Nobel laureates need to reflect diversity of STEM fields

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This year, UC Berkeley welcomed Frances Arnold (chemistry), James Allison (physiology and medicine) and Paul Romer (economics) to its ranks of Nobel laureates. With the third-highest number of Nobel laureates in the world, UC Berkeley now has 107 individuals formerly or currently associated with the university who have received the
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FEMA grants BART $6.8M to boost security

BART applied for the FEMA grant in June and competed with other transit systems nationwide. It was one of 19 different systems to receive grants, and BART received one of the most substantial grants, according to BART media relations manager James Allison.
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Berkeley City Council approves petition to rename Ashby BART station after activist Mable Howard

Mable Howard, as described by her daughter Mildred Howard, was a leading community organiser who successfully launched a lawsuit against BART in 1968. An above-ground train would have disrupted many small local businesses — “banks, hardware stores, a shoe store, an appliance store” — and divided white communities and communities of color across the tracks.
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BART receives federal grant to fund creation of new safety device

The Federal Transit Administration awarded BART $5 million to implement an innovative safety device designed to protect trackside workers. According to BART spokesperson Jim Allison, the device would be the first of its kind in that it would automatically stop trains nearing an active workspace if the workers there don’t reply to
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