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What are the health effects of fitness ‘deconditioning’?

What are the health effects of fitness ‘deconditioning’? September 24, 2014:

What happens to your fitness if you’re not able to follow your usual exercise regimen to the max? Berkeley Wellness newsletter reports the latest findings on deconditioning.

‘Haga clic para participar’: Bilingual California Report Card launches

‘Haga clic para participar’: Bilingual California Report Card launches September 24, 2014:

A bilingual version of California Report Card went live on National Voter Registration Day, Sept. 23, to serve the state’s millions of Spanish speakers. The civic-engagement tool was developed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom with the CITRIS Data and Democracy Initiative at UC Berkeley.

Fall flu-shot clinics begin Sept. 29

Fall flu-shot clinics begin Sept. 29 September 24, 2014:

Just in time for flu season, University Health Service is launching its fall flu-shot clinics. Get immunized at Tang on Sept. 29 or any of five more clinics scheduled through early December. No appointment necessary.

‘HackTheHearst’ top app offers online access to California Indian artifacts

‘HackTheHearst’ top app offers online access to California Indian artifacts September 24, 2014:

An app created by I School students took grand prize for best overall app, and heritage prize for contributions to native communities, at “HackTheHearst.” With “Yapi Kapi,” users can explore online more than 700,000 items from the Hearst Museum of Anthropology.

FSM veterans, author featured on KQED’s ‘Forum’ with audio

FSM veterans, author featured on KQED’s ‘Forum’ September 23, 2014:

Four Free Speech Movement veterans, along with the author of two books on the FSM, reflect on the movement’s history and legacy on KQED radio’s “Forum.” Separately, the San Francisco Chronicle discusses “FSM! The Play” and the “seismic shift in American culture” that the FSM sparked.

Labor economist Lloyd Ulman passes away at age 94

Labor economist Lloyd Ulman passes away at age 94 September 23, 2014:

Economist Lloyd Ulman, a leading figure in labor economics and industrial relations, also focused on social justice.

Berkeley’s Maria Echaveste nominated to become ambassador to Mexico

Berkeley’s Maria Echaveste nominated to become ambassador to Mexico September 18, 2014:

President Obama has nominated UC Berkeley’s Maria Echaveste to become the next U.S. ambassador to Mexico, and if confirmed, she will be the first woman to hold the prestigious post.

Media Advisory: Sept. 21 party to celebrate MAVEN spacecraft’s arrival at Mars

Media Advisory: Sept. 21 party to celebrate MAVEN spacecraft’s arrival at Mars September 18, 2014:

A celebration of the arrival at Mars of NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft carrying four instruments built at the University of California, Berkeley’s Space Sciences Laboratory.

From the foot of the Campanile, a chorus of black pride with audio

From the foot of the Campanile, a chorus of black pride September 18, 2014:

Wednesday’s midday carillon concert began with the first-ever performance from the Campanile of the song known as the “black national anthem.” At the foot of the tower, D. Mark Wilson directed an ad hoc campus chorus in its rendition of “Life Ev’ry Voice and Sing.”

Campanile carillon to play ‘black national anthem’ Wednesday

Campanile carillon to play ‘black national anthem’ Wednesday September 16, 2014:

“Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” will ring from atop UC Berkeley’s Campanile on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at noon. This is the first time the song, also known as the black national anthem, will be played on the tower’s carillon.

2014 Berkeley-Rupp Prize for boosting women in architecture, sustainability announced

2014 Berkeley-Rupp Prize for boosting women in architecture, sustainability announced September 15, 2014:

Sheila Kennedy, an internationally recognized architect, innovator and educator, is the 2014 recipient of the Berkeley-Rupp Prize. The award is given by UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design to a design practitioner or academic who has made a significant contribution to advance gender equity in the field of architecture, and whose work emphasizes a commitment to sustainability and community.

Researchers find neural compensation in people with Alzheimer’s-related protein

Researchers find neural compensation in people with Alzheimer’s-related protein September 14, 2014:

UC Berkeley researchers have found that the human brain is capable of a neural workaround that compensates for the buildup of beta-amyloid, a destructive protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The findings could help explain how some older adults with beta-amyloid deposits in their brain retain normal cognitive function while others develop dementia.