The Berkeleyan: This week on campus
FEBRUARY 1, 2011
Mi-Hwa Saunders As the Peace Corps marks its 50th anniversary, Berkeley is celebrating its unique place in the U.S. agency's history as the all-time top producer of volunteers, and is renewing the call for more graduates to serve. Since 1961, more than 3,400 alumni have served terms with the Peace Corps.

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Budget Central logo If experience is any guide, Berkeley can be expected to absorb 15 percent, or $75 million, of the $500 million budget cut that Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed, Chancellor Robert Birgeneau and
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer say. 

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Berkeley Lab Guest House lobby One of the best hotel bargains in town also comes with panoramic bay views, free parking and proximity to some of the nation's premier research labs. The Berkeley Lab Guest House, which opened a year ago, is open to anyone with a or lab email address.

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"Bring Your Genes to Cal" program sparks creative proposals.
'60s-era Bears, used to protests, occupy "front-row" seats on demonstrations.
Egyptian student at Berkeley worries.

Eat Well initiative aims to improve edibles at meetings and events.
  Thirteen projects win grants to help create a welcoming campus climate.
  Also: Survey seeks retirees' opinions.
Peterson Series starts Feb. 2.
Deadline for applications is Feb. 18.
Report says whites often feel excluded, breeding resistance.
  Research suggests reasons that invasive insect is so successful.
Study offers new tool for research into evolutionary genetics.
  Plant-devouring enzymes discovered.
Research focuses on cost-effective biofuels production.
  She sees it losing ground in the diaspora.
Gabor Somorjai helped determine why ice is slippery and ozone destroys the atmosphere.
Researcher named to Energy Commission.
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