The Berkeleyan: This week on campus
Ju Hong
Ju Hong (pictured), Marco Flores and Jessica G. are among some 200 undocumented students from 20 countries at UC Berkeley whom the Haas, Jr. Fund aims to help with a $1 million gift to provide scholarship assistance. It's the largest-single gift of its kind to any U.S. university.   

> Read about the students' lives and the gift... 

> Watch a video of Ju Hong talking about his life...  

john powell Civil rights scholar john powell rethinks ideas of race for the 21st century in a recently published essay collection, Racing to Justice. In a Q&A with the UC Berkeley NewsCenter, powell discusses the book and his ambitious vision for the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at Berkeley.

> Read the full article and listen to powell speak ... 

Person drinking water When it comes to climate change, deforestation and toxic waste, the assumption has been that conservative views are intractable. But new research from UC Berkeley suggests that such opinions can be changed with messages couched in terms of fending off threats to the "purity" and "sanctity" of Earth and our bodies.

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Garden of biofuel plants named for Chancellor Birgeneau.
Chris Somerville on EBI's first five years

Climate scientists must work to solve "society's wicked problems," she tells Berkeley audience.

BBC video charts new success of Kaz-Lab, Berkeley's exoskeleton program.

Geography department parting with surplus topo, historic maps.

First of two campus sessions on UCPath Center positions is Wednesday, Dec. 12.

Last call for Bear's Lair 
Campus pub shuts down to make way for Lower Sproul renovation.

Alum's gift will fund programs for under-resourced middle- and high-school students.

Campus offers new storage, collaboration platform. 

Carb converter could lead to new health treatments.

Mexican American youngsters lag in literacy, but excel in social skills.

Shared real-time information eases stress, could help planners, study shows.

National health honchos Satcher, McGinnis share annual honor.

Sanford Kadish was instrumental in creating Jurisprudence and Social Policy program.

Sanjay Kumar wins Young Investigator Award.

Berkelium T-shirts, molecular mixology kits among Berkeley Science Review suggestions.

Thursday is the last shopping day.

Campus takes an energy holiday
Checklist for curtailment, Dec. 22-Jan. 1. 
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