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People with mental illness reoffend less if on specialty probation

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 15:00:03 +0000

Study finds that treatment-oriented probation sharply reduces repeat arrests.

Rare audio of indigenous languages saved a century later

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 23:35:00 +0000

Berkeley researchers are using a new technology to preserve 78 indigenous languages stored on wax cylinders

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

Recommendation letters help underrepresented applicants to Berkeley, study shows

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000

A pilot program allowing some freshman applicants to submit letters from teachers or mentors gave a slight boost for underrepresented students

World’s next generation of human rights investigators meets at Berkeley

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:56:57 +0000

Students at Berkeley, and at three other universities, are learning to examine digital content for proof of human rights abuses

Poll highlights inequities in how Californians access the internet

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:35:16 +0000

More and more Californians have access to high-speed internet at home, but a significant number must depend on their smartphones to get online

One young Republican’s pursuit of the ‘Freedom to Marry’

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Tyler Deaton's story is one of 23 interviews conducted by the Bancroft Library’s Oral History Center that explore the national campaign that won federal marriage rights for same-sex couples

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.

Poll: Californians support health coverage for mental health

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:41:42 +0000

Democrats and Republicans alike support mental health and substance use coverage in federal health insurance, which is being rewritten in Congress

Berkeley scholar’s two books on U.S. politics earn high honors

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0000

A colleague says that political scientist Eric Schickler winning four high honors for two books -- one about investigating the president and the other about the ties between civil rights and the Democrats --is like the Warriors' Steph Curry winning MVP in both basketball and baseball.

New IGS poll: A majority of Californians worry about ACA repeal

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:29:56 +0000

More than half — 56 percent — fear that they or a family member could lose their health insurance coverage

Poll: California voters not pumped up about new gas tax or vehicle fees

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 19:25:11 +0000

Since California lawmakers approved a new state gas tax and higher vehicle fees, the Legislature's approval rating has declined, a poll shows.

Poll: Newsom leads the pack for governor, followed closely by Villaraigosa

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 22:13:40 +0000

Voter survey shows Gavin Newsom is holding onto his lead among likely voters supporting his bid to become California's next governor, as Antonio Villaraigosa gains ground.

New IGS poll: California voters partisan when it comes to Russia probe, Trump

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Partisanship reigns when it comes to the opinions of California voters on the Russia probe, Comey firing and the president's performance on the economy as well as foreign policy.

Journalism’s response to Trump: ‘The facts are our only proper weapon’

Wed, 31 May 2017 19:04:43 +0000

A Q&A with former 'Mother Jones' editor-in-chief and J-school professor Deirdre English about the state of journalism today

Study shows preschool benefits middle-class kids, with biggest boost for black youngsters

Tue, 30 May 2017 13:32:31 +0000

UC Berkeley research shows preschool programs based on oral language, pre-literacy and math skills can boost early learning for the average child nationwide, with the biggest benefits for black youth

Celebrating ‘barefoot anthropology’ — a Q&A with Nancy Scheper-Hughes

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

To honor her work, Berkeley’s Department of Anthropology is holding a two-day conference on May 1 and 2 called “Anthropology on the Front Lines."