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Bancroft opens stunning California Captured on Canvas exhibit

'California Captured on Canvas' tells Golden State story with paint with video

October 21, 2014:

The Bancroft Library is providing a window onto California’s unique history and culture with an new exhibit of oil paintings from its pictorial collection, some of which haven’t been publicly displayed before.

Jennifer Doudna shares Janssen Award for Biomedical Research with video

Jennifer Doudna shares Janssen Award for Biomedical Research June 24, 2014:

Berkeley’s Jennifer Doudna and European colleague Emmanuelle Charpentier are the winners of the 2014 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research, awarded by Johnson & Johnson. Their collaboration led to the discovery of a new method for precisely manipulating genetic information in ways that should produce new insights in health and disease and may lead to new drug targets.

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.