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Year: 2000

October 2000
18Oct - UC Berkeley professors measure exploding world production of new information
18Oct - Interplanetary Network detects gigantic gamma-ray burst that breaks all distance records
17Oct - MEDIA ADVISORY: Regulating on the Technological Edge
17Oct - MEDIA ADVISORY: Building Better Health Systems: Leadership Challenges for the 21st Century
16Oct - MEDIA ADVISORY:Mario Savio Memorial Lecture: "Forward and Backward: Women, Globalization and the New Class Structure"
11Oct - UC Berkeley economist Daniel McFadden receives this year's Nobel Prize in economics
09Oct - UC Berkeley law students to hold offbeat auction on Friday, Oct. 13, for minority student fellowships
09Oct - Innovative "town and gown" community partnerships honored by UC Berkeley Chancellor and Mrs. Robert M. Berdahl
04Oct - Huge Calder sculpture outside UC Berkeley Art Museum to get conservation makeover
03Oct - California botanist Robert Ornduff, former director of UC Botanical Garden and UC Berkeley professor, dies at 68

 

September 2000

28Sep - UC Berkeley demographer finds first evidence that maximum age at death in humans is rising
27Sep - UC Berkeley's annual Homecoming, Reunion and Family Weekend to be held October 13-15
26Sep - Car shoppers save by buying on the Internet says UC Berkeley/Yale study
25Sep - Foundation funds new technology and science reporting professorship at UC Berkeley's journalism school
25Sep - MEDIA ADVISORY: Maximizing Shareholder Value: Lessons from the Natural World
19Sep - Beware of plant supplements called flavonoids; they could make you sick, warn UC Berkeley public health experts
18Sep - UC Berkeley alumnus creates $1million fund to renovate Wurster Hall and study issues affecting gays and lesbians in architecture
14Sep - New fossil find pushes age of terrestrial fungi back 60 million years, to the same era when green plants pulled themselves onto land
14Sep - MEDIA ADVISORY: "Who Owns the Body?"
14Sep - MEDIA ADVISORY: Leading Edge Technology Conference
13Sep - Statement on hospitalization of Dr. Chang-Lin Tien
13Sep - UC Berkeley professor emeritus and noted economic historian Carlo Cipolla dies in Italy following long illness
13Sep - MEDIA ADVISORY: Conference on Housing and Urban Policy hosted by UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business
13Sep - UC Berkeley computer scientists receive nearly $9.5 million to tackle some of today's major computer and Internet problems
07Sep - Proposed historic pact between UC Berkeley, Cuban libraries encourages research, share materials
05Sep - Historic UC Berkeley study finds profound impact on adult lives of children 25 years after their parents' divorce
 
August 2000
30Aug - NSF, NIH give $5.2 million to UC Berkeley to train scientists for the post-genome world
30Aug - Largest corporate gift ever to UC Berkeley's College of Chemistry helps launch new center for organic chemistry
30Aug - UC Berkeley's Lunch Poems series kicks off Sept. 7 with readings by faculty, staff members
29Aug - Future workplaces will function best with Stone Age features, UC Berkeley professors suggest
29Aug - UC Berkeley, backed by local fire agencies, to begin effort to reduce wildland fire risk in hills above the campus
24Aug - UC Berkeley's journalism school opening experimental center to safeguard the documentary
24Aug - UC Berkeley teaching high-tech era students how to give their money away, run non-profit organizations
24Aug - Class of 2004 begins arriving for new school year at UC Berkeley, where most classes start Aug. 28
21Aug - STATEMENT FROM CHANCELLOR ROBERT M. BERDAHL
17Aug - State-of-the-art measuring techniques show northern Hayward fault slips freely, meaning less chance of a major quake
16Aug - W. James Hill, former assistant dean under several administrations at UC Berkeley's law school, dies at 82
15Aug - Leslie Lipson, political scientist and UC Berkeley professor for more than 30 years, dies at 87
11Aug - Nobel Laureate John C. Harsanyi, UC Berkeley economist and game theory pioneer, dies at 80
09Aug - MEDIA ADVISORY: Money and Influence in Politics
08Aug - SETI@home teams with The Planetary Society and Project Voyager to continue search for intelligent signals from space
07Aug - Astronomers report discovery of three new extrasolar planets, plus hints of many multi-planet systems
 
July 2000
31Jul - UC Berkeley reports greatest number of gifts given in one year from alumni and friends
27Jul - UC Berkeley physicists create tiny bearings and springs out of carbon nanotubes for use in microscopic machines
26Jul - MEDIA ADVISORY: Wine barrel shake test will be conducted on the nation's largest earthquake simulator at the University of California, Berkeley
25Jul - New UC Berkeley program to prepare principals for California's urban schools gets major boost with $7.5 million gift
25Jul - Faulty practices threaten success of California condor program, says new report
21Jul - UC Berkeley professor takes D.C. post, is latest in long line of campus economists advising Clinton Administration
20Jul - MEDIA ADVISORY: "Go" workshop at MSRI
13Jul - Paul H. Mussen, UC Berkeley pioneer in developmental psychology, dies at 78
13Jul - MEDIA ADVISORY: "Footprints from the Past"
12Jul - Political Reform Act of 1974 needs reform, says bipartisan commission assisted by UC Berkeley scholars
11Jul - UC Berkeley offers $500 rebate to students who graduate at end of Summer Sessions
11Jul - Surprising X-ray flare on brown dwarf is first evidence of magnetic activity on these failed stars, astronomers report


June 2000

30Jun - Professor A. Richard Newton appointed new dean of UC Berkeley's College of Engineering
30Jun - Experimental solid state physicist and former dean Walter Knight has died at the age of 80
28Jun - MEDIA ADVISORY: The 13th International Congress on Photobiology
27Jun - Barbara Christian, UC Berkeley professor and pioneer of contemporary American literary feminism, dies at age 56
27Jun - Two distinguished professors join UC Berkeley's senior management team as vice provosts
22Jun - UC Berkeley excavations at San Francisco's historic Presidio turn up three centuries of artifacts, plus the oldest colonial deposits yet
16Jun - Environmental study finds no significant impact in adding permanent lights to Memorial Stadium
14Jun - UC Berkeley economist Matthew Rabin wins MacArthur "genius" fellowship for work on human behavior
12Jun - American power elites have lost exclusive rights to frame 'the story," says UC Berkeley linguist
08Jun - UC Berkeley's 2000 Summer Reading List introduces incoming freshmen to great writers on campus
08Jun - MEDIA ADVISORY - media tour of UC Berkeley's historic Hearst Mining Building, a 1907 Beaux Arts treasure being retrofitted, rehabilitated and restored
08Jun - Garrett Eckbo, UC Berkeley professor known for inspiring the modern landscape movement, dies at 89
07Jun - MEDIA ADVISORY - "Breath of Life" workshop devoted to resurrecting extinct Native American languages
07Jun - It's not glue, suction or static electricity that keep geckos from falling off the ceiling, says new study from UC Berkeley, Lewis & Clark, Stanford
06Jun - UC Berkeley music professor's research leads her into the arena for 17th-century equestrian ballet
06Jun - UC Berkeley discovery to make possible June 7 attempt to cure California's sick eucalyptus trees
05Jun - UC Berkeley's robotic telescope discovers record number of supernovas in nearby galaxies
01Jun - MEDIA ADVISORY: Computer camp for UCB professors
01Jun - Prominent figure in real estate finance who helped found UC Berkeley's real estate program dies in Mexico
01Jun - ATTENTION: LEGAL AFFAIRS REPORTERS, NEWS DESKS: Berkeley Professors available to speak on court-ordered grandparents' rights



May 2000

26May - SETI@home, UC Berkeley's search for extraterrestrial life, celebrates first anniversary, is named finalist in Computerworld Smithsonian Awards
25May - MEDIA ADVISORY: "Seeing the Difference/Seeing Differently"
24May - Stock analysts' forecasts usually fall short of realized revenues, says new UC Berkeley study
23May - UC Berkeley names two distinguished women professors to key leadership posts
22May - MEDIA ADVISORY: Quake 2000
18May - New UC Berkeley admissions director is campus alumna who rose through the ranks
18May - Preeminent statistician Lucien Le Cam, who helped establish the mathematical foundations of modern statistics, dies at 75
17May - Upcoming Venture Capital Institute at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business to share Silicon Valley-style secrets of success
17May - Los Angeles high school students team with community groups in new UC Berkeley outreach program
17May - MEDIA ADVISORY: Future of social work and social services for children
11May - UC Berkeley faculty receive big honors: five elected to National Academy of Sciences; three appointed HHMI investigators
10May - UC Berkeley wildlife specialist tries mission impossible: to help ranchers in Kenya make peace between predators and livestock
09May - MAXIMA, a balloon-borne experiment directed by UC Berkeley, finds evidence for a flat universe, inflation and a cosmological constant
08May - Major new work on the Pacific Islands by UC Berkeley archaeologist buries the enduring myth of humans in paradise
05May - A diverse ecosystem offers little or no protection against invading species, says a new UC Berkeley study
05May - Madeleine Albright heads a distinguished list of commencement speakers as UC Berkeley's Class of 2000 graduates
03May - Whitaker Foundation grants $15 million to bioengineering
03May - MEDIA ADVISORY: Landmark series of earthquake experiments
02May - MEDIA ADVISORY: Robert Reich to speak at UC Berkeley
02May - UC Berkeley's top graduating senior is driven by thirst for knowledge, good books and a commitment to others
02May - MEDIA ADVISORY: Madeleine Albright to speak at UC Berkeley
01May - Smokers much more likely to quit if workplace smoke-free, UC Berkeley study finds
01May - Even a brief closure at UC Berkeley after a major earthquake would mean economic loss for the region

April 2000
28Apr - Integrative approach to studying penguins, cockroaches and little hairy noses makes comparative biomechanics group at UC Berkeley the nation's best
27Apr - MEDIA ADVISORY: "The Economic Benefits of a Disaster Resistant University," May 1
25Apr - MEDIA ADVISORY: "Take Your Child to Work Day," April 27
24Apr - UC Berkeley to announce nation's first high-tech law clinic to provide public conscience for Silicon Valley, voice for consumers
21Apr - MEDIA ADVISORY: Press conference to announce the creation of a first-of-its-kind law clinic
20Apr - Three UC Berkeley professors will receive Distinguished Teaching Award on April 25
20Apr - UC Berkeley sees big drop in 1999 in the number of violent crimes on campus
19Apr - First prototype of revolutionary SETI telescope unveiled at 40th anniversary of the world's first scientific search for extraterrestrial intelligence
18Apr - Virgin Earth, where are you? Earth Day finds UC Berkeley professor searching for what's left
17Apr - Sherwood L. Washburn, father of modern primatology and UC Berkeley professor of anthropology emeritus, dies at age 88
14Apr - Striking at peak moment, UC Berkeley overhauls its Web site, goes after top students with new recruiting tool
13Apr - Astronomers detect distant quasar near outer limits of our universe
12Apr - Moving magma under Mammoth Lakes area may be splitting rocks deep underground, UC Berkeley seismologist reports
12Apr - MEDIA ADVISORY: Cal Day, UC Berkeley's annual open house, is April 15th
11Apr - MEDIA ADVISORY: "Sites along the Nile: Rescuing Ancient Egypt," a new Egyptian exhibit at UC Berkeley
10Apr - Cal Day 2000 on April 15 is expected to draw thousands of visitors to UC Berkeley
10Apr - MEDIA ADVISORY: California State Treasurer Philip Angelides to speak on upcoming unprecedented growth in California

07Apr

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UC Berkeley moves forward on plans for more student housing and a seismically secure dining complex

07Apr

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UC Berkeley student receives Truman Scholarship, is chosen from among 599 candidates

06Apr

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MEDIA ADVISORY: "e-Campaigning: Ethics and the Internet," a conference on political campaigning in the digital age

06Apr

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Former UC Berkeley dean of agriculture Earle Gorton Linsley has died at the age of 89

06Apr

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MEDIA ADVISORY: "China, Japan and the U.S. at the Millennium," a forum on the three nation's relations, media influences and foreign policy

05Apr

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UC Berkeley to dedicate renovated Goldman Field on Saturday at invitational track meet

05Apr

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Press briefing on UC Berkeley's plans to build new student housing

05Apr

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UC Berkeley biologist disputes current dogma that gentic mutation is the cause of cancer

05Apr

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Anthropologist William Shack, prominent African scholar and graduate dean emeritus, dies at 76

03Apr

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UC Berkeley will welcome crowds to Cal Day 2000, its free April 15 open house

03Apr

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University of California, Berkeley Announces Admissions to Its Fall 2000 Freshman Class


March 2000

29Mar

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Etiquette lessons for UC Berkeley students

29Mar

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Presentation of The Berkeley Medal

29Mar

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Planet Hunters on trail of worlds smaller than Saturn

29Mar

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UC Berkeley psychologist finds evidence that male hormones in the womb affect sexual orientation

29Mar

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UC Berkeley football players help high school athletes tackle homework, consider college

27Mar

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New social venture competition at UC Berkeley lures business plans from nation's top business schools

24Mar

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Newest version of UC Berkeley computer model, used widely by semiconductor industry, will help with design of future speed electronics

24Mar

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UC Berkeley collaboration with Celera Genomics concludes with publication of nearly complete sequence of the genome of the fruit fly

23Mar

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UC Berkeley alumna receives top award for educational reforms in her homeland of India

23Mar

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Symposium Sat., March 25, to honor Professor Daniel Koshland Jr.: biochemist, visionary and UC Berkeley benefactor

22Mar

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Infamous "van Gogh" beverage contains potent toxin with curious brain effects, UC Berkeley scientists discover

22Mar

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Spring break for 70 UC Berkeley undergrads means recruiting college students from Southern California

21Mar

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Hip-hop culture becomes a world-wide language for youth resistance, according to UC Berkeley course

20Mar

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MEDIA ADVISORY: "Restructuring Medicare: Why? What? When?," a presentation at the University of California, Berkeley

17Mar

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UC Berkeley's student debaters win the national parliamentary championship for the campus with their own money

16Mar

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Prominent environmental and human rights advocate to headline UC Berkeley Charter Day ceremony

14Mar

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MEDIA ADVISORY: A presentation about ways to ensure that sweatshop conditions do not occur in factories that manufacture collegiate apparel and other products

14Mar

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MEDIA ADVISORY: "The Academy Awards: Boys, Girls, Men and Women in the 1999 Film Year," a lunch hour critique by Carolyn Patty Blum

13Mar

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UC Berkeley undergraduates show off their research at UC Day in Sacramento, March 13 & 14

10Mar

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MEDIA ADVISORY: The Earl "Fatha" Hines Symposium, an event to honor the late legendary jazz pianist and band leader

09Mar

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Former UC Berkeley chancellor, Smithsonian chief I. Michael Heyman returns to Berkeley campus

09Mar

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Meteoroid bombardment of moon has intensified in past 500 million years, coinciding with blossoming of life on Earth

09Mar

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New study suggests humans will not live long enough to see Earth recover from a mass extinction

08Mar

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Panhellenic Games to be revived again this June at UC Berkeley excavation site in Nemea, Greece

08Mar

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UC Berkeley will welcome crowds to Cal Day 2000, its April 15 open house

07Mar

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UC Berkeley professor working with Chechen colleagues to save endangered language

03Mar

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UC Berkeley chemists find reliable way to grow quantum rods and pack them into microscopic solar cells and LEDs

01Mar

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UC Berkeley's "Lunch Poems" proves among most popular of ongoing public poetry readings


February 2000

29Feb

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New cryogenic detectors probe recent evidence for dark matter particle

28Feb

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Sociologist Troy Duster appointed to lead an expanded American Cultures program at UC Berkeley

25Feb

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Newfound quasar wins title "most distant in the universe," UC Berkeley and Caltech astronomers report

25Feb

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New UC Berkeley "bionic chip" features living biological cell successfully merged with electronic circuitry

20Feb

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UC Berkeley professor says best approach to learning science is deeper study of fewer topics

20Feb

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UC Berkeley and Colorado scientists find valuable new source of hydrogen fuel, produced by common algae

20Feb

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Increased international trade could be death knell to many of our native species, says UC Berkeley ecologist

17Feb

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UC Berkeley professor finds talking with hundreds of students no laughing matter

16Feb

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First-ever images of atom-scale electron clouds in high-temperature superconductors could help in design of new and better materials

15Feb

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Law professor John P. Dwyer appointed new dean of UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall

14Feb

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Revised model of protein-drug interactions could make job of drug designers a little easier

09Feb

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Lisa Capps, gifted young UC Berkeley psychologist, dies of lung cancer at 35

09Feb

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Little houses of the less affluent draw the scholarly attention of UC Berkeley architecture professor

07Feb

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UC Berkeley's Berkeley Pledge outreach program posts significant gains in K-12 math and literacy

04Feb

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Suzanne Fleischman, UC Berkeley French professor who also explored the language of illness, dies at age 51

03Feb

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Smokers could benefit from even a modest addition of vitamin C to their diet, according to study by UC Berkeley and USDA

03Feb

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Engineering Dean Paul R. Gray selected to become UC Berkeley's new Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

02Feb

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UC Berkeley's new Free Speech Movement Café, honoring 1964 struggle, to be dedicated Thursday

01Feb

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UC Berkeley music department scores big hit hiring prominent saxophonist Steve Coleman to teach, do research


January 2000

27Jan

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Patent filed on energy discovery: UC Berkeley and Colorado scientists find valuable new source of fuel

27Jan

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Art on the Internet? Leading authorities will debate its evolution and future at UC Berkeley symposium

25Jan

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Geography professor Bernard Nietschmann, a champion of indigenous people around the world, has died of cancer at age 58

25Jan

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"Designing Campus of Tomorrow" celebrates architectural legacies, explores higher education's needs

20Jan

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UC Berkeley geographer's new book, "Imperial San Francisco," details damage cities wreak on surrounding countryside

19Jan

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Economy booms but health insurance lags: More Californians lack coverage, new UC report finds

18Jan

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UC Berkeley professor's book on childhood in America helps define the country's past, future

14Jan

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High velocity clouds between galaxies identified as remnants of early universe and seeds of the Milky Way Galaxy

11Jan

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UC Berkeley landscape architecture professor selected to be jurist for Martin Luther King Memorial design

10Jan

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Scholars from around the world converge on UC Berkeley to discuss Web-based research community

06Jan

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Experimental psychologist Arnold Leiman, a leader in undergraduate education at UC Berkeley, has died at 67

05Jan

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Lack of after-school programs for preteens gives kids an advantage in conflict with parents, says UC Berkeley researcher

04Jan

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UC Berkeley faculty members set up $1 million fund to attract top graduate students and professors


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