Tuesday, January 30, 2007


University of California, Davis
January 29, 2007


Barbara Horwitz, distinguished professor of physiology and vice provost of academic personnel, has been selected the 2007 recipient of the Bodil M. Schmidt-Nielsen Distinguished Mentor and Scientist Award. The Women in Physiology Committee of the American Physiological Society chose Horwitz based on her mentoring excellence and outstanding contributions to physiological research.

On Jan. 27, the UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association hosted the 2007 Alumni Awards ceremony at Freeborn Hall, honoring the following
alumni: Rex Hime '69, J.D. '72, Jerry Fielder Memorial Award; John Patrick Jordan '55, Ph.D. '63, Distinguished Achievement Award; Francisco Rodriguez '85, M.S.'97, Outstanding Alumnus Award; Ernesto Sandoval '96, Young Alumnus Award; and Douglas Muhleman '77, M.S.
'79, Aggie Service Award.

Shirley Chiang, chair of the physics department, was named a fellow of the American Vacuum Society Nov. 15 at the society's 53rd International Symposium in San Francisco. The AVS fellowship was established in 1993 to recognize members who have made sustained and outstanding scientific and technical contributions in areas of interest to society. Chiang received the award for her work in microscopy, especially imaging of molecules, chemical reactions and metals.

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