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California’s elite universities join to increase faculty diversity in the sciences

University of California Berkeley

By Katy Murphy A new consortium of elite California universities plans to increase the diversity of science and engineering faculty, starting with graduate students. Led by UC Berkeley, the California Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate — which also includes UCLA, California Institute of Technology and Stanford University — aims to encourage more minority students to complete their Ph.Ds ... Read More »

David S. Lee named provost of Princeton University

Princeton University

David S. Lee, professor of economics and public affairs and the director of the Industrial Relations Section at Princeton University, will become provost effective July 1. Lee’s appointment was announced June 5 by Christopher L. Eisgruber, who has been provost since 2004 and will become the 20th president of the University on July 1. “I am delighted that David Lee ... Read More »

UC Berkeley ranks 14th among universities producing ultra wealthy alumni

University of California Berkeley

University of California Berkeley ranked 14th in producing ultra wealthy alumni among global universities, according to a study published last month. The campus, according to the report, boasts 447 “Ultra-High Net Worth” alumni worth $72 billion in total, making it the second-highest ranked public university on the list. Wealth-X, an intelligence firm that analyzes ultra high-net-worth individuals, or UHNW — ... Read More »

Treisman wins National Medal of Science for psychology research


Anne Treisman, Princeton’s James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Psychology Emeritus, has been chosen to receive a National Medal of Science, the nation’s highest scientific honor. Treisman, who has made major contributions to the understanding of attention and perception, is among 12 researchers who will receive the award from President Barack Obama during a White House ceremony early this ... Read More »

Sports: Bears bring home 17 medals from Olympics, 11 of them gold

As the 2012 Summer Olympic Games closed Sunday, the 46 Golden Bear athletes, coaches and staff members representing the University of California, Berkeley, in London stood tall following another record-setting performance on the international stage. All told, the Bears earned 17 medals, matching their record haul from the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Eleven of the medals were gold, one ... Read More »

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