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Berkeley startup to train robots like puppets

Robots today must be programmed by writing computer code, but imagine donning a VR headset and virtually guiding a robot through a task, like you would move the arms of a puppet, and then letting the robot take it from there.

If it hadn’t been for the “Star-Spangled Banner,” Berkeley’s Campanile might have only 12 bells in its belfry instead of 61.

Climate video series: ‘stillsuits’ for cities

David Sedlak, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, addresses our planet's uncertain water supplies. 

Cal Performances at UC Berkeley celebrated a wide range of Korean music with an expansive day-long residency featuring two concerts by the Korean National Gugak Center Creative Traditional Orchestra on Saturday, October 28 at 3pm and 8pm in Zellerbach Hall.

The Korean National Gugak Center’s Creative Traditional Orchestra performs ‘Audible Numbers,’ a new piece composed by music department chair Edmond Campion. (UC Berkeley video by Roxanne Makasdjian and Stephen McNally; footage courtesy of Cal Performances) 

Bancroft celebrates the Mexican fiesta

A new exhibition at the Bancroft Library aims to educate visitors about the complex rituals and rules governing the wide range of Mexican fiestas, which extend well beyond sugar skulls, brightly colored marigolds and altars honoring the dearly departed so popular around this time of year.

Student Opportunities: November 2017 List

November 2017 

This is an informal list of opportunities offered in the Arts + Design units on campus and in similar fields off campus that is assembled each month. This list is not comprehensive, nor is it updated when a position is filled. If you are interested in an opportunity, verify that it is still available before applying.

Art Practical: (un)making Episode 19: Kimberly Drew

Episode 19: Kimberly Drew (click to listen on sound cloud)

So what’s the corpse flower at UC Botanical Garden smell like anyway? “Well, I’d say it smells like dirty gym socks wrapped around a rotten steak,” said Jonathan Goodrich, an associate director at the garden. “Yeah, I’d say that’s pretty descriptive.”

Former Hearst Museum Director Mari Lyn Salvador passes away

Mari Lyn Salvador, a distinguished scholar of brightly colored Panamanian textiles called molas and the director of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at UC Berkeley from 2010-15, passed away on Monday in Albuquerque, New Mexico.