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Last Build Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:43:04 +0000


Student attempts first known trek of iconic Patagonia routes in a wheelchair

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:59:17 +0000

Alvaro Silberstein, MBA 17, hopes to become the first person to navigate three iconic routes in the Paine de Torre National Park in a wheelchair.

Holiday shopping? Look no further than UC Berkeley

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000

From reusable clothes at the ReUSE store to gardens to grow at home from the UC Botanical Garden to a hand-crafted ceramics from the Berkeley Art Studio, there's something for everyone

Vigil for fire victims marks ‘loss to the world,’ times five

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Still reeling from the Oakland warehouse fire that claimed 36 lives — including five people with ties to UC Berkeley — the campus community gathered today for a solemn tribute at Zellerbach Hall

Vigil Thursday for those lost in the Oakland fire

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:03:45 +0000

Campus to gather at noon at Zellerbach Hall to honor the memory of all who have been lost, from Berkeley and beyond

Bacterial aphrodisiac sets off mating swarm in another organism

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:34:50 +0000

Choanoflagellates, one of the closest living relatives of animals, begin mass mating in response to a chemical signal from nearby bacteria

Campus mourns five killed in Oakland warehouse fire

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:20:26 +0000

The official death toll from Oakland’s warehouse fire has been updated to include two UC Berkeley students, two recent graduates and a community volunteer at the campus radio station

Drones help monitor health of giant sequoias

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:00:21 +0000

New multispectral cameras mounted on drones can rapidly and repeatedly monitor the health of trees and entire forests

Psychology adviser stays grounded by plunging from planes

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:20:04 +0000

Erin Ptaschinski is among 65 female skydivers who just set a world record in vertical formation

Geneticist honored for pioneering work in plants

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:14:08 +0000

Michael Freeling has been awarded the McClintock Prize for Plant Genetics and Genome Studies for his fundamental contributions to the understanding of gene and genome biology

Comedian Lewis Black on living at intersection of satire, reality

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Comedian Lewis Black says is turning to millennials post-Trump, and they "better not f--- up."

Three from campus community confirmed as fire victims

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:21:18 +0000

A junior majoring in media studies, a recent graduate and a KALX radio station volunteer were among the dozens who perished in the Ghost Ship warehouse tragedy

Wall-jumping robot is most vertically agile ever built

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:01:24 +0000

Roboticists at UC Berkeley have designed a small robot that can leap into the air and then spring off a wall, or perform multiple vertical jumps in a row, resulting in the highest robotic vertical jumping agility ever recorded

Physicist Surjeet Rajendran shares $100,000 New Horizons Prize

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:13:32 +0000

The prize for early-career scientists was announced Dec. 4 at the Breakthrough Prize gala

During last period of global warming, Antarctica warmed 2 to 3 times more than planet average

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:30:03 +0000

The calculations are in line with estimates from most climate models, proving that these models do a good job of estimating past climatic conditions and, very likely, future conditions in an era of climate change and global warming

Update on the Oakland warehouse fire tragedy

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 22:00:43 +0000

Updated campus information on Oakland warehouse fire.

For Chancellor’s Community Partnership Fund, it’s the season of giving

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 01:00:00 +0000

As a leader of Berkeley Scholars to Cal, a program that receives funding from UC Berkeley's Chancellor's Community Partnership Fund, Sidney Lee is helping others like her — students with promise and ambition, but lacking a game plan — to map a college path of their own.

Bernie Sanders: ‘No compromise’ on bigotry, climate change, democracy

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:20:00 +0000

Vermont senator tells overflow crowd at Zellerbach that 'despair is not an option'

Fall arts and design showcase: bringing talent into focus

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:09:38 +0000

For the next two weeks, students enrolled in arts and design courses all across the UC Berkeley campus will be showcasing the work they've created this semester in dozens of exhibits, presentations, performances and design reviews.

Institutional collapse, not guns and bombs, is most-cited cause of wildlife declines from war

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:34:52 +0000

Breakdowns in institutions, societies and economies during conflicts often prove lethal, according to a new study

Researchers warn of financial risks in retirement jobs

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:30:34 +0000

Researchers reveal hidden tax penalties and conclude that Uncle Sam is inducing Boomers to leave the job market