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Stories for Jan. 19, 2000

Five Faculty Set Up $1 Million Magnet Fund

Berkeley Profs Speak Out on AOL/Time Warner Merger

Landscape Architecture Professor Selected to Serve As Jurist for Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Design

High-Velocity Clouds Between Galaxies Are Building Blocks of Milky Way

Berkeley Spotlight Focuses on International Human Rights

Infotainment Traced to Historical Figure

Berkeley, LBNL Scientists Snap First 3-D Pictures of the "Heart" of the Genetic Transcription Machine

Former Commander of Oakland Naval Supply Center, Kurt Libby, Now Leads Materiel Management

Nobelist Czeslaw Milosz Gives Rare Reading of His Own Poetry

History of Campus and Area Architecture and Design Explored in New Exhibits

Campus Seeks Nominees for Institute Director

Collection of Conversations With Berkeley Profs Captures the Spirit of the University

Design Competition for Campus AIDS Memorial is Under Way

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Freshman Ariane Helou reads her French homework during a sunny Thursday afternoon on faculty glade last semester. Classes resumed Jan. 18, so expect to see more scenes like this. Noah Berger photo.

Top Story: Five Faculty Set Up $1 Million Magnet Fund

Five founders of an international consulting firm specializing in economics and finance -- all of them Berkeley professors -- have pledged $1 million to attract the best graduate students and faculty members to campus.

The donors have designated their gift for students in economics, agricultural and natural resource economics, and business. The fund also is intended to support graduate-level research in economics and business.

These faculty members established the Law and Economics Consulting Group, better known as LECG, a leading firm in the field of applied economics and finance. It is one of the world's largest private sector employers of Ph.D. economists and financial economists.



January 19 - 25, 2000 (Volume 28, Number 18)
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