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La Jolla Light News Nuggets: Aug. 10

La Jolla Light News Nuggets: Aug. 10

Charles Frank Bolden, Jr. earns Nierenberg Prize

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has named retired U.S. Marine Corps Major General and former NASA Administrator Charles Frank Bolden Jr. as the recipient of its 2017 Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest. The public is invited to attend the award ceremony Oct. 17 at the Robert Paine Scripps Forum for Science, Society and the Environment on the Scripps campus. More event details will be announced soon.

The Nierenberg Prize, presented annually by Scripps Oceanography, includes a bronze medal and $25,000. Since the first prize in 2001,...