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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

Clark Kerr Award goes to AAU president

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 21:47:49 +0000

Mary Sue Coleman honored for distinguished leadership in higher education

Fed up, two UC Berkeley students launch tool to spot Twitter bots

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 23:16:44 +0000

The duo run the operation out of their Berkeley apartment.

The making of the Hale Zukas story

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 17:55:05 +0000

Disability rights pioneer is the subject of a short documentary, made by a graduate student, that won a Student Academy Award

Former Hearst Museum Director Mari Lyn Salvador passes away

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Mari Lyn Salvador, former Hearst Museum director, passes away after a distinguished career in anthropology.

UC Berkeley taps former National Park Service director to lead new parks institute

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 13:00:36 +0000

Jonathan Jarvis will lead the new Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity

Pete Bragg, materials science pioneer, dies at 98

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000

A leading expert in X-ray crystallography, he was the first African American to chair the Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Biostatistics professor elected to National Academy of Medicine

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:13:42 +0000

Biostatistics professor Nicholas Jewell awarded one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine

Everything you need to know about sleep, but are too tired to ask

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:51:52 +0000

New book says silent sleep-loss epidemic is one of the 21st century's greatest public health challenges

Neuroscience professor awarded prestigious Packard fellowship

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:30:46 +0000

Michael Yartsev will study bats to investigate how human brains developed language.

Berkeley students, alums take on ‘back-breaking’ work at wildfire evacuation center

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 19:45:25 +0000

In 12-hour shifts, student veterans and public health graduate students have taken up the grimy, essential tasks

Sastry stepping down as engineering dean

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 19:00:22 +0000

After completing this academic year, Sastry will return to his fulltime faculty position after serving nearly 10 years as dean

A reporter reflects: ‘We are living in the eternal Now’

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Glen Martin, a frequent contributor to California magazine, was evacuated with his family last week from his Santa Rosa suburb as flames encroached on his home