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State grant accelerates innovation, entrepreneurship at Berkeley

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:04:21 +0000

A $2.2 million state grant has helped UC Berkeleyto expand its entrepreneurship activities with new facilities, courses and programs



Trump taps alumna to lead FDIC

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:54:16 +0000

Jelena McWilliams, a Yugoslavian immigrant with degrees from UC Berkeley, will lead the powerful federal agency



At 112 pounds, Cal boxer fights her way to national championships

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:19:55 +0000

UC Berkeley junior, a landscape architecture major, grew up doing martial arts



More than 108,000 students seek admission to UC Berkeley for 2018-19

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:45:01 +0000

California residents continue to make up the majority of freshman applicants — more than 51,700. The campus’s national and international appeal also remains strong



Offbeat brain rhythms during sleep make older adults forget

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:00:46 +0000

To hit the save button on new memories, slow and speedy brainwaves must sync up at exactly the right moment.



NEH grants support six Berkeley humanities projects

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000

The latest awards reflect the NEH's commitment to education initiatives, safeguarding cultural treasures and illuminating the history and values that define the nation's shared heritage



Focus on equity brings two professors top award

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:43:30 +0000

Timely research and powerful impact cause Lisa García Bedolla and Greig Crysler to stand out



Researchers discover how cells remember infections decades later

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:00:33 +0000

Discovery may help scientists develop better vaccines or better understand differences among diseases.



New course to tap UC Berkeley’s diversity and maker spirit

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:45:17 +0000

HHMI sponsors bioinspired innovation course to help students design their own future



In this Berkeley seminar, knowledge begins with ‘I don’t know’

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Watch Berkeley Law lecturer Alan Pomerantz as he teaches his undergraduate seminar, Current Political and Moral Conflicts and the U.S. Constitution. It’s designed to challenge students to think critically about controversial topics, including free speech



From student to mayor, Ed Lee maintained strong connection with UC Berkeley

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:04:21 +0000

A 1978 graduate of Berkeley Law, Lee tapped campus experts in transportation and seismology, and inspired current generations of students






A holiday message from Chancellor Christ

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:00:03 +0000

UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ sent out a video holiday card to the campus community, offering reflections on where the campus has been and where it's going



Three innovators elected to National Academy of Inventors

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:30:53 +0000

Tsu-Jae King Liu, Daniel Portnoy and Eli Yablonovitch were honored for their patented innovations in technology and biomedicine



Climate video series: Are we like the whale in ‘Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy’?

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:47:55 +0000

Paleontologist Charles Marshall knows well the radical climate change Earth has experienced over hundreds of millions of years, but today's rapid change is more perilous - like freefall



Few California retailers offer pharmacist-prescribed birth control, despite law

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:00:57 +0000

Study finds that just 11 percent of the state’s community-based pharmacies provide contraception services



California minimum wage hike, savings plan will boost retirement incomes, reduce poverty

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:20:54 +0000

UC Berkeley Labor Center research shows additional Social Security benefits resulting from California's minimum wage law’s implementation, combined with the state’s Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program, can increase young low- and middle-income workers’ retirement income by about 50 percent, compared to baseline Social Security benefits.



For aspiring triple major, classical piano is a way of life

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Christopher Richardson, a sophomore at UC Berkeley who is on the pre-med track, has been competing in classical piano competitions since he was 9 years old. It's when he feels most alive, and most connected to himself



Chancellor hopes to help staff find more community on campus

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:18:48 +0000

If Berkeley is a city, chancellor says, staffers need to find their neighborhood



OWLs provide welcome nest for re-entry students

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:00:00 +0000

Students who are 25 and up find common cause as Berkeley's Older Wiser Learners