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2018 Ed Roberts Award for accessible design leader Raymond Lifchez

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:45:20 +0000

UC Berkeley architecture and city planning professor is being honored for his contributions to the success of Berkeley's Center for Independent Living and the independent living/disability rights movement

Courtroom experience makes law prof an expert instructor

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:45:49 +0000

Andrea Roth learned the law in the courtrooms of Washington, D.C., where she was a public defender looking out for men and women accused of robbery, larceny and murder. Roth, who is now an assistant

Public health dean to step down

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:29:04 +0000

Stefano Bertozzi led many new initiatives for the school, and will remain onboard as a faculty member

National Academy of Sciences awards for Raghavendra, Doudna

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:43:53 +0000

Prasad Raghavendra and Jennifer Doudna received awards for their work in computer science and chemical sciences, respectively

Berkeley anthropologist honored with 2017 Huxley Award

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Berkeley's Margaret Conkey is honored with one of anthropology's highest tributes.

Two graduate students honored for work to defeat tax plan

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:00:55 +0000

Representative Barbara Lee honored two UC Berkeley Ph.D. candidates for their efforts to halt a Republican tax proposal that would have forced graduate students to pay taxes on the value of their education. Lee, a

History professor’s ‘Work of the Dead’ wins 2018 Shannon Prize

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:38:34 +0000

Thomas Laqueur's book is recognized as a monumental achievement

Thelton Henderson remembers MLK: ‘An incredibly brave man’

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:15:00 +0000

“We all know him. That voice — the way he can inspire you… But I saw another side of him that showed me how hard his task really was,” says renowned civil rights lawyer and judge Thelton Henderson, speaking of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Fighting misogyny in economics: Alice Wu, take a bow

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 01:02:22 +0000

Alice Wu, whose undergraduate honors paper exposed gender inequities in the economics, is getting kudos for her impact on the field

Research finds social media users actually wind down, not up

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:15:58 +0000

Prize-winning study shows social media isn't doing extreme things to our emotions

Mark Richards to be U. of Washington’s new provost

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Geophysicist, a professor of Earth and planetary science, served as dean of mathematical and physical sciences from 2002 to 2014 and simultaneously as executive dean of the College of Letters and Science

Trump taps alumna to lead FDIC

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:54:16 +0000

Jelena McWilliams, a Yugoslavian immigrant with degrees from UC Berkeley, will lead the powerful federal agency

At 112 pounds, Cal boxer fights her way to national championships

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:19:55 +0000

UC Berkeley junior, a landscape architecture major, grew up doing martial arts

NEH grants support six Berkeley humanities projects

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000

The latest awards reflect the NEH's commitment to education initiatives, safeguarding cultural treasures and illuminating the history and values that define the nation's shared heritage

Focus on equity brings two professors top award

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:43:30 +0000

Timely research and powerful impact cause Lisa García Bedolla and Greig Crysler to stand out

From student to mayor, Ed Lee maintained strong connection with UC Berkeley

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:04:21 +0000

A 1978 graduate of Berkeley Law, Lee tapped campus experts in transportation and seismology, and inspired current generations of students

Three innovators elected to National Academy of Inventors

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:30:53 +0000

Tsu-Jae King Liu, Daniel Portnoy and Eli Yablonovitch were honored for their patented innovations in technology and biomedicine