UC Berkeley News
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010
Berkeley's budget guru departs for Oakland -- but won't leave campus behind
Nathan Brostrom After nearly four years as vice chancellor for administration at Berkeley, Nathan Brostrom begins a new role as full-time executive vice president for business operations at UC's Office of the President in Oakland. And Wall Street credentials notwithstanding, it's the human give-and-take of the campus that he'll miss the most.
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Climate change: 'Berkeley has a special obligation,' conference speakers say
Climate Energy Policy Institute logo About 100 climate-change experts gathered at Berkeley Thursday for "Beyond Copenhagen: Forging a Global Response to Climate Change." The conference focused on what happened (and didn't happen) at the global climate talks in Copenhagen, and on the future of negotiations over global warming.
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Researchers find household pesticides in California rivers
Chicken Ranch and Strong Ranch sloughs Pyrethroid pesticides were supposed to be a benign replacement for organophosphate use around the home, but UC Berkeley studies show that these insecticides are showing up at toxic levels in storm runoff and effluent from sewage treatment plants. While the levels are not high enough to harm fish, they may be enough to kill the mayfly, caddisfly and stonefly larvae upon which the fish feed.
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Events at Berkeley
Peterson named to DOE nuclear panel
Engineer will seek waste disposal options.

Research grants for limb regeneration, attosecond work

LEED gold for Clark Kerr Campus
Microbes turn biomass into biodiesel
Breakthrough by Berkeley chemist, Joint BioEnergy Institute.

'We' couples endure, study shows
UC surveys employees on retirement benefits
Look for online questionnaire Feb. 5.

Sick-leave changes under study
Systemwide proposals aim to improve flexibility.

United Way offers free tax assistance
Three Berkeley sites for under-$52K earners.

KALX wants you
DJ recruitment session is Thursday.
Why is Haiti poor?
Thursday talk by Mark Danner.

Regents' Lecture
Canada's ambassador here Feb. 23.

Make way for newts
'Tis the season at the Botanical Garden.

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