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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.

New guide aims to help keep New Deal’s legacy alive

New guide aims to help keep New Deal’s legacy alive May 12, 2015:

The Living New Deal — a UC Berkeley-based project dedicated to documenting the vast treasury of public art, park trails, schools, civic buildings ad more it produced from 1933 to 1943 — has published its first Guide to the Art and Architecture of the New Deal, a pocket map and guide to 18 key sites in San Francisco.

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.

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.

Berkeley’s CLAS, Mexican Museum in new cultural partnership

Berkeley’s CLAS, Mexican Museum in new cultural partnership April 2, 2015:

The collaboration between the Center for Latin American Studies and the San Francisco museum aims to create an exchange of ideas, artists and scholarship that will bring innovative cultural programming to a wider audience.

Cal Day to feature BANDALOOP performances with video

Cal Day to feature BANDALOOP performances March 31, 2015:

Saturday, April 18, is Cal Day, the campus’s annual open house. Highlights will include an aerial dance performance on the 100-year-old Campanile, and a chance to view rarely-seen prehistoric fossils.

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.

Berkeley students offer free tax service in East Bay

Berkeley students offer free tax service in East Bay March 23, 2015:

Scores of IRS-certified student volunteers, after learning income-tax basics, are helping East Bay residents of limited means prepare their federal and state returns. The students are part of the Berkeley Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

Telegraph eateries urged to cut waste, embrace ‘reusable’

Telegraph eateries urged to cut waste, embrace ‘reusable’ March 12, 2015:

As Earth Week approaches and the campus pursues its zero-waste goal, sustainability-minded students call on food businesses to curb waste, making reusable food containers the “new normal” on Telegraph Avenue.

‘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.

Media Advisory: California 2014 election revisited at two-day forum

January 22, 2015:

Experts from a range of fields will assemble at a forum organized by the Institute of Governmental Studies to deconstruct California’s 2014 election and explore what may await in 2016.

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.