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Campus, city to mark WWII evacuation of Japanese Americans, 75 years on

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:41:48 +0000

(image) Seventy-five years ago, during WW II, 1,300 people of Japanese ancestry in Berkeley were rounded up and moved into prisons called internment camps



Swing, science, sentience make for a memorable Cal Day 2017

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

(image) UC Berkeley opened its doors Saturday for Cal Day, its annual all-day open house, and tens of thousands prospective and current students, alumni, families and friends flooded the campus to explore its many resources and opportunities.



C.V. Starr East Asian Library acquires massive and rare Chinese film studies collection

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:46:41 +0000

(image) Paul Foronoff filled two whole apartments with movie magazines, posters, stills, other periodicals and ephemera, much it from the pre-Mao era



UC moves to shut down alleged fraud targeting students

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:21:10 +0000

(image) The university is seeking a court order to block the scheme, which apparently involved enrolling students in sham “clinical trials” and “recruiting” them at campus job fairs to gain access to their health insurance information.



Big Ideas pitch day: seeding the future

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

(image) With the help of funding from the Big Ideas@Berkeley competition, Adam Rao created Tabla, a device that uses sound waves to detect the presence of pneumonia



Student dancers connect to four — make that five — elements

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

(image) With Earth Day approaching, student dancers will take the stage to explore how humans interact with each other and the natural world in Berkeley Dance Project 2017, the last show of the season by the Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies.



Othering & Belonging conference aims at building a more inclusive world

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 21:39:36 +0000

(image) 2017 Othering & Belonging Conference promo



Cal Day 2017: What will you change?

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:00:59 +0000

(image) The campus's annual open house invites the whole world to campus this Saturday, April 22



Earth Week events show off campus sustainability efforts

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:00:38 +0000

(image) Starting today, hands-on events will highlight active transportation, local and organic food, climate action, reducing waste, saving water, environmental justice, renewable energy and other aspects of sustainability



Faculty encouraged to complete survey on UC carbon neutrality

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 22:54:49 +0000

(image) Berkeley faculty and their colleagues across the University of California system are being encouraged to complete a brief online survey that will help inform policy on sustainability, carbon neutrality and budgeting across all 10 campuses.



A pioneer in higher ed, University Partnership Program welcomes Peet’s

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 08:00:27 +0000

(image) Students play a major role in the innovative University Partnership Program, which brings new revenue to campus



‘Brooms up!’ Oski, meet Harry Potter

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

(image) Although we Muggles — or humans, for you non-Harry Potter fans — don’t have magic on our side, our Quidditch players follow the same rules as in the books, or as closely as earthbound participants can. There’s even a 200-page rulebook, and referees to enforce it.



Seven at UC Berkeley awarded 2017 Guggenheim Fellowships, most of any university

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

(image) Altogether, the foundation awarded fellowships to 173 scholars, artists and scientists, and this year Berkeley led the program with the most fellows on any one campus awarded the honor.



Tax Day: Students prep tax returns for people in need

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 17:16:05 +0000

(image) Dozens of students help file taxes, plan April 9 financial literacy workshop



From a border wall to a cultural bridge

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

(image) Architecture professor Ronald Rael reimagines the U.S.-Mexico border wall as a place to convene in his new book, Borderwall as Architecture: A Manifesto for the U.S.-Mexico Boundary



Cal Dining hacks: caramelized banana French toast

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 22:07:32 +0000

(image) Berkeley News student producer Hanna Ye found that her fellow students are designing novel recipes with a variety of meal options at the food bar.



When human illness rises, the environment suffers, too

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 19:00:29 +0000

(image) Sick people can also create health problems for the environment, as a new study of the fishing community around Kenya’s Lake Victoria shows



Grad students to bring their research to life on stage in Grad Slam

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 17:00:10 +0000

(image) Eight UC Berkeley grad students will take turns at the microphone Wednesday to try to win over a panel of judges with a three-minute rundown on their research. It's Grad Slam 2017



Largest single monetary gift to acquire art in UC Berkeley history brings work of major 20th-century artist to campus

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 07:01:52 +0000

(image) The work of artist and illustrator Arthur Szyk will be available to the world in a public institution for the first time, thanks to a $10.1 million gift to The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life