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Professor looks at Oakland: hip and at high risk for another big blaze

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 21:25:36 +0000

The odds are high that Oakland could experience yet another devastating wildfire, warns a professor in the College of Environmental Design.

Report outlines cybersecurity threats for Olympics, other sporting events

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 22:56:05 +0000

The digital technologies that enhance sporting events also carry risks, the study warns

Schools poll: Californians worry about tougher immigration enforcement, favor less stress on tests

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000

California voters reveal a compassionate streak in a new poll on K-12 school issues.

How some are closing compensation gap for pre-K teachers

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 16:00:10 +0000

Researchers examine how some states and cities are working to reduce the compensation gap for early childhood education teachers.

Economist John Letiche dies at age 98

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 21:13:00 +0000

Economics professor emeritus John Letiche has passed away at the age of 98.

Poll: California voters worry about housing costs, consider packing up

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:59:45 +0000

Affordable housing has become such a serious problem that 56 percent of California voters surveyed for a new poll say they've contemplated moving.

Fall fare ranges from politics to video games, technology to tomorrow’s jobs

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0000

From lectures on making America small again to how technology affects communications, Berkeley's fall programming is a virtual feast.

Report outlines steps to implement pollution reduction program

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 17:30:36 +0000

A study from the Goldman School offers recommendations to improve public health and save lives in low-income and minority neighborhoods located near pollution sources.

Study: Apprenticeships give workers of color a leg up on clean-energy careers

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 19:35:05 +0000

New research shows apprenticeship programs have helped disadvantaged and underrepresented workers land career-track jobs in the construction of California's renewable energy power plants

Berkeley again is top U.S. public university in new ARWU rankings

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:44:30 +0000

Berkeley ranks first in the world in natural sciences, chemistry and electrical and electronic engineering

Visualize this: Project shows U.S. magazine evolution

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0000

A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities will help uncover a wealth of information about historically significant American magazines.

Biomedical startups featured in the New York Times

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:07:40 +0000

Climate policies study shows Inland Empire economic boon

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 11:55:29 +0000

A UC Berkeley report finds California climate policies are fueling economic expansion in Riverside and San Bernardino counties

Climate change causing suicides in India as crops fail

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 19:00:07 +0000

Most of the world's suicides happen in developing countries, and until now, there's been little hard evidence to help understand why

New IGS chief: California will model a new approach for the nation

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Lisa Garcia Bedolla also sees UC Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies as a thought leader in a turbulent time

Berkeley-Haas Dean Rich Lyons to step down

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 21:55:41 +0000

A search has begun for his successor; Lyon plans to return to the faculty next summer

Study maps out dramatic costs of unmitigated climate change in the U.S.

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 20:23:09 +0000

Among the findings: the South will lose out to the Northwest and Northeast and the poor will fall further behind the rich if nothing is done about global warming

Seattle’s $15 minimum wage not costing jobs, says new report

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:25:57 +0000

Seattle's minimum wage law is working as intended, says the author of a new study, by boosting pay for low-wage workers without hurting jobs.