Feb 11th: Celebration of the Life of Richard Newton

Please join us on Sunday, February 11, 2007 as we celebrate the life and
accomplishments of Dean A. Richard Newton. A celebration will take place on the
Berkeley campus from 1:00-2:30 p.m. with a reception to follow. Please RSVP by
January 29 by registering online.

Richard died on the
morning of January 2nd after a short battle with cancer. He was 55
years old. He was an inspiring leader and a prime driving force in the
conceptualization of CITRIS. He was one of the first visionaries to
understand the importance of marrying technology push to the needs of
society. Rich cared deeply about solving societal problems to better
the lot of his fellow humans. Rich believed that technologies could be
a means to alleviating poverty and was instrumental in setting up
programs such as ICT4B and the Technology Peace Corps. We have all been
inspired and touched by his endless optimism, good humor, and
bonhommie. We will sorely miss him but hope that CITRIS can indeed
realize a number of his visionary ideas.


Shankar Sastry,

Director of CITRIS