The Berkeleyan: This week on campus
NOVEMBER 20, 2012
Jeff Tedford Jeff Tedford, who has overseen the Golden Bear football program for the past 11 seasons, has been relieved of his duties as UC Berkeley's head football coach, Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour announced today. Under Tedford, Cal compiled an 82-57 record from 2002-11, but his mark was 23-27 over the past four years. 

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POI logo, Sara Thacker Sara Thacker gave up a successful career as a litigator for a more informal - and, she believes, more effective - approach to resolving conflicts. Now, as director of the Staff Ombuds Office, she aims to create a safe place for Berkeley staff and non-Senate faculty to work out their issues with managers, colleagues and the changing nature of their jobs themselves.

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Red colobus monkey Eating your veggies is good advice. But new research from UC Berkeley shows that plants that contain estrogen can make monkeys have more sex, groom less and be more aggressive. The finding suggests that eating plant-based hormones could have played an important role in primate evolution.

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Welcome celebration for Nicholas Dirks planned for next week.

School of Public Health wins $2.75 million grant to address health inequities in four cities. 

Missy Franklin tops a bumper crop of new athletic recruits.

Senior engineering student wins prestigious scholarship.

Renowned nuclear physicist dies at 68. 
Cal Dining's efforts to save and recycle food win national praise.

Five-year collaboration in education, culture and scientific research.

Designed to aid with connections via the new Google email, calendar and docs apps.

Closures, shorter open hours planned.

Environmental and civil-rights advocate speaks Nov. 29.

Film series goes behind the scenes with "Lost Highway" and "Wild at Heart" writer. 
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