UC president to step down

Robert C. Dynes, a renowned physicist who rose to become head of the 10-campus university system, announced Monday his intention to step down as president by June 2008, nearly five years after he took over leadership of the University of California.

Summer of Service Institute shares videos and photos

The Summer of Service Technology Institute won the Special Prize for Best Use of IT for Rural America ($5000 from AT&T) in this year's CITRIS White Paper competition and has now produced a summary video to share how the institute went.

$100 Million Grant Launches Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation today announced $100 million in founding support to launch the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at the University of California, Davis. The new school and its programs will serve approximately 450 students and will incorporate UC Davis’ expertise in public health, telemedicine and health technology.

Paul Wright named CITRIS Acting Director

Paul Wright, the current Chief Scientist at CITRIS, has been appointed Acting Director of the institute. Prof. Wright is a professor in Mechanical Engineering and co-director of both the Berkeley Manufacturing Institute and the Berkeley Wireless Research Center.

Paul Wright Honored

Paul Wright, CITRIS Chief Scientist at UC Berkeley, has been awarded the 2007 NAMRI/SME S.M. Wu Research Implementation Award, which recognizes individuals for outstanding original research presented at the North American Manufacturing Research Conference.

Thomas Nesbitt named CITRIS@Davis Chief Scientist

Thomas Nesbitt has been named CITRIS@Davis Chief Scientist. He is currently the Executive Associate Dean for Administration and Clinical Outreach and is a professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine who specializes in rural health and the use of advanced telecommunications technologies to improve access to medical education and care.

Student competition at CITRIS: $25K in prizes

Deadline is April 23 at 5:00 p.m. for the second annual CITRIS White Paper competition, which will give away $25K in cash prizes for the best ideas that demonstrate the ability of IT to address a major societal challenge.

CITRIS Newsletter Online

Read about the technology behind the dazzling holiday gala in addition to our efforts to support student research in the February/March newsletter.

New Multicampus Hazards California Institute

Preventing California’s many natural hazards from turning into natural disasters is the aim of the new California Hazards Institute, a multicampus research program of the University of California.

Studying Membranes at the Nanoscale

The composition of lipid membranes, similar to those that surround living cells, can now be mapped at the nanometer scale. The work, by researchers at Stanford University, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and UC Davis, is published in the Sept. 29 issue of the journal Science.

Agricultural projects win CITRIS White paper competition

Two agricultural proposals’one on supporting
urban agriculture in Mexico City and the other on alleviating water scarcity in
California farming’are co-winners of the first annual CITRIS White Paper
competition and will receive $7500 each.

CITRIS and Hong Kong open R&D Centers

On April 20, five new R&D centers opened in Hong Kong to further
promote the development of innovation and technology.  Hosted by
local universities and technology support organisations, including CITRIS, the Centers
provide a one-stop service for applied research, technology transfer and
commercialisation and help facilitate industries to move up the value chain.
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Air Solutions

Due to pollution, a breath of fresh air isn't what it used to be. Find
out how a new center at CITRIS campus UC Davis is increasing our
understanding of the causes and effects of bad air on human health