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Number One Berkeley is No. 1 in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of public national universities, claiming the top position for the 17th straight year. The 2015 college rankings were released today. Five of the top 10 publics are University of California campuses.

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Cathy Koshland
"Being stretched, being challenged, taking the class that's uncomfortable for whatever reason" - that's essential to the student experience, says Cathy Koshland, who sees herself as an advocate for undergrads in her new role as Berkeley's vice chancellor for undergraduate education.   

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Tshirt poster, Kimberly McNair For her dissertation research on T-shirts and the black-protest tradition, doctoral candidate Kimberly McNair has visited street fairs and flea markets to find new Ts and meet their vendors, as well as reading scholarly theory on performance, media and "remix" practices.

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Chancellor Dirks, students A new school year is a blur of new students, sights and sounds all over campus. The NewsCenter captured the action on a website stuffed with pictures, words, videos, graphics showing off the incoming class, information about new initiatives and new construction, and the stories of a few individuals who embody what Berkeley is all about.

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Innovative research presented to venture capitalists, executives.

New agreement for resarch collaboration, graduate education, three institutes.

'Envisioning human rights'
Eric Stover gives a guided tour of Human Rights Center's powerful photo exihibit.

And what the campus is doing to conserve; a drought update.

Goal is a series of socially engaged projects called "Print Public."

Ceremony to honor faculty, staff, students lost over the last year.

Biologists plunge in to rescue rare, endangered desert fish.

Study shows prefrontal cortex is key when temptation is involved.

Scientists use optogenetics to study brain processing, memory.

Astronomy professor Alex Filippenko fights for funding for UC research facility.

Giant in the field of criminal law, former Berkeley Law dean. 

Robert Reich on what's at stake in ballot battle. 
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