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, 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.
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.
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.
Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl, Professor in UC Berkeley’s Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, was a recent guest on Capital Public Radio in Sacramento. He discussed his CITRIS-sponsored study on the safety of the recently repaired MacArthur Maze freeway project.
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.