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Chancellor’s announcement of Williams’ appointment

Chancellor’s announcement of Williams’ appointment May 8, 2015:

Chancellor Nicholas Dirks sent the following message to the campus community on Friday: To the Berkeley Campus Community, I am delighted to announce that Mike Williams has accepted my offer and will be Berkeley’s next Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. Since becoming the Interim Director last June, Mike has, at every turn, demonstrated the full complement of professional skills, personal attributes […]

Shannon Jackson tapped as faculty leader for arts and design

April 14, 2015:

Longtime professor Shannon Jackson has been named UC Berkeley’s first associate vice chancellor of arts and design, a role that will be pivotal in revitalizing the campus’s commitment to the arts.

Chancellor’s statement on UC tuition plan

November 20, 2014:

Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks voiced his support for a new tuition plan, calling it “a necessary response to the massive state disinvestment in the University of California.”

Science for peace and development today and tomorrow

Science for peace and development today and tomorrow October 23, 2014:

Speech given by Hitoshi Murayama on Oct. 20, 2014, at the UN in New York. The occasion was a celebration of the 60th anniversary of CERN.

Chancellor’s Remarks – New Student Convocation, August 25th, 2014

September 8, 2014:

Remarks delivered by Chancellor Nicholas Dirks at the New Student Convocation on August 25th, 2014.

Task Force on Athletics and Academics

January 16, 2014:

  Chancellor’s Task Force on Academics and Athletics, 2014 Mark Brilliant – associate professor of history and American studies Brandi Wilkens Catanese — associate professor of theater, dance and performance studies/African American studies. Co-chair of Academic Senate Committee, Student Diversity and Academic Development Margaret Conkey — Class of 1960 Professor Emerita of Anthropology, task force chair Joseph Crenshaw — Cal […]

CalMessage from Chancellor Dirks

January 13, 2014:

The chancellor writes that “after a comprehensive national search and careful consideration of extraordinarily qualified candidates, the members of the committee and I share a conviction that Claude Steele not only meets but exceeds the hopes and expectations we brought” to the search for a new executive vice chancellor and provost.

What other campus leaders are saying

January 13, 2014:

Reactions to the announcement of Claude Steele as Berkeley’s new provost-designate.

Academics, athletics, ‘unconventional thinking’

December 11, 2013:

Greetings. As the semester comes to an end, with finals about to begin and the holidays coming soon, I’d like to share a few thoughts and reflections. I’ve now been your chancellor for six months. This has been one of the most rewarding and thrilling periods of my life. I could not have asked for a more genuine and enthusiastic […]

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How common are habitable planets? October 31, 2013:

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Nicholas Dirks: ‘We are all in this together’

June 4, 2013:

BERKELEY — Greetings. I’m Nick Dirks, UC Berkeley’s new chancellor and member of the faculty in the departments of history and anthropology.  I’m thrilled finally to be here, settling into this beautiful community and campus. And I am deeply honored to take on this role at UC Berkeley, not just one of the finest universities in the world, but an […]

Researchers find privacy vulnerability in T-Mobile smartphones

Researchers find privacy vulnerability in T-Mobile smartphones March 19, 2013:

A security flaw discovered by two graduate students at UC Berkeley would allow attackers to eavesdrop on and even modify calls and text messages sent via T-Mobile’s “Wi-Fi Calling” feature. T-Mobile reports that as of March 18, all affected customers have received the security update fixing this vulnerability, which the students discovered during a computer security course.

Plagiarism investigation exonerates Terrence Deacon

January 30, 2013:


Financial aid 101 video transcript

April 3, 2012:

This is the transcript of Associate Vice Chancellor for Admissions and Enrollment Anne De Luca’s introductory video for Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley’s Facebook app, presenting basic information on Berkeley’s financial-aid process for students and families from the United States. I’m Anne De Luca, UC Berkeley’s associate vice chancellor for admissions and enrollment. To start off our conversation about Financial Aid, […]

Chancellor Birgeneau announces he will step down at year’s end with photoswith video

Chancellor Birgeneau announces he will step down at year’s end March 13, 2012:

Chancellor Birgeneau will step down from his post on Dec. 31, 2012, he announced Tuesday in a letter to the campus community. UC President Yudof praised him as “a passionate, dedicated and effective steward of the world’s greatest public university.”

Transcript of John Wilton’s second video for Sproul Plaza, the app

March 7, 2012:

A transcript of Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance John Wilton’s second video for Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley’s Facebook app, responding to questions from viewers of his first video, a primer on UC Berkeley’s budget.

Graduate Assembly’s message to grad students

November 9, 2011:

Dear Graduate Students, I am writing to inform you about your rights during the Nov. 9th and 16th Days of Action and to inform you of the purpose of these events. This email also provides information about additional ways in which you may get involved in defending public education in California. While the Graduate Assembly has endorsed peaceful demonstrations during the Days […]

Chancellor Birgeneau’s message on the Day of Action

November 9, 2011:

MESSAGE TO CAMPUS COMMUNITY Many of you may be aware of the upcoming events on November 9 which call for a walkout and noontime rally on Sproul Plaza in support of the national Occupy Wall Street, OWS, movement.   UC Berkeley as an institution shares many of the highest principles associated with the OWS movement. It is here at Berkeley, […]

ASUC’s message to students

November 9, 2011:

To the Cal Community: This coming Wednesday, November 9, students and community members will join together in a Day of Action to draw attention to the current crisis in higher education. As California continues to struggle with its budget, social services across the board have witnessed unprecedented cuts and higher education has not been exempt. These reductions have resulted in […]