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AN News: “Anthropological Listening as a Genre” by Xochitl Marsilli-Vargas (UC Berkeley)

Linguistic anthropologists are accustomed to exploring the way speakers create structures of relevance that provide directionality to social activity. Could we also say the same for listeners? Listening has the potential to generate a specific context by listening “in a particular way;” for example, when a mechanic is deciphering the semantic meaning of the sounds [...]

When Firms Become Persons and Persons Become Firms: outstanding lecture

3 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

UC Berkeley Political Scientist Wendy Brown came to the London School of Economics last week to discuss her book Undoing the Demos, and her lecture (MP3) is literally the best discussion of how and why human rights are being taken away from humans and given to corporations. Read the rest

My Failed Gotcha

(July 1, 2015 09:12 PM, by David Henderson) And remembering another failed gotcha in the past--and what I learned from it. This morning I read an article about the Greek crisis by UC Berkeley economist Barry Eichengreen, who has been following the crisis. In it, he writes: The... (0 COMMENTS)

UC Berkeley, regents sued by sexual assault survivors

6 days agoNews : NY Daily News

The three victims of sexual assault accuse school officials of failing to properly prevent, investigate and handle sexual assaults.

How one app fed almost 600,000 homeless people

A simple lunch with a homeless vet changed forever the life of Komal Ahmad, who was then a student UC, Berkeley and is now a CEO. Ahmad was walking near campus a few years ago when a homeless man asked her for money, she bought him lunch instead and a a

Evolution of the robotic roach (now with a shell)

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

UC Berkeley researchers have now outfitted tiny RoACH robots with shell-like exoskeletons to protect the electromechanical innards from dust and water and help the bots slip easily through tight, cluttered spaces, just like real roaches. Videos below. Read the rest

BAM/PFA's new building designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro will open January 31, 2016

last weekArts : Artdaily

The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive will open its new building to the public on Sunday, January 31, 2016. Located at the intersection of Oxford and Center Streets, directly across from the UC Berkeley...Show More Summary

UC Berkeley sued for allegedly failing to properly respond to sexual assault complaints

Three current and former UC Berkeley students sued the University of California on Monday for allegedly failing to properly respond to their sexual assault complaints, asserting that administrators did not act quickly enough or adequately penalize perpetrators found responsible. 

UC Berkeley sued for allegedly failing to properly respond to sexual assault complaints

Three current and former UC Berkeley students sued the University of California on Monday for allegedly failing to properly respond to their sexual assault complaints, asserting that administrators did not act quickly enough or adequately penalize perpetrators found responsible. 

Armored Exoskeletons Help Roachbots Go Anywhere, Handle Anything

UC Berkeley's robotic roaches roll through clutter thanks to fancy new shells

Died This Day: Thomas Huxley

From the UC Berkeley Page:Huxley (May, 4, 1825 - June 29, 1895) was born in Ealing, near London, the seventh of eight children in a family that was none too affluent. At 21, Huxley signed on as assistant surgeon on the H.M.S. Rattlesnake, a Royal Navy frigate assigned to chart the seas around Australia and New Guinea. Show More Summary

Disputed UC Berkeley Land Next to Albany’s Gill Tract Gets Green Light For Sprouts Grocery

The disputed UC Berkeley land next to Albany’s Gill Tract is in contention no more. Last week, the California Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the university to build a senior housing development and Sprouts Farmers Market grocery store on San Pablo Avenue in University Village.

art museums should sell more of their collections

Michael O’Hare of UC Berkeley talks about policy reform in art museums in this Econtalk podcast. He made two points that I like a lot: Art museums hold tons of materials that are never shown, looked at, or studied. Why not sell the bottom 1 or 2% of holdings to make attendance free? Museum ticket […]

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WATCH: Adding a cockroach shell improves microbot mobility

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The fields of bioinspiration and biomimetics look at animal evolution to improve machine function. Chen Li at UC Berkeley's Poly-PEDAL Lab found that an oval cockroach shell atop a small robot helps it squeeze through tight spaces more easily. Read the rest

UC system going the wrong way on free speech

It's troubling when any institution tries to squelch debate or discourage controversial ideas, but it's downright alarming when this occurs at a university - and even worse when it is the University of California, whose Berkeley campus was at the center of the Free Speech Movement in the 1960s....

How 'Inside Out' Nailed The Science Of Kids' Emotions

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

When UC Berkeley psychologist Dacher Keltner attended the Hollywood premiere of the new Pixar movie Inside Out—which opened yesterday in theaters nationwide—he was thrilled to see children running around the purple (not red) carpet yelling,...Show More Summary

Engineers look to insects for robotic inspiration

At a UC Berkeley laboratory, engineers are building cockroach-like robots with a noble purpose - search and rescue.

Neoliberalism poisons everything: How free market mania threatens education — and democracy

Reducing everything—including people—to markets makes democracy impossible, UC Berkeley's Wendy Brown tells Salon

UC Berkeley’s Student-Run Garden Offers Urban Oasis to Students and Community

UC Berkeley has had a student-run organic garden for over 40 years, but many students and community members don't know about it. Come with us as we take a look around.

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