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Cal cyclists gear up for AIDS Life/Cycle 2015

Cal cyclists gear up for AIDS Life/Cycle 2015 with photos

May 29, 2015:

Thirty campus cyclists and two “roadies” make up the Cal team for the 2015 AIDS Life/Cycle, a benefit ride down the California coast. Meet members of the team, some of whom will send updates from the ride, which begins May 31.

Black history: Walter Gordon, trailblazer on the field, in the world

Black history: Walter Gordon, trailblazer on the field, in the world February 4, 2015:

Cal Athletics’ first All-American football player (he played from 1916 to 1918), Walter Gordon continued to be a trailblazer after graduation, in fields including policing and law. He served as Governor of the Virgin Islands and a federal judge. Read undergrad Allison Spivack’s piece on a remarkable life.

‘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.

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.

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.”