The Berkeleyan: This week on campus
DECEMBER 4, 2012
Shannon Thomas Intent on creating a safe space for students to learn and talk about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Shannon Thomas founded a student organization at Berkeley. A double major in peace and conflict and Middle Eastern studies, and a Model U.N. delegate, she sees fostering peace as her path.

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Patrick Awuah
Patrick Awuah earned his MBA from the Haas School of Business in 1999 and went on to found Africa's first private, secular, liberal arts college, Ashesi University in Ghana. His aim? To transform a continent through education. Ashesi celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and Awuah has won Haas's Leading Through Innovation Award. 

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Van Jones In this year's Mario Savio Lecture, honoring Berkeley's historic free-speech champion, Barack Obama's former green-jobs adviser had some advice for the president's supporters. Celebrate his re-election victory, Van Jones said, but don't settle for it.

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Overlooked carbon source used by a billion around the world.

Flame retardants in most, research by Berkeley and Duke scientists shows.

CNR professor to present latest research on protecting vulnerable trees. 
Lord Jonathan Sacks takes the stage at Berkeley Law.

Science group now honors 227 from Berkeley.

Accountability, advocacy benefit, says Camille Crittenden. 
New course format invites faculty to create "dream classes."

New Global Engagement Office
Gronsky to lead international initiatives effort.

Library offers 24/7 study space
Now through finals week.

Free Eco Ensemble concert Dec. 11.

Highlights of 2012 report, plus news about the Box CSA, in Bright Green News. (PDF)

Cal Forestry Club fundraiser offers sustainably harvested firs, cedars.

A-Z rundown in the Berkeley Wellness Letter.

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