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Conference to examine race in the U.S. 50 years after the Kerner Report

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 01:50:00 +0000

Scholars and experts from Berkeley and across the nation will spend three days discussing the commission’s legacy and envision what a contemporary Kerner Report might look like

Eight labs honored for their outstanding safety cultures

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:40:48 +0000

Dr. Lane Martin, an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and his Prometheus Groupn were awarded the grand prize

Berkeley holds its title for sending the most alums into the Peace Corps

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:57:50 +0000

In 2018, there are 41 alumni serving across the world

Podcast: Staff director sees great strength in diversity

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:15:00 +0000

Sidalia Reel, the director of Staff Diversity Initiatives in the Office of Equity and Inclusion, works to help Berkeley's more than 9,000 staff feel like a valued part of campus

Awesome: Cal Overwatch team two-time champions

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 05:30:49 +0000

Esports Bears win second consecutive national championship

Amid #MeToo, student dancers explore power, horror of being a woman

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:30:00 +0000

In her new piece, “Bone Worrier,” for the Berkeley Dance Project 2018, choreographer Katie Faulkner attempts to capture this anxiety in a dreamlike performance by an all-female cast of seven dancers

Town halls offer a chance to hear about — and weigh in on — the future of Berkeley

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:13:17 +0000

Members of the strategic planning process's four work groups discussed their charges, outlined their progress and took feedback from the campus this week at two town halls

Student forestry club gets hands-on to remake famous Tightwad Hill

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:35:48 +0000

“To actually be outside and get your hands in the dirt, that’s fundamental,” faculty advisor says.

Arizona-bound Cal Overwatch team to defend championship title

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:54:25 +0000

Champion video gamers shoot for second consecutive national win

Provost Alivisatos: In times of turmoil, how can we keep campus great?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:06:36 +0000

“The financial challenges of today and our vision for where we want to be are very much connected,” top admin says.

Podcast: African American mentor finds strength in numbers

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

As an undergraduate in Colorado, Kenly Brown felt isolated as one of few African Americans on her campus. Now, the Berkeley Ph.D. student has made it her priority to be a mentor to students of color

Haas Startup Squad connects MBA students to Skydeck

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 23:43:59 +0000

New dorm to honor Berkeley’s first tenured black professor

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 21:20:53 +0000

David Blackwell was a gifted statistician who, despite racial prejudice, taught countless of students about the ‘beauty’ of math.

What does the future of learning look like at Berkeley? You can ask

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:26:09 +0000

Paul Alivisatos, Berkeley's number two administrator, will be discussing new ideas for curricula and other aspects of the academic enterprise on Monday during the second Campus Conversation

Podcast: For alumni leader, giving hope is her life’s mission

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Clothilde Hewlett, leader of the Cal Alumni Association, talks about how her vision of a better life helped her pull herself from poverty, find salvation at Berkeley, then return to give back to those who need it most

Time to think about summer camps for kids

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 19:51:43 +0000

Transfer student gets national honor: Q&A with Diana Castro

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 18:00:00 +0000

Transfer student aspires to give back to her fellow transfers

Got CalFresh? Bear Market welcomes you

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 18:00:42 +0000

Hungry students with a CalFresh debit card can now use it on campus.

A cautiously optimistic budget update from the chancellor, provost

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 17:24:33 +0000

Chancellor Carol Christ and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Paul Alivisatos sent this message today to the UC Berkeley community: Dear campus community, We are writing with an update on efforts underway to address the campus’s budget deficit

For Black History Month, podcast series highlights Berkeley’s women leaders

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

February is Black History Month. Each week, we are going to talk to a different African American woman leader on campus about what it took to get to where she is today. On Monday, we’ll hear from Clothilde Hewlett, the executive director of the California Alumni Association