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MAY 19, 2015
2015 commencement
Beaming parents crowded the Memorial Stadium stands at UC Berkeley's campuswide commencement, featuring a keynote by tech leader Marc Benioff and moving, personal remarks by top graduating senior Radhika Kannan.  

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> Grads celebrated on social media. See the stream.  

> Foster kid, social justice reformer earns law degree

Opium poppies
Researchers led by Berkeley bioengineers have completed key steps needed to turn sugar-fed yeast into a microbial factory for producing morphine and potentially other drugs, including antibiotics and anticancer agents. The process could soon become as straightforward as home-brewing beer, prompting calls for regulation.  

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Gretchen Kell plays carillon
Follow UC Berkeley staffer Gretchen Kell through a semester spent learning to pound the handles to play the 61-bell grand carillon in the Campanile, and, finally, playing her final exam - her first in decades  - on the bells resonating from the top of the tower.    

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Bad news for crabs, lizards, other ectotherms.

Discovery by stem-cell researchers.

Economist Edward Miguel helps remove obstacles to progress in the developing world. 
First Berkeley Book Festival features 300 authors, June 6-7.

What "dress for success" really means, as David Zilberman sees it.

So writes Annette Bernhardt, researcher at the Center for Labor Research and Education.

Richard Rothstein speaks with Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air.

Food security an issue for many.

Berkeley Scholars to Cal, BUILD literacy program among recipients.

Berkeley Law conference looks at how they shaped future human rights tribunals. 
Bjorn Hartmann poised to help drive next phase of the digital revolution.

California Social Work Education Center staffer recognized by White House.

Professor Richmond Sarpong wins Royal Society of Chemistry award.

RSF fitness instructor Shane Barnard gets people on their feet and moving.

Panos Patatoukas named among world's best.

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