UC Berkeley News
Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 Month/Year
For Berkeley alternative energy project, big changes on the horizon
Architectural rendering of new Helios buildingIf approved next week by the UC regents, the Helios Energy Research Facility - originally proposed as a hillside headquarters for Berkeley-based alternative-energy research - could have a new home west of the central campus by 2013. Planned as a modern, accessible space, the project would replace a shuttered neighborhood eyesore with an eco-friendly building and green public plaza designed to spur downtown revitalization as it seeks solutions to global climate change.
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New decade begins 'path to recovery'
Chancellor Robert Birgeneau Chancellor Robert Birgeneau says he is optimistic that the start of the new decade and the governor's recent budget message mean that Berkeley has turned a corner and is on the path to recovery. But, he warns, significant challenges remain.
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Out with trays, in with trayless dining 
Trays like this will no longer be used Trays in Berkeley's dining commons have gone the way of panty raids and letter sweaters: They're a thing of the past.  Berkeley is joining the trend sweeping college campuses nationwide and eliminating most of the black plastic trays used in the Crossroads, Foothill, Clark Kerr and Café 3 dining halls.
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New study on girls, boys and math
Education prof Marcia Linn A global study by Berkeley education prof Marcia Linn, among others, offers new proof that girls' math abilities are just as good as boys'.

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Events at Berkeley
Berkeley #2 in cleantech for 2010
Rankings measure pipeline from university to the world at green's cutting edge.

Classical music grant for Cal Performances
Mellon Foundation gives $600K for programming.

Writers Guild taps J-School prof

GSE dean steps down
Staff awards
nominees sought
Names for COSA honor due Feb. 1.

HAAS Awards deadline
is Jan. 19
Prestigious international prize honors alum.

Excellent managers. supervisors wanted
Berkeley Staff Assembly
seeks nominations.

Survey measures
staff morale

Online questionnaire up  just a few more days.
Iain Finnie
Emeritus professor of mechanical engineering.

Hugh McNiven
Emeritus professor of civil and earthquake engineering.
'Plants Illustrated'
Botanical Garden holds its first art show.

'Time and Timing in the Brain'
Conference looks at something we often take for granted.

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