UC Berkeley News
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
It's all in the family at Berkeley
Aaida, Bushra, Tahoura Samad Aaida and Tahoura Samad, identical-twin freshmen and scientists-in-the-making at Berkeley, will welcome a familiar face to campus in the fall: their mother. Bushra Samad is one of just 53 students accepted into Berkeley's highly competitive graduate program in bioengineering - while raising her ambitious and accomplished daughters.
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Downsizing the state's sprawling prison system
Barry KrisbergThrough its laws and policies, California has created a hugely bloated correctional system, says Barry Krisberg, a well-known advocate of criminal-justice reform. With 170,000 prisoners held in dozens of overcrowded facilities, the system is financially unsustainable - setting the stage, potentially, for smarter policies, says Krisberg, who since January has been a Berkeley Law distinguished senior fellow.
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New director, new season for Cal Performances
Matías Tarnopolsky The Vienna Philharmonic, Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, premieres by Mark Morris Dance Group, the Tallis Scholars' Victoria project, a new partnership with the Ojai Music Festival, and farewell performances by Merce Cunningham Dance Company highlight Matías Tarnopolsky's debut season as director of Cal Performances. He describes his approach as one of "evolution, not revolution" after Robert Cole's 23-year tenure running the show.
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Events at Berkeley
Berkeley launches master's program in sustainability
One of just two U.S. campuses selected for MacArthur grants.

Haas School revamps its MBA approach
New focus on creating innovative leaders.

African American students ask UC, Yudof for changes

DOE funds new carbon-capture research

Chancellor responds to OE report
$100,000 in grants for diversity offered
Pre-proposals for BILD funding due May 17.

Time to gear up for Bike to Work Day...
Annual event is May 13.

...and then tie your shoes for Cal Walks
Stroll for health (and free t-shirt) on May 19.
Two scholars elected to American Philosophical Society
Leslie Kurke and John Searle honored.

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