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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), the association announced.

National Medal of Science ceremony streamed live from White House Nov. 20

National Medal of Science ceremony streamed live from White House Nov. 20 November 19, 2014:

President Barack Obama will honor three UC Berkeley faculty members on Thursday, Nov. 20, at a White House ceremony for the 19 new winners of the National Medals of Science and National Medals of Technology & Innovation.

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.

Slideshow: Campus goes big for Big Give with photos

Slideshow: Campus goes big for Big Give November 17, 2014:

This Thursday, Nov. 20, marks the Big Give, UC Berkeley’s first 24-hour online fundraising drive geared to support students, faculty and research. Check out this slideshow of Berkeley people who are making a big deal out of Big Give and visit BigGive.berkeley.edu to join them.

Of rats and men: Tolman, behavior and academic freedom

Of rats and men: Tolman, behavior and academic freedom November 13, 2014:

Edward Tolman, whose groundbreaking insights laid the foundation for the discovery of what’s been called “the brain’s GPS,” also led the fight against the McCarthy-era UC loyalty oath. His life and work were remembered during a daylong celebration at the Faculty Club and, of course, Tolman Hall.