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‘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.

Four UC Berkeley scientists receive prestigious NIH awards

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

Four UC Berkeley scientists have been recognized as innovators in their fields through new research grants awarded by the NIH.

Emeriti, yes, but still working to stay connected

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Emeriti are essential in the campus’s ongoing success, playing a wide range of roles, from teaching and mentoring to publishing articles and fundraising.

Faculty Service Award goes to Broughton, Jacobsen

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 17:16:32 +0000

For outstanding and dedicated service to the Berkeley campus, the Academic Senate has honored Janet Broughton, professor emerita of philosophy, and Bob Jacobsen, professor of physics.

Two interim administrators named

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 15:52:30 +0000

UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks sent this message today to the campus community: Dear Campus Community, I am delighted to announce that Stephen C. Sutton, Ed.D., has agreed to serve as interim vice chancellor of

Bob Lalanne, VC for real estate, resigns

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 22:06:02 +0000

Vice Chancellor Scott Biddy sent this message today to the UC Berkeley campus community: Dear Campus Community, The chancellor has informed me that he has accepted the resignation of vice chancellor for real estate Robert

Nobel Prize winner to join UC Berkeley faculty

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:20:35 +0000

Physicist Eric Betzig and biophysicist Na Ji will join the UC Berkeley faculty in the summer of 2017

Birthday Bear: Iconic Oski turns 75

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:00:22 +0000

Campus to celebrate its mischievous, lovable mascot and his milestone

Two Berkeley alums win MacArthur ‘genius’ grants

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:23:57 +0000

Two Berkeley alumni have won MacArthur fellowships — unsolicited, no-strings-attached awards of $625,000 given to exceptionally creative people. The two — Gene Luen Yang, a Bay Area graphic novelist, and Josh Kun, a cultural critic

National Humanities Medal for Prison University Project

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:25:08 +0000

The Prison University Project, founded by a UC Berkeley Ph.D. to give inmates in San Quentin greater access to higher education, was named a recipient of this year’s National Humanities Medal.

In exploring the ‘now,’ new book links flow of time with Big Bang

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:00:28 +0000

Physicist Richard Muller proposes that time is created as space is created in the expanding universe

Aspen Institute award for Haas social change course

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 23:34:42 +0000

Berkeley-Haas adjunct professor Nora Silver has won the Aspen Institute’s Faculty Pioneer Award for her course in making social change happen.

Eight engineering students named Siebel Scholars

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:32:36 +0000

The honor recognizes exceptional graduate students in business, computer science, bioengineering and energy science

Farmworker’s daughter looks to a future in brain science

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:25:13 +0000

Undocumented student finds a warm welcome on the UC Berkeley campus.

Campus takes a moment to honor the 78 lost over the last year

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 17:18:07 +0000

The deaths of two students in terrorist attacks abroad added to the poignancy of the annual rite.

Spanish architect Carme Pinós awarded 2016 Rupp Prize

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 16:00:34 +0000

The 2016 Rupp Prize goes to Carme Pinós, whose designs run from furniture and cultural centers to schools, office towers, urban landscapes and public housing.

Memorial honors slain student Tarishi Jain

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 19:00:15 +0000

Student killed in Bangladeshi cafe was remembered at reception held by the Institute for South Asia Studies

Anthropologist Elizabeth Colson dies in Zambia at 99

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 16:00:06 +0000

Elizabeth Colson's work on forced displacement, migration, development and more focused on Africa, but had global impacts.