The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus — envisioned as a "City of Learning" — was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay.
Its early guiding lights, charged with providing education (both "practical" and "classical") for the state's people, gradually established a distinguished faculty (with 22 Nobel laureates to date), a stellar research library, and more than 350 academic programs.This California institution became a catalyst of economic growth and social innovation the place where vitamin E was discovered, a lost Scarlatti opera found, the flu virus identified, and the nation's first no-fault divorce law drafted.
Research at Berkeley is undertaken within several types of organizations—academic departments, institutes and centers, museums, and field stations.
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The Library consists of:
The new Research Building serves as the heart of the IT infrastructure for the Gump Station and is wired for Ethernet, providing several ports in each room, as well as wireless access.The Station has a very limited number of common use computers and most visitors are expected to bring their own laptop with wireless card.
University Health Services (UHS) provides comprehensive medical, mental health and health promotion services to all Cal students and a variety of occupational health services to faculty and staff. UHS also provides services to UC staff who choose UHS as their Health Net provider, and to staff at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Life at Berkeley doesn't stand still. With over 35,000 students from around the world and a vibrant urban setting, it's no wonder the campus community talks about a "fear of missing out." Jump in and find out how dynamic and interconnected life at Berkeley can be.
Cal Recreational Sports is dedicated to enhancing the knowledge, wellness, fitness, personal skills and quality of life for students, faculty, staff, and the community. By providing facilities, programs, activities and the opportunity for cooperative and competitive play, Recreational Sports teaches life-long fitness skills, leadership, management, interpersonal skills, and helps to balance the stress of studying and working in a rigorous academic environment.
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)acted to reaffirm the accreditation of the University of California, Berkeley for a period of ten years, the maximum allowable interval.