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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.

Two professors elected to Royal Spanish Academy

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 21:21:58 +0000

Jerry Craddock and Charles Faulhaber, both professors emeriti of Spanish and former chairs of UC Berkeley's Department of Spanish and Portuguese, have been elected to join 100 scholars and researchers as foreign members.

Campus names vice provost for academic and space planning

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 18:00:34 +0000

EECS professor Tsu-Jae King Liu will serve as vice provost for academic and space planning

Boxer gives congressional papers to Bancroft, launches speaker series

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 21:00:50 +0000

California senator is donating more than two decades of her congressional papers to UC Berkeley, and will be the first speaker in the new Barbara Boxer Lecture Series on campus.

Campus to remember those lost in the past year

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 19:48:09 +0000

With a bagpiper and the release of white doves, the campus will hold a solemn gathering in memory of UC Berkeley staff, students, faculty, emeriti and retirees who passed away during the last year. The

Berkeley alumna back from simulated Mars mission

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 20:58:07 +0000

Astronomer Gibor Basri awarded Carl Sagan Prize for science popularization

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:27:45 +0000

Former vice chancellor for equity and inclusion encouraged minorities to participate in science

Berkeley senior’s Olympic gold still ‘hasn’t set in’

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:50:29 +0000

While most Haas undergrads return to class this week with successful internships under their belts, senior Ryan Murphy is returning with three gold medals from the Rio Olympics.

‘Why I chose Berkeley’

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:48:19 +0000

A Berkeley News team asked students at convocation Monday what the biggest, single factor was in their decision to come here. Here's what they had to say.