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August ’07 Newsletter

Dear Friends of CITRIS,

I am extremely honored to be appointed Acting Director of
CITRIS. As I took this position, I began reading the wonderful …

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