Faculty/Staff archive

Glaunsinger, Martin named Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators

Glaunsinger, Martin named Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators May 21, 2015:

Britt Glaunsinger, an associate professor of plant and microbial biology, and Andreas Martin, an associate professor of molecular and cell biology, are the campus’s newest Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators, joining 19 other UC Berkeley faculty members whose salaries and a major part of their research are paid for by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

New guide aims to help keep New Deal’s legacy alive

New guide aims to help keep New Deal’s legacy alive May 12, 2015:

The Living New Deal — a UC Berkeley-based project dedicated to documenting the vast treasury of public art, park trails, schools, civic buildings ad more it produced from 1933 to 1943 — has published its first Guide to the Art and Architecture of the New Deal, a pocket map and guide to 18 key sites in San Francisco.

Laqueur, Alivisatos elected to American Philosophical Society

Laqueur, Alivisatos elected to American Philosophical Society May 5, 2015:

UC Berkeley historian Thomas Laqueur and chemist Paul Alivisatos have been elected to the American Philosophical Society, part of a 2015 class that includes such names as economist Thomas Piketty, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and dancer and choreographer Twyla Tharp.

Campus staffer, in Turkey, marks Armenian genocide centennial

Campus staffer, in  Turkey, marks Armenian genocide centennial April 24, 2015:

When broadcast-communications manager Roxanne Makasdjian writes that “my whole life has led me to this moment,” she means the centennial of the Armenian genocide – being marked on April 24, 2015 – and her presence this week at commemorative gatherings in Turkey.

New guide from Berkeley scholars helps authors fight for their rights

New guide from Berkeley scholars helps authors fight for their rights April 3, 2015:

The self-help guide by the Berkeley-based Authors Alliance, a nonprofit formed a year ago by four UC Berkeley scholars, aims to empower authors to negotiate with publishers over the legal rights to their work.

Remembering anthropologist James Anderson

Remembering anthropologist James Anderson March 31, 2015:

Professor emeritus James Nelson Anderson passed away March 13. An early proponent of environmental anthropology, he studied how people in Southeast Asia lived “sustainably,” long before that term was coined.

Paul Alivisatos announces plans to step down as Berkeley Lab director

Paul Alivisatos announces plans to step down as Berkeley Lab director March 24, 2015:

Paul Alivisatos, a professor of chemistry and director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will step down from his leadership role at Berkeley Lab as soon as a successor is found. Alivisatos, who has served as director for six years, will return to his campus research and teaching activities as well as retain his position as a senior scientist in the Materials Sciences Division.

‘Richard Pryor’ author Scott Saul up for PEN literary award

‘Richard Pryor’ author Scott Saul up for PEN literary award March 18, 2015:

English professor Scott Saul, who has has won critical acclaim and widespread attention for Becoming Richard Pryor, has been longlisted for the prestigious literary organization’s 2015 award in the category of biography.

Saturn expert and science popularizer Carolyn Porco joins astronomy department

Saturn expert and science popularizer Carolyn Porco joins astronomy department March 13, 2015:

Carolyn Porco, a veteran planetary scientist and leader of the imaging team on NASA’s Cassini mission at Saturn, has accepted dual invitations to be a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco and a Distinguished Scholar within UC Berkeley’s Department of Astronomy. Porco is known for her work on the Voyager and Cassini missions and her award-winning efforts to engage the public in appreciation of the scientific enterprise.