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New gene editing technique could drive out mosquito-borne disease

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:00:10 +0000

CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology can insert and spread genes designed to suppress wild insects, new study shows.

Two early career researchers awarded Pew grants

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:54:37 +0000

Early career awards will help these scientists conduct foundational work on depression, sensory perception

One young Republican’s pursuit of the ‘Freedom to Marry’

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Tyler Deaton's story is one of 23 interviews conducted by the Bancroft Library’s Oral History Center that explore the national campaign that won federal marriage rights for same-sex couples

Dubón aims to innovate as new vice chancellor of equity and inclusion

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:20:52 +0000

A professor since 2000, he brings to the role five years of experience as engineering's associate dean of equity and inclusion

On California, the drought and the ‘yuck factor’

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Professor David Sedlak says our urban water infrastructure needs a major upgrade to keep our cities thriving well into the future

Seattle’s $15 minimum wage not costing jobs, says new report

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:25:57 +0000

Seattle's minimum wage law is working as intended, says the author of a new study, by boosting pay for low-wage workers without hurting jobs.

Star Cal football tackle, later a pro, comes out as gay

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:13:22 +0000

Ryan O'Callaghan, who played for the Golden Bears in the early 2000s, wanted to die because he was gay. Now he's opened up in an Outsports interview, hoping to help anyone who might be suffering as he did

Poll: Californians support health coverage for mental health

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:41:42 +0000

Democrats and Republicans alike support mental health and substance use coverage in federal health insurance, which is being rewritten in Congress

UCPD carries ‘Flame of Hope’ for Special Olympics

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 22:51:24 +0000

UCPD raises funds, awareness for the Special Olympics by carrying torch through campus

Music professor wins prestigious Kyoto Prize

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:36:53 +0000

Richard Taruskin is lauded for a lifetime of contributions to musicology

Berkeley scholar’s two books on U.S. politics earn high honors

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0000

A colleague says that political scientist Eric Schickler winning four high honors for two books -- one about investigating the president and the other about the ties between civil rights and the Democrats --is like the Warriors' Steph Curry winning MVP in both basketball and baseball.

New IGS poll: A majority of Californians worry about ACA repeal

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:29:56 +0000

More than half — 56 percent — fear that they or a family member could lose their health insurance coverage

Peregrine falcon chicks on Campanile now banded, getting ready to fly

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Experts made their way to the second balcony of the Campanile Monday to put identifying bands on two peregrine falcon chicks, whose family made a home on the 307-foot bell tower last month

Berkeley brand team wins gold at CASE

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 18:18:21 +0000

The #InThisGen ad campaign won gold, and one of the ads in the campaign won bronze, in the C017 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards.

Marine predators bulked up over eons to dominate their prey

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:00:51 +0000

In the constant evolutionary battle between predator and prey, one seemingly winning strategy is to get bigger over time so you can throw your weight around

Berkeley ranks among world’s ‘elite six’ universities

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 23:21:26 +0000

For the seventh year in a row, UC Berkeley joins five other world universities at the top of newly released 2017 reputation rankings by 'Times Higher Education'

Seasonal rain and snow trigger small quakes on California faults

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 18:19:48 +0000

Weight of rain and snow and subsequent summer rebound change stresses on state's faults, causing slight uptick in quakes

When new poet laureate read at Lunch Poems

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:44:13 +0000

Watch Tracy K. Smith, the new U.S. poet laureate, read her work at Berkeley’s noontime poetry reading series Lunch Poems. She follows in the footsteps of Berkeley professor Robert Hass — who ran the series and was also poet laureate from 1995 to 1997.

Pianist found his path at Berkeley, returns to lead Ojai music fest

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0000

When Vijay Iyer came to UC Berkeley in the early 1990s, he didn’t know he would go on to become what the New Yorker referred to as 'the most lauded piano player in jazz'