Bear’s Lair Food Court vendor reopens

Bear’s Lair Food Court vendor Saigon Eats reopened this week after having been closed for the past week. The eatery’s unpaid rent led some to speculate that the prolonged absence might be related to an inability to pay, or possibly just vacation time. Saigon Eats employee Omar Cervera said the business
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Cloud of budget cuts hangs over Caltopia

On a cloudy Monday morning, students flocked to Caltopia — Cal Recreational Sports’ annual festival — where 30,000 guests enjoyed giveaways and games at the Recreational Sports Facility. But despite the lighthearted atmosphere of the event — which featured activities hosted by over 100 local and national sponsors and exhibitors
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Professor of German named first female director of Bancroft Library

A current UC Berkeley professor will become the new director of the Bancroft Library starting in September, the campus announced Monday.Elaine Tennant  — a professor specializing in the medieval and early modern periods in the German and Scandinavian departments — will be the first woman to fill the position of James
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Campus restaurant Saigon Eats, which is among the vendors in the Bear’s Lair Food Court, closed recently as a result of outstanding rent totaling $32,000.

Campus eatery might not reopen due to unpaid rent

For the last week or so, one of the vendors in the Bear’s Lair Food Court has remained conspicuously closed, raising concern that the vendor may not be able to pay its rent. More than one explanation could be behind the recent closure of Saigon Eats on campus. It could
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Campus signs letter of intent for new Pepsi beverage contract

Though negotiations have yet to be finalized for a 10-year beverage contract, UC Berkeley signed a letter of intent Friday with PepsiCo Inc., establishing a framework under which the two parties will operate until a final contract is signed. The letter of intent states that major terms of the contract
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New neutrino data may explain origins of matter

Recent advancement in an international physics experiment run by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory may provide evidence of how matter came to be in the universe. Berkeley lab researchers, collaborating with 250 physicists and engineers worldwide to form the China-based Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment, are working to decipher specific
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The Bear’s Lair Pub, located on Lower Sproul Plaza, will open for one year under new management — a partnership of Bay Area business owners — on Thursday.

Campus pub to open with new management

The Bear’s Lair Pub on campus will open under new management this week, about one year before the space will likely close as part of a broader renovation project for Lower Sproul Plaza. At a meeting of the ASUC Store Operations Board last Thursday, board members said a partnership of
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Campus researchers receive award for semiconductor innovation

Two UC Berkeley researchers have created a novel way to test and validate semiconductor chips, an innovation that earned them the Technical Excellence Award from the Semiconductor Research Corporation. Campus electrical engineers Alan Mishchenko and Robert Brayton combined two distinct fields of semiconductor study — synthesis and verification — that
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UC hikers detained in Iran sentenced to eight years in prison

After more than two years of detention in Iranian prison, two UC Berkeley alumni were sentenced to eight years in prison Saturday, though supporters from throughout the world have stepped forward to declare their innocence and remain hopeful that they will be released. Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal were convicted
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Gift to help campus develop online programs

Five UC Berkeley professional schools and the UC Berkeley Extension will develop cutting-edge tools for online education thanks to a $1 million gift from a campus foundation, officials announced Tuesday. Over the next 18 months, the five schools and extension will use the money from the Chamberlin Family Donor Designated
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