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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

Climate change causing suicides in India as crops fail

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 19:00:07 +0000

Most of the world's suicides happen in developing countries, and until now, there's been little hard evidence to help understand why

New IGS chief: California will model a new approach for the nation

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

Lisa Garcia Bedolla also sees UC Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies as a thought leader in a turbulent time

Recommendation letters help underrepresented applicants to Berkeley, study shows

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

A pilot program allowing some freshman applicants to submit letters from teachers or mentors gave a slight boost for underrepresented students

World’s next generation of human rights investigators meets at Berkeley

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:56:57 +0000

Students at Berkeley, and at three other universities, are learning to examine digital content for proof of human rights abuses

Poll highlights inequities in how Californians access the internet

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:35:16 +0000

More and more Californians have access to high-speed internet at home, but a significant number must depend on their smartphones to get online

One young Republican’s pursuit of the ‘Freedom to Marry’

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Tyler Deaton's story is one of 23 interviews conducted by the Bancroft Library’s Oral History Center that explore the national campaign that won federal marriage rights for same-sex couples