UC Berkeley students win $10,000 awards for sustainability projects

The Dow Chemical Company honored three groups of UC Berkeley students for projects that provided sustainable solutions to the world’s environmental issues at a ceremony on campus Wednesday. The three campus groups, along with winners from seven other universities — University of Cambridge, Northwestern University, University of Michigan and institutions
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Graduate student, a mentor to family and friends, dies

UC Berkeley graduate student Vadim Karagodsky, known for his dedication to his friends, family and academia, died of natural causes Friday. He was 31. Police discovered Karagodsky’s body after his brother Igor Karagodsky called them to perform a welfare check because he had not been able to get a hold
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Cases of mumps dramatically increase in last week

In the days following the announcement of an outbreak of mumps on campus, campus officials are taking a series of measures to prevent further spread of the infection. Cases of mumps, so far only identified in students, have risen dramatically since the first instances were announced Friday. From only four
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5th Annual Town & Gown Conference starts tomorrow

Tomorrow Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and author Mark Hertsgaard will give keynote addresses for the first day of the Town & Gown Conference in Berkeley — a two-day event where college and city representatives from throughout the state meet to discuss cooperative strategies for dealing with current and potential obstacles. Adelyn
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UC Berkeley experiencing outbreak of mumps

There is an outbreak of mumps in the UC Berkeley campus community, campus officials announced late Tuesday night. Cases of the contagious viral infection, which is transmitted by the mucus or saliva of an infected person, were first reported on campus Friday. The confirmed cases were quarantined, but Associate Vice
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City to host fifth annual Town & Gown Conference

Representatives from cities and colleges throughout California will flock to Berkeley later this week, as the city hosts the fifth annual Town & Gown Conference. “Town-gown” describes the relationship between large universities and the cities they coexist with. Hence, the conference — which will take place Thursday and Friday at
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Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony for Saul Perlmutter

UC Berkeley professor wins Nobel Prize

UC Berkeley Professor of physics Saul Perlmutter has won the Nobel Prize in Physics. Perlmutter, who will share the award with two other scientists, was recognized for his work studying supernovae. Brian Schmidt, an astronomer at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Australian National University, and Adam
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