Astronomy institute to reactivate radio telescope project

Following successful fundraising efforts, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute, an institute that previously partnered with UC Berkeley, will be able to begin to reactivate its array of 42 radio telescope dishes after the project was shut down in April due to a lack of funding. The institute was able
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UC researchers funded to study nuclear energy

Three University of California campuses have received $5.4 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to fund nuclear energy research over the next several years, beginning what some researchers have said will be a transformation in the way nuclear energy is generated in this country. As part of the department’s
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Pepsi vending machine

Vending of new partner’s drinks begins at UC Berkeley

Though a new beverage contract with PepsiCo Inc. has yet to be signed, the campus has recently begun to sell the company’s products with the expectation of signing a contract in the near future. The campus’s prior contract with Coca-Cola Co. expired Aug. 3 after a 10-year term, but campus
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Disapproval of Memorial Stadium construction continues

With the new Student-Athlete High Performance Center set to open in a few weeks, members of the Berkeley community voiced their concern with the entire Memorial Stadium construction process at Tuesday night’s public hearing to discuss the project’s Environmental Impact Report. The performance center — a project estimated to cost
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Detained hikers still await verdict

Though more than a week has passed since their trial date, two UC Berkeley alumni who have been detained in Iran for more than two years are still waiting for their verdict. UC Berkeley alumni Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal stood trial in Iran’s Revolutionary Court last Sunday after their
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Research finds some Internet Service Providers hijack searches

Some Internet Service Providers  who work with third-party proxy servers may be redirecting and possibly hijacking their users’ search queries, according to a blog posted last Thursday by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which worked in collaboration with UC Berkeley-affiliated researchers. Researchers at the International Computer Science Institute, a campus-affiliated institute,
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UC endowment funds experienced growth in last fiscal year

In the midst of repeated cuts in state funding to the state’s higher education institutions, the University of California experienced growth in endowment funds last fiscal year, potentially providing additional financial support to students and faculty. The UC’s endowment assets — which are composed of money or property that is
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