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Last Build Date: Fri, 26 May 2017 20:44:05 +0000


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

Ian Gibbons awarded Shaw Prize for discovery of molecular motors

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:37:36 +0000

For 50 years, Gibbons studied the large protein motors that move microtubules in cells and make sperm tails flick

Ph.D. grad’s speech exposes difficulties for student and working parents

Tue, 23 May 2017 21:04:54 +0000

Jen King, who completed the I School's doctoral program while raising two young children, challenged universities and the tech sector to do a better job accommodating parents in her commencement speech at the School of Information’s graduation ceremony.

Born into Middle East conflict, new graduate goes back to make change

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:41:35 +0000

Feras Fahed Abushaar, student speaker at his graduation in International and Area Studies, told his story as part of a strong statement about Berkeley's place as a force for empowering positive change in the world

Poet, author and former Jewish studies instructor Chana Bloch dies

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:27:18 +0000

Colleagues across the UC Berkeley campus mourn the loss of poet and scholar

What’s a manbassador? Graduating MBA student shows the way

Fri, 19 May 2017 17:00:51 +0000

Post-graduation, Patrick Ford plans to help build a network of manbassador programs nationwide

Five activist scholars awarded social change prizes

Fri, 19 May 2017 16:00:40 +0000

UC Berkeley’s Institute for the Study of Societal Issues awarded social change prizes to five local activist scholars, including three Berkeley students engaged in education-related projects.

Despite failed vision, alum running a self-guided race to his Ph.D.

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Newton Nguyen overcame disability and self-doubt on his path to success — both as a student and a triathlete

New J-School grad aims to bridge the gap between military vets, civilians

Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 +0000

A 14-year veteran of the Marine Corps and Army, Capt. Joe Bush now uses storytelling to be an advocate

Irvine’s Erwin Chemerinsky will be the new Berkeley Law dean

Wed, 17 May 2017 15:35:47 +0000

The current and founding dean of the UC Irvine School of Law will begin his five-year term at Berkeley on July 1

Bowles Hall champion Bob Sayles dies at 85

Tue, 16 May 2017 22:48:10 +0000

Bowles Hall's reopening as a residential college in 2016 was led by Sayles, a 1952 alum and former Bowlesman

Michael Botchan named dean of biological sciences

Mon, 15 May 2017 17:56:22 +0000

He has served as interim dean of the Division of Biological Sciences in the College of Letters and Science at UC Berkeley since July 1, 2016

Commencement speeches celebrate immigrants, free speech

Sun, 14 May 2017 01:54:04 +0000

Comedian and actor Maz Jobrani delivers funny and serious keynote talk

Incoming AVC for communications and public affairs hails from Duke, U. of Minnesota

Fri, 12 May 2017 16:00:58 +0000

Diana Harvey has been named UC Berkeley’s next associate vice chancellor for communications and public affairs.

Microbiologist elected to National Academy of Sciences

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Mary Firestone, professor of soil microbiology, joins the most prestigious scientific society in the U.S.

Student mom Natalie Ruiz achieves her Berkeley dream, and shines

Thu, 11 May 2017 17:00:41 +0000

Transfer student's long trek to graduation included two majors, a baby, pancreatic surgery, award-winning work and finding a career path

For Levi Bridges, life on a farm led to Russia, Mexico — and journalism

Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Graduating J-School student, sometime traveling carnival worker drawn to those 'in a state of transit'

For Sayah Bogor, an arduous road from refugee to health researcher

Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 +0000

When she walks across the stage to receive her master's degree in public health, this native of war-devastated Somalia will be taking a joyous leap into the future after a long and difficult journey

Getting to know the 2017 University Medal runners-up

Mon, 08 May 2017 19:23:05 +0000

Candidates must have overcome significant challenges, made a difference in the lives of others and carry a GPA of 3.96 or higher

Top graduating senior in ‘crazy race to the finish line’

Mon, 08 May 2017 19:00:23 +0000

Grant Schroeder, an integrative biology major and extreme athlete, is winner of the 2017 University Medal