UC Berkeley News
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Medal winner's life trajectory is 'amazing'
Josh Biddle The life of Josh Biddle, Berkeley's top graduating senior, reads like the lyrics of "Amazing Grace." During high school in Marin County, and then at a boarding program for troubled teens, he was lost. But after driving a tractor on his Great-aunt Velma's farm, discovering science in community college and transferring to Berkeley, he was found. On May 16, he will share his story at Commencement Convocation and receive the coveted University Medal. His great-aunt, now 100 years old, will be there.
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In their own words: Students talk about how campus budget cuts affected them
Clockwise from upper left: Jessica Vuong, Salman Qasim, Jessica Clark, Alan Farahani, Jenna Westendorf, Andrew Ohrlich At its heart, the story of the 2009-10 academic year at the University of California is the story of unprecedented cuts in state funding. What has this meant, at Berkeley, to students trying to get an education? Twelve students share their experiences.
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Coxswain's inspiring battle against cancer
Jill CostelloVarsity rower Jill Costello won Cal Athletics' award as the most inspirational team member and brought the crowd at the Student-Athlete Academic Honors Luncheon to its feet with the story of her fight against cancer. Costello was one of dozens of students honored as both scholars and athletes at the annual event in Pauley Ballroom.
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Events at Berkeley
How healthcare reform could affect our insurance policies
UC director of benefits takes an early look.

New: How to order stationery, biz cards
UCSF helps fill gap left by UC Printing closure.

Don't forget: Bike to Work Day is Thursday
Ellie Schindelman'Ambush' honors surprise three
Professors, lecturer lauded for mentoring.

Ed profs win awards for research

'Ardi' researcher named to 'Time 100'

$100,000 Gates grants for health scientists
Help sought for five orphaned fisher kits

25 projects win TGIF green grants (PDF, p.3)

Berkeley gets a new top lawyer

Law faculty's summer reading list

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