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State grant accelerates innovation, entrepreneurship at Berkeley

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:04:21 +0000

A $2.2 million state grant has helped UC Berkeleyto expand its entrepreneurship activities with new facilities, courses and programs



More than 108,000 students seek admission to UC Berkeley for 2018-19

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:45:01 +0000

California residents continue to make up the majority of freshman applicants — more than 51,700. The campus’s national and international appeal also remains strong



NEH grants support six Berkeley humanities projects

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000

The latest awards reflect the NEH's commitment to education initiatives, safeguarding cultural treasures and illuminating the history and values that define the nation's shared heritage



In this Berkeley seminar, knowledge begins with ‘I don’t know’

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Watch Berkeley Law lecturer Alan Pomerantz as he teaches his undergraduate seminar, Current Political and Moral Conflicts and the U.S. Constitution. It’s designed to challenge students to think critically about controversial topics, including free speech



A holiday message from Chancellor Christ

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:00:03 +0000

UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ sent out a video holiday card to the campus community, offering reflections on where the campus has been and where it's going



Chancellor hopes to help staff find more community on campus

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:18:48 +0000

If Berkeley is a city, chancellor says, staffers need to find their neighborhood



OWLs provide welcome nest for re-entry students

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:00:00 +0000

Students who are 25 and up find common cause as Berkeley's Older Wiser Learners



Chancellor, vice provost urge action to oppose GOP tax plans

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:42:44 +0000

UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ and Fiona Doyle, vice provost for graduate studies and dean of the graduate division, issued a statement about the tax plans pending in Congress



Bob Calonico, beloved director of bands, to lay down his baton

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 03:00:24 +0000

Robert Calonico, a beloved and enduring presence on the UC Berkeley campus as director of bands, including the high-spirited Cal Band, will retire in June. Now 63, he has been director of bands at Berkeley



Holiday shopping a cinch with UC Berkeley’s gift guide

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000

From a robotic bug-building kit to a slew of new books to Cal gear, UC Berkeley has something for everyone this holiday season



With blockchain, Berkeley student group sets standard

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 23:29:04 +0000

In the last year, the student group has become one of the most influential blockchain organizations in the Bay Area



Berkeley grad students create online calculator to estimate cost of House tax plan

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 22:11:04 +0000

Worried about the effects of the Republican tax plan that has passed the House, they built an online calculator that lets other grad students figure out what the plan might cost them



Grad students win $100,000 in data science contest

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:15:51 +0000




‘I may have to drop out:’ Graduate students take on tax bill

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 23:23:59 +0000

Dozens of UC Berkeley grad students marched through the heart of campus to protest a version of the Republican tax bill making its way through Congress



Blockchain Lab receives campus-first Bitcoin donation

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000

The latest frontier in cybersecurity technology research gets a boost worth more than $50,000



UC: Federal tax plans would be devastating for grad students

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 19:58:54 +0000

University of California President Janet Napolitano and two student regents issued a statement today about tax proposals working their way through Congress



Gotta have it? Gotta give it? What’s on your Cal holiday gift list?

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Each year, we create a roundup of gift ideas and this year, we want your input.



‘Pompkin’ pie and other pies from history — baked up by the Bancroft

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:51:44 +0000

In honor of Thanksgiving, the Bancroft Library baked three old-time pies from its cookbook collection and held a tasting



Growing up without free speech like ‘prison for your mind’

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Parham Pourdavood, a UC Berkeley transfer student, grew up in Iran. He says he'd heard about government oppression, but hadn't seen it with his own eyes; he just knew he couldn’t speak his mind. It's why he's such a strong supporter of free speech today



Students help Berkeley elders age in place

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:42:25 +0000

New student group has already helped 35 Berkeley seniors, with another 40 waiting