The Berkeleyan: This week on campus
MARCH 27, 2012
Michelle Chang, Richmond Sarpong, Sofia Villas-Boas

UC Berkeley is launching a pilot program - the Bakar Fellows Program - to help early-career faculty commercialize innovative research discoveries and bolster ongoing campus efforts to turn pioneering science into practical results.



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Ernest Ting-Ta Yen ...Ernest Ting-Ta Yen is making music, as one of the 34 accomplished violinists in UC Berkeley's Symphony Orchestra. By day, Yen dons a Tyvek cap, coveralls and booties at the campus's Marvell NanoLab as a mechanical engineering Ph.D. student researching microelectromechanical systems, also known as MEMS.

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Janiorial staff for Sproul, Barrows, A&E Sustainability-minded Berkeley students are wrapping up an intensive two-month recycling and waste-reduction blitz, spurred by the campus's first-time participation in an intercollegiate competition called RecycleMania. The campaign made more work for campus janitorial staff (those pictured are from Sproul, Barrows and A&E), who earned students' thanks. 

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Tekla engineers use blenders and the like to cut costs, make research accessible to more people.

El Cerrito golf course a potent research site for seismologists tracking the Hayward Fault.

Goldman professor, Berkeley Lab scientist's research points out flaw in climate strategy.

First practical application of optical nanoantennas could help medical research. 

Berkeley Wellness Letter explores effective alternative tests.

How to use the OE-initiated timekeeping program, which is rolling out through 2012.

Reduced work schedule available as transition for career employees 55 or over.

Drugstore chain moving into ex-Andronico's.

Systemwide program offers backup childcare, elder care and other household help.

National honor for Judy Scotchmoor, an educator at Berkeley's Museum of Paleontology.

Repeat victories for both women and men. Read women's results and men's results.

Deadline to apply to be staff representative is tomorrow, Wednesday, March 28.

Operational Review of Nov. 9 protests. (PDF)

L&S talk on the "bridge between science and humanities" (April 11).

Researcher to reveal results of twin studies of social media's impact on hiring (April 4).

Jonathan Simon on Trayvon Martin and Neighborhood Watch.

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