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Jie Wang, graduate student in chemistry, dies after car crash

excerpted from the Berkeley Chinese Students and Scholars Association website

Jie Wang, a third year Ph.D. student at the Chemistry Department passed away on March 10th as a result of a car crash two weeks earlier. He was surrounded by family and friends at Highland Hospital.

Jie was a talented student from Shanghai. He was always the best student in his class when growing up. Coming from a modest family whose parents are both teachers, Jie greatly valued education. As soon as he finished his undergraduate at Fudan University, regarded as one of the best in China, Jie realized his biggest dream by coming to Berkeley to pursue his Ph.D. degree at the best chemistry program in the U.S.

Jie's memorial service is scheduled at this Saturday, March 19th, 10:00 am in the International-house.

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