Physics and Astronomy Students Honored at Graduation Recognition Ceremony

Twenty students were honored on June 10, during the graduation recognition ceremony held by the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Gee-Kung Chung, who earned his Ph.D. from UC Riverside in 1976, was the keynote speaker. He is currently the Georgia Research Alliance and Byers Eminent Scholar chair professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

The following students received awards: Michael Devirian Award – Outstanding 1st Year Undergraduate Student, Andrew Holman and Thomas Waddleton; Michael Devirian Award – Outstanding 2nd Year Undergraduate Student, William Hicks and Greyson Voigt; Benjamin C. Shen Memorial Award – Outstanding 3rd Year Undergraduate Student, Michael Malone and Joshua Salazar; Robert T. Poe Memorial Scholarship Award – Outstanding BS Graduate, Timothy Espiritu and Connor Richards.

Also, Robert T. Poe Memorial Scholarship Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Graduate, Gonca Erdemci Tandogan (Prof. Roya Zandi); Albert Staats Award for Exceptional Skills in Designing and Building Physics Apparatus, Trevor Arp (Prof. Nathaniel Gabor); Anne Kernan Award for Outstanding 1st  Year Graduate Student, Hamed Asasi (Prof. Leonid Pryadko); Michael Devirian Award – Outstanding 2nd  Year Graduate Student, Weinan Si (Prof. Gail Hanson); Benjamin C. Shen Memorial Award – Outstanding 3rd  Year Graduate Student, Fatemeh Barati (Prof. Nathaniel Gabor); Robert L. Wild Family Scholarship Award – Outstanding 4th Year Graduate Student, Mostafa Khezri (Prof. Alexander “Sasha” Korotkov).

Also, Outstanding Teaching Assistant awards: Tara Fetherolf, Michael Phillips, Christopher Salvo, Adrian Nosek, Tao Ren and Robert Schafer.

Professor of the Year Named by UCR Honors Program

Christine Gailey named outstanding mentor for UCR Honors program.

Christine Gailey named outstanding mentor for UCR Honors program.

Professor of Anthropology Christine Gailey was selected as the University Honors Professor of the year at an end of the year event Thursday, May 26 in the University Theatre.

“Faculty are selected based on nominations from students in Honors classes from across campus,” said Richard Cardullo, the faculty director of the UCR Honors program.

It was one of several awards given at an achievement ceremony that honors faculty mentors and honors students who exemplify the ideals of University Honors:  a culture of contribution; creativity & innovation; and diversity & global citizenship.

It was presented by Professor of Sociology Robert Nash Parker, who received the same award last year for his dedication to the University Honors program.

Professor Honored with American Accounting Association Lifetime Service Award

Theodore J. Mock, distinguished professor of audit and assurance in UCR’s School of Business Administration, will receive the American Accounting Association Lifetime Service Award at the 100th annual meeting of the AAA in New York City in August.

Theodore J. Mock, Distinguished Professor of Audit and Assurance in UCR’s School of Business Administration. cur file

Theodore J. Mock, distinguished professor of audit and assurance in UCR’s School of Business Administration.
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The Lifetime Service Award recognizes service contributions to accounting education over a sustained period of time, including service to the AAA; service with the education efforts in the profession through involvement with the American Institute of CPAs, the IMA and other organizations; and service with the education efforts of public accounting firms, corporations, and not-for-profit organizations.

Mock’s research interests lie primarily in the areas of audit judgment, assurance services and evidential reasoning. Prior to joining the SOBA in 2008, he served as a professor of accounting at the University of Southern California and professor of auditing research at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. He received his B.S. and MBA from The Ohio State University and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkley.

Bir Bhanu Named Inaugural Marlan and Rosemary Bourns Presidential Chair in Engineering

Distinguished Professor Bir Bhanu has been appointed the inaugural Marlan and Rosemary Bourns presidential endowed chair, a distinction of high honor within the UC system and affords mutual benefits to the university and the chair holder.

Bhanu is the first founding faculty member of the Bourns College of Engineering and is the founding chair of electrical engineering at UC Riverside. For the past 25 years, Bhanu has contributed to the overall success of the college by serving in roles such as a cooperative professor of computer science and engineering, mechanical engineering and bioengineering departments, and interim chair of the department of bioengineering.

He has also served as director of the Center for Research in Intelligent Systems (CRIS), the Visualization and Intelligent Systems Laboratory (VISLab), and the National Science Foundation IGERT program on Video Bioinformatics.

He is the co-author of 11 books and has published more than 500 reviewed papers, including more than 145 journal papers and 53 book chapters. In addition, he has 14 U.S. and international patents, with eight more pending.

Bhanu’s research has advanced the world of computer vision, machine learning and pattern recognition, video networks, image and video databases among many other areas. Read more about Bhanu.

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