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Art Installation in memory of Professor David Jackson

 7 pieces of artwork by Teresa Derdiarian now hang on the first floor of the Geology building in honor of Emeritus Professor David Jackson, donated by his daughter Kelly Rojas. These paintings symbolize his love for California's nature and geology. This love powered Professor Jackson's career, and led him to participate in founding the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA (IOES) and serve on the curriculum panel which created the interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences major. 

During his 54 years at UCLA, Professor Jackson rose to a position of international distinction for his research in natural hazard risk utilizing careful statistical approaches. Professor Jackson was passionate about education, and his contributions to the Department leave us a legacy of intellectual rigor, dedicated energy, and human warmth which will be a model for the next generation. Read Dave's In Memoriam by Emeritus Professor Paul Davis here.

These art pieces were unveiled in a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, January 24. You can find them near the ground floor entrance of the Geology building on Charles E. Young Dr. 

Posted on March 11, 2024