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UC Berkeley studies international education campus in Richmond
UC Berkeley studies international education campus in Richmond

On the waterfront seven miles from UC Berkeley, the university owns what is now an isolated and somewhat ramshackle collection of storage facilities and labs. But Berkeley's chancellor envisions it as a future showcase for international education. The 130-acre property between Interstate 580 and the San Francisco Bay houses, among other things, earthquake research, little-used library books and museum artifacts, an art studio and a lab to test roadway concrete. It is an underpopulated place, with more eucalyptus trees and geese than people and a history of pollution problems. Yet, the site, known as the Richmond Field Station, has a couple of things that the crowded and landlocked...

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