Patents little help for budget woes

Despite negotiating a patent royalties monetization that will bring millions in revenue to the campus this year, UC Berkeley officials do not see patent revenue as a long-term financial solution to budget woes. Even though an $87.5 million patent monetization deal will fund campus research facilities and biological sciences in
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Panel of experts meets to discuss DREAM Act

Will undocumented students studying at universities and colleges in California ever receive the same rights and financial aid as their legal counterparts? This was the question discussed by a panel Wednesday evening at UC Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement Cafe by three experts who approached the issue — the California DREAM
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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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