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We are UC Berkeley

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we are
Fiat Lux
UC Berkeley
blue & gold

UC Berkeley's First Nobel Laureate
Ernest O. Lawrence designs the first cyclotron, launching the scientific use of particle physics to discover the fundamental structure of matter. The cyclotron has a major impact on the treatment of diseases, making it possible to create in large quantities the radioactive isotopes used in medical treatments. In , Lawrence becomes UC Berkeley's first Nobel laureate.
UC Berkeley Stanford Rivalry
The Golden Bears' traditional arch-rivalry is with the Stanford Cardinal. The most anticipated sporting event between the two universities is the annual football game dubbed the Big Game, and it is celebrated with spirit events on both campuses. Since , the winner of the Big Game has been awarded custody of the Stanford Axe.
Sather Tower, known to most as the Campanile, is perhaps UC Berkeley's most famous symbol. Visible for miles, it stands 307 feet tall and is the third tallest bell and clock-tower in the world. The observation platform, located 200 feet up, provides visitors with a spectacular view of the entire Bay Area and of the campus. The Campanile was completed in
UC Berkeley was founded
Yale Blue & California Gold
The official school colors, Yale Blue and California Gold were established in by a committee of students. Yale Blue was chosen because many of the university's founders were Yale Graduates and California Gold was selected to represent the Golden State of California
everything from volunteer, cultural, business,, dance, publications, law, engineering,
and much more!
Over 1300 Student Organizations
36,142 Students
14 Colleges and Schools
80 Interdisciplinary Research Units
130 Academic Departments
Over 7,000 courses in some 350 degree programs
you must roll down 4.0 Hill each semester
You know you are a Cal student when...
you go out of your way to avoid stepping on the seal otherwise you'll have to stay an extra semester
you know the naked run happens in the library the week before finals
getting through Sproul plaza on the first week of school is like. being a minnow in a shark tank
you know where all the bear statues are
you know the best place to whisper secrets
UC Berkeley was founded in and named after the philosopher George Berkeley. At the time it was the first full curriculum university in the state. The original campus was based in Oakland, and when it finally relocated to Berkeley in 1873 there were only 400 students enrolled.
What does UC Berkeley
mean to you?
Our campus inspired Pixar's Monsters University
Want to see the world?
UC Education Abroad Program:
Berkeley Abroad:
UC's systemwide study abroad program
Over 250 options in 40 countries
UC Berkeley's own study abroad program
Study or intern in one of 16 countries worldwide

We are a Research Powerhouse
UC Berkeley is consistently rated among the top institutions in the world for the quality and breadth of its research programs, the distinction of its faculty, and the excellence of its Ph.D. programs.
Expertise in addressing pressing global challenges such as health, energy, and the environment
More than 200 UC Berkeley faculty members also hold appointments at the Berkeley Lab
Berkeley Libraries
Berkeley has 32 libraries
Contains over 10 million volumes
Maintains over 70,000 serial titles
In 2003, the Association of Research libraries ranked it as the top public university library in North America
The libraries together cover over 12 acres of land and is the 4th largest library complex in the world
Fun fact!
"UC Berkeley is home to top scholars in every discipline, accomplished writers and musicians, star athletes, and groundbreaking scientists—all drawn to this place because of the wealth of opportunities it holds for creativity, innovative thinking and progress"
- UC Berkeley Office of Planning & Analysis
Diversity is our Culture
we can sing
we can dance
we can act
We're talented... and it shows
we can also...
UC Men's Octet
mainstacks dance team
Theatre Rice
2,217 total inventions
300 active license agreements
569 active U.S. patents
465 active foreign patents

Fun fact!
Inventions/patents as of June 2010:
Have you met our extensive alumni network?
Steve Wozniak, cofounder of Apple
Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google
Alice Waters, culinary hero
Maxine Hong Kingston, author of "The Woman Warrior
Nobel Prizes Won by Alumni: 29
Anything you love to do, we have a club for it
We'll take you there
Interested in something?
We are creators
The cyclotron was invented at Berkeley, launching a research era in which the fundamental structure of matter was discovered.
We make a difference
Free Speech Movement, 1964
Occupy Cal, 2011
and now
Because this is BEAR TERRITORY
We bleed
We are the California Golden Bears
With 45 participants, it has more student-athletes, coaches, alumni and other members of the campus community at the games than any other public school in the nation in the 2012 Summer Olympics
Did you know?
29 varsity athletic programs
Team national titles in 14 different sports and 84 team titles overall
Notable facilities: California Memorial Stadium and Haas Pavilion
Our campus is beautiful
Off the Grid is your roaming food truck extravaganza -- bringing you delicious food, with free sides of music, craft and soul.
Sliver Pizzeria is a unique pizzeria that tops off each order with an extra "sliver of pizza" and aims to give a percentage of its profits to various organizations working to end human trafficking.
Nicknamed "Asian Ghetto," Durant Food Court is a cluster of convenient fast food eating options
Warm, home made cookies and proprietary ice cream recipes come together to create the CREAM experience
We've come a long way in helping the world...
1907 | Cleaner Smokestacks
Frederick G. Cottrell, professor of chemistry, develops an electrical precipitation device to clean smokestack emissions; it is still in use today.
1940s | Flu Vaccine
The influenza-virus vaccine is developed during World War II by biochemist Wendell M. Stanley and colleagues.
1998 | Peace Corps volunteers
UC Berkeley enlists its 3,000th Peace Corps volunteer, more than from any other university.
2006 | The "seeds" of the modern universe
In 1992, a team led by cosmologist George Smoot obtains the earliest images of the infant universe and observes minute variations in temperature across the sky, revealing the early beginnings of galaxies and clusters of galaxies. These findings confirm the predictions of the Big Bang theory. In 2006, Smoot is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, becoming the most recent of Berkeley's 20 Nobel laureates.
2007 | Biofuels
Energy giant BP selects UC Berkeley to lead a $500 million effort to develop biofuels to help meet the world's energy needs.
We are dedicated to bettering our community
163 / 1, 394
student led clubs and organizations are committed to
some clubs fight for a variety of causes
Circle K International
Alpha Phi Omega
some focus all their efforts on one purpose
Berkeley Project
The Berkeley Project will build a legacy of service and a strong, sustainable partnership between the students of Cal and the city and residents of Berkeley. To this end, the Berkeley Project's foremost endeavor is to host an annual event during which thousands from the Cal campus unite on one day and work to positively impact the community through a network of service projects in and around the City of Berkeley.
Paws and Claws
Paws and Claws of Berkeley is a club at UC Berkeley that provides opportunities for students to help animals in need. It provides students the opportunity to volunteer at the Berkeley Animal Shelter, and the he opportunity to foster dogs and cats from the East Bay Humane Society.
Empathy FX
Empathy FX International is a cross-cultural partnership that strives to alleviate global poverty by creating easy access to quality education and exists to overcome the barriers that limit disadvantaged students from easy access and opportunity to quality education as a means to realizing their full potentials. It seeks to build lively and effective schools in Ghana, host international travel programs, and embrace and share values of entrepreneurship. Its vision is for Ghana to have a school within every 10 mile radius that serves students by empowering them with educational opportunities.
In any given year,
Cal students do volunteer work
UC Berkeley continues to be the only school in the country to have produced more than Peace Corps volunteers since the organization's inception in 1961
Circle K International is a service organization formed to help the community through various service projects. It aims to build fellowship and create leaders within the membership. The organization raises funds for various causes. The major initiative is: “Focusing on the Future: Children” which aims to help children of ages six to thirteen.
It is a service, leadership and community service organization. Rotaract focuses on the development of young adults as leaders in their communities and workplaces. Clubs around the world also take part in international service projects, in a global effort to bring peace and international understanding to the world.
"To assemble college students in a National Service Fraternity in the fellowship of principles derived from the Scout Oath and Scout Law of the Boy Scouts of America; to develop Leadership, to promote Friendship, and to provide Service to humanity; and to further the freedom that is our national, educational, and intellectual heritage."
It is mainly a daytime sanctuary for Berkeley's large homeless population who, along with others, receive meals from East Bay Food Not Bombs. Public toilets are available, and the park offers demonstration gardens, including organic community gardening beds and areas landscaped with California native plants, all of which were created by volunteer gardeners.
Once a bear...
...always a bear
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