The Berkeleyan: This week on campus
MARCH 15, 2011
Smoke rises from Japan reactor Berkeley's nuclear engineers are closely monitoring Japan's struggle to prevent a nuclear meltdown following Friday's catastrophic earthquake and tsunami, and their concern is growing. "The increase in radioactivity in the control room makes me very nervous," Joonhong Ahn, professor of nuclear engineering and a native of Japan, told KGO television. 

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Also: Campus experts to discuss ongoing crisis in Japan, Wed., March 16  

          How to help: Quake and tsunami relief efforts 

          Advice for handling stress and finding counseling services  

          Berkeley International Office's links to other quake-related resources  

          Berkeley Blog: What the U.S. can learn from Japan's earthquake 

          A message from Chancellor Birgeneau   

Graphic of world rankings The United States dominates the Times Higher Education's new rankings of the top 100 most-reputable universities. The list, published today, is the first of its kind looking solely at institutions' reputations for teaching and research. Berkeley claimed fourth place in the world.

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Patrick Sharma, Martin Meeker As a showdown on the federal debt approaches, a new scholarly effort at Berkeley offers unique insights on this long-contested issue. "Slaying the Dragon of Debt," a project of the Bancroft Library's Regional Oral History Office, features interviews with key federal officials from across the political spectrum who have helped shape the nation's fiscal affairs

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Rita Colwell, former director of the NSF, speaks March 16 and 17.

CNR professor's work showcased at L'Oreal-UNESCO Woman in Science awards. (Video)

Biologist's website shows rarely seen aspects of a Costa Rican cloud forest.

Webcast now up airing experts' analysis and views from IGS postmortem.

Haas professor surveys attitudes about getting back at a bad boss.

Discussion ranges freely at agenda-less InfoCamp.

Water metering, conservation at Stanley and Wurster, and more. (PDF)

Eco-friendly fertilizer both delivers nutrients and fends off plant diseases.

Authors covered wide range of subjects.

Longtime member of CSHE family.

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