UCR Extension Instructor Recognized for his Graphic Design Work

Randall Cornish, an instructor for UCR Extension’s Digital Arts & Design Summer Academy, has received an Award of Distinction from the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts in New York City for his BeeDorm logo, which he designed for college dormitory buildings.

“The idea was to create a fun and playful identity that would enhance social life on campus,” said UCR Extension Digital Arts & Design Summer Academy Instructor, Randall Cornish.
An established author, educator and industry professional, Cornish has 40 years of experience in the field of graphic design. He has been an instructor with UCR Extension since 2009, but has been teaching graphic design part-time at various colleges and universities since 1998. He graduated with honors with a degree in both Visual Arts and Communications from the University of California, San Diego.

Read more on Cornish at ucrtoday.ucr.edu.

Best-Seller Remains in The Top 20

A new novel co-authored by Tod Goldberg, director of the UCR Palm Desert Low Residency MFA Program, and Brad Meltzer remains a huge best-seller nationally.

“The House of Secrets” (Grand Central Publishing, June 7, 2016) tells the story of the daughter of a conspiracy theorist killed in a car accident and her efforts to solve a mystery about a book that once belonged to Benedict Arnold.

The novel debuted at No. 2 on the Washington Post hardcover fiction best-seller list; No. 4 at Publishers Weekly, the Chicago Tribune and Barnes & Noble; No. 6 on three New York Times best-seller lists (hardcover fiction, e-books, and combined hardcover/e-books); and No. 18 on the Los Angeles Times list.

It remains in the top 20 on those lists.

Award Named After Distinguished Professor Anthony Norman

The Vitamin D Workshop, held annually to bring together researchers, clinicians and nutrition experts on the topic from around the globe, has named an award after Anthony Norman, distinguished professor of biochemistry and biomedical sciences, emeritus, and the Presidential Chair in Biochemistry, emeritus, for his work in establishing the Vitamin D Workshop in 1973 and keeping it running since then.

Distinguished Professor Anthony Norman. UCR FILE

Distinguished Professor Anthony Norman.

Called the “Anthony Norman Outstanding Abstract Award,” it was given in March 2016 at the 19th Workshop on Vitamin D to Vaibhav Saini of Massachusetts General Hospital.

An internationally renowned expert on vitamin D and its health benefits, Norman has proposed worldwide policy changes regarding people’s vitamin D daily intake amount in order to maximize the vitamin’s contribution to reducing the frequency of many diseases, including childhood rickets, adult osteomalacia, cancer, autoimmune type-1 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, obesity and muscle weakness.

It was his lab that discovered, in 1967, that the vitamin is converted into a steroid hormone by the body. Two years later, his lab discovered the vitamin D receptor.

Medical School Student Awarded Scholarship from Beaver Medical Clinic Foundation

Haroun Mohammad is a first year medical student in the UC Riverside School of Medicine. Photo credit: C. Rosema.

Haroun Mohammad is a first year medical student in the UC Riverside School of Medicine. C. Rosema

UCR Medical School student, Haroun Mohammad received a $5,000 scholarship during the annual School of Medicine Faculty Recognition and Student Awards Ceremony held on May 19.

The scholarship is awarded to a medical student by a faculty selection committee, based upon academic achievement, strong ties to inland Southern California and a desire to practice medicine in the area upon completion of medical training.
“Haroun is a great example of a medical student who goes above and beyond and we are pleased that he was selected to receive this prestigious award,” said Dr. Kenneth Ballou, representative from the Beaver Medical Clinic Foundation.

Read more on Haroun Mohammad.

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