The Berkeleyan: This week on campus
OCTOBER 11, 2011
Hybrid in carpool lane The end of a California program allowing solo drivers of hybrid cars to use carpool lanes has slowed traffic for everyone, according to a new report by researchers at UC Berkeley's Institute of Transportation Studies.  

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Christina Romer Economics professor Christina Romer, who served as co-chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers for some 20 months before stepping down to return to Berkeley, shared  stories of academic life and public service during an hourlong talk at the Women's Faculty Club Thursday.

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Student rallies are already underway and Berkeley's extended family will be pouring in for Homecoming 2011. Whether or not the Cal-USC game is in your plans, the campus guarantees a whirlwind of activities for students, alums, parents and friends.  

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> Student homecoming is happening now...  

Next Tang Center clinic is Friday, Oct. 14; flu shots offered, too.

Campus helped push for law allowing state-funded scholarships for undocumented students.

Annual walk to benefit breast-cancer research takes place Wednesday, Oct. 12.

Water, electricity use down, and more. (PDF) Register for campus alert system, and make sure your contact info is up-to-date.

Oct. 16 is deadline to apply for student-led service trips.

Focus-group sign-ups open; students selected win $25 gift certificate. 
Physicist makes The Atlantic's list for his climate-change research

Susan Graham wins award for software development tool.

Alivisatos, Yang recognized by Materials Research Society.

Covers 20,000 UC employees.

AFT contract applies to 350 systemwide.

UC web forum to address that and other HR issues, including 2012 health benefits, pension contributions. 

I-School study: Men post more, women's posts are longer.

Saez has focused on income inequality.

CNR researcher tracks pathogen's spread 
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