The Berkeleyan: This week on campus
DECEMBER 13, 2011
Saul Permutter and his family
Perlmutter receives his prize
Saul Perlmutter, UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab physicist, was feted in Stockholm, Sweden, last week before receiving his Nobel Prize medal on Saturday, Dec. 10, during a ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall, which he attended with his family. Perlmutter shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics with Brian Schmidt and Adam Riess.

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Sahel landscape Trees are dying in Africa's Sahel, and human-caused climate change is to blame, according to a new study led by a UC Berkeley scientist. Researchers found that one in five tree species disappeared in the past half-century, and they cite historic rainfall drops and increased temperatures as the cause.

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Eight students, staff As state budget cuts, the sputtering economy and the Occupy movement continue, hear what a sampling of Berkeley students and staff have to say about the importance of higher education, the impact of state disinvestment and the vital role of public support in safeguarding the future of UC.  

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Revenue shortfall triggers mid-year move by Gov. Brown, as expected.

Faculty, staff, students have given $7.1 million, doubled by campus match.  

I School's Nunberg explains on NPR.       

NPR program explores the idea with a Berkeley professor.

New UC Berkeley Labor Center study.

Scientists identify regeneration trigger. 
Also sets up carpool board, hydration station and takes other steps to go green.
More on campus sustainability in the latest Bright Green News (PDF) 

Cleanup efforts being reassessed.

Second in a row shaping up for Haas graduates, despite iffy economy.

Carl Monismith steps down as director after five decades.

AND ...
New book drawn from the Bancroft Library's photo collections.

'Tis the season to take the Greater Good Science Center's online quiz. 
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