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Last Build Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:05:01 +0000


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.

When new poet laureate read at Lunch Poems

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:44:13 +0000

Watch Tracy K. Smith, the new U.S. poet laureate, read her work at Berkeley’s noontime poetry reading series Lunch Poems. She follows in the footsteps of Berkeley professor Robert Hass — who ran the series and was also poet laureate from 1995 to 1997.

New chancellor’s chief of staff named

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 23:49:43 +0000

Khira Griscavage, who is associate chancellor and chief ethics, risk, and compliance officer, will take on the role of chancellor's chief of staff starting July 1

Remembering Gerson P. Bakar ’48 (1928–2017)

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 23:09:54 +0000

A tireless support of his alma mater, UC Berkeley, and a visionary leader in real estate, education, and philanthropy, he passed away on June 5 at the age of 89

Ph.D. student pioneers storytelling strategies for science communication

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 16:00:04 +0000

Sara Elshafie, who studies paleontology, learned from Pixar how to tell better stories about scientific research

Rosemarie Rae named vice chancellor-chief financial officer

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 18:35:04 +0000

She has developed and implemented many of the campus’ strategies to resolve its budget challenges

Walls, spies, East Berlin and the California Book Award

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 18:30:18 +0000

Professor Anne Nesbet tapped into her experiences behind the Iron Curtain almost 30 ago to write a novel for young readers that she says offers real life parallels as well as an entertaining story

Faculty adviser on sexual harassment/violence named

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 17:42:29 +0000

Linguistics professor Sharon Inkelas will assume the three-year post on July 24.

Box Bot, co-founded by alum, wins Pear challenge

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 20:39:33 +0000

The startup helps solve the problem of last-mile delivery

William Satariano, distinguished epidemiologist, dies at 70

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 17:34:35 +0000

During more than 20 years at Berkeley, he was an expert on aging and public health and earned many accolades

Journalism’s response to Trump: ‘The facts are our only proper weapon’

Wed, 31 May 2017 19:04:43 +0000

A Q&A with former 'Mother Jones' editor-in-chief and J-school professor Deirdre English about the state of journalism today

Einstein project names Murayama one of world’s top influencers

Wed, 31 May 2017 17:03:42 +0000

Physicist Hitoshi Murayama to contribute to Einstein centenary book '100 Visions of the Future'

EECS professor David Culler named interim dean for data sciences

Thu, 25 May 2017 23:01:31 +0000

He will begin his new role on July 1 for a two-year term as interim dean for the newly created Division of Data Sciences