The Berkeleyan: This week on campusThe Berkeleyan: This week on campus
MAY 14, 2013
University Medalist Ritankar Das
Ritankar Das,18, a double major in bioengineering and chemical biology, is the youngest University Medalist in more than a century. He is graduating from UC Berkeley in only three years with more than 200 credits and a GPA of 3.99. The medal is given each year to the top graduating senior.  

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Chris Ategeka
"The day I got my first bike, my life changed completely," says Chris Ategeka, an AIDS orphan from East Africa who has found success at UC Berkeley as an engineer, inventor and social entrepreneur. His student-led startup CA Bikes is distributing free bikes in rural Uganda, and a second venture is working on an HIV early-detection kit that could be deployed across Africa.  

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Eric Simons
So are the world's millions of sports fans empaths? Sociopaths? Junkies? Lovers? Haters? Testosterone freaks? Armchair warriors? Author, UC Berkeley J-School instructor and sports nut Eric Simons set out on a quest to find out, and he gathered his findings in a new book, The Secret Lives of Sports Fans

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Low-cost and could be used where medical care is limited.

Pay-for-performance model pays off in Rwanda, study shows.

Some racial groups bear the brunt of rising heat because they live where trees are few. 
Professor and associate director of human rights clinic.

Blum Center undergrad Luis Flores returns home with new eyes.

AG promotes the use of civilian courts in terror cases. (Video) 
Law clinic helps more than 100 undocumented students. 

Ananya Roy at TedXBerkeley. (Video)

New state budget proposes $10 million for it.

UC releases undergrad survey results.

$250 prize offered for work  exemplifying Birgeneau contributions to equity, inclusion. (PDF)

Fourth year in Bike the Bridges benefit ride.

Library's summer reading list. (Facebook)

IST on how to foil hackers' latest efforts.  
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