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Ceremony, vigil to honor Mandela Dec. 14 on Sproul Plaza

Head and shoulders image of a smiling Nelson MandelaA musical celebration, public reflections and a candelight vigil are planned for Saturday in Sproul Plaza honoring Nelson Mandela. Campus and statewide leaders, including the state Assembly speaker, president of the Associated Students of the University of California and Chancellor Nicholas Dirks, will lead the UC Berkeley campus and community gathering in celebrating the legacy and life of the late South Africa leader.

Organist debuts 'new old-school' instrument in Hertz Hall symphony performances Dec. 13-15

Professor Davit Moroney of the Department of Music performs the Saint-Saens' 3rd Symphony Friday through Sunday with the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra in Hertz Hall. As reported by KQED radio, the symphony, popularly known as “The Organ Symphony” will feature Moroney on a recently-installed Noack Organ, playing what he calls “the loudest chords in the world.”

Schekman receives Nobel Medal in Stockholm ceremony

Newly minted Nobel Laureate Randy Schekman used his Nobel acceptance speech  Dec. 10 in Stockholm to encourage more support for basic research, the “freedom of inquiry (that) nourished the careers of today’s Laureates,” he said.

Senior with a passion for water rights wins prestigious Marshall scholarship

Rebecca Peters, a senior whose deep interest in water rights has taken her to Latin America many times to work on safe water projects and to Budapest and Washington, D.C., to take part in international water policymaking, has won one of the nation’s top honors for undergraduates, a Marshall Scholarship. Peters is a double major in international development economics and environmental studies.

Trailblazing work in human organ trafficking garners L&S scholar first Anthropology in Public Policy Award

UC Berkeley anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes of the College of Letters & Science has been honored by the American Anthropological Association with its first Anthropology in Public Policy Award for her trailblazing work shedding light on the dark practice of human organ trafficking.

College of Letters & Science and CED Awarded Andew W. Mellon Foundation Grant

The Division of Arts & Humanities in the College of Letters & Science and the College of Environmental Design will collaborate to develop new pedagogical and research methodologies thanks to a $1.75 million, four-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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