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1 min ago | Frontpage The Cabinet Press, Inc.

Pi Kappa Phi team from Push America assists Camp Allen in Bedford

Loretta Jackson photo Members of Push America, the philanthropy arm of social fraternity Pi Kappa Phi, working at Camp Allen include, from left, Jeremy Edwards , University of California Berkeley, left in foreground; Rett Abner II , University of North Florida, right in foreground; Alex Baier , back row far left, Washington State University; ... (more)

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Related Topix: Student Society, Pi Kappa Phi, Fraternities, San Jose, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Wayne (San Jose, CA)

4 hrs ago | KRCR

Bigfoot expert draws huge crowd in Oroville

Zoologist Ron Brown, who first started studying Bigfoot while attending UC Berkeley in the early 1970s, presented to a crowd of more than 160 people about evidence of Bigfoot and the legitimacy of sightings.

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Related Topix: Oroville, CA

8 hrs ago | Tech Review

Prototype Display Lets You Say Goodbye to Reading Glasses

Picture this: Researchers use a camera and lenses to simulate an eye with nearsightedness looking at an "E" shown on a modified iPod Touch display.

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Related Topix: Cameras, Science, Computer Science, Berkeley, CA, Computers

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Jewish Journal

Moving and shaking

The University of California Board of Regents on July 16 approved pro-Israel UCLA student Avi Oved as its student regent-designate, a nonvoting position.

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Related Topix: UC San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

The Campbell Reporter

Mercury News editorial: Cuellar is an excellent choice for California's Supreme Court

Gov. Jerry Brown has always sought to be a transformational leader. In his first stint as governor, three of his appointees to the California Supreme Court were indeed transformational, but perhaps not in the way Brown had hoped.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Immigration Reform, Stanford University, Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA, Opinion

The Globe and Mail

Power can alter sense of time, says study

Does your manager seem more relaxed about sticking to a schedule than you do? If so, he or she may have a case of the "boss effect."

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA

Davis Enterprise

Diplomas all around for professor and sons

Professor J. Edward Taylor and his two sons all walked away with diplomas from a high school graduation last month.

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Related Topix: Davis, CA, UC Davis, Agriculture, Science, San Bernardino County, CA, University of Redlands

NatureNews

Science and politics: Hello, Governor

Anthony Barnosky first thought the e-mail was a joke. As an expert in species extinctions who had just sounded the alarm over looming environmental crises, he had grown used to bizarre messages filling his inbox.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Berkeley, CA, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA

The Olympian

Former Olympic NP ranger named superintendent at San Francisco park

Former Olympic National Park ranger Kevin Hendricks will take over as superintendent for San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park in September, the National Park Service recently announced.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Olympic National Park, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Bellingham Herald

Former Olympic NP ranger named superintendent at San Francisco park

Former Olympic National Park ranger Kevin Hendricks will take over as superintendent for San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park in September, the National Park Service recently announced.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Olympic National Park, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

The Washington Post

Studying Jon Snow: U-Va. offering a Game of Thronesa course

Jon Snow is played by Kit Harington in HBO's "Game of Thrones." If "The Simpsons" can be the subject of a college course , as well as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" , it was only a matter of time before "Game of Thrones" would make it onto some course catalog.

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Related Topix: Game of Thrones, Entertainment, Television, Kit Harington, Berkeley, CA, Portland State University, University of Virginia

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Can Meditation Really Slow Aging?

People take part in "The Planet Meditates," a worldwide meditation event, at Bolivar square in Bogota, Colombia, on Sept.

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Related Topix: World News, Colombia, Santa Monica, CA, UC San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

The Salinas Californian

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John Cerney, where art thou? Dave finds out what happened to popular artist John Cerney, whose works dot area fields.

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Related Topix: Spreckels, CA, Berkeley, CA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Trail for Humanity walk to border 'dedicated' to migrant children

Above, UC Berkeley students Cindy Gonzalez, 31, left, and Valeska Castaneda, 27, lead Trail of Humanity marchers, At left, organizers Jesse Ornelas of Merced, right, and Cindy Gonzalez talk about event plans on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Merced, CA, Chowchilla, CA

Los Angeles Times

Percentage of out-of-state UC students to rise again

The UCLA campus in Westwood; this fall, 30.1% of the school's freshmen will be from out of state, the highest percentage in the UC system.

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Related Topix: California, UC San Francisco, UC San Diego

San Jose Mercury News

Gilroy Garlic Festival: Which chefs will you cheer on?

That sweetly pungent smell wafting up from the south can mean only one thing: The Gilroy Garlic Festival.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Food Festival, Cal State Fresno, Fresno, CA

Accuracy In Academia

This is a College Course?

Young people who want to spend their college years to undergoing radical intellectual transformations do so typically through the study of liberal arts.

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Related Topix: Psychology, Greek, Instrumental, Science, Tufts University, Berkeley, CA, University of Virginia

SF Sentinel

Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings.

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Related Topix: Collecting, Life, Hobbies, Arts, Painting

The Modesto Bee

Law professor nominated to California high court

Brown on Tuesday nominated 41-year-old Mariano-Florentino Cuellar to be an associate justice of the state's highest court.

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Related Topix: US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

The Telegraph

Ticking-bomb alert for jobless Bengal

"If you can't give them jobs, it may turn into a time bomb. I may add it's already ticking quite loudly in West Bengal," Bardhan, the emeritus professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley, said during a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta .

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, World News, India,

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