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Jennifer Doudna shares Janssen Award for Biomedical Research

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.

Haight Ashbury Free Clinic founder receives Haas Public Service Award

Haight Ashbury Free Clinic founder receives Haas Public Service Award April 16, 2014

“In my era,” says David E. Smith, “I had to get into a countercultural revolution that was anti-establishment in order to get into public service.” He did, and the rest is medical history.

Fierce solar magnetic storm barely missed Earth in 2012

Fierce solar magnetic storm barely missed Earth in 2012 March 18, 2014

UC Berkeley physicist Janet Luhmann & former postdoc Ying Liu report that a rapid succession of coronal mass ejections – the most intense eruptions on the sun – sent a pulse of magnetized plasma barreling into space & through Earth’s orbit on July 23, 2012. Had it hit Earth, it could have disrupted the electrical grid, satellites, GPS & our increasingly electronic lives.

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I School prof Geoff Nunberg’s word of the year for 2012: big data

I School prof Geoff Nunberg’s word of the year for 2012: big data January 4, 2013

Berkeley linguist Geoffrey Nunberg picks “big data” as the word of the year for National Public Radio’s Fresh Air show, and explains why people should pay attention to it. With audio.

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Art in Science: A Berkeley perspective

Art in Science: A Berkeley perspective February 26, 2014

The Feb. 27-28 exhibit, “Art-in-Science: The intersection of image and research,” drew record crowds to see sculpture, painting, photography, origami, multi-media and digital art by scientists and artists — now or formerly at UC Berkeley — whose works portray the artistic face of science. The exhibit was sponsored by Science@Cal and the EBI.

Illegal Occupation at Albany Village Mixed-Use Site Underway

Illegal Occupation at Albany Village Mixed-Use Site Underway May 12, 2013

About 75 people representing Occupy the Farm gathered yesterday at Albany City Hall and marched to the Albany Village multi-use development site on Monroe Street and San Pablo streets where they proceeded to weed and plant a garden in a small area of the site slated for a grocery store.

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