The Berkeleyan: This week on campus
MARCH 12, 2013
Derek Van Rheenen
Derek Van Rheenen, director of Berkeley's Athletic Study Center, is living proof that "you can have a very rich athletic, physical life and a very rich academic and intellectual life." He's determined to teach today's crop of Cal athletes they can "have it all." 

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woman alone in church pews
Religious affiliation in the U.S. is at its lowest point since it was first tracked in the 1930s, according to researchers from UC Berkeley and Duke University. Last year, one in five Americans claimed they had no religious preference, more than double the number reported in 1990. 

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Reza Alam Mechanical engineer Reza Alam started out as a stargazer in a hot, dry, landlocked Iranian city. Now he's a fluid-dynamics expert who studies ocean waves. His special interest: how to "cloak" surface objects (such as oil rigs) from the ocean's fury. The shape of the sea floor below is key, he says.

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Fear of freeloading
Aversion to the "F" word and how it affects online sharing services.

Labor Center's Ken Jacobs on why the sequester may not reduce the deficit at all.

Conservation biologist talks up native species' role in pollination and ag.

Atomic collapse of graphene holds import for future of electronic devices. 
Win two of six honors nationally.
Preparation of aromatic compounds "revolutionized" by Berkeley prof.

Educational council's District VII honors Berkeley chancellor.
Delivery of services is changing.

UC Berkeley gets high marks (again) from U.S. News & World Report (PDF).

Campus cyclists invited to grade UC Berkeley in online survey (deadline: March 14).

Student brainchild, Skydeck incubated, prototype Dreambox expected soon. 
British film series raises fundamental questions about happiness.

Transfer student's musings, in student mag Caliber, on collecting in the digital age.
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