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Berkeley Online - Regular Edition
Volume 23, No. 9 | January 20, 2017
NEWS FOR THE CAL FAMILY ONLINE SINCE 1994
Looking back at Berkeley 2016

Looking back at Berkeley 2016

For UC Berkeley in 2016, July was the cruelest month — that is, until December. When the campus wasn't in mourning, it was enduring the ups and downs and, like every other year, celebrating yet another series of milestones. Here's a brief look back, in pictures.

RESEARCH
Researchers awarded $1.5m Gates grant to evaluate health interventions in India

Researchers awarded $1.5m Gates grant to evaluate health interventions in India

NY Times: Why aren’t there more female billionaires?

LA Times: What will a higher minimum wage do?

Global warming hiatus disproved — again

ALUMNI
alumni

Alumna's doc starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds airs

New tech revives sounds from the past

Cal in the Capital alumna: program shaped lifetime of connections

FACULTY

Linguist Geoff Nunberg’s pick for word of the year

Three faculty members named fellows of National Academy of Inventors

Berkeley architect’s border ideas in MOMA exhibit on displacement, shelter

STUDENTS

85k seek admission to 2017­–18 freshman class

Vanity Fair: Grad student makes stunning spyware discovery

MBA student attempts first known trek of Patagonia routes in wheelchair (video)

CAMPUS
campus

Ancient Egyptian doctor returns to Hearst Museum

Data science education program reaches new milestones

Justin Wilcox named head football coach

Learning to live without plastic

INNOVATORS

This is your monthly window into what's happening in innovation and entrepreneurship on campus and in the Berkeley community. Learn more at Innovators.berkeley.edu.

Haas grad's “smart” vending machine serves local fare

NY Times: Clean tech rises again

AMPLab-founded Databricks nets $60M in latest funding round

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