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What’s the rationale behind Berkeley walk signal sounds?

Audible walk signal sounds can help orient disabled pedestrians in a variety of ways. Photo: morethanreal In response to an earlier Ask Berkeleyside post about walk signals in Berkeley aimed to help the disabled, one reader asked a follow-up question about signal sounds, or the lack thereof: “I’m curious about the sound supplements to the buttons. Most […]

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Express thanks online, get happier with new Cal study

The staff of the UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center, from left to right: Dacher Keltner, Vicki Zakrzewski, Christine Carter; Ann Shulman, Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Jason Marsh, Jeremy Adam Smith and Jesse Antin, and Elna Brunckhorst. Photo: Elyna Anderson With gratitude on everyone’s mind this week, a recently launched online study at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good […]

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UC Berkeley names Columbia dean as new chancellor

Nicholas B. Dirks says of his appointment: “This is an opportunity I embrace with both excitement and humility.” Photo: Eileen Barroso | Columbia University Nicholas B. Dirks, Columbia University’s executive vice president and dean of the faculty of Arts and Sciences, will succeed Robert J. Birgeneau as UC Berkeley’s 10th chancellor, the university announced Thursday. Dirks […]