Cardiologist Dr. Marvin Slepian was among five University of Arizona faculty members confirmed as Regents Professors — the highest academic recognition awarded to faculty members with distinguished accomplishments — in April. He’ll be among the honorees at an induction ceremony Jan. 13.
The University of Arizona will honor its newest Regents Professors during an induction ceremony on Monday, Jan. 13.
The annual ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 6 p.m. in Crowder Hall at the Fred Fox School of Music, south of Speedway Boulevard and east of Park Avenue. A pre-reception with refreshments will be held at 4:30 p.m.
2020 Regents Professors, Distinguished Professors, and Distinguished Outreach Faculty Induction Ceremony
Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 | 6:00 p.m. (Reception: 4:30 p.m.)
Fred Fox School of Music, Crowder Hall, Room 109
1017 N. Olive Road
Tucson, AZ 85719
(Directions: Google Maps!)
The Regents Professor designation is the highest level of recognition given to faculty in the Arizona university system. It is awarded to full professors whose work has earned national and international distinction in teaching scholarship, research or creative work.
Two other faculty members also will be recognized. One has been named a University Distinguished Professor, an honor given to faculty members who have made sustained contributions and demonstrated outstanding commitment to undergraduate education. The other has been named a University Distinguished Outreach Faculty, an honor that recognizes faculty members who have made outstanding contributions to outreach at the University and throughout Arizona and the United States.
Videos about each honoree will be screened at the ceremony, shining a spotlight on their work and accomplishments while also providing a glimpse into their lives outside academia. Videos about prior honorees are available on a University YouTube playlist here.
The honorees are:
John P. Rutherfoord, PhD
Professor of Physics
Professor, Medicine (Division of Cardiology)
Professor, Medical Imaging
Professor and Associate Department Head, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Member, Sarver Heart Center and BIO5 Institute
McGuire Scholar, UA Eller College of Management
Director, Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation (ACABI)
Rod A. Wing, PhD
Bud Antle Endowed Chair in the School of Plant Sciences' Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Director, Arizona Genomics Institute
Member, BIO5 Institute
Lucy M. Ziurys, PhD
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Alfred S. McEwen, PhD, professor of planetary science and of geosciences, has chosen to be recognized at the 2021 induction ceremony.
University Distinguished Professor
Ty A. Ferré, PhD
Professor, Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences
Professor, Environmental Science
University Distinguished Outreach Faculty
Teshia G. Arambula Solomon, PhD
Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Co-Director, Native American Research and Training Center
Member, UArizona Cancer Center
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