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MAY 5, 2015
Radhika Kanna, Geetanjali Kannan Dazzling whether she's defending the environment or performing a classical Indian dance, Radhika Kannan is the winner of Berkeley's coveted University Medal. Despite the sudden loss of her mother during her junior year, Kannan rallied to carry out a career plan they had made together and went on to graduate with the highest distinction in economics and conservation studies and a near-perfect GPA.

> Read the full article and watch the video...  

> Meet the four medal runners-up... 

APASA Fifteen individual staffers and members of three staff teams are  this year's winners of the Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Award (COSA), one of the campus's highest honors for staff. Chancellor Nicholas Dirks will congratulate the recipients at the awards ceremony, which takes place Thursday, 12:30-2:30 p.m. The event will be livestreamed.

> Read the details and link to list of winners... 

Joseph Greenwell UC Berkeley Dean of Students Joseph Greenwell has put out a video that vividly underscores his empathy with students dealing with the pressures of life. In it, he talks about his own struggles when he was young - with loneliness, his sexual identity and suicidal thoughts. The video is part of efforts by the campus to raise awareness of available mental health resources.

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Geophysicists find dinosaur-killing impact rang the Earth like a bell.

Neuroscientist uses advanced imaging to track development of the disease.

Efforts to predict spread of sudden oak disease got a boost from amateur observers.

New analysis by researchers at Center for Labor Research and Education.

Scholarly organization elects professors Laqueur, Alivisatos.

STEM activist, Ph.D. candidate wins honor.

Ethnic Studies Library pulls related artworks from its archives.

Blessing of the bikes, town-gown ride highlight May 14 event.

Campus speech urges climate-change action and an end to government paralysis.

Campus beta-launches website with five projects. 
Blame housing policies, writes law fellow Richard Rothstein.

Nutrition prof Joanne Ikeda gives her views to federal task force on childhood obesity.
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