UC Berkeley News
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010
'Black Nature': Symposium and anthology add to voices on the environment
Cecil Giscombe "Nature is everywhere in writing, yet we've all kind of signed off on the idea that it's something that white writers do," says Berkeley English professor Cecil Giscombe, who will be among the poets and scholars speaking at an upcoming  symposium that will debunk that kind of thinking. Hosted by Berkeley, the event will illuminate  400 rich years of African American nature writing, as evidenced in a new, first-ever anthology of nature poetry by black writers.
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Afternoon nap boosts brain's learning capacity
Hippocampus in the brain New research from UC Berkeley shows that an hour's nap can dramatically boost and restore your brainpower. The findings suggest that a biphasic sleep schedule not only refreshes the mind, but can make you smarter.
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'A Woman's Nation' reveals a workplace transformation
O'Leary, Mason, Echaveste, Boushey Women now make up half the American workforce, a dramatic social transformation over just one generation, according to the Shriver Report, co-produced by a Berkeley Law team. But public policy hasn't kept up with this social revolution, a problem aired in a recent panel discussion by some of the report's authors at the law school.
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Events at Berkeley
Don't have a ticket? Catch Clinton webcast
42nd president goes live at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Pioneering initiative on equity, inclusion
Haas, Jr. Fund gift includes scholarship challenge.

Gates funds for math, science literacy

Q&A with faculty leader Chris Kutz

Vigil for Iran detainees
Nominees sought for high campus honors
Citation, distinguished
service awards deadline is April 16.

Retirement planning program coming up

Visitor Center has a new home in Sproul
Six professors elected to NAE
Prestigious distinction in engineering.

AAAS prize for planetary images
Astronomers, photographers lauded

Sloan fellowships for six young faculty

Public Health Heroes
Awards dinner Mar. 24.

Two win Coffin honor

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