The Berkeleyan: This week on campus
FEBRUARY 21, 2012
Julie Sinai To Julie Sinai, a "policy junkie" who recently ended a nine-year stint as Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates' chief of staff, the time was right for a return to education, which she believes "is under siege right now." She is in her second month as UC Berkeley's director of local government and community relations. 

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Alpine chipmunk Global warming has driven Yosemite's alpine chipmunks to higher ground, prompting a startling decline in the species' genetic diversity. The change occurred in just 90 years, highlighting the rapid threat that changing climate can pose to a species, and putting the alpine chipmunk on a trajectory toward extinction.  

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Rhonda Righter with middle-school students Rhonda Righter, UC Berkeley professor of industrial engineering, is serving as a volunteer role model to 35 middle-school girls. "I'm always saying more girls should be going into (math and science) fields, so I decided to put my money where my mouth is," says Righter. At Oakland's American Indian Public Charter School, she described industrial engineering as "all about making things better."

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Archaeologists led by Berkeley prof open window to the past.

I-School talk: Internet scholar urges online activism to preserve civil liberties, privacy. 

Faculty, staff invited to take part in health program; registration open.

Operational Excellence rolls out reorganization recommendations.

I-House gathering planned to honor the late Berkeley chancellor.

Berkeley campus will not take part in UC plan. CalTrans funding for PEER lifeline inquiries.

Lifetime achievement medal for GSE's Alan Schoenfeld.

Sylvia Ratnasamy, Allan Sly are among 126 young scholars to win national recognition.
Read Q&As with both.

Cozzarelli Prize recognizes paper by James Sethian and Robert Saye.

Prestigious scholarship sends engineering student to Cambridge for master's.

Berkeley musicologist at the center of Princeton conference.

Lima-born professor, researcher recognized for contributions to American society.

Zunguzungu takes on PBS hit show "Downton Abbey." 
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