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Last Build Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 14:53:56 +0000

 



Scenes from a sunny end-of-semester campus

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

(image) 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.



Berkeley is nation’s best-value college, according to Forbes

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:36:44 +0000

(image) For the second straight year, Berkeley tops the Forbes list, and three other UC campuses — UCLA, Irvine and Davis — are ranked in the top 10



A note of thanks from the chancellor to the City of Berkeley

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:43:28 +0000

(image) Dirks expresses gratitude for "an unprecedented level of coordination and cooperation at every level of city and police operations," which kept both campus and the community safe yesterday



Celebrating ‘barefoot anthropology’ — a Q&A with Nancy Scheper-Hughes

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

(image) To honor her work, Berkeley’s Department of Anthropology is holding a two-day conference on May 1 and 2 called “Anthropology on the Front Lines."



Backstage at Le Temple de la Gloire, a master of wigs

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:59:00 +0000

(image) Mazena Puksto and her assistant put hair on the heads of more than 30 performers for 1745 opera-ballet, the latest production from Cal Performances



Campus did ‘everything in its power’ to protect Coulter’s rights, students’ safety

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:36:48 +0000

(image) At an afternoon news conference, Dan Mogulof, assistant vice chancellor for public affairs, and Capt. Alex Yao of the UC Police Department said the campus had done everything in its power to protect Coulter’s First Amendment rights while also ensuring the safety of the campus community.



From the chancellor: A message on safety

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:48:04 +0000

(image) Chancellor Nicholas Dirks sent this message to the UC Berkeley community late today: To the Berkeley community, I am writing to follow up on this morning’s message regarding free speech, safety, and Ann Coulter’s planned



With Google’s help, psychologist tackles ‘black troublemaker’ school stereotype

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

(image) Empathy intervention combats knee-jerk suspensions, expulsions of African American teens



50 years later, a replaying of MLK’s speech at Sproul

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:08:54 +0000

(image) This Saturday, April 29, in tandem with the Summer of Love 50th Anniversary festival, the ASUC will replay a recording of King’s speech in its entirety and rededicate a photo of him taken that day



New message from the chancellor about possible Coulter visit

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:10:51 +0000

(image) Chancellor Nicholas Dirks sent a message about Ann Coulter's possible appearance on campus tomorrow, Thursday, April 27



Berkeley scholars chosen for 2017 Carnegie fellowships

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:00:32 +0000

(image) Rucker Johnson of the Goldman School of Public Policy and Katerina Linos of Berkeley law are among 35 recipients nationwide



Walter Alvarez: A geologist ponders the improbability of life

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:18:22 +0000

(image) In his new book, the originator of the theory that a comet or asteroid killed off the dinosaurs discusses the origins of life itself



Berkeley a finalist for $1 million Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:41:29 +0000

(image) It is the largest award in the nation recognizing a college making strides in enrolling low-income students and supporting them to graduation



UC responds to state audit report on Office of the President

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:27:58 +0000

(image) President Janet Napolitano welcomed most of the recommendations in the report — about budget practices and administrative expenditures —as constructive but raised significant concerns about some



Hubert Dreyfus, preeminent philosopher and AI critic, dies at 87

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 01:00:28 +0000

(image) A scholar of Heidegger who taught generations of independent thinkers



Campus, city to mark WWII internment 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.



Dothraki developer, invented-language leader to teach summer class

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:09:41 +0000

(image) David J. Peterson, who created the new language for HBO's 'Game of Thrones,' found his passion for linguistics as a Berkeley undergrad