Campus news archive

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.”

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.

‘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.

Campus community mourns victims of balcony collapse

Campus community mourns victims of balcony collapse June 17, 2015:

In the aftermath of Tuesday’s balcony collapse in downtown Berkeley, which took the lives of six students and critically injured seven others, the campus community is rallying to offer solace, support and counseling to those struggling to cope. (Updated with links to online books of condolence.)

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.

World’s science journalists are coming to Berkeley in 2017

World’s science journalists are coming to Berkeley in 2017 June 12, 2015:

The 2017 meeting of the World Federation of Science Journalists will be held in San Francisco, co-hosted by UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco.

Communicators gather for a day of sharpening and sharing their skills

Communicators gather for a day of sharpening and sharing their skills June 11, 2015:

The fourth annual Berkeley Communications Conference (BC2) brought together hundreds of campus communicators together Tuesday for a day of sharpening and sharing their skills.

Slow down but don’t stop. It’s summer at Berkeley with photos

Slow down but don’t stop. It’s summer at Berkeley June 2, 2015:

The campus is downshifting into a relaxed but still lively summer season, with enrollment again expected to top 16,000. Of this year’s more than 4,300 visiting students, 3,084 are from overseas and 1,224 are U.S. residents. More than 1,800 will be taking online courses, a 12 percent increase over last year.

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.

UCPD drive collects 700 toys and books for kids in need

UCPD drive collects 700 toys and books for kids in need May 27, 2015:

A new initiative by UC Berkeley police, Community United By Service, has begun making a difference for children in need. The UC Police Department’s toy drive received about 700 toys and books donated by 14 groups on campus.

Commencement crowd gives Class of ’15 a joyous sendoff with photoswith video

Commencement crowd gives Class of ’15 a joyous sendoff May 18, 2015:

Beaming parents crowded the Memorial Stadium stands at Saturday’s campuswide commencement, featuring a keynote by tech leader Marc Benioff and moving, personal remarks by top graduating senior Radhika Kannan. See photos of the celebrants and videos of the speakers. Also: Catch students and families posting on social media.

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.

Former foster youth named White House ‘Champion of Change’

Former foster youth named White House ‘Champion of Change’ May 13, 2015:

Sokhom Mao, a data specialist at the California Social Work Education Center, has been named a White House “Champion of Change,’ a program that recognizes Americans doing “extraordinary things to make a difference” in their communities. Mao will travel to Washington to be honored on Tuesday, May 19. The event begins at 9 a.m. Eastern time and will be livestreamed.