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Harry Williams and students
Harry Williams is a Native water activist whose intimate knowledge of California's Owens Valley makes the undergraduate course "Researching Water in the West" anything but dry. Students' research "will help us fight for the water rights of our people," he says.    
Esther Gulli, Broderick McClinton
Broderick McClinton had just moved into his dorm at Tulane when Katrina hit. His campus badly damaged, McClinton ended up as one of 74 students sheltered at Berkeley for a semester 10 years ago this fall. The experience changed his life. He looks back on it in a conversation with Esther Gulli, the staffer who led the effort to bring the students here.  
African American student
"For too long, African Americans on our campus have faced obstacles to feeling fully included in the life of our university," says Chancellor Nicholas Dirks, explaining the impetus behind the just-announced UC Berkeley African American Initiative. Three of the campus officials responsible for its creation and future success talked to Berkeley News about it.   
a football
Hundreds of Berkeley's international students found some answers to their questions about the mysteries of football, American style, at "American Football 101," an instructional, often hilarious hour-long training camp held at Memorial Stadium. Berkeley News videographers Roxanne Makasdjian and Stephen McNally were there to catch the action.  
James Allison, whose immuno-therapy breakthrough came at Berkeley, wins Lasker Award.

Food pioneer, Berkeley alum wins National Humanities Medal.

Magma plumes definitively linked to volcanic hotspots.

Self-sweeping technique could mean advances for 3D printing, self-driving cars.

Survey shows backing for greater use of renewables, less consumption of gas.

Entrepreneurs' Expo is Friday.

Big Ideas kicks off 10th contest with a nod to its high-impact success stories.

Dr. Joel Moskowitz speaks about wireless radiation safety Thursday.

It will reopen Wednesday, Oct. 7, with new exhibits, roof and schedule.

New exhibit shows off the splendors of two San Francisco world fairs.

Fifty years later, their contributions are still overlooked, writes ethnic studies professor Catherine Ceniza Choy.
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