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Sign Ups Now Accepted for UC Berkeley Summer Camps

The campus offers a variety of camps for kids from kindergarten to high school, including sports, business, science, environmental design, and writing. Go here to see a complete listing and registration information.

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Cleantech to Market Applications Due by March 2

C2M is an interdisciplinary program at the Haas School of Business that provides technology evaluation and market assessment to help transform cleantech research into market opportunities. C2M selects a cohort of inventions that have strong potential for cleantech commercialization, then hand selects commercialization teams comprising top UC Berkeley graduate students. More>

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Alivisatos Wins Dan David Prize for Nanoscience Research

The Dan David Foundation, headquartered at Tel Aviv University, awards three prizes annually of $1 million each for outstanding achievements in three time dimensions: past, present and future. Alivisatos shared the “future” prize with Chad Mirkin of Northwestern University and Sir John Pendry of Imperial College London. More>

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Campus Energy Group Hosts Feb. 18 Expo and Feb. 19 Summit

The Feb. 18 event features a competition for the $100K Cleantech University Prize (5 to 7 p.m. in Sibley Auditorium), and an Innovation Expo (7 to 9 p.m. in the Hearst Mining Hall lobby), which showcases energy research by UC Berkeley students. A summit on the future of energy development takes place the following day. Go here for ticket information.

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Meet Your Future Startup Team at Feb. 19 SkyDeck Event

The Cal Innovators Mixer, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., at SkyDeck in Berkeley, brings together Lab researchers, the SkyDeck startup community, and UC Berkeley graduate students from the Schools of Engineering, Computer Science, Information, and Business. The event is free, but registration is required.

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National Academy of Sciences President to Give Talks on Campus

Ralph Cicerone will discuss “Contemporary Climate Change as Seen through Measurements” on Tuesday, Feb. 23, and “Why We Have Effective Agreements to Protect the Ozone Layer, But Not to Stabilize Climate,” on Wednesday, Feb. 24. Both presentations begin at 4:10 p.m. in the Student Union’s Pauley Ballroom (2475 Bancroft Way). The lectures are free…no tickets required.

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New CellScope Device Enables Safe Treatment for River Blindness

CellScope Loa enables safe treatment of river blindness (onchocerciasis) by detecting parasitic Loa loa worms in the blood. Developed by Dan Fletcher of the Biosciences Area, CellScope tools have enabled studies of retinal disease in Thailand, monitoring water quality in southern California, and diagnosing childhood earaches with the clip-on otoscope. More>

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After Repeated Pounding, Antihydrogen Reveals its Charge: Zero

An eight-hour experiment using the ALPHA trap at CERN confirmed with 20 times greater precision than before that the charge of the antihydrogen atom — the antimatter counterpart of the hydrogen atom — is zero. Berkeley Lab is part of the ALPHA experiment. More>

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Alivisatos to Serve as UC Berkeley Vice Chancellor of Research

Alivisatos, a UC Berkeley professor of chemistry since 1988, will assume the position of vice chancellor for research on March 1. He will oversee campus research, which annually generates approximately $700 million in grants and contracts. More>

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NIH/SBIR Workshop Starts Jan. 20 in Berkeley

Spaces remain for QB3’s Berkeley-based workshop, Jan. 20 – Mar. 16, on filing a successful SBIR/STTR grant application by the April 5 deadline. Discounts are available for UC affiliates, including Lab staff. Go here for more information, schedule, and registration. Visit the IPO website for other events and workshops of interest to entrepreneurial researchers.

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