The Berkeleyan: This week on campus
Enrico Moretti and his book cover For anyone who has wondered whether crowd-sourced online reviews make a dent in a business's bottom line, the answer is an unequivocal yes, a new study by UC Berkeley economists shows. Researchers analyzed restaurant ratings on and found that higher ratings mean more people dining.  

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Jeff Benca Prehistoric life has captured Jeff Benca's imagination since childhood, and bizarre plants since his early teens. A young scientist with a mature passion, Benca, 24, is now a Berkeley Ph.D. student in integrative biology, studying primitive plants and what they can tell us about mass extinctions and climatic changes. The latest in our Persons of Interest series

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Enrico Moretti and his book cover Where you live has a lot to do with whether you're employed, and how, says Enrico Moretti, author of The New Geography of Jobs. The UC Berkeley economist shares insights on employment, salaries, tax cuts and growing inequalities based on location.

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Enrico Moretti and his book cover KALX first beamed its eclectic and adventuresome mix of programming to the UC Berkeley campus from a cigar box, in 1962. Fifty years later, it's a well-respected radio station heard over the air at 90.7 FM and on the web at The anniversary celebration starts Friday.   

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School of Social Welfare professor's study of adolescents reveals rate more than four times the average.

Researchers' unexpected discovery could open a new avenue for cancer treatment.

Study suggests that the rich seek comfort in material things, the less-wealthy in each other.

New data from the South Pole Telescope indicates universe's explosive beginnings.  

Critters inspire students to come up with ideas for robots, sports gear and other new products.

Watch the debates, the experts and the returns, starting Oct. 3.

One view from the Center for the Study of Right Wing Movements. 
Appointment goes to Armando Fox, a professor-in-residence in the College of Engineering.

Tech accelerator signs an expert.

New seating, lighting and technology improve form and function.

Annual ceremony honors those lost in the past year.

The story as told by your photos, videos and tweets.

Berkeley art project shines for another month.

AT&T, Verizon become sole providers for campus-supported devices and phones.
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