The Berkeleyan: This week on campus
APRIL 10, 2012
Young woman texting Text messaging often gets a bad rap for contributing to illiteracy and such high-risk behavior as reckless driving. But UC Berkeley social-welfare professor Adrian Aguilera has found an upside to texting, especially for people who feel stressed out, isolated and alone.

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Three women cooking dinner in migrant worker shelter While many UC Berkeley students headed to the beach for spring break, more than 130 fanned out into communities near and far to work on public-service projects like post-Katrina renewal in New Orleans and environmental justice in Oakland through the Alternative Breaks program.

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> One student's week in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward   

Robots and kids at Cal Day Save the date: Cal Day, April 21
Whether you're a robotics enthusiast or a fan of children's literature, a sports buff or a classical music aficionado, this year's Cal Day - set for Saturday, April 21 - promises to expand your universe. New this year: You can navigate Cal Day on UC Berkeley's mobile app, and share your photos and experiences. 

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Planet hunter Geoff Marcy takes over search for alien life.

NIH award to fight problems in slums.

Breakthrough could one day help with cleft palate, other mutation-related defects.

New report on California labor market by wage/employment researchers. (PDF) 

Online dashboards track electricity use in 57 buildings.

ASUC honors publication by Berkeley graduate students.

Tang Center teaches how to eat more sustainably; register through Wed., April 11. 
Experts look at economic inequality and the push for change.

Simulation teaches numbers analysts the ways of contagious diseases. 

Berkeley researchers team with state to mount 10-city carbon-footprint competition.

Presidential candidate is a draw for students. 

CACS grant and award winners to be announced at April 19 event.

Money-management workshops, vendors available to faculty, staff and retirees.

Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum holds annual awards reception April 26 at Haas.

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