UC Berkeley News
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
A call for 'moxie' and compassion marks 2010 Commencement Convocation
Commencement Convocation 2010
From the traditional to the outrageous, a colorful procession of more than 1,200 graduating seniors - many clutching their smartphones and some even tweeting - marched into Berkeley's Walter A. Haas Jr. Pavilion on Sunday to celebrate a hard-earned rite of passage. The lack of jobs awaiting them, said keynote speaker Tiffany Shlain, means they won't be distracted from doing what they really want to do. "That's an opportunity," said Shlain.
Read the full article -- and view slideshows of the festivities and the colorful caps...
New UC-wide report identifies serious challenges to quality and access
The second UC Annual Accountability Report indicates that the long-term decline in state funding for higher education is putting UC educational quality, access, affordability, and diversity at risk. The report, to be presented to the Regents on Wednesday, highlights nine trends.
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Incoming freshmen asked to bring DNA samples with them 
UC Berkeley News Incoming freshmen in the College of Letters & Science are being sent an absurdly simple and low-tech gadget: a cotton swab. Those who choose can return it anonymously with a tiny sample of DNA off the inside of their cheeks. The resulting personal genetic analysis will be used to unlock mysteries hidden in three of their genes.
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Events at Berkeley
UC welcomes governor's latest budget proposal
May revise still calls for increased allocations for  higher education.

Liu's nomination as judge moves ahead

RSF towels go green

ASUC Art Studio: Registration open for summer classes
Microbiologist wins prestigious grant
$1.3 million BREAD award for study of
food-crop blight.
New state rules on payments for speaking, travel
UC general counsel outlines Form 700 revisions. (PDF)

Summer travelers urged to register UC-related trips

Reminder on parking permits for 2010-11

UC proposes extending military pay policy
Karl Kasten, 94
Karl KastenBerkeley School painter and printmaker.

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