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APRIL 29, 2014
Free Speech Movement anniversary logo
The UC Berkeley campus is gearing up for the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement with a semester of events and activities commemorating the momentous events of 1964. A new website carries a visual history of the times, and students are invited to compete in a 50th-anniversary poster contest.  

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Scene from video The labels "Hispanic" or "Latino" cover a strikingly diverse population of more than 50 million Americans. In her new book, "Making Hispanics: How Activists, Bureaucrats, and Media Constructed a New America," UC Berkeley sociologist G. Cristina Mora traces the powerful interests that colluded in the 1970s to create a national Hispanic identity and boosted the political clout of Latin Americans in the United States.

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Stefano DellaVigna, Thomas Piketty
What was conceived as a small seminar turned into an overflow event after the English translation of French economist Thomas Picketty's book on economic inequality became a bestseller. "Piketty's book comes at the perfect moment when American society is seriously concerned about inequality," says UC Berkeley economist Emmanuel Saez, who has worked closely with his French counterpart on the issue. 

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Alum Shane Bauer, now free, reports on the incarceration industry.

South African judge Albie Sachs, others, gather at Berkeley to honor Mandela.

Campus's 11th green summit recognizes a wealth of grassroots projects.

BAM/PFA and student artists help Human Rights Center mark 20th anniversary.

Mobile meeting recorder and sharing system wins top prize in 16th annual event.

Professor's research contributions honored with prestigious award.

Berkeley now has 139 members in prestigious National Academy of Sciences.

Two professors, visiting scholar elected.

May 1 ceremony for 13 individual staffers plus four teams with Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Award.

Dirks, Reich among new American Academy of Arts and Sciences members.

Research shows solution to beef industry emissions problem.

CRISPR approach to gene editing picked as a top new technology.

Paul Waddell and data project selected for Entrepreneurship in Residence.  
Kroeber Hall focus of 2014 Clean Up Week, aimed at opening up space and improving safety.  Free speech and other '60s issues top annual list of recommendations.

Challlenges, opportunities are focus of May 15 event; registration open through May 7. 
Berkeley Wellness weighs in on changing standards.

Greater Good Science Center's Christine Carter says a new book can help. 
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