Mumps outbreak prompts hundreds to get vaccine

In light of the recent mumps outbreak, hundreds of students and faculty braved intermittent rain Thursday to wait for a vaccine that immunizes against mumps, measles and rubella. At least 900 students, faculty and staff — who waited in line for an hour — were vaccinated Thursday, according to Kim
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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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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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UC Berkeley physicist Saul Perlmutter awarded Nobel Prize

UC Berkeley professor Saul Perlmutter and two other scientists won a Nobel Prize in Physics for their groundbreaking discovery that the universe is expanding at an accelerating speed, overturning the previously held belief that the universe was contracting. Perlmutter, also an astrophysicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will receive
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