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Last Build Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:01:00 +0000


New IGS poll shows divergent views about immigration

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:27:27 +0000

(image) California voters hold divided and highly partisan views about sanctuary cities and the proposal for a border wall, but Californians of both parties strongly support providing undocumented immigrants a pathway to citizenship

New IGS survey: Californians disapprove of Trump’s job performance

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

(image) Californians disapprove of the job Donald Trump is doing as president by a much wider margin that do Americans overall, according to the results of a new statewide survey conducted by the Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) at UC Berkeley

Trans and gender-fluid teens left with few ‘safe harbors’

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:00:56 +0000

(image) New research finds that they face up to three times more abuse at school and at home than their gender-conforming peers

Where cutting-edge research methods document the world’s atrocities

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:47:00 +0000

(image) UC Berkeley's Human Rights Center runs the world’s first university-based open source investigations lab

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

(image) 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

(image) 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

(image) 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

(image) 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

(image) 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

(image) 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

(image) 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

(image) 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

(image) 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

(image) 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

(image) 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

(image) 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

(image) 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

(image) 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

(image) 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.