The Berkeleyan: This week on campus
MAY 31, 2011
Green frog Amphibian lovers and Berkeley have teamed up to create a social networking site, the Global Amphibian Blitz, where anyone can submit photographs of amphibians to help scientists track their worldwide decline and hopefully find a way to halt it. 

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Lorraine Midanik, UC Berkeley dean of social welfare Lorraine Midanik, dean of the School of Social Welfare since 2007, will retire from her post in June after 27 years on the Berkeley faculty. As she packs up her office and bids adieu to her many students and colleagues at Haviland Hall, Midanik reflects on her career.

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Cosmic burst A gamma-ray burst observed in 2009 happened 13.14 billion years ago, only 520 million years after the universe was born. If confirmed, this flash of light from the early universe could be the most distant object discovered to date, says Berkeley astronomy post-doc Antonino Cucchiara.

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Chancellor delivers annual state-of-the-campus report to staff.

Berkeley Law clinic wins recognition.

Junior captures women's singles tennis championship for 2011.

Online redesign for CED newsletter.

Computer science's Culler tapped.

Copy cards expire June 30

Use them or lose them; Equitrac is out as library switches vendors.

Mining expert, alumnus and Berkeley engineering supporter.

This is the last regular Berkeleyan of the school year. Editions will be sent only as news demands until the fall semester begins in August.

Reflections on the life and influence of Michael Jackson.

RAND Corp. study shows programs for low-performing and gifted students affected.

Videos of campus lectures, conferences and colloquia gathered online.

Cal EPA chief takes ESPM audience behind the scenes of the state's  historic emissions bill. (With video)

Berkeley Lab researchers project a challenging future for California energy use.

Berkeley Blog: More information means more complexity for car buyers.

In her speech to fellow graduates, a senior reflects on the value of her field.  
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