Not realizing her limitations during her student days and in the 15 years since graduating with her undergraduate degree in philosophy helped propel L&S alumna Tamara Keith on a steady upward professional trajectory. The NPR reporter shared her perspective as distinguished speaker at the philosophy department commencement exercises.External News Link: http://alumni.berkeley.edu/california-magazine/just-in/2014-05-20/nprs-white-house-reporter-tells-grads-secret-her-success-not
A study published in the Annals of Neurology feature promising results that may bring new hope to people suffering from head injury-induced epilepsy. Daniela Kaufer, L&S associate professor of integrative biology, contributed to the report.
Former cathedral organ will debut new student compositions for the first time during commencement exercises for Department of Music graduates. The Noack organ was relocated to Hertz Hall from a Delaware church last year. View a film clip of the classic pipe organ.External News Link: http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2014/05/15/hertz-hall-organ/
Congratulations to the MCB Graduate Students who are recipients of UC Berkeley's 2013-2014 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award (OGSI).
Students majoring in L&S subjects from political science to English were among a select handful considered for the prestigious University Medal, which requires a 3.95 grade point average and a resume illustrating a track record of overcoming challenges and helping others.External News Link: http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2014/05/12/university-medal-runners-up/
A team of BioE Master of Engineering students took first place in the campus Big Ideas competition for their ENOSE non-invasive blood sugar monitoring system, while BioE undergraduate capstone teams took 3rd place and an honorable mention.
ENOSE team members Patrick Lyon, Benson Fan, Yayun Chen, Ray Chiu worked with Bioe professor Seung-Wuk Lee to develop a colorimetric sensor that could provide an inexpensive, non-invasive test for determining the level of glucose in a patient’s blood. The team took first place in the Information Technology for Society category of the campuswide competition, sponsored by the The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS).
The Aeolus team of Vinayak Viswanadham, Brian Dick, Yumi Suh, Adrian Tabula worked together in BioE professor Amy Herr’s senior capstone design course on a new method for instantly detecting Narcotics-Induced Respiratory Depression in hospital patients. The groups received an honorable mention in the Information Technology for Society category.
Another capstone team working on “Uniting Mother and Child: A Battle Against Postpartum Hemorrhage” took third place in the Global Poverty Alleviation category, sponsored by USAID and the Blum Center for Developing Economies. The work originally done by team members Sandeep Prabhu, Atri Choksi, Alish Manandhar, and Rebecca Farr aims to reduce the overwhelming rates of maternal mortality associated with PPH in developing countries by creating a pressure detecting and reporting device for the common anti-shock garment.
Congratulations! Read more about the winners at Big Ideas.
A diehard water and sanitation access warrior, Rebecca Peters, 23, is this year’s winner of the University Medal, which goes to UC Berkeley’s top graduating senior. Peters is graduating with a double major in society and environment and interdisciplinary studies, and a minor in global poverty and practice.External News Link: http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2014/05/12/medalist2014/
Mary Catherine Watten (Academic Personnel) and Tanya Grimes Sullivan (Graduate Affairs) are recipients of the 2014 Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Award, the most prestigious award given to UC Berkeley staff.