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In ‘Gone City,’ geographer questions Silicon Valley’s boom times

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Geographer's new book deconstructs the Bay Area's remarkable journey from the Gold Rush to its dominance at the top of the tech world

Media advisory: Experts look at Bay Area youth, family homelessness

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 21:06:03 +0000

ATTENTION: Reporters covering housing, city planning social issues, youth and families WHAT: “Confronting Youth and Family Homelessness” is the subject of the Davis Lecture sponsored by the department of city and regional planning at the

Study asks why students with more to gain from charter schools are less likely to apply

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

How to apply the lessons of effective charter schools remains an open question, according to new research on Boston's charter middle schools.

Ph.D. students learn how to tug at federal purse strings

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Students learned skills for communicating with policymakers to help secure research funding

Poor grades tied to class times that don’t match our biological clocks

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:00:26 +0000

Schedules of night owls, morning larks and daytime finches may predict their educational outcomes

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