Campus news archive

Commencement crowd gives Class of ’15 a joyous sendoff

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

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.

Berkeley teams up with financial industry to apply data tools to financial risk

Berkeley teams up with financial industry to apply data tools to financial risk April 30, 2015:

Economists and statisticians from across the UC Berkeley campus will soon be able to collaborate more easily, via the newly formed Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk, with financial-industry experts on advanced data-intensive techniques for managing and easing economic and financial risk.

Power back on after outage empties chemistry buildings

Power back on after outage empties chemistry buildings April 28, 2015:

Power was back on in after a two-hour outage at midday Tuesday emptied four chemistry buildings on the UC Berkeley campus as a precaution.

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.

Campus staffer, in Turkey, marks Armenian genocide centennial

Campus staffer, in  Turkey, marks Armenian genocide centennial April 24, 2015:

When broadcast-communications manager Roxanne Makasdjian writes that “my whole life has led me to this moment,” she means the centennial of the Armenian genocide – being marked on April 24, 2015 – and her presence this week at commemorative gatherings in Turkey.

Campus supports sexual assault awareness month with video

Campus supports sexual assault awareness month April 23, 2015:

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and to build consciousness about the issue, students, faculty and staff have been hosting events throughout the month that give the campus community tools to prevent sexual assault, create a stronger culture around consent and support survivors.

Students celebrate Holi Day, a Hindu festival of colors with photoswith video

Students celebrate Holi Day, a Hindu festival of colors April 20, 2015:

About a thousand students celebrated Holi Day on Sunday afternoon at UC Berkeley, throwing vibrant colored powders (don’t worry, they were organic!) and water on each other to mark India’s spring holiday.

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.