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OCTOBER 13, 2015
Hand writing graph A course on critical thinking at UC Berkeley, co-taught for the past three years by a public policy expert and a Nobel Prize-winning physicist, has generated a new proposal to remove sources of bias in research and improve confidence in published studies. The target would be usually inadvertent bias that skews the conclusions of studies and often makes them unrepeatable.
U.S. Supreme Court The U.S. Supreme Court has just begun its new term, and if recent history is any indication, Berkeley Law faculty members may soon influence more landmark rulings. Faculty whose work was noted by the court in its last term include Jonathan Simon, on solitary confinement; Joan Hollinger, on marriage equality; Alan Auerbach, on double taxation; and Richard Rothstein, on fair housing.
Memorial Once a small subsection of education theory, social and emotional learning - known as SEL - has been gaining support, partly in response to increasing school violence. The idea is that teaching empathy to the young will spark deep societal change. The Bay Area-based Toolbox program, in place in Berkeley and Oakland schools, is working to make it so, and has caught the attention of experts at Berkeley.
Health researchers find significant reductions after just a few days.

How many are there? Initiative improves tools used to find out.

Sugary drinks cost more since Berkeley passed tax, study confirms.

Engineer Khalid Mosalam named director of earthquake center.

Gathering to remember the late writer, teacher.

NIH rewards high-risk research.

EECS faculty lead research projects.
Maximino Martinez Commons, three others win AIA recognition.

Dual-degree undergrads can opt for Science Po campus.

UC campuses competing to see which can be the greenest. 

And we're the top public in new global rankings from U.S. News.

Drop-in clinic at the Tang Center, noon-5 p.m. 

Sirens at 10:15 a.m. Thursday will signal earthquake readiness drill.

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