The Berkeleyan: This week on campus
JANUARY 17, 2012
Man listening Gossip has long been dismissed as salacious, idle chatter that can damage reputations and erode trust. But a new study from UC Berkeley suggests that some information-spreading can have positive outcomes, such as helping society police bad behavior, preventing exploitation and lowering stress.  

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The Magnes The new home of the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, now part of UC Berkeley, opens to the public Sunday with a free afternoon ceremony and open house. The 25,000-square-foot space, on Allston Way in downtown Berkeley, offers unprecedented access to the Magnes's prints, paintings, photographs, costumes and ceremonial objects. 

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David Milnes UC Berkeley's Eco Ensemble, a collaboration of the Department of Music and the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT), this month opens its spring series of concerts. Featured will be works by emerging composers from the graduate program in composition as well as pieces by premier composers, some from Berkeley's faculty.   

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First deadlines for applications are coming up on Jan. 23, Feb. 13.   Two law school alums, one student selected.

High honor for Paul Alivisatos, professor and Berkeley Lab director.

Top chemist comes to Berkeley from UCLA. 

Labor Center study shows disparities in rising job market.

Researchers home in on critical protein machines. 
Contract with new vendor is a boon for riders and drivers.

Campuses asked to act by 2014. (PDF)

Numbers jump 16.5 percent at Berkeley.

Workforce learning and development courses offered to eligible staff.

2012 will see Google email and calendar gradually replace CalMail and CalAgenda.

Power couples take a page from Marie and Pierre Curie.  
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