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MacArthur Foundation awards $1 million to Human Rights Center with video

MacArthur Foundation awards $1 million to Human Rights Center February 5, 2015:

The MacArthur Foundation has honored the UC Berkeley Human Rights Center for its investigations and research on war crimes and human rights abuses with a 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. The award, announced Thursday, Feb. 5, comes with $1 million, which the center will use to establish an endowment and to expand its sexual violence program.

‘Underground scholars’ reverse school-to-prison pipeline with video

‘Underground scholars’ reverse school-to-prison pipeline February 2, 2015:

Those who have done time in jail or prison face unique challenges at UC Berkeley. Through their campus organization ‘Underground Scholars,’ formerly incarcerated students work to beat the odds and change the system.

Media Advisory: California 2014 election revisited at two-day forum

January 22, 2015:

Experts from a range of fields will assemble at a forum organized by the Institute of Governmental Studies to deconstruct California’s 2014 election and explore what may await in 2016.

Law prof looks at shootings of and by police with audio

Law prof looks at shootings of and by police January 13, 2015:

UC Berkeley Law Professor Franklin Zimring turns up some surprises in his new study of shootings by and of police. He discusses the research, and the incomplete state of data on killings by police, on KQED radio’s “Forum” show.

Black staff, faculty stage silent protest at Sproul

Black staff, faculty stage silent protest at Sproul December 15, 2014:

Black staff and faculty at Berkeley led a silent protest in front of Sproul Hall on Monday, in solidarity with the nationwide #BlackLivesMatter movement. More than 100 stood in a driving rain to silently voice their support for the growing movement.

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.

Study identifies effective communication strategies for voter ID laws

Study identifies effective communication strategies for voter ID laws November 5, 2014:

A new study examining impacts of voter ID requirements finds some effective communications tools to help inform and prepare voters to be prepared when going to the polls.