Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the UC San Diego Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award. The prestigious award is bestowed upon faculty and graduate students to honor teaching excellence. Recipients are selected for their creativity, innovative teaching methods, ability to motivate students and commitment to teaching. At the annual awards ceremony yesterday at the Faculty Club, Chancellor Khosla congratulated each awardee and commented that it because of our amazing achievers – like our honorees – that UC San Diego has become a world-renowned public research university in only five decades. Read about the honorees.