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Last Build Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:27:22 +0000


Trump taps alumna to lead FDIC

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:54:16 +0000

Jelena McWilliams, a Yugoslavian immigrant with degrees from UC Berkeley, will lead the powerful federal agency

At 112 pounds, Cal boxer fights her way to national championships

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:19:55 +0000

UC Berkeley junior, a landscape architecture major, grew up doing martial arts

NEH grants support six Berkeley humanities projects

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000

The latest awards reflect the NEH's commitment to education initiatives, safeguarding cultural treasures and illuminating the history and values that define the nation's shared heritage

Focus on equity brings two professors top award

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:43:30 +0000

Timely research and powerful impact cause Lisa García Bedolla and Greig Crysler to stand out

From student to mayor, Ed Lee maintained strong connection with UC Berkeley

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:04:21 +0000

A 1978 graduate of Berkeley Law, Lee tapped campus experts in transportation and seismology, and inspired current generations of students

Three innovators elected to National Academy of Inventors

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:30:53 +0000

Tsu-Jae King Liu, Daniel Portnoy and Eli Yablonovitch were honored for their patented innovations in technology and biomedicine

For aspiring triple major, classical piano is a way of life

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Christopher Richardson, a sophomore at UC Berkeley who is on the pre-med track, has been competing in classical piano competitions since he was 9 years old. It's when he feels most alive, and most connected to himself

Bob Calonico, beloved director of bands, to lay down his baton

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 03:00:24 +0000

Robert Calonico, a beloved and enduring presence on the UC Berkeley campus as director of bands, including the high-spirited Cal Band, will retire in June. Now 63, he has been director of bands at Berkeley

Computer scientist Randy Katz named vice chancellor for research

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 19:59:15 +0000

Wireless pioneer to take the reins at a challenging time for research universities

Berkeley-student-turned-BART-agent is more than a ‘booth troll’

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:14:48 +0000

Meet William Cromartie, a BART station agent and former Cal student, who finds meaning through the simple act of greeting commuters. Cromartie, 55, spends his shifts interacting with everyone that walks by his booth at MacArthur

Growing up without free speech like ‘prison for your mind’

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Parham Pourdavood, a UC Berkeley transfer student, grew up in Iran. He says he'd heard about government oppression, but hadn't seen it with his own eyes; he just knew he couldn’t speak his mind. It's why he's such a strong supporter of free speech today

Six UC Berkeley faculty elected AAAS fellows

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:00:55 +0000

Scholars honored for applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished

Two postdocs among Forbes 30 Under 30 In Science

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:30:38 +0000

Berkeley alums also on '30 under 30' lists published this week by Forbes

Doctoral student wins Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:16:35 +0000

Dan Hammer is the prize's first-ever honoree for his work to to make satellite imagery easier for journalists to use.

Scott Biddy, campus fundraising executive, to retire

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 23:44:25 +0000

In the words of Robert D. Haas, Biddy has been “California Hall’s Swiss Army knife: He performed a wide variety of important functions, and did all of them well.”

Taruskin accepts Kyoto Prize in Japan

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000

UC Berkeley emeritus professor of music is the first musicologist to be so honored

Japan-born linguist honored for writing the book on Nez Perce

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 23:22:13 +0000

Tribal members, scholars pay homage to humble maker of indigenous language lexicon

In ‘Great Debate,’ students talk policy, government and … ice cream

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 22:21:37 +0000

Conservative and liberal student groups square off in annual debate.

Trekking the PCT: A chat with alum and veteran Jet Garner

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:37:32 +0000

Four months in the wild challenge, inspire Marine and recent grad Jet Garner