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Stories for Mar. 8, 2000

Hearst Rehab Praised For Seismic Ingenuity

Designer Genes

Athletics Teams with Yahoo! to Raise Funds

Popular Mid-day Program Proves Poetry's Appeal

Cal Queer Awareness Week 2000

New Name Reflects a New Era

Building Community: Sign Up as a Home Repair Volunteer

Watching America's Waistline

Battle of the Business Plans

Three Faculty, Three Alumni Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Restoring the Men's Faculty Club To its Craftsman-Style Charm

Dictionary Project Hopes to Preserve Chechen People's Endangered Language

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Photo of the Week: High-flying Research
Journalism Professor William Drummond in a plane

Commissioned to do a documentary on beach erosion for the National Public Radio show "Sound Print," Journalism Professor William Drummond took to the skies for a four-hour NASA scientific mission above the Atlantic coast. The NASA team used an airborne laser to map the coastline from Ocean City, Md. to Kitty Hawk, N.C. as a means of tracking the effects of global warming. Drummond's report will air later this month on local NPR stations KQED and KALW.

Top Story: Hearst Rehab Praised For Seismic Ingenuity

"An outstanding renovation," is how California Construction Link, a McGraw-Hill Companies magazine for contractors, described the $67.6 million Hearst Memorial Mining Building renovation in its December 1999 issue. Calling the project "an award-winning combination of base-isolated seismic strengthening, critical program improvement, and interior remodeling," the publication chose Hearst for their "Best of 1999" award, praising the project as "taking great care in preserving the building and implementing the kinds of structural strategies to ensure the building will be there for a long time." (continues)


March 8-14, 2000 (Volume 28, Number 24)
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