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Botanical Garden celebrates 125 years of research, romance

Botanical Garden celebrates 125 years of research, romance with photoswith video

June 25, 2015:

Celebratory events starting this Sunday will highlight the outdoor attractions and research contributions of the UC Botanical Garden, which is the spectacular home of one of the country’s oldest, largest and most diverse plant collections.

Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, Michigan scholar, named University Librarian

Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, Michigan scholar, named University Librarian June 12, 2015:

A scholar with expertise in human interaction with online information, economics and public policy has been named UC Berkeley’s University Librarian. Jeffrey MacKie-Mason comes to Berkeley from the University of Michigan, where he is dean of the School of Information.

Actively engaging in Healthy Schools Program linked to reduced student obesity

Actively engaging in Healthy Schools Program linked to reduced student obesity June 3, 2015:

Schools that participated more in the nationwide Healthy Schools Program saw greater reductions in student obesity, says a new report by UC Berkeley researchers. However, schools that simply enrolled in the program and did not actively participate saw no changes to student health. The researchers evaluated 281 California schools enrolled in the program from 2006 to 2012.

An open letter to Richmond: Dirks’ update on Global Campus

An open letter to Richmond: Dirks’ update on Global Campus June 2, 2015:

Reaffirming UC Berkeley’s “commitment to the Richmond community,” the chancellor vowed that “sustained engagement and dialogue with you, the people who actually live in the city,” would give shape to the binding agreements the campus intends to sign as the ambitious project moves ahead.

Chancellor’s fund awards $246,000 to 17 local partnerships

Chancellor’s fund awards $246,000 to 17 local partnerships May 18, 2015:

The Chancellor’s Community Partnership Fund has announced the 2015-16 award recipients. Now in its 10th year, the fund will award a total of $246,954 to 17 partnerships between local community members and UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff.

Campus gets $1 million grant to boost study of religious issues

Campus gets $1 million grant to boost study of religious issues May 11, 2015:

The three-year grant from from the Henry Luce Foundation will help the interdisciplinary Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion to examine theology in ways rarely tried at a public university.

Field research: Safety resources, training funds available

Field research: Safety resources, training funds available May 4, 2015:

Do you conduct research or lead trips at field stations or in remote areas? The Office of Environment, Health and Safety is offering matching funds for two-day wilderness first-aid trainings. Details, along with other field-safety resources, are on the EH&S website.

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.

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.

‘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.