27 February 2002 |

Jerlena Griffin
The American College Personnel Association has given Jerlena Griffin, director of Residential and Family Living and New Student Services, its award for Outstanding Service toward the Devel-opment of Women.

The association focuses on the needs and development of student affairs professionals in higher education.
Griffin received the award for her work in co-editing “Facing You, Facing Me,” a collection of Cal students’ thoughts and experiences related to race, class and gender.

Clayton Heathcock
Clayton Heathcock, dean of the College of Chemistry, has been honored with the Herbert C. Brown Award for Creative Research in Synthetic Methods.

The award recognizes Heathcock’s contributions to synthetic organic chemistry, with special recognition for his development of the aldol reaction and his seminal contributions to fundamental concepts of acyclic stereocontrol as applied to the synthesis of natural products.

The Brown Award is sponsored by Aldrich Chemical Company, Inc., the Purdue Borane Research Fund and the Herbert C. Brown Award Endowment.

“Clayton H. Heathcock’s research over the past quarter century has made him a leading figure in the field of organic synthesis,” writes a colleague in the current issue of Chemical & Engineering News. “And he has made major contributions to education and service to the chemical community as well.”

The award will be presented in April at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society.

Arpad Horvath
The AT&T Foundation has renewed a grant of $25,000, for a two-year total of $50,000, to Arpad Horvath, professor of civil and environmental engineering, to continue his industrial ecological study of the energy consumption and air pollution implications of telecommuting.

Horvath is quantifying the effects of transportation, use of office and home electronic equipment, and lighting, heating and cooling. With his research, Berkeley will develop quantitative measures of the environmental implications of new services that telecommunications and electronics help enable, such as telework, teleconferencing and telecommuting.

Donlyn Lyndon
Donlyn Lyndon, professor and chair of the Department of Architecture, has been appointed to a four-year term on the Architectural Advisory Board’s Office of Overseas Building Operations of the U.S. State Department.

At monthly meetings in Washington, D.C., the board reviews the design of all new embassy buildings and advises on the selection of architects.


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