Share your opinion about course evaluations

Have you ever wondered how the course evaluations you fill out at the end of every semester are used to improve teaching and learning on campus? If you are a current UC Berkeley student, this is your chance to share your opinion on the subject!

Library extends hours during RRR and Finals Weeks

Moffitt Library and Gardner (main) Stacks will be extending 24-Hour Study to include RRR Week and Finals Week this semester. For spring semester 2011, Moffitt Library and Gardner (main) Stacks will be open continuously from Sunday, May 1 at 1 p.m. through Friday, May 13 at 7 p.m.

Cal Day is April 16

Since it’s an open house, Cal Day is a chance to see parts of the campus you haven’t wandered into before, many with guides, demonstrations, exhibits, and more. Got kids? There are activities for all ages.

Travel warning: Japan

Please be advised that the University of California Education Abroad Programs (UCEAP) in Japan have been suspended and travel assistance providers are assisting students with arrangements to return to the U.S. Please also be aware that the U.S. Department of State issued a travel warning last night.

A quick guide to fellowships

A distillation of facts and advice from the Graduate Fellowships Office staff, tips that might save you time as you embark on your quest for funding.

Cal’s night safety program gets an upgrade

This spring, the campus has relaunched BearWALK, the night safety service, “reinvigorated with interactive and automated technology.”  The enhancements are automated dispatch and a “live map” with shuttle tracking by GPS.

Empowering Women of Color for 26 years

Clearly not a flash in the pan, the Empowering Women of Color Conference will hold its 26th iteration on Saturday, February 19, in the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union. Keynote speakers are Angela Davis, Ericka Huggins, and Dylcia Pagán. Includes workshops, panels, plus vendors, food, performances, and music a-plenty. Admission: free to UC Berkeley students with IDs.

A new summer institute on energy in Livermore

Sandia’s Summer Institute: Technology and Policy Tools for Energy in an Uncertain World is a new cross-discipline week-long research program for top graduate students from the nation’s premier universities. Twenty select graduate students will collaborate in small teams, working side-by-side with leading scientists from Sandia. Participants will develop new career skills by solving challenging problems in a fast-paced, collegial work environment.

Stay Safe and Prevent Campus Theft: UCPD’s Winter Break Tips

The change in campus activity during the curtailment period affects how you need to think about safety. If you see something suspicious, call the police immediately using the non-emergency number, 510-642-6760. For emergency situations—any imminent threat to life or property—make an emergency call from campus, by dialing 9-1-1 from any landline phone, or 510-642-3333 from a cell phone.