UC Berkeley to compete for energy research grant

As part of an international research initiative, UC Berkeley will be one of five universities eligible to apply for about $10 million in grants set aside for energy research in the United States. Along with the California Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and the University of
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The ASUC Auxiliary will exist under the Division of Student Affairs in order to align similar services.

ASUC Auxiliary oversight to change

The business arm of the ASUC will soon report to a new campus office for stated reasons of aligning similar services and efficiency. Currently, the ASUC Auxiliary sits in the Office of Administration and Finance and reports to Ron Coley, associate vice chancellor of business and administrative services. But as
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Naturalists launch amphibian website

Social media — the face of a changing culture where a YouTube video can start sweeping revolutions — could also be the savior of some of the oldest animals in the world: amphibians. A collaboration between AmphibiaWeb — a comprehensive database of the 6,814 known species of amphibians — organizations
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The ASUC Store Operations Board is currently in negotiations with possible new managers of the Bear’s Lair Pub, whose current management will stay until June 30.

Campus pub operation talks persist

On most early Friday evenings  throughout the school year, the Bear’s Lair Pub was overflowing with customers gathered for the pub’s weekly “Beat the Clock” event. Despite this, the pub’s current management, Jupiter Beverage LLC, was switched to a month-to-month lease of the space by the ASUC Store Operations Board
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UC Berkeley professor withdraws nomination

UC Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu said in a letter to President Barack Obama Wednesday that he is bowing out of the nomination process to an appeals court position, as he felt there was not much chance the Senate would confirm his nomination, according to major media outlets. Liu, who
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Aaron Benavidez speaks to his fellow graduates at UC Berkeley’s 2011 Commencement.

University Medalist takes an educational path less traveled

For UC Berkeley University Medalist Aaron Benavidez, who graduated this month with a 3.98 GPA and 11 A-pluses, part of being successful at UC Berkeley came as a result of years behind a cello. Benavidez, a 31-year-old sociology and rhetoric double major who grew up in Stockton, began an unusual
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Ricky Gill, right, who served on the California State Board of Education, plans to run for a congressional seat in the 11th District.

Law student plans congressional run

Ricky Gill started volunteer work at St. Mary’s Interfaith Community Services for the Homeless in Stockton, Calif., served as co-chairman of the Greater Lodi Area Youth Commission and was appointed by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to the California State Board of Education — all before he even started college. But
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Chancellor Robert Birgeneau’s career has been characterized by social activism as well as academic research.

Activist past gives campus chancellor unique worldview

It was the summer of 1965 — well before UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau was a professor, a world-renowned physicist or an administrator at top-notch universities in both the United States and in Canada. In fact, Birgeneau was just a graduate student studying physics at Yale University, wanting to do
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UC Berkeley professor a Green Star Award recipient

UC Berkeley professor of architecture Mary Comerio was one of a select few to receive the Green Star Award, a distinction aimed at honoring those who have made significant impacts in the efforts surrounding environmental emergencies across the globe. At the second-ever awards ceremony last Wednesday, Comerio was one of
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Filibuster blocks professor’s nomination to Court of Appeals

United States Senate Republicans and one conservative Democrat used a filibuster to block the consideration of Goodwin Liu, an associate dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law, to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last Thursday. In a 52-43 tally, Democrats were eight votes shy in ending the filibuster
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