The Berkeleyan: This week on campus
APRIL 17, 2012
Karen Rhodes, Persons of Interest logo In the launch of a new weekly series of campus profiles, the UC Berkeley NewsCenter talks to Karen Rhodes. College of Engineering communications director by day, she relaxes by  training for the grueling bike rides she calls "sufferfests."

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Hường Trần teaching dental health Born with a cleft lip and palate, UC Berkeley student Hường Trần now has a dazzling smile. And that's part of the reason the integrative-biology major is "paying it forward" with a free program called Super Star Smiles, taking dental-health education into classrooms for needy children.

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Student in video And "can you imagine what your life would be if you hadn't?" Those are among the questions that UC Berkeley students say they'd like to ask California legislators, in a new video from the office of the ASUC's external-affairs vice president. In the "Where's the Funding?" video, 14 students make their case for the state to restore its support for public higher ed. 

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Admissions numbers released today.

'Occupy Handbook' published
Three Berkeley economists contribute.
Annual campus open house is Saturday, with more than 300 events plus a new mobile app.

Acopio finds new use for information tools.

National honor for Yablonovitch, Yang, Sadoulet, Berger.

$300,000 in research funding for nutritional-science and toxicology professor. 

Profs Losek, Peluso, Sturmfels named.

Scholar of cities and their street art recognized (and see her slideshow).

Rutter distinguished teaching award for Anne Joseph O'Connell.
Campus celebrates the planet and sustainability through Friday.
New Bright Green News (PDF)

Big seabird makes rare campus appearance.

Tech council's People's Choice Award contest open to entire campus.  April 18 panel on diversity research introduces new Haas Center director, civil rights expert.

Space Sciences Lab video on northern lights, now moving south.

Graduate students in linguistics help preserve endangered, quirky language.

Psych Your Mind on the limits of  empathy across group lines. 
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