Marian Diamond, professor of integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley, has been appointed acting director of U.C.-Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science, the campus' public science center. The facility, which serves as a research center for science curriculum development and teacher education, also features science exhibits and public programs.

Diamond's research focuses on brain anatomy and environmental effects on the brain. She recently served as scientific adviser for the Lawrence Hall's newest permanent exhibit, "Within the Human Brain," which opened in late December. She has also created ongoing programs that bring elementary schoolchil-dren into her anatomy class and send undergraduate anatomy students out to teach in local schools.

Diamond earned her bachelor's (1948), master's (1949), and Ph.D. (1953) degrees at U.C.-Berkeley. She joined the Berkeley faculty in 1960 and became professor in 1974. She was honored as the 1989 California Professor of the Year and national gold medalist by...

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