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Open house showcases new Dwinelle advising center

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:45:20 +0000

(image) Dwinelle's new advising center is part of a campus goal to make advising more accessible to undergrads

Top stories from 2016

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:54:50 +0000

(image) In the course of a globally turbulent year, UC Berkeley faced its share of trials, as well as soaring triumphs. Here are the media highlights of 2016.

Want to study a tropical island? French Polynesia beckons

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

(image) The beautiful island of Moorea in French Polynesia is beckoning Berkeley undergrads — but not for long. Students of all majors can apply by April 15 to spend the fall semester doing field research from UC Berkeley’s Gump Research Station on the island.

Campus sends out meningitis health alert

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:40:54 +0000

(image) University Health Services administrators sent this message to the campus community today: Dear Campus Community, On Monday, March 20, local health officials confirmed a single case of meningococcal meningitis in a UC Berkeley student, who

Cal eSports team joins Rec Sports roster

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:31:19 +0000

(image) The move means the team will be able to represent Cal in intercollegiate competition, and receive the full breadth of department and campus resources, including administrative and marketing support and access to facilities.

Gift, movie highlight brain scientist’s legacy

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:55:25 +0000

(image) Alumnus Ron Hammer and his spouse have given $2 million to endow a faculty chair in honor of Marian Diamond's lasting legacy in neuroscience

Forestry Club students reforest Tightwad Hill

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:24:21 +0000

(image) Taking advantage of a recent break in the rain, members of the UC Berkeley Forestry Club joined staff from UC’s grounds department and the campus landscape architect to plant new trees on Tightwad Hill. The

Survey results show how the campus commutes

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:25:04 +0000

(image) Results of a survey completed by 6,000 students, faculty and staff show a continued decrease in single drivers in cars and increased use of transit

First-gen students pack inaugural career conference

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:00:33 +0000

(image) The March 18 First-Generation Career Conference was the first ever held in the UC system.

Library commits to accelerating universal open access

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:43:46 +0000

(image) The University Library took a major step today in its commitment to achieving universal open access for scholarly journal literature by signing the OA2020 Expression of Interest, in collaboration with UC Davis and UC San Francisco

Iranian American comic Maz Jobrani to keynote Berkeley commencement

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:00:00 +0000

(image) He uses comedy to combat stereotypes of immigrants from the Middle East, often drawing from his own experiences

Introducing UC Berkeley’s 11th chancellor: Carol Christ

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:00:00 +0000

(image) A popular, highly regarded administrator and scholar, she will be the first female chancellor in Berkeley’s 149-year history

EBI, Shell sign $25 million partnership to fund new energy tech research

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:58:14 +0000

(image) UC Berkeley’s Energy Biosciences Institute and Shell have entered into a five-year research agreement to spend up to $25 million over five years on fundamental research in the areas of global energy transition and new energy technology.

Barbara Lee, at Berkeley, talks about health inequality, the ACA and the GOP

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 21:46:29 +0000

(image) The East Bay Democratic congresswoman brought the fight over federal health policy to campus Monday, speaking at a forum held by the Berkeley Center for Social Medicine

Vigil held for Guatemalan girls killed in children’s home fire

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

(image) Dozens gathered at Sather Gate Monday to mourn the lives of 40 Guatemalan girls who were killed when a government-run children’s home caught fire, reportedly set in protest against abuse at the center.

Carol Christ named UC Berkeley chancellor-designate, pending regents’ approval

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

(image) The UC Regents will vote on Christ's nomination this Thursday, March 16

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor pays a visit

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 20:29:41 +0000

(image) After talking with students at Berkeley Law, the justice capped her day with an on-stage conversation with Interim Law Dean Melissa Murray — her former clerk — before a full house in Zellerbach Hall

Campus rallies for International Women’s Day

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

(image) Sun beamed down on Lower Sproul Plaza Wednesday as women and women’s allies, many clad in red and pink hats, took the mic to read poems, sing songs and speak from the heart.

UC Berkeley, power company Enel launch innovation hub

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 21:30:20 +0000

(image) The Enel Innovation Hub joins the CITRIS and the Banatao Institute at UC Berkeley to foster collaboration with promising Berkeley-affiliated startups. The hub will scout startups to join the hub and develop business projects with the fledgling companies in the United States and internationally.