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Caps off to Berkeley graduates of 2017!

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 +0000

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



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

Tue, 23 May 2017 21:04:54 +0000

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.



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

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:41:35 +0000

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



DJ Khaled surprises statistics graduation

Fri, 19 May 2017 23:03:14 +0000

Steve Stoute — a cultural force who has built a name in the music industry and as a marketing and brand entrepreneur — got statistics graduates to their feet with his surprise guest: DJ Khaled



UC approves policy on nonresident student enrollment

Fri, 19 May 2017 16:43:42 +0000

The Board of Regents today reaffirmed UC’s historic commitment to California residents by limiting the proportion of out-of-state and international students at its nine undergraduate campuses



Irvine’s Erwin Chemerinsky will be the new Berkeley Law dean

Wed, 17 May 2017 15:35:47 +0000

The current and founding dean of the UC Irvine School of Law will begin his five-year term at Berkeley on July 1



Messages from Berkeley grads, all in caps

Mon, 15 May 2017 21:25:58 +0000

Students wore their thoughts on the heads for graduation



Gender-inclusive locker room coming to RSF

Mon, 15 May 2017 18:44:37 +0000

Construction on the locker room — a first in the UC system — is expected to being next spring.



Michael Botchan named dean of biological sciences

Mon, 15 May 2017 17:56:22 +0000

He has served as interim dean of the Division of Biological Sciences in the College of Letters and Science at UC Berkeley since July 1, 2016



Alum Dick Beahrs recalls MLK’s visit to Berkeley 50 years ago

Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Then a junior, it was Beahrs who had arranged the civil rights leader's visit in his role as president of the Interfraternity Council, and had brokered a behind-the-scenes meeting with alienated black students



Commencement speeches celebrate immigrants, free speech

Sun, 14 May 2017 01:54:04 +0000

Comedian and actor Maz Jobrani delivers funny and serious keynote talk



Graduation for student parents means gowns for Papa, Mama and Baby Bears

Fri, 12 May 2017 17:00:56 +0000

The Student Parent Center loans regalia to student parents' children, from babies to teens.



Incoming AVC for communications and public affairs hails from Duke, U. of Minnesota

Fri, 12 May 2017 16:00:58 +0000

Diana Harvey has been named UC Berkeley’s next associate vice chancellor for communications and public affairs.



Campus kicks it into gear for Bike to Work Day

Thu, 11 May 2017 18:52:46 +0000

Students, staff and faculty hopped on their bikes and rolled to campus today for the 2017 Bike to Work Day



Seven Cal teams — a record — win recognition for academic accomplishment

Wed, 03 May 2017 20:58:45 +0000

A record seven UC Berkeley intercollegiate athletic programs have earned Public Recognition Awards from the NCAA for their exceptional results in the classroom



UC Berkeley to open first university center for Silk Road study in North America

Wed, 03 May 2017 07:01:00 +0000

Dedicated to the study of the historical trading networks, the center owes its inception to a $5 million gift by two branches of the Tang family



Berkeley sends more grads to Silicon Valley careers than any other college

Tue, 02 May 2017 23:12:19 +0000

More UC Berkeley graduates are hired into the tech industry in Silicon Valley than alumni from any other American university, beating out the Ivy League and Bay Area rival Stanford.



Campus responds to report on sexual harassment and sexual violence

Mon, 01 May 2017 21:24:55 +0000

Chancellor Nicholas Dirks and Academic Senate chair Robert Powell reaffirmed Berkeley's commitment to creating a safe learning environment for all members of the university community



A competition to make food more sustainable

Mon, 01 May 2017 18:42:54 +0000

A Berkeley-Haas team was one of 10 finalist graduate school teams—culled from a total of more than 70 teams—selected to pitch their ideas in the Patagonia Case Competition



Scenes from a sunny end-of-semester campus

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:07:24 +0000

On a sunny Friday, UC Berkeley photographer Hulda Nelson took a lunchtime stroll around campus and came back with these snapshots of our students, as finals week — and summer — slide closer.