Campus Notices archive

UC’s first crop of ‘global food’ fellows includes three Berkeley students

UC’s first crop of ‘global food’ fellows includes three Berkeley students December 10, 2014:

Three UC Berkeley students are among 54 fellows announced Dec. 9 by the University of California’s Global Food Initiative, launched earlier this year to address food security, health and sustainability issues.

Forestry club offers holiday trees, fresh from the Sierra

Forestry club offers holiday trees, fresh from the Sierra December 5, 2014:

Evergreen trees sustainably harvested in the Sierra by the Cal Forestry Club are on sale Dec. 7 to 13 at Mulford Hall. Proceeds from the annual sale support professional development for members of the 102-year-old student organization.

New building aims to transform Berkeley-Haas student experience

New building aims to transform Berkeley-Haas student experience December 4, 2014:

Berkeley’s Haas School of Business is constructing a new six-story academic building devoted entirely to student learning and interaction, it was announced Thursday. The $60 million structure will be funded with private donations from alumni and friends of the school.

National Medal of Science ceremony streamed live from White House Nov. 20

National Medal of Science ceremony streamed live from White House Nov. 20 November 19, 2014:

President Barack Obama will honor three UC Berkeley faculty members on Thursday, Nov. 20, at a White House ceremony for the 19 new winners of the National Medals of Science and National Medals of Technology & Innovation.

Latest NCAA data show improvements in grad rates

Latest NCAA data show improvements in grad rates October 28, 2014:

According to the latest Graduation Success Rate (GSR) data released by the NCAA , the vast majority of Berkeley’s intercollegiate athletics teams are performing well in the classroom, and steps taken in recent years to improve graduation rates among underperforming programs are showing positive results.

AC Transit, BART seek campus views on transit

AC Transit, BART seek campus views on transit October 27, 2014:

AC Transit planners will hold a campus workshop Thursday, Oct. 30, to get feedback on East Bay and transbay bus service. Members of the campus community are also invited to answer online surveys about AC Transit and BART, as part of the agencies’ long-range planning.

New book tracks visually impaired MBA’s tales of resilience

New book tracks visually impaired MBA’s tales of resilience October 27, 2014:

Haas grad Alan Lock, the first visually impaired person to trek from the Antarctic coast to the South Pole and to row across the Atlantic Ocean, is featured in a new book that tracks tales of human resilience from around the world.

Maximino Martinez Commons garners $500,000 PG&E award

Maximino Martinez Commons garners $500,000 PG&E award October 27, 2014:

The campus recently celebrated a $500,000 incentive award from Pacific Gas & Electric’s “Savings By Design” program, for building and maintaining Maximino Martinez Commons as a sustainable student-residence hall. The LEED Gold-rated facility is designed to save energy and water and to filter storm-water runoff.

Bassem Youssef, ‘Egypt’s Jon Stewart,’ heads to campus

Bassem Youssef, ‘Egypt’s Jon Stewart,’ heads to campus October 23, 2014:

As part of the Free Speech Movement’s 50th-anniversary commemoration, the political satirist is set to appear Oct. 29 at Zellerbach Hall to talk with Chancellor Nicholas Dirks about free speech and social change.

Panel explores impact of teacher tenure ruling by California Supreme Court

Panel explores impact of teacher tenure ruling by California Supreme Court October 22, 2014:

If upheld on appeal, changes mandated by the state Supreme Court ruling in Vergara vs. California would eliminate some employment protections for teachers, extending the time to “tenure” and limiting the role of seniority in decisions about employment and assignment. An Oct. 29 forum will explore whether and how these changes matter as the state seeks to provide high-quality teachers for students in California schools.

Campus mourns the loss of David Wessel, pioneer in music and science

Campus mourns the loss of David Wessel, pioneer in music and science October 20, 2014:

David L. Wessel, who forged new territory in the arena of cognitive science, computer programming and music, has died at the age of 72. He was a leader in the campus’s Center for New Music and Audio Technology and its music department.

Chancellor’s Community Partnership Fund application process begins

Chancellor’s Community Partnership Fund application process begins October 17, 2014:

Chancellor Dirks has announced the launch of the 2015-16 grant cycle for the Chancellor’s Community Partnership Fund. This year the fund can grant up to $260,000 to innovative campus-Berkeley community partnerships, for projects beginning in the summer or early fall of 2015.