UK House of Lords report includes TRUST talk summaries

Members of the CITRIS center TRUST briefed the UK House of Lords Science and Technology committee in the spring. Summaries of their talks can be found in the final report, "Personal Internet Security."

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.

Cities Get Smart with Wireless Sensor Networking

An ON World survey revealed that many cities around the world are looking to Wireless Sensor Networking (WSN) to improve public safety, emergency services, traffic and other problems. Full story here.

CITRIS Researchers Featured in Innovation Article

Several CITRIS researchers and their projects are featured in a San Francisco Magazine article highlighing inventions and technologies that could change the world. Full story here

CITRIS Newsletter

The CITRIS Newsletter for June is now online. Featured in this issue are two articles. The first is an article on healthcare and the role CITRIS has in the development of remote health care. The second article features UC Merced’s commitment to cultivating open source software in its computing environment.

Paul Wright and CITRIS highlighted in Science News

In a recent issue of Science News, Paul Wright (CITRIS Chief Scientist at Berkeley) was interviewed regarding his work on electronic devices which power themselves by scavenging energy from the environment.

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.

Improving maternal health in Mongolia

CITRIS researcher Jaspal Sandhu is working to decrease the maternal death rate in Mongolia using PDAs to assist nurses. He was recently profiled on CNET.

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.

New “hyperlens” brings scientists closer to nanoscale optical imaging

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a "hyperlens" that brings them one major step closer to the goal of nanoscale optical imaging. The new hyperlens is capable of projecting a magnified image of a pair of nanowires spaced 150 nanometers apart onto a plane up to a meter away.

PEER leading way for Tall Buildings Initiative

Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center is leading the Tall Buildings Initiative, a collaborative of universities, government agencies and the engineering community that develops design criteria to ensure safe and usable high-rises following future earthquakes.

Topping Out ceremony marks milestone for CITRIS Headquarters

The CITRIS Headquarters Building reached a milestone on March 2nd, during a Topping Out ceremony which marked the placement of the highest and final steel beam. The gold and blue painted beam was signed by all the dignitaries present then hoisted into the air and placed atop the building.

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.