Del Mar, Carmel Valley residents among UCSD faculty to be honored

Three area residents are among six UC San Diego faculty members to be honored April 2 for excellence in teaching, research, community service and the performing and visual arts as part of the 41st Annual Chancellor’s Associates Faculty Excellence Awards.

Del Mar resident and UC San Diego Professor of Economics James Hamilton will be honored for excellence in research in humanities and social sciences. A groundbreaking scholar in econometrics and macroeconomics, he has published 81 influential books and articles. Hamilton’s “Times Series Analysis” is the textbook for most graduate econometrics courses and practicing economists.

Del Mar resident and UC San Diego Professor of Music Roger Reynolds will be honored for excellence in the performing and visual arts. A Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, he maintains a high level of research on composers, aesthetics and creativity while producing boundary-crossing musical works that embrace new technologies and transform tradition.

Carmel Valley resident and UC San Diego Distinguished Professor of Biology Martin Yanofsky will be honored for excellence in research in science and engineering. A world leader in developmental and evolutionary plant biology, his discoveries are featured in basic cell and molecular biology textbooks used by thousands of students, and his 23 patents have profound implications for global agricultural resources.

The recognition ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. April 2 in Atkinson Hall at the Qualcomm Institute. Chancellor’s Associates, a program for those who donate $2,500 or more annually to the university, will recognize their accomplishments with a citation and $2,500 award.