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Tag: University of California at Berkeley

October 4, 2011 | 12:47 pm

Video: UCB’s Saul Perlmutter, Nobel Physics Winner, Explains How the Universe is Expanding

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UC Berkeley physics professor Saul Perlmutter was a co-winner of the Nobel Prize in physics today for his work explaining how the universe is expanding. Perlmutter led Lawrence Berkeley Lab’s Supernova Cosmology Project, which made the discovery in 1998. He will receive half of the $1.4 million prize with two other scientists working in the […]

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September 29, 2011 | 2:20 pm

Video: The Taiwanese Animators on UC Berkeley Republican Bake Sale

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Next Media Animation, aka the Taiwanese animators, have filed a report on the “increase diversity bake sale” by UC Berkeley Republicans the other day. The video mysteriously omits the main component of the satirical student stunt — charging caucasians more for baked goods than customers from other races were asked to pay. Maybe it’s hard […]

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September 28, 2011 | 2:59 pm

Translating Human Perception Into Visual Images (Think ‘Brainstorm’)

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If you missed it yesterday, you should really listen to Professor Jack Gallant’s conversation with Michael Krasny on KQED Radio’s Forum show. Gallant is a professor in the Psychology and Neuroscience Programs in Bioengineering, Biophysics and Vision Science at UC Berkeley. He and his lab caused a stir this week when reports broke that, as […]

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September 27, 2011 | 3:55 pm

Photos: Republican “Diversity Bake Sale”

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Caitlin Esch is covering the bake-sale to do at UC Berkeley today and snapped the photos below. The “Increase Diversity Bake Sale” is being held by Berkeley College Republicans. The event, intended as a satirical protest against SB 185, affirmative action legislation being considered by Gov. Jerry Brown, prices baked good lower for non-white students. […]

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Berkeley College Republican, Student President Debate “Diversity Bake Sale”

September 27, 2011 | 1:52 pm

Berkeley College Republican, Student President Debate “Diversity Bake Sale”

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The Daily Cal is live-blogging now the “Increase Diversity Bake Sale” at UC Berkeley by the university’s College Republicans. The event, intended as a satirical protest against SB 185, affirmative action legislation being considered by Gov. Jerry Brown, prices baked good lower for non-white students. From The Daily Cal: “Under the pricing structure, white students […]

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September 23, 2011 | 1:26 pm

UC Berkeley Day of Action; Video of Violent Student-Police Confrontations

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The Daily Californian, the UC Berkeley student newspaper, has good coverage of yesterday’s “Day of Action” on campus, which “saw a largely calm protest punctuated by bursts of violence between demonstrators and police, leading to two arrests. Students were protesting state budget cuts that have resulted in higher tuition. Curated video, photos, tweets, and other […]

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July 7, 2011 | 2:55 pm

UC Berkeley Exoskeleton, Dalai Lama at Stanford Make List of Top College Videos

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What’s the most popular video posted by a university? It’s paralyzed UC Berkeley student Austin Whitney walking at his graduation in May with the help of an “exoskeleton.” From the May 15 Chronicle: A team of UC Berkeley mechanical engineers…have been developing a computerized body brace called an exoskeleton they believe will be good enough […]

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June 24, 2011 | 12:22 pm

One More Time: Video — Cal Baseball Reinstatement Rap

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Well, it wasn’t quite midnight, but even Cinderella has to leave the ball early when she makes three errors, throws five pitchers, and goes 2 for 12 with runners on. While Cal’s College World Series elimination at the hands of Virginia yesterday left the team a few chapters short of a true storybook finish, it […]

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Cal Beats Texas A&M to Stay Alive in College World Series

June 21, 2011 | 1:57 pm

Cal Beats Texas A&M to Stay Alive in College World Series

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Shades of the actual World Series: A Bay Area team knocking out a Texas squad. In a do-or-die game (a Bear necessity, if you will) Cal beat Texas A&M 7-3, sending the Aggies home and assuring that another page or two will be written into a storybook season in which the team was nearly red-pencilled […]

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June 17, 2011 | 2:03 pm

Video: Cal Baseball Announcer Loses It

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As long as we’re posting about Cal Baseball, seen this yet? In what sounds like the converse of the “Oh the humanity!” announcer describing the flaming Hindenburg, Cal baseball announcer Danny Freisinger absolutely lost it after the walk-off hit versus Baylor that capped a four-run, ninth-inning comeback and sent Cal to the super regionals.

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