Professor Elizabeth Bess awarded 2020-2021 Hellman Fellowship

Assistant Professor Elizabeth Bess is the recipient of a 2020-2021 Hellman Fellowship Award. This award was created by a generous gift from Mr. F. Warren Hellman, a distinguished UC Berkeley alumnus and supporter of junior faculty. The Hellmann Fellows Fund was created to provide support and encouragement for the research and creative activities of promising faculty at the Assistant Professor rank. This fellowship is awarded annually to 5-7 Assistant Professors across all disciplines at UCI.

Professor Don Blake named UCI Distinguished Alumnus

Chemistry Professor Don Blake (M.S., 1980, Ph. D. 1984) is the recipient of a UCI Distinguished Alumnus Award from the UCI Alumni Association. The purpose of the award is "to recognize an alumnus who has achieved great professional prominence in their field and is engaged in the community, furthering the goals of UCI and/or the UCI Alumni Association."

Don will be recognized at a future Lauds and Laurels Ceremony, but in the mean time we congratulate him on this well-deserved honor.