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Issue #2583 :: Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Top Headlines

Berkeley Lab Scientists at the South Pole Work to Collect Astronomical Data Podcast
Roughly 10,000 miles from Berkeley at the South Pole, scientists from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are working on a project that hopes to provide information on large-scale astrophysical events.

BEAST Technology Allows Scientists to Study Metal-Surface Hotspots Podcast
Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have created a BEAST - a device that probes into the electromagnetic field created when light strikes metal, entering an area of research previously off-limits to scientists that could increase the efficiency of solar-powered energy devices.

Pac-10 Men's Basketball Power Rankings
Recently named the Pac-10 Player of the Week, Isaiah Thomas insisted that the award should be a "toss-up" between him and teammate Matthew Bryan-Amaning. It's hard to argue with Thomas; both Huskies averaged near a double-double during the team's recent sweep of the Arizona schools. The junior point guard averaged 20.5 points and 9 assists during the stretch, while Bryan-Amaning racked up 24 points and eight boards. Picking between the two may be the biggest issue right now for Washington, which is off to its best conference start (7-1) since 1987.

TV And Me: An On-Air Affair
Television. The boob tube. Man's greatest invention - second only to a sensual little number called the tube top, or boob tube. First conceived by a starry-eyed farm boy with the simple American dream of seeing women in boob tubes from the comfort of his Utah home, the television has since become so much more than a simple man's obsession with tube tops - and the off-chance that their gravity-defying nature would fail on a national broadcast. Now that's television!

News

Former Michigan Governor, Husband to Teach Multiple Courses on Campus
Former governor of Michigan and UC Berkeley alumna Jennifer Granholm and her husband Daniel Mulhern will begin academic appointments this semester to teach courses in the schools of law, public policy and business, the campus announced Monday.

Berkeley Lab Scientists at the South Pole Work to Collect Astronomical Data Podcast
Roughly 10,000 miles from Berkeley at the South Pole, scientists from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are working on a project that hopes to provide information on large-scale astrophysical events.

Odwalla Distribution Center to Leave Berkeley Location
Juice and smoothie company Odwalla plans to relocate its Berkeley-based distribution center to a warehouse in San Leandro.

BEAST Technology Allows Scientists to Study Metal-Surface Hotspots Podcast
Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have created a BEAST - a device that probes into the electromagnetic field created when light strikes metal, entering an area of research previously off-limits to scientists that could increase the efficiency of solar-powered energy devices.

City Proceeds With Plans to Renovate Public Library Branches Following Settlement
The city of Berkeley will move forward with its renovation of the Claremont and North branches of the Berkeley Public Library following months of debate and a partial settlement with a group of community members who took issue with the city's plans to demolish the system's two other branches without environmental review.

Redford Center to Shut Down Berkeley Office
After opening its doors nearly two years ago, the Redford Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating social and environmental change, will close its Downtown Berkeley office next week to centralize programming at its location in Sundance Village, Utah.


Sports

Pac-10 Women's Basketball Power Rankings
The No. 4 Cardinal should get used to this position, because it will probably be here for the rest of the season. Stanford, which is 16-2 overall and undefeated in conference play, has been the Pac-10's crown jewel the last few seasons.

This Week in Cal Sports Gallery


Pac-10 Men's Basketball Power Rankings
Recently named the Pac-10 Player of the Week, Isaiah Thomas insisted that the award should be a "toss-up" between him and teammate Matthew Bryan-Amaning. It's hard to argue with Thomas; both Huskies averaged near a double-double during the team's recent sweep of the Arizona schools. The junior point guard averaged 20.5 points and 9 assists during the stretch, while Bryan-Amaning racked up 24 points and eight boards. Picking between the two may be the biggest issue right now for Washington, which is off to its best conference start (7-1) since 1987.


Opinion

TV And Me: An On-Air Affair
Television. The boob tube. Man's greatest invention - second only to a sensual little number called the tube top, or boob tube. First conceived by a starry-eyed farm boy with the simple American dream of seeing women in boob tubes from the comfort of his Utah home, the television has since become so much more than a simple man's obsession with tube tops - and the off-chance that their gravity-defying nature would fail on a national broadcast. Now that's television!

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