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Hell-bent on getting out the vote

Hell-bent on getting out the vote

October 28, 2014:

Sarah Funes’ million-dollar question is how to get minorities excited about voting. The UC Berkeley junior, who has lobbied in Sacramento and Washington, D.C., advised transit agencies and been a poll worker, says her political passion comes from being “Latin, a woman and disabled. I want to elect people who look like me.”

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.

Jennifer Doudna shares Janssen Award for Biomedical Research with video

Jennifer Doudna shares Janssen Award for Biomedical Research June 24, 2014:

Berkeley’s Jennifer Doudna and European colleague Emmanuelle Charpentier are the winners of the 2014 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research, awarded by Johnson & Johnson. Their collaboration led to the discovery of a new method for precisely manipulating genetic information in ways that should produce new insights in health and disease and may lead to new drug targets.

Magnes director Alla Efimova stepping down

May 30, 2014:

Library leaders are expressing their gratitude for Alla Efimova’s service to the Magnes as she prepares to step down.