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FEBRUARY 3, 2015
Martin Vela-Sanchez, Danny Murillo Those who have served time behind bars face challenges on campus, from stigmatization to laws limiting their access to jobs. Through their campus organization Underground Scholars, formerly incarcerated students work to beat the odds and change the system.

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Taking in such wonders as the Grand Canyon, the Sistine Chapel's ceiling and Schubert's "Ave Maria" may help boost the body's defense system by guarding against inflammation. Campus researchers explore positive emotions and their potential boon to health

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San Francisco photographer Jim Marshall was known for his documentary images of rock icons: the Beatles, Dylan, Hendrix, Joplin, Santana, the Rolling Stones and more. An exhibit of rarely seen Marshall photos kicks off with (what else?) a psychedelic light show.

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Yearlong celebration of Campanile's 100th kicks off with seismic sounds.

Food luminaries' talks go public via livestream.

Local star's Pack entertains Welcome Week crowd.

Tang Center's 21-day sugar challenge starts Feb. 9; registration is open.

Deadline is Feb. 13 for Elise and Walter A. Haas International Award nominations.

Death Penalty Clinic founder honored.

Scholar's impact on French society cited.

Veteran observer looks at the big picture.

Study: Contact among foes makes U.S. Senate more polarized, not less.

Physicists confirm Einstein-inspired "truism."
Labor Center releases California projections.

Disneyland episode may be a warning sign.


Law prof discovers "scandalous" gaps in 40 years of FBI data.


New book recalls move abroad at 12.

Author Rebecca Solnit recalls undergrads' amazing output: "The joys kept coming."

Psychologist offers word of caution on our stories of how we became ourselves.

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