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Fighting for children’s rights in the high-tech fertility age

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

(image) Mary Ann Mason, a faculty affiliate of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, discusses ideas from her new book Babies of Technology: Assisted Reproduction and the Rights of the Child



West Coast rollout of updated ‘ShakeAlert’ earthquake warning system

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

(image) California was the first to try ShakeAlert in 2016. Now Washington and Oregon will be able to test what will become a fully integrated West Coast early warning system.



Do state’s voters trust the news? Depends on party, support for Trump

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

(image) Californian voters are split on media credibility largely along party lines, but not as severely as nationally.



Three professors named American Council of Learned Societies fellows

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 22:08:49 +0000

(image) Three UC Berkeley faculty members have been chosen as new fellows of the American Council of Learned Societies and will receive support for research and writing.



Voters warm to Feinstein, cool to her age (but not to the governor’s)

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 15:30:41 +0000

(image) Voters weigh in on whether Feinstein should seek a sixth term in Congress.



Newsom leads gubernatorial field, new IGS poll shows

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 18:10:14 +0000

(image) The lieutenant governor, a San Francisco Democrat, has the support of 28 percent of voters surveyed more than a year before the election



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

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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