The Berkeleyan: This week on campus
SEPTEMBER 28, 2010
Cal logoAs part of a broad effort to put Berkeley's athletics program on sustainable footing, Chancellor Robert Birgeneau announced Tuesday that the campus will no longer field intercollegiate teams in baseball, men's and women's gymnastics and women's lacrosse. In addition, men's rugby will become a varsity club sport. "This plan preserves what sets Cal Athletics apart from the crowd - a rare combination of competitive excellence, academic achievement and community engagement," the chancellor said.

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The chancellor's letter to the campus community (PDF)
FAQ about changes to Cal's Intercollegiate Athletics program

The first detailed survey since 1995 of doctoral programs at the nation's research universities shows that Berkeley continues to have the largest number of highly ranked graduate programs in the country, with a 48 programs placing among the top 10. 

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Emmanuel Saez, Dawn SongTwo Berkeley faculty members, 37-year-old economist Emmanuel Saez and 35-year-old computer scientist Dawn Song, have been named MacArthur "genius" Fellows. They are among 23 recipients to receive the prestigious award for 2010, announced Tuesday. 

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Magnetic impulses disrupt natural tendency to reach with one hand.  New study reveals how fungi are able to spew their spawn far and wide.

Food education program in Berkeley public schools gets a good report card.

Faculty and staff services have their own dedicated page.

Registration opens for Alive!
Free email program helps Berkeley employees and families get in shape.

You can watch the archived video here.
She co-authored book about the medical manipulation of children's height for social reasons.
Los Gatos teen one of 20 honored.

Wonder how biofuels are produced, or how supernovas are created? UCB families and the community are invited to the Berkeley lab to find out how the scientists do what they do.

Memorandum cements Berkeley's relationship with top Taiwanese universities.

Amicus brief argues against withdrawal of federal funding.
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