The Berkeleyan: This week on campus
SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
Meng So Meng So arrived in the Bay Area the way many people do - as a child, with parents fleeing strife in their homeland. Their struggles before they achieved full legal status, So says, inform his work as UC Berkeley's Undocumented Student Program coordinator, the only position of its kind at any U.S. university.  

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Fall Free for All logo Taiko, gamelan, dance, storytelling, Brazilian jazz, shadow puppets, a string quartet, harpsichord and concerts by the campus's various musical and choral groups ... It's all for free, for everyone, at UC Berkeley's Fall Free for All on Sept. 30. Multiple venues and stages across campus get into the act for Cal Perfomances' third annual all-day open house.

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Sol Grotto/Matthew Millman photo for Smart Planet More than 1,000 cylindrical glass tubes that the defunct Solyndra solar manufacturing company had intended for use in solar panels have been reimagined in a luminous sculpture - SOL Grotto - at the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley. The artwork has attracted national media attention.

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IDMG project aims to wrestle campus data into shapes that are easy to use and understand.

Reseachers' new website uses Prop. 30 as a test case of the concept.

Students use tools of science to create sonic representations of California pollution.

Paul Sterzing, new to School of Social Welfare, uncovered abuse of autistic children.

For pioneering work in synthetic biology.

Professor Judith Klinman honored.

Coveted German honor for achievement in philosophy, theater, music or film.

Professor Carlos Bustamante honored by Tel Aviv University. 
Fungus expert's research team's work hits online milestone.

Top national winner of prestigious graduate research grants. 

Named for longtime, beloved staffer Maximino Martinez.

Big-name line-up for Graduate Council's Jefferson, Hitchcock, Foerster and Moses talks.

Friday (Sept. 20) event features students' work around the world and speaker Arun Majumdar.

Equity, Inclusion and Diversity seeks proposals from students, faculty, staff. 

Robin Lakoff on why candidates' unintentional truths are important, on the Berkeley Blog.

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