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The UC Berkeley Students Running An Accelerator Program For Indian Startups

India is home to thousands of new startups – but limited resources can often mean an unnecessarily early death for many young companies, something three undergraduate students at the University of California, Berkeley are working to change through The Moonshot Accelerator Program.

High school grades vs. the SAT (grades win)

Sent to the Boston Globe, August 22, 2016"Colleges cutting ties with the SAT" (August 22) is supported by research. In a study published in 2007, UC Berkeley scholars Saul Geiser and Maria Veronica Saltelices found that adding SAT scores to high school students' grades in college prep courses did not provide much more information than grades alone. Show More Summary

Pressure Mounts To Remove UC Berkeley Chancellor Ahead Of Planned Resignation

Some members of the faculty want Nicholas Dirks gone sooner rather than later, and are angling for an interim chancellor to be brought in. [ more › ]

Fast casual chain grows by eliminating pesky humans

SAN FRANCISCO — After debuting in San Francisco's financial district last year, fully-automated fast casual eatery Eatsa is opening its first East Bay outpost. Located at near UC Berkeley's campus at 2334 Telegraph Ave., Eatsa is moving...Show More Summary

A new way to display the 3-D structure of molecules

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley have created a sort of nanoscale display case that enables new atomic-scale views of hard-to-study chemical and biological samples. Their work, published online Aug. Show More Summary

UC Berkeley chancellor to resign amid controversies, including criticism of university response to sexual harassment allegations

Nicholas B. Dirks has faced challenges, ranging from budget troubles to the way the flagship university has handled sexual harassment allegations involving the faculty.

University of California faces abrupt leadership shakeups at two prized campuses

UC President Janet Napolitano must fill leadership vacancies at Berkeley and Davis.

UC-Berkeley Chancellor Resigns Following Widespread Faculty Criticism; Latest Revelation: Amidst Widespread Budget Cuts University Paid $200,000 To Improve His Image

Following up on my previous posts (links below) on the leadership turmoil at UC-Berkeley: Inside Higher Ed, Amidst Budget Cuts, Berkeley Paid $200,000 to Improve Chancellor's Image Los Angeles Times, UC Berkeley Chancellor Resigns Following Widespread Criticism by Faculty Prior TaxProf Blog posts: New Allegations Against Chancellor Roil UC-Berkeley (July...

Day Around The Bay: UC Berkeley Spent $200K To Improve Departing Chancellor's Image

Also, San Jose-based Cisco is laying off a huge chunk of its workforce, and SFMTA rolled back some changes to Mission Street after merchants complained. [ more › ]

UC Berkeley chancellor to resign following widespread criticism by faculty

UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks announced Tuesday he will resign, a move that follows months of criticism by faculty and others over his handling of sexual misconduct cases, a major budget deficit and other campus issues. Dirks, who took the reins of the nation’s leading public research university...

Ashley Judd Getting A PhD In Gender Equality At UC Berkeley

Ashley Judd, 48, is getting a PhD at UC Berkely, she announced on Monday in a Facebook Live video. She spoke live from The Frothy Monkey in Franklin, TN. Her video announcement can be viewed on her Facebook page. She’s enrolled in the university’s public policy doctoral program. Show More Summary

Back To School For Ashley Judd!! The Actress Is Pursuing A Doctorate Degree From UC Berkeley!

It's back to school for Ashley Judd! The Divergent actress revealed Monday during a Q&A session with fans on Facebook Live that she will be pursuing a doctorate degree (studying public policy) this upcoming fall at UC Berkeley! Dishing about her plans, the actress said: "I intend to make the very best at my time at Berkeley…to do [...]

Four short links: 16 August 2016

Inferential Thinking, Free Coding School, Technical Wealth, and Social Linked Data Computational and Inferential Thinking -- textbook for the Foundations of Data Science class at UC Berkeley. Ars Covers 42 -- free coding school with a really interesting approach (aims to provide social mobility). Show More Summary

Ashley Judd Is Getting a PhD at UC Berkeley Because She Can

Ashley Judd has made quite the commitment. Like, as in the years-long kind that will put her in the single-digit percentage of the educated population. We're talking, of course, about some serious PhD-getting business here. The actress and humanitarian announced in a Facebook Live video on Monday that she will ... More »

UC Berkeley cold-case killing is solved, bringing closure to Agoura Hills family

It was a UC Berkeley custodian who found the slain, bloodied body of Grace Rualo Asuncion on a Friday night in the winter of 1992. For decades after, the stabbing death of the 20-year-old junior from Agoura Hills went unsolved, casting a pall over the campus and her tight-knit family. When the...

Is world’s turmoil cutting slowing flow of study abroad?

College students preparing to study abroad this school year will be weighing more than just their suitcases. The reality of terrorism hit home this summer, as two UC Berkeley students were killed in attacks in Bangladesh and France in a span of two weeks. Show More Summary

UC Berkeley wants to build a 10-story hotel

A lesson in entrepreneurship could open in 2019 There are certain things a state-of-the-art public university needs: classy libraries, cutting edge science and engineering labs, inviting community and public space, and, it seems, a privately-owned,...Show More Summary

Researchers have created a creepy jumping robot roach

Researchers at Seoul National University, in collaboration with researchers from UC Berkeley, have constructed a tiny jumping roach robot. The mechanism, JumpRoACH, only weighs a few ounces, but can reach up to 5 feet high. Follow TI: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

UC Berkeley chancellor installs office "escape door" as security measure against protesters

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

UC Berkeley, birthplace of the Free Speech Movement, installed an emergency exit door between Chancellor Nicholas Dirks’ office and his conference room so he can escape if protestors violently storm his suite. From the Daily Californian: Construction...Show More Summary

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