The Berkeleyan: This week on campus
APRIL 16, 2013
Dogs fighting, woman biting laptop Chronic stress is known to cause major health problems, but acute stress is thought to improve people's performance and health. A new study by UC Berkeley professor Daniela Kaufer shows why that is. Stress generates new nerve cells in the brain that, two weeks later, help people learn better.

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Persons of Interest logo, Justin Park Justin Park dropped out of high school, but he never lost his love of literature and learning. After 20 years as a bartender, bike messenger and military man, Park returned to school at UC Berkeley, graduated and now has been selected as a Gates Cambridge Scholar, a top world honor.

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Random numbers "Being geeky has become a lot cooler than it was years ago," says statistics professor and department chair Philip Stark. He should know. In the last four years, statistics has been the fastest-growing major at Berkeley, by far.

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Launch comes 12 years after breakthrough in Berkeley lab.

Centro Legal de la Raza confers award for visionary leadership.

Rapid growth is outstripping state monitoring, says Berkeley Law study.

New resource bolsters support.

Library offers up treasures.

Only a few days left to fill it out, win big prizes; survey closes Sunday night, April 21.

Plan online for Saturday's campus open house.

$200 million to Space Sciences Lab.

I School's Drone Lab has the skies buzzing near South Hall.

Bakar Fellows Program allows vital study to go forward.

From fence-hopper to brain surgeon, alum makes Berkeley Wall of Fame. 

Work on seismic code for adobes nets Chancellor's Award for Research in the Public Interest.

Two photographers from J-School selected.

Radio interview captures realities of war and coming home for graduating senior. 
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