Faculty/Staff archive

Magnes director Alla Efimova stepping down

May 30, 2014:

Library leaders are expressing their gratitude for Alla Efimova’s service to the Magnes as she prepares to step down.

May 31 memorial for late mathematician Robert Coleman

May 31 memorial for late mathematician Robert Coleman May 27, 2014:

The mathematics department has organized a May 31 celebration of the life and work of Robert Coleman, a mathematician who died March 24 at 59. The event will take place at the Bancroft Hotel, 2-4 p.m. Coleman fought multiple sclerosis with great bravery for 29 years.

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.