Tag Archive: UC Berkeley

COVID-19 Relief Targets Vulnerable Students, More Aid Needed

At Crossroads Dining Hall, volunteers packed grocery bags on April 21 for needy members of the campus community. The bags were taken to pick-up sites around UC Berkeley and also delivered to students who couldn’t leave their homes. (Photo by Natalia Gillis Semeraro)

Sheltered in place in West Covina, in her family’s tiny two-bedroom apartment, UC Berkeley junior Cindy Mendez Moreno tries to muster motivation to study in the dark, while her parents and three sisters sleep. Only then is it quiet, with…
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WITI Works toward a More Inclusive Tech Future

WITI@UC hosts an annual Women in Tech Symposium. This year it was held March 6 and the theme was Reimagining Cybersecurity for All.

By Chasiri Sherron. I met Jill Finlayson on the UC Berkeley campus, at the headquarters of the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute. “Have you been here before? It’s pretty…
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Cal Esports: Champions of Gaming and Community

Three photo collage: first photo of Kirk Robles holding a Cal Esports trophy, second photo of outside the Cal Esports Community Center, third photo of inside the Cal Esports Community Center

By Jeané Blunt. UC Berkeley opened the Cal Esports Community Center in 2018. I spoke with Kirk Robles, associate director of business development in the Division of Student Affairs, UC Berkeley, to ask about the center’s goals and how…
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Register for the Women in Data Science Conference, UCB

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The UC Berkeley School of Information and CITRIS are excited to partner with Stanford University to bring the Women in Data Science (WiDS) conference to UC Berkeley on March 2.

The conference will live stream keynotes from an annual…
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Street Story – A Platform for Community Engagement

A couple walking, a bicyclist and a car sharing the road. (UC Berkeley graphic by Hulda Nelson)

By Kara Manke. As programs manager for Bike Bakersfield, a nonprofit bicycle advocacy coalition in Southern California, Asha Chandy hears scary stories all the time about bike collisions and near misses.

“One guy told me that he was almost sideswiped…
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Don’t Miss the April 15 UC Cyber Security Summit at UC Berkeley

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Save the date for the ninth biannual UC Cyber Security Summit, which will be held at UC Berkeley on April 15, 2020.

The summit is UC’s semiannual meeting that brings together people from across the university to discuss and…
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