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  1. Virtual reality, real rewards in higher edRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 24 | University Business

    In the two years since Northern Arizona University launched a virtual 360-degree campus tour, more than 30,000 people have explored the campus virtually. Those visits are translating to real-world action too.

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  2. After Charlottesville violence, colleges brace for more clashesRead the original story

    Aug 17, 2017 | University Business

    After a planned speech in February by the right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos attracted demonstrators who started fires and shattered windows, the University of California, Berkeley realized it had a major hole in its event planning. So beginning this semester, student groups hosting large events are required to inform the college at least eight weeks in advance, so it has time to prepare a security plan.

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  3. Elsevier acquires bepressRead the original story

    Aug 2, 2017 | University Business

    Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, today acquired bepress, a Berkeley, California-based business that helps academic libraries showcase and share their institutions' research for maximum impact. Founded by three University of California, Berkeley professors in 1999, bepress allows institutions to collect, organize, preserve and disseminate their intellectual output, including pre-prints, working papers, journals or specific articles, dissertations, theses, conference proceedings and a wide variety of other data.

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  4. Who should police free speech on college campuses?Read the original story

    Jul 30, 2017 | University Business

    The committee is concerned about the state of free speech on college campuses amid the protests in the past year against controversial speakers such as alt-right advocate Milo Yiannopoulos and conservative pundit Ann Coulter, both at the University of California-Berkeley, where protests ensued.

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  5. Paying professors: Inside Google's academic influence campaignRead the original story

    Jul 12, 2017 | University Business

    Google operates a little-known program to harness the brain power of university researchers to help sway opinion and public policy, cultivating financial relationships with professors at campuses from Harvard University to the University of California, Berkeley.

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  6. UC Berkeley aims to improve higher ed online accessibilityRead the original story

    May 12, 2017 | University Business

    In a move that will ultimately bring its public online content in line with new federal accessibility standards, the University of California, Berkeley has begun removing older videos and other documents that don't meet the mark.

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  7. UC Berkeley aims to improve higher ed online accessibilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2017 | University Business

    In a move that will ultimately bring its public online content in line with new federal accessibility standards, the University of California, Berkeley has begun removing older videos and other documents that don't meet the mark. Previously, the school had made more than 20,000 videos, audio recordings and documents publicly accessible through platforms including YouTube, iTunesU and its own webcast.berkeley.edu site.

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  8. UC Berkeley aims to improve higher ed online accessibilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2017 | University Business

    In a move that will ultimately bring its public online content in line with new federal accessibility standards, the University of California, Berkeley has begun removing older videos and other documents that don't meet the mark. Previously, the school had made more than 20,000 videos, audio recordings and documents publicly accessible through platforms including YouTube, iTunesU and its own webcast.berkeley.edu site.

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  9. Juan Salgado appointed chancellor of the City Colleges of ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2017 | University Business

    Juan Salgado, a Hispanic community leader, is the new chancellor of the City Colleges of Chicago. Hispanic community leader Juan Salgado has been appointed chancellor of the City Colleges of Chicago.

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  10. Gift from virtual reality pioneer Immerex will create AR/VR lab at BerkeleyRead the original story

    Mar 14, 2017 | University Business

    The University of California, Berkeley today announced a corporate gift from the entertainment virtual reality company Immerex that will outfit a new lab for Berkeley's accelerating work in AR/VR - augmented reality and virtual reality. Applications for this research range from AR/VR content that trains doctors in life-saving techniques to performances that bring artists and audiences together in vivid, immersive virtual space.

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  11. Deconstructing the liberal campus clicheRead the original story

    Feb 13, 2017 | University Business

    Are American universities now spaces where democratic free expression is in decline, where insecurity, fear, and an obsessive, self-preening political correctness make open dialogue impossible? This was a view voiced by many at the start of the month, after the University of California, Berkeley, canceled a speech by the right-wing provocateur, Milo Yiannopoulos, when a demonstration against his appearance spun out of control.

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  12. Can campuses prevent protests from escalating into violence?Read the original story

    Feb 6, 2017 | University Business

    A scheduled speech from conservative pundit Milo Yiannopoulos turned violent Wednesday evening at the University of California - Berkeley campus, leading officials to cancel the event after masked protestors caused moderate damage and set fires near the facility scheduled to host the talk. The incident, which began as a peaceful protests largely attended by students, was escalated by groups that campus officials say are not connected with the Berkeley student body.

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  13. Colleges using contingent faculty, but savings are modestRead the original story

    Jan 5, 2017 | University Business

    Colleges are increasingly hiring lower-paid part-time and limited-term contingent faculty, who in 2013 made up more than half of all instructors in higher education, finds an American Institutes for Research study for the TIAA Institute. This trend has led to cost savings in salaries and benefits for instructors, but hasn't translated to the same level of savings when looking at the total compensation of all employees.

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  14. College students plan nationwide walkouts to protest Donald Trump's inaugurationRead the original story

    Jan 4, 2017 | University Business

    The protests against Donald Trump on his Inauguration Day could stand out as one of the largest counter-inaugural protests in United States history. Over a dozen groups are securing permits, chartering buses and training actions for mass protests throughout the week.

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  15. How the University of Alabama became a national playerRead the original story

    Nov 6, 2016 | University Business

    It's only fitting that the admissions tour for the University of Alabama starts in Bryant-Denny Stadium. On game days, the campus's iconic quad - a painterly expanse of lawn, majestic trees and bell tower - becomes a crimson and white tent city of numbered tailgating plots, some with electricity.

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