Haas emergency closure update
The Berkeley Haas campus remains closed following a break in a water main Monday that caused flooding on the stairs below Cronk Gate.
In a message to the Haas community Tuesday, Dean Ann Harrison and COO Courtney Chandler wrote:
Both water and electricity remain turned off on the Haas campus as crews work to inspect both equipment and our buildings for damage.
Yesterday’s flooding reached the high voltage room. Fortunately, the crew was able to turn off power before the water reached the main electrical equipment.
Cleanup of the courtyard is underway, but it remains closed.
Your safety is our top priority. We do not know yet how long our buildings will need to remain closed. You should plan on classes remaining remote for right now. We ask that staff and faculty continue to work remotely as well. We will email you tomorrow to provide an update for the remainder of the week.
We are so grateful to the emergency crews who immediately came to our assistance and have been working throughout the day. And we are so grateful to all of you for your cooperation and your patience.
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Haas Olympian event times
Haas Olympians competing in Tokyo include swimmers Ryan Murphy and Alicia Wilson, water polo player Johnny Hooper, and golfer Collin Morikawa. Here are their event times.
All times are start times. There may be several events on the same day in swimming.
|Ryan Murphy||Day in CA||Pacific Time||Day in Japan||Japan Time|
|100-m back prelim||Sun., July 25||3:00 a.m.||Sun., July 25||7:00 p.m.|
|100-m back semis||Sun., July 25||6:30 p.m.||Mon., July 26||10:30 a.m.|
|100-m back final||Mon., July 26||6:30 p.m.||Tues., July 27||10:30 a.m.|
|200-m back prelim||Wed., July 28||3:00 a.m.||Wed., July 28||7:00 p.m.|
|200-m back semis||Wed., July 28||6:30 p.m.||Thurs., July 29||10:30 a.m.|
|200-m back final||Thurs., July 29||6:30 p.m.||Fri., July 30||10:30 a.m.|
|200-m IM prelim||Mon., July 26||3:00 a.m.||Mon., July 26||7:00 p.m.|
|200-m IM semis||Mon., July 26||6:30 p.m.||Tues., July 27||10:30 a.m.|
|200-m IM final||Tues., July 27||6:30 p.m.||Wed., July 28||10:30 a.m.|
|Prelim vs. Japan||Sat., July 24||10:00 p.m.||Sun., July 25||2:00 p.m.|
|Prelim vs. S. Africa||Mon., July 26||6:00 p.m.||Tues., July 27||10:00 a.m.|
|Prelim vs. Italy||Wed., July 28||10:00 p.m.||Thurs., July 29||2:00 p.m.|
|Prelim vs. Hungary||Fri., July 30||10:00 p.m.||Sat., July 31||2:00 p.m.|
|Prelim vs. Greece||Sun., Aug. 1||6:00 p.m.||Mon., Aug. 2||10:00 a.m.|
|Quarterfinals||Tues, Aug. 3
Wed., Aug. 4
|Wed., Aug. 4||2:00 p.m.
|Semifinals||Thurs., Aug. 5
Fri., Aug. 6
|Fri., Aug. 6||2:00 p.m.
| Bronze medal match
|Sat., Aug. 7
Sun., Aug. 8
|Sun., Aug. 8||1:30 p.m.
|Round 1||Wed., July 28
Thurs., July 29
|3:30 p.m. –
|Thurs., July 29||7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.|
|Round 2||Thurs., July 29
Fri., July 30
|3:30 p.m. –
|Fri., July 30||7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.|
|Round 3||Fri., July 30
Sat., July 31
|3:30 p.m. –
|Sat., July 31||7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.|
|Round 4/Finals||Sat., July 31
Sun., Aug. 1
|3:30 p.m. –
|Sun., Aug. 1||7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.|
Schedule of Events: https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/en/schedule/
Time converter (JT to PT): http://www.timebie.com/timezone/tokyoportland.php
Asian American resources on campus and beyond
An Asian American resource guide compiled by undergraduate students Erinn Wong and Vivian Feng includes campus groups, Asian American history, and information about the recent violence against the Asian American community.
- Racial Triangulation Theory
- Instagram short form by @beyonkz
- The Racial Triangulation of Asian Americans by Claire Kim
- Articles on recent Anti-Asian Violence
- Ignoring the History of Anti-Asian Racism Is Another Form of Violence by Connie Wun, Co-Founder of AAPI Women Lead
- On Anti-Asian Hate Crimes: Who Is Our Real Enemy? by Michelle Kim, Haas alum
- Inside the “Protect Our Elders” Campaign Against Anti-Asian Violence by Eda C. Yu, Berkeley alum
- To the mostly white leadership teams across the US: Don’t just stand* with the Asian community. by Joyce Chiao
- How to support Asian American colleagues amid anti-Asian violence by Jennifer Liu, featuring Berkeley Alum Kim Tran and Michelle Kim
- Underrepresented API organizations at UC Berkeley
- REACH! – Asian/Pacific Islander Recruitment & Retention Center (@cal.reach on Instagram)
- PASS – Pilipinx Academic Student Resources Recruitment & Retention Center
- Hmong Student Association
- Southeast Asian Student Coalition
- Pacific Islander Initiative
- Pacific Islanders at Cal
- Mauna Kea Protectors
- MOVE – API Community Organizing Fellowship
- Grassroots and Community Organizations
- Bay Area
- API ENC – builds transgender, nonbinary, and queer API Power
- AAPI Women Lead
- Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN4EJ) – builds power and resilience for working-class Asian immigrant and refugee communities
- AYPAL – empowers low-income API immigrant and refugee youth
- Oakland Chinatown Coalition
- Oakland Vietnamese Community Center
- Stop AAPI Hate
- Asian Prisoner Support Committee
- Filipino Cultural Center
- Chinese Progressive Association
- IWAY (Improving the Wellness of Asian Youth) Project
- Bay Area Solidarity Summer (BASS) – South Asian youth
- New Breath Foundation
- Not Bay Area Specific
- Empowering Pacific Islander Communities (EPIC)
- Asian American Justice + Innovation Lab
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice
- DRUM – Deisis Rising Up and Moving Up
- AAFC – Asian American Feminist Collective
- Bay Area
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Three teams sweep top prizes at Cleantech to Market Symposium
Student teams pitched cleantech products ranging from color-coated roof shingles to portable biomass reactors at the 2019 Cleantech to Market Symposium. The 11th annual symposium was held in Chou Hall on Dec. 6.
Cleantech to Market (C2M) is a 15-week accelerator program that brings together graduate students, industry leaders, and researchers to propose and commercially market cleantech innovations from existing startups, government-sponsored programs, and incubators.
About 150 students, alumni, and cleantech entrepreneurs attended the day’s events. Throughout the symposium, seven C2M teams—consisting of 20 MBA students and 19 graduate students from law, engineering, chemistry and other Berkeley schools— pitched promising innovations that could benefit both the public and industry.
Janea Scott, vice chair of the California Energy Commission and Richard Lyons, former Haas dean and chief innovation and entrepreneurship officer for UC Berkeley, both gave keynotes, with Lyons kicking off the symposium.
Brian Steel, co-director of the C2M program said he was highly impressed with this year’s event. “I feel that it was the best overall symposium we’ve ever had. And by that I mean the highest quality of team presentations and audience attendance. They [students] worked so hard and for them to look out and see people with shining eyes and appreciating what they’re doing, that’s what it’s all about.”
Here are this year’s winning C2M teams:
From left to right: Amaani Hamid, Alison Lui, Tzipora Wagner, Alberto Gutierrez, Stephanie Rank, and Thomas Larson. Photo credit: Jim Block.
Takachar: A portable reactor that turns biomass into reusable products such as fuel and fertilizer using a process called oxygen-lean torrefaction. The team says that Takachar has the potential to eliminate 100 million tons of CO2 emissions annually. Team members include Thomas Larson, MBA 20, Alison Lui, PhD 23 (chemical engineering); Stephanie Rank, MBA 20; Amaani Hamid, MDP 20 (development planning); Alberto Gutierrez Garcia, MBA 20; and Tzipora Wagner, MS 20 (energy & resources).
From left to right: Nick Matcheck, Af Hernandez, Julie Rose, Nayef Derwiche, Lucas Duffy, and Michael Galluzzo. Photo credit: Jim Block.
EnZinc: A 3-D zinc sponge electrode that would allow a nickel-zinc battery to operate. With this new technology, the nickel-zinc battery would be as powerful as the lithium-ion battery, yet cheaper to produce and safer to use. Team members include Af Hernandez, MBA 20; Nayef Derwiche, MSc (engineering & management), Lucas Duffy, MDP 20 (development practice) Michael Galluzzo, PhD 21 (chemical engineering); Nick Matcheck, MBA 20; Julie Rose, JD 20.
From left to right: Steven Wang, Joyce Yao, Shelley He, Deborah Tan, and Philomena Weng. Photo credit: Jim Block.
Noon Energy: Proposed a long-lasting, low-cost battery that outperforms the lithium-ion battery. Team members include Deborah Tan, MBA 20; Shelley He, PhD 20 (energy & environmental economics); Steven Wang EWMBA 20, Philomena Weng, PhD 20 (chemical engineering); Joyce Yao, MBA 20.
In addition to receiving award certificates and $100 gift cards for their presentations, students said the most meaningful part of the program was working with talented colleagues from multiple disciplines and being exposed to an emerging industry.
“We came here as much for the projects as we did for the people,” said Thomas Larson, MBA 20. “Winning an award makes it all the sweeter and validates the painstaking efforts that went into our presentation.”