January 4, 2007
We are deeply saddened that UC Berkeley College of Engineering Dean A. Richard Newton passed away January 2, 2007, from pancreatic cancer. Newton was a visionary leader, a dynamic force for change and growth in the college, a pioneer in integrated circuit design, and a staunch friend of the Bioengineering Department. He is greatly missed.
More information about Newton’s leadership, research and passion for life can be found in the UC Berkeley News Center , and an article in the San Francisco Chronicle by friend and colleague Orville Schell.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Dean A. Richard Newton Memorial Fund, an endowment to benefit the Berkeley Center for Synthetic Biology.
There will be a campuswide celebration of Dean Newton’s life on February 11. Visit the College of Engineering for more information and to register .