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2015 Distinguished Teacher Awards

Award goes to five faculty (video)

Five outstanding UC Berkeley faculty have been selected as recipients of the 2015 Distinguished Teaching Award, the campus’s most prestigious honor for teaching. The award recognizes teaching that incites intellectual curiosity in students, engages them thoroughly in the enterprise of learning, and has a lifelong impact. Watch the “Celebrate Berkeley Teaching” video to learn more.

Cal Athletics mourns passing of Eloi Vasquez

The 19-year-old student, said Athletic Director Mike Williams, was “a, wonderful young man who excelled both athletically and academically… This is a tremendous loss for our men’s soccer program, our athletic department and our whole university community.” Vasquez died late last month in Los Angeles.

Richard Pryor author up for PEN literary award (video)

English professor Scott Saul, who has won critical acclaim and widespread attention for Becoming Richard Pryor, his deeply researched look into the life of one of the nation’s most brilliant comic minds, has been longlisted for a 2015 PEN literary award.

Students race car on only a few drops of gas (video)

The Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2015 took place in Detroit, Michigan, from April 9-12. Student teams—including one from Berkeley—brought ultra-energy-efficient vehicles to compete on the streets of the Motor City. Students Zane Liu, Lucas Schroyer, and Bjorn Temple spoke to ABC News about the project.

President Obama and the other Hilary

Seeking advice on how to help working families, President Barack Obama called on Public Policy and Economics Professor Hilary Hoynes, the Haas Distinguished Chair in Economic Disparities. In the hour-and-a-half meeting, Professor Hoynes and five other economists weighed in on “Inequality, Wages and the Future of Work.” Read what Professor Hoynes had to say in the Wall Street Journal about how the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) boosts employment (requires registration).


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