The Berkeleyan: This week on campus
FEBRUARY 8, 2011
John Wilton John Wilton, an economist who spent two decades with the World Bank, doesn't play his guitar anymore. As he settles into his new role as vice chancellor for administration and finance, though, he'll be beating the drum for renewed state investment in education and innovation. And making that case, he says, begins with getting Berkeley's financial house in order.

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Philip Kan Gotanda Fulfilling a dream of 20 years, leading Bay Area playwright Philip Kan Gotanda is staging an original play about Chang and Eng Bunker - the original Siamese twins - as part of a unique collaboration with Berkeley's Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies. I Dream of Chang and Eng opens March 4 at Zellerbach Playhouse. 

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Salmonella bacterla Public health researchers at Berkeley have converted Salmonella bacteria from a foodborne pathogen into a safe delivery vehicle for anti-viral agents. They inserted virus-stopping enzymes into Salmonella, and then used the bacteria to treat infections in mice. It is the first time bacteria have been successfully engineered to treat a viral infection.

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Tang Center program offers team approach to spring fitness.

Choral ensemble offers singing telegrams, starting Friday. (PDF)

Professional community comes together to work for the common good.  Honors work achieving social change; applications due Feb. 14.

Nominations open through March 9.

Top mathematician-physicist offers a peek into the shape of all things

Harvard's Yau (Ph.D. Berkeley, '81) speaks Thursday.

Grad student lays out the post he wishes he had time to write.  
Student project, Big Ideas winner, uses cell phones to help Indian city.

Two young orphans get a custom den at Berkeley's Sagehen preserve.

Budget cuts threaten core values of UC, its president tells lawmakers.

Engineers' achievement could lead to faster, more efficient microprocessors.
Public Health's Cheri Pies wins federal recognition.

NAE elects trio of faculty as members.

Association picks English professor's book. 
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