UC Berkeley News
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Energy-efficiency expert Karl Brown is named  2010 UC Sustainability Champion
Karl Brown Berkeley's Karl Brown, deputy director of the California Institute for Energy and Environment,  has been named the 2010 UC Sustainability Champion. Brown has been a key advocate of an energy-monitoring system that has been installed in 10 campus buildings - and saves $650,000 a year in energy costs.
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Mark Twain Papers scores a coup 
Mark Twain/Samuel Clemens While preparing for the fall release of a never-before-published "Autobiography of Mark Twain" on the 100th anniversary of author Samuel Clemens' death, Berkeley's Mark Twain Papers & Project managed to bid its way to ownership of the original manuscript of "A Family Sketch," his 64-page, unpublished tribute to his daughter, Olivia "Susy" Clemens.
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Survey shows that pesticides are commonly used in child-care centers
Asa BradmanA new survey of 637 child-care centers, conducted by Berkeley researcher Asa Bradman for the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, shows that many have used pesticide sprays and foggers that can potentially expose children and staff to residues.
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State honors Ed Roberts with his own day
Ed Roberts/Courtesy of Ed Roberts CampusJanuary 23 has been named Ed Roberts Day in California, in honor of the Cal alum who arrived at Berkeley in 1962 with an iron lung and went on to pioneer the disability-rights movement on campus and nationwide.
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Events at Berkeley
Eight students win Fulbright scholarships

Water Resources Archives moving south
Berkeley collection moves to Riverside and CSU.

Chancellor voices support for Dream Act
Bill would open path for undocumented youth.

57 new grads join Teach for America

$225,000 goes to 15 campus/city projects
OE Program Office director selected
Peggy Huston moves over from tech office.

Information privacy, security chief named

Intl. Sociology Assn. elects Berkeley prof
Solar kits help clinics in rural Africa
Breakthrough by grad student/doctor.

PBS airs documentary on justice in Mexico
Goldman School duo's expose is on tonight.
Chemical Engineering  goes 'Molecular'
Department's name change reflects trends.

McNair Scholars confab here Aug. 5-8
Ronnie Stevenson
Aug. 13 memorial planned for campus and community activist.

Jean Gray Hargrove
Music library benefactor.

Gerson Goldhaber
Award-winning physicist.

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