Fall 1999 News Journal


News From the College

Feature Story:

  • Centers for Excellence

    The College has several new "Centers of Excellence" which are designed to enhance the educational experience of students and the ability to attract funds for infrastructure and equipment. The centers offer exciting new opportunities for students in the College to interact with industrial partners as well as with other research groups.

    Pictured above, the logo for the Center for New Directions in Organic Synthesis. Below, floor plans for the basement of Gilman Hall, soon to house the research groups in the new Kenneth S. Pitzer Center for Theoretical Chemistry.



News and Events

Alumni News


  • Cover Photo
  • : A changing look--New blueprints for Latimer and Hildebrand Halls. Over $26 million of the $40 million FEMA grant to improve seismic safety on campus is being spent to strengthen these two College buildings over the next two years.

    Boris Campos (left), a senior chemistry major, with students from Upward Bound, one of the several high school outreach programs held every summer in College laboratory facilities. Upward Bound is a national program that prepares disadvantaged urban youth for college. Campos, himself a former member of the College's Scholars Program, is a successful role model for these students.
    Other outreach programs held this summer included the Early Academic Outreach program for entering Berkeley students, and the national Minority Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) program for elementary and middle school students.
    The new lobby display in Pimentel Hall, honoring former alumnus and Professor George Pimentel. The display has panels featuring Harvey White, the physics professor who designed the lecture hall, as well as all of the professors in the physical sciences who have won the campus's Distinguished Teaching Award or the Donald Sterling Noyce Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

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