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Issue #2596 :: Friday, February 11, 2011

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Top Headlines

Campus Reinstates Three Athletic Teams
Three of the athletic teams that had been slated to be cut will be preserved, UC Berkeley announced this morning.

'Green' Efforts Ease UC's Utility Bills
In a cramped classroom, junior Katya Cherukumilli stands in front of a projector, looking out at a dozen of her seated peers. Here, on the seventh floor of Wurster Hall, she comes twice a week to lead a project-based class trying to effect environmental change at UC Berkeley.

Professor Counters Global Warming Myths With Data
Global warming is the favored scapegoat for any seemingly strange occurrence in nature, from dying frogs to hurricanes to drowning polar bears. But according to a Berkeley group of scientists, global warming does not deserve all these attributions. Rather, they say global warming is responsible for one thing: the rising temperature.

Huskies Storm Bears in Seattle
Even though his team had already lost by 21 at home to Washington, Cal coach Mike Montgomery said he'd rather invite the Huskies over to Haas Pavilion.

News

Three Campus Professors Elected to National Academy of Engineering
Three professors from the UC Berkeley College of Engineering were elected to the National Academy of Engineering Feb. 8 - an honor that many say is one of the highest forms of recognition for a professional engineer.

City Council to Vote on Resolution Accepting Cleared Guantanamo Detainees
The Berkeley City Council is set to decide the city's role in providing sanctuary to legally cleared detainees from Guantanamo Bay, thrusting the city of Berkeley back into international headlines, though the decision's impact may be clouded by legal uncertainty.

'Green' Efforts Ease UC's Utility Bills
In a cramped classroom, junior Katya Cherukumilli stands in front of a projector, looking out at a dozen of her seated peers. Here, on the seventh floor of Wurster Hall, she comes twice a week to lead a project-based class trying to effect environmental change at UC Berkeley.

Professor Counters Global Warming Myths With Data
Global warming is the favored scapegoat for any seemingly strange occurrence in nature, from dying frogs to hurricanes to drowning polar bears. But according to a Berkeley group of scientists, global warming does not deserve all these attributions. Rather, they say global warming is responsible for one thing: the rising temperature.

Some Aim to Bring Home Field Renovation
Over 60 members of the Berkeley High School community showed up Tuesday at a district board meeting to demand the renovation of the school's baseball field in honor of a coach who recently died after decades of working with young athletes.

Blake's on Telegraph Closes Its Doors After 71 Years of Service Video
After 71 years of service at its Telegraph Avenue home, Larry Blake's Restaurant and Bar closed its doors on Feb. 4, victim to the economic decline and a series of business decisions that put a strain on the Berkeley establishment.

Near Eastern Studies Professor Dies at 86
William Brinner, a UC Berkeley professor emeritus of Near Eastern studies and founder of the Center for Arabic Study Abroad at the American University in Cairo, who dedicated much of his life to the study of Israel and the history and culture of the Middle East, died in his home on Feb. 3 after a long illness. He was 86.

Study Pecks Into Ability of Woodpeckers to Absorb Shock Podcast
Woodpeckers can drum the trunk of a tree at a rate of 18 to 22 times per second at a high force of 1200g, and yet they completely evade brain damage or loss of consciousness, a phenomenon former UC Berkeley graduate students investigated in a study.

Campus Reinstates Three Athletic Teams
Three of the athletic teams that had been slated to be cut will be preserved, UC Berkeley announced this morning.


Sports

Miscues, Missed Shot Plague Bears in Loss to Cougars
DeNesha Stallworth missed a short jumper in the waning seconds on Saturday and the Cal women's basketball team fell, 68-66, to Washington State at Haas Pavilion.

Bears Set for Third Dual Match Against Stanford This Season
While four Bears participated in the Winter Cup Challenge in Las Vegas last weekend, the rest of the Cal men's gymnastics team was in preparation mode for the 23rd annual Gold Country Classic, taking place at the Oakland City Center tomorrow at 7 p.m.

Husky Indoor Provides Last Tune-Up for MPSFs
For those who haven't already posted a mark for the MPSF Indoor Championships, this weekend's Husky Indoor Classic is the last chance to step up. The two-day meet will be held at the Dempsey Indoor Facility in Seattle, the same venue designated for the championships.

Big Slam Carries Potential NCAA Tourney Implications
Football has the Big Game. Volleyball has the Big Spike. And tennis has the Big Slam.

Huskies Storm Bears in Seattle
Even though his team had already lost by 21 at home to Washington, Cal coach Mike Montgomery said he'd rather invite the Huskies over to Haas Pavilion.

Cal Stunned at Home in 11-Point Loss to Huskies
The Cal women's basketball team's loss to Washington earlier this season seemed to indicate some of the team's weaknesses on the road. But after Bears' Layshia Clarendon put scored the first bucket of the game, the Huskies responded with a 10-0 run last night.

Bears to Share Vegas Spotlight With International Tournament
While the defending national champion Cal rugby team will be playing in Las Vegas, it is safe to say the squad will not be the main attraction on the pitch.

Bears Start Preseason With Tempe Tournament
Even though the No. 12 Cal softball team dropped its season opener last season to Texas A&M, the squad has set a goal to not drop a single one of its 33 preseason matchups.

Bears Ride Momentum Into Weekend Roadtrip
After beating then-No. 4 UCLA last Friday, the fifth-ranked Cal women's tennis team has cemented its status as a possible contender for the Pac-10 and NCAA Championships.

Cal Opens Season Against Talented Notre Dame
There's only one way to describe the mindset of Cal's lacrosse team this week: excitement.

Cal Double Century Mark in Day One of Vegas Weekend
The Cal rugby team defeated both Utah State and Wyoming on Friday at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.

LIVE BLOG: Cal Women's Basketball vs. Washington State


Cardinal Slams Bears in First of Two Season Matchups
In the first of two Big Slams this season, the No. 18 Cal men's tennis team fell, 5-2, to No. 8 Stanford on Saturday at the Hellman Tennis Complex.


Opinion

My Taste Buds, Gone Wild
I was in second grade. As a little girl, I enjoyed the simple things in life, namely my two greatest passions: Running around naked and food.

Lodging Our Complaint
Recent news that the ASUC is considering selling the Cal Lodge to reduce costs is a troublesome indication that the organization would rather abandon the property than work to promote and maintain it.

High Taxes
The fact that the Berkeley Patients Group owes approximately $6 million in back taxes and interest is merely an issue of failing to properly adhere to contemporary state requirements.

Responding to Sexual Violence at Cal
Vagina! Vagina! It's spring semester and, for the tenth year at UC Berkeley, that means the campus can expect to hear people yelling "vagina" on Sproul Plaza. Why are people yelling "vagina?" And why does the Gender Equity Resource Center (GenEq) - a key component of the campus' Division of Equity and Inclusion - sponsor this?

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