The Berkeleyan: This week on campus
APRIL 26, 2011
Tractor spreading pesticides A new Berkeley study has found that prenatal exposure to organophosphate pesticides - widely used on food crops - is related to lower intelligence scores in children. Every tenfold increase in measures of organophosphates detected during a mother's pregnancy corresponded to a 5.5-point drop in overall IQ scores in children at age 7, the researchers found.

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Daniel Ellsberg, Lowell Bergman The impact of WikiLeaks' ongoing release of classified information is the topic of a half-day conference Thursday at International House. The event, organized by Berkeley's schools of law and information and KQED News, will explore the growing tensions between free speech and national security. Among the speakers will be Vietnam-era leaker Daniel Ellsberg and investigative-reporting professor Lowell Bergman.

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Seven women deans The number of women who are academic deans at Berkeley - seven - is the highest in campus history, an achievement celebrated Thursday at the Women's Faculty Club. With two soon leaving their posts, the event marked "a rare moment in history" when the proportion of women deans roughly matches the proportion of women on the faculty, 29.6 percent, said Sheila O'Rourke, assistant provost for academic affairs.

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M. Paz Gutierrez to research sustainable emergency housing.

Director of leadership incubator for African women wins social-change honor.

Napolitano speaks at Sibley

Homeland security chief calls for cybersecurity innovation.

Pinochet-warrant jurist to speak
CLAS hosts Spanish judge who relied on international law to go after Chilean leader.    
CEGA symposium Thursday to present strategies that get results.  Botanical Garden's spring fling April 29-30.

Show your pedal power on May 12.
Highway The search for greener pavements
 Research center's goal is cheaper roads that last longer.

Evolutionary biology prof's blog unravels the mysterious price of a textbook on flies.

Berkeley Lab study shows surprising economic benefits of photovoltaics.  

106 Berkeley teams ready for cancer-society benefit.

GSA and ASUC working with the city.

Search the catalog, check hours or ask a librarian - all from your smartphone.
Library hours extended for finals.

Data center outage June 12
Eight-hour shutdown for renovations.   
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