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Big payout to 21 pepper-sprayed students

UC Davis Protest

The University of California has agreed to pay about $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by UC-Davis students pepper-sprayed by campus police during an Occupy-style protest.


London Olympics: Dana Vollmer of U.S. sets world record in butterfly

She wanted an individual world record and an individual gold medal. Dana Vollmer didn’t even need 56 seconds to accomplish both feats. The former University of California swimmer and reigning world champion had the Aquatics Centre buzzing when she became the first woman to break the 56-second barrier, winning gold in the 100-meter butterfly in 55.98 seconds, a world record.


How your windows could be the future of electricity: Scientists create transparent solar panels out of 'glass-like' plastic

The University of California team describes a new kind of polymer solar cell (PSC) that produces energy by absorbing mainly infrared light, making the cells nearly 70 per cent transparent to the human eye.


Felony charges filed against UC and a UCLA chemistry professor after fatal laboratory fire

Lab Accidents

A research assistant was fatally burned when chemicals burst into flame. Her death three years ago has focused attention on safety issues. Felony charges have been filed against the University of California and a UCLA chemistry professor in connection with a laboratory fire that killed a staff research assistant three years ago. On Dec. 29, 2008, Sheharbano "Sheri" Sangji, 23, was severely burned over nearly half of her body when air-sensitive chemicals burst into flames during an experiment and ignited her clothing. Sangji, who was not wearing a protective lab coat, died 18 days later.


Police Officers Involved in Pepper Spraying Placed on Leave

Police Officers Involved in Pepper Spraying Placed on Leave

The University of California, Davis, placed the officers on leave after videos of the incident were widely distributed over the Internet.


UC to seek state funds to avoid tuition hike next year

Shifting tactics in a difficult budget situation, University of California President Mark G. Yudof said Tuesday that he would seek enough additional state funding to avoid a tuition hike next year and increase enrollment by 1%, or about 2,100 students.


Goodwin Liu confirmed to California Supreme Court

University of California, Berkeley, law professor Goodwin Liu appears before the California State Supreme Court during a confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 in San Francisco.


GOP Set to Send Obama Judicial Pick Packing

Republican opposition is steadily growing against controversial University of California-Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu, President Obama's nominee for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, potentially imperiling a judicial appointment for the first time in his presidency.


YouTube video mocking Asians stirs UCLA campus

YouTube video mocking Asians stirs UCLA campus

When a University of California at Los Angeles student, in a video she posted online, used a mock foreign language to imitate Asian students ...


Oil spill mars UC Berkeley's BP-funded research

BP's catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is fueling opposition to the University of California, Berkeley's research partnership with ...


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