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Torture Memo Author John Yoo Awarded Endowed Faculty Chair At UC Berkeley School Of Law

In America today no good deed goes unpunished nor bad deed unrewarded. One of the co-authors of the notorious "Torture Memos", John Yoo, has been awarded an endowed faculty chair at University of California Berkeley School of Law. Apparently undermining the US Constitution and the rule of law by justifying torture was such an achievement that Yoo warranted special recognition.

Is Dorm Food the Bay Area’s Best Dining-Out Deal?

University dining facilities have come a long way since those old mystery-meat days. Increasingly organic, seasonal, local and otherwise sustainable, dining halls at UC Berkeley, Stanford and other schools are some of the best buffet-style eating-out bargains in this era of the $12 hamburger.

Industry Critics: UC Berkeley Playing Host to Union-Funded Activist Research

By Bill McMorris, The Washington Free Beacon A coalition of foundations and union front groups is funding an academic post at the University of California at Berkeley for a prominent labor activist, according to documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

Watch UC President Napolitano Announce New Food Initiative at Edible Schoolyard with Alice Waters

At the Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley, UC President Janet Napolitano announces a new global food initiative across the 10 UC campuses. Sarah Henry reports.

Charles Barber on the Complexities of Stopping Deforestation

Washington, DC: As the need to feed a burgeoning population is pitched against our ability to preserve rainforests, the need for people like Charles (Chip) Barber has never been greater. Since graduating in 1989 from UC Berkeley, Chip has spent the last twenty five years working to defend our forests. Show More Summary

Gut Full Of Human Files: Watch This 34-Week Pregnant Woman Run The 800M Heat! [Video]

Alysia Montano, 28, finished last in her 800M heat on Thursday, but he UC Berkeley star drew cheers from the crowd as she crossed the finish line. NDN-CBSSACRAMENTO

Not much force: Berkeley researchers detect smallest force ever measured

What is believed to be the smallest force ever measured has been detected by researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley. Using a combination of lasers andShow More Summary

Animal Rights Activists 'Die' In Berkeley

To raise awareness for the rights of animals to enjoy "total liberation," especially from medical research, a group of international protesters with the group Direct Action Everywhere, staged a "die in" at UC Berkeley. On top of theShow More Summary

Headline News from - June 18, 2014

On the Web: Financial Engineering Program at UC Berkeley Hosting Bitcoin Roundtable Today - NewsBTC - "Several industry leaders in the bitcoin landscape are slated to meet up today at the Haas School of Business at the University ofShow More Summary

Growing Up in the Shadow of the Art World

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

In 1972, at the age of fourteen, Gabrielle Selz was attending a party following the third wedding of her father, the art historian and UC Berkeley professor Peter Selz, when a naked woman she had never seen before climbed naked into Selz’s lap and began to roll a joint. As she did so, other wedding guests began to cheer.

Ah Berkeley, Nuclear-Free Since 1986, Sort of – Shutting Down the UC Berkeley Nuclear Reactor at 2521 Hearst Ave in 1987

Tweet The More You Know: University of California officials have decided to shut down a 20-year-old nuclear reactor on the Berkeley campus, saying the “political hassling” it sparked outweighed its usefulness. University of California...Show More Summary

A Gorgeous Visualization Of Kepler's Discoveries

4 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This visualization, created by UC Berkeley astronomer Alex Parker, is one of the most beautiful representation of alien worlds we've ever seen. Read more...

Max Schireson battles the big boys at MongoDB

M ax Schireson was a Bay Area wunderkind who went to UC Berkeley at age 15 to study math, but got sidetracked by computers and left before graduating. In 2011, he joined MongoDB, a Palo Alto/New York City-based startup that sells services...Show More Summary

Cheap, tiny robots serve as terrain scouts for expensive ones (video)

Big robots like Cheetah and Big Dog cost a lot to make, so it would be such a shame if they get put out of commission after slipping on, say, a patch of ice. To prevent that from happening, UC Berkeley and ETH Zurich researchers propose sending a...

Missing UC Berkeley student sought in Eldorado National Forest

A massive search was underway Tuesday for a UC Berkeley student who disappeared Friday, when he planned to go on a hike alone near Placerville in the Eldorado National Forest.

How Long-Term Stress Can Really Hurt Your Brain

A study out of UC Berkeley finds that constant stress has scary effects on your brain.

Economic Prospects of Ukraine

Today we are fortunate to have a guest post written by Yuriy Gorodnichenko (UC Berkeley). Ukraine is living through most trying times: Maidan protests, snipers killing dozens of unarmed protesters, the fall of Viktor Yanukovych’s regime,...Show More Summary

Discovery of how Taxol works could lead to better anticancer drugs

This video shows how the constant addition of tubulin bound to GTP provides a cap that prevents the microtubule from falling apart. UC Berkeley scientists found that the hydrolyzation of GTP to GDP (change of red to violet) compacts the tubulin into a strained configuration that rapidly peels the microtubule apart if the cap disappears. read more

Berkeley j-school grads sing a ‘Frozen’ song parody at their commencement ceremony

Here are the lyrics to the “Frozen” parody, written and sung by UC Berkeley Class of 2014 journalism students Nausheen Husain and Sam Rolens. (“Jeremy” and “Ed” are advisers Jeremy Rue and Edwin Dobb.) Watch their performance here. Nausheen: Jeremy? Can you help me build my website? Or maybe just a blog? My text is … Read More

UC Berkeley Professor Drops Pre-Final Computer Science Rap (VIDEO)

Well, this is one way to prepare for a final. UC-Berkeley professor Dan Garcia recently laid down a full-blown "Gin & Juice" remix to help get his students ready for a final. Thankfully, Yongsheng Li had the cameras rolling for what we hope will turn into a music video.

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