Accepting his Foundations for Change: Thomas I. Yamashita Prize on Thursday, Sepehr Vakil confessed he'd once been "skeptical about the ability and the willingness of the academy to really be a force for social change."
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May 4, 2015
April 18, 2015
The athletes wear plastic black-out goggles and throw or block a ball filled with bells. Just outside the boundaries of the playing court in UC Berkeley's recreational gym, two guide dogs rest on the floor, and several sets of canes are propped against the wall.
February 16, 2015
At last week’s campus climate symposium, students, staff and faculty gathered to discuss the state of the campus climate at UC Berkeley. Ostensibly, the campus climate survey was the impetus for the symposium. This survey had a few surprising — but mostly unsurprising — results.
February 10, 2015
On Thursday, January 29, 2015, the College of Environmental Design opened their new Materials Store. Located at 277 Wurster Hall just before the entrance to the Fabrication Lab, the Material Store will serve as a one-stop shop for students within the College of Environmental Design. The new store will provide CED Students the opportunity to purchase materials needed for their projects such as wood, plastic, metal, and equipment.
February 8, 2015
The UC Berkeley community gathered at Clark Kerr Krutch Theater on Friday to discuss issues of campus climate in response to critical results from a universitywide survey published last spring.
March 19, 2014
Dear Campus Community,
Today the Office of the President has released the findings from the system-wide Campus Climate Survey that was conducted in 2013. While the Berkeley-specific survey data indicate that we have ample reason to take pride in the progress we have made, they also make clear that there is much more work to be done.