Honors & Awards

DONALD KENNEDY, president emeritus and the Bing Professor of Environmental Science, Emeritus, received the Support for Science Award from the Council of Scientific Society Presidents in Washington, D.C. Kennedy, a senior fellow at the Center for Environmental Science and Policy, was recognized for a lifetime of achievement in support of scientific research, education and policy.

SIMING LIU, a postdoctoral fellow in the research group of Professor Vahe Petrosian, chair of the Astronomy Program and a member of the Physics and Applied Physics departments, has been awarded a Robert J. Trumpler Award from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. The award goes to a recent recipient of a doctoral degree whose work is unusually important to astronomy. Liu is lauded for his outstanding thesis, conducted at the University of Arizona and titled "Accretion Processes Around Supermassive Black Holes," and his prodigious publication record as a graduate student. He will receive the award Sept. 16 in Tucson at the society's annual meeting.

RICHARD ZARE, the Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor in Natural Science, was awarded the Chandler Medal by the Department of Chemistry at Columbia University and the Pupin Medal by the Columbia Engineering School Alumni Association. Zare was a professor of chemistry at Columbia before moving to Stanford in 1977. The awards are for distinguished service in science and for his contributions to the field of chemistry.