Campus interdisciplinary program brings innovative perspective to engineering doctoral students

This fall, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is offering an interdisciplinary program for doctoral students that prepares them to implement and evaluate technological solutions to problems faced by low-income economies. The program, Designated Emphasis in Development Engineering, allows students to work with faculty diverse departments including business, economics and public health.
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UC Berkeley alumna takes note-taking to another level

Ever scoffed at the person next to you for doodling in his or her notebook while you’re furiously trying to write down every word your professor says? They might actually be taking notes like you! UC Berkeley alumna Abby VanMuijen, who graduated in 2012 with a degree in urban studies,
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Regents to discuss budget, campus climate at meeting this week

The UC Board of Regents will convene Wednesday for its second meeting of the year to discuss the university’s 2014-15 budget, campus inclusivity and student protest response policies, as well as vote on construction of a new UC Berkeley building to replace the aging Tolman Hall.
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Protest outside of Blum Center Complex ends 5 p.m. Friday

After a day of protesting and a night of rain, around 40 individuals remain outside the Blum Center for Developing Economies – with a number of students still locked inside the building – in an ongoing demonstration expressing their disapproval of UC President Janet Napolitano, who visited campus Thursday.
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