Berkleyan this week on campusRandy Schekman, his parking pass, Nicholas Dirks
OCTOBER 8, 2013
Randy Schekman and research team
By now, everyone knows UC Berkeley's Randy Schekman, a professor of molecular and cell biology, won a Nobel Prize for cellular research he has patiently explained hundreds of times since getting the call from Sweden early Monday. But do you know how this relates to Tiger Woods? Or what his research team did in tribute (hint: they're pictured to the left)? From  stories, videos, photos and tweets, find out what Schekman did to deserve global recognition of the highest order, what he said when he heard the news, why he credits Berkeley and public education and what his high-school teacher said (hint: it has to do with Tiger Woods).  

> Coverage starts here, with story, links and two videos...  


Berkeley winner's 'Groundhog Day' has a happy ending 

Schekman charms the press  (with video)  

Continuing updates via Storify 

Accolades in the Twittersphere and on the UC Berkeley Facebook page            

couple at their wedding What makes some people more prone to wedded joy or sorrow than others? Researchers at UC Berkeley have found a major clue in human DNA. A gene involved in serotonin regulation can predict how much our emotions affect our relationships, according to a new study that may be the first to link genetics, emotions and marital satisfaction.

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Design from Unbuilt San Francisco
Townhouses on Alcatraz? Hydrogen-generating algae fields atop Twin Peaks? Imagine how the Bay Area might have looked if not for the vagaries of funding, politics, taste, mortality or chance. Other people's visions are on display now in the "Unbuilt San Francisco" exhibit at Wurster Hall.  

> Read the full article and view the slideshow... 


Janet Yellen White House: Yellen to get the nod as fed chief

News reports say Obama will make the nomination Wednesday.

Vehicle-sharing summit

Berkeley gathers the experts to map out transit's future.

Two info sessions at Berkeley planned for Friday, Oct. 11. Click here for flyer (PDF)

Shattuck Avenue closed to cars, open to everyone on Sunday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Professor John Flanagan takes over next June.

Professor Kam-Biu Luk recognized for work on neutrinos.

Dimple Abichandani brings long experience in social justice to the post.

Kavli funds joint UC Berkeley-Berkeley Lab venture.

Relieving symptoms may head off common condition's worst consequences.

Tang Center's first drop-in clinic is Wednesday, Oct. 9, noon-5 p.m.

Tap dancing, bungee jumping - see what Berkeley people are doing to raise money for the university.

Open access is not peer review's big problem, says Michael Eisen.

Why Berkeley Law's Jonathan Simon says Oscar Grant movie deserves one. 
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