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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.”

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.

Granholm announces launch of America Jobs Project

Granholm announces launch of America Jobs Project March 30, 2015:

Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, an adjunct professor of public policy and a senior research fellow at UC Berkeley’s Energy and Climate Institute, has announced the launch of The  American  Jobs Project. The national initiative is focused on the creation of good-paying middle-class jobs in advanced energy-economic clusters.

Student has fun exploring disco clam’s underwater world with video

Student has fun exploring disco clam’s underwater world March 26, 2015:

Lindsey Dougherty’s love of the sea eventually led her to UC Berkeley, where she is now a graduate student focusing on one of the ocean’s more unusual critters: a clam that flashes in the deep. In a recent interview with Discovery Canada’s science show “Daily Planet,” Dougherty talked about her love of diving and her first encounter with these unusual mollusks.

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.

Recent grad launches new app where students can hang out

Recent grad launches new app where students can hang out March 18, 2015:

A young Berkeley-educated entrepreneur has just launched a new iPhone app called Five, which he calls a “virtual version of Berkeley,” where students can chat and meet.

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.

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.