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Mortal mortification

Your Secret Admirer

Embarrassment is actually one of the most powerful ways of forging human connection. We seem to have a wonderful instinct to share feelings of humiliation.
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Women in academia: How UC Berkeley professor Arlie Russell Hochschild’s work impacts your daily life

Arlie Russell Hochschild, a professor emerita of sociology at UC Berkeley, perfectly explains the extra effort needed to confront perceived anxiousness and stress. This International Women’s Day, recognize the ways emotional labor permeates your day-to-day life, and take a moment to honor the various innovations that women in academia have discovered.
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Professor of epidemiology William Satariano dies at 70

William Satariano, director of undergraduate health programs at the School of Public Health and campus professor of epidemiology and community health sciences, died May 28 at the John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek after a long battle with lymphoma. Satariano was 70.
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The art of lecture-hopping at UC Berkeley

We’re all starting to reach that point in the semester. Our mind-blowing gender studies class now feels as basic as yesterday’s iced vanilla latte. That one professor who we idolized those first few weeks now is the bane of our existence. Yet our eyes and ears and hearts continue to wander.
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