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1. ‘Pompkin’ pie and other pies from history — baked up by the Bancroft

In honor of Thanksgiving, the Bancroft Library baked three old-time pies from its cookbook collection and held a tasting

2. Berkeley-student-turned-BART-agent is more than a ‘booth troll’

Meet William Cromartie, a BART station agent and former Cal student, who finds meaning through the simple act of greeting commuters. Cromartie, 55, spends his shifts interacting with everyone that walks by his booth at MacArthur

3. Berkeley astronomers selected to take new space telescope for a spin

Astronomers will be first to use new James Webb Space Telescope - in two years, after launch and commissioning

4. Post-war designs inspire student-produced chairs

Contestants worked from one sheet of plywood in the 'Form Follows' chair design competition

5. Growing up without free speech like ‘prison for your mind’

Parham Pourdavood, a UC Berkeley transfer student, grew up in Iran. He says he'd heard about government oppression, but hadn't seen it with his own eyes; he just knew he couldn’t speak his mind. It's why he's such a strong supporter of free speech today

6. Students help Berkeley elders age in place

New student group has already helped 35 Berkeley seniors, with another 40 waiting

7. Six UC Berkeley faculty elected AAAS fellows

Scholars honored for applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished

8. Pioneering new course looks at business, tech, and law surrounding blockchain

UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business in spring offers a cross-listed class in this potentially disruptive technology to business, engineering and law students

9. UCPD turkey giveaway brightens student-parents’ holiday

Police officers and staff hand out 45 turkeys, produce boxes and $40 supermarket gift cards

10. Meet the inflammasome: the body’s first defense against bacteria

Researchers use cryo-EM to obtain detailed picture of how immune system interacts with bacteria to alert our body to infection