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Researchers unveil new initiative on human migration

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:58:39 +0000

Project to explore refugee crises, human rights, nativism and border concerns, among other things.



The yin-yang of cancer and infectious disease

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:00:04 +0000

Discovering how the immune system responds to pathogens could lead to new therapies for cancer, and vice versa



Why the lights don’t dim when we blink

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:00:54 +0000

Study finds that blinking prompts eye muscles to keep our vision in line



Berkeley among top U.S. universities for upward mobility

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:34:27 +0000

University of California campuses, including UC Berkeley, rank high on new mobility report card for U.S. colleges



Justin Wilcox named Cal Bears head football coach

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:02:05 +0000

Wisconsin's defensive coordinator returns to Cal, where he spent three winning years as linebackers' coach



Public Speaking 101 (or how to survive giving a graduation speech and feel joy)

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:08:23 +0000

Telling his story in front of the Winter Commencement crowd was liberating for graduating senior Tomas Mournian: 'I felt not only free and whole, but ... I felt joy'



New Bakar Fellows director sees Berkeley’s entrepreneurial spirit in faculty

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:54:49 +0000

Faculty director Amy Herr hopes to encourage serial entrepreneurs



‘You have been the conscience of our nation’

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:13:21 +0000

On May 17, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke out against the Vietnam War on the steps of UC Berkeley's Sproul Hall



Crowdfunding expands innovation financing to underserved regions

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:17:12 +0000

As Kickstarter funds startups outside of Silicon Valley, venture capital has followed, new research shows



Scientists reprogram embryonic stem cells to expand their potential

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:00:02 +0000

Releasing molecular brake lets pluripotent stem cells develop into a broader range of cell types, akin to the potential of fertilized eggs



UC hires first systemwide Title IX administrator

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 23:22:52 +0000

Attorney Kathleen Salvaty will fill the new position and lead efforts against sexual violence and sexual harassment throughout the University of California



Climate change could kill off parasites, destabilizing ecosystems

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:48:14 +0000

Mass parasite extinction could create more virulent disease or alter the food web



Noise pollution from fracking may harm human health

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000




Research zeroing in on Fresno shows $15 California minimum wage will have big impact on pay, none on jobs

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:40:39 +0000

Labor experts look at Fresno County in analysis of impacts on workers, their families and employment



America’s best child poverty-fighting program? It’s spelled EITC

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 21:02:19 +0000

Research shows that the impact of the EITC goes far beyond its cash value.



Snails travel far and wide, spreading disease along the way

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 20:52:19 +0000

UC Berkeley-led study is the first to find genetic evidence for long-distance dispersal of disease-carrying snails



Cal makes change in football leadership

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 18:16:52 +0000

Sonny Dykes relieved of his duties; Jake Spavital to serve as interim head coach






Learning to live without plastic

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 18:00:00 +0000

More than a dozen professors across a range of departments, from gender and women's studies to nuclear engineering, are working to incorporate content related to carbon neutrality, climate change and sustainability into their undergraduate course material.



Two Berkeley Law alums land Supreme Court clerkships

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 18:52:46 +0000

Starting in July, Greg Miller will clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas, And Karim Kentfield will clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Both are 2012 graduates