The Berkeleyan: This week on campus
DECEMBER 6, 2011
Burned out nurse A nurse refuses to help an ailing alcoholic who is upset to find a hospital detox unit closed. A hospital clerk brushes off a deceased woman's grieving family. These harsh, real-life scenarios helped inspire Eve Ekman, a UC Berkeley doctoral student in social welfare, to study empathy burnout in the workplace, which is likely to worsen because of the economy.

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Black hole UC Berkeley astronomer Chung-Pei Ma, graduate student Nicholas McConnell and colleagues have discovered the largest black holes to date -- two monsters with masses equivalent to 10 billion suns that are threatening to consume anything, even light, within a region five times the size of our solar system.

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Nurse at computer UC Berkeley's School of Public Health has launched the campus's first online degree program in an effort to address the nation's shortage of public-health professionals. Students enrolled in the new program will be able to earn a master of public health degree by completing 85 percent of their coursework online and attending three on-campus sessions. 

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Berkeley holds White House conference on reinvigorating advanced manufacturing.

Trend in video games spotted in research center work.

EECS professor makes the case for AMP lab as new weapon in war against the disease.

Mechanical engineering's Majumdar named under secretary.

LBNL scientists help map out road to emissions cuts by 2050.

Writing Program prof on book that  traces, debunks this persistent myth.

Grad student on the potential, problems of web mining for academics.

AT&T collaborates with campus to enhance network, wireless.

Success stories, improved search capability featured on redesigned website.     

Moffitt, Gardner, FSM Cafe go 24/7 through finals week.

Sustainably harvested cedars and firs, cut by students, for $6 a foot.

Faculty, staff urged to stay away from campus because heat, ventilation will be reduced.

Work by local artists offered through Dec. 14.

Playing Texas in San Diego on Dec. 28.

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