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Berkeley’s Eco Ensemble to perform at Venice Music Biennale

Berkeley’s Eco Ensemble to perform at Venice Music Biennale

September 11, 2014:

The campus’s new-music “dream team” is headed to Italy for two concerts featuring works by Berkeley music-composition faculty and alumni at what the ensemble”s founder, Edmund Campion, calls “one of the most visible and important sites for new music today.”

2014 Berkeley-Rupp Prize for boosting women in architecture, sustainability announced

2014 Berkeley-Rupp Prize for boosting women in architecture, sustainability announced September 15, 2014:

Sheila Kennedy, an internationally recognized architect, innovator and educator, is the 2014 recipient of the Berkeley-Rupp Prize. The award is given by UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design to a design practitioner or academic who has made a significant contribution to advance gender equity in the field of architecture, and whose work emphasizes a commitment to sustainability and community.

Can UC’s Lick Observatory be saved?

Can UC’s Lick Observatory be saved? September 4, 2014:

“I’m fighting in part for the next generation,” says UC Berkeley Professor of Astronomy Alex Filippenko in a Daily Californian feature on the future of UC’s Lick Observatory, near San Jose. UC Office of the President recently announced it plans to phase out funding for the facility by 2018.

‘HackTheHearst’ to expand public discovery of ancient treasures

‘HackTheHearst’ to expand public discovery of ancient treasures August 27, 2014:

Hackers are being invited to compete in a contest to open up the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology’s digital collections to a wider public, making the museum’s treasures even more accessible to students, Native Americans, researchers and everyone else.

More than 76,000 sign up for Science of Happiness MOOC

More than 76,000 sign up for Science of Happiness MOOC August 21, 2014:

Happiness is a powerful magnet, judging by the number of people who have signed up to take UC Berkeley’s new Science of Happiness Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): More than 76,000, with more than two weeks to go before the class goes live.

‘Getting-by girls’ straddle gap between academic winners and losers with photos

‘Getting-by girls’ straddle gap between academic winners and losers August 16, 2014:

Everyone notices the academic superstars and failures, but what about the tens of millions of American teens straddling these two extremes? A new UC Berkeley study has spotlighted a high school subculture that has made an art of slacking, even with ample educational resources, and may be destined to perpetuate the nation’s struggling lower-middle class.

UC Berkeley ranks No. 4 in ARWU global rankings

UC Berkeley ranks No. 4 in ARWU global rankings August 15, 2014:

In the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities global rankings of universities, released Aug. 15, UC Berkeley ranked fourth, and No. 1 among U.S. public universities.

Professional-ed trainings focus on critical environmental issues

Professional-ed trainings focus on critical environmental issues August 13, 2014:

The College of Natural Resources has launched a series of professional-education programs on critical environmental issues. First up: “The Economic Impact of Climate and Energy Policy on Public and Private Sectors,” a three-day certificate course taught by 11 UC faculty members, now open for enrollment.

Music department piano, instruments sale will be grand

Music department piano, instruments sale will be grand August 12, 2014:

An upcoming sale of lightly used pianos and other musical instruments will help provide instruments for UC Berkeley music students every year. The event is open to students, faculty, staff and the public.

Students build a chicken coop — and envision the city of the future

Students build a chicken coop — and envision the city of the future August 5, 2014:

A small clutch of hens are nesting comfortably in a new redwood four-plex in southwest Berkeley today, thanks to a group of design-minded high-school students and the embARC summer architecture, design and urban-planning program at UC Berkeley.

Isabelle Thuy Pelaud: How I found myself at UC Berkeley

Isabelle Thuy Pelaud: How I found myself at UC Berkeley July 1, 2014:

Young Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, of French-Vietnamese heritage, felt like an outsider in her native village in France, and that didn’t change when she went to work for a Milpitas deli owner and his family. Her employer told her that UC was not for her. But Pelaud studied hard, got into UC Berkeley and found a world of knowledge here — and herself. Now she is a published author and a tenured professor at San Francisco State University.

Fact sheet on food/ag studies and research at UC Berkeley

Fact sheet on food/ag studies and research at UC Berkeley July 1, 2014:

UC Berkeley offers a wide array of programs and initiatives related to food and agriculture systems, encompassing many disciplines, departments, academic program areas, institutes, centers, student initiatives and services spanning the campus and the community. A fact sheet.