Campus news archive

Campus poised to act on salary gaps for women, minority faculty

January 27, 2015:

A new study shows that average salaries for underrepresented minority faculty members trail those of their white male counterparts by 1 to 1.8 percent, with gaps between women and white males slightly larger. The report calls for further research to investigate reasons for the differences, and lays out measures to make salaries more equitable.

UC Berkeley anthropologist-physician wins Margaret Mead Award

UC Berkeley anthropologist-physician wins Margaret Mead Award December 9, 2014:

Seth Holmes, an assistant professor of the UCSF-UC Berkeley Joint Medical Anthropology program, teaches in Berkeley’s School of Public Health and is the director of ISSI’s Berkeley Center for Social Medicine.

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.

Ph.D. on hold, White House fellow’s stars align at NASA

Ph.D. on hold, White House fellow’s stars align at NASA December 4, 2014:

Dan Hammer, a Berkeley Ph.D. candidate, has been a volunteer firefighter, was instrumental in launching Global Forest Watch, taught math at San Quentin, raced canoes in the South Pacific, and boasts a personal-best 27 seconds at solving a Rubik’s Cube. And now he’s a Presidential Innovation Fellow, working on quantum computing for NASA.

UCPD brings Thanksgiving cheer to University Village

UCPD brings Thanksgiving cheer to University Village November 25, 2014:

Campus police officers, led by Police Chief Margo Bennett and Capt. Alex Yao, passed out Thanksgiving meals on Friday to 30 families living at the student housing complex in Albany. Also, a holiday season survival tactic: Practice radical gratitude

For student regent, sitting on UC board means taking a stand

For student regent, sitting on UC board means taking a stand November 25, 2014:

Though she’s missed classes, lost sleep and put her social life on hold since becoming UC student regent in July, Berkeley social-welfare major Sadia Saifuddin is upbeat about the role, calling it a “blessing” and a job “I was meant to do.”

Slideshow: Campus goes big for Big Give with photos

Slideshow: Campus goes big for Big Give November 17, 2014:

This Thursday, Nov. 20, marks the Big Give, UC Berkeley’s first 24-hour online fundraising drive geared to support students, faculty and research. Check out this slideshow of Berkeley people who are making a big deal out of Big Give and visit BigGive.berkeley.edu to join them.

Julia Morgan Hall’s new UC Botanical Garden party place

Julia Morgan Hall’s new UC Botanical Garden party place October 30, 2014:

Julia Morgan Hall, now relocated to the UC Botanical Garden in Strawberry Canyon, is open for business meetings, weddings, parties and other events following an extensive restoration. The building was designed by the famed Berkeley architect and alumna in 1911.