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UC Berkeley journalism students asked to pay more; university officials make more

Board of Regents approves pay increases for chancellor, executives ( Journalism school may raise costs by more than $10,000 ( An open letter to UC Berkeley’s journalism school dean (

UCLA / UC Berkeley Law Report On Harvesting Electric Vehicle Batteries For Grid Storage

As I blogged about last week, California and the nation may have a golden opportunity to harvest used electric vehicle batteries for inexpensive energy storage. These repurposed batteries can be stacked for bulk storage to absorb surplus renewable energy for cloudy and dark windless times. They can save ratepayers money, clean the grid, and potentially […]

$20,000 extra for a Cal journalism master's? Sounds like a tough sell.

Edward Wasserman, the dean of UC Berkeley’s journalism program, is proposing an added student-paid fee of $10,250 per year for a master's degree in journalism, according to an email I received from him. And the predictable response has been, how will journalists, of all people, be able to...

‘You learn it by doing it’: Readers weigh in on Berkeley’s proposed 10k fee

On Monday, I wrote about a proposed $10,250 supplemental fee at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. While I was compiling the (mostly unfavorable) responses, I asked Poynter’s readers whether they thought pricey graduate degrees were worthwhile. Here’s what they had to say: [View the story ""Rubbish — this is usury"" on Storify] … Read more

‘I believe I would major in English’: journalists decry Berkeley’s proposed 10k fee

Romenesko UC Berkeley’s graduate school of journalism is considering imposing a $10,250 supplemental fee by the 2016-2017 academic year, Jim Romenesko reported Sunday. That would mean a 65 percent increase over the current cost of attendance...Show More Summary

Uncertain Future for NY Times Reporter Protecting Confidential Source

New York Times reporter James Risen, photo via Alex Menendez, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism It’s been more than three months since the Supreme Court turned down an appeal from Pulitzer-winning New York Times investigative...Show More Summary

This Ant-Sized Radio Is Powered by the Messages It Receives

A joint team of engineers from UC Berkeley and Stanford University have printed an ant-sized radio onto a silicon chip that harvests energy from the signals it receives. The post This Ant-Sized Radio Is Powered by the Messages It Receives appeared first on WIRED.

UC Berkeley Tuition Increase Of $10k Comes To Journalism Program Where Starting Salaries For Grads Is Only $31k

Tuition at the University of California – Berkeley’s graduate school of journalism could be increasing by a lot for students who will only earn $32,000 in their first job out of grad school, if they’re lucky. In a memo obtained by media...Show More Summary

UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism proposes a $10,250 per year supplemental fee

Ed Wasserman, dean of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, says in a memo to the j-school community that “the amount students now pay does not reflect what their degrees cost to provide [and] reluctantly, we’ve concluded that our students will have to shoulder more of this cost.” The dean proposes a $10,250 annual supplemental … Read More

Astrophysicist Invents a $110 Earthquake Warning System

In the early hours of Aug. 24, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake jolted Californians awake in terror across the Bay Area. But one UC Berkeley professor received five seconds of warning from a $110 homemade device. Now, Josh Bloom has gone public...Show More Summary

Here's An Insider View Of The Next Operating System For The Cloud

The future of enterprise computing looks a lot like a cloud, and that cloud will increasingly run datacenter-level operating systems. Apache Mesos, born at UC Berkeley and embraced by Twitter, eBay and Airbnb, is coming soon to an enterprise near you. Show More Summary

Averaging thousands of images into one

last weekOdd : Boing Boing

UC Berkeley researchers demonstrated software that averages thousands of similar photo to create a single representative image, like this wedding shot. Users can also refine and weight specific features within the source pool of photos to refine the average image. Read the rest

UC Berkeley Professor Builds Makeshift Earthquake Warning System for $100

A professor at the University of California, Berkeley, built an earthquake early warning system with just $100 and some scattered computer parts. Astronomy professor Joshua Bloom used a $35 "Raspberry pie" mini-computer, a speaker, a Wi-Fi adapter, and an SD card to build the "rudimentary" system, according to CBS San Francisco. Show More Summary

Lee and UC Berkeley institute take on income inequality

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) and U.C. Berkeley’s Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society are teaming up today [Wed/10] in Washington DC to release and discuss the institute’s first policy prescriptions for reducing inequality. The...Show More Summary

College Rankings: Berkeley Deemed Top Public School; UCLA Beats USC

UCLA has been ranked ahead of rival school USC according to the U.S. News & World Report's annual list of university rankings and UC Berkeley has again been placed as the top public university overall. The list, which was released on Tuesday ranks Princeton, Harvard, and Yale in first, second and third places consecutively. Show More Summary

The West Without Water

Submitted by Erico Tavares of Sinclair & Co. The West Without Water: An Interview with Dr. B. Lynn Ingram Dr. B. Lynn Ingram is a professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at UC Berkeley, California. The primary goal...Show More Summary

Oakland Harbor will save the nation when the Big One hits

I’m attending the Third International Conference on Earthquake Early Warning, which is happening at UC Berkeley through Friday. It’s a lively gathering of specialists and officials from earthquake country all over the world. What’s galvanizing everybody is the possibility of dramatic progress in California, now that the government has passed a law that establishes a […]

Two new studies show why Uber makes cities more productive and less congested

Two new studies show why ridesharing is crushing the taxi business. Unequivocally, the new research proves that ridesharing dramatically reduces wait times and can make cities less congested. UC Berkeley researchers found that in the evening rush, 92 percent of rideshare cars arrived in under 10 minutes, while only 16 percent of taxis did so. […]

Student-led health-tech incubator to launch at UC Berkeley

Not to be outdone by StartX, the accelerator loosely affiliated with Stanford University that officially opened the doors to its biotech lab last week, a group of UC Berkeley students are launching a new program to help health-tech entrepreneurship flourish on their own campus. Catalyst@Berkeley, a student-led incubator program focusing on health tech, is kicking […]

aworks album log :: august 31, 2014

2 weeks agoMusic / Classical : aworks

American classical: Elena Gragera - Joaquín Nin-Culmell: Obra Para Canto y Piano Nin-Culmell was a Cuban-Spanish composer and professor at UC Berkeley. This is a recording of vocal works with piano. [Columna Música] Albert Atenelle - Joaquín Nin-Culmell: Obres Per...

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