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Quake 2000: Campus simulates emergency response to Hayward Fault temblor

Quake 2000: A coordinated rehearsal

Salary plan proposal: feedback requested

Whistle-blower Lowell Bergman: an insider's view of '60 Minutes'

Breaking up Microsoft: What's at stake for the megagiant?

Berkeley expert assists United Nations with Gulf War fallout

Archaeologists, Native Americans face off over ownership of famed Kennewick Man bones

A diverse ecosystem offers little or no protection against invading species, says a new Berkeley study

Richard Malkin named College of Natural Resources interim dean

New admissions director is campus alumna who rose through the ranks

University appoints Burnside, Mason to administrative posts

Robinson named executive director of Public Affairs

Moving magma under Mammoth Lakes may be splitting rocks deep underground, Berkeley seismologist reports

Whitaker Foundation gives $15 million to bioengineering

Gay Bears! Campus archivist is preserving history of sexual minorities at Berkeley and beyond

Los Angeles high schoolers team with community groups in new outreach program for promising students

Mail barcoding innovation takes effect July 3

Mentoring offers mutual benefits

Campus mourns passing of four faculty members

I-House has encouraged cultural exchange for seven decades

Astronomers observe last light from mysterious blue star

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Top Story: Quake 2000

Benedicte Bougler, a transportation researcher at Richmond Field Station, carries a young "victim" rescued from Mulford Hall during the Quake 2000 disaster response exercise.

Transportation researcher Benedicte Bougler carried a child mannequin, wrapped in a blue fleece jacket, to a medical triage station outside Valley Life Sciences. It was 10:30 a.m. the morning of Berkeley's Quake 2000 disaster exercise, and her team had just rescued the "victim" and three others from Mulford Hall.

"So what's happening with the baby?" inquired a triage worker.

"It's in shock."

"'If the face is red, raise the head; if the face is pale, raise the tail,'" the volunteer recited, recalling her first aid training with the campus's HOME Team disaster response program.

Carefully, Berkeley staffers lowered the inflatable child into shock position on a bright patch on the lawn -- and then went the extra mile, assigning someone to shade the baby from the sun.

Such quick thinking, teamwork and simulated heroism, along with a sense of humor, was replicated throughout the morning of May 25, as 400 campus staff and students took part in the largest disaster field training ever conducted by a California university. (continues)


June 7 - July 11, 2000 (Volume 28, Number 34)
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