As the new school year approaches, it kicks off with great news for Martin Pasqualetti, who has been named as this year’s distinguished alumnus by the University of California, Riverside’s Alumni Association. Pasqualetti will be bestowed the honor at the Chancellor’s Dinner on the university’s campus later this year. A professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning and senior sustainability scientist with the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Pasqualetti is known worldwide for his contributions to the field of geography, specifically in relation to energy policy. With a 40-year career dedicated to studying the geographical dimensions of energy, Pasqualetti’ s work has resulted in advancements in many areas, including landscape change; issues of energy security and geopolitics; perceptions of energy provision and use; energy education; environmental costs of energy demand; public acceptance of renewable energy landscapes; and the spatial nexus of our need for food, energy and water. Read more about Pasqualetti and this honor.