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Professor and poet Robert Hass receives Wallace Stevens Award

Professor and poet Robert Hass receives Wallace Stevens Award August 26, 2014:

UC Berkeley English professor Robert Hass has received the Wallace Stevens Prize from the Academy of American Poets, adding to his honors that already include a Pulitzer Prize and serving as the U.S. Poet Laureate from 1995 to 1997.

Authority on Soviet economy, Gregory Grossman, passes away

Authority on Soviet economy, Gregory Grossman, passes away August 25, 2014:

Economist Gregory Grossman was considered a a towering figure in the study of the Soviet economy who shaped the thinking of generations of scholars.

Bear Pantry founder, now on staff, helps feed student parents

Bear Pantry founder, now on staff, helps feed student parents August 15, 2014:

Koko Mulder was a single mom in her 40s when, as a Berkeley undergrad, she founded the Bear Pantry to help non-traditional students like herself stretch their food dollars. She heads up the pantry, now, as a campus staffer with personal knowledge of the challenges that student parents face.

Isabelle Thuy Pelaud: How I found myself at UC Berkeley

Isabelle Thuy Pelaud: How I found myself at UC Berkeley July 1, 2014:

Young Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, of French-Vietnamese heritage, felt like an outsider in her native village in France, and that didn’t change when she went to work for a Milpitas deli owner and his family. Her employer told her that UC was not for her. But Pelaud studied hard, got into UC Berkeley and found a world of knowledge here — and herself. Now she is a published author and a tenured professor at San Francisco State University.