013 - 14; Joo Ok Kim, PhD (UCSD), Camisha Russell, PhD (Penn State University), and Hayden Schaeffer, PhD (UCLA). More Details

  • The ADVANCE Program is pleased to announce the inaugural cohort of UC Irvine Chancellor’s ADVANCE Postdoctoral Fellows for 2013-14: Nathan Garcia, PhD (USC, 2012) and Sarah Miller, PhD (Oxford, 2012). The purpose of this postdoctoral fellowship is to support early career scholars and researchers who model excellence through demonstrated commitment to diversity. More Details

  • The Counseling Center hosts "Peace of Mind Workshop Series" for Graduate Students every Thursday, from February 21 to March 14. More Details

  • The UCI CARE Office invites participants and supporters for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, a philanthropic event to spread awareness about the high frequency of sexual violence. More Details

  • Graduate Division is proud to announce the call for the DECADE Mentor Graduate Diversity Award Competition. In order to provide appropriate support to students from groups that have been historically underrepresented in graduate education, the UC Irvine Graduate Division will provide annual funding to support graduate program diversity efforts. One year grants of up to $30,000 each will be awarded to support activities that improve recruitment, climate, academic progress and career success for a diverse student population in Ph.D. or M.F.A. programs. More Details

  • The Academic Senate Council on Research, Computing, and Libraries (CORCL) invites proposals for research grants to conduct cultural diversity studies. CORCL anticipates awarding 2-3 grants to UCI Senate members in amounts up to $5,000. A total of $18,000 will be awarded. More Details

  • ADVANCE Equity Advisor Zuzanna Siwy, Department of Physics and Astronomy, receives Distinguished Mid-Career Faculty Award for Research. More Details

  • UCI Professors Ann Sakai and Rozanne Sandri-Goldin named 2012 American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows. Ann Sakai, professor of ecology & evolutionary biology is recognized for her work on the evolution of plant breeding systems, mentoring undergraduates and promoting the involvement of underrepresented groups in biology. Rozanne Sandri-Goldin, professor and chair of microbiology & molecular genetics, is recognized her contributions to molecular virology, particularly for shedding light on how multifunctional viral proteins commandeer host cell pathways to benefit viral replication. More Details

  • Please see the funding opportunities page for newly posted opportunities.

  • UC Irvine hosts one-day Roundtable which convened UC faculty and academic administrators who play key roles in recruitment and retention of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and SBS (social and behavioral sciences) faculty. Keynote speaker, Dr. Cecilia Conrad, and UC faculty and administrators presented research and practice in building a stronger UC faculty. More Details

  • Susan V. Bryant, internationally acclaimed biologist with a 40-year history serving the campus, has been named interim executive vice chancellor & provost for UC Irvine, effective July 9. More Details

  • Congratulations to Assistant Professor Eric Knowles (Psychology & Social Behavior) and Professors Belinda Robnett and Katherine Tate (Political Science) for receiving a 2012 UC HBCU Initiative award. In the upcoming year, Dr. Knowles and Drs. Robnett and Tate will initiate the Summer Research Program in Social Ecology and UCI-HBCU Outlook Study Summer Research Opportunity 2013, respectively.

    During the UCI-HBCU Outlook Study Summer Research Opportunity 2013, co-PId by Professors Robnett and Tate, two HBCU undergraduate research scholars will master the skills of working independently through a mentored accelerated research process. The 9-week program will address critical questions that will encourage the students to pursue a doctorate in political science or sociology.

    Together with North Carolina Central University (NCCU), Professor Knowles will host The Summer Research Program in Social Ecology. During the 8-week internship program, six recipients of UC-HBCU Summer Research and Graduate Admission Pathways Grants will engage in an intensive educational and mentoring experience to acquire skills crucial for their success as doctoral students at the University of California.

  • Congratulations to the dean of the School of Humanities and professor of history and Chicano Latino studies, Vicki L. Ruiz, on being elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences! Selected through a highly competitive process that recognizes those who have made preeminent contributions to their disciplines, she is among 220 new fellows and 17 new foreign honorary members who will be inducted at a ceremony at the Academy's headquarters in Cambridge Massachusetts. Ruiz will be joining one of the nation's most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for independent policy research, where she will contribute to academy study of the humanities. Vicki Ruiz helped establish the field of Chicano/Latino history with her research on Mexican-American women in the U.S. Southwest. She is also a major contributor to labor studies, women's history and immigration history, and history of the American West. More Details

  • The National Science Foundation awarded Professor Katherine Tate (Political Science) and Belinda Robnett (Sociology), a $260,000 grant to assess the role of optimism and pessimism in shaping the political beliefs and behavior through survey research. The "UCI Outlook on Life and Political Engagement Study" will provide insight regarding the ways in which expectations, beliefs, political engagement, and personal goals differ by demographic group, notably Black women. More Details

  • The UC Irvine Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) is proud to announce the call for the second annual Faculty Mentor-Mentee Award. Three awards will be presented to UC Irvine faculty who have shown an outstanding commitment to mentoring, advising, and support of clinical and translational science research. Nominations are expected to come primarily from junior faculty and doctoral, masters, and professional training program students who are actively engaged in translational research at UC Irvine. More Details

  • The Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) is pleased to announce the continuation of the Assessment Grant Program, which supports activities to assess student learning in undergraduate majors and in the general education program. The maximum award will be $10,000. Proposals are due Friday, June 15, 2012. More Details

  • Congratulations to Associate Professor of History, Sharon Block on receiving a UC HBCU Initiative award for Summer Research Scholars at UCI! She will be mentoring two students from her HBCU partner at Morgan State University for approximately 9 weeks of internship in Summer 2012.  Students will spend that time learning to define a historical research project, conduct research, and write and revise a persuasive research paper.  The final paper will be geared toward use as the writing sample that is required for fellowship and graduate applications in History.  Dr. Darryl Peterkin, the Director of the Morgan State University Honors Program will partner with her to identify and select appropriate students to take part in the Summer Research Scholars at UCI.  Please see for full details on the 2011 awards UC wide, and for future Calls for Proposals

  • The Academic Senate Council on Research, Computing, and Libraries (CORCL) invites proposals for research grants to conduct cultural diversity studies. CORCL anticipates awarding 5-7 grants to UCI Senate members in amounts up to $3,000. A total of $18,000 will be awarded. More Details

  • Deadline for UC-HBCU Initiative is this Wednesday, 15 February. This initiative is designed to assist UC faculty interested in developing and encouraging efforts to achieve a more inclusive educational environment of excellence. The goal of the UC-HBCU Initiative is to increase the number of scholars from Historically Black Colleges and Universities enrolling in UC academic doctoral programs. UC faculty grants are available to support HBCU students conducting summer research with UC faculty at a UC campus. Funds are also available to support departmental efforts to facilitate increased applications from HBCU scholars to UC graduate programs. Full Details

  • Social sciences Dean Barbara Dosher elected to National Academy of Sciences
    Barbara Dosher, dean of UC Irvine’s School of Social Sciences and professor of cognitive sciences, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, an honor considered one of the highest in scientific research. She’s one of 72 new members and 18 foreign associates being recognized by the prestigious academy this year for their distinguished and continuing achievements in research. Read more about Dosher's recognition.

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  • The Honorable Janet Napolitano was appointed the 20th president of the University of California by the Board of Regents on July 18, 2013. She will begin her tenure as president in September 2013. On the day of her appointment, she will be the first women to head the University of California since its development 145-years ago. Full Details

  • UC partners with historically black colleges to diversify graduate student pool. UC-HBCU featured in the November Our University, UC's systemwide newsletter for faculty and staff. Full Details

  • The Office of the President is very pleased to announce the 2012-13 Request for Proposals for the UC-HBCU Initiative. This initiative is designed to assist UC faculty interested in developing and encouraging efforts to achieve a more inclusive educational environment of excellence. The goal of the UC-HBCU Initiative is to increase the number of scholars from Historically Black Colleges and Universities enrolling in UC academic doctoral programs. UC faculty grants are available to support HBCU students conducting summer research with UC faculty at a UC campus. Funds are also available to support departmental efforts to facilitate increased applications from HBCU scholars to UC graduate programs. Full Details

  • UC Provost and Executive Vice President Lawrence Pitts announces the launch of the UC Business/Management Schools' new Summer Institute on Emerging Managers and Leaders (SIEML). It will hold a competition seeking 25 undergraduate students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) for an all paid two-week course at one of our business schools (starting at Haas at UCB), introducing them to practical courses by UC professors, industry participants, etc., along with some 'field trips' to local businesses. Full Details

  • The UC-HBCU Initiative seeks to increase the number of scholars from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) enrolling in UC academic doctoral programs by investing in UC-HBCU relationships.

  • Bill to Ban Discrimination Against the LGBT Community to go to Congress Newsweek More details
  • White House and US Senate honors Hispanic Serving Institutions during week of September 14-20. More details

  • The National Science Foundation announced New Workplace Flexibility Policies. As part of major 1- year initiative to support America's scientists and their families, the NSF announced new best practice across the foundation. Among these include allowing scientists to delay or suspend their grants for up to one year in order to care for a newborn or newly adopted child or fulfill other family obligations. — maximizing current policy to facilitate scientists’ reentry into their professions with minimal loss of momentum. For more information, visit

  • 2011 MIT Report on the Status of Women Faculty in the Schools of Science and Engineering. MIT reports noteworthy progress in advancing gender equity in number of women in the faculty and holding senior administrtive positions, and more equitable resource and salary distritubtion.



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  • A search committee was formed and charged with assistance in appointing a dean for the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Science. Chaired by Frederic Wan, Professor, Department of Mathematics, this committee evaluated nominees and made recommendations based on the suitability of candidates, with applications being reviewed beginning on Nov 16, 2009. Other members included:

    Michael Carey, Professor, Department of Computer Science
    Rina Dechter, Professor, Department of Computer Science
    John Hemminger, Dean, School of Physical Science
    Ramesh Jain, Professor, Department of Computer Science
    Rhonda Louden, Chief Administrative Officer, Department of Education
    Gary Olson, Professor, Department of Informatics
    Joel Ossher, Associated Graudate Students Council
    Robert E. Romney, Leadership Council Group for DBSICS
    Ted Smith, MIND Research Institute
    Jessica Utts, Professor, Department of Statistics
    Adriaan van der Hoek, Associate Professor, Department of Informatics
    H. Kumar Wickramasinghe, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences

  • A search committee for Dean of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts was formed. A national search was conducted to identify the most highly qualified candidates, and UC Irvine faculty were encouraged to apply. The committee was be chaired by Eli Simon, professor and chair of the Department of Drama.
  • New Dean of Henry Samueli School of Engineering is Appointed: Rafael L. Bras

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  • UCI Pay Equity Study Update, 2007-08
    The 2007-08 Pay Equity Study Update, which is based on Fall 2007 faculty salaries, is now available online for your review at I encourage you to examine the study results, particularly as they pertain to your own school. It is the goal of Academic Affairs to ensure equity in the academic personnel appointment and review process, and will continue to monitor faculty salaries with annual pay equity studies in order to assess our progress toward that goal.
  • Request for nominations for the 2009 WEPAN Awards
    Submit all nomination materials electronically on or before March 2, 2009.
    WEPAN Awards honor key individuals, programs, and corporations for accomplishments that correspond with the mission of WEPAN. Presented at the annual conference, these awards recognize extraordinary service, significant achievement, model programs, and other important contributions that support the success of girls and women in engineering.
  • Apply Now for the L’Oréal USA Fellowships For Women in Science Awards
    Applications open on September 22nd, 2008 and close on October 31st, 2008. Awards are announced in March 2009.
    Each year the L’Oréal USA Fellowships for Women Program recognizes five up-and-coming female scientists to raise awareness of the contribution of women in the sciences and identify role models for younger generations. Fellows receive $60,000 to support their research and training to help advance their careers.
    Maria Krisch, a postdoctoral researcher in the UC Irvine Department of Chemistry, was selected on May 24th, 2007 as one of five recipients of the L'Oréal USA Fellowships for Women in Science award.
    View the poster promoting the award for additional information.

UCI Pay Equity Study Update, 2006-07
The 2006-07 Pay Equity Study Update, which is based on Fall 2006 faculty salaries, is now available online for your review at  I encourage you to examine the study results, particularly as they pertain to your own school. It is the goal of Academic Affairs to ensure equity in the academic personnel appointment and review process, and will continue to monitor faculty salaries with annual pay equity studies in order to assess our progress toward that goal.


Kristen Day, Equity Advisor for the School of Social Ecology and Associate Professor of Planning, Policy & Design, has been awarded a 2007-08 fellowship by the American Council on Education. The fellowship is part of a premier national program that helps develop future leaders in American higher education. Day will spend a year at one of the 1,800 schools and organizations affiliated with ACE, where she will be mentored by experienced administrators and become immersed in the policies and decision-making processes of that institution. For more information

Director for ADVANCE Program appointed
Professor Douglas M. Haynes has been appointed as the Director of ADVANCE effective July 1, 2006. Professor Haynes is a historian of modern Britain with a particular interest in the history of medicine, understanding in its social, cultural and political context. Professor Haynes has served as a Community Equity Advisor since 2003. He was also appointed to the UC President's Task Force on Faculty Diversity.

ADVANCE Program Institutionalized at UCI Campus
On January 9, 2006, at a luncheon to celebrate the success of the ADVANCE Program, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Michael Gottfredson announced that his office will provide support for the institutionalization of the UCI ADVANCE Program. The support will begin following the expiration of the current NSF funding on September 30, 2006.

June 26, 2006

We are shocked and deeply saddened by the news that Denice Denton, Chancellor of UC Santa Cruz since February, 2005 and an original PI of the University of Washington Advance Program, tragically lost her life on June 24, 2006. Denice was a pioneering woman in science and engineering and will be missed by all who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with her partner, family, and friends.

UC Santa Cruz has established the following website outlining her life and outstanding career:

Susan Bryant Appointed as New Vice Chancellor for Research
July 7, 2006
Susan V. Bryant, Dean of the School of Biological Sciences and PI of the ADVANCE Program has been named vice chancellor for research at UC-Irvine as of August 1, 2006.
website outlining her life and outstanding career:

Women Leaders 2006: A Symposium for Women in University Settings
Hosted by the UC San Francisco Center for Gender Equity, the Symposium features highly respected and dynamic women leaders. Offers opportunites for education, inspiration, and connection for women. May 16 - 17, 2006, Renaissance Parc 55 Hotel, San Francisco.



4th Annual Women's Wellness Day & Health Expo:
My Body, My Self: A Day of Integrative Strategies for Looking Better & Feeling Great

Join the UCI Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine and national experts to take home major strategies for looking better and feeling great. May 4, 2006, Radisson Hotel, Newport Beach.


January 25, 2006
Making History
Kathy Bold,
Humanities faculty member Douglas Haynes helps UCI become model of diversity.


January 3, 2006
UCI is expanding child care capacity with two new projects.
One Verano Place building is being remodeled to accommodate up to 14 children. In addition, a new facility near the current UCI Infant Toddler Center has been approved with a capacity of 40 infant/toddlers and will open Fall 2006.
If interested in being placed on a list for any of the UCI Child Care Centers, visit:


December 23, 2005
Adriana Briscoe featured in the Breakthroughs of the Year: Evolution Issue of Science
Robin Arnette, Science
The article hightlights, Assistant Professor Adriana Briscoe of the Department of Evology and Evolutionary Biology on her recent findings that suggest the possibility of a surprising link between the evolution of color vision in butterflies and in humans; it also mentions the influences that have shaped Briscoe as a scientist.


December 13, 2005
University Leaders Pledge to Help Women in Academia
Marie Felde, UC Berkeley News, Media Relations



December 6, 2005
Two UCI female professors have been selected to conduct research and teach abroad through the Fulbright exchange program. Fulbright, the nation’s premier academic exchange program, selects U.S. and foreign scholars on the basis of academic or professional achievement and a demonstration of extraordinary leadership potential in their fields.

  • Ketu Katrak, professor and chair of Asian American studies in the School of Humanities, is currently in India to study a traditional form of Indian dance, Bharata Natyam. She is attending festivals to see performances and also interviewing the dancers to learn more about the adaptation of the classical dance.
  • Gloria Mark, associate professor of informatics in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, will be based in Berlin from January through May 2006 to study collaborative behavior of people using technology. Drawing on German researchers’ strengths in the field of work psychology, Mark will look at biases that affect people’s willingness to cooperate across distances, and how certain technologies affect engagement, participation, motivation and cohesion in teams that are separated by distance but connected by computer.


December 5, 2005
Dr. Tallie Z. Baram Wins Nation’s Top Epilepsy Research Award
UCI female researcher honored for groundbreaking work on childhood seizures.


November 17, 2005
UCI Receives Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Mentoring
The White House honors the UCI School of Biological Sciences' Minority Science Program with the 2005 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring for efforts encouraging minority students to pursue science.


Kristen Monroe, professor of political science, won the Robert Lane Award from the American Political Science Association for her recent book, The Hand of Compassion: Portratis of Moral Choice During the Holocaust. The award is given each year for the best book published in the field of political psychology.


Distinquished Professor of Social Ecology Elizabeth Loftus has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Haifa, Israel. She was honored at a special ceremony May 29, 2005in Haifa for her influential research in the fields of human memory, eyewitness testimony and courtroom procedure.



"Our Lives as Women in Physical Sciences" Forum held March 3, 2005
- click here to view the questions and answers discussed at the forum.


Karen S. Rook, professor and chair of psychology and social behavior, and ADVANCE Equity Advisor received the 2005 Developmental health Award from the health and Aging interest group of the American Psychological Association for her scholarly contributions to health and aging. The award was presented at the APA annual convention in Washington, DC, in August.


Valerie Jenness, professor and chair of criminology, law and society, has been elected president of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, an interdisciplinary community of scholars, practitioners, advocates and students interested in the study of critical social problems. Jenness will take office in 2006-07 and has been involved with the organization since 1985, serving most recently as vice president.


Susan Bryant, advocate for gender equity in the sciences, honored by the Association for Women in Science. Election as a 2005 AWIS fellow recognizes Bryant's efforts to increase women faculty at UCI.


Virginia Valian has put a number of tutorials on line that are quite informative and can be used to provide data and explanations about our mission to reach gender equity for faculty. Please share these with other faculty members.


Susan Trumbore, professor of Earth system science, has been elected a fellow of the American Geophysical Union, a designation conferred upon no more than 0.1 percent of all AGU members in a given year. Trumbore, an expert in the use of radiocarbon to trace the global carbon cycle, will be recognized at the AGU joint assembly in New Orleans in May.


Svetlana Jitomirskaya, professor of mathematics, is receiving the 2005 AMS Ruth Lyttle Satter Prize in Mathematics. Link to AMS Press Release.



Vicki Ruiz, professor of history and Chicano/Latino studies, has been nominated by Women's e News readers, staff and board members as one of this year's 21 Leaders for the 21st Century, an honor to individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to durable change on behalf of women.


Loftus Wins $200,000 Grawemeyer Psychology Prize for Memory Research Elizabeth Loftus, Distinguished Professor of Social Ecology, whose research has changed the way scientists and the public view the malleable nature of human memory, has won the 2005 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology. Her research on false recollections has affected how law enforcement and the courts consider such testimony.


The project summary for AWIS's study on the gender differences among non-tenure track faculty in science and technolgy is available at the Academic Climate web site.


Ellen R.M. Druffel , professor of Earth System Science and ADVANCE Term Chair , will be honored for environmental problem-solving with the Ruth Patrick Award at the American Society for Limnology and Oceanography 2004 summer meeting next month. Druffel will be acknowledged for critical contributions to carbon research.


Jia Grace Lu , an Assistant professor of chemical engineering, receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.


Dr. Vivian M. Dickerson , named president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.


Elizabeth F. Loftus , Distinguished Professor of Social Ecology and Cognitive Science, this week was one of 72 new members elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Election to NAS, based on achievements in original research, is considered one of the highest honors accorded to a scientist or engineer.