The Berkeleyan: This week on campus
SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
Negative capacitor stack Taking a big step toward lowering the power use and heat generation of today's electronics, engineers at UC Berkeley have shown that it is possible to reduce the minimum voltage necessary to store a charge in a capacitor by using ferroelectric materials.
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Melissa Julig With pedal-powered rock music and one-of-a-kind bicycles, Berkeley students  staged a festival to kick off a yearlong campaign to promote cycling as the campus commute option of choice. A fall counterpoint to spring's Bike to Work Day, the Campus Bike Initiative hopes to get 420 students, staff and faculty out of their cars. 

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Lorenzo Baca and Earl Neconie On the 100th anniversary of the making of the Yahi survivor's historic "wood duck" recording, a daylong conference at UC Berkeley dedicated itself to correcting the record about Ishi, and to remembering him as an educator, a pioneer and a man.

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Bail set for two Berkeley grads after  two years in prison.

Campus forum marks 10th anniversary.

Restoration of historic building brings sustainability rating.

IGS plans expansion, renovation for public policy and politics facility.

One-fifth of 20 Switzer awards come to Berkeley.

...And eight are named Siebel Scholars

Engineering students honored.    
And update your contact info to be sure the campus alert system can reach you.

Proposal workshops Sept. 22, 26.   
Several strategies can alleviate  tinnitus, neuroscientists find.    Research promotes infill around Berkeley, Oakland, El Cerrito BART stations.

CNR findings debunk island paradigm.

Berkeley Lab unveils new nano-material.

Nuclear upside of electrical deregulation

Nuclear industry became more efficient, cut  emissions, Haas research shows.   


Appointments available for three dates: Sept. 14, 16 and 21.

New online tool for staff

Tech Commons launched to help employees find, vet and share the best technologies.
Center opens registration for fall series. 
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