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  • Lytro Chairman to Take Post as Berkeley Professor in 2015
    published on Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:33:43 GMT
    Ren Ng, founder and executive chairman of light-field photography company Lytro, plans to exit his full-time role next year as he assumes a post at the University of California, Berkeley. Ng will remain the company's chairman and stay at Lytro full-time through next summer, when he joins the Cal faculty....
  • Obama's immigration order fell short of wishes in Silicon Valley
    published on Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:02:45 GMT
    Glynn Morrison, a Scotsman on an H-1B visa and one of Zenefits' earliest employees, said his South Korean wife was not able to work after nearly two years in the U.S. The company said it has lost promising overseas job applicants because their spouses did not want to give up employment. - Silicon Valley's constant stream of new apps and services depends on hundreds of thousands of foreign-born engineers to help create them....
  • Cal coach Sonny Dykes refrains from ripping Pac-12 replay officials
    published on Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:23:32 GMT
    Cal coach Sonny Dykes refrained from an "I told you so" reaction to the Pac-12 Conference confirming its video replay crew was wrong to overturn two of three third-quarter touchdowns in Saturday's Big Game loss to Stanford. "They can at least give me the feeling and our fans ....
  • Poor team, poor sales: Cal's Memorial Stadium premium seat dilemma
    published on Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:01:39 GMT
    Cal's woeful football team isn't scoring sales of "pledge seats" meant to help pay down $420 million in debt for the rebuild and seismic retrofit of Memorial Stadium and construction of an athlete training center. The University of California, Berkeley, had leaned heavily on the $40,000 to $225,000 premium seats to pay down debt service of about $18 million a year....
  • Berkeley, A Look Back: Controversy on the Albany waterfront in 1939 as racetrack breaks ground
    published on Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:30:47 GMT
    Seventy-five years ago, on Nov. 26, 1939, "movie celebrities and civic dignitaries combined forces ... to break ground for the new Albany race track," Golden Gate Fields , which is still there. "Approximately 10,000 spectators were on hand."...
  • Pets and Wildlife Calendar: Nov. 22 and beyond
    published on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT
    Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue: Are you looking to adopt a companion bird? Pet Food Express has partnered with Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue to offer bird adoptions at the Walnut Creek store. 2-5:30 p.m. Nov. 22. Pet Food Express, 1388 S. California Blvd., Walnut Creek....
  • Neural compensation in people with Alzheimer's-related protein
    published on Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:07:55 GMT
    The human brain is capable of a neural workaround that compensates for the buildup of beta-amyloid, a destructive protein associated with Alzheimer's disease, researchers have discovered. The findings could help explain how some older adults with beta-amyloid deposits in their brain retain normal cognitive function while others develop dementia....
  • Wayne State University Appoints First Associate Provost for Diversity ...
    published on Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:30:18 GMT
    Marquita Chamblee was selected for the position following a national search seeking someone to lead the university's efforts in all aspects of diversity, inclusion, educational opportunity, cultural understanding and competency, and civil and human rights. Marquita Chamblee has been appointed Wayne State University's first associate provost for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer....
  • Universal Preschool is No Panacea
    published on Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:45:54 GMT
    To hear mainstream media tell it, everyone's a fan of universal preschool. Of course, there are numerous reasons why parents are second-guessing all the hype , including the desire for more effective, individualized, and nurturing options for their young children....
  • Rallies across UC system protest tuition hikes
    published on Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:44:23 GMT
    In a loud but peaceful march, students march through the campus of UC San Diego as part of a system-wide day of action protesting a proposed tuition increase. In a loud but peaceful march, students march through the campus of UC San Diego as part of a system-wide day of action protesting a proposed tuition increase....
  • UC students leave campuses in protest
    published on Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:20:22 GMT
    UC Davis students turn west on First Street Monday after marching through downtown Davis as they protest an increase in tuition passed by UC regents last week. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo University of California students fighting tuition hikes systemwide walked out of classes at Davis and Berkeley on Monday and marched around those two cities in a peaceful protest....
  • Thousands of UC students walk out to protest tuition hikes
    published on Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:50:09 GMT
    Thousands of University of California students across the state walked out of their classrooms Monday to protest steep tuition hikes they say will cripple their access to education. Students staged walkouts at most of the 10 UC campuses, building upon a sit-in at UC Berkeley's Wheeler Hall that began last week....
  • UC students walk out of classes to protest tuition hikes
    published on Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:45:16 GMT
    University of California students walked out of classes Monday to protest tuition hikes. Last week, the UC Board of Regents voted to increase tuition by up to five percent every year for the next five years....
  • Rx for Better Health Care: Kindness and Compassion
    published on Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:00:00 GMT
    Various studies suggest that when health care workers approach patients with compassion, patients often heal faster, have less pain and anxiety, and even bounce back faster from common colds. "When health care is delivered with kindness and compassion, it has a significantly greater effect than when it is given in a dispassionate fashion that assumes that the human connection has no benefit," said Dr. James Doty, founder and director of Stanford University School of Medicine's Center for Compass...
  • Ohio Could Pass the Country's Most Extreme "Secret Executions" Bill
    published on Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:36:37 GMT
    The execution of Dennis McGuire on January 16 of this year did not go as planned. Injected with an untested cocktail of drugs, the Ohio death row inmate gasped, choked, and writhed in his restraints....
  • Do Your Hobby at Work
    published on Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:30:30 GMT
    A salesman at the Edelweiss jewelry store in Berkeley, California played the violin when business was slow. It passed the time while attracting customers....
  • Is Hong Kong's path of trilingualism really feasible?
    published on Tue, 25 Nov 2014 04:24:51 GMT
    Kelly Yang says more can be done to help Hong Kong children improve their English, if we accept costs to their Cantonese proficiency Kelly Yang is the founder of The Kelly Yang Project, an after-school writing program for children in Hong Kong. At KYP, she teaches creative writing, public speaking and critical reasoning....
  • Obituary: Malcolm McLean, former president of Northland College in Ashland, Wis.
    published on Tue, 25 Nov 2014 03:21:14 GMT
    Malcolm McLean was enjoying a distinguished career as a U.S. diplomat in Central America until he got a call from an old family friend. It was the early 1970s....
  • Carol Christ named director of Center for Studies in Higher Education
    published on Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:59:05 GMT
    UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Claude Steele sent the following message to the campus community today : It is with great pleasure that we announce Professor Emerita Carol T. Christ as the director of the Center for Studies in Higher Education . Director Christ's appointment will begin on Jan. 1. Carol Christ brings to this position her comprehensive leadership experience, deep knowledge of the Berkeley campus and a forward-looking perspective for ...
  • In California, it's Jerry Brown vs. Janet Napolitano over UC tuition hike
    published on Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:51:34 GMT
    A woman signals with a thumbs down at a protest against tuition increases at the University of California, Berkeley, on Monday. Students protesting tuition hikes in the UC system staged walkouts at multiple campuses, after the UC Board of Regents voted 14 to 7 to approve increases of as much as 5 percent in each of the next five years unless the state devotes more money to the system....