UC Berkeley News
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010
Student, born in an Andean village, aims to go global in defense of the dispossessed
Consuelo Bustinza and her daughter, Athena Consuelo Bustinza's journey has taken her, so far, from a tiny Andean village to a place she describes as "a big ocean of knowledge and opportunities" where one learns to "solve big problems": UC Berkeley. Diminutive, energetic, and startlingly self-possessed, the campus senior aspires to one day be a voice for the dispossessed in the international arena.
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Haiti: Students to the rescue
Michael Bloch It didn't take long for freshman Michael Bloch to know he wanted to help the people hit by the disaster in Haiti. So he created a Facebook page, and by Tuesday, more than 2,500 people had become members of Haiti Earthquake Relief - UC Berkeley.
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Also: 3 Cal students safely out of Haiti
Low-income achievers lift their sights through  the SAGE Scholars program
Two SAGE scholars with program head Adept at jumping life's hurdles, undergrads in the SAGE Scholars Program are raising the bar for themselves, with help and inspiration from one very determined staffer. The 10-year-old program provides career and leadership development to high-achieving students in financial need.
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Reimagining the old Bay Bridge
Fantasy of a recycled Bay Bridge What could be made from the tons of detritus that will result from the demolition of the old eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge? College of Environmental Design students produced a series of imaginative proposals for a studio course taught by Frederic Schwartz, the Joseph Esherick visiting professor in architecture. The designs were recently highlighted by San Francisco Chronicle writer John King.
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Events at Berkeley
Applications up for new freshman class
Social media, webinars help boost fall 2010 numbers by 3.5 percent.

LaserFest celebrates laser's 50th birthday

Warren Institute raps immigration program

Green initiative grants offered

Nominations open for new staff advisor to Board of Regents
Richard Goldman is alumnus of the year

Dean Sastry wins Chang-Lin Tien award

Science institute taps Perlmutter as fellow
Flu shots, H1N1 and seasonal, at Tang
Walk-in clinics are Jan. 20, Jan. 25 and Feb. 1.

Work from home? Here's a new campus guide
IT team provides
how-to details.

Free office stuff (PDF)
Used tables, chairs, shelves up for grabs in
campus giveaway.
New alumni website
Cal Alumni Association gets a new website

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