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The University has a well equipped infirmary on the campus, with a full complement of physicians and trained nurses. The best of care, without additional charge, is thus insured to students in case of illness.
The University of California CALENDAR will be issued every Friday. throughout the Summer Session. The CALENDAR contains announcements of lectures, University meetings, exhibits, meetings of University organizations, and information concerning the library, museums, art galleries, observatories and other parts of the University of interest to visitors. It will be mailed to any address for the six weeks of the Summer Session for 25 cents. During the college year the subscription price is 25 cents per half-year. Communications should be addressed to the University of California Press, University of California, Berkeley, California.
The following Saturday excursions for Summer Session students have been arranged. Detailed information as to expense, hours of starting and itinerary will be published in the University CALENDAR :
Saturday, June 29-Grizzly Peak and Wildcat Cañon.
Saturday, July 6-Around San Francisco Bay, landing at Mare Island Navy Yard, and at Naval Training Station on Yerba Buena.
Saturday, July 13-Mount Tamalpais, returning via Muir Woods. Saturday, July 20-Redwood Peak via Grizzly Peak, and return on Piedmont avenue electric line.
Saturday, July 27-Lagoon Beach via Manzanita. Clam bake.
The student in Berkeley has within easy reach the libraries, museums, parks, concerts, lectures, theatres, etc., of San Francisco and Oakland. During the summer, when the Eastern season is over, many of the greater dramatic events of the year are to be seen in both San Francisco and Oakland.
Attendants at the Summer Session will find it easy to plan outings in the country about Berkeley, or across the Bay in Marin County; boating on Lake Merritt, or on the Bay; a trip to the Muir Woods, a national park of redwoods; tramps in the Berkeley or Piedmont hills, to Lake Chabot, Grizzly Peak, or up Mount Tamalpais (visitors may go up either by the scenic railway or the trails); salt water bathing at the Alameda beach; visits to Piedmont Park, which contains an art gallery, to the Piedmont sulphur springs, and to the Oakland Museum, as well as the several museums of San Francisco; electric car rides through Oakland to such places as San Leandro, Hayward and San Lorenzo; sight
seeing trips about San Francisco, including Golden Gate Park, the Cliff House, the United States Mint, the new Chinatown, and the Presidio; week-end trips to near-by towns, such as San Jose, Monterey, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, Napa, etc.; tours of inspection to some of the manufacturing plants about the Bay at times to be arranged in advance with the managers of the respective companies.
Site and Climate
The University of California is picturesquely situated on the lower slopes of the Berkeley hills, overlooking San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate. The site comprises about 520 acres of land, rising at first in a gentle and then in a bolder slope from a height of about 200 feet above sea level to one of over 1300 feet. It thus covers a range of more than 1100 feet in altitude, while immediately back of it the hills rise to a height of 1900 feet. Berkeley is a city of homes, with a population of about forty-three thousand people. Electric car lines make the trip from the University to Oakland in twenty minutes, and a greatly improved ferry service has reduced the ride to San Francisco to thirty-five minutes. The fare to San Francisco is ten cents.
Meteorological observations made at the University for the past fifteen years indicate that the summer months at Berkeley are well suited for uninterrupted university work.
The mean temperature for the months of June, July and August is about 59 degrees. The mean maximum temperature (the average for the month of the daily maximum temperatures) is about 70 degrees, and the mean minimum temperature about 53 degrees.
The prevailing mean temperature for the six weeks of the Summer Session is about 60 degrees, with 72 and 53 degrees as the extreme limits of variation for mean temperature. During the hottest part of the warmest day it is seldom that the temperature exceeds 91 degrees. It is to be remembered that in California high temperatures are almost invariably accompanied by very low humidity. On this account such temperatures are very rarely oppressive.
Although rain seldom falls during the summer months, excessive summer heat is practically unknown; a gentle southwest breeze from the bay, not often exceeding fifteen miles an hour, renders the climate agreeable and stimulating.
The University of California (founded in 1868) is by the terms of its charter an integral part of the educational system of the State. At Berkeley are the Colleges of Letters, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Commerce, Agriculture, Mechanics, Mining, Civil Engineering, and Chemistry, and the instruction of the first two years in the College of Medicine; at Mount Hamilton is the graduate Astronomical Department, founded by James Lick; in San Francisco are the Colleges of Law, Medicine (third and fourth years), Dentistry, and Pharmacy; and in Los Angeles is the Los Angeles Department of the College of Medicine (third and fourth years), and at Davis is the University Farm. The University's endowment is capitalized at about eleven million dollars; its yearly income for educational and scientific purposes is about one million dollars; it has received private benefactions to the amount of about eight million dollars. The University is indebted to Mrs. Phoebe A. Hearst for permanent building plans, upon a scale appropriate and comprehensive. At Berkeley there are two hundred and thirty-five principal officers of instruction and administration, together with assistants numbering about two hundred and fifty; courses of instruction distributed among thirty-nine departments; about five thousand eight hundred and twenty students in 1911-12, including students in the Summer Session of 1911; a library of over two hundred and twenty-four thousand volumes aside from the volumes in the Bancroft collection; museums and laboratories; also the agricultural experiment grounds and station, which are invaluable adjuncts of the farming, orchard and vineyard interests of the State. In San Francisco there are seventy-four officers of instruction. besides demonstrators and other assistants; seven hundred and fifty-six students in 1911-12. Tuition in the academic departments of the Univer sity, during the regular sessions, is free to residents of California; nonresidents pay a fee of $10 each half-year. Instruction in all of the colleges is open to all qualified persons, without distinction of sex.
The General Library, housed in the newly completed building, provided for by the bequest of the late Charles F. Doe, now contains over 224,000 volumes. It is constantly augmented by donations and exchange. and by large purchases of books with the income from the Michael Reese, James K. Moffitt, Jane K. Sather, Claus Spreckels, Mrs. William H. Crocker, E. A. Denicke, and other funds. Books are specially bought each year for the particular courses offered during the Summer Session. All Summer Session students enjoy the full priviliges of the library, including the drawing of books; and the hours of opening are the same as during the regular academic year.
The various departments of instruction have separate collections of books, useful for ready reference and class-room work.
The library and reading room of the Department of Agriculture, situated in Agricultural Hall, receives the publications of the experiment stations of the United States and other countries, as well as pamphlets on agricultural subjects published by various governments and commissions. About one hundred and forty dailies, weeklies and monthlies are regularly received.
MUSEUMS AND LABORATORIES
Psychological Laboratory. The whole of the second and third floors of the Philosophy Building and part of the basement are devoted to the psychological laboratory. Besides a full equipment for class instruction and for demonstrations in connection with lectures, the laboratory is provided with a large number of special instruments for investigations in all the principal lines of psychological experiment. There is also an ample collection of such auxiliary instruments as are most frequently required in setting up special apparatus for research, and there is a shop equipped for carpenter work. In addition to the main laboratory room there are several quiet rooms suitable for research purposes, a large dark and silent room, and a photographic dark room with full equipment. All the rooms are connected by switchboard with high and low potential electric current, and are served with alternating lighting current and gas.
The Physical Laboratory occupies the entire basement floors of South Hall and East Hall, and thus secures favorable conditions as regards stability and evenness of temperature. There are set apart rooms for elementary and for advanced work, for photometry, and for spectroscopic research. The apparatus includes many instruments and standards
for fundamental measurements from makers of the best reputation, and the laboratory employs a competent mechanician, who is continually increasing the equipment from original designs.
Students' Observatory (Berkeley Astronomical Department). The equipment of the observatory consists of the following instruments: An eight-inch reflector; a six-inch refractor; a five-inch refractor; two sixinch portrait lenses with a three-inch guiding telescope, all equatorially mounted with driving clocks; a three-inch Davidson combination transit and zenith telescope; a two-inch altazimuth instrument; a spectroscope; a spectrometer; a Burger's surveyor's transit with solar attachment; a Repsold measuring engine for measuring astronomical photographs; a Gaertner microscope for measuring spectrograms; an electro-chronograph; a Harkness spherometer; a level trier; sextants; chronometers; a Howard M. T. clock; all the necessary electric connections for recording time and determining longitude by the telegraphic method; and a set of meteorological instruments.
Chemical Laboratories. In this building there are, besides the usual equipment for the prosecution of elementary courses by large classes of students, special rooms for volumetric, gas, water and spectrum analysis, and for electrolysis; and facilities are provided for advanced work in all lines. A chemical museum, with a large collection of chemical products and apparatus, is open daily for inspection and study.
The Mineralogical and Petrographical Laboratories are provided with a large collection of minerals and rocks and are equipped with the necessary apparatus for research work in crystallography and petrography.
The Museum of Geology and Mineralogy comprises an extensive suite of minerals and ores illustrating the chief phenomena of crystals and of economic deposits. There are, besides, many crystallographic models. and relief maps geologically colored. There is a similarly extensive suite of petrological specimens affording an almost complete illustration of the subject of petrology; and many specimens illustrative of the more interesting features of structural geology.
The Rudolph Spreckels Physiological Laboratory. There are laboratory facilities for about fifty students in the east wing of the building. The central part and west wing of the building are reserved for research. The department library contains complete sets of all the important physiological journals, and the more important monographs on physiological and related subjects.
Civil Engineering Laboratories. The Civil Engineering laboratories for the testing of materials have been fitted with apparatus particularly designed for experimental tests and original investigation. They contain