E-News October 2012

E-News October 2012
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Racing to Justice: a new book by john powell

Apply for an Innovation Grant. All UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff are eligible. Deadline: October 24, 2012.

New ACES course on Restorative Justice

UC Berkeley makes the top ten list of LGBT-friendly universities.

Haas Institute files Supreme Court brief in Fisher v. Texas.

Meng So: a voice for Cal's Dreamers

Meng So Meng So, coordinator of the Undocumented Student Program at Berkeley, was born in a refugee camp on the Thai-Cambodian border. An immigrant himself, he is making campus life more welcoming for Berkeley's undocumented students.

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Berkeley's diversity research center: 

thriving with new staff and vision

john powell"Our vision is big, but the nature of the problem demands nothing less," says john powell, the founding executive director of the newly named Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, formerly the Haas Diversity Research Center. Read about this dynamic vision for Berkeley's work.

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Puente Project finds a home at Berkeley

Puente Like old friends who end up getting married, the 30-year-old college-access building Puente Project has become part of UC Berkeley's Center for Educational Partnerships. CEP director Marsha Jaeger says Puente is going to have a "powerful effect" at Berkeley.

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New workout machines to make

Cal's Rec Sports Facility more accessible

Recreational Sports Facility An investment in accessible sports equipment and universal design begins a new era at the Recreational Sports Facility, breaking ground for the University of California system.

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Donors invest in Berkeley students, celebrate Chancellor's leadership  

Laurie and Jeff Ubben Donors Jeff and Laurie Ubben made a $500,000 gift to support Berkeley's Posse Program, helping to ensure that Chancellor Robert Birgeneau's commitment to access and excellence lives on.

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What exactly is engaged scholarship, and why do we care?

victoria robinsonVictoria Robinson, director of the American Cultures Engaged Scholarship (ACES) program, explains engaged scholarship, "sticky education," and much more.

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ACES Fellows

Also, ACES fellows work with faculty to plan new courses, engage with community organizations, and ultimately, shake up academia.

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