The Berkeleyan: This week on campus
SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
Adrian Wilson and Ansel Adams Nearly a half-century after Clark Kerr commissioned Ansel Adams to capture a "prospective view" of UC, the On the Same Page program is prompting a rolling discussion of where the system is headed - and where it should be headed - in 2012. An exhibit of Adams' images, collected in the book Fiat Lux, opens Thursday at the Bancroft Library Gallery.  

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Patrick Boudreault As lecturer Patrick Boudreault holds forth in front of his quiet classroom, no one is distracted by an iPhone or laptop. All eyes are upon him. An accomplished scholar and linguist, deaf from birth, Boudreault teaches American Sign Language, and does so almost exclusively in sign. The ASL listings in the fall 2012 course catalog are a first for UC Berkeley.

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An eye When it comes to germ-busting power, the eyes have it, according to a discovery by UC Berkeley researchers that could lead to new, inexpensive antimicrobial drugs. The vision scientists found that proteins in the eye effectively zap common disease-causing pathogens.

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Reich, Granholm, Schnur, Wilson spar at Berkeley Law event.

New report co-authored by Berkeley professor  shows many are undecided.
Berkeley Political Review blogger laments the level of discourse on campus.

Greater Good: Studies show that high social status impairs social, emotional skills.

Natural Resources dean outlines diversified-farming progress.

Cal Energy Corps students show off their work toward solving global problems. 

Department that shreds the most during data-cleanup month wins $250.

ETS offers free online tutorials.   
New I-House executive director plans more crosscultural training.

Grants awarded to graduate students for work relating to the environment.

Goebbels' violin keeps its secrets
Berkeley Law adjunct writes of tracking Nazi plunder of fine art.  

Campus drop-in clinics open to all adults; no appointment needed.

Berkeley's Wellness Letter looks askance at health claims made on food labels.

Berkeley and LBNL scientists conceptualize a "space-time crystal" that keeps perfect time into infinity.

Report explores national concerns about innovation, competitiveness, economic health.

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