12/23/2013 White House Press Office - Four young Berkeley professors – including Benjamin Recht of electrical engineering and computer science and Junqiao Wu of materials science and engineering – were among 102 researchers named Monday by President Obama as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.
Honors & awards
12/13/2013 San Francisco Chronicle - One of Northern California's most beloved architects, Julia Morgan (B.S. 1894 CE), has received the top honor that an American architect can win — 56 years after her death.
12/5/2013 CITRIS - EECS Department Chair and Director of the CITRIS Energy Initiative David Culler has been selected as a recipient of the 2013 Okawa Prize, which is awarded annually by the Okawa Foundation for Information and Telecommunications.
12/2/2013 White House Press Office - Susan Graham, professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, was appointed by President Obama to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).
11/19/2013 - George Leitmann, professor of the Graduate School and professor emeritus of Engineering Science, has been awarded Knight of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest tribute recognizing military and civil service on behalf of the French nation.
11/1/2013 Albert P. Pisano, a distinguished member of the mechanical engineering faculty for 30 years, has been named dean of the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego.
10/7/2013 - Randy W. Schekman, professor of molecular and cell biology, has won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his role in revealing the machinery that regulates proteins in our cells. He shares the prize with James E. Rothman of Yale University and Thomas C. Südhof of Stanford University.
10/4/2013 UNESCO - On Sept. 24, the first day of the UN General Assembly, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced his decision to create a Scientific Advisory Board to inform international decision-making on sustainable development. Dean S. Shankar Sastry will serve as one of two U.S. representatives on the 26-member board, which includes leading figures in the natural, social and human sciences. “We must strengthen the interface between science and policy,” said Ki-moon, “so that the latest scientific findings are reflected in our high-level policy discussions.” Ki-moon made the announcement during the inaugural meeting of the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, a platform created to realize the vision adopted at the UN’s Rio+20 conference in 2012. He has entrusted UNESCO’s Director-General to establish the advisory board.
9/6/2013 Daily Californian - UC Berkeley won the top spot for computer science majors’ return on investment in a new ranking compiled by Affordable Colleges Online, surpassing second-place Stanford in the comparison pitting lifetime earnings against educational costs.
9/6/2013 Siebel Foundation - The Siebel Scholars Foundation has named 85 talented graduate students to its Siebel Scholars class of 2014, including five bioengineering students and three computer science students from UC Berkeley.