News From the College
- Centers for Excellence
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.
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
- 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
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.
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.
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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