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Library posts guide to detecting fake news

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:31:03 +0000

Racial disparities persist in who has a say in California politics, study shows

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000

A new report finds that California's political power imbalance will persist into the next generation unless there are changes.

Mark DiCamillo named director of expanded Berkeley IGS Poll

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 19:00:34 +0000

The poll will continue testing California's political waters, under the leadership of pollster Mark DiCamillo.

International critical theory consortium launches with Mellon Foundation help

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Among the international consortium's tasks are exploring the role of 21st-century populism, a contemporary critique of violence, and assessing the global university.

Researchers unveil new initiative on human migration

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:58:39 +0000

Project to explore refugee crises, human rights, nativism and border concerns, among other things.

Berkeley among top U.S. universities for upward mobility

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:34:27 +0000

University of California campuses, including UC Berkeley, rank high on new mobility report card for U.S. colleges

America’s best child poverty-fighting program? It’s spelled EITC

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 21:02:19 +0000

Research shows that the impact of the EITC goes far beyond its cash value.

Berkeley architect’s border ideas in MOMA exhibit on displacement, shelter

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 19:55:58 +0000

Ideas about the U.S.-Mexico border from Ronald Rael's upcoming book, Borderwall as Architecture are on display through Jan. 22 and are part of the N.Y. museum's permanent collection.

ACA repeal could cost California more than 200,000 jobs

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 14:00:21 +0000

Researchers add up the changes in store for California if the national health insurance law is dismantled

New research charts surging income inequality in United States

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:39:21 +0000

The income share of the top 1 percent in the U.S. is now almost twice as large as the bottom 50 percent's, economists find

History, museum and languages benefit from NEH awards for Berkeley projects

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 21:00:05 +0000

Work on the history of American slavery, rehousing classical artifacts and translating hieroglyphs and other scripts into an international character-encoding standard get a boost

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Quake-detection app captured nearly 400 temblors worldwide

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 16:05:46 +0000

In first 10 months, app provided data on earthquakes in Chile, Japan, China and Oklahoma

Bernie Sanders: ‘No compromise’ on bigotry, climate change, democracy

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:20:00 +0000

Vermont senator tells overflow crowd at Zellerbach that 'despair is not an option'

Researchers warn of financial risks in retirement jobs

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:30:34 +0000

Researchers reveal hidden tax penalties and conclude that Uncle Sam is inducing Boomers to leave the job market

In San Jose, higher minimum wage had modest impact on diners’ tabs, none on jobs

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:29:04 +0000

What happened when the so-called Capitol of Silicon Valley raised the minimum wage for its low-wage workforce? Researchers take a look.

Unlocking government administrative data with new California Policy Lab

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000

The California Policy Lab will partner with government agencies to link administrative data, allowing major longitudinal analyses on economic, social service, education and criminal justice systems, and more.

Statistician calls for audit to address election hacking fears

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 18:20:14 +0000

Double-check needed before Electoral College cements presidential results on Dec. 19

Cybersecurity center offers early guidance for Trump administration

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 20:52:30 +0000

What actions should the Trump administration take in its first 100 days to safeguard cybersecurity? Berkeley experts have some ideas.

Judith Butler on Americans’ rage, ‘nonsensical’ Electoral College

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000

One of the insights that Butler, a professor of comparative literature, says she’s had to accept is how angry the electorate was — how much hatred was unleashed by Trump.

Race not a key factor in test to predict who will commit future crimes

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 19:00:11 +0000

Does the criminal justice system's use of 'risk assessment' tools unfairly target minorities?