Campus study abroad units join to increase access for students

In an effort to increase the number of UC Berkeley students studying abroad, the campus created a single unit that combines the administration of all the campus study abroad offices. The new office, called Summer Session, Study Abroad & Lifelong Learning, combines the administration for Berkeley Programs for Study Abroad,
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Former Cal golfer’s death labeled ‘suspicious’

Former Cal women’s golfer Diane Kwon’s death has been labeled “suspicious,” according to the Fremont Police Department. A passerby found Kwon’s body lying near her car in a Fremont parking lot on Sept. 5 around 11 p.m., according to the department. The cause of death has yet to be determined,
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UCPD responds to attempted rape at UC Berkeley Extension

UCPD received a report Friday night of an attempted rape that occurred sometime earlier last week on Southside. According to UCPD Lt. Marc DeCoulode, at 9:06 p.m. Friday, the department responded to the report of an attempted sexual assault that the victim said occurred either Thursday or Wednesday at around
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Students to present postcards in support of DREAM Act to governor

Over 11,000 cards signed by students

UC student leaders will team today with students from CSUs and community colleges to present Gov. Jerry Brown’s staff 11,309 postcards urging him to sign the second part of the California DREAM Act into law. In addition to the presentation of the postcards, UC Student Association President Claudia Magana, Assemblymember Gil
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Students to begin legal proceedings for March protests

Protesters facing charges from the campus demonstrations against budget cuts in March are scheduled to begin legal proceedings tomorrow in Oakland. According to court documents, the 21 protesters are scheduled to have a hearing at the Wiley W. Manuel courthouse at 2:00 p.m. Monday. Fourteen of the protesters face misdemeanor
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Researchers develop energy-efficient window coating

UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers developed a coating material for windows that can control the amount of heat from the sun that enters a room, setting the groundwork to save energy in large commercial buildings and homes. The material — made of semiconductor nanocrystals — has the
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UC executive vice president announces retirement

Lawrence Pitts, UC provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, will step down from his position this February, university officials announced Thursday. In his almost three years as the university’s top academic advisor, Pitts worked in an environment of shrinking state funding, which contributed to a more than 80
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