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Justin Wilcox named Cal Bears head football coach

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:02:05 +0000

Wisconsin's defensive coordinator returns to Cal, where he spent three winning years as linebackers' coach

Public Speaking 101 (or how to survive giving a graduation speech and feel joy)

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:08:23 +0000

Telling his story in front of the Winter Commencement crowd was liberating for graduating senior Tomas Mournian: 'I felt not only free and whole, but ... I felt joy'

Two Berkeley Law alums land Supreme Court clerkships

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 18:52:46 +0000

Starting in July, Greg Miller will clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas, And Karim Kentfield will clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Both are 2012 graduates

Berkeley-Haas honors Obama for innovation leadership

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 20:36:01 +0000

UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business today honored President Barack Obama with the Award for Outstanding Global Leadership in Open Innovation

History, museum and languages benefit from NEH awards for Berkeley projects

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 21:00:05 +0000

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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Berkeley innovators named fellows of National Academy of Inventors

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 19:35:35 +0000

Three UC Berkeley faculty members and entrepreneurs have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. The three — chemist and nanotechnology pioneer Paul Alivisatos, bioengineer Amy Herr and chemical engineer Enrique Iglesia —

Student attempts trek of iconic Patagonia routes in a wheelchair

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:59:17 +0000

Alvaro Silberstein, MBA 17, hopes to become the first person to navigate three iconic routes in the Paine de Torre National Park in a wheelchair.

Vigil for fire victims marks ‘loss to the world,’ times five

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Still reeling from the Oakland warehouse fire that claimed 36 lives — including five people with ties to UC Berkeley — the campus community gathered today for a solemn tribute at Zellerbach Hall

Campus mourns five killed in Oakland warehouse fire

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:20:26 +0000

The official death toll from Oakland’s warehouse fire has been updated to include two UC Berkeley students, two recent graduates and a community volunteer at the campus radio station

Psychology adviser stays grounded by plunging from planes

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:20:04 +0000

Erin Ptaschinski is among 65 female skydivers who just set a world record in vertical formation

Geneticist honored for pioneering work in plants

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:14:08 +0000

Michael Freeling has been awarded the McClintock Prize for Plant Genetics and Genome Studies for his fundamental contributions to the understanding of gene and genome biology

Comedian Lewis Black on living at intersection of satire, reality

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Comedian Lewis Black says is turning to millennials post-Trump, and they "better not f--- up."

Three from campus community confirmed as fire victims

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:21:18 +0000

A junior majoring in media studies, a recent graduate and a KALX radio station volunteer were among the dozens who perished in the Ghost Ship warehouse tragedy

Physicist Surjeet Rajendran shares $100,000 New Horizons Prize

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:13:32 +0000

The prize for early-career scientists was announced Dec. 4 at the Breakthrough Prize gala

Lunch Poems prepares for shift in direction

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:37:21 +0000

Robert Hass ready to hand over direction of the beloved reading series

Chemical pioneer Ignacio Tinoco dies at 85

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 20:07:15 +0000

Ignacio Tinoco Jr., who was best known for his work in RNA folding, died Nov. 15 at the age of 85

Three faculty members elected fellows of AAAS

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 19:21:33 +0000

Physicist Mary Gaillard, biologist Krishna Niyogi and environmental lawyer Holly Doremus honored by nation's top scientific organization

Asa Bradman appointed to National Organics Standards Board

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 18:17:38 +0000

Asa Bradman, an associate professor in the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, has been appointed to the National Organic Standards Board.

Thomas Laqueur’s Work of the Dead wins historical literature prize

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 19:54:22 +0000

A book dealing with customs and rituals around death has earned UC Berkeley historian Thomas Laqueur a top literature prize.

Professor receives anthropology award for work on immigration, health, inequality

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 22:02:48 +0000

Seth Holmes, a UC Berkeley associate professor of medical anthropology and public health, is a recipient of a 2016 American Anthropological Association award for his work on immigration, health and inequality.