The North Reading Room.
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Sunset and the Campanile.
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Cal 31 – Northwestern 24.
Congratulations to our Golden Bears football team who opened their season with a 31-24 win over Northwestern at Ryan Field in Evanston, IL. Roll On You Bears!
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@kayinthebay’s #myucberkeley photo reminds us to “just stop, and breathe.”
Tag your best Berkeley pics with #myucberkeley. We’ll post our favorites here.
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Original photo by @kayinthebay.

Happy Friday, everyone. For those that have Labor Day off, enjoy the long weekend.

Adrian Tomine ’96 began publishing his Optic Nerve comics in high school. Today his austere, colorful illustrations are often found on the covers and pages of the New Yorker. Learn more about Adrian and other notable Cal alumni at
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Self portrait illustration by Adrian Tomine (at Berkeley Wall of Fame)


Police often provoke protest violence, UC researchers find

Violent protests can often be unintentionally provoked by aggressive law enforcement tactics like approaching demonstrators in riot gear or the use of military-style formations, according to a team of researchers at UC Berkeley.

"Everything starts to turn bad when you see a police officer come out of an SUV and he’s carrying an AR-15," said Nick Adams, a sociologist and fellow at UC Berkeley’s Institute for Data Science who leads the Deciding Force Project. "It just upsets the crowd."

The researchers found that some law enforcement agencies are taking less provocative measures to calm the crowd.

During the Occupy protests, for example, police in some cities deployed officers in small clusters rather than in skirmish lines. Such cities tended to see fewer clashes between demonstrators and police, the researchers said.

"When it’s two or three officers, protesters don’t get intimidated," Adams said. "They may even talk with the police."

Read more about steps some law enforcement agencies are taking to reduce protest violence

First day of classes, 1976.
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Photo from the 1977 Blue & Gold (@calyearbook). (at Tag your pics #ucberkeley and #myucberkeley)

Welcome back to the classroom, students. Happy Thursday, everyone else.
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Happy, smiling faces at the Chancellor’s Welcome BBQ for New Undergrads.
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All new undergrads were invited by Chancellor Dirks to Monday’s welcome barbecue on Memorial Glade. Thousands of Berkeley’s new freshman and transfer students came.
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Welcome, new students!

Early evening comes to Berkeley.
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