Faces of Berkeley: Yau-Man Chan, ‘Survivor’ contestant

Chief technology officer in the College of Chemistry defied expectations on reality show

Within the bowels of the Giauque Low Temperature Laboratory underneath Hildebrand Hall, Yau-Man Chan works quietly at his computer. The unassuming 59-year-old’s office reflects his title as chief technology officer for the UC Berkeley College of Chemistry — bits of old electronics and tech books line his floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, and
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UC Berkeley staff raise concerns over upcoming service center move

UC Berkeley staff members and union representatives voiced their opposition to the proposed move of campus staff to the Campus Shared Services Center on Fourth Street at a press conference Wednesday. The center will house human resources, house finance, information technology and research administration staff beginning in September as part
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New dean announced for campus Graduate School of Journalism

The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism announced Tuesday that it has chosen Edward Wasserman as its new dean, concluding a six-month search that began in December 2011. Wasserman, who is currently the John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Journalism Ethics at Washington and Lee University in Virginia, will
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ASUC signs memorandum with university regarding Lower Sproul

The ASUC signed its third memorandum of understanding on May 24 with the UC Board of Regents regarding the upcoming renovation of Lower Sproul Plaza, an agreement that clarifies moving and space issues with campus student groups involved in the impending renovation. The current memorandum outlines use of the Cal
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Hookup: The search for satisfaction

This is the fourth and final installment in a four-part series exploring UC Berkeley’s “hookup culture.” Students’ names have been changed or withheld in order to protect their privacy and foster honest conversation. While the hookup culture at UC Berkeley is viewed differently by everyone in the campus community, the
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Report warns Earth may be approaching an environmental tipping point

A group of 22 researchers from around the world are warning of imminent and irreversible changes to the Earth’s biosphere resulting from a combination of human population growth, mass consumption and extensive environmental destruction. The researchers’ report, published Thursday in “Nature” magazine, was headed by Anthony Barnosky, professor of integrative
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