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Where you can watch livestreams of the eclipse at Berkeley

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:23:16 +0000

UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science will show live feeds of the action from spots along the path of totality on Monday morning

Back to school: New bears share their week

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Get a glimpse of what it was like for the 9,500 new students this week during back-to-school orientation

Two-step process leads to cell immortalization and cancer

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:53:15 +0000

Research provides clearer view of the role telomere length and telomerase play in cell immortalization

Tips for viewing (and enjoying) Monday’s solar eclipse

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:55:51 +0000

As you prepare to enjoy the Great American Eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, take some safety tips from astronomer Alex Filippenko, who has seen 15 total solar eclipses

Better student nutrition by design

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:00:03 +0000

Students in a summer academy used newly acquired design and fabrication skills to meet special campus community needs

In a step toward fighting human trafficking, sex ads are linked to Bitcoin data

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:20:53 +0000

A Berkeley Ph.D. candidate in computer science has built algorithms that analyze public information from Bitcoin to ID human trafficking rings.

Give me a C! New students break world record

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0000

On Day One of Golden Bear Orientation, 7,196 blue-clad students made history at Memorial Stadium. A time-lapse video captures their feat.

Campus welcomes new students: ‘Find your neighborhoods’

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0000

“It’s very inspiring meeting new students — hearing about all the excellent things they’ve done in the first chapters of their lives,” says freshman Michael Sigua

Interim vice chancellor for research named

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:42:13 +0000

G. Steven Martin, professor emeritus of cell and developmental biology, this week stepped into the role of interim vice chancellor for research at UC Berkeley

Berkeley again is top U.S. public university in new ARWU rankings

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:44:30 +0000

Berkeley ranks first in the world in natural sciences, chemistry and electrical and electronic engineering

Chancellor Christ celebrates beginnings — and takes media questions

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0000

"You feel the excitement of all the beginnings that surround you — new students embarking on their college or graduate school years, new faculty beginning their Berkeley careers"

A message from the chancellor on Charlottesville

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:12:45 +0000

UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ condemns the violence, sends condolences and restates the campus's commitment to the First Amendment, non-violence, equity and inclusion

Heavily used pesticide linked to breathing problems in farmworkers’ children

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:24:14 +0000

New study finds that elemental sulfur is linked to reduced lung function, more asthma-related symptoms and higher asthma medication use in children living about a half-mile or less from farms that use the pesticide

Visualize this: Project shows U.S. magazine evolution

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0000

A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities will help uncover a wealth of information about historically significant American magazines.

Biomedical startups featured in the New York Times

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:07:40 +0000

Young professors receive Early Career Awards from DOE

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 17:50:08 +0000

Lin Lin develops numerical techniques for supercomputer simulations of the properties of new materials

Feeling bad about feeling bad can make you feel worse

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:00:40 +0000

Embracing your darker moods can actually make you feel better in the long run, psychologists find

People with mental illness reoffend less if on specialty probation

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 15:00:03 +0000

Study finds that treatment-oriented probation sharply reduces repeat arrests.

New eight-day Golden Bear Orientation starts Tuesday

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0000

A comprehensive new welcome for incoming students stretches over the eight days before classes start

Rare audio of indigenous languages saved a century later

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 23:35:00 +0000

Berkeley researchers are using a new technology to preserve 78 indigenous languages stored on wax cylinders