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FEBRUARY 23, 2016
Bay Area map What's your city or county doing to buffer the effects of gentrification and urban displacement? As a follow-up to its project tracking displacement in the Bay Area, Berkeley's Urban Displacement Project has just come out with an interactive map that lets you check the use of policies like rent control and the promotion of affordable housing city by city. And they've posted three policy briefs, as well. 

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Pieter Abbeel, Hillel Adesnik, Sayeef Salahuddin Three young UC Berkeley faculty members - Pieter Abbeel, Hillel Adesnik and Sayeef Salahuddin - have won Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. 
U.S. Supreme Court
It's not clear if the Supreme Court vacancy caused by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia will get filled this year or not, let alone by whom. But there's no lack of buzz on campus about one name: Indian-American jurist Sri Srinivasan. Several law professors say he's their pick, and public policy professor Robert Reich has said his "mole in the White House" told him that Obama would, in fact, nominate Srinivasan.
Pop culture increases demand for U.S. goods, Haas prof shows.

NASA sets WFIRST space exploration program in motion.

Bacon lecturer Karen Chapple turns up heat in debate over land use, driving.

Robert Lustig talk, 21-day challenge highlight campaign.

Berkeley has sent more volunteers to serve than any other university.

Berkeley a top producer of scholars.

Haas Institute's Stephen Menendian on race in literature in 2015.
Christina Romer, Laura D'Andrea Tyson, Robert Reich weigh in.

Law prof Ian Haney Lopez is interviewed on NPR's Latino USA.

Influence is enhanced, study finds.

Lawrence Rosenthal, director of Berkeley's Center for Right-Wing Studies, analyzes the current political scene. 

Key role in Chancellor Dirks' reorganization.

Law prof leads effort to improve outcomes from childhood to early career.

Journalist Lowell Bergman on their rise and fall, 50 years after organization's founding. 
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