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Campus and Lab News


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UC opinions on Occupy protests
99 percent movement's call rings true, but better structure and leadership are needed for it to effect change, professors say.
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West Village Square UC Davis
West Village ribbon-cutting and open house
Largest zero net energy community in U.S. celebrates completion of first phase of housing, recreation, retail space.
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UCLA
Autistic brains develop slower than healthy ones
Connections between brain regions that are important for language, social skills grow much slower in boys with autism.
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UC San Diego
Researchers receive Explorers Club awards
Calit2 scientists have led expeditions to the Jordanian desert and Mongolian steppes.
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UC Davis
ER doctors honor physician for research excellence
Nathan Kuppermann recognized by American College of Emergency Physicians for research contributions.
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UC Berkeley
Researchers turn viruses into molecular Legos
'Self-templating assembly' process could be used to manufacture materials with tunable properties.
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UCLA
James C. Liao named to chemical engineering chair
Much of Liao's research focuses on creating new ways to produce environmentally friendly biofuels and chemicals.
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Science Today



UC Berkeley scientists, in collaboration with the national labs, have devised a nanoscale testing technique that could be invaluable in making sure nuclear facilities and the materials inside them are safe for years to come.

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Energy
Researchers strive to harness sun's power to fill our energy needs
UC Solar, one of a number of UC Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives, is working to make solar energy an efficient way to provide electricity, heat and cooling.
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Office of the President News


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UC president addresses Roosevelt High students
President Yudof encourages students at state's largest high school to pursue a UC education.
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veterinary medicine building Sustainability
Saving money, saving energy
Sustainability efforts pay off, literally: Maximizing efficiency lessens some pain of austere budgets.
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Agriculture
Farm export gains projected from free trade agreements
Trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama are set to be signed into law this week.
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ANR
UC receives more than $6M for specialty crop research
USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant program will enhance competitiveness of fruits, vegetables, other crops.
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Labor
UC, lecturers' union finalize agreement
Contract covers wages, health benefits, other issues for more than 3,000 lecturers systemwide.
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Administration
Advisory committee named for chancellor search
Committee will assist in national search for successor to UC San Diego Chancellor Marye Anne Fox.
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UCOP
Librarians' union approves new contract
Contract agreement will provide merit increases for university's more than 350 librarians.
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Labor
UC, AFSCME reach agreement on wages, benefits
Union members ratified contract covering more than 20,000 employees at UC campuses and medical centers.
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On the UC Research site



Crossing borders for novel research
Scientists in Mexico and at UC study the breeding habits of a remarkable seabird for clues about behavioral evolution. The project is one of many research collaborations supported by UC MEXUS.