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Tag: University of California at Berkeley

Cal Loses to South Florida in NCAA First Four Game

March 14, 2012 | 8:19 pm

Cal Loses to South Florida in NCAA First Four Game

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) Ugly, ugly, ugly. Just the way South Florida likes it. The Bulls introduced the NCAA tournament to the Big East’s nastiest defense Wednesday night, putting more than just a chill into a California team that had never seen anything like it. The Bulls allowed only 13 points in the first half and […]

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UC Berkeley Researchers Study Pacific Fishers, Want Your Socks

December 14, 2011 | 8:00 pm

UC Berkeley Researchers Study Pacific Fishers, Want Your Socks

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UC Berkeley researchers are asking the public to root around in their sock drawers with a rare mammal in mind. They’re looking for donations of used socks to help them study Pacific fishers. Pacific fishers aren’t well-known in California. “They’re very elusive,” says Rick Sweitzer, a fisher researcher at UC Berkeley. “Most people have never […]

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Students, Chancellors Weigh In on Campus Police Policies at Legislative Hearing

December 14, 2011 | 2:40 pm

Students, Chancellors Weigh In on Campus Police Policies at Legislative Hearing

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A joint Senate-Assembly panel held a four hour hearing today on recent UC campus police policies, and featured such student bête noires as UC President Mark Yudof and UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi among the officials set to speak. The hearing grows out of November student protests against tuition hikes at UC Berkeley and UC […]

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UC Berkeley Astronomers Find Most Massive Black Holes Yet

December 5, 2011 | 6:36 pm

UC Berkeley Astronomers Find Most Massive Black Holes Yet

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Astronomers at UC Berkeley have found the two largest black holes ever recorded, both about twice as big as the previous record holder. Each black hole has a monster appetite, consuming everything within 1,000 light years. Their “event horizon,” the region of space from which nothing can escape, is five times the size of our […]

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November 19, 2011 | 11:03 pm

Stanford Beats Cal 31 – 28 in Big Game; Watch Video Replay

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Watch replay on ESPN – comes with video markers for big plays (AP) PALO ALTO, Calif. — Andrew Luck threw for 257 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 8 Stanford survived a shaky start to beat rival California 31-28 on Saturday night in a rain-soaked Big Game. Luck revived his Heisman Trophy campaign by tossing […]

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November 18, 2011 | 8:06 am

Videos: Tents Floating Above Cal (No, really)

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Someone is either going to get suspended or receive an A+ in their performance art class. Or both…. The university took down the tents that students had erected on campus the other night as part of the day of protests and rallies at UC Berkeley against tuition increases. But there’s more than one way to […]

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UC Berkeley Student Protest

November 15, 2011 | 9:37 pm

UC Berkeley Student Protest

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Student protest Update 1:18 p.m. Caitlin Esch talked to UC Berkeley spokesman Doug Mogulof, who said campus law enforcement has its hands full with the investigation into yesterday’s shooting death by UC police of a student allegedly wielding a gun at Haas. Over 25 witnesses need to be interviewed, Mogulof said. He said the policy […]

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Occupy Cal Coverage

November 10, 2011 | 2:10 pm

Occupy Cal Coverage

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Videos show police jabbing at students with batons Latest from Twitter 2:05 p.m. From AP: Student activists at the University of California, Berkeley are regrouping the day after police arrested dozens of Occupy protesters who tried to establish an encampment on campus. Graduate student Amanda Armstrong says Occupy Cal activists are meeting Thursday evening to […]

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November 9, 2011 | 1:01 pm

Live Blog, Tweets: Day of Action in Berkeley for “Occupy Cal”

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(Bay City News) A group plans to establish an encampent at the University of California at Berkeley today. The “Occupy Cal” group, made up of students, faculty, teachers and university workers, as well as community members, has planned two days of action today and Thursday. Organizers say the action is in protest of a potential […]

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UC Berkeley, Lawrence Lab Climate-Change Skeptic Now Says Global Warming is Real

October 31, 2011 | 10:20 am

UC Berkeley, Lawrence Lab Climate-Change Skeptic Now Says Global Warming is Real

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A prominent physicist and skeptic of global warming spent two years trying to find out if mainstream climate scientists were wrong. In the end, he determined they were right: Temperatures really are rising rapidly. The study of the world’s surface temperatures by Richard Muller was partially bankrolled by a foundation connected to […]

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