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Last Build Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:00:00 +0000


New campus event policy simplified after student, community feedback

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:15:45 +0000

Student groups and event organizers at UC Berkeley will face fewer bureaucratic hurdles under a new set of rules governing major gatherings on campus. The rules were made public by administrators on Wednesday. The new

100 million dead trees in the Sierra are a massive risk for unpredictable wildfires

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:55:32 +0000

Trees killed by the drought have created potential fuel for future fires — and a big challenge for forest and safety managers

Courtroom experience makes law prof an expert instructor

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:45:49 +0000

Andrea Roth learned the law in the courtrooms of Washington, D.C., where she was a public defender looking out for men and women accused of robbery, larceny and murder. Roth, who is now an assistant

UC, Chancellor Christ support release of detained student

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:07:19 +0000

UC President Janet Napolitano and UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ today issued a statement supporting a student released from detention by federal immigration authorities

Make your voice count: New campuswide survey launches on sexual violence, harassment

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:30:00 +0000

Data from students, staff and faculty will inform action plan to strengthen prevention, response

Podcast: Bot Garden series explores the science of cannabis

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

With recreational cannabis newly legal in California, the UC Botanical Garden has lined up a full roster of experts to discuss the latest research on the commercialization and use of the popular plant

Thelton Henderson remembers MLK: ‘An incredibly brave man’

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:15:00 +0000

“We all know him. That voice — the way he can inspire you… But I saw another side of him that showed me how hard his task really was,” says renowned civil rights lawyer and judge Thelton Henderson, speaking of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Mark Richards to be U. of Washington’s new provost

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Geophysicist, a professor of Earth and planetary science, served as dean of mathematical and physical sciences from 2002 to 2014 and simultaneously as executive dean of the College of Letters and Science

A statement from Chancellor Christ on student detained by immigration authorities

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 22:20:52 +0000

Campus leadership is taking all appropriate actions to support the student’s interests, she says in reassuring students who are organizing and working on his behalf

Quake a ‘reminder’ of danger lurking beneath us

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 22:26:58 +0000

Thursday's quake was the biggest on the Hayward fault in decades, but it did little to relieve built up pressures deep underground

What happens when older adults take a class on gratitude?

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 23:04:15 +0000

Studying gratitude through an OLLI and Greater Good Science Center collaboration made the students feel more grateful and satisfied with their lives

UC Berkeley in 2017: The year in photos

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 18:43:03 +0000

From Carol Christ becoming the first female chancellor in Berkeley's 149-year history to the campus as a champion of free speech, it was a year of speaking up and leading the way. Take a look

Memories and moments of a big day for graduates and their chancellor

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 00:14:40 +0000

See photos, videos and social media posts from the winter commencement and Carol Christ's investiture

Chancellor Christ sworn in as 600 graduate during winter ceremony

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 23:37:08 +0000

This is a momentous day for both of us, the newly inaugurated chancellor tells the graduates

State grant accelerates innovation, entrepreneurship at Berkeley

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:04:21 +0000

A $2.2 million state grant has helped UC Berkeleyto expand its entrepreneurship activities with new facilities, courses and programs

More than 108,000 students seek admission to UC Berkeley for 2018-19

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:45:01 +0000

California residents continue to make up the majority of freshman applicants — more than 51,700. The campus’s national and international appeal also remains strong

NEH grants support six Berkeley humanities projects

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000

The latest awards reflect the NEH's commitment to education initiatives, safeguarding cultural treasures and illuminating the history and values that define the nation's shared heritage

In this Berkeley seminar, knowledge begins with ‘I don’t know’

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Watch Berkeley Law lecturer Alan Pomerantz as he teaches his undergraduate seminar, Current Political and Moral Conflicts and the U.S. Constitution. It’s designed to challenge students to think critically about controversial topics, including free speech

A holiday message from Chancellor Christ

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:00:03 +0000

UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ sent out a video holiday card to the campus community, offering reflections on where the campus has been and where it's going

Chancellor hopes to help staff find more community on campus

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:18:48 +0000

If Berkeley is a city, chancellor says, staffers need to find their neighborhood