CNR Awards

May 20, 2010

In early May the College of Natural Resources held its annual Awards Ceremony and presented the CNR Citation, the CNR Staff Award, the Career Achievement Award and finally the CNR Young Faculty/CE Specialist Award to four outstanding individuals who have all had a meaningful impact on various aspects of the College community.

The CNR Citation recognizes those who have made a significant impact and have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to CNR and its mission.

This year it was presented to Dr. Roderic B. Park. A long-time UC Berkeley professor and administrator, Dr. Park started his career as an associate professor of botany at UC Berkeley, and worked on the reorganization of biology, combining areas of research interest on campus, in a move that greatly enhanced Berkeley’s strength in the biological sciences and has led to the outstanding scientific reputation of the College’s Department of Plant and Microbial Biology. Dr. Park has held numerous Academic Senate and administrative posts, most recently being coaxed out of retirement and named Senior Associate for Academic Development at UC Merced. He recently published a memoir of his years as an administrator, primarily at Berkeley, titled “It’s Only the Janitor; A Handbook for New Academic Administrators.”


Pictured: Professor Emeritus Russell Jones, lead nominator, CNR Citation
Recipient, Professor Emeritus Roderic Park and Dean J. Keith Gilless

Susan Kishi was selected for this year’s CNR Staff Recognition Award, which honors the outstanding and noteworthy service of members of the College of Natural Resources staff. Kishi is well known throughout the college, as a very effective environmental Sciences Undergraduate Advisor and SPUR Program Coordinator.


Pictured: Associate Dean Stephen Welter, Staff Award Recipient, Susan Kishi
and, lead nominator, Assistant Dean Kimberly Johnson.

Professor Gordon Rausser received The College of Natural Resources’ Career Achievement Award, which honors a tenured faculty member who has provided distinguished service as an educator and scholar over the course of his career. In addition to extraordinary scholarly achievement within his field and a distinguished teaching record at CNR, Gordon Rausser has served as Chair of the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Dean of the College. He continues to work with the CNR Advisory Board as a member of the Campaign Steering Committee.


Pictured: Professor Peter Berck, Department of Agricultural and Resource
Economics and Lead Nominator, Professor Gordon Rausser also in the
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Career Achievement
Recipient, and Dean J. Keith Gilless

David Winickoff was honored with the CNR Young Faculty/CE Specialist Award which encourages and recognizes excellence in two of three areas: research and either teaching or service/outreach. Combining Science and Technology Studies and law to analyze complex problems in bioethics and society, especially as they pertain to issues of environment and human health, Dr. Winickoff has brought entirely new skills and expertise to the Division of Society and Environment, the Dept. of Environmental Science Policy and Management, and the College. Due to his interdisciplinary initiatives, he is already well-known on campus and has served as a co-director of the Center for Science and Technology Studies. His publications, on thorny bioethical issues such as genomics, are influential and accessible to both specialized and wider audiences. A committed teacher, his courses have attracted a large number of students from many disciplines.


Pictured: Professor Nancy Peluso, Chair Division of Society and Environment
and lead nominator, Professor David Winickoff, Young Faculty/CE Award
Recipient and Dean J. Keith Gilless

After the awards ceremony colleagues, friends and family celebrated the award winners at a special reception at Morgan Hall.