UC Berkeley News
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Earthquake simulation shows off potential for safer bridges
detail of earthquake-simulating quake table With a series of computer-controlled earthquakes, simulating some of the most devastating temblors in recent memory, engineers from Berkeley's Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center recently showcased new technology, designed not just to keep bridges from collapsing in a catastrophic quake, but open to traffic. A 30-foot scale-model bridge, set up on a shake table at the Richmond Field Station, was the star of the show.
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For June 8 primary election, online tool helps voters sort through facts and fiction
California map graphic As political ads inundate mailboxes and the airwaves, the campus's Institute of Governmental Studies is offering a new tool to help Californians vote smart this June. IGS helped to create California Choices, an online resource guide about the five propositions on the ballot. The site provides a wealth of background resources and data, and lets voters electronically share their personal positions on the issues.
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UC Berkeley e-news takes a time-out, to return at the end of June
As the eventful 2009-10 academic year closes, this newsletter will take a three-week publishing break, returning with a full issue of campus news on Tuesday, June 29. The UC Berkeley NewsCenter will continue to publish campus news updates throughout the summer.

Events at Berkeley
Staff-appreciation Summerfest set for Wednesday, June 9
UC Berkeley staff are invited to two hours of festivities and fun on Memorial Glade.

Despite a difficult year for campus, chancellor accentuates positives
Birgeneau, in talk to staff, offers regrets, realism and confidence about the campus's future.

Revisiting California's Master Plan for Education, at 50
Website offers forum on the history and future of state's pioneering and endangered education model.

Student Union seismic work wins $3 million FEMA grant
Albert Pisano to head Operational Excellence at Berkeley
Mechanical-engineering professor will lead campus cost-saving effort.

UC offers online guide to financial-ed classes
Variety of courses help employees optimize their UC retirement savings options.

UC releases employee compensation data for 2009

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