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Proposed marine protected area (MPA) to mitigate encroaching human activity and climate change on Antarctic Peninsula

Marsha Fenner / November 12, 2020

As temperatures rise, glaciers recede, and marine life populations dwindle in the face of climate change and unsustainable resource use, one of Earth’s most unique habitats is in danger of disappearing forever.

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BIDS Research Affiliate Deb Agarwal receives LBL Director’s Award

/ November 12, 2020

This article cross-posted from Computing Sciences’ Deb Agarwal and Kathy Yelick Receive Director’s Awards November 12, 2020  |   Jon Bashor   |   Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences News ___________________________

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UC Berkeley/UCSF SEARCH Consortium Receives $23 Million to Battle AIDS in East Africa

/ November 10, 2020

This article is cross-posted from  UC Berkeley/UCSF SEARCH Consortium Receives $23 Million to Battle AIDS in East Africa November 10, 2020  |   Berkeley Public Health Research Highlights _____________________________

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Why It's a Mistake to Simplify the 'Latino Vote'

/ November 9, 2020

In this recent Time Magazine interview, BIDS Faculty Affiliate Lisa García Bedolla, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of UC Berkeley's Graduate Division, emphasizes the importance of recognizing uniqueness within the United States’ Latino community, who represent a breadth of diversity in terms of national origin, generation, language use, nativity, class, gender, gender identity, and sexuality.

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Ben Nachman to host Berkeley Lab Physics Division's new Machine Learning Group Meeting

/ November 5, 2020

BIDS Research Affiliate Ben Nachman will host the Berkeley Lab Physics Division's Machine Learning Group Meeting, a new informal meeting series to discuss research at the intersection of fundamental physics and machine learning. 

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Novo Nordisk and UC Berkeley Launch New Joint Initiative for Causal Inference

/ November 4, 2020

This article is cross-posted from  Novo Nordisk and UC Berkeley Launch New Joint Initiative for Causal Inference October 26, 2020  |   Berkeley Public Health Research Highlights _____________________________ Joint Initiative will have hubs in Copenhagen and Berkeley

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Incoming EECS, CDSS Professor Rediet Abebe Brings Commitment to Social Change, Academic Excellence

/ November 2, 2020

This article is cross-posted from  Incoming EECS, CDSS Professor Rediet Abebe Brings Commitment to Social Change, Academic Excellence October 1, 2020  |   Jon Bashor   |   CDSS News, 150 Years of Women at Berkeley ___________________________

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How some election officials are trying to verify the vote more easily

/ October 29, 2020

In this brief video interview for the PBS News Hour, BIDS Faculty Affiliate Philip Stark , a professor of statistics and the Associate Dean of the Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at UC Berkeley, explains risk-limiting audits — double-checking only a random sample of paper ballots to make sure that they match electronic results — which are now being used in over 45 states to verify the accuracy of election results.  

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