The Berkeleyan: This week on campus
NOVEMBER 27, 2012
Nicholas Dirks Chancellor-to-be Nicholas Dirks today makes his first visit to the campus he will lead starting in June. In preparation for the festivities, he sat down for a video interview about his life, his work and his preparation for Berkeley's top job. The UC regents approved his selection today, and Dirks will address the campus community from the steps of Doe Library at 3:15 p.m. Follow the day's events on the NewsCenter, and send the next chancellor a greeting at #WelcomeNick.    

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> Watch the livestream of Nicholas Dirks at Doe at 3:15 p.m...  


Drosophila The Hawaiian Islands are a perfect laboratory for learning how plants and animals colonize new ecological niches, since every time a volcano sticks its head above the waves, life invades. A new $2 million federal grant will allow UC Berkeley researchers to study how insects and spiders create biodiversity on Hawaii.

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Green law clinic members
Berkeley Law's new Green-Collar Communities Clinic helps low-income workers and entrepreneurs incubate cooperative, environmentally sustainable ventures, from solar-installation businesses to green nail salons. It all started when Sushil Jacobs, a 2011 graduate, went to India on a fellowship. 

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How they hijack our bodies for their own purposes, in the new Berkeley Science Review.

Engineer's new design helps make structures more seaworthy.

Low-cost method uses human-made wetlands to scrub toxins from inland lake.

Annual Berkeley Lab report documents downward trend in U.S. photovoltaic costs.  

Biologist-alum's artwork featured in Wired.

Hundreds of mushrooms, edible and not, on display Saturday and Sunday. 
College of Engineering effort to boost ranks of integrated-circuit engineers.

Friday and Saturday at Eshleman: office furniture, supplies, clothing.

Tang Center, noon-5:30 p.m.

Haas real estate expert to help improve financial risk systems.

Government opposes citizens' efforts to clean up nuclear contamination, she tells campus audience.

Obituary: Space physicist was an experimental pioneer.

Obituary: Longtime engineering professor. 
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