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Last Build Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:34:03 +0000


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

Marian Diamond, known for studies of Einstein’s brain, dies at 90

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 21:47:53 +0000

A pioneering neuroscientist, Diamond provided the first evidence that the brain's anatomy changes with experience, establishing the value of mental enrichment throughout life

In new Berkeley Law podcast, activists testify to living for social justice

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Judge Thelton Henderson is interviewed on Be the Change, a series created and hosted by Savala Trepczynski, the executive director of the center that bears his name

Berkeley’s first African American entomologist retires

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 22:54:31 +0000

Creator of Villa Termiti, which was a home for termites and then other infesting insects, Vernard Lewis leaves Berkeley after 35-year career

Berkeley-Haas Dean Rich Lyons to step down

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 21:55:41 +0000

A search has begun for his successor; Lyon plans to return to the faculty next summer

Paul Alivisatos named executive vice chancellor and provost

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 18:59:21 +0000

Chancellor Carol Christ chooses current vice chancellor for research to assume campus's No. 2 position

Carol Christ takes the reins: ‘It is an honor and a privilege to serve’

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 07:01:13 +0000

Scholar of Victorian literature and proven administrator is UC Berkeley's 11th chancellor

Prestigious fellowships for 11

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 19:28:15 +0000

Arms sales, Mexican startups and a refugee camp on an Italian movie studio lot are among the topics being explored by Berkeley scholars receiving 2017 honors from the American Council of Learned Societies.

Funding awarded for new Latino Center of Excellence

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 18:52:45 +0000

Berkeley Social Welfare wins $3.4 million grant to promote Latino scholarship, research and advancement

Two early career researchers awarded Pew grants

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:54:37 +0000

Early career awards will help these scientists conduct foundational work on depression, sensory perception

One young Republican’s pursuit of the ‘Freedom to Marry’

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Tyler Deaton's story is one of 23 interviews conducted by the Bancroft Library’s Oral History Center that explore the national campaign that won federal marriage rights for same-sex couples

Dubón aims to innovate as new vice chancellor of equity and inclusion

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:20:52 +0000

A professor since 2000, he brings to the role five years of experience as engineering's associate dean of equity and inclusion

Star Cal football tackle, later a pro, comes out as gay

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:13:22 +0000

Ryan O'Callaghan, who played for the Golden Bears in the early 2000s, wanted to die because he was gay. Now he's opened up in an Outsports interview, hoping to help anyone who might be suffering as he did

Music professor wins prestigious Kyoto Prize

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:36:53 +0000

Richard Taruskin is lauded for a lifetime of contributions to musicology

Berkeley scholar’s two books on U.S. politics earn high honors

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0000

A colleague says that political scientist Eric Schickler winning four high honors for two books -- one about investigating the president and the other about the ties between civil rights and the Democrats --is like the Warriors' Steph Curry winning MVP in both basketball and baseball.

Berkeley brand team wins gold at CASE

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 18:18:21 +0000

The #InThisGen ad campaign won gold, and one of the ads in the campaign won bronze, in the C017 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards.