Faculty/Staff archive

Steven Goldman, scholar of economic theory and mathematical economics, dies at age 72

Steven Goldman, scholar of economic theory and mathematical economics, dies at age 72 May 13, 2014:

The late Steven Goldman’s work spanned research on monetary theory, industrial organization, welfare economics, exhaustible resources and econometrics.

Bob Jacobsen named interim dean of undergrad studies in L&S

Bob Jacobsen named interim dean of undergrad studies in L&S May 7, 2014:

Physics professor Bob Jacobsen has been named interim dean of Undergraduate Studies in the College of Letters and Science at UC Berkeley. He starts July 1, replacing Tyler Stovall, who is stepping down after six years in the position.

Chemist Robert Bergman wins 2014 Welch Award

Chemist Robert Bergman wins 2014 Welch Award May 5, 2014:

Chemistry professor Robert Bergman has been named the 2014 recipient of the Welch Award in Chemical Research for “pioneering work in alkane activation and mechanisms of organometallic reactions.”

Five faculty members elected to National Academy of Sciences

Five faculty members elected to National Academy of Sciences April 29, 2014:

Mathematicians Richard Borcherds and L. Craig Evans, statistician Bin Yu, molecular biologist Richard Harland and population geneticist Montgomery Slatkin were elected this month to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), bringing to 139 the total number of NAS members at UC Berkeley.

James Hurley receives award for work on proteins in cell membranes

James Hurley receives award for work on proteins in cell membranes March 5, 2014:

James Hurley, professor of molecular and cell biology, received the 2014 Hans Neurath Award from The Protein Society for his “ground-breaking contributions to structural membrane biology and membrane trafficking.” The award for basic research in protein science comes from the only international society promoting research on proteins.

Ashok Gadgil inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

Ashok Gadgil inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame March 4, 2014:

Ashok Gadgil, UC Berkeley professor of civil and environmental engineering and faculty scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is among the 2014 inductees in the National Inventors Hall of Fame. He is being recognized for his innovative solutions for providing clean water in developing nations.