Lori Lubin Receives Three-Year Appointment as Chancellor's Leadership Professor


Lori Lubin, professor of astrophysics, received a three-year appointment as a Chancellor's Leadership Professor. The honor recognizes outstanding scholarship and academic contributions to the campus, Acting Chancellor Ralph Hexter said in a letter announcing the awards. Lubin is a world-renowned observational astronomer whose research focuses on galaxy clusters, which are among the most massive objects in the universe. Her work helps improve models for how galaxies in the universe have evolved through time. Lubin is principal investigator of the Observations of Redshift Evolution in Large Scale Environments Survey, a comprehensive study of 20 distant galaxy clusters. She has also been faculty director of the UC Davis California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP) program for the past seven years, mentoring undergraduates from underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and is the incoming chair of the University of California Faculty Welfare Committee (UCFW).