UC Irvine history professor Mike Davis recently received the 2007 Lannan Literary Award in Nonfiction and $150,000 for making “significant contributions to English-language literature.” The Lannan Literary Awards and Fellowships, established in 1989, recognize both up-and-coming and established writers who show potential for continued outstanding work. The Lannan Foundation supports artists and writers and promotes cultural freedom, diversity and creativity. Davis’s research interests are in world history, environmental history and U.S. urban history. He is currently working on a book about climate change, water and power in the American southwest.