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October 13, 2011 | Gary Klein
Robert Woods spent the last two weeks immersed in studying the tendencies of California's defensive backs. In a switch from the norm, USC's star receiver also kept an eye on the Golden Bears offense, specifically Cal receiver Keenan Allen. The sophomores are perhaps the top players at their position in the Pacific 12 Conference. "There's always competition," Woods said. "You're trying to put up better numbers than he's putting up. He's a great player. " Woods is tied for first nationally in receptions per game.
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November 25, 1997 | Reuters
The University of California at Berkeley has offered a six-month visiting fellowship to freed Chinese dissident Wei Jingsheng, a university official said Monday. Eric Stover, director of the university's Human Rights Center, said Wei had also been invited to lecture at the school within the next few months. Considered the father of China's modern democracy movement, Wei was freed this month after having served as a prisoner in China for all but a few months since 1979.
SPORTS
August 19, 2009 | Chris Dufresne
The Times' Chris Dufresne unveils his preseason college football top 25, one day (and team) at a time: No. 16 California First, a little context: California football was 0-11, 3-8 and 1-10 in the three seasons before Jeff Tedford arrived as coach in 2002. The Golden Bears would have counted their lucky stars to land Tedford, but they didn't have any. The team Tedford inherited from Tom Holmoe was this bad: Cal was supposed to play at Rutgers the weekend after Sept.
BUSINESS
April 6, 1988 | VICTOR F. ZONANA, Times Staff Writer
The University of California at Berkeley's School of Business Administration said Tuesday that it has received a $500,000 gift to endow a chair in international business and finance from Mitsubishi Bank, the first such gift to the school from a Japanese corporation. Japanese companies have been slow to adopt Western notions of charitable giving, although they previously endowed chairs at such schools as Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
NEWS
October 18, 1987
The manager of a troubled student co-op near the University of California at Berkeley campus has resigned after being involved in a party at which the hallucinogen LSD was taken in party punch, sending seven people to hospitals. The Sept. 25 party was the latest in a series of incidents that have prompted officials to consider closing Barrington Hall, a 182-resident building that was put on probation by the University Students Cooperative Assn.
NEWS
September 28, 1990 | PATT MORRISON and VICTOR ZONANA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
For more than seven hours early Thursday, a well-armed gunman with an apparent grudge against American blondes took over a popular college pub, taunting and terrorizing 33 patrons after he killed one student and wounded seven other people, including a policeman. The gunman, Iranian-born Mehrdad Dashti, 30, was fatally shot in a brief gun battle with police who stormed Henry's Publick House & Grille at 7:23 a.m.
BUSINESS
June 1, 1988 | CARLA LAZZARESCHI, Times Staff Writer
The University of California at Berkeley was one of five universities named Tuesday as a "center of excellence" and was awarded a still unspecified grant to conduct advanced research into new techniques for manufacturing semiconductors. The award was made by Sematech, the semiconductor research consortium created a year ago to lead efforts by U.S. companies to regain supremacy in chip making from their Japanese counterparts.
BUSINESS
January 5, 1988 | Associated Press
The University of California, Berkeley, will replace Ohio State University as home of the country's national research center for vocational education, federal officials announced Monday. Bonnie Guiton, the Education Department's assistant secretary for vocational and adult education, said the department decided to award a five-year, $30-million grant to the California school after reviewing recommendations by a five-member, non-government panel.
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January 28, 1991 | MAX BOOT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The University of California at Berkeley became famous around the world in the 1960s when large numbers of students took to the streets to protest U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. Now the United States is once again fighting a war overseas and peace demonstrations have swept major American campuses. But at UC Berkeley things are different this time around--at least so far.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2008 | Richard C. Paddock, Times Staff Writer
The University of California is seeking maximum civil penalties against 16 people who took part in a 21-month tree-sitting protest at UC Berkeley in the hope of deterring similar demonstrations in the future, UC officials said Monday. The protesters, including the final four who were removed from a 90-foot redwood earlier this month, face fines of $1,000 each and potential attorneys' fees ranging from $3,000 to $10,000, said Michael Goldstein, a UC attorney.
SPORTS
August 16, 2008 | Thomas Bonk, Times Staff Writer
BERKELEY -- It's nearly dark and football practice is almost over, but not before the California Golden Bears work on their short-yardage plays near the goal line. Audio of amplified crowd noise fills otherwise empty Memorial Stadium, the offense crosses the goal line, shrill whistles signal an end to practice and the Bears are one day closer to atoning for a desultory season. Oh, remember last year? Now, forget it, says Cal quarterback Nate Longshore.
SPORTS
August 5, 2008 | Chris Dufresne
The Times' Chris Dufresne unveils his preseason top 25, one day (and team) at a time: No. 24 California Full disclosure: Cal was not in the top 25 mix until former two-sport Bears star Tony Gonzalez saved a man's life at a Huntington Beach restaurant last month. Sometimes it takes heroics to move a school up in the ratings. Or, sometimes it just takes the setup line Gonzalez provided for a school that otherwise was going to check in at No.
SPORTS
January 1, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Stuck on the sideline for disciplinary reasons, DeSean Jackson and Robert Jordan could do nothing to help as California quickly fell behind by three touchdowns. "They were champing at the bit to get in," Cal Coach Jeff Tedford said. "They were prancing around on the sideline. And so when they finally got let loose, they were ready to roll." And they made an immediate impact.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A judge has ordered tree-sitting protesters occupying a University of California oak grove to relinquish their perches or trade them for a jail cell. The university plans to post notices warning protesters of the court order and its consequences, which could include fines of $1,000 and five-day jail sentences. The protesters object to the school's plan to remove some of the oaks to make way for an athletic center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A former Marine Corps drill instructor was arraigned in a military court Tuesday on charges of abusing recruits at the boot camp. Sgt. Robert Hankins is charged with one count of assault and three of maltreatment, along with other charges. A court-martial was set for January; if convicted, he could be sentenced to a year in the brig.
NEWS
September 20, 1996 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Taking the most dramatic step yet toward changing the way public universities are funded, the University of California at Berkeley on Thursday formally unveiled a campaign to raise $1.1 billion by the end of this century. Chancellor Chang-Lin Tien said the fund-raising effort--the most ambitious in history at a public university--may change the definition of a public institution by expanding its sources of revenue.
NEWS
February 9, 1992 | JIM HERRON ZAMORA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 20-year-old UC Berkeley student from Agoura Hills was found stabbed to death in the campus office of a student organization where she frequently studied, university police said Saturday. Grace Rualo Asuncion, a junior majoring in molecular and cell biology, was found dead about 9:20 p.m. Friday after she had been stabbed several times in the upper body with a sharp object, said Lt. Pat Carroll of the campus police.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 2007 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Police arrested 21 students on suspicion of trespassing after dozens climbed a fence to deliver supplies to several protesters sitting in oak trees threatened by the planned construction of a campus athletic center. The tree sitters have been in the old oaks since December, after UC Berkeley announced plans for a $125-million athletic training center on the site.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 2007 | Richard C. Paddock, Times Staff Writer
UC Berkeley plans to announce today that it will receive $113 million from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to create 100 endowed faculty chairs and slow the exodus of top professors to wealthy private universities. The university and the foundation hope that the huge gift will help Berkeley retain faculty members who are sometimes wooed by private universities with offers of $100,000 pay hikes and millions of dollars in research money.
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