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AUGUST 18, 2015
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Fall semester is upon us. Move-in weekend, this Saturday and Sunday, will see students pour into Berkeley, settling into dorms and getting ready for classes to start. Three weeks of "Getting Your Bearings" events and activities, along with tips on campus life and advice from older students, await them on the New Student Services welcome website.  
Barry Bergman Encouraged by colleagues and against his better judgment, Barry Bergman, a writer and editor at UC Berkeley, is enrolled in the Greater Good Science Center's fall online course, "The Science of Happiness," which launches Sept. 8. His  week-by-week chronicle of his personal journey begins here.
Mary Gaillard
"I became a feminist by necessity," writes Mary K. Gaillard. "My passion was physics." In her new book, A Singularly Unfeminine Profession: One Woman's Journey in Physics, she writes about the slights and frustrations that raised her consciousness as she rose to the top among theoretical physicists - and raised a family at the same time.   
Scientists study an unusually gregarious species.
More octopus secrets

Study challenges practice adopted after E. coli outbreak in packaged spinach.

Researchers say eyes reveal whether one is hunted or hunter.

Biologist, ecologist lead effort to find out why iconic trees are stressed. 
African American studies chair appointed vice chancellor.

And we're fourth university overall.

Art Simmons is The Man when it comes to the Campanile's old, unique timepieces. (With audio interview) 
Ethnomusicologist Ben Brinner takes over as faculty director.

Entrepreneur Rikky Muller of Cortera makes MIT's annual list.

Poetry by ethnic studies Ph.D. candidate Craig Santos Perez honored.

Joe Lurie used his longtime perch as I-House director as a basis for his new book.

Tough and beloved early journalism prof dies at 94. 
Sociologist Lawrence Rosenthal  looks at the GOP's top candidate.

Robert Reich gives advice to the Fed.

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