The “History of Rock” class taught by Professor Christopher Reynolds of the music department was interrupted this morning by Chancellor Linda Katehi, bringing a cake styled like a Fender electric guitar.
Yes, Reynolds is the 2013 winner of the UC Davis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement.
Established in 1986, the $45,000 prize is believed to be the largest of its kind in the country and is funded through philanthropic gifts managed by the UC Davis Foundation. The winner is selected based on the nominations of other professors, research peers, representatives from the UC Davis Foundation Board of Trustees, and students.
(Contributed by Siv Schwink, University of Illinois)
For Meredith Powell, science and music form a natural union. The fourth-year physics major has been playing piano and viola for as long as she can remember and plans to graduate with a minor in music. And her talents have not gone unrecognized — she has performed as principal violist in the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, and plays regularly around the Sacramento area with her quartet.
UC Davis undergraduate student Meredith Powell in the lab of Steve Errede, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Photo by Steven Errede.