UC Berkeley News
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010
Fog has declined in past century along California's redwood coast
Fog in the redwoods A Berkeley analysis of newly available climate data shows that summer fog along the California coast has declined significantly in the past century, though it is unclear whether this is a natural variation or a result of human activity. This could affect redwoods, which need high humidity.
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Architecture prof, an expert in disasters, is bound for Haiti to help U.N.
Mary Comerio Throughout her career, disaster expert Mary Comerio has traveled the globe to study the wreckage of deadly earthquakes, hurricanes, and floods and to determine the best approaches to recovery. Now the architecture professor is headed to Haiti.
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Operational Excellence program homes in on potential campus savings 
Vice Chancellor Frank Yeary Now two-thirds of the way through a six-month fact-finding phase, the Operational Excellence project has interviewed more than 500 staff, faculty, students, and alumni to determine smarter, cheaper, and more effective ways of conducting university business. Vice Chancellor Frank Yeary, the initiative's point person, says the efforts are starting to bear fruit.
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Events at Berkeley
Summer camps at Berkeley
Berkeley's 2010 summer camps for kids
A guide to program information, deadlines, fees, links.

UC, for first time, will  wait-list fall admissions
Berkeley weighs whether to participate.

Report presses U.S. on Colombian atrocities
Law school's human rights clinic urges reform.

Perspective: Helios a town-gown boon Research building may anchor Berkeley's 'green corridor' vision.
Data links gas well to disastrous mudflow
Scientists debunk earthquake as the source.

Step toward clothes that generate electricity
Berkeley engineers make energy-scavenging fibers.
Award for Native American outreach
Admissions officer Bridget
Wilson honored.
Walter Rex III 
Emeritus professor of French.

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