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Last Build Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:44:10 +0000

 



In new Berkeley Law podcast, activists testify to living for social justice

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Judge Thelton Henderson is interviewed on Be the Change, a series created and hosted by Savala Trepczynski, the executive director of the center that bears his name



Berkeley’s first African American entomologist retires

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 22:54:31 +0000

Creator of Villa Termiti, which was a home for termites and then other infesting insects, Vernard Lewis leaves Berkeley after 35-year career



Berkeley-Haas Dean Rich Lyons to step down

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 21:55:41 +0000

A search has begun for his successor; Lyon plans to return to the faculty next summer



Paul Alivisatos named executive vice chancellor and provost

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 18:59:21 +0000

Chancellor Carol Christ chooses current vice chancellor for research to assume campus's No. 2 position



Carol Christ takes the reins: ‘It is an honor and a privilege to serve’

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 07:01:13 +0000

Scholar of Victorian literature and proven administrator is UC Berkeley's 11th chancellor



Prestigious fellowships for 11

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 19:28:15 +0000

Arms sales, Mexican startups and a refugee camp on an Italian movie studio lot are among the topics being explored by Berkeley scholars receiving 2017 honors from the American Council of Learned Societies.



Funding awarded for new Latino Center of Excellence

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 18:52:45 +0000

Berkeley Social Welfare wins $3.4 million grant to promote Latino scholarship, research and advancement



Two early career researchers awarded Pew grants

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:54:37 +0000

Early career awards will help these scientists conduct foundational work on depression, sensory perception



One young Republican’s pursuit of the ‘Freedom to Marry’

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Tyler Deaton's story is one of 23 interviews conducted by the Bancroft Library’s Oral History Center that explore the national campaign that won federal marriage rights for same-sex couples



Dubón aims to innovate as new vice chancellor of equity and inclusion

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:20:52 +0000

A professor since 2000, he brings to the role five years of experience as engineering's associate dean of equity and inclusion



Star Cal football tackle, later a pro, comes out as gay

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:13:22 +0000

Ryan O'Callaghan, who played for the Golden Bears in the early 2000s, wanted to die because he was gay. Now he's opened up in an Outsports interview, hoping to help anyone who might be suffering as he did



Music professor wins prestigious Kyoto Prize

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:36:53 +0000

Richard Taruskin is lauded for a lifetime of contributions to musicology



Berkeley scholar’s two books on U.S. politics earn high honors

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0000

A colleague says that political scientist Eric Schickler winning four high honors for two books -- one about investigating the president and the other about the ties between civil rights and the Democrats --is like the Warriors' Steph Curry winning MVP in both basketball and baseball.



Berkeley brand team wins gold at CASE

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 18:18:21 +0000

The #InThisGen ad campaign won gold, and one of the ads in the campaign won bronze, in the C017 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards.






When new poet laureate read at Lunch Poems

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:44:13 +0000

Watch Tracy K. Smith, the new U.S. poet laureate, read her work at Berkeley’s noontime poetry reading series Lunch Poems. She follows in the footsteps of Berkeley professor Robert Hass — who ran the series and was also poet laureate from 1995 to 1997.



New chancellor’s chief of staff named

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 23:49:43 +0000

Khira Griscavage, who is associate chancellor and chief ethics, risk, and compliance officer, will take on the role of chancellor's chief of staff starting July 1



Remembering Gerson P. Bakar ’48 (1928–2017)

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 23:09:54 +0000

A tireless support of his alma mater, UC Berkeley, and a visionary leader in real estate, education, and philanthropy, he passed away on June 5 at the age of 89



Ph.D. student pioneers storytelling strategies for science communication

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 16:00:04 +0000

Sara Elshafie, who studies paleontology, learned from Pixar how to tell better stories about scientific research



Rosemarie Rae named vice chancellor-chief financial officer

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 18:35:04 +0000

She has developed and implemented many of the campus’ strategies to resolve its budget challenges