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NOVEMBER 25, 2014
Sadia Saifuddin Though she's missed classes, lost sleep and put her social life on hold since becoming UC student regent in July, Berkeley senior Sadia Saifuddin is upbeat about her role, calling it a blessing and a job "I was meant to do.".

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> On the Berkeley Blog: Why I say 'no' to the tuition plan 

Dodging Extinction book cover Climate change is pushing us toward the brink of a sixth global extinction, like the one that wiped out the dinosaurs. But "it's not a done deal," says integrative biology professor Anthony Barnosky - if we can change our habits. Barnosky elaborates in his new book, Dodging Extinction. He also appears in a new documentary, Mass Extinction, Life at the Brink, airing Nov. 30 on the Smithsonian Channel. 

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Sleeping girl Do you, like many Americans, cheat yourself of sleep? UC Berkeley neuroscientist and sleep researcher Matthew Walker will be featured Nov. 30 in Sleepless in America, a documentary on the National Geographic Channel that lays out in gripping detail exactly how it hurts us to scrimp on sleep time.

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john a. powell

A response to Ferguson 

Haas Institute's john powell says systemic change is needed.

Ferguson decision came as no surprise to social psychologist Jack Glaser. 

Already burned out on feeling thankful? Here are tips for the holiday season.

Holiday cheer comes to University Village.

Adding foods like Jerusalem artichokes and rutabagas brings you closer to the first Thanksgiving - and it's more healthful.

Food that might otherwise be wasted feeds the hungry with this student-run program.

Engineering prof and administrator starts in new role Jan. 1.

Back from running Smith, Carol Christ takes the reins at CSHE.

Scientists honored for contributions.

U.S. News puts Berkeley at the top of the field among global universities.  

Deadline for benefit changes is 5 p.m. (Tuesday).

Propsed system that alerts drivers to open parking spaces.
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