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Black staff, faculty stage silent protest at Sproul

Black staff, faculty stage silent action 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.

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.

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.

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.

I School hackathon develops technological aids for Heifer International

I School hackathon develops technological aids for Heifer International December 3, 2014:

Students from across the Bay Area came to the assistance of Heifer International, which fights world hunger and poverty by linking communities and helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a history of poverty.

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.”

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.”

Berkeley ranks 3rd among US News’ 2015 ‘Best Global Universities’

Berkeley ranks 3rd among US News’ 2015 ‘Best Global Universities’ October 28, 2014:

UC Berkeley was rated the No. 3 global university in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, released this week. Topping the annual list were Harvard and MIT, while Stanford and the University of Oxford rounded out the top five.

How Brittany Maynard decided to ‘go with dignity’ — and to go public

How Brittany Maynard decided to ‘go with dignity’ — and to go public October 27, 2014:

Diagnosed with terminal brain cancer earlier this year, the 29-year-old UC Berkeley psychology graduate has uprooted her life in the Bay Area and moved to Oregon so that when her symptoms grow intolerable, she can legally swallow a lethal dose of medication. Her story is in California Magazine.

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.

Maximino Martinez Commons garners $500,000 PG&E award

Maximino Martinez Commons garners $500,000 PG&E award October 27, 2014:

The campus recently celebrated a $500,000 incentive award from Pacific Gas & Electric’s “Savings By Design” program, for building and maintaining Maximino Martinez Commons as a sustainable student-residence hall. The LEED Gold-rated facility is designed to save energy and water and to filter storm-water runoff.

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.

At Student Learning Center ‘Friday Jam,’ creative energy abounds with photos

At Student Learning Center ‘Friday Jam,’ creative energy abounds October 21, 2014:

More than 200 attended the Oct. 17 launch of “SLC Friday Jam,” featuring a multicultural array of spoken-word, rock and dance performances.