$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.

April ’07 Newsletter

Dear Members and Friends of CITRIS,

I
am just back from Taiwan, where we held the second CITRIS-Asia Research
Symposium at the National …

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.

CITRIS October 2006 Newsletter

Dear Members and Friends of CITRIS,

One
of the great pleasures of working for CITRIS is the opportunity to see
the technologies that will profoundly …

Phishers Beware

With electronic identity theft on the rise, TRUST researchers are
fighting back with a growing arsenal of software and legal defenses.

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.

CITRIS Research Exchange, Fall 2006 Schedule

These popular talks are held every Wednesday at
noon in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building on the UC Berkeley campus and are
all free, open to the general public, broadcast live online, and archived on the
CITRIS website.

CITRIS June 2006 Newsletter

Dear Members and Friends of CITRIS,

Global
climate change, national security concerns, and rising pollution are
just some of the problems caused, in …

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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April ’06 Newsletter

Applying innovative technology to meet the needs of society is
central to CITRIS's mission. In this newsletter, we focus on two areas
of research that …

Low Cost, High Tech

Research by CITRIS researchers and corporate partners is helping bring
high tech to the developing world at a price that's right.