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Five faculty honored for distinguished teaching

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:04:55 +0000

(image) A ceremony on April 19 will honor the five UC Berkeley faculty who have been selected as recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award, the campus’s most prestigious honor for teaching

Introducing UC Berkeley’s 11th chancellor: Carol Christ

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:00:00 +0000

(image) A popular, highly regarded administrator and scholar, she will be the first female chancellor in Berkeley’s 149-year history

Barbara Lee, at Berkeley, talks about health inequality, the ACA and the GOP

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 21:46:29 +0000

(image) The East Bay Democratic congresswoman brought the fight over federal health policy to campus Monday, speaking at a forum held by the Berkeley Center for Social Medicine

Carol Christ named UC Berkeley chancellor-designate, pending regents’ approval

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

(image) The UC Regents will vote on Christ's nomination this Thursday, March 16

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor pays a visit

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 20:29:41 +0000

(image) After talking with students at Berkeley Law, the justice capped her day with an on-stage conversation with Interim Law Dean Melissa Murray — her former clerk — before a full house in Zellerbach Hall

Record gift to Berkeley Haas from a young alum and entrepreneur

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 22:00:39 +0000


College of Engineering loses two professors, Karl Hedrick and James Hunt

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 22:53:45 +0000

(image) The College of Engineering this week announced the deaths of Karl Hedrick, a professor of mechanical engineering, and James Hunt, a professor of civil engineering.

Jordanian princess, a science advocate, awarded a Chancellor’s Citation

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000

(image) An advocate for science as a catalyst for change in the Arab world and the president of Jordan’s Royal Scientific Society, the royal visitor was honored with a Chancellor's Citation proffered by Chancellor Nicholas Dirks.

Pre-Trump, Gen. James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis at Berkeley

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:21:20 +0000

(image) In a 2014 conversation with Harry Kreisler, the future defense secretary explained why "It's critical that we tell our civilian leaders what we think we can, or more importantly sometimes, what we cannot do with the military instrument"

Sloan fellowships awarded to five faculty ‘rising stars’

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:33:39 +0000

(image) Scientists Ren Ng, Pierre Simon, Reed Walker, Daniel Weisz and Michael Yartsev receive $60,000 grants to further their research

Three faculty elected to National Academy of Engineering

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 19:32:41 +0000


Mary Harvey wins U.S. soccer’s top award

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 22:44:57 +0000

(image) Cal Bear, national and international soccer star-turned-administrator has won the prestigious Werner Fricker Builder Award from U.S. Soccer for her longterm advocacy of the sport

CZ Biohub awards nearly $14.5 million to Berkeley researchers

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:00:28 +0000

(image) CZ Biohub Investigators will focus on new tools to accelerate the pace of biomedical discovery

From Herat to Haas, Afghan student builds a new life

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 23:59:26 +0000

(image) Raised under Taliban rule in Afghanistan, Sal Parsa was destined to be a tailor or mechanic — until the presence of American soldiers set him on a path to education and, now, Berkeley-Haas

Mark DiCamillo named director of expanded Berkeley IGS Poll

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 19:00:34 +0000

(image) The poll will continue testing California's political waters, under the leadership of pollster Mark DiCamillo.

Doudna awarded Japan Prize for invention of CRISPR gene editing

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 22:16:42 +0000

(image) Berkeley's Jennifer Doudna and colleague Emmanuelle Charpentier honored for developing tool that has revolutionized genetics and gene therapy

Remembering William K. Bowes, Jr. (1926–2016)

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 18:00:31 +0000

(image) UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks issued the following statement on the passing of the university’s dear and trusted friend: The University of California, Berkeley, mourns the loss of William K. Bowes, Jr., a visionary leader

Two postdocs receive fellowships to study exoplanets

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 20:58:01 +0000


Energy efficiency pioneer Art Rosenfeld dies at 90

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 19:53:07 +0000


A chain reaction to spare the air

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 20:12:13 +0000

(image) Bakar Fellow Jeffrey Long, professor of chemistry and of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has devised a new material that can capture and release CO2 at a lower temperature and in a much greater volume than present-day technologies