Campus Notices archive

Campanile carillon to play ‘black national anthem’ Wednesday

Campanile carillon to play ‘black national anthem’ Wednesday September 16, 2014:

“Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” will ring from atop UC Berkeley’s Campanile on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at noon. This is the first time the song, also known as the black national anthem, will be played on the tower’s carillon.

Lessons for saving our forests

Lessons for saving our forests September 11, 2014:

UC Berkeley professor Scott Stephens lost 400 research sites in last year’s Sierra Nevada Rim Fire, but the harm to the forest ecosystem is incalculable. Now fires are raging again in Yosemite. Stephens offered advice on how to reduce future catastrophes, in a NewsCenter story that first ran in October 2013; it is reposted here.

Haas Pavilion to get $10 million in enhancements

Haas Pavilion to get $10 million in enhancements August 25, 2014:

With a goal to enhance both the fan and student-athlete experience on the UC Berkeley campus, Haas Pavilion is set to undergo a major renovation that will include a new center-hung scoreboard, upgraded sound and lighting systems and modernized video-production facilities.

More than 76,000 sign up for Science of Happiness MOOC

More than 76,000 sign up for Science of Happiness MOOC August 21, 2014:

Happiness is a powerful magnet, judging by the number of people who have signed up to take UC Berkeley’s new Science of Happiness Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): More than 76,000, with more than two weeks to go before the class goes live.

UC Berkeley engineers among MIT Tech Review top innovators

UC Berkeley engineers among MIT Tech Review top innovators August 21, 2014:

A Berkeley Electrical Engineering and Computer Science post-doc and two Engineering alumni are named to the 2014 MIT Technology Review “35 Innovators Under 35” list. All three are recognized in the humanitarian category.

UC Berkeley ranks No. 4 in ARWU global rankings

UC Berkeley ranks No. 4 in ARWU global rankings August 15, 2014:

In the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities global rankings of universities, released Aug. 15, UC Berkeley ranked fourth, and No. 1 among U.S. public universities.

Professional-ed trainings focus on critical environmental issues

Professional-ed trainings focus on critical environmental issues August 13, 2014:

The College of Natural Resources has launched a series of professional-education programs on critical environmental issues. First up: “The Economic Impact of Climate and Energy Policy on Public and Private Sectors,” a three-day certificate course taught by 11 UC faculty members, now open for enrollment.

Isabelle Thuy Pelaud: How I found myself at UC Berkeley

Isabelle Thuy Pelaud: How I found myself at UC Berkeley July 1, 2014:

Young Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, of French-Vietnamese heritage, felt like an outsider in her native village in France, and that didn’t change when she went to work for a Milpitas deli owner and his family. Her employer told her that UC was not for her. But Pelaud studied hard, got into UC Berkeley and found a world of knowledge here — and herself. Now she is a published author and a tenured professor at San Francisco State University.