The Berkeleyan: This week on campus
MAY 1, 2012
Graphic looking inside a brain A landmark grant from the Simons Foundation will allow UC Berkeley to establish a world center for theoretical computing. The new institute promises to catalyze new advances in broad disciplines that affect our everyday lives, from how we spend our money to how we fight disease.

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Patty Garcia "Growing up, when I pictured a scientist, I thought of some goofy old white guy with crazy hair and glasses," says UC Berkeley graduate student Patty Garcia. "I didn't picture ... a young Hispanic woman. And a lot of people think of scientists in the same way, even today." She's working to change that, as she also closes in on her Ph.D. in molecular and cell biology.   

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Kara Platoni, Eric Simons, Geoff Marcy Journalism chops, media savvy, nerdiness and (especially) curiosity add up to the "Field Trip Podcast," a radio program created by a trio of J-School grads, and returning soon to a computer or smartphone near you.

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New study suggests non-believers  more likely to help a stranger.

Sierra die-off traced to dehydrating fungus.

Simple design change yields breakthrough. 

Therapy canines stop by to help ease end-of-semester stress.

Weekend stay with faculty, staff part of summer program for quake/tsunami survivors.

Tiles honoring gifts will go up on Memorial Stadium's historic west wall.

Conference call switch starts Sept. 1.

Annie Leonard, whose book is now a movement, to keynote ESPM GradFest on Friday.

UHS guest speaker Dr. Robert Lustig talks about sugar and more on Thursday.
Millions have watched his video, 'Sugar: The Bitter Truth'

Recreating an Ansel Adams image to "picture" Berkeley's future.

Video of freshman's digitally automated digs goes viral. 

New summer creative-writing program offers to help bring out your inner author/poet.

Business school's magazine showcases graduates' edible entrepreneurship.

Ken Goldberg founded project with his counterpart in Ghana.

Students, staff, faculty, alums and community partners recognized.

National honor for Berkeley professors.

Berkeley grad students win almost one-fifth of the prestigious awards granted in U.S.

Bandelier Award for Crawford Greenewalt.

Advocacy honor for work with Death Penalty Clinic, East Bay Community Law Center. 
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