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Student attempts first known 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.

Documentaries by two J-School alums make Oscar shortlist

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 22:50:50 +0000

Two films by recent graduates of UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism are on the shortlist of documentary contenders for Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts announced recently.

Public health nutritionist awarded 2016 Yamashita Prize

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Aileen Suzara, who earned her master’s degree at UC Berkeley in public health nutrition, has been awarded the 2016 Foundations for Change: Thomas I. Yamashita Prize.

Nuts about squirrels: A Q&A with Mikel Delgado

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:04:42 +0000

Mikel Delgado on her road from punk and pigeons to cats and squirrels

‘Rigging the election’ — rhetoric vs. reality

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0000

In recent weeks, Donald Trump has suggested that the electoral system is "rigged" or could be hacked to manipulate the outcome of this year’s campaign for the White House. But Betsy Cooper, executive director of the Center for Long-term Cybersecurity at UC Berkeley, says it’s highly unlikely a hacker could shift the victory from one candidate to the other. What we should really worry about, she warns, is a much bigger risk.

Physicist Marvin Cohen to receive 2017 Franklin Medal

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 22:30:29 +0000

University Professor honored for explaining and predicting the properties of new materials

British historian sees similarities in Brexit battle, U.S. presidential contest

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Niall Ferguson finds parallels with the current U.S. presidential campaign.