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25th Annual I-House Celebration and Awards Gala

You are invited to join the International House community April 18th for its annual gala, this year honoring Ambassador Kenneth D. Taylor (IH
'57-'59) and Dr. Patricia E. Taylor (IH '58-'60) in recognition of their heroism during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. Tickets to the fundraising dinner and exciting raffles can be purchased online.

NSF Fellows 2012

Berkeley leads the way in NSF fellowships

The National Science Foundation fellowship is a crown jewel of graduate student awards. And Berkeley students lead the nation in capturing these prestigious and highly competitive grants. Here are 6 of this year's recipients.

Peter Soler

The assignment of a lifetime

Peter Soler, a chemical engineering grad student, with the help of an NSF research fellowship, is helping build an artificial kidney that may be a game-changer for two million patients.

Optometry Nicaragua

Berkeley Optometry’s 20-20 Vision for Doing Good

This marks the 13th consecutive year that Berkeley Optometry students have joined Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH) in providing eye care to the under-served community. For Cal’s doctors-in-training, the four-day service trip is a true eye-opener.

student waving Cal flag

Students take their research to the Capitol

A delegation of 20 graduate students and deans traveled to Sacramento to give lawmakers their perspective: that graduate student research is central not only to the future of the University of California, but to that of the state and the nation as well.

Francoise Tourniaire

A Passport to Opportunity

Françoise Tourniaire Ph.D. ’84 has an adventurous spirit—except when it comes to the cold. That’s how Tourniaire, as a young math student from France, happened to land at UC Berkeley for a yearlong study-abroad program in 1979. Berkeley got the nod over chilly Cornell.