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Berkeley’s CLAS, Mexican Museum in new cultural partnership

Berkeley’s CLAS, Mexican Museum in new cultural partnership

April 2, 2015:

The collaboration between the Center for Latin American Studies and the San Francisco museum aims to create an exchange of ideas, artists and scholarship that will bring innovative cultural programming to a wider audience.

Cal Day to feature BANDALOOP performances with video

Cal Day to feature BANDALOOP performances March 31, 2015:

Saturday, April 18, is Cal Day, the campus’s annual open house. Highlights will include an aerial dance performance on the 100-year-old Campanile, and a chance to view rarely-seen prehistoric fossils.

Mobile tour tells campus story through standout trees

Mobile tour tells campus story through standout trees March 30, 2015:

A free, smartphone-based guided tour, Tall Tree Tales of Cal, highlights the campus’s landscape and cultural history through 16 exemplary trees. Its content was developed by CNR experts in partnership with a Cal alum’s software company.

Berkeley students offer free tax service in East Bay

Berkeley students offer free tax service in East Bay March 23, 2015:

Scores of IRS-certified student volunteers, after learning income-tax basics, are helping East Bay residents of limited means prepare their federal and state returns. The students are part of the Berkeley Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

Telegraph eateries urged to cut waste, embrace ‘reusable’

Telegraph eateries urged to cut waste, embrace ‘reusable’ March 12, 2015:

As Earth Week approaches and the campus pursues its zero-waste goal, sustainability-minded students call on food businesses to curb waste, making reusable food containers the “new normal” on Telegraph Avenue.

‘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.

Holiday gifts with a UC Berkeley twist

Holiday gifts with a UC Berkeley twist December 16, 2014:

Whether you’re gift shopping for a Cal Athletics fan, an environmentally minded undergrad or a visiting music buff, campus organizations, museums and gifts shops offer a host of novel options. Here are a few holiday gift ideas.

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.

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.

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.”

Education professor Barbara White dies at age 64

Education professor Barbara White dies at age 64 November 18, 2014:

Professor Barbara White, a faculty member at UC Berkeley for 25 years whose broad ranging academic background encompassed education, computer science, psychology, and mathematics, has died after a battle with cancer. She was 64.

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.

Hell-bent on getting out the vote

Hell-bent on getting out the vote October 28, 2014:

Sarah Funes’ million-dollar question is how to get minorities excited about voting. The UC Berkeley junior, who has lobbied in Sacramento and Washington, D.C., advised transit agencies and been a poll worker, says her political passion comes from being “Latin, a woman and disabled. I want to elect people who look like me.”

The skinny on soda taxes, in under 3 minutes with video

The skinny on soda taxes, in under 3 minutes October 28, 2014:

As the Nov. 4 election nears, Professor Alan Auerbach answers some key questions about the initiatives in Berkeley and San Francisco to add taxes to purchases of sweetened drinks. Auerbach is director of the Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance.

AC Transit, BART seek campus views on transit

AC Transit, BART seek campus views on transit October 27, 2014:

AC Transit planners will hold a campus workshop Thursday, Oct. 30, to get feedback on East Bay and transbay bus service. Members of the campus community are also invited to answer online surveys about AC Transit and BART, as part of the agencies’ long-range planning.

Panel explores impact of teacher tenure ruling by California Supreme Court

Panel explores impact of teacher tenure ruling by California Supreme Court October 22, 2014:

If upheld on appeal, changes mandated by the state Supreme Court ruling in Vergara vs. California would eliminate some employment protections for teachers, extending the time to “tenure” and limiting the role of seniority in decisions about employment and assignment. An Oct. 29 forum will explore whether and how these changes matter as the state seeks to provide high-quality teachers for students in California schools.