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JANUARY 7, 2014
Janet Yellen

With Monday's vote by the U.S. Senate, economist and Haas School of Business emeritus professor Janet Yellen is poised to make history as the first woman to take the helm of the country's Federal Reserve Bank. She was just the second woman to win tenure at Haas, and will assume the federal post on Feb. 1.   

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Carbon map of Bay Area Interactive carbon-footprint maps developed by UC Berkeley researchers show that while population-dense U.S. cities contribute lower greenhouse-gas emissions per person than other areas of the country, these cities' suburbs essentially wipe out the climate benefits. The maps allow anyone to see how their own zip code is doing when it comes to emissions.

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Herbarium student

Herbarium grows its own

The Jepson Herbarium at UC Berkeley has a big mission: understanding and protecting California's flora. In order to ensure it will always have the well-trained plant-lovers it needs, the herbarium has been growing its own. Its public workshops, open to anyone with an interest in California plant life, are about to begin their 20th season.

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Math prof explains how agency was able to hack encrypted emails. Video.

Linguist Geoffrey Nunberg talks about his choice on NPR's Fresh Air.

Berkeley law expert makes some predictions for 2014 on Legal Planet 

Chancellor responds to American Studies Association decision.

Outstanding staff members sought.

UC goes tobacco-free (e-cigarettes too).  

Study confirms lineage of 4.4 million- year-old fossil.

Galaxy teems with sub-Neptune bodies, but our solar system doesn't. 

J-School mourns award-winning reporter, lecturer and alumna.

Anthropologist was an expert on inequality in India, pushed for "human-interest anthropology."

Haas@Work lecturer, innovator.
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