The Berkeleyan: This week on campus
MARCH 1, 2011
Zach Gentry, Juliann Martinez UC Day 2011 sent a determined group of alums, staff and students from Berkeley to Sacramento to make the case for the university's contributions to the state. Zach Gentry, MBA '05, and Juliann Martinez, '87, a 22-year staffer, made the trek knowing the budget stakes have seldom been higher.

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 Also: UC students march on the state Capitol to protest and persuade.   

Diagram of butanol formation Berkeley chemists have engineered bacteria to churn out a gasoline-like biofuel at about 10 times the rate of competing microbes, a breakthrough that could soon provide an affordable and "green" transportation fuel. The advance is reported in this week's issue of the journal Nature Chemical Biology.

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Aung San Suu Kyi Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, winner of the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize, will speak to Berkeley students for the first time on Monday, March 7, via Skype. The event is part of a DeCal class on Burmese culture, society and politics. RSVPs are required to connect online with the talk.

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Expanding academic fields.

Three-day series runs March 9-11.

New study from Berkeley.

Symposium highlights job creation, innovation.

Haas team wins case contest

Best educational leadership plan for Los Angeles schools.  

Shapiro bound for U.S. Council of Economic Advisors.

Engineer recognized for laser work.

Physicist discovered acceleration of universe.  Edley to advise on equity, excellence. 
Homoplasy's lessons in evolution.

Networks of wireless sensors put to work.

It's now easier to ask for an escort. Exhibit focusing on San Francisco Jewish history opens at the Bancroft.

The work of Jurgen Schadeberg goes up at North Gate; reception March 4.

Applications sought for regents' staff advisory post 

Deadline is Friday, March 4.

Big Ideas contest closes March 7

High-impact student projects sought.

White Pages updates due April 4
Time to make changes, add listings.

UHS offers health assessments.

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