Berkeleyan this week on campusOak tree
JUNE 3, 2014

Bye for now

Caps have been tossed, the dorms have fallen silent - and the Berkeleyan is going on its summer schedule. This newsletter will appear about once a month until the start of the new academic year, unless events warrant more frequent publication. But don't look for us at the beach; we'll be working on projects we hope to roll out over the next year.  
Henrietta Harris Eighteen African American faculty and senior administrators recount their life stories - and transformative events at Berkeley - in a recently completed oral-history series. "The Originals," an exhibit at the library, showcases the project and the contributions of these pioneers.

> Read the full article and view a slideshow...

A Berkeley contingent of ambitious cyclists left San Francisco Sunday on the first leg of the AIDS LifeCycle fundraising ride. Today, they're pumping and coasting their way 109.2 miles from Santa Cruz to King City. Tomorrow, it's on to Paso Robles.
The riders hope to reach Los Angeles on Saturday and raise at least $55,000 to fight HIV/AIDS.  

> Read about the cyclists and follow their progress... 

Puya raimondii
It came from the Andes as a seed and was planted 24 years ago. Now, in a rare event expected to draw crowds to the UC Botanical Garden, this endangered Puya raimondii is about to burst into spectacular bloom for the first time. Its bloom could stretch 30 feet in the air and blaze with 30,000 flowers.  

> Read the full article...

Focus is early-childhood development program in Jamaica.

Berkeley Lab analyzes impact of video streaming.

SETI program's Dan Werthimer goes looking in the halls of Congress.

Existing laws give government the power to go further than new EPA proposal, it says.

Slideshow of candlelit gathering on Memorial Glade for Isla Vista victims.

Classics professor, scholar of Hellenic literature.

Strolls, Summerfest, speakers and more, coming up June 16-20.

UC simplifies the rules.

Biology undergrads get $1.5 million boost.

Class of '14 scattering far and wide, and digging in locally as well.

Why professor Richard Taruskin is the "pit bull of classical music."

Alla Efimova says her mission is complete after 10 years at museum's helm.

CED professor emeritus Donlyn Lyndon writes, narrates an audio visit to architectural colony and its changing landscapes.
Breaking News
Campus Calendar
News tips or feedback? Please contact us at

Berkeleyan archive

Managers & supervisors: Please print and post a copy of this newsletter for any staff who don't have access to email.