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  • At Berkeley campus, Jewish students on far left and far right on Israel talk about their motivations

    March 7, 2011 | 1:10 pm

    It’s March, which means the days get longer and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict heats up on campuses across North America with the annual staging of Israel Apartheid Week.

    Last year, pro-Israel activists countered Apartheid Week events ranging from anti-Israel speeches to the...

  • Orthodox students fighting to keep presence at UCLA

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    February 24, 2011 | 4:41 pm

    A program that is credited with creating a vibrant Orthodox community at UCLA needs to prove by the end of March that it can raise $80,000 annually to ensure its future on the Westwood campus.

    The Orthodox Union (OU) has paid the salaries for two professionals who founded and have...

  • UC Berkeley Gets Institute for Jewish Law and Israel

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 24, 2011 | 7:24 am

    Less than a year after the student government at the University of California, Berkeley fell one vote short of pushing through a bill to divest from American companies providing materials to the Israeli military, UC Berkeley’s School of Law on Thursday, Feb. 24, announced the...

  • Grads of JVS program banking on a brighter future

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 16, 2011 | 11:41 am

    Sandra Vasquez has a longer job history than many 28-year-olds. When she was 10, she began working with her father, a contractor who didn’t speak much English. She served as his translator and all-around assistant. Vasquez is the first member of her family to graduate from high...

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  • UC Irvine faculty to DA: drop criminal charges

    February 16, 2011 | 7:49 am

    One hundred faculty members at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), have called on Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas to drop criminal charges against 11 current and former students arrested in February 2010 for disrupting a public speech by Michael Oren,...

  • UC President says Muslim student groups’ anti-Semitism can’t be censored

    November 10, 2010 | 10:10 am

    Addressing the tension between free speech and hate speech on University of California campuses at a forum in Orange County, UC President Mark Yudof told a Jewish group that university administrators cannot censor anti-Semitism propagated by Muslim student groups, even while he...

  • UCI upholds sanction on Muslim Student Union

    September 7, 2010 | 1:02 pm

    The University of California, Irvine (UCI) has upheld its decision to sanction its Muslim Student Union (MSU), though it cut short the group’s yearlong suspension to four months. The group may not officially use university facilities during the fall 2010 quarter, recruit new...

  • Divestment bill vetoed at Berkeley

    March 25, 2010 | 12:26 pm

    The student government president at the University of California vetoed a bill calling for divestment from two companies doing business with Israel.

    Will Smelko, the president of the Associated Students of the University of California, Berkeley, shot down the bill Wednesday, the...

  • University of California reportedly endorses divestment

    March 18, 2010 | 11:43 am

    The student government at the University of California, Berkeley reportedly endorsed a divestment bill.

    The Associated Students of the University of California, Berkeley passed the bill by a wide margin early Thursday morning, it was reported.

    The Daily Californian had reported...

  • UC to reopen study in Israel; Brandeis offers summer prep program

    December 3, 2008 | 9:34 pm

    UC to Reopen Study in Israel

    Officials at the University of California are talking with their counterparts at Hebrew University of Jerusalem about reopening the UC's study abroad program there for Fall 2009.

    The program was suspended in 2002 after Israel made the U.S. State...

  • New UC president keeps kosher, loves Israel

    By Tom Tugend

    July 1, 2008 | 3:43 pm

    The new president of the University of California's 10 campuses and 220,000 students keeps a kosher home, lectures on Maimonides' "Guide for the Perplexed" as intellectual stimulation and spends Yom Kippur at the synagogue.

    It might not be enough.

    "The higher I rise in the...

  • VIDEO: Hebrew U and Berkeley scientists perfect tech for medical imagery via cell phones

    June 9, 2008 | 1:05 am

    Professor Boris Rubinsky and his team at Hebrew University and the University of California, Berkeley, have designed a system to transfer medical images via cell phone. Watch how this technology works

  • New UC president Yudof is part of a dynamic duo

    By Tom Tugend

    March 23, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Wedged among the usual academic honors and awards in the official biography of Mark G. Yudof, unanimously chosen last week by a search committee as the next president of the massive University of California system, are entries that Yudof and his wife, Judy, are co-recipients of a...
  • ‘Jewish Studies’ in vogue on California campuses

    By Tom Tugend

    March 8, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    "These are boom times for Jewish studies on campuses," said professor Sara R. Horowitz.

    "Israel is now a hot topic for scholars," observed professor David N. Myers.

    These are strong, if now downright exuberant, words for normally cautious academicians like Horowitz, president of the...

  • Briefs: City Council approves Weiss Iran divestment bill; UC puts Jewish High Holidays on calendar

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Weiss' Iran Divestment Measure Approved

    The Los Angeles City Council this week directed the city's pension fund to stop investing in foreign companies involved in Iran's defense, energy and nuclear industries. The measure, introduced by Councilman Jack Weiss, is part of a rolling...
  • Briefs: Spielberg to press Hu Jintao on Darfur; U of California vs. Shabbat; Weiss recall effort kicks off

    May 24, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Spielberg Ready to Meet With Chinese President

    Steven Spielberg has notified Chinese President Hu Jintao that he is ready to meet with him in Beijing within the next 30 days to urge that China use its influence with the Sudanese government to halt the genocide in Darfur.

    The...
  • Berkeley Donors Linked to Terrorists

    By Rachel Pomerance

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Funders of UC Berkeley's Center for Middle Eastern Studies have links to Al-Qaeda, according to a campus Jewish newspaper.

    Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz al Saud, who funds the center's Sultan Endowment for Arab studies, is a primary defendant in the $100 trillion lawsuit filed in U.S....

  • UC Suspends Israel Program

    By Tom Tugend

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The University of California has suspended its junior year abroad program in Israel and is recalling its 27 remaining students there, though not all are heeding the call.

    Citing "dramatically escalating violence" in the region, UC made the recall official on Thursday, April 11 for...

  • A Place to Call Home

    By  Orit Arfa

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    On his first day of work in 1985 as executive director of the Hillel Foundation at the University of California at Santa Barbara, Rabbi Stephen Cohen received a telling welcome.

    Cohen, a former New Yorker, stepped off the plane and took a cab straight to the University Religion...

  • The Hart of the Matter

    By Beverly Gray

    May 20, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The subject arose over dinner in a neighborhood restaurant. Have you heard, asked a friend who's generally up on current affairs, that the new governor wants to open the University of California system to the top 4 percent of every high school graduating class? The implications...
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