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Last Build Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:02:45 +0000


Campus ‘confident’ Ben Shapiro event can be accommodated

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:25:12 +0000

UC Berkeley officials said today they are confident they will be able to accommodate a request for conservative commentator Ben Shapiro to speak on campus on Sept. 14.

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 is created and hosted by Savala Trepczynski, the executive director of the center that bears his name

New test distinguishes Zika from similar viral infections

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:00:26 +0000

Berkeley scientists have built a new test for Zika virus infections that would enhance both diagnosis and timely treatment of the disease.

A pioneer in LGBTQ care, Tang takes two steps forward for transgender students

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Fertility preservation and hair electrolysis join a full list of care offered trans students on campus

Baby peregrine falcon Lux hits window on campus, dies

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Fledgling peregrine falcon Lux, one of two chicks born on UC Berkeley’s Campanile in May, died yesterday after flying into a window on the 10th floor of Evans Hall on campus

Recommendation letters help underrepresented applicants to Berkeley, study shows

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000

A pilot program allowing some freshman applicants to submit letters from teachers or mentors gave a slight boost for underrepresented students

For Berkeley entrepreneurs, success means leaving the classroom

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000

The regional I-Corps program, a collaboration among UC Berkeley, UCSF and Stanford, teaches entrepreneurs from STEM disciplines to take a hard look at their ideas and turn them into products with high market potential

Berkeley ranks 4th in U.S. for delivering value

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 22:53:22 +0000

When it comes to colleges that give students the most for their money, UC Berkeley ranks fourth among 711 schools evaluated nationwide by Money magazine, up one step from last year's fifth-place showing

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

Campus offers admission to more than 15,000 students

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 16:30:08 +0000

The number of high school students offered freshman admission represents a 7.6 percent increase over the previous year

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

Peregrine fledgling takes its first plunge off Campanile

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Fiat, so named by the campus community, jumped from the tower’s second balcony on July 3, with its mom and dad following close behind

New UC policies on sexual misconduct by faculty and staff

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 19:04:09 +0000

The University of California has launched new systemwide procedures for responding to alleged sexual misconduct by faculty and staff, which will go into effect on all campuses by September 1. The university enacted a similar model for students last year.

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

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

A budget update from Chancellor-designate Christ

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:36:23 +0000

Carol Christ lays out campus plans to cut budget deficit, with an FAQ

With Campanile’s peregrine chicks ready to fly, volunteers ready to help

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0000

The two young birds are at risk of crash landings as they take their first flight off the 307-foot bell tower, expected between July 2 and July 9

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

UCPD carries ‘Flame of Hope’ for Special Olympics

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 22:51:24 +0000

UCPD raises funds, awareness for the Special Olympics by carrying torch through campus

Peregrine falcon chicks on Campanile now banded, getting ready to fly

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Experts made their way to the second balcony of the Campanile Monday to put identifying bands on two peregrine falcon chicks, whose family made a home on the 307-foot bell tower last month