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Distinguished Research Award

Distinguished Research Award

About the Distinguished Research Award

Each year, the Academic Senate honors two of its members with the prestigious Academic Senate Distinguished Research Award, one from the Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences and one from the Sciences or Engineering.  This award, which has been granted to some of our most illustrious colleagues over many years, is a sign of the respect of peers for the ground-breaking research conducted by members of the UCSD faculty.  The two selected faculty members present a lecture of their choice, and receive a $1,500 honorarium.

Edward Watts and David Kleinfeld will be recognized on December 10, 2020.   This year the lectures begin at 3:00 p.m. via webinar. 


"Inequality, Complacency, and the Threat to Republics"

Edward Watts, Ph.D.

Professor & Endowed Chair, Department of History Professor of History and Alkiviadis Vassiliadis Endowed Chair in Byzantine Greek History

“Remember what the Dormouse said - Feed your head, ...”

David Kleinfeld, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor and Dr. George Feher Endowed Chair in Experimental Biophysics, Department of Physics and Section on Neurobiology

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