Thursday, December 29, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
View from Memorial Glade of Sather Tower (The Campanile), the center of UC Berkeley. The ring of its bells and clock can be observed from all over campus.
Sather gate and Sather tower (the Campanile) from Sproul Plaza on the UC Berkeley campus
South Hall (1873)one of the two original buildings of the University of California, still stands on the Berkeley campus
In 1866, the land comprising the current Berkeley campus was purchased by the private College of California. Because it lacked sufficient funds to operate, it eventually merged with the state-run Agricultural, Mining, and Mechanical Arts College to form the University of California, the first full-curriculum public university in the state.
The university opened in September 1869. Frederick Billings was a trustee of the College of California and suggested that the college be named in honor of the Anglo-Irish philosopher George Berkeley.
In 1870 Henry Durant, the founder of the College of California, became the first president. With the completion of North and South Halls in 1873, the university relocated to its Berkeley location with 167 male and 222 female students and held its first classes.
Berkeley's 130-plus academic departments and programs are organized into 14 colleges and schools. "Colleges" are both undergraduate and graduate, while "Schools" are generally graduate only, though some offer undergraduate majors, minors, or courses.
- College of Chemistry
- College of Engineering
- College of Environmental Design
- College of Letters and Science
- College of Natural Resources
- Graduate School of Education
- Graduate School of Journalism
- Haas School of Business
- Goldman School of Public Policy
- School of Information
- School of Law (Boalt Hall)
- School of Optometry
- School of Public Health
- School of Social Welfare
- UC Berkeley Extension
UC Berkeley does not have a medical school; however, the University of California, San Francisco is a standalone medical school that is located nearby.
|University of California, Berkeley|
|Motto||Latin: Fiat Lux|
|Motto in English||Let There Be Light|
|Established||March 23, 1868|
|Endowment||$3.15 billion (June 2011) |
|Chancellor||Robert J. Birgeneau|
|Undergraduates||25,530 (Fall 2009)|
|Postgraduates||10,313 (Fall 2009)|
|Location||Berkeley, California,United States|
6,651 acres (2,692 ha)
|Colors||Yale Blue |
|Athletics||27 Varsity Teams|
NCAA Division I
California Golden Bears
|Mascot||Oski the Bear|
University of California
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Leland Stanford Junior University
Seal of Stanford University
Motto Die Luft der Freiheit weht
Motto in English The wind of freedom blows
Endowment US$ 16.5 billion(2011)
President John L. Hennessy
Provost John Etchemendy
Academic staff 1,910
Location Stanford, California,U.S.
Campus Suburban, 8,180 acres (3,310 ha)
Colors Cardinal red and white
Athletics NCAA Division I(FBS) Pac-12
Mascot Stanford Tree (unofficial)
Seal of Stanford University
Contemporary campus landmarks include the Main Quad and Memorial Church, the Cantor Center for Visual Arts and art gallery, the Stanford Mausoleum and the Angel of Grief, Hoover Tower, the Rodin sculpture garden, the Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden, the Arizona Cactus Garden, the Stanford University Arboretum, Green Library and the Dish. Frank Lloyd Wright's 1937 Hanna-Honeycomb House and the 1919Lou Henry and Herbert Hoover House are both listed on the National Historic Register.
|Lou Henry and Herbert Hoover house|
|Stanford Memorial Church|