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How Can Anyone Hit a 90 mph Fastball? Science Explains!

May 8, 2013 | 2:50 pm

How Can Anyone Hit a 90 mph Fastball? Science Explains!

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Ever wonder how a major league baseball player hits a 90-mph fastball? Ask some researchers at UC Berkeley, who have identified an area of the brain that makes it possible. Look at the numbers alone and hitting a home run seems next to impossible. A fastball takes .4 seconds to reach home plate after it […]

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Cal Hires Sonny Dykes as New Coach

December 6, 2012 | 10:43 am

Cal Hires Sonny Dykes as New Coach

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The new football coach for the University of California, Berkeley promised on Thursday to “turn this program around.” In a press conference introducing him to the Bay Area, Sonny Dykes said “we will put the ball in the air. Our brand of football is fun. That’s what’s exciting for the fans out there.” Dykes, who […]

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October 26, 2012 | 8:33 am

A.M. Splash: SF City College May Boot Faculty Leaders; Commissioner Stalls on A’s Ballpark; $2.5 Million Spent to Stop Richmond Soda Tax

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CCSF faculty pack hall as cuts weighed (SF Chronicle) Over the objections of labor leaders, trustees of the nearly bankrupt City College of San Francisco were expected to dismantle a long-standing system of faculty leadership on Thursday night to streamline governance and save $2 million. The move would send dozens of department chairs back to […]

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In 5-Year Span, Hundreds of Cyclists Crash Near UC Berkeley Campus

July 31, 2012 | 11:16 am

In 5-Year Span, Hundreds of Cyclists Crash Near UC Berkeley Campus

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by Zusha Elinson, The Bay Citizen Shlomo Bentin, a world-renown neuropsychologist, bought a bicycle last summer to commute to UC Berkeley from his home two miles away. An expert on facial recognition, the 65-year-old Israeli was on a one-year research sabbatical at the university. “He took up biking in Berkeley because people in Berkeley bike,” […]

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‘Green’ homes sell for 9 percent more, study says

July 23, 2012 | 9:18 am

‘Green’ homes sell for 9 percent more, study says

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by Anika Anand, California Watch California homes that meet environmental standards, such as energy efficiency and proximity to public transportation, are selling at higher prices than homes that don’t, according to a new report. The study, conducted by researchers at UC Berkeley and UCLA, looked at homes that were labeled green by LEED, GreenPoint Rated and Energy Star – rating […]

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UC Berkeley Settles Case with Photojournalist

July 3, 2012 | 1:38 pm

UC Berkeley Settles Case with Photojournalist

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BERKELEY, Calif (AP) — The University of California, Berkeley will pay a photojournalist $162,500 to settle a lawsuit alleging campus police illegally searched his camera for photos of a student protest outside the chancellor’s home. Attorneys for 43-year-old David Morse disclosed the settlement on Monday. Morse was arrested on suspicion of rioting while covering the […]

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UC Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau Announces He Will Step Down at End of Year

March 13, 2012 | 10:24 am

UC Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau Announces He Will Step Down at End of Year

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Announcement on UC Berkeley home page. Birgeneau will continue to teach physics at the university. The last couple of years have been even more tumultuous than usual for the university, with its historically restive student population. A series of tuition hikes have galvanized protests against system administrators around the state, and last November, during student […]

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UC Berkeley Students Filing Lawsuit Against Campus Police and Others

November 29, 2011 | 1:41 pm

UC Berkeley Students Filing Lawsuit Against Campus Police and Others

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Just received a news release that twenty-four students and community members will file a lawsuit in United States District Court today. They write it’s in response to brutality at the hands of UC Berkeley Police during the “Occupy Cal” protest on November 9. Video from that day went viral: Thanks to video submitted by NeyazN […]

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Late-Night Trouble at Occupy Cal Protest

November 9, 2011 | 11:23 pm

Late-Night Trouble at Occupy Cal Protest

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Update Thursday: For today’s coverage, click here. Update 1 a.m: That’s it for the late-night blogger. KQED’s The California Report and Bay Area newscasts will pick up the story starting at 6 a.m. Update 12:45 a.m.: UC Police say they had support Wednesday from Alameda County Sheriff’s Department and Oakland Police Department. Notably absent: the […]

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Cal Athletics Gets a New $150 Million Building

August 8, 2011 | 12:39 pm

Cal Athletics Gets a New $150 Million Building

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In a photo-heavy post, the local blog Berkeleyside calls it Cal’s “newest, most discreet, building.” But it’s not a secret lab. The article showcases the athletic center underneath the Cal Stadium that will “cater to 400 student athletes” when it opens this fall. The building is being paid for with privately raised funds. It comes […]

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