Scripps Institution of Oceanography research oceanographer and professor Lynne Talley has been chosen as a recipient of the 25th annual Rosenstiel Award.

The award is given by the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and honors scientists and researchers for outstanding contributions to the marine science field.

Talley, who is an expert on midlatitude air-sea interaction processes, focuses her research on large-scale ocean circulation.

Among the reasons for her selection for the award is her role in the international World Ocean Circulation Experiment and for ensuring its legacy.

Talley’s other honors include her selection as a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator in 1987 and her membership in the American Geophysical Union, the American Meteorology Society and the Oceanography Society.

Jacobs School of Engineering Names Industry Exec of Year

UCSD’s Jacobs School of Engineering named Todd Gutschow, John Mutch and Robert North from HNC Software and Scott McClendon from Overland Data, Inc. as Outstanding Executives at the school’s Annual Recognition Banquet, held Friday.

The award honors executives who have demonstrated innovation and community service.

In addition to the Outstanding Executive Award, the school also honored UCSD engineering alumni who have gone on to excel in the field with the Outstanding Alumnus Awards.

Rick Kornfeld, who graduated in 1982 and now works as manager of Texas Instruments’ San Diego Wireless Center, and John Brooks, who graduated in 1971 and is president and CEO of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, received those awards.

Other award recipients included Mihrimah Ozkan, who won the Graduate Student Research Award. Karmina Bustamante, Doc Khaleghi and James Nielsen received the Jacobs School Undergraduate Leadership Award.

Kenneth and Dorothy Hills Recognized for Donations

University of California President Richard C. Atkinson presented an honorary citation to Kenneth and Dorothy Hill on Monday for their significant contributions to libraries in the UC system.

The Hills’ most recent contribution to the UC libraries was a donation of $95,000, which covered the acquisition of the 500,000th book acquired by Berkeley’s Bancroft Library and the 30 millionth book acquired by the UC system.

Atkinson said that the breadth of the UC library system is rivaled only by the Library of Congress.

In addition to their monetary contributions to UC libraries, the Hills have also endowed fellowship funds to support UC graduate students.

UC’s Atkinson Announces Clark Kerr Lecture Series

University of California President Richard C. Atkinson announced Monday the creation of the Clark Kerr Lecture series, which will focus on the role of higher education in society.

The series is designed to honor Kerr, who was the university’s president from 1958 to 1967. Kerr is currently president emeritus of the university.

Recipients of the series will give lectures at one or more UC campuses and will then submit manuscripts of the material for publication. After recipients submit a manuscript, they will visit the Center for Studies of Higher Education at UC Berkeley for one semester to research further.

UCSD to Co-sponsor College Funding Workshop

UCSD, in partnership with the California Student Opportunity Access Program, will sponsor “”College: The Affordable Dream”” on May 19. It is a free workshop intended to elucidate the various methods of obtaining money for college.

July Rose, an education consultant, Douglas Luffborough, a motivational speaker, and Mery Lopez Gallo, a community service director, will speak and answer questions at the workshop, which will be held at 10 a.m. at the Malcolm X Library.

To confirm attendance, contact Michael Dabney at (858) 822-3432.

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