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DECEMBER 17, 2013
Matias Tarnopolsky Musical America has named Cal Performances Director 

Matías Tarnopolsky one of its 30 influential "Movers and Shakers." In a Q&A, Tarnopolsky talks about how being at UC Berkeley has shaped his thoughts about what he brings to campus stages, and to the community. "It's a really exciting and enriching environment," he says. 

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Cameron Rose Cameron Rose, a grad student whose research focuses on flapping-winged robots in flight, dreams of one day helping the field of robotics achieve "something even close to the level of maneuverability and control that animals possess," he told National Geographic. "I also dream to use my knowledge and passion for robotics to encourage other African American students to pursue similar paths."

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Nicholas Dirks In a video holiday message to the campus, Chancellor Nicholas Dirks discusses his ambitious agenda for the campus, and the "big ideas, constructive collaboration and unconventional thinking" that will be needed to achieve them. 

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Alum and developer Robert Lalanne named to run property and building projects and operations.

High-energy kickoff for Berkeley Institute for Data Science.

Countdown is on for the start of UC's systemwide smoking ban.  

And more from the Bright Green News. (PDF)

Severin Borenstein responds to calls for divestment.

For Americans, it's all about "deservingness," according to Claude Fischer. 
Novel instrument may allow imaging of planets close to their stars.

Berkeley Law partners with Russian research university.  

Architects bestow top honor on Berkeley superstar, posthumously. Senate plans to try for Fed nominee's confirmation before holiday break.

A look at the chemists of the food world, and more in the new Catalyst magazine. 

See you next year

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