Faculty/Staff archive

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.

Launch of new genomics initiative draws enthusiastic industry, academic partners with video

Launch of new genomics initiative draws enthusiastic industry, academic partners February 5, 2015:

UC Berkeley and UCSF scientists joined colleagues from the biopharmaceutical industry on Feb. 4 to celebrate the launch of the Innovative Genomics Initiative, which aims to perfect gene editing technology discovered at Berkeley and apply it to the development of new drugs to fight disease globally.

Two UC Berkeley faculty members elected to NAE

Two UC Berkeley faculty members elected to NAE February 5, 2015:

Jonathan Bray, professor of geotechnical engineering, and Clayton Radke, professor of chemical engineering, are among 67 new members and 12 foreign members elected to the National Academy of Engineering Thursday, Feb. 5.

Gordon and Betty Moore endow Paul R. Gray Distinguished Chair

Gordon and Betty Moore endow Paul R. Gray Distinguished Chair February 3, 2015:

Paul Gray, former Berkeley executive vice chancellor and provost and former dean of the College of Engineering, has been honored with the naming of a distinguished faculty chair endowed by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore and his wife, Betty.

Law prof looks at shootings of and by police with audio

Law prof looks at shootings of and by police January 13, 2015:

UC Berkeley Law Professor Franklin Zimring turns up some surprises in his new study of shootings by and of police. He discusses the research, and the incomplete state of data on killings by police, on KQED radio’s “Forum” show.

J-School dean: ‘sadness and anger’ over Paris attack

J-School dean: ‘sadness and anger’ over Paris attack January 7, 2015:

“We at the Graduate School of Journalism,” writes Edward Wasserman “join the world of letters in mourning this awful loss and this outrageous assault on expressive freedom.”