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13 min ago | Berkeley Daily Planet

Death of a Worker on the UC Berkeley Campus

Dear UC Berkeley Chancellor Dirk and UC President Napolitano, I attended a memorial gathering yesterday in honor of Mr. Damon Frick, a coworker at the International House on the UC Berkeley campus who was killed on the job in a horrible and sad accident last week.

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA

4 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Capitol Alert: UC Berkeley acceptance rate plunges amid new admission process

University of California, Berkeley's freshman acceptance rate for fall 2014 plunged 3.5 percent amid changes to its admission process, including a greater emphasis on admitting out-of-state students.

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, UC Los Angeles, UC Davis

6 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

B-School Deans Get to Work at the White House

Leaders from 14 top U.S. business schools met with economic advisors at the White House yesterday to discuss their institutions' roles in improving workplace conditions for working families, particularly women.

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Related Topix: Northwestern University, California, UC Los Angeles, New York University

10 hrs ago | The Washington Post

The real meaning of diversity

EPA/JEFFREY ARGUEDAS When colleges say they believe in diversity, what do they really mean? It talk of diversity nothing more than a gimmick to get college websites and brochures to look like politically correct Benetton ad? Alejandra Dubcovsky , an assistant professor of history at Yale University, addresses this issue in the following post.

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Related Topix: Costa Rica, World News, Yale University, Science / Technology, Space, Berkeley, CA, Education

Thu Apr 17, 2014

KFMB-TV San Diego

Driver rescued from car after crash in Escondido

It happened around 11:15 a.m. in the 1100 block of Via Norte . The CHP says the driver went through a barrier wall, down an embankment and hit a tree.

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Related Topix: Escondido, CA, Balboa Park (San Diego, CA), San Diego, CA

Oakland Post

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Eddie Scruggs-Smith still remembers the message her single mother drilled into her when she was young: "education means opportunity."

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Berkeley, CA

The GMAT Club Journal

Stanford, Synonymous with Satisfaction

Super salary doesn't equal satisfaction, Forbes reveals in its latest ranking of the most satisfied MBA graduates .

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KSDK-TV Saint Louis

In which states is cheating on your spouse illegal?

Adultery isn't just a crime in the eyes of your spouse. In 21 states, cheating in a marriage is against the law, punishable by a fine or even jail time.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Berkeley, CA

WKRN

Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, Berkeley, CA

GPB.org

Sichuan Pepper's Buzz May Reveal Secrets Of The Nervous System

The Sichuan peppercorn is known to give some Chinese dishes a pleasant tingling feeling.

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, Life, Chinese Cuisine, Food

Science Daily

How kids' brain structures grow as memory develops

Our ability to store memories improves during childhood, associated with structural changes in the hippocampus and its connections with prefrontal and parietal cortices.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, UC Davis, Davis, CA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

Uc Berkeley Presents Berkeley Dance Project Tonight

With both people and places, sometimes the further away we are, the closer we feel.

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Related Topix: Arts, Dance, Theater

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Super agent Leigh Steinberg of 'Jerry Maquire' fame...

Arguably the most famous line from "Jerry Maguire" – the movie that took super agent Leigh Steinberg from sports-famous to dinner table-famous – is "Show me the money!" But in his meandering one-hour talk to UC Davis law students Wednesday, Steinberg spoke more about finding the "kwan," a concept from the movie meaning love, respect, ... (more)

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Related Topix: UC Davis, Celebrities, Tom Cruise, Berkeley, CA, Education Etc.

KFMB-TV San Diego

Prosecutor: Gang member should be convicted of attempted murder for near-fatal beating of student

A gang member should be convicted of robbery and premeditated attempted murder for a crime spree with another gangster that included the near-fatal beating of an 18-year-old UC Berkeley student in the College area of San Diego, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: San Diego, CA, La Mesa (San Diego, CA)

SFGate

Demetri Martin, at UC Berkeley May 8, freshens up material

Raleigh, N.C. -- "A drunk driver is very dangerous. Everyone knows that. But so is a drunk backseat driver - if he's persuasive."

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Related Topix: Raleigh, NC, Entertainment

Brad DeLong's Semi-Daily Journal

Econ 2: Spring 2014: UC Berkeley: Administrivia for April 16, 2014

Highlights, and Just the Highlights: for those who only want to read the things that I have written that I believe are especially memorable... Economics 24-1: The Financial Crisis and the Little Depression of 2007-2012 : Fall 2011 U.C. Berkeley Freshman Seminar: What Is Happening Across the Wide Missouri? : From DeKalb County Illinois south to St.

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Inside Bay Area

UC Berkeley students vie for Obama's keynote attention

What's UC Irvine got that a group of determined UC Berkeley students want? President Barack Obama, on commencement day.

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, UC Irvine, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Stanford University

Inside Bay Area

UC Berkeley students vie for Obama's keynote attention

What's UC Irvine got that a group of determined UC Berkeley students want? President Barack Obama, on commencement day.

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, Irvine, CA, UC Irvine, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Stanford University

Contra Costa Times

Nancy Pelosi is UC Berkeley commencement speaker

Pelosi, who has represented San Francisco for more than 26 years, became the first woman to serve as House speaker in 2007.

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Hispanic Business

JH Technologies Provides Support to Dillin Lab at UC Berkeley

The course gives biology major students hands-on experience in classical and modern genetics research.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology

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