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UCPD drive collects 700 toys and books for kids in need

UCPD drive collects 700 toys and books for kids in need May 27, 2015:

A new initiative by UC Berkeley police, Community United By Service, has begun making a difference for children in need. The UC Police Department’s toy drive received about 700 toys and books donated by 14 groups on campus.

Pac-12 profile: Cal rower on hard work, discipline

Pac-12 profile: Cal rower on hard work, discipline May 26, 2015:

Vanessa Gerber, a senior on the Cal women’s Pac-12 champion crew team, says she’s inspired by the diversity at Berkeley — of people, cultures, student organizations and academic opportunities. “Cal is for people who are excited about the world around them and are ready to engage in it,” says Gerber, who is profiled in a new video.

Champions Cup returning to Memorial Stadium

Champions Cup returning to Memorial Stadium May 21, 2015:

Manchester United will face the San Jose Earthquakes at California Memorial Stadium on Tuesday, July 21, a return trip to Berkeley for the Guinness International Champions Cup North America. Tickets will be available beginning Wednesday, May 27

Glaunsinger, Martin named Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators

Glaunsinger, Martin named Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators May 21, 2015:

Britt Glaunsinger, an associate professor of plant and microbial biology, and Andreas Martin, an associate professor of molecular and cell biology, are the campus’s newest Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators, joining 19 other UC Berkeley faculty members whose salaries and a major part of their research are paid for by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Commencement crowd gives Class of ’15 a joyous sendoff with photoswith video

Commencement crowd gives Class of ’15 a joyous sendoff May 18, 2015:

Beaming parents crowded the Memorial Stadium stands at Saturday’s campuswide commencement, featuring a keynote by tech leader Marc Benioff and moving, personal remarks by top graduating senior Radhika Kannan. See photos of the celebrants and videos of the speakers. Also: Catch students and families posting on social media.

Chancellor’s fund awards $246,000 to 17 local partnerships

Chancellor’s fund awards $246,000 to 17 local partnerships May 18, 2015:

The Chancellor’s Community Partnership Fund has announced the 2015-16 award recipients. Now in its 10th year, the fund will award a total of $246,954 to 17 partnerships between local community members and UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff.

Multiple mayors take town-gown ride on Bike to Work Day with photos

Multiple mayors take town-gown ride on Bike to Work Day May 14, 2015:

City of Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates and Chancellor Nicholas Dirks’ wife, faculty member Janaki Bakhle, headlined a town-gown ride from Sproul Plaza for Bike to Work Day 2015. Mayors from Europe were also among the pack.