The Berkeleyan: This week on campus
MAY 17, 2011
Austin Whitney, paraplegic, walks When graduating senior Austin Whitney stood up from his wheelchair at Berkeley's Commencement ceremony, the crowd of 15,000 people at Edwards Stadium stood up with him - and roared. Then Whitney, a paraplegic since 2007, moved forward   using an exoskeleton created by Berkeley engineers.

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New graduates celebration Undaunted by the biting cold, Berkeley's Class of 2011 strode into Edwards Stadium to celebrate scholarly achievement at Commencement Convocation. "I don't think you came to UC Berkeley to be followers," keynote speaker and telecom executive Paul Jacobs, himself a Berkeley alum, said, urging the graduates to lead the world into a new era of innovation.

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Also: University Medalist tells class to dance for a better world 

Gopher snake in UC Botanical Garden guide Ever wonder what that critter was that slithered or scampered past as you hiked in the hills above campus? The UC Botanical Garden's just-published illustrated field guide can help. It features close to 125 mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds and insects found in the garden and the rest of the East Bay hills. A May 20 event at the garden celebrates the guide's debut. 

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No-tax option would represent
a "dire challenge" for UC.

Vice Chancellor Wilton outlines campus efforts to maintain excellence in a new video.

New SETI search underway.

Wellness Letter vets the latest science in long-running medical debate.

Ten faculty to collaborate on groundbreaking multidisciplinary research.

New research from Haas shows impact on home prices and economic growth.  
Work starts Monday, May 23.

Golden Shovel competition.

Practitioner-scholar is new associate in Staff Ombuds Office.

Applications, enrollment, diversity are up.

Pilot expanded to all ladder-rank faculty.

Lab video competes for DOE's People's Choice Award

Voting still open for "Carbon in Underland."

We're pushing kids to the brink, says Christine Carter, but research shows we don't have to. 
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