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MAY 7, 2013
Nicholas Dirks In what he promised would be the "first of a long series of conversations with you," Nicholas Dirks introduced himself and fielded questions from UC Berkeley students as he visited the campus he'll take over as chancellor June 1. Earlier in the day, he and Chancellor Birgeneau met with student winners of the "Fiat Lux Remix" contest.

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Woman putting on lipstick
UC Berkeley researchers found lead, cadmium, chromium, aluminum and five other metals in 32 lipsticks and lip glosses commonly found in drugstores and department stores. Some of the metals were detected at levels that could raise potential health concerns.  

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Chews to Reuse team
For Cal Dining's "Chews to Reuse" team, innovation is all about taking a great idea and making it into a successful program - in this case, developing a system that lets students take food to go in reusable containers and bringing Berkeley one step closer to its zero-waste goal. For this, the team wins recognition for exemplifying one of Berkeley's five operating principles.  

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The departing Birgeneaus threw a lunchtime bash at Memorial Stadium.

Share your photos at #bike2berk.

Newletter details schedule, recruitment for transition to systemwide services.

Administrators, faculty, staff, students to advise new chancellor.

Berkeley is reverting to campus insurance coverage instead of UC SHIP.

Myra Melford, Joanna Picciotto named as fellows. Honors recognize scholarship and teaching.

Grant for neuroimaging project led by public health's Jagust.

Berkeley Lab projects greater release of carbon than earlier climate models.

Director of local government and community relations named.

School of Public Health epidemiologist Reingold to join federal immunization panel.

Undergraduate, a double major who plans to become a lawyer, reigns after winning contest.

Ceremony is May 18; tickets, FAQ and more.

How to use parking machines, shuttles. 
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