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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.

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.