The Berkeleyan: This week on campus
FEBRUARY 5, 2013
David Presti, Susan Hoffman
Drawing on John Cage and the BAM/PFA exhibition "Silence," a six-week OLLI course delves into art, music, film, neuroscience, bliss, edginess, paradox and more in what Susan Hoffman, OLLI's director, calls "an experiment" in experiential learning. Silence, lecturers will show, is more than an absence of sound. 

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Alan Tansman
What happens when a salsa-loving musicologist sits down to talk with a cognitive scientist studying how the brain hears music, plus a philosopher querying the nature of sound itself? Anything. That's just why the Townsend Center for the Humanities has been igniting those kinds of conversations among faculty and students for 25 years.  

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UC Berkeley wants to know how you feel about the campus climate. An unprecedented UC-wide survey, launched today, asks all faculty, students and staff to chime in about the extent to which they feel welcomed, valued and supported in their work, studies or research. The goal is to make improvements.  

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Link to early menstruation, new School of Public Health study shows.

Biologists make promising stem-cell discovery. 
  Public health researchers find a way to make extra-couple data more accurate. 
Rec Sports, partners launch social media health initiative.

"Know Your Numbers" workshops Feb. 6, 8.

"Next Opportunity at Work," March 1.

Deadline Feb. 22 for TGIF applications, plus more in the latest Bright Green News. (PDF)

Names sought for Chancellor's Awards for Public Service.  
German-born biologist Michael Rape recognized.

Jean Frechet wins prestigious award.

Key recommendations included in FTC's new report.

Co-author Morten Hansen studied why some companies succeed in "Great by Choice."

Health leadership recognized
Public Health associate dean Oxendine one of six Californians honored for contributions.

Legislature considers funding idea developed by seismologist. 

Lab study analyzes green-design effects.

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