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  • Cal Performances new season: Gustavo Dudamel, Mark Morris, Kronos Quartet
    published on Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:21:48 GMT
    A weeklong residency by conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela -- part of a new initiative titled Berkeley RADICAL -- will launch Cal Performances' 2015-16 season in September, it was announced Monday. The new RADICAL series, intended to create new works and new ways to experience the arts, also includes performances by St. Louis Symphony, Kronos Quartet, Texas theater group the Rude Mechanicals and the Mark Morris Dance Group....
  • Love at First Sight? You Gotta Believe
    published on Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:13:45 GMT
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  • Kitchen Table Kibitzing 4.20.15 - Artificial Photosynthesis and "Frosted Leaf"
    published on Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:49:19 GMT
    I'll bet you thought I'd write about the 420 Celebration taking place in Denver, didn't you? I'm actually going to just mention things are going great there. The police have handed out citations for smoking in public, but say things are mellow....
  • Berkeley High girls basketball coach Cheryl Draper retires
    published on Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:38:43 GMT
    Cheryl Draper, who guided the Berkeley High girls basketball team to four Northern California regional championships in her eight years as head coach, is retiring. Draper, 59, has spent the last 15 years of her 37-year coaching career at Berkeley, originally coming to the school as an assistant....
  • GOALBALL: Shippensburg's Shannon Russell competes in first-ever collegiate goalball tournament
    published on Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:31:11 GMT
    Shippensburg native Shannon Russell, of Slippery Rock University, throws the ball during a goalball contest. Russell is visually impaired and recently played in the first-ever collegiate goalball tournament....
  • Tarell Alvin McCraney brings 'Head of Passes' to Berkeley Rep
    published on Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:56:13 GMT
    Playwright Tarell Alvin McRaney, author of the famed Brother/Sister trilogy and "Head of Passes," watches rehearsal for the latter in Berkeley, Calif. on Wednesday, April 1, 2015....
  • Berkeley School Board Reneges on Promise Regarding 5th Grade Class Size at Jefferson Elementary
    published on Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:27:00 GMT
    I am a concerned Berkeley resident, tax payer, and the mother of four children, ages 6 to 17, two of whom are at Jefferson Elementary School. You may already know about this, but there has been a massive expansion program at Jefferson Elementary School over the last few years....
  • BridgePort boss donates $1 million for OSU research brewery
    published on Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:16:26 GMT
    Carlos Alvarez, left, was in town last year for BridgePort's 30th anniversary, along with founders Dick and Nancy Ponzi, former brewmaster Phil Sexton and current brewmaster Jeff Edgerton. Oregon State University's fermentation science program has received a $1 million gift from Carlos Alvarez, the chairman and chief executive officer of The Gambrinus Company, a San Antonio-based beer company that owns BridgePort Brewing Company in Portland, Oregon; the Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas; and the ...
  • Fenves Named Next President of UT-Austin
    published on Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:59:51 GMT
    By an 8-0 vote, Gregory Fenves has been named the next UT-Austin president. He'll take over the job June 3. After more than three weeks as the sole finalist for the job, Gregory Fenves has been named the next president of the University of Texas at Austin....
  • taxpayers
    published on Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:14:43 GMT
    So many Americans are on low wages that it is costing the taxpayer $153 billion every year just to bring them up to basic living standards, according to a new report. Despite being in employment, in many cases full time employment, workers suffer inadequate pay, a lack of health insurance and other benefits, and have received insufficient wage rises or even cuts....
  • Blue Forest Conservation Notes Wins Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge
    published on Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:02:01 GMT
    An investment vehicle that aims to alleviate drought and reduce forest fire risk while seeking market-rate returns for investors has won first prize in the 2015 Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge. Blue Forest Conservation Notes, a team of students from the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley, presented the investment strategy last week at Morgan Stanley's London headquarters....
  • The Fight for $15 Takes the Bay Area by Storm
    published on Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:01:16 GMT
    Activists in Oakland came out in the hundreds to rally and march for a $15 minimum wage on April 15, tax day. They started their protests by shutting down all of the McDonald's in Oakland with chanting, flash mobs and and banners....
  • See Priya Cook: Gender Bias Pervades Textbooks Worldwide
    published on Sun, 19 Apr 2015 18:03:00 GMT
    "If aliens beamed onto Earth and read our school textbooks, they wouldn't have a clue about what women contribute to our society," says Rae Blumberg , a sociologist at the University of Virginia. Blumberg has spent years looking at textbooks from all over the world....
  • The one question you shouldn't ask in a job interview
    published on Sun, 19 Apr 2015 21:53:06 GMT
    During a recent talk in Washington, Google's "people operations" chief Laszlo Bock said something notable about fixing the equal pay conundrum. While he admitted that men tend to negotiate more than women, what he didn't do was suggest - as is so often the case - that solving the gender wage gap is simply a matter of women negotiating more....
  • Shedding light on the blurry world of myopia and its meteoric global growth
    published on Sun, 19 Apr 2015 16:07:19 GMT
    Brain-training may help compensate, to some degree, for physical problems in the eye and optic nerve, such as cataracts or glaucoma. Brain-training may help compensate, to some degree, for physical problems in the eye and optic nerve, such as cataracts or glaucoma....
  • Just A Snapshot of a Few of the Many Who Brought a Postal Privatization Effort to a Standstill.
    published on Sun, 19 Apr 2015 16:02:30 GMT
    On that day, April 14th, 2015, Federal District Court Judge William Alsup proclaimed a stalemate. He declared that the lawsuit, City of Berkeley v United States Postal Service , which sought to enjoin the Postal Service from selling the Post Office building at 2000 Allston Way, was moot - for lack of there being a buyer....
  • Wirt, Elizabeth Cook
    published on Sun, 19 Apr 2015 09:00:00 GMT
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  • USU track: Utah State's men's 4x400m relay team sets record at Mt. SAC Relays
    published on Sun, 19 Apr 2015 05:22:00 GMT
    Utah State's men's and women's track athletes shined bright on a national stage by breaking two school records and threatening several others at the 57th annual Mt. SAC Relays....
  • Glenn Seaborg
    published on Sun, 19 Apr 2015 04:00:00 GMT
    Glenn Theodore Seaborg was an American scientist who won the 1951 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "discoveries in the chemistry of the transuranium elements", contributed to the discovery and isolation of ten elements, and developed the actinide concept , which led to the current arrangement of the actinide series in the periodic table of the elements. He spent most of his career as an educator and research scientist at the University of California, Berkeley , where he became the second Chancellor ...
  • Kiwi transplant Kay Flavell opens artistsa residence in Vallejo
    published on Sun, 19 Apr 2015 01:02:56 GMT
    Maybe coincidence - or some other force - explains how writer, historian and retired professor Kay Flavell came to buy her Vallejo home. Either way, it's kismet that this “Kiwi” in search of a place to create an artists' haven wound up buying a house in Vallejo that turned out to have been built by the family of a now-famous artist....