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Documentary, talk shine light on Native American activist’s ‘courageous battle’

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:59:54 +0000

President Barack Obama posthumously awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011.



Berkeley holds its title for sending the most alums into the Peace Corps

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:57:50 +0000

In 2018, there are 41 alumni serving across the world



Podcast: Staff director sees great strength in diversity

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:15:00 +0000

Sidalia Reel, the director of Staff Diversity Initiatives in the Office of Equity and Inclusion, works to help Berkeley's more than 9,000 staff feel like a valued part of campus



Better planetary management though data science

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:32:58 +0000

Sol Hsiang discusses how data, analysis and computing can show us our future in a warming world, and lead us to take action to lessen the impact



Amateur astronomer captures rare first light from massive exploding star

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:00:54 +0000

It's the first observation of optical light from the shock breakout in a supernova explosion



Some black holes erase your past

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:30:17 +0000

Physicists argue that the world is deterministic, that your past and present uniquely determine your future, but this may not be true inside some types of black holes



Awesome: Cal Overwatch team two-time champions

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 05:30:49 +0000

Esports Bears win second consecutive national championship



Cockroach-inspired robot is no crash-test dummy

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:56:30 +0000

DASH robot mimics cockroach's ability to use the energy of its crash to propel itself up and over obstacles



Amid #MeToo, student dancers explore power, horror of being a woman

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:30:00 +0000

In her new piece, “Bone Worrier,” for the Berkeley Dance Project 2018, choreographer Katie Faulkner attempts to capture this anxiety in a dreamlike performance by an all-female cast of seven dancers



Security for data analytics – gaining a grip on the two-edged sword

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:22:52 +0000

EECS researchers Dawn Song and Noah Johnson are using Uber data to developa new approach to balancing privacy and data analysis



Alum helps bring clean water to Kenya town

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:49:50 +0000

Ashley Miller — an alumna of the Blum Center for Developing Economies at UC Berkeley — has spent the last five years working to design solutions that will increase access to water



Town halls offer a chance to hear about — and weigh in on — the future of Berkeley

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:13:17 +0000

Members of the strategic planning process's four work groups discussed their charges, outlined their progress and took feedback from the campus this week at two town halls



Student forestry club gets hands-on to remake famous Tightwad Hill

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:35:48 +0000

“To actually be outside and get your hands in the dirt, that’s fundamental,” faculty advisor says.



CRISPR scissors, Cas12a, enables cutting-edge diagnostics

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:00:27 +0000

New DETECTR system analyzes cells, blood, saliva, urine and stool to detect genetic mutations, cancer and antibiotic resistance and diagnose bacterial and viral infections



Six young faculty members named Sloan Research Fellows

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:15:55 +0000

Six assistant professors from the fields of computer science, economics, neuroscience and physics have been named 2018 Sloan Research Fellows, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced today. The six are among 126 researchers from across



Podcast: For comics fan staffer, Black Panther was ‘life changing’

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

'To see a character like Black Panther, who looked like me,' says Alfred Day, 'who was the king of his whole country and in charge of any room he walked into — that's an incredibly powerful idea'



Arizona-bound Cal Overwatch team to defend championship title

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:54:25 +0000

Champion video gamers shoot for second consecutive national win



Sunday (Feb. 18) memorial service for prize-winning biologist Ian Gibbons

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:30:44 +0000

Pioneer in studying the motor proteins - so-called molecular machines - that make cells move



Questions to make you fall in love, again

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:54:54 +0000

Podcast shows that intimate conversations rekindle romance in longtime couples



Earthquake expert Stephen Mahin passes away at 71

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:33:51 +0000

Professor Emeritus Stephen Mahin was pioneering researcher in the seismic safety of large structures.