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2024 Spring/Summer

COURTESY OF HUMAN RIGHTS CENTER

Working Toward Justice

By Leah Worthington

In an unassuming house on Piedmont Avenue, students are ushering human rights investigations into the digital era.

Berkeley Buffet

By Dhoha Bareche

A new course enables students to sample the campus’s intellectual riches

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Neanderthal-Human Overlap

By Katherine Blesie

What 45,000-year-old bones reveal about the earliest history of modern humans

PHOTOGRAPH BY MARCUS HANSCHEN

Semester of Discontent

By Pat Joseph

As campuses across the country made headlines, Berkeley managed to stay out of them. Mostly.

BERKELEY LAB

Mother of Neutrino Detectors

By Glen Martin

Berkeley physicists build a new device to detect one of the universe’s most elusive particles.

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None Like it That Hot

By Glen Martin

In a bit of bad news, it turns out that scientists have been miscalculating the heat index, or how hot it feels, amid deadly heatwaves.

PHOTOGRAPH BY MARCUS HANSCHEN ’01, M.A. ’04

A Bird’s-Eye View of People’s Park

By Pat Joseph

Where People’s Park stands now

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How to Quickly Upgrade the Power Grid

By Glen Martin

A potentially simple solution to help the U.S. meet its future energy needs

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Adversity and Exclusion

By Katherine Blesie

In a new experiment, Berkeley researchers found that racial “contact gaps” were highly concentrated in just a few companies.

DAYGLO COLOR CORP

Fuzzy Logic, Boxed Salad, and No-Fault Divorce

By Coby McDonald, M.J. ’17

Even more things you never knew came from Cal

RICHARD BLAIR

The Ghost Ship of Inverness

By David Hopkins ’96

The mysterious origins of the “Inverness Shipwreck”

Power trio: Chancellor Christ (R) with UC President Michael Drake, center, and incoming chancellor, Rich Lyons. © BRANDON SANCHEZ MEJIA

Ending with Thanks

By Chancellor Carol T. Christ

Because this is the last column I will write for California magazine, I begin with thanks …