Campus Notices archive

Sustainability efforts shine at Earth Day summit

Sustainability efforts shine at Earth Day summit with photos

April 23, 2015:

Staff efforts to “green” campus product procurement, an umbrella organization for myriad student environmental efforts and a passionate fourth-year water advocate were honored at the campus’s 12th annual sustainability summit Wednesday.

Power fully restored after 2.5-hour outage on campus

Power fully restored after 2.5-hour outage on campus April 24, 2015:

Power was fully restored to the UC Berkeley campus at 1:45 p.m. Friday after an outage hit more than 30 buildings late in the morning. Checks were still being made to make sure all systems were operating properly. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Student artist marks Armenian genocide centennial

Student artist marks Armenian genocide centennial April 20, 2015:

Third-year art-practice student Tara Baghdassarian took molds of fellow students’ faces to create a remembrance of those killed in the Armenian genocide, whose centennial will be marked on April 24, 2015.

Most campus computer systems will be down for two hours on Sunday

Most campus computer systems will be down for two hours on Sunday April 8, 2015:

Most campus computer systems will be shut down for two hours Sunday morning (April 12, 6-8 a.m.) as upgrades are made to the data center network. The work is part of a larger set of scheduled maintenance that will increase the speed and security of the campus computer network.

Mobile tour tells campus story through standout trees

Mobile tour tells campus story through standout trees March 30, 2015:

A free, smartphone-based guided tour, Tall Tree Tales of Cal, highlights the campus’s landscape and cultural history through 16 exemplary trees. Its content was developed by CNR experts in partnership with a Cal alum’s software company.

Granholm announces launch of America Jobs Project

Granholm announces launch of America Jobs Project March 30, 2015:

Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, an adjunct professor of public policy and a senior research fellow at UC Berkeley’s Energy and Climate Institute, has announced the launch of The  American  Jobs Project. The national initiative is focused on the creation of good-paying middle-class jobs in advanced energy-economic clusters.

Recent grad launches new app where students can hang out

Recent grad launches new app where students can hang out March 18, 2015:

A young Berkeley-educated entrepreneur has just launched a new iPhone app called Five, which he calls a “virtual version of Berkeley,” where students can chat and meet.

Telegraph eateries urged to cut waste, embrace ‘reusable’

Telegraph eateries urged to cut waste, embrace ‘reusable’ March 12, 2015:

As Earth Week approaches and the campus pursues its zero-waste goal, sustainability-minded students call on food businesses to curb waste, making reusable food containers the “new normal” on Telegraph Avenue.

Monkeys for equal pay (and every cat for itself)

Monkeys for equal pay (and every cat for itself) March 11, 2015:

In a campus appearance hosted by UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, primatologist Frans de Waal discussed his research on “the emotional side of animal behavior” — behavior, he insists, more like our own than some humans admit.