recommends $100 million over three years for CITRIS
to cheer about:
Chancellors Carol Tomlinson-Keasey (UC Merced), Robert
M. Berdahl (Berkeley), and M.R.C. Greenwood (Santa Cruz)
celebrate Gov. Davis's endorsement of CITRIS.
Peg Skorpinski photo
Gray Davis's recently released 2001-02 budget proposal includes
$33 million as the first of three annual installments to establish
UC Berkeley's Center for Information Technology Research in
the Interest of Society (CITRIS).
will be a unique partnership of the state, California's high-tech
industry, and UC campuses at Berkeley, Davis, Santa Cruz and
Merced to bring the power of information to bear on such societal
needs as energy efficiency, transportation, education, emergency
preparedness, and health care.
funded by the Legislature, CITRIS would become the fourth
California Institute for Science and Innovation (CISI). Three
other institutes were funded in December at various UC campuses
after competitive competitions, including QB3,
a joint Berkeley/UC San Francisco/UC Santa Cruz project.