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I ns id e 1 Around Cal 2 Coming together at Cal 16 Many techniques, one vision 18 Big Give, big impact! 19 The self-fulfilling philanthropy

of seniors


Celebrating those who burnish Berkeley’s luster


Olympic oasis: New swim center brings gold standard to training


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Alum plants seeds of hope and change Generations of learning

Cal Bears names new football coach Justin Wilcox, who has engineered some of

Rising above the rancor

the best defenses in the country, has been

Employees cook up support for students who face hunger

named head coach of the California Golden

Fond memories prompt foresight

linebackers coach from 2003-05, when

Making Connections

Cal earned trips to three bowl games. He

Bear Perspective: A scholar’s journey into entrepreneurship

was a defensive coordinator for the next

Bears football team. Wilcox was Cal’s

11 seasons, most recently with Cotton Bowl-champion Wisconsin.


The Promise of Berkeley, Winter 2017 Published by University Development and Alumni Relations, 2080 Addison Street #4200, Berkeley, CA 94720-4200 Copyright 2016, The Regents of the University of California

Three faculty honored for “prolific spirit of innovation” Vice Chancellor for Research Paul Alivisatos,

Managing Editor, Amy Cranch; Art Director, Vee Mahoney; Contributing Writers, Merrik Bush-Pirkle, Elizabeth Costello, Blake Edgar, and Stefanie Kalem; Contributing Designers, Shirong Gao, Keegan Houser, Donna Sharee, and Diana Yun; Editorial Director, José Rodríguez; Production Manager, Shawn Melikian; Traffic Manager, Suz-Anna Morandin

bioengineer Amy Herr, and chemical

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of society.” Berkeley is one of five universities

engineer Enrique Iglesia were named fellows in the National Academy of Inventors for their involvement in “outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare that founded two-thirds of all biotechnology companies in California.

Promise of Berkeley Winter 2017  

Promise of Berkeley magazine winter 2017

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