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Meet the most nimble-fingered robot ever built

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 +0000

DexNet 2.0 can pick up and move unfamiliar, irregularly shaped everyday items with a 99 percent success rate



Campus memorials honor veterans

Fri, 26 May 2017 18:44:45 +0000

From a bench with mourning bears to a plaque at the base of a towering redwood, memorials to U.S. veterans can be found across the UC Berkeley campus.



EECS professor David Culler named interim dean for data sciences

Thu, 25 May 2017 23:01:31 +0000

He will begin his new role on July 1 for a two-year term as interim dean for the newly created Division of Data Sciences



Ian Gibbons awarded Shaw Prize for discovery of molecular motors

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:37:36 +0000

For 50 years, Gibbons studied the large protein motors that move microtubules in cells and make sperm tails flick



How X-rays helped to solve mystery of floating rocks

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:00:47 +0000

Michael Manga teams with Berkeley Lab scientists to understand why pumice floats (or sinks)



Expert on rip currents warns of dangers at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach

Wed, 24 May 2017 19:28:34 +0000

Coastal oceanographer Francis Smith takes to the waves to demonstrate the dangers at California beaches



Caps off to Berkeley graduates of 2017!

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 +0000

A collection of moments from commencement 2017 in words, photos and videos



Ph.D. grad’s speech exposes difficulties for student and working parents

Tue, 23 May 2017 21:04:54 +0000

Jen King, who completed the I School's doctoral program while raising two young children, challenged universities and the tech sector to do a better job accommodating parents in her commencement speech at the School of Information’s graduation ceremony.



Born into Middle East conflict, new graduate goes back to make change

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:41:35 +0000

Feras Fahed Abushaar, student speaker at his graduation in International and Area Studies, told his story as part of a strong statement about Berkeley's place as a force for empowering positive change in the world



Poet, author and former Jewish studies instructor Chana Bloch dies

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:27:18 +0000

Colleagues across the UC Berkeley campus mourn the loss of poet and scholar



Birds, bees and other critters have scruples, and for good reason

Tue, 23 May 2017 19:23:47 +0000

Psychologists find examples of conscientiousness, such as working hard, paying attention to detail and striving to do the right thing, throughout the animal kingdom



Botanical Garden hosts giant bird’s nest built with natural fiber, digital tools

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Graduate students in architecture work with associate professor M. Paz Gutierrez aim big as they begin to unravel the elaborate construction secrets of the weaver bird



DJ Khaled surprises statistics graduation

Fri, 19 May 2017 23:03:14 +0000

Steve Stoute — a cultural force who has built a name in the music industry and as a marketing and brand entrepreneur — got statistics graduates to their feet with his surprise guest: DJ Khaled



What’s a manbassador? Graduating MBA student shows the way

Fri, 19 May 2017 17:00:51 +0000

Post-graduation, Patrick Ford plans to help build a network of manbassador programs nationwide



UC approves policy on nonresident student enrollment

Fri, 19 May 2017 16:43:42 +0000

The Board of Regents today reaffirmed UC’s historic commitment to California residents by limiting the proportion of out-of-state and international students at its nine undergraduate campuses



Five activist scholars awarded social change prizes

Fri, 19 May 2017 16:00:40 +0000

UC Berkeley’s Institute for the Study of Societal Issues awarded social change prizes to five local activist scholars, including three Berkeley students engaged in education-related projects.



Despite failed vision, alum running a self-guided race to his Ph.D.

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Newton Nguyen overcame disability and self-doubt on his path to success — both as a student and a triathlete



New J-School grad aims to bridge the gap between military vets, civilians

Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 +0000

A 14-year veteran of the Marine Corps and Army, Capt. Joe Bush now uses storytelling to be an advocate



Irvine’s Erwin Chemerinsky will be the new Berkeley Law dean

Wed, 17 May 2017 15:35:47 +0000

The current and founding dean of the UC Irvine School of Law will begin his five-year term at Berkeley on July 1



Bowles Hall champion Bob Sayles dies at 85

Tue, 16 May 2017 22:48:10 +0000

Bowles Hall's reopening as a residential college in 2016 was led by Sayles, a 1952 alum and former Bowlesman