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Last Build Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:11:13 +0000


Student Oscars: Two nominations, one win for recent journalism school grads

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:10:43 +0000

Two recent grads of UC Berkeley's journalism school got nods for Student Academy Awards for stand-out documentary films.

Berkeley’s first campuswide tech club for women

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:00:57 +0000

Young women interested in STEM fields founded FEMTech in 2015. Now, the group offers a full plate of workshops, events, tutoring services and even a robot building team — all helping make tech fields accessible to women of all majors

Read the amazing travails of a Berkeley professor

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:11:02 +0000

Mary-Claire King was an assistant professor at UC Berkeley when a series of calamities struck in a single week. She tells her story on The Moth — and reveals the human story behind her groundbreaking cancer research.

Visionary Award honors three Berkeley intellects shaping the future

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 21:54:34 +0000

Amy Herr, Scott Schenker and Mike Cohen win the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce award as innovators with "imagination and persistence."

Lotfi Zadeh, inventor of ‘fuzzy logic,’ dies at 96

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 17:49:48 +0000

Engineering and computer science professor pioneered mathematics that mimic human intuition

Student-designed medical device wins Fast Company award

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 21:16:44 +0000

A student project from Berkeley's Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation aims to lower the cost of diagnosing pneumonia

Dan Kammen on renewable energy, kids and cars and, yes, I-M-P-E-A-C-H

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 20:12:30 +0000

The professor of energy and public policy recently talked with about his resignation, his not-so-hidden message — and, especially, the state of renewable energy in the United States

Alice Waters on free speech, acid and the making of a counterculture cook

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 21:28:41 +0000

One of UC Berkeley's best-known alumnae, who has just published a new memoir, will speak on campus Sept. 7 at the Free Speech Cafe

Robert Goldman wins World Sanskrit Award for 2017

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 14:00:34 +0000

He is recognized for his work on Sanskrit language and literature and for the completion -- under his direction -- of the seven-volume, 5,000-page translation and annotation of the monumental Sanskrit epic poem the Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki

Chris Patti honored as an extraordinary lawyer and human

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 16:42:50 +0000

A somber crowd gathered quietly late Friday at the foot of UC Berkeley’s Campanile to honor and mourn Christopher Patti, the campus’s top lawyer who was killed Sunday while on a bike ride in Sonoma

Campus memorial Friday for chief counsel Chris Patti

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 17:04:29 +0000

Chancellor Christ will speak, and a student will play a musical tribute on the Campanile carillon

A ‘fast friendship’ that took 16 years — and admission to Berkeley — to happen

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0000

When the two freshman met at UC Berkeley last year, they were amazed at how much they had in common. Just last week, they found out their friendship wasn't a new one

Campus’s chief lawyer killed in accident

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 17:53:40 +0000

UC Berkeley mourns the tragic loss of chief campus counsel Christopher M. Patti, who was involved in a fatal accident while bicycling in Sonoma County. Patti was 59.

Campus names new VC for administration

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:10:29 +0000

Marc Fisher, a top administrator at UC Santa Barbara, will be UC Berkeley’s new vice chancellor for administratio, starting Sept. 18.

Kammen resigns federal post as science envoy, and adds plug for impeachment

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:45:53 +0000

After 21 years of federal advising and service, Kammen sends letter decrying President Trump's energy policies and his statements surrounding the recent violence in Charlottesville

Biomedical startups featured in the New York Times

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:07:40 +0000

Young professors receive Early Career Awards from DOE

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 17:50:08 +0000

Lin Lin develops numerical techniques for supercomputer simulations of the properties of new materials

Gene Brucker, professor of Florentine history, dies at 92

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 17:54:43 +0000

Gene Brucker, an emeritus professor of history at UC Berkeley who is credited with launching a new approach to studying the Florentine Renaissance, died on July 9 at 92