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‘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.

UC president: Donate to cancer research at tax time with video

UC president: Donate to cancer research at tax time February 7, 2014:

UC President Janet Napolitano, in a Feb. 7 letter, encouraged UC faculty, staff and students to make a donation to two UC cancer-research programs when preparing their state tax return.

CITRIS joins Newsom in launch of California Report Card

CITRIS joins Newsom in launch of California Report Card January 28, 2014:

How would you grade your state’s elected officials? A new app developed by CITRIS researchers in partnership with Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will let you voice your opinion with ease.

Scientists to monitor California kelp for Fukushima radiation

Scientists to monitor California kelp for Fukushima radiation January 14, 2014:

Researchers from Cal State-Long Beach, Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley have launched “Kelp Watch 2014,” a scientific campaign to determine the extent of radioactive contamination of the state’s kelp forest from Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant following the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami.