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George Oster, pioneer in applying mathematics to biology, dies at 77

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:15:32 +0000

From molecular motors to cell shape-changing, he was a fountain of original ideas and driven by an insatiable curiousity about the world



Nine faculty elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:00:12 +0000

Scientists, scholars join more than 4,000 academy members to help solve global challenges



Environmental Design Archives curator Waverly Lowell to retire in June

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:36:27 +0000

Waverly Lowell looks back at two decades at the Environmental Design Archives.



Three UC Berkeley faculty win Guggenheim fellowships

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 18:53:07 +0000

This year's recipients are experts in Native American studies, Chinese history, and child development psychology



Pollen expert Roger Byrne of geography has died at the age of 77

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 22:34:35 +0000

Byrne, who studied pollen to investigate the origins of agriculture and adaptation to climate change, died at his home on March 11



Mel Gordon, professor, director and writer: 1947-2018

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Theater scholar and expert in Stanislavsky and acting theory dies at age 71



Cal Athletics names its new director

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 16:22:42 +0000

Jim Knowlton, who has spent the past three years leading the athletic department at the United States Air Force Academy, will take over as the head of Cal Athletics on May 21



Turning sticks and stones into art books

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 13:00:29 +0000

Gardener, artist and bookmaker Lauri Twitchell talks about her craft.



Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture honors Dana Buntrock

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 17:41:29 +0000

Architecture professor Dana Buntrock is honored with a 2018 teaching award.



Former Brazilian president to address challenges to democracy

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Dilma Rousseff, an economist and former president of Brazil, will be a guest of the Center for Latin American Studies at UC Berkeley



Student: ‘Why I’m traveling across the country to March for Our Lives’

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 23:19:01 +0000

UC Berkeley student Esmeralda Cortez Morales is on her way to Washington, D.C., to take part in a mass march for gun control laws, sparked by the recent massacre at a Florida high school.



Bancroft highlights new photo collection of SF’s Fillmore, civil rights history

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:01:08 +0000

The Bancroft Library has announced acquisition of a new collection of David Johnson photos of San Francisco's Fillmore District and the civil rights era.



David Patterson, pioneer of modern computer architecture, receives Turing Award

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:00:04 +0000

Computer science's top honor shared with Stanford's John Hennessy for designing the architecture now part of most computer chips



Campus mourns Olly Wilson, musician, composer and teacher

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Olly Wilson, an esteemed UC Berkeley music professor, composer and brilliant musical talent, has passed away.



Four inspiring faculty honored as Distinguished Teachers

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:50:21 +0000

John DeNero, Mary Kelsey, Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton and Panos Patatoukas are the 2018 recipients of UC Berkeley's Distinguished Teaching Award



Saba Mahmood, scholar of modern Egypt, loses battle with cancer

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:26:41 +0000

Saba Mahmood made pathbreaking contributions to contemporary debates on secularism, stimulating new ways of understanding religion in public life and contesting received assumptions about both religion and the secular



Creating the world you want, by seeing a world that’s possible

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 22:40:00 +0000

Derrika Hunt, a Ph.D. student in education, takes girls of color on trips to new countries, empowering them to change their own lives and communities



Ottoman Empire expert wins residential fellowship

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000

As one of the 2018 Burkhardt Fellows, the history department's Christine Philliou will pursue additional research on the Ottoman Empire.



Kerner@50 in your words: What happens now?

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 22:10:09 +0000

We ask attendees: What do you hope we're talking about in 50 years?



Podcast: For Ula Taylor, it’s about harnessing the leader within

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 22:00:00 +0000

The chair of the Department of African American Studies encourages her students to step up and create the world they want to live in