Faculty/Staff archive

Berkeley innovators named fellows of National Academy of Inventors

Berkeley innovators named fellows of National Academy of Inventors December 16, 2014:

Biochemist Jennifer Doudna, chemical engineer Jay Keasling and chemist Richard Mathies were among 170 people named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. The organization honors innovators who have file patents in the United States.

UC Berkeley anthropologist-physician wins Margaret Mead Award

UC Berkeley anthropologist-physician wins Margaret Mead Award December 9, 2014:

Seth Holmes, an assistant professor of the UCSF-UC Berkeley Joint Medical Anthropology program, teaches in Berkeley’s School of Public Health and is the director of ISSI’s Berkeley Center for Social Medicine.

Mellon grant advances Berkeley’s Digital Humanities

Mellon grant advances Berkeley’s Digital Humanities December 2, 2014:

A $2 million Mellon Foundation grant will expand UC Berkeley offerings for faculty and students that will introduce them to a range of digital tools and methods.

Four UC Berkeley faculty named AAAS fellows

Four UC Berkeley faculty named AAAS fellows November 24, 2014:

Four UC Berkeley faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for their contributions to advancing science or its applications.

Education professor Barbara White dies at age 64

Education professor Barbara White dies at age 64 November 18, 2014:

Professor Barbara White, a faculty member at UC Berkeley for 25 years whose broad ranging academic background encompassed education, computer science, psychology, and mathematics, has died after a battle with cancer. She was 64.

Diana Bautista receives Young Investigator Award from neuroscience society

Diana Bautista receives Young Investigator Award from neuroscience society November 17, 2014:

The Society for Neuroscience presented a Young Investigator Award to Diana Bautista, UC Berkeley assistant professor of integrative biology, at its annual meeting Nov. 17 in Washington, DC. The $15,000 award recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions by young neuroscientists who have recently received advanced professional degree.

Study identifies effective communication strategies for voter ID laws

Study identifies effective communication strategies for voter ID laws November 5, 2014:

A new study examining impacts of voter ID requirements finds some effective communications tools to help inform and prepare voters to be prepared when going to the polls.

Open Enrollment for 2015 UC benefits begins Oct. 30

Open Enrollment for 2015 UC benefits begins Oct. 30 October 22, 2014:

Open Enrollment for 2015 UC health and welfare benefits begins Thursday, Oct. 30. The campus’s Human Resources unit will offer informational sessions for faculty, staff, emeriti and retirees; an article from UC details plan offerings.

Randy Schekman named to Institute of Medicine

Randy Schekman named to Institute of Medicine October 21, 2014:

Nobelist Randy Schekman, a UC Berkeley professor of cell and developmental biology, has been named to the prestigious Institute of Medicine, one of the highest national honors in the fields of health and medicine.

UC-grown collaboration a guide for California wanna-bees

UC-grown collaboration a guide for California wanna-bees October 15, 2014:

The new guidebook California Bees and Blooms: A Guide for Gardeners and Naturalists shows readers how to make native bees thrive in an urban environment — and makes the case for why that matters.

POV: ‘Development engineers’ take aim at global poverty

POV: ‘Development engineers’ take aim at global poverty October 6, 2014:

A new generation of development engineers, “dedicated to using engineering and technology to improve the lot of the world’s poorest people,” is emerging around the world, write Shankar Sastry and Lina Nilsson of UC Berkeley’s Blum Center for Developing Economies, in a Washington Post opinion piece.

Three faculty members awarded National Medal of Science

Three faculty members awarded National Medal of Science October 3, 2014:

President Barack Obama has chosen three UC Berkeley faculty members – chemist Judith Klinman, applied mathematician Alexandre Chorin and the late statistician David Blackwelll – to receive the 2014 National Medal of Science. They were among 10 honorees announced Oct. 3 by the White House.

Gibor Basri to step down as vice chancellor

Gibor Basri to step down as vice chancellor September 30, 2014:

After eight ground-breaking years as UC Berkeley’s vice chancellor for equity and inclusion, Gibor Basri will be stepping down from that position at the end of the 2014-15 academic year, Chancellor Dirks has announced. Basri plans to return to the Astronomy Department as a professor of the graduate school and to a full research program in astrophysics.