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October 1, 2019
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Collapse of desert birds due to heat stress from climate change
The team of Berkeley researchers that last year documented a collapse of bird communities in Mojave Desert over the last century — 29% of the 135 bird species that were present 100 years ago are less common and less widespread today — has now identified a likely cause: heat stress associated with climate change.
Read more about Triptych
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Ask Me Anything — Chancellor Carol Christ answers questions on Reddit
Christ took questions on everything from campus housing and seismic remediation to her favorite Berkeley eatery (it’s Fat Apple's!) during last week's Ask Me Anything forum.
read more about the christ AMA
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Joining forces for a better Berkeley
The leaders of the undergraduate student government and faculty senate explain in a Campus Conversation how they help run Berkeley, and what matters to them.
read more about the people Joining forces for a better Berkeley
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A genius by design: Berkeley CED professor named MacArthur Fellow
Walter Hood was recognized for “creating ecologically sustainable urban spaces that resonate with and enrich the lives of current residents while also honoring communal histories.”
read more about the Berkeley CED professor named MacArthur Fellow
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Justice Elena Kagan on taking risks, finding common ground
"I find it perplexing that you can’t like someone you disagree with, even on important matters,” Kagan told Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky during a talk for law students in Zellerbach Hall. Listen to the conversation on the Berkeley Talks podcast.
read more about Justice Elena Kagan on taking risks, finding common ground

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How can we make our graduate student community more diverse? In a campus message, Christ lays out her plans to improve the diversity among graduate students.
Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month: "We have much to celebrate in the many ways Chicanx-Latinx students, faculty and staff are making UC Berkeley and the campus experience richer," writes Oscar Dubón.


Student honored Benghazi service, now fights for banking equity: Haas School of Business student Alex Lopez talks about his time in the Marine Corps and his plan to promote financial literacy in schools.
'Breakthrough' documentary on Nobel winner Jim Allison opens: The film profiles Allison, who spent 20 years leading Berkeley's cancer lab, and his stubborn efforts to cure cancer. It opens Friday.


Half of California voters have considered moving out of state: A new Berkeley IGS Poll shows that housing costs, taxes and political culture are causing voters to consider moving away.
Does being a ‘superwoman’ protect African American women? A new study showed that that some aspects of the superwoman persona diminished the negative health effects of chronic racial discrimination.
Machine learning can broaden pathways from community college: Berkeley team has developed an approach that promises to help more community college students succeed at four-year schools.


Each week we'll be highlighting those new to campus this year.
Meet our new faculty: Andreja Novakovic, philosophy
Name: Andreja Novakovic
Discipline: Philosophy  
Degrees: B.A., Philosophy and German, Bryn Mawr College, 2004; Ph.D., Philosophy, Columbia University, 2012
Research interests: I work in 19th and 20th century continental philosophy, with a primary interest in Hegel. Right now I am thinking about Hegel's concept of experience and its social relevance, especially to topics in feminist philosophy.

Meet more of our newest faculty.
Meet our new faculty: Hany Farid, computer science
Name: Hany Farid
Discipline: EECS and the School of Information
Degrees: B.S., Computer science with applied mathematics, University of Rochester, 1988; Ph.D., Computer science, University of Pennsylvania, 1997
Research interests: We develop computational techniques to detect fake content, we help technology companies implement better content-management policies and we work with legislators to help them formulate sensible regulations of the technology sector.
Hobbies: Cycling through the Berkeley hills and riding my Harley-Davidson along the spectacular coastline. 
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