The UC Regents are scheduled to meet in a formal visit to the UC Santa Barbara campus June 13-14.

The regents will view faculty and student research presentations June 13.

The next day, their agenda includes campus walking and driving tours, a Long Range Development Play update and the viewing of several more presentations.

Those presentations will cover topics such as outreach initiatives and the California NanoSystems Institutes.

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Research Foundations Honor Scripps Students

Two graduate students from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have been awarded grants to support studies to better understand the ocean environment.

A Switzer Environmental Fellowship from the Switzer Foundation and the San Francisco Foundation has been awarded to Bonnie Becker, a student of biological oceanography.

Becker was one of 10 students who received $13,000 based on skills, academic record and leadership qualities in studies.

Becker also received the 2001 Bob Davey Memorial Scholarship from the Sierra Club’s North County (San Diego) chapter. She received the $1,000 award for her environmental work in San Diego County.

The UC Marine Council awarded the Coastal Environmental Quality Initiative Graduate Research Award to Joel Fodrie.

Fodrie will receive $10,000 to support his efforts to develop a systemic and long-term assessment of representative environmental health indicators.

Fodrie has been working with professor Lisa Levin in the Marine Life Research Group at SIO.

Scripps Scientists and Diving Officer Honored

A variety of organizations recently honored three Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientists and one diving officer.

Oceanography professor Jeremy Jackson of the Geosciences Research Division and Marine Biology Research Division was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Throughout the United States, 185 new Fellows were elected and 28 non-U.S. researchers received Foreign Honorary Memberships.

A fellowship to the Aldo Leopold Leadership Program was awarded to John Largier, an associate research oceanographer with the Scripps Marine Life Research Group and the Center for Coastal Studies. He was one of 20 environmental scientists to receive the award this year.

The program, named for environmentalist Aldo Leopold, is operated by Oregon State University.

The program is designed to improve communication about environmental issues between the scientific field and the media, policy makers and the private sector.

Largier’s research is in the area of coastal oceanography and ecology.

The Navy League of the United States honored Walter Munk, a geophysics research professor at SIO, with the 2001 Albert A. Michelson Award.

This award recognizes scientists whose research has affected the U.S. maritime forces or industrial technology base.

Jim Stewart, a Scripps diving officer emeritus, received the 2001 Roger Revelle Trophy from the San Diego Oceans Foundation.

The annual award is presented to individuals who further the foundation’s mission of advancing stewardship of the oceans.

Stewart has been affiliated with the foundation since 1952.

From 1960 to 1991, he managed the nation’s oldest and largest nongovernmental research diving program at SIO.

UCSD Student Chosen for Television Academy Internship

Communications major Rosie Hoa was selected by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to participate in its internship program in Los Angeles this summer.

Hoa is one of 31 chosen nationwide.

The academy is best known for its annual prime-time Emmy Awards.

The internship program has been selected as one of the top 10 internship programs of any kind in the United States by the Princeton’s Review publication, “”America’s Top Internships.””

The program is designed to provide students with hands-on experience and exposure to professional television facilities.

The academy’s program places students in full-time internship positions at major television studios and agencies for eight weeks during the summer.

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