Yinsheng Wang Selected for the Donald T. Sawyer Endowed Founder’s Chair in Chemistry

Yinsheng Wang, director of the environmental toxicology graduate program and professor of chemistry, has been selected to hold the Donald T. Sawyer Endowed Founder’s Chair in Chemistry.

There was a symposium and celebration of the establishment of the Chair Thursday, May 18.

Yinsheng Wang, director of the environmental toxicology graduate program and professor of chemistry, was appointed as the Donald T. Sawyer Endowed Founder’s Chair in Chemistry on May 18, 2017. Carrie Rosema

The Donald T. Sawyer Endowed Founder’s Chair in Chemistry was created to recognize Donald T. Sawyer’s contribution to the founding of the chemistry department.

As endowed chair, Yinsheng Wang honors Donald T. Sawyer and the chemistry department, as well as demonstrating the forefront of skill in research and innovation on campus.

During the event, another award was made in honor of Sawyer. Dallas Rabenstein, executive vice chancellor and provost emeritus, presented the Donald T. Sawyer Graduate Award in Analytical Chemistry to Yana Lyon, a fourth year chemistry major student.

Recap: Faculty Awards Reception (photo slideshow)

The Faculty Awards Reception at the Chancellor’s Residence was held on May 25. Faculty were honored for outstanding service to the campus community.

View a slideshow recap (photos by Carlos Puma):

Endowment to UCR’s School of Business Champions Innovative Research and Teaching Excellence

UCR leadership and guests pose for a photo at a UCR Reception/Dinner for Bob Stapleton and David Shulman

UC Riverside has received a generous endowment gift from Teresa and Robert Stapleton. Left to right: Cynthia K. Larive, UCR interim provost & executive vice chancellor; Kim A. Wilcox, UCR chancellor; Patricia Shulman; David Shulman; Teresa Stapleton; Robert Stapleton; Yunzeng Wang, dean of the School of Business; and Peter Hayashida, vice chancellor for university advancement.

A generous endowment from two alumni and longtime UCR supporters to the School of Business will enhance the research, teaching, and learning mission of the university. The endowment will allow the School of Business to recruit and reward top-tier faculty and Inland Southern California students at the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management.

The philanthropic support from Teresa and Robert Stapleton will establish the Stapleton Presidential Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Shulman Endowed Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Stapleton Family Endowed Business Scholarship.

This endowment is the Stapleton family’s latest show of support for UCR, having generously given their time to mentor and advise students and faculty at the School of Business. “It is very rewarding to have an enduring relationship with our alumni and witness their desire to give back to the university through meaningful engagement and financial support,” said Dean of the School of Business Yunzeng Wang.

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