Campus researchers find cause of discomfort in some 3-D displays

Researchers at UC Berkeley have recently pinpointed a cause of visual discomfort, headaches, eyestrain, and blurry vision when viewing 3-D stereo imagery, according to a study published Friday. Displays utilizing 3-D stereo imagery, including those on mobile devices  do not optimally present 3-D stereo imagery, which results in visual discomfort,
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Campus revokes recognition of fraternity

The campus revoked its recognition of the UC Berkeley chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon on July 15 following repeated student conduct, social code and risk management violations and failure to comply with prior sanctions. The fraternity had previously been under a state of stayed revocation — a probationary period often
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UC Berkeley class seeks to aid expatriate spouses

A new class at UC Berkeley seeks to help spouses of international students, postdoctoral scholars and researchers more easily transition into American life. The class, called “Creating a Fulfilling Life in America,” came to campus in May and aids expatriate spouses as they transition to living in the United States.
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UC Berkeley alumnus nominated for federal judgeship

A UC Berkeley School of Law alumnus was nominated by President Barack Obama for a federal judgeship in Los Angeles on July 20, making him the first openly gay nominee to the federal court in California and Obama’s fourth openly gay nominee to federal court in his term. Obama nominated
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Campus chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity loses university recognition

The UC Berkeley chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity lost its university recognition after repeated risk management, fire and life safety and social code violations, as well as noncompliance with prior sanctions, the campus announced Monday. The fraternity lost its recognition July 15 following “repeated” violations and noncompliance with
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Nobel Laureates to discuss global water crisis at annual seminar

An annual seminar on the UC Berkeley campus this Saturday will feature three Nobel Laureates speaking on a number of issues including science, technology and the burgeoning global water crisis, and will honor one of the speakers’s 96th birthday. This year marks the third Townes and Tagore Annual Seminar in
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UCSF associate professor killed in shuttle bus accident

Dr. Kevin Allen Mack, an associate professor of psychiatry at UC San Francisco, died last Thursday after the UCSF shuttle bus he was riding in on his way to work collided with a big rig in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood. He was 52. The crash occurred at the intersection
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