Berkeleyan this week on campusHelen Wills Moody
MARCH 8, 2016
woman looking at lotion Even a short break from certain kinds of makeup, shampoo and lotion can lead to a significant drop in levels of hormone-disrupting chemicals in the body, according to a new study of 100 Latina teenagers led by researchers at UC Berkeley and in Salinas. The teens spent three days using products free of common ingredients like phthalates and parabens.
Worker in building The proportion of janitors and security guards who work as subcontractors has skyrocketed over the last 30 years, and the results are lower wages, fewer benefits, higher rates of part-time work, inferior working conditions and illegal labor practices for those employees, according to a new study by UC Berkeley's Center for Labor Research and Education.
mouse in bowl of cheerios UC Berkeley scientists have captured unique images of problem-solving in action by tapping into the minds of mice. A new study shows rapid rewiring in the rodents' frontal brains after they learn by trial and error.
Men's friendships good for health, especially stress, study shows.

Proteins monitored in cognitively normal people can lead to earlier diagnosis.

Robotics researcher Pieter Abbeel is finding ways to make robots learn. 

Dedication pays off in Berkeley Law clinic's first such case.

CED prof Kristina Hill talks about the need to rethink coastal urban landscapes.

Dutch conductor's visit leads scholar to identify piece by Baroque master. Play brings to life story of a community's displacement to make way for the Dodgers.
Linguist George Lakoff on strict fathers, direct causation and political incorrectness.

Assistant dean of students Sandra Bass rues ongoing, often videotaped police oppression.

Greater Good's Jeremy Adam Smith charts the birth of a modern movement.

Historian Paula Fass says education isn't the answer to problems facing youth. 

Chancellor Dirks, community leaders join for annual breakfast.
University Health Services is still seeing cases, urges basic hygiene.

Class of 2016 aims to raise $100,000 for donation to campus.

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