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Bancroft opens stunning California Captured on Canvas exhibit

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

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.

Haight Ashbury Free Clinic founder receives Haas Public Service Award

Haight Ashbury Free Clinic founder receives Haas Public Service Award April 16, 2014:

“In my era,” says David E. Smith, “I had to get into a countercultural revolution that was anti-establishment in order to get into public service.” He did, and the rest is medical history.

Fierce solar magnetic storm barely missed Earth in 2012

Fierce solar magnetic storm barely missed Earth in 2012 March 18, 2014:

UC Berkeley physicist Janet Luhmann & former postdoc Ying Liu report that a rapid succession of coronal mass ejections – the most intense eruptions on the sun – sent a pulse of magnetized plasma barreling into space & through Earth’s orbit on July 23, 2012. Had it hit Earth, it could have disrupted the electrical grid, satellites, GPS & our increasingly electronic lives.

Jennifer Doudna receives Lurie Award for gene editing breakthrough

Jennifer Doudna receives Lurie Award for gene editing breakthrough February 25, 2014:

Jennifer Doudna, professor of molecular and cell biology, is the 2014 recipient of the Lurie Prize in the Biomedical Sciences from the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. Doudna, who studies what she calls “the secret life of RNA,” will receive a medal and $100,000 honorarium on May 20 in Washington, D.C.