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100 million dead trees in the Sierra are a massive risk for unpredictable wildfires

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:55:32 +0000

The dead trees have created potential fuel for dangerously unpredictable wildfires in the near future.

Courtroom experience makes law prof an expert instructor

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:45:49 +0000

Andrea Roth learned the law in the courtrooms of Washington, D.C., where she was a public defender looking out for men and women accused of robbery, larceny and murder. Roth, who is now an assistant

Public health dean to step down

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:29:04 +0000

Stefano Bertozzi led many new initiatives for the school, and will remain onboard as a faculty member

UC, Chancellor Christ support release of detained student

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:07:19 +0000

UC President Janet Napolitano and UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ today issued a statement supporting a student released from detention by federal immigration authorities

National Academy of Sciences awards for Raghavendra, Doudna

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:43:53 +0000

Prasad Raghavendra and Jennifer Doudna received awards for their work in computer science and chemical sciences, respectively

Berkeley anthropologist honored with 2017 Huxley Award

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Berkeley's Margaret Conkey is honored with one of anthropology's highest tributes.

Recording a thought’s fleeting trip through the brain

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:30:38 +0000

Berkeley researchers record from the surface of the brain to obtain best view yet of how prefrontal cortex coordinates our responses

Two graduate students honored for work to defeat tax plan

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:00:55 +0000

Representative Barbara Lee honored two UC Berkeley Ph.D. candidates for their efforts to halt a Republican tax proposal that would have forced graduate students to pay taxes on the value of their education. Lee, a

History professor’s ‘Work of the Dead’ wins 2018 Shannon Prize

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:38:34 +0000

Thomas Laqueur's book is recognized as a monumental achievement

Make your voice count: New campuswide survey launches on sexual violence, harassment

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:30:00 +0000

Data from students, staff and faculty will inform action plan to strengthen prevention, response

Report on California correctional officers’ suicide risks spurs widespread attention

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

A Berkeley researcher is buoyed by the response to a study of mental health issues facing California's corrections officers.

Podcast: Bot Garden series explores the science of cannabis

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

With recreational cannabis newly legal in California, the UC Botanical Garden has lined up a full roster of experts to discuss the latest research on the commercialization and use of the popular plant

Thelton Henderson remembers MLK: ‘An incredibly brave man’

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:15:00 +0000

“We all know him. That voice — the way he can inspire you… But I saw another side of him that showed me how hard his task really was,” says renowned civil rights lawyer and judge Thelton Henderson, speaking of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

With interspecies hybrids, it makes a difference who’s the dad and who’s the mom

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:30:48 +0000

New research from Berkeley looks at why some closely related species interbreed and produce viable young – like the mules and hinnies that come from the mating of horses and donkeys – while others don't

Podcast: Here’s what our recent quake sounded like

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Toppling tchotchkes and whining dogs were only some of the sounds from last week’s 4.4-magnitude earthquake on the Hayward Fault. Underground at UC Berkeley, seismic sensors captured the quake’s deep rumble

Fighting misogyny in economics: Alice Wu, take a bow

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 01:02:22 +0000

Alice Wu, whose undergraduate honors paper exposed gender inequities in the economics, is getting kudos for her impact on the field

Largest recorded underwater volcanic eruption sheds light on deep-sea events

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 23:07:53 +0000

Seafloor eruption in 2012 produced a huge raft of pumice in the southern Pacific

Research finds social media users actually wind down, not up

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:15:58 +0000

Prize-winning study shows social media isn't doing extreme things to our emotions

Mark Richards to be U. of Washington’s new provost

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Geophysicist, a professor of Earth and planetary science, served as dean of mathematical and physical sciences from 2002 to 2014 and simultaneously as executive dean of the College of Letters and Science