Chancellor Yang appoints Dave Valentine as Robert M. Norris Presidential Chair

The department extends a hearty congratulations to Dave Valentine on his official appointment as the Robert M. Norris Presidential Chair in Earth Science, the department's first endowed Chair. As Chancellor Yang befittingly notes, Dave has made outstanding and sustained contributions to our department, UCSB, and our discipline as a whole.  We couldn't be prouder of Dave for this richly deserved distinction.