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Vol XVII, No. 12   |  April 15, 2011  |  News for the Cal Family Online Since 1994

Fundraising effort preserves Cal Baseball

Fundraising effort preserves Cal baseball
The Cal baseball program will continue to represent the campus as an Intercollegiate Athletics sport, now and into the future, as the result of a successful and ongoing fundraising effort on the part of alumni, former players, parents of current players and other team supporters, campus officials said last week.

Watching history unfold: Student POVs on the “Arab spring”
Popular protests aimed at toppling rulers and promoting democracy have swept across North Africa and the Middle East since December 2010. What do students at Berkeley make of the events of the so-called “Arab Spring”? Visits to Sproul Plaza and other parts of campus yielded these responses.

Goldman Environmental Prize to alum for work restoring river
Prigi Arisandi, a graduate of the College of Natural Resource’s Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program, on Monday was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize for his river restoration work in Indonesia. Both Arisandi and his wife Daru Rini, who is the program manager of their conservation organization, are graduates of the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program.

Cal men, women capture NCAA team titles in swimming and diving
Separate NCAA championship meets, in cities halfway across the country and a week apart, ended with the same result: a national title for the UC Berkeley men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams.

Partnership with Beijing Normal University tackles social services in China
Thanks to a three-year planning grant from the Ford Foundation, UC Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare will partner with the School of Social Development and Public Policy at Beijing Normal University. The two schools will work to improve the understanding of China’s social welfare needs, with the long-term goal of promoting an effective social services delivery system nationwide.

Dispatch from Japan: untold disaster stories
There are “tens of thousands” of untold stories about the March 11 Japan quake and tsunami, writes UC Berkeley Ph.D. candidate Ry Beville, who has been a researcher in Japan for four years but, following the disaster, also is working as an interpreter and with relief efforts. In his first dispatch to campus, he sends news from the devastated coastal city of Rikuzentakata.

Memorial Stadium construction moving into next phase
With the demolition of Memorial Stadium’s southern bowl reaching its completion, the jackhammers will soon be silenced as four new cranes begin laying the framework for the restoration of this historical landmark.

Does male menopause exist?
Is there such a thing as male menopause? In women, menopause is characterized by a cessation of fertility and a sharp drop in certain hormone levels at midlife. In that sense, men don’t go through their own version of menopause. Instead, men generally experience a slow but steady decline in testosterone over the decades, mostly after age 50. Read about this and other health-related issues in the latest issue of the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter.

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