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1. Dancing in drag, Trocks toe line between mastery, mockery

The troupe first performed at UC Berkeley’s Cal Performances 40 years ago. They return in March, this time with a new take on two works — 'Swan Lake' (Act II) and 'Don Quixote' — that they first presented at their Zellerbach Hall debut in 1976. They’ll also do a scene from 'La Esmeralda'

2. Pre-Trump, Gen. James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis at Berkeley

In a 2014 conversation with Harry Kreisler, the future defense secretary explained why "It's critical that we tell our civilian leaders what we think we can, or more importantly sometimes, what we cannot do with the military instrument"

3. Sloan fellowships awarded to five faculty ‘rising stars’

Scientists Ren Ng, Pierre Simon, Reed Walker, Daniel Weisz and Michael Yartsev receive $60,000 grants to further their research

4. Trading in the scalpel for a sharper blade

Bakar Fellow Kathy Collins, professor of biophysics, biochemistry and structural biology, is working develop and market a technology to increase the diagnostic power of non-surgical biopsies

5. Where cutting-edge research methods document the world’s atrocities

UC Berkeley's Human Rights Center runs the world’s first university-based open source investigations lab

6. Megamovie project to crowdsource images of August solar eclipse

Public asked to submit videos and photos to be stitched together to capture the rare full solar eclipse taking place on Aug. 21

7. Front Row breaks barriers to performing arts for young millennials

Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, headlines one of Cal Performances' innovations, aimed at bringing more young adults to the performing arts

8. As 3D printing grows, so does need to reclaim plastic waste

With more than 100 3D printers on campus, at least 600 pounds of plastic trash is generated each year. Undergraduates Nicole Panditi and Scott Silva have a solution

9. Labs picked as winners of Excellence in Laboratory Safety awards

Researchers recognized for their work to promote safe practices and a culture of safety at UC Berkeley

10. Decision clears way for UC Berkeley patent on CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing

The ruling says that the inventions claimed in the pending U.S. patent application filed by the Doudna/Charpentier research group and those filed by the Broad Institute are separately patentable, moving the Doudna/Charpentier group’s application closer to issuance as a U.S. patent.