Dean Receives 2017 Insight Into Diversity Magazine ‘Giving Back Award’

UCR School of Medicine Dean Deborah Deas Carrie Rosema

Deborah Deas, M.D., M.P.H, the Mark and Pam Rubin dean and chief executive office for Clinical Affairs at the School of Medicine, has received the 2017 Giving Back Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education.

Giving Back Award recipients were nominated by their colleagues and selected by INSIGHT Into Diversity based on their outstanding demonstration of social responsibility; involvement with students, faculty, staff, and the community; and commitment to serving underrepresented populations. Each honoree is recognized for his or her passion, dedication, and support for diversity and inclusion.

“It is a great honor to be selected for this special award,” Deas said. “This is really the result of collective effort – both here at UCR and at my former institution, the Medical University of South Carolina – to inspire and help more students from disadvantaged backgrounds achieve their dream of becoming a physician.”

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Historian Wins Prize for Research on Swiss History

Randolph C. Head

Randolph C. Head, professor of history at UCR, has won the 2017 Max Geilinger Foundation Prize for a body of research on Swiss history.

Head was selected because of his “impressive series of publications and studies on Swiss history, and thus as a mediator of Swiss culture for the English-speaking world,” Peter Mousson, president of the foundation, wrote in the award letter. “Particularly worthy of mention is ‘Jenatsch’s Axe,’ which members of the council read in advance with great pleasure.”

The award, which the Zurich-based foundation will formally present to Head in November, carries a cash prize of 25,000 Swiss francs (approximately $25,000). The foundation was established in 1962 by Zurich poet Max Geilinger to advance literary and cultural ties between Switzerland and English-language regions of the world.

Distinguished Professor Awarded KPMG Academic Research Panel Grant

Theodore Mock, distinguished professor of audit & assurance with the UCR School of Business, has been awarded the KPMG Academic Research Panel grant.

The grant of $35,800 was awarded to Mock and University of Kansas’s Rajendra P. Srivastava for their proposal titled: Applying Evidential Reasoning Theories in Auditing. This study builds on over 25 years of joint research by Mock and Srivastava and focuses on the application of their research into audit and assurance practice. They will present the results of their research at the KPMG Global Services Center in Montvale, New Jersey.

Theodore Mock

Mock’s training includes degrees in mathematics and finance from The Ohio State University and a doctorate from UC Berkeley. In 2011 he was awarded the American Accounting Association (AAA) Outstanding Accounting Educator Award and in 2016 the AAA Lifetime Service Award.

Mock has served many positions within the AAA, including editor of Auditing of A Journal of Practice & Theory, American Accounting Association (AAA) Director of Research, and President of the Auditing Section of the AAA. He currently serves on the Scientific Committee of the International Symposium on Audit Research and the advisory board of the Rutgers Accounting Research Center.

He has held various visiting professorships worldwide including  Hitoshubashi University, Japan; the Norwegian School of Economics and Business, Bergen, Norway; Nanyang Technological University in Singapore; The Australian National University and The University of Melbourne. He has also visited both the University of Otago in New Zealand and Maastricht University in The Netherlands as a Fulbright Scholar.



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