The solar vehicle built by CalSol, UC Berkeley's Solar Vehicle team, sits behind an open trailer.

CalSol to enter solar car in international race across Australia

Fueled solely by energy from the sun, a car engineered by UC Berkeley students will embark on a transcontinental sprint across the Australian outback next month. As part of the biennial World Solar Challenge, about 20 members of the campus solar car team CalSol will compete against teams from around
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UC Berkeley dismisses parts of formal grievance filed by graduate student

Almost three months after a UC Berkeley graduate student filed a formal grievance over issues surrounding his campus student conduct proceedings, an initial response was issued this week, dismissing certain aspects of the grievance and calling for changes before further action can be taken. In June, graduate student Aakash Desai
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Panel discusses implications of DREAM Act

A panel at the Free Speech Movement Cafe Wednesday evening discussed the history and legislation surrounding the California DREAM Act, focusing on the experience of undocumented immigrants in California. Panelists included experts on immigration law and Latino policy, including Lisa Garcia Bedolla, chair at the UC Berkeley Center for Latino
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Durant Hall earns certification for environment-friendly practices

The U.S. Green Building Council announced last Thursday that Durant Hall had earned official LEED Silver certification — recognizing the environment-friendly practices implemented in the building. Five other campus buildings have already been LEED certified, with Clark Kerr Campus and Morgan Hall receiving LEED Gold certifications. Durant Hall now stands
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Iran’s judiciary says UC hikers’ release is not imminent

A day after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he would release the two former UC Berkeley students detained for allegedly crossing the border more than two years ago, Iran’s judiciary contradicted these statements Wednesday, saying the Americans’ release is not imminent, the New York Times reported. Ahmadinejad said Tuesday in an interview
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Study uncovers mechanism behind hearing condition

A study by a team of UC Berkeley neuroscientists has uncovered new cerebral mechanisms behind tinnitus, a currently incurable condition that produces a constant ringing or buzzing sound in the ear in the absence of other noise. The study, published Sept. 6 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy
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Campus spends $150,000 in salary increases

UC Berkeley doled out almost $150,000 in salary increases to campus deans and a senior administrator while cutting another dean position’s salary, according to reports sent late last month to the UC Board of Regents. The raises — paid to the deans of arts and humanities for the College of Letters
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