The Berkeleyan: This week on campus
NOVEMBER 22, 2011
In an audio message to the campus community, Chancellor Birgeneau apologized for the events of Nov. 9 and took full responsibility for them. On Sproul Plaza, the Occupy Cal movement held an overnight sleepout, and one protester explained: "It's not about tents. It's about cuts to education." 

> Hear the chancellor's message and read the transcript... 

> The early morning scene at Sproul Plaza... 

Jeff Durkin, a 1999 College of Environmental Design graduate, fell in love with filmmaking more than a decade ago. Inspired by Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's phone conversation with a Berkeley class, he's now hoping to get to the Thailand border to explore the connections between "street art, Buddhism and democracy" in Burma.

Read the full article... 

Ira Michael Heyman, UC Berkeley chancellor from 1980 to 1990 and a professor emeritus of law and of city and regional planning, has died at age 81. Connected to UC Berkeley for 52 years, he was a champion of diversity and civil rights and recognized for his political courage.

> Read the full article and view a slideshow... 

Five-alarmer left many people homeless, and traffic blocked.
Campus extends help to fire victims

Quilt goes on display Nov. 28, plus raffle, dance marathon and other events.

Expected in November, it's delayed to 2012.

Taking wild animals off the menu can increase anemia in children.

High-end scenarios predict water would swamp 93 percent of Bay Area tidal areas.

As pollinators, the locals prove best.  
East Bay architects honor Durant, Blum and Berkeley Law. (PDF)  Julie Sinai, chief of staff to Mayor Tom Bates for nine years, comes to campus.

Five years after men's hall goes up, women students win a building of their own.

Neil Smelser, emeritus prof of sociology, will deliver three campus talks in early 2012.

Faculty, staff invited to visit three campus infant, toddler, preschool centers.

Pay-what-you-want research recognized.

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