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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UC reaches tentative agreement with lecturers’, librarians’ union

The University of California announced Tuesday that it has reached two tentative agreements with the American Federation of Teachers union to provide various benefits and increases for the university’s more than 350 librarians and 3,000 lecturers. Under the tentative agreement for lecturers, a number of conditions will go into effect,
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Commitment to city shaped Berkeley city manager’s career

Berkeley City Manager Phil Kamlarz rolled his thumb over the trackball on his BlackBerry, scrolling through the week’s schedule. Nearly every half hour of every day was already booked with meetings with city staff, council members, union leaders and community members. But come December, Kamlarz may instead find himself looking
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