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Are politicians smarter than CEOs?

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:47:17 +0000

Swedish voters consistently elect officials who are, on average, significantly smarter and better leaders than the populations they represent, according to new research from Berkeley-Haas. 

Professor looks at Oakland: hip and at high risk for another big blaze

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 21:25:36 +0000

The odds are high that Oakland could experience yet another devastating wildfire, warns a professor in the College of Environmental Design.

Media advisory: IGS hosts talks on contemporary political issues

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 22:22:16 +0000

A series of talks hosted by Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies on gerrymandering and social science, Donald Trump and the future of American power, identity politics and liberalism.

Schools poll: Californians worry about tougher immigration enforcement, favor less stress on tests

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000

California voters reveal a compassionate streak in a new poll on K-12 school issues.

How some are closing compensation gap for pre-K teachers

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 16:00:10 +0000

Researchers examine how some states and cities are working to reduce the compensation gap for early childhood education teachers.

Parole violations, not new crimes, help drive prison’s revolving door

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 16:00:13 +0000

Technicalities rather than new crimes are sending many felons back behind bars

IGS scholar on Las Vegas shooting: ‘We’ll have to come together without our president’

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Thomas Mann addressed the massacre on KQED’s Forum Monday, during an interview about a new book he co-authored, One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported

Poll: California voters worry about housing costs, consider packing up

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:59:45 +0000

Affordable housing has become such a serious problem that 56 percent of California voters surveyed for a new poll say they've contemplated moving.

Fall fare ranges from politics to video games, technology to tomorrow’s jobs

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0000

From lectures on making America small again to how technology affects communications, Berkeley's fall programming is a virtual feast.

Newsom retains edge in governor’s race, but many voters still unsure

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:27:07 +0000

For the third consecutive survey, one in three of voters polled were unable to name a preferred successor to Gov. Jerry Brown.

Poll: Californians like their senators, prefer Harris stay in Congress

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 21:21:07 +0000

New IGS survey of California voters finds some ambivalence about a Feinstein re-election, Harris running for president and Pelosi as a House leader

Poll: Californians weigh in on race relations, white nationalist rally rights

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:40:08 +0000

California voters think race relations have gotten worse but are unsure about responses to white nationalist rallies.

Report outlines steps to implement pollution reduction program

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 17:30:36 +0000

A study from the Goldman School offers recommendations to improve public health and save lives in low-income and minority neighborhoods located near pollution sources.

Russia, fraud, confidence and elections

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Experts at the American Political Science Association convention in San Francisco explored the likelihood of fraud in the 2016 election, potential impacts and possible solutions

Study: Apprenticeships give workers of color a leg up on clean-energy careers

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 19:35:05 +0000

New research shows apprenticeship programs have helped disadvantaged and underrepresented workers land career-track jobs in the construction of California's renewable energy power plants

More education linked to better cognitive functioning later in life

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:00:56 +0000

New research shows that higher educational attainment is linked to better cognitive performance across all ages.

Chancellor Christ: Free speech is who we are

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:55:43 +0000

Particularly now, she says, it is critical that the Berkeley community come together once again to protect the right of free speech. This will be free speech year at Berkeley.

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