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jANUARY 27, 2015
Charles Townes Charles Townes, professor emeritus of physics who shared the 1964 Nobel Prize for inventing the laser and pioneered its use in astronomy, died early today (Tuesday, Jan. 27). At a campuswide celebration of his 99th birthday last July, Chancellor Dirks said Townes "embodies the best of Berkeley: He's a great teacher, great researcher and great public servant."

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Patio view, dancer Global food, global politics and Cal Day - this is just a sample from the menu of events planned at Berkeley this spring. This semester brings discussion of women in the world, an exhibit by legendary music photographer Jim Marshall, the National Parks centennial, and opera star Cecilia Bartoli. Berkeley's Campanile rings in its 100th birthday with celebrations across campus.

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Cantona ruins
The former city and now archaeological site called Cantona in the highlands east of Mexico City appears to have been abandoned nearly 1,000 years ago as a result of a prolonged dry spell that lasted about 650 years, according to a new study by geography graduate student Tripti Bhattacharya and professor Roger Byrne. 

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Campanile The Jane K. Sather Campanile at UC Berkeley turns 100 years old this year. A beloved landmark in the Bay Area, it has been part of university history through world wars, paleontological discoveries, protests, rallies and celebrations and is home to a 61-bell carillon and five levels of fossils.

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Campus poised to act on gaps affecting women, minorities.

Richmond initiative the focus of stories by two important publications.

All UC campuses now have student advocate.

Materials related to cartoonists, editors killed, plus social and historical context.

Xiao Qiang took on China's "Great Firewall of censorship."

New documentary looks at biologist Tyrone Hayes and his research.

What makes pop, pop? Three engineers who met at Cal decode popular songs.

New book from Ph.D. and research fellow has a recipe for improving food systems.

Berkeley Haas lecturers' book advocates making the most of "the other F word."

Wonder material on its way to becoming high-tech workhorse.

Study shows no rise, while costs have doubled.

New discovery by Berkeley chemists. 
Medical plan update. 
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