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Pac-12 profile: Cal rower on hard work, discipline

Pac-12 profile: Cal rower on hard work, discipline

May 26, 2015:

Vanessa Gerber, a senior on the Cal women’s Pac-12 champion crew team, says she’s inspired by the diversity at Berkeley — of people, cultures, student organizations and academic opportunities. “Cal is for people who are excited about the world around them and are ready to engage in it,” says Gerber, who is profiled in a new video.

Commencement crowd gives Class of ’15 a joyous sendoff with photoswith video

Commencement crowd gives Class of ’15 a joyous sendoff May 18, 2015:

Beaming parents crowded the Memorial Stadium stands at Saturday’s campuswide commencement, featuring a keynote by tech leader Marc Benioff and moving, personal remarks by top graduating senior Radhika Kannan. See photos of the celebrants and videos of the speakers. Also: Catch students and families posting on social media.

Chancellor’s fund awards $246,000 to 17 local partnerships

Chancellor’s fund awards $246,000 to 17 local partnerships May 18, 2015:

The Chancellor’s Community Partnership Fund has announced the 2015-16 award recipients. Now in its 10th year, the fund will award a total of $246,954 to 17 partnerships between local community members and UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff.

Multiple mayors take town-gown ride on Bike to Work Day with photos

Multiple mayors take town-gown ride on Bike to Work Day May 14, 2015:

City of Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates and Chancellor Nicholas Dirks’ wife, faculty member Janaki Bakhle, headlined a town-gown ride from Sproul Plaza for Bike to Work Day 2015. Mayors from Europe were also among the pack.

UC, governor reach budget agreement

UC, governor reach budget agreement May 14, 2015:

UC President Janet Napolitano has announced that she and Gov. Jerry Brown have reached an agreement that provides the UC system with significant new revenue while capping resident tuition at its current level for two years.

Campus gets $1 million grant to boost study of religious issues

Campus gets $1 million grant to boost study of religious issues May 11, 2015:

The three-year grant from from the Henry Luce Foundation will help the interdisciplinary Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion to examine theology in ways rarely tried at a public university.

Dorothea Lange fellow plans to document Cairo recyclers

Dorothea Lange fellow plans to document Cairo recyclers May 8, 2015:

Journalism grad student Sara Lafleur-Vetter, the 2015 Dorothea Lange Fellow, plans to use her $4,000 fellowship to document the lives of members of a Coptic Christian community that has collected and recycled Cairo’s trash for seven decades.

UCPD to ‘bike the bridges’ for Special Olympics benefit

UCPD to ‘bike the bridges’ for Special Olympics benefit May 8, 2015:

The UC Berkeley Police Department will join the Bike the Bridges fundraising ride on June 14, benefitting Special Olympics Northern California. All are invited to register or make a donation for the team.

Michael Williams named director of athletics

Michael Williams named director of athletics May 8, 2015:

Michael Williams, who has overseen UC Berkeley’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics on an interim basis for the past 10 months, has been named the school’s full-time director of athletics, Chancellor Nicholas Dirks announced Friday.

Pausing to honor outstanding public service with photos

Pausing to honor outstanding public service May 7, 2015:

Remarkable contributions by students and others in the campus community were honored at the 2015 Chancellor’s Awards for Public Service, May 5. Photographer Keegan Houser captured highlights of the event.

Student-athletes recognized for academic prowess

Student-athletes recognized for academic prowess May 5, 2015:

“They say great moments are a product of great opportunity. You have the great opportunity to be student-athletes at Cal,” said soccer player Joey Mahalic, one of the outstanding students celebrated at Monday’s annual Cal Athletic Honors Luncheon. “Be grateful and appreciate it every day.”

Field research: Safety resources, training funds available

Field research: Safety resources, training funds available May 4, 2015:

Do you conduct research or lead trips at field stations or in remote areas? The Office of Environment, Health and Safety is offering matching funds for two-day wilderness first-aid trainings. Details, along with other field-safety resources, are on the EH&S website.