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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



Seattle’s $15 minimum wage not costing jobs, says new report

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:25:57 +0000

Seattle's minimum wage law is working as intended, says the author of a new study, by boosting pay for low-wage workers without hurting jobs.



Poll: Californians support health coverage for mental health

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:41:42 +0000

Democrats and Republicans alike support mental health and substance use coverage in federal health insurance, which is being rewritten in Congress



Berkeley scholar’s two books on U.S. politics earn high honors

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0000

A colleague says that political scientist Eric Schickler winning four high honors for two books -- one about investigating the president and the other about the ties between civil rights and the Democrats --is like the Warriors' Steph Curry winning MVP in both basketball and baseball.



New IGS poll: A majority of Californians worry about ACA repeal

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:29:56 +0000

More than half — 56 percent — fear that they or a family member could lose their health insurance coverage



Poll: California voters not pumped up about new gas tax or vehicle fees

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 19:25:11 +0000

Since California lawmakers approved a new state gas tax and higher vehicle fees, the Legislature's approval rating has declined, a poll shows.



Poll: Newsom leads the pack for governor, followed closely by Villaraigosa

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 22:13:40 +0000

Voter survey shows Gavin Newsom is holding onto his lead among likely voters supporting his bid to become California's next governor, as Antonio Villaraigosa gains ground.



New IGS poll: California voters partisan when it comes to Russia probe, Trump

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Partisanship reigns when it comes to the opinions of California voters on the Russia probe, Comey firing and the president's performance on the economy as well as foreign policy.



Journalism’s response to Trump: ‘The facts are our only proper weapon’

Wed, 31 May 2017 19:04:43 +0000

A Q&A with former 'Mother Jones' editor-in-chief and J-school professor Deirdre English about the state of journalism today



Study shows preschool benefits middle-class kids, with biggest boost for black youngsters

Tue, 30 May 2017 13:32:31 +0000

UC Berkeley research shows preschool programs based on oral language, pre-literacy and math skills can boost early learning for the average child nationwide, with the biggest benefits for black youth



Celebrating ‘barefoot anthropology’ — a Q&A with Nancy Scheper-Hughes

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

To honor her work, Berkeley’s Department of Anthropology is holding a two-day conference on May 1 and 2 called “Anthropology on the Front Lines."



With Google’s help, psychologist tackles ‘black troublemaker’ school stereotype

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Empathy intervention combats knee-jerk suspensions, expulsions of African American teens



Berkeley scholars chosen for 2017 Carnegie fellowships

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:00:32 +0000

Rucker Johnson of the Goldman School of Public Policy and Katerina Linos of Berkeley law are among 35 recipients nationwide



Hubert Dreyfus, preeminent philosopher and AI critic, dies at 87

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 01:00:28 +0000

A scholar of Heidegger who taught generations of independent thinkers



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

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

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