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1. Meet the most nimble-fingered robot ever built

DexNet 2.0 can pick up and move unfamiliar, irregularly shaped everyday items with a 99 percent success rate

2. Campus memorials honor veterans

From a bench with mourning bears to a plaque at the base of a towering redwood, memorials to U.S. veterans can be found across the UC Berkeley campus.

3. EECS professor David Culler named interim dean for data sciences

He will begin his new role on July 1 for a two-year term as interim dean for the newly created Division of Data Sciences

4. Ian Gibbons awarded Shaw Prize for discovery of molecular motors

For 50 years, Gibbons studied the large protein motors that move microtubules in cells and make sperm tails flick

5. How X-rays helped to solve mystery of floating rocks

Michael Manga teams with Berkeley Lab scientists to understand why pumice floats (or sinks)

6. Expert on rip currents warns of dangers at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach

Coastal oceanographer Francis Smith takes to the waves to demonstrate the dangers at California beaches

7. Caps off to Berkeley graduates of 2017!

A collection of moments from commencement 2017 in words, photos and videos

8. Ph.D. grad’s speech exposes difficulties for student and working parents

Jen King, who completed the I School's doctoral program while raising two young children, challenged universities and the tech sector to do a better job accommodating parents in her commencement speech at the School of Information’s graduation ceremony.

9. Born into Middle East conflict, new graduate goes back to make change

Feras Fahed Abushaar, student speaker at his graduation in International and Area Studies, told his story as part of a strong statement about Berkeley's place as a force for empowering positive change in the world

10. Poet, author and former Jewish studies instructor Chana Bloch dies

Colleagues across the UC Berkeley campus mourn the loss of poet and scholar