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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.

Cal Athletics mourns passing of soccer player Eloi Vasquez

Cal Athletics mourns passing of soccer player Eloi Vasquez April 1, 2015:

The 19-year-old student, said Athletic Director Mike Williams, was “a, wonderful young man who excelled both athletically and academically… This is a tremendous loss for our men’s soccer program, our athletic department and our whole university community.”

Mobile tour tells campus story through standout trees

Mobile tour tells campus story through standout trees March 30, 2015:

A free, smartphone-based guided tour, Tall Tree Tales of Cal, highlights the campus’s landscape and cultural history through 16 exemplary trees. Its content was developed by CNR experts in partnership with a Cal alum’s software company.

Paul Alivisatos announces plans to step down as Berkeley Lab director

Paul Alivisatos announces plans to step down as Berkeley Lab director March 24, 2015:

Paul Alivisatos, a professor of chemistry and director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will step down from his leadership role at Berkeley Lab as soon as a successor is found. Alivisatos, who has served as director for six years, will return to his campus research and teaching activities as well as retain his position as a senior scientist in the Materials Sciences Division.

‘Richard Pryor’ author Scott Saul up for PEN literary award

‘Richard Pryor’ author Scott Saul up for PEN literary award March 18, 2015:

English professor Scott Saul, who has has won critical acclaim and widespread attention for Becoming Richard Pryor, has been longlisted for the prestigious literary organization’s 2015 award in the category of biography.

The ‘temptation’ of military leadership: Resist, urges Barney Frank

The ‘temptation’ of military leadership: Resist, urges Barney Frank March 13, 2015:

The cost of the United States’ need to “lead,” longtime Democratic congressman Barney Frank said at I-House, has been its ability to pay for vital domestic programs and growing cynicsm about government itself. He believes the U.S. military budget could be cut by 20 percent with “no reduction” in the nation’s security.

Saturn expert and science popularizer Carolyn Porco joins astronomy department

Saturn expert and science popularizer Carolyn Porco joins astronomy department March 13, 2015:

Carolyn Porco, a veteran planetary scientist and leader of the imaging team on NASA’s Cassini mission at Saturn, has accepted dual invitations to be a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco and a Distinguished Scholar within UC Berkeley’s Department of Astronomy. Porco is known for her work on the Voyager and Cassini missions and her award-winning efforts to engage the public in appreciation of the scientific enterprise.

Monkeys for equal pay (and every cat for itself)

Monkeys for equal pay (and every cat for itself) March 11, 2015:

In a campus appearance hosted by UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, primatologist Frans de Waal discussed his research on “the emotional side of animal behavior” — behavior, he insists, more like our own than some humans admit.