15 January 2003 |

Eva Harris
Eva Harris, assistant professor of public health, is the recipient of the 2002 Prytanean Faculty Award, a $15,000 prize awarded to an outstanding Berkeley female assistant professor. The prize is given annually by Prytanean Alumnae, a 100-year-old organization of women graduates of UC Berkeley.

Harris, whose work focuses on the epidemiology of infectious diseases, is a leader in sustainable transfer of new technologies and health practices. She joined the Berkeley faculty in 1998, a year after receiving the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, commonly called the “genius” award, for her work on detecting the dengue virus and for bringing that knowledge to clinics across Latin America.

Kudos for campus commuting benefits
The Berkeley campus was among 83 employers included on a list of the Bay Area’s best workplaces for commuters recently released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a coalition of non-profit agencies. The award honors Bay Area employers committed to improving the quality of life for commuters while also reducing traffic and air pollution. Workplaces on the list offer benefits such as discounted transit passes, vanpool subsidies, bike-commuter facilities, on-site daycare, and telework programs.

Other employers on the list include the City of Berkeley, Bayer Corporation, East Bay Municipal Utility District, and San Quentin State Prison.


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