Education: Transmutation

A few months ago Chemist Glenn Seaborg talked warmly of the compensations of his calling: "Stable employment, reasonably good pay, and considerably less pressure and worry than many other groups—such as educators." Sometime in August, Seaborg, who won a Nobel Prize with Physicist Edwin McMillan for discovering plutonium (the pair also discovered berkelium, californium, four other elements), will leave his post as associate director of the University of California's Radiation Lab at Berkeley to become a fulltime educator. New job: chancellor of the university's Berkeley campus (18,981 students), replacing Clark Kerr, now president of the university (TIME, July 28).

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