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Mary Harvey wins U.S. soccer’s top award

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 22:44:57 +0000

Cal Bear, national and international soccer star-turned-administrator has won the prestigious Werner Fricker Builder Award from U.S. Soccer for her longterm advocacy of the sport

CZ Biohub awards nearly $14.5 million to Berkeley researchers

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:00:28 +0000

CZ Biohub Investigators will focus on new tools to accelerate the pace of biomedical discovery

From Herat to Haas, Afghan student builds a new life

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 23:59:26 +0000

Raised under Taliban rule in Afghanistan, Sal Parsa was destined to be a tailor or mechanic — until the presence of American soldiers set him on a path to education and, now, Berkeley-Haas

Mark DiCamillo named director of expanded Berkeley IGS Poll

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 19:00:34 +0000

The poll will continue testing California's political waters, under the leadership of pollster Mark DiCamillo.

Doudna awarded Japan Prize for invention of CRISPR gene editing

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 22:16:42 +0000

Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna and colleague Emmanuelle Charpentier honored for developing tool that has revolutionized genetics and gene therapy

Remembering William K. Bowes, Jr. (1926–2016)

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 18:00:31 +0000

UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks issued the following statement on the passing of the university’s dear and trusted friend: The University of California, Berkeley, mourns the loss of William K. Bowes, Jr., a visionary leader

Energy efficiency pioneer Art Rosenfeld dies at 90

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 19:53:07 +0000

A chain reaction to spare the air

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 20:12:13 +0000

Bakar Fellow Jeffrey Long, professor of chemistry and of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has devised a new material that can capture and release CO2 at a lower temperature and in a much greater volume than present-day technologies

For undocumented students, Trump era brings fear and uncertainty

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000

During his campaign, President Trump promised to repeal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, leaving students like Arturo Fernandez vulnerable

Oscar nominations for two J-School alums

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 21:23:54 +0000

Daphne Matziaraki and Dan Krauss, who is also an lecturer, are among five filmmakers who won nods for their short documentaries

Google honors Berkeley’s own Ed Roberts, disability rights pioneer

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:20:45 +0000

In honor of the late Berkeley alum Ed Roberts's birthday, California is celebrating Ed Roberts Day today and Google devoted its daily Doodle search-page feature to him today.

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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