UC Berkeley graduate wins Nobel Prize in Economics

UC Berkeley alumnus Thomas Sargent shared the Nobel Prize in Economics Monday for research regarding the relationship between economic policy and economic indicators like gross domestic product, inflation and unemployment. Sargent, who is currently a professor of economics at New York University, received his bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley in
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First-time graduate enrollment drops at UC Berkeley

In light of recent economic hardships throughout the country, universities nationwide experienced an overall drop in first-time graduate student enrollment rates in fall 2010 for the first time since fall 2003, and UC Berkeley was no exception. According to campus admissions data, UC Berkeley saw a drop in the incoming
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UC Berkeley mumps outbreak spreads to 27

A mumps outbreak among the UC Berkeley community has increased to 27 suspected and confirmed cases, state officials said Friday. According to Ralph Montano, spokesperson for the California Department of Public Health, seven cases of the mumps have been confirmed at UC Berkeley. There are now 20 suspected cases of
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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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