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OCTOBER 16, 2013
Rabbi Adam Naftalin-Kelman, Provost George Breslauer UC Berkeley has a vibrant new hub on campus with the opening of the Center for Jewish Studies, which will  build upon the campus's long tradition of leadership in the study of Jewish literature, history and rabbinics.

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Also: Q&A with founding director Bob Alter 

Hamburger Fast food may seem cheap, but a new UC Berkeley report says the fast-food industry costs American taxpayers nearly $7 billion annually because its jobs pay so little that 52 percent of fast food workers are forced to sign their family members up for public assistance.

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Scott Stephens Person of Interest: UC Berkeley professor Scott Stephens, a fire ecologist, lost 400 research sites in the Sierra Nevada conflagration that came to be called the Rim Fire. The harm to the forest ecosystem is incalculable. He is hopeful that lessons learned can help prevent such massive destruction in the future.

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Campus to inaugurate, celebrate Nick Dirks as the new chancellor.

Berkeley Law program to expand. 
Cal Bears offensive lineman tears it up in the classroom, too.

Honor for researchers Claire Kremen, Mark Richards and Benito Tan. 
National award for Hillel Adesnik, Jennifer Ahern and David Savage.  
Statistics professor Philip Stark  opens his case against them. 
Check out the best photos from Alumni & Family Weekend's Instagram contest.

Got questions? Berkeley-specific FAQ has answers.

City makes changes in the blocks near campus on the southside and downtown.

Fabilli Hoffer essay contest subject: What I don't know.

Campus heavyweights among bright lights to speak at Berkeley's inaugural think-fest, Oct. 25-26.

Learn about all things tactile, from sensation to science, at Berkeley Science Review's festival event, Oct. 27. 
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