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Power fully restored after 2.5-hour outage on campus

Power fully restored after 2.5-hour outage on campus April 24, 2015:

Power was fully restored to the UC Berkeley campus at 1:45 p.m. Friday after an outage hit more than 30 buildings late in the morning. Checks were still being made to make sure all systems were operating properly. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Campus staffer, in Turkey, marks Armenian genocide centennial

Campus staffer, in  Turkey, marks Armenian genocide centennial April 24, 2015:

When broadcast-communications manager Roxanne Makasdjian writes that “my whole life has led me to this moment,” she means the centennial of the Armenian genocide – being marked on April 24, 2015 – and her presence this week at commemorative gatherings in Turkey.

Campus supports sexual assault awareness month with video

Campus supports sexual assault awareness month April 23, 2015:

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and to build consciousness about the issue, students, faculty and staff have been hosting events throughout the month that give the campus community tools to prevent sexual assault, create a stronger culture around consent and support survivors.

Sustainability efforts shine at Earth Day summit with photos

Sustainability efforts shine at Earth Day summit April 23, 2015:

Staff efforts to “green” campus product procurement, an umbrella organization for myriad student environmental efforts and a passionate fourth-year water advocate were honored at the campus’s 12th annual sustainability summit Wednesday.

Astronomers join forces to speed discovery of habitable worlds

Astronomers join forces to speed discovery of habitable worlds April 22, 2015:

UC Berkeley astronomer James Graham is leading a coalition of planet-searchers in an effort to more efficiently find habitable planets around other stars, and perhaps extraterrestrial life itself. The project is one of 16 funded by NASA’s new NExSS (Nexus for Exoplanet System Science) initiative.

Student artist marks Armenian genocide centennial

Student artist marks Armenian genocide centennial April 20, 2015:

Third-year art-practice student Tara Baghdassarian took molds of fellow students’ faces to create a remembrance of those killed in the Armenian genocide, whose centennial will be marked on April 24, 2015.

Students celebrate Holi Day, a Hindu festival of colors with photoswith video

Students celebrate Holi Day, a Hindu festival of colors April 20, 2015:

About a thousand students celebrated Holi Day on Sunday afternoon at UC Berkeley, throwing vibrant colored powders (don’t worry, they were organic!) and water on each other to mark India’s spring holiday.

A Q&A with Shannon Jackson

A Q&A with Shannon Jackson April 16, 2015:

Longtime faculty member Shannon Jackson will serve as the campus’s first associate vice chancellor of arts and design, beginning this fall. She shares her vision for UC Berkeley as an “arts research lab and arts engine” in a Q&A with the NewsCenter.