The Berkeleyan: This week on campus
FEBRUARY 7, 2012
Betty Werther's passport Betty Werther made a beeline for Paris after graduating from UC Berkeley in 1949 and embarked on a life of travel, romance and adventure. Somewhere along the road, she lost her passport. More than 60 years later, a young Portuguese medical student is heading to Paris to return the tattered, 1950 passport to her.  

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Richard Mathies Cutting-edge research is a hallmark of UC Berkeley, and it should come as no surprise that faculty members are eager to see their discoveries put to use. Many, such as chemistry dean Richard Mathies, have formed startups to develop their inventions to a point where they become viable in the marketplace, benefiting society and the university as well.

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Throughout his tenure as UC Berkeley chancellor, Robert Birgeneau has sustained a research interest in new materials, maintaining labs both on campus and at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Upon his recent receipt of the Shull Prize from the Neutron Scattering Society of America, Birgeneau reflected on the role research has played in his life at Berkeley.

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Chu helps initiate new computational research facility.

National effort focuses on literacy.

Art professor puts CITRIS grant to work solving controversy over paintings. Almost 90 stolen on campus in 2011; what you can do to prevent theft.

New Catalyst looks back at Curie, Seaborg and forward to an uncertain future. (PDF)

Owner's proposal would speed reopening after devastating fire. 

Claude Fischer draws parallels with pivotal election year.   
"Bullish," a satire for the 99%, features high aims and rubber duckies.

Encourages more advocacy in appeal to Graduate Assembly.

Berkeley Staff Assembly plans lunchtime session for Friday, Feb. 17. (PDF)

Funding offered to students, staff, faculty for cost-efficient sustainability projects.

Nominations for BSA awards due Feb. 24.

Applications open through March 2 for two-year post on the board.

Rebecca MacKinnon 'Consent of the Networked'
Expert on struggle for Internet freedom speaks at I-School Feb. 14.
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