The Berkeleyan: This week on campus
NOVEMBER 6, 2012
EARC researchers Karin Mac Donald and Bonnie Glaser What does it take to conduct a fair, accurate and transparent election? Staff at the Election Administration Research Center, at Berkeley Law, study this in detail, sometimes climbing into the trenches themselves to see how the process really works. Two EARC researchers discuss what they've learned and why they're worried as the nation votes today. 

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> Cozy up and watch the returns on a giant screen on Sproul Plaza  

Walter Hewlett leading the Cal Band The largest private gift ever to UC Berkeley - a $113 million challenge from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation - has inspired a sweeping number of donations and led to creation of 100 new endowed chairs. The Hewlett Challenge was met more than two years ahead of schedule.

> Read the full article... logo, Emiliana Simon-Thomas Feeling grateful? UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center has just gone live with, a new interactive gratitude journal that invites people to express their gratitude and, at the same time, contribute to research and maybe also improve their lives. The Cal Gratitude Challenge will remain open all month.  

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Growing up stigmatized can lead to homelessness, sickness and early death, finds long-term researcher.  Berkeley Law study: California leads nation with 200 exonerations since 1989.

Tabletop fault model shows slow healing from a past rupture predicts fast shaking.

Study quantifies ancient starlight.

Berkeley Lab finds promising antioxidant compound suppresses disease in mice.

Natural Resources alumni are using their degrees to make films, and make waves.

Social enterprises born in a classroom, now businesses, are having an impact. 

Mitch Celaya announces end of 30-year UCPD service.

Berkeley Law student wins research and writing award.

Atmospheric chemist and medal winner warned of ozone depletion.

Poli sci professor Lisa Garcia Bedolla lays out a driving force behind today's vote, in a UC Prime video. 

Psych Your Mind charts how emotions influence elections, and vice versa.

Backlash to 2010 is driving this year's election, says Lawrence Rosenthal of the Center for Right-Wing Studies.

Tips from IST on how to recognize it, how to avoid becoming a victim.
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