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Media advisory: Camp gives middle school girls hands-on experience in STEM fields

Media advisory: Camp gives middle school girls hands-on experience in STEM fields July 6, 2015:

Dozens of Bay Area middle school girls are getting some hands-on experience in STEM fields through a “Girls in Engineering” summer camp organized by UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering.

Institute of Physics awards Newton Medal to Eli Yablonovitch

Institute of Physics awards Newton Medal to Eli Yablonovitch July 1, 2015:

The United Kingdom’s Institute of Physics has awarded its prestigious Isaac Newton Medal to Eli Yablonovitch, professor at UC Berkeley’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and a pioneer in the field of optoelectronics and nanophotonics.

Champions Cup match moved to Avaya Stadium — refunds for ticket holders

Champions Cup match moved to Avaya Stadium — refunds for ticket holders June 30, 2015:

In a statement, Cal Athletics said that “campus representatives were informed by our promotional partner, Relevent Sports, that the Manchester United vs. San Jose Earthquakes match scheduled for July 21 at California Memorial Stadium has been relocated to Avaya Stadium in San Jose.”

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

Botanical Garden celebrates 125 years of research, romance 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.

UC Berkeley, Sungevity launch solar partnership

UC Berkeley, Sungevity launch solar partnership June 24, 2015:

Striking another blow for sustainability, UC Berkeley has selected Sungevity, Inc., a leading global solar service based in Oakland, as its official solar energy partner for the next decade, campus officials announced today.

For Linda Williams, the end of a 27-year UC journey

For Linda Williams, the end of a 27-year UC journey June 23, 2015:

Linda Williams launched her UC career in 1988 as an administrative assistant, rising through the ranks to become associate chancellor at UC San Diego, associate president of the UC system and finally, in 2008, Berkeley’s associate chancellor. She retires at the end of this month.

Investigative Reporting Program’s new ‘Rape on the Night Shift’ documentary

Investigative Reporting Program’s new ‘Rape on the Night Shift’ documentary June 23, 2015:

The Investigative Reporting Program at the Graduate School of Journalism is turning its lens to the subject of women immigrants working to clean the country’s offices, businesses and shops via a new “Frontline” documentary, “Rape on the Night Shift,” which will air in Spanish and in English.

‘Rising Bear’ disaster exercise shakes things up

‘Rising Bear’ disaster exercise shakes things up June 18, 2015:

UC Berkeley’s Office of Emergency Management sponsored a three-hour drill Thursday morning to practice and evaluate the campus’s response to a 6.8-magnitude earthquake on the Hayward Fault. Nearly 150 staff from some 20 departments took part in the exercise.