The Berkeleyan: This week on campus
AUGUST 30, 2011
Shadow master I Wayan Wija, Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wupperta UC Berkeley's new season of cultural attractions brims with possibilities: Hear the complete symphonies of Tchaikovsky, or watch John Malkovich play a literary celebrity-cum-serial killer. Mark Morris's Dido and Aeneas returns. Environmentalist Bill McKibben speaks. Music, drama, dance, puppets and lectures are planned to delight the senses and the mind.  

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Also: Cal Performances opens its season with a full day of free music, dance and theater all over campus -- Free for All, on Sept. 25  

Newborn baby A new study led by UC Berkeley researchers finds prenatal exposure to the flame retardant PDBE, commonly found in homes, can mean lower-birthweight babies. For every tenfold increase in the chemical in a pregnant mother's blood, there was a corresponding drop of 115 grams in her baby's weight at birth, the study finds.  

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Chancellor Robert Birgeneau As the fall semester begins, Chancellor Robert Birgeneau looks at the challenges resulting from the steep loss of state funding for UC and Berkeley, and - despite the obstacles - sees a campus moving forward on a number of major fronts.

> Read the chancellor's full welcome message...  

Also: Birgeneau meets the press 

Prof-led team's project lets cars communicate with each other.  Brittleness is as much about deteriorating quality as reduced mass, research finds.

Thawing of permafrost would worsen carbon problems more than earlier studies suggest,  according to new Berkeley Lab research. 

He's headed to UC Davis.

American Society of Plant Biologists taps Cooperative Extension specialist.   Poet, scientist team up for Environment 101. 

Emeritus wins forestry prize

Gifford Pinchot Medal for John Helm.

2011-13 course guide on sale now.  Today and tomorrow on Sproul Plaza.

50 volunteer for community service day.

New Washington Monthly rankings place six UC campuses in the top 15 nationwide.

Access available through libraries.

Comments sought on Lower Sproul

Community forum on development project's new EIR Thursday, Sept. 1. (PDF)


Goldman School's Nacht, other experts weigh in Sept. 8.  Read about this and other headlines in the latest Bright Green News. (PDF) 
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