Recognition

Below you'll find our post category archive. Note that many titles will have , , and at the end of the text. These help identify pages, posts, and events representing our three core values: Community, Thriving, and Wellness. To learn more about this, read about our Action Plan. These also all help support our #ActForInclusion.

Adriana Briscoe

Inclusiveness, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Award ★

Inclusiveness, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Award About the IDEA Award The ASN/SSE/SSB Inclusiveness, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Award was created in 2019 by the American Society of Naturalists (ASN), the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE), and the Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB). The IDEA Award is given to a person at any career stage who has strengthened the ecology and evolutionary biology community by promoting inclusiveness and diversity in our fields. The award can also be presented to a group. The recipient will receive a plaque at the annual meeting of ASN/SSB/SSE and a $1000 honorarium. Nominations are due in January of each year….

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SEA Change

UCI Receives SEA Change Bronze Award from AAAS ★

UCI Receives SEA Change Bronze Award from AAAS January 12, 2021   Dear colleagues, I am pleased to share the news that UCI became the second University of California campus to receive a prestigious STEMM Equity Achievement (SEA) Change Bronze Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The AAAS honor recognizes the self-assessment and tangible actions pledged by colleges and universities to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine. Organized by the Office of Inclusive Excellence, UCI became a charter member of the SEA Change community earlier this…

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Ellen Druffel

Ellen Druffel elected to the National Academy of Sciences ★

Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to announce that Ellen Druffel, Distinguished Professor and Fred Kavli Chair in Earth System Science, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences. She is one of 146 scientists from around the world being recognized this year for their outstanding and continuing achievements in original research. Professor Druffel explores the carbon cycle in the oceans and how humanity’s burning of fossil fuels and biomass affects that cycle. Professor Druffel is among the most accomplished scholars in her field and her election to the National Academy of Sciences is a tremendous achievement. Her success…

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joleah lamb

UCI biologist seeking to save coral reefs honored by Ecological Society of America ★

UCI biologist seeking to save coral reefs honored by Ecological Society of America Joleah Lamb, a UCI biologist who studies the impact of infectious diseases on the oceans, has been named an Early Career Fellow by the Ecological Society of America, the world’s largest association of professional ecologists. Early Career Fellows are chosen based on their advanced ecological knowledge and applications as well as potential to make notable ongoing contributions to the field. In honoring Lamb, the ESA cited her “transformative environmental research and outstanding contributions to science communication at the interface of ecosystem function and public health, particularly solutions-based…

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Professor Oladele Ogunseitan at Crystal Cove State Beach.

Nine UCI researches named AAAS fellows ★

Irvine, Calif., Nov. 26, 2019 — Nine University of California, Irvine researchers in areas ranging from neurodevelopment and chemical synthesis to labor economics and library sciences have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. A total of 443 AAAS members are being honored this year for their efforts to further science or its applications. New fellows will each receive an official certificate and a gold-and-blue rosette pin on Feb. 15, 2020, at the organization’s annual meeting, in Seattle. “It is an honor to congratulate UCI’s nine researchers named fellows of…

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