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How Kamala Harris’ mother, Shyamala Gopalan, came to America from Calcutta

Almost thirty years after Vaishno Bagai’s suicide, a twenty-year-old Tamil Iyer girl boarded an international flight to Calcutta, holding a letter of acceptance from UC Berkeley and the few dollars her bureaucrat father had PV Gopalan had raised for his…

Has America Been Overwhelmed by Creeping Credentialism?

Editor’s Note: In this view of the future, students debate “credentialism,” the ever-increasing demand for university degrees. Next week we’ll ask: What is the most dangerous flashpoint for US foreign policy in the coming year? Taiwan? Iran? Or elsewhere? Students…

College or bust free | Just visit

It seems extremely likely that President Joe Biden’s plan for a free community college will not succeed if / when the Build Back Better plan passes Congress. While not entirely surprising, it is still disappointing, as the plan had the…

UH participates in first-ever international driverless motor racing event

The University of Hawaii made history by participating in the Indy Autonomous Challenge, the very first autonomous racing car event. The team, EUH AI Racing Tech, achieved some of his fastest speeds, however, he didn’t complete the time trials and…

Sri Lankan American Astronomer Ray Jayawardhana Featured in PBS / BBC Documentary | Global

Sri Lankan American astronomer Ray Jayawardhana shared his insights in the new PBS NOVA / BBC neutrino documentary, “Particles Unknown,” which airs on October 6. Jayawardhana is Dean Harold Tanner of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of…

Award-winning Boston ensemble to sing Renaissance madrigals

Fans of Renaissance choral music will be in for a treat in late October, when the much-loved vocal ensemble Blue Heron heads to the Pitzer Center at UC Davis for a free noon concert on Thursday. October 28 and a…

Renu Mehra receives Marie R. Pistilli Women in Engineering Achievement Award

Synopsys Digital Design Group R&D Group Director Honored as Pioneer of Design Automation for Power Management SAN FRANCISCO– (BUSINESS WIRE) –# 58DAC–Renu Mehra, R&D Group Director for the Digital Design Group at Synopsys, has been selected as the 2021 recipient…

Free speech debate shakes science universities after conference canceled

A prominent climate physicist resigned from one of his posts at the University of California at Berkeley on Monday, after saying faculty members would not agree to invite a guest lecturer to the school who had already been criticized for…

Counterpoint: Skip Foreign Languages ​​at Your Peril | Chroniclers

Learning foreign languages ​​connects one person to other people, improves understanding of English and later pays off in unexpected ways. COURTESY / istockphoto.com By James Rosen InsideSources One day in the fall of 1974, I entered a Russian course at…

Four years of math hurts students of color – Berkeley High Jacket

Opinion A student works on problems in a math class. Sasha Balasubramanian Many students might consider math their favorite class. For some, math is a confusingly arranged set of numbers that students need to remember and practice relentlessly. It can…

Social climate bureaucracy is not the way to improve behavior on campus

Australia is a country rich in online academic modules that require staff and students to behave in certain ways. Students are required to undertake them before starting their undergraduate courses. Staff are called upon to support them if they want…

Energy Exascale Earth System Model Version 2 promises twice the speed

The Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) is an ongoing project of modeling, simulation and prediction of the Earth system of the Department of Energy (DOE) aimed at “asserting and maintaining a position of international scientific leader” in these areas….

China seeks to cement ties in Europe

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – Chinese President Xi Jinping aims to strengthen relations in Europe, a traditional stronghold of support for the United States, as a buffer against fragile Sino-American relations, analysts say. Xi met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel last…

UC adopts recommendations for responsible use of artificial intelligence

Read the report Responsible Artificial Intelligence: Recommendations to Guide the University of California’s Artificial Intelligence Strategy University of California President Michael V. Drake, MD, has adopted a set of recommendations to guide the safe and responsible deployment of artificial intelligence…

The infrastructure bill will not be enough to bridge the digital divide – GCN

INDUSTRY OVERVIEW The infrastructure bill will not be enough to bridge the digital divide By Sampak Garg October 18, 2021 The digital divide – the gap in broadband access between rich and poor, urban and rural – is one of…

As colleges grapple with colonial roots, should some campus statues fall? – University time

Although largely attributed to Oriel College, Oxford, the Rhodes Must Fall movement has its roots at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. The student-led campaign, conceived in March 2015, sparked debate about the relevance of immortalizing individual colonial figureheads…

Open houses are back – see when you can visit NJ college campuses

Proof of COVID vaccination or a negative test is required, but that hasn’t stopped hundreds of potential students and their families from heading to the Montclair State University campus earlier this month to the institution’s first face-to-face open house since…

These are the most sought after majors in the world

If you are one of the super competitive kids looking to gain admission into one of the most envious programs offered at some of the most prestigious institutes in the world, here are some details on some of the most…

Experts call for a more holistic approach to higher education

At a forum held at East China Normal University in Shanghai on Oct. 15, educators called for a more holistic perspective in higher education, as students now face a more interconnected world. The forum on cooperation between higher education institutions…

Rutgers hosts conference on “Broke: The Racial Consequences of Underfunding Public Universities”

The Rutgers Division of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement and the Eagleton Institute of Politics co-hosted a talk about virtual book Thursday to discuss “Broke: The Racial Consequences of Underfunding Public Universities”. The books co-authors Laura Hamilton, professor and president…

In memoriam: Gertrude Forte

Gertrude “Trudy” Forte, former editor of the Journal of Lipid Research and leading lipoprotein researcher, died on June 9. She was 84 years old. Forte was born on February 25, 1937 in Wayne, Pennsylvania. According to her Berkeley Lab obituary,…