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Ottoman Empire expert wins residential fellowship

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000

As one of the 2018 Burkhardt Fellows, the history department's Christine Philliou will pursue additional research on the Ottoman Empire.

Conference to examine race in the U.S. 50 years after the Kerner Report

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 01:50:00 +0000

Scholars and experts from Berkeley and across the nation will spend three days discussing the commission’s legacy and envision what a contemporary Kerner Report might look like

New Berkeley IGS Poll: Two Calif. House Republicans should worry about jobs

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 19:39:59 +0000

Views of President Trump strongly connected to results, says director Mark DiCamillo

At Davos, psychologist explains machismo that gave rise to #MeToo

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 17:20:36 +0000

Expert on gender power dynamics provides male perspective at World Economic Forum

Berkeley anthropologist honored with 2017 Huxley Award

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Berkeley's Margaret Conkey is honored with one of anthropology's highest tributes.

Report on California correctional officers’ suicide risks spurs widespread attention

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

A Berkeley researcher is buoyed by the response to a study of mental health issues facing California's corrections officers.

Fighting misogyny in economics: Alice Wu, take a bow

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 01:02:22 +0000

Alice Wu, whose undergraduate honors paper exposed gender inequities in the economics, is getting kudos for her impact on the field

Research finds social media users actually wind down, not up

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:15:58 +0000

Prize-winning study shows social media isn't doing extreme things to our emotions

Potholes or pocketbook? California voters decry road problems and the gas tax aimed at repairing them

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 17:35:24 +0000

Californians not keen on road conditions, but are even cooler on a gas tax to fund repairs.

Poll finds which candidates voters favor for California’s June 2018 primary

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 17:33:57 +0000

Newsom, Feinstein lead in gubernatorial and senate races coming up next June.

After almost a year, how do Californians really feel about Donald Trump?

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 18:45:22 +0000

Surprise! Californians still don't like Donald Trump, poll shows

Poll shows chilly, partisan reception to Republican tax plan by California voters

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 19:06:06 +0000

A new IGS poll shows Californians, like most Americans, aren't feeling the love for the GOP tax bill

NEH grants support six Berkeley humanities projects

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000

The latest awards reflect the NEH's commitment to education initiatives, safeguarding cultural treasures and illuminating the history and values that define the nation's shared heritage

In this Berkeley seminar, knowledge begins with ‘I don’t know’

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Watch Berkeley Law lecturer Alan Pomerantz as he teaches his undergraduate seminar, Current Political and Moral Conflicts and the U.S. Constitution. It’s designed to challenge students to think critically about controversial topics, including free speech

Few California retailers offer pharmacist-prescribed birth control, despite law

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:00:57 +0000

Study finds that just 11 percent of the state’s community-based pharmacies provide contraception services

California minimum wage hike, savings plan will boost retirement incomes, reduce poverty

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:20:54 +0000

UC Berkeley Labor Center research shows additional Social Security benefits resulting from California's minimum wage law’s implementation, combined with the state’s Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program, can increase young low- and middle-income workers’ retirement income by about 50 percent, compared to baseline Social Security benefits.