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Can machines detect sarcasm?
adigaskell.org - 2016-11-17
At the start of this year I wrote about an interesting project from researchers from UC Berkeley that was trying to create machines capable of automatically detecting sarcasm. Whilst they admit that their work needed refining, they were nonetheless ...

UC Berkeley Foodscape Map Open Session, Nov 16
environmentguru.com - 2016-11-16
Join the Building Equitable and Inclusive Food Systems at UC Berkeley project team for an open foodscape mapping session. This foodscape map will provide a snapshot of all food-related initiatives on campus, with a particular focus on issues of equity and ...

SDSU gets back to winning ways with a 81-58 victory over San Diego Christian
The Daily Aztec - 2016-11-17
That was probably one of the nice things I saw." With all the injured bodies, the Aztecs will have to play with a hop in their step when they face off against UC Berkeley in Sacramento on Nov. 21.

Leroy T. Kerth, Former Associate Lab Director and Senior Scientist, Dies at 87
today.lbl.gov - 2016-11-16
died in his sleep Nov. 7, at age 87. Kerth had also served as UC Berkeley associate dean and physics professor. More>

UC-Berkeley Foresees "Cheapest Perovskite Solar Cell On The Market"
CleanTechnica - 2016-11-12
Unless President-elect Donald Trump shuts down all solar cell research programs everywhere, solar power is poised to inflict real pain on the fossil fuel industry. A case in point is the emerging field of perovskite solar cells, which are getting cheaper ...

Researchers warn of financial risks in retirement jobs
Berkeley University of California - 2016-12-01
In "Is Uncle Sam Inducing the Elderly to Retire?" -- a working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a team that includes Alan Auerbach, a UC Berkeley professor and director of the Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and ...

Human brain takes less than a second to tell reality from fantasy: study
english.sina.com - 2016-12-02
"This unique visual mechanism allows us to perceive what's really alive and what's simulated in just 250 milliseconds," said Allison Yamanashi Leib, a postdoctoral scholar in psychology at UC Berkeley, and lead author of a paper published in the ...

Wanna get away? Calexit secession plan possible, but faces huge hurdles
TheSacramento Bee - 2016-12-01
Daniel Farber, a law professor at UC Berkeley, pointed to a Supreme Court decision, Texas v. White, in 1869 that said Texas "entered into an indissoluble relation" when it became part of the United States. The case related to bonds sold by Texas during ...

The Interpersonal Neurobiology Behind Making Habits Stick
Psych Central Blog - 2016-12-01
Years ago, UC Berkeley Researcher Marian Diamond conducted a study where she randomly put mice in a few different cages. One had toys and playmates, one had playmates and one had neither. After a few weeks, they found that the brains of the mice that had ...

Earthquake-Sensing Mobile App 'MyShake' Detects Over 200 Earthquakes Large and Small
Slashdot News - 2016-12-02
Back in February, researchers at UC Berkeley released an app called MyShake that detects strong earthquakes seconds before the damaging seismic waves arrive. Several months have passed since its release and app has already detected over 200 earthquakes in ...

Curriculum Development Hackathon for Jupyter Notebooks Jan. 9 to 11
today.lbl.gov - 2016-12-01
hands-on hackathon aimed at developing, and later teaching, a short-course curriculum on using Jupyter notebooks for reproducible research practices. The event will be held Jan. 9 to 11 at the UC Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS). More>

University of the People is an online platform giving students access to accredited degrees tuition-free
startupdaily.net - 2016-12-02
Professors dedicate an average of 10 to 15 hours a week to UOPeople, while the university has also formed academic partnerships with New York University, Yale Law School, and UC Berkeley. There are currently around 6,000 students at the university ...

CENIC and UC ANR Team Up to Provide Research Scientists with Super-Fast Internet Connectivity
Yahoo Finance - 2016-12-01
ANR is comprised of UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine UC Riverside College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences UC Berkeley College of Natural ...

KPFA honors Phil Elwood, jazz critic, pioneering disc jockey
Berkeley Side - 2016-12-01
The son of UC Berkeley agriculture professor Clifford Franklin Elwood, he was a proud Berkeleyan who graduated from Berkeley High in 1943. He earned a history degree from Cal, served in the Navy, and spent several decades teaching history at Albany High ...

Male UC Berkeley Student Sexually Assaulted: University Police
NBC Bay Area - 2016-11-22
A male UC Berkeley student was sexually assaulted early Tuesday morning inside a university affiliated student cooperative housing unit, university police said. The assault was reported Tuesday by the student, who told officials he was assaulted by a man ...

Brookdale celebrates wedding of 90-year-old residents
Del Mar Times - 2016-12-01
Foreman was born on June 24,1926 in east Los Angeles. A Navy veteran, he is a graduate of UC Berkeley who owned and operated Hall and Foreman, a civil engineering company. Swanlund was born on June 3, 1926 in Pittsburg Penn. She attended Robert Morris ...

Center Theatre Group Hosts Community Conversations for BEAUTY QUEEN This Friday
Broadway World - 2016-12-02
He has a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and also serves as the director of both the Irish Studies and Summer in Ireland programs at Loyola Marymount University.

UC Berkeley Creates World's Highest-Jumping Robot
Ask Men - 2016-12-07
Watch your back, parkour experts making a living from insane YouTube videos. Robotics researchers at UC Berkeley have created a robot that can spring off walls and perform multiple vertical jumps in a row. That's right: They created a robot that can do ...

UC Berkeley's Salto Is the Most Agile Jumping Robot Ever
IEEE Spectrum - 2016-12-06
Ron Fearing's Biomimetic Millisystems Lab at UC Berkeley is famous for its stable of bite-sized bio-inspired robots, and Duncan Haldane is responsible for a whole bunch of them. He's worked on running robots, robots with wings, robots with tails, and even ...

UC Berkeley Vigil Held For Ghost Ship Warehouse Victims
Sanfrancisco cbslocal - 2016-12-09
Curry Scores 26, Warriors Beat Jazz 106-99The Warriors controlled the Utah Jazz from start to finish in a 106-99 victory Thursday night. Warriors Defeat Clippers For 7th Straight Time In RoutGolden State lacked its usual outside shooting touch. The ...

Juggling Self-Care and Motherhood: Q&A with High-Risk Pregnancy Expert Parijat Deshpande
Psych Central Blog - 2016-12-16
She has over 4 years of experience as a Psychology Lecturer at UC Berkeley and is the founder of MySahana, a South Asian mental heath nonprofit. Parijat a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and is also a certified wellness coach ...

Competing Mechanistic Hypotheses of Acetaminophen-Induced Hepatotoxicity Challenged by Virtual Experiments
journals.plos.org - 2016-12-17
Funding: This work was supported by National Institutes of Health awards 5R01DK067215 (NK, MO) and 2P30DK48522 (NK, MO), the UC Berkeley-UC San Francisco Bioengineering Graduate Group (BKP), the UCSF BioSystems Group (CAH), and the UC San Francisco ...

Novelist defies Vietnam War histories written by the losers
TheSacramento Bee - 2016-12-17
We can see ourselves in the stories articulated by Nguyen, who went to UC Berkeley and teaches at USC. "The Sympathizer" adds substance to our ethnic experience, which is otherwise diffuse and intangible. But Nguyen, the first Vietnamese American to ...

Kiplinger: Berkeley ranks third among U.S. publics for value
Press Release Point - 2016-12-17
UC Berkeley is the No. 3 public university in the country when it comes to value for its in-state students, according new rankings from Kiplinger, the business and personal finance publisher. In the new rankings, Berkeley climbed one rung up the list from ...

CRISPR Companies Ink IP Collaboration with Charpentier-UC Patent Holders
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News - 2016-12-16
UC Berkeley and Dr. Charpentier are challenging the awarding of 12 patents related to CRISPR technology that list as inventor Feng Zhang, Ph.D., of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. "There are additional claims in the Charpentier-Doudna IP that ...

Quake-detection app captured nearly 400 temblors worldwide
Space Daily - 2016-12-17
In a presentation on Wednesday, Dec. 14, during this week's annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, UC Berkeley developer and graduate student Qingkai Kong will summarize the app's performance. Ten months of operation clearly ...

UC Berkeley invest in Ultratech CNT Plasma ALD for Ferroelectric High-k materials research
blog.baldengineering.com - 2016-12-06
SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ultratech, Inc. (Nasdaq: UTEK), a leading supplier of lithography, laser-processing and inspection systems used to manufacture semiconductor devices and high-brightness LEDs (HB-LEDs), as well as atomic layer ...

UC Berkeley braces for Breitbart provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos
San Jose Mercury News - 2016-12-23
BERKELEY -- Milos Yiannopoulos, a polarizing British tech writer from Breitbart News, has made a name for himself by defying "political correctness," from denouncing Islam to bashing feminism to calling rape culture a "fantasy." So what possibly ...

Eel River group crowdfunds for toxin monitoring
Times-Standard - 2016-12-31
While the group has been studying river samples with the help of UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz since 2013, the samples collected in 2015 and 2016 have not yet been analyzed. According to fisheries biologist Patrick Higgins, the nearly six-year drought and ...

Data downer: Hackers will grow increasingly bold in 2017
Los Angeles Times - 2016-12-30
Other noteworthy breaches taking place or coming to light last year included databases penetrated at the U.S. Department of Justice, the Internal Revenue Service, UC Berkeley, 21st Century Oncology, Premier Healthcare, LinkedIn and AdultFriendFinder.com.

Berkeley community calendar: Urban cycling workshop; author Kirk Lombard
eastbaytimes.com - 2016-12-30
8 p.m. Jan. 6. 3 p.m. Jan. 7 and Jan. 8. Hertz Hall, 101 Cross-Sproul Path, UC Berkeley. Free, donations welcome. bcco.org. Wayne Huey of Red Panda Acrobats: Wayne Huey of the Red Panda Acrobats mixes acrobatics, juggling, handstands and balancing objects ...

Video: The Materials Project - A Google of Materials
insidehpc.com - 2016-12-29
In this video from SC16, Kristin Persson from UC Berkeley presents: The Materials Project - A Google of Materials. "Advanced materials are essential to economic and societal development, with applications in multiple industries, from clean energy ...

Artificial Intelligence: Silicon Valley's Next Frontier
Sci-Tech Today - 2017-01-01
AI's burgeoning ability to make and learn from decisions is accelerating its impact, said UC Berkeley computer sciences professor Sergey Levine. It is decision-making that sets sophisticated AI programs apart from pattern-recognition AI software ...

The 10 biggest Berkeley stories of 2016
Berkeley Side - 2016-12-30
2. UC Berkeley student among those killed in Bangladeshi attack Tarishi Jain, an 18-year-old UC Berkeley economics student, was killed by ISIS gunmen who stormed a café in Bangladesh and hacked about 20 people to death in July. A vigil was held on the ...

Success & Service: Former Modestan Katsufrakis to head medical examiners board
The Modesto Bee - 2017-01-01
He graduated from UC Berkeley, then went to the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, where he earned his medical degree. He practiced family medicine in Los Angeles before going into academic medicine. Katsufrakis, 58, currently s ...

Thank You, Professor Sowell
Townhall.com - 2016-12-29
(which Sowell pointed out was in no way unique to either the American South or blacks), he reported that more than 70 percent of black students at UC Berkeley failed to graduate. CARTOONS | Steve Breen View Cartoon "What they've effectively done" in ...

Snake Spouses and Feminine Symbols in Japanese Folktales Part 1
Patheos - 2016-12-31
The same is true here. I wrote this essay on snake symbolism for a graduate seminar I took while an undergrad at UC Berkeley. Since I was only a sophomore at Berkeley when I decided to pursue the study of folklore, I got enough coursework under my belt ...

UC Berkeley researchers discover CRISPR systems in microbes
english.sina.com - 2016-12-23
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) -- Researchers with the University of California, Berkeley, have discovered simple CRISPR systems, or gene-editing tools, in previously unexplored bacteria. The advance in CRISPR, short for clustered regularly interspaced ...

13 fabulous movies for streaming-in the new year
TechHive - 2016-12-31
In Ethiopia, Oppenheimer suddenly joins UC Berkeley professor Tim White on an archeological dig to find 10,000-year-old human bones. Then, the crew is invited to film inside North Korea, capturing some truly beautiful, and truly grim, images. In the end ...

7 Things You Need To Know Today (December 30)
mindbodygreen.com - 2016-12-30
(Curbed) 3. Giant sequoias, the biggest trees on Earth, aren't faring so well in climate change. Ecologists out of UC Berkeley are now climbing hundreds of feet to collect and analyze samples of California sequoias to understand just how poorly they're ...

How humans survived in the barren Atacama Desert 13,000 years ago
kogonuso.com - 2016-12-29
At a presentation during the American Geophysical Union meeting this month, UC Berkeley environmental science researcher Marco Pfeiffer explained how he and his team investigated the Atacama desert's deep environmental history. Beneath the desert's salt ...

Video: Dramatic nighttime demolition raises questions
Berkeley Side - 2017-01-16
Multiple readers got in touch with Berkeleyside on Friday night when they noticed what struck them as a bizarre occurrence: The late-night demolition of an apartment building near the UC Berkeley campus. The 18-unit building, which used to stand at 2631 ...

Major advance in solar cells made from cheap, easy-to-use perovskite
freerepublic.com - 2017-01-16
"We have set the record now for different parameters of perovskite solar cells, including the efficiency," said senior author Alex Zettl, a UC Berkeley professor of physics, senior faculty member at Berkeley Lab and member of the Kavli Energy ...

UC Berkeley Gearing Up for Controversial Speaker Milo Yiannopoulos' Visit
NBC Bay Area - 2017-01-15
Far-right figure Milo Yiannopoulos, who was scheduled to speak Friday night at UC Davis before protests broke out, is slated to speak in the Bay Area next month. Another round of protesters are expected to turn out in full force on Feb. 1 -- the date of ...

For millennials, financial security may be out of reach, research suggests
Los Angeles Times - 2017-01-15
You enter the workforce, and you start at a lower rung," Allison said. The analysis echoes the takeaways of a collective study by Harvard, Stanford and UC Berkeley last month, which found that only half of millennials earn more than their parents.

Police: UC Berkeley student awakes to burglary attempt
eastbaytimes.com - 2017-01-14
A UC Berkeley student awoke early Friday morning to a find a man in his room attempting to take his laptop, campus police said. Oakland: Man stabbed in robbery of empty backpack CHP: Antioch man suspected of DUI fatally shoots self after pursuit Man slain ...

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