NCSE's Scott to be honored by UCSF
NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott is to receive the UCSF Medal, the highest award of the University of California, San Francisco, on April 23, 2008. In a letter to Scott, the university's chancellor J. Michael Bishop wrote, "The award is offered in recognition of your distinguished advocacy on behalf of science in the public arena. The UCSF Medal is given in lieu of an honorary degree and is the highest honor that the campus confers." The UCSF website explains, "The UCSF Medal is an expression of recognition and appreciation by the UCSF community for individuals whose life work is consonant with UCSF's mission and whose contributions are of a scope and quality that justify the campus'[s] highest recognition."