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UCLA's Leonard Kleinrock to Receive National Medal of Science


August 25, 2008

Leonard Kleinrock President George W. Bush announced August 25, that UCLA Distinguished Professor of Computer Science Leonard Kleinrock has been selected to receive the prestigious National Medal of Science. Full Story

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