Faculty/Staff archive

Institute of Physics awards Newton Medal to Eli Yablonovitch

Institute of Physics awards Newton Medal to Eli Yablonovitch July 1, 2015:

The United Kingdom’s Institute of Physics has awarded its prestigious Isaac Newton Medal to Eli Yablonovitch, professor at UC Berkeley’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and a pioneer in the field of optoelectronics and nanophotonics.

Investigative Reporting Program’s new ‘Rape on the Night Shift’ documentary

Investigative Reporting Program’s new ‘Rape on the Night Shift’ documentary June 23, 2015:

The Investigative Reporting Program at the Graduate School of Journalism is turning its lens to the subject of women immigrants working to clean the country’s offices, businesses and shops via a new “Frontline” documentary, “Rape on the Night Shift,” which will air in Spanish and in English.

Glaunsinger, Martin named Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators

Glaunsinger, Martin named Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators May 21, 2015:

Britt Glaunsinger, an associate professor of plant and microbial biology, and Andreas Martin, an associate professor of molecular and cell biology, are the campus’s newest Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators, joining 19 other UC Berkeley faculty members whose salaries and a major part of their research are paid for by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

New guide aims to help keep New Deal’s legacy alive

New guide aims to help keep New Deal’s legacy alive May 12, 2015:

The Living New Deal — a UC Berkeley-based project dedicated to documenting the vast treasury of public art, park trails, schools, civic buildings ad more it produced from 1933 to 1943 — has published its first Guide to the Art and Architecture of the New Deal, a pocket map and guide to 18 key sites in San Francisco.

Laqueur, Alivisatos elected to American Philosophical Society

Laqueur, Alivisatos elected to American Philosophical Society May 5, 2015:

UC Berkeley historian Thomas Laqueur and chemist Paul Alivisatos have been elected to the American Philosophical Society, part of a 2015 class that includes such names as economist Thomas Piketty, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and dancer and choreographer Twyla Tharp.

Campus staffer, in Turkey, marks Armenian genocide centennial

Campus staffer, in  Turkey, marks Armenian genocide centennial April 24, 2015:

When broadcast-communications manager Roxanne Makasdjian writes that “my whole life has led me to this moment,” she means the centennial of the Armenian genocide – being marked on April 24, 2015 – and her presence this week at commemorative gatherings in Turkey.