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‘Pompkin’ pie and other pies from history — baked up by the Bancroft

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:51:44 +0000

In honor of Thanksgiving, the Bancroft Library baked three old-time pies from its cookbook collection and held a tasting



Berkeley-student-turned-BART-agent is more than a ‘booth troll’

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:14:48 +0000

Meet William Cromartie, a BART station agent and former Cal student, who finds meaning through the simple act of greeting commuters. Cromartie, 55, spends his shifts interacting with everyone that walks by his booth at MacArthur



Berkeley astronomers selected to take new space telescope for a spin

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:35:36 +0000

Astronomers will be first to use new James Webb Space Telescope - in two years, after launch and commissioning



Post-war designs inspire student-produced chairs

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Contestants worked from one sheet of plywood in the 'Form Follows' chair design competition



Growing up without free speech like ‘prison for your mind’

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Parham Pourdavood, a UC Berkeley transfer student, grew up in Iran. He says he'd heard about government oppression, but hadn't seen it with his own eyes; he just knew he couldn’t speak his mind. It's why he's such a strong supporter of free speech today



Students help Berkeley elders age in place

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:42:25 +0000

New student group has already helped 35 Berkeley seniors, with another 40 waiting



Six UC Berkeley faculty elected AAAS fellows

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:00:55 +0000

Scholars honored for applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished



Pioneering new course looks at business, tech, and law surrounding blockchain

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:07:29 +0000

UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business in spring offers a cross-listed class in this potentially disruptive technology to business, engineering and law students



UCPD turkey giveaway brightens student-parents’ holiday

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:19:39 +0000

Police officers and staff hand out 45 turkeys, produce boxes and $40 supermarket gift cards



Meet the inflammasome: the body’s first defense against bacteria

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:13:30 +0000

Researchers use cryo-EM to obtain detailed picture of how immune system interacts with bacteria to alert our body to infection



Two postdocs among Forbes 30 Under 30 In Science

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:30:38 +0000

Berkeley alums also on '30 under 30' lists published this week by Forbes



Lego animation of ‘The Play’ honors Big Game week

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:59:48 +0000

It’s Big Game week, the time when the Cal community hates all things red, burns our Peninsula rivals on social media and remembers, fondly, that famous game-winning, trombone-crushing, five-lateral, 1982 Big Game kickoff return. In



Urban Displacement Project expands, updates its Northern California maps

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:28:24 +0000

Urban Displacement Project expands its research into housing pressures experienced throughout Bay Area and into the Valley



Doctoral student wins Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:16:35 +0000

Dan Hammer is the prize's first-ever honoree for his work to to make satellite imagery easier for journalists to use.



Scott Biddy, campus fundraising executive, to retire

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 23:44:25 +0000

In the words of Robert D. Haas, Biddy has been “California Hall’s Swiss Army knife: He performed a wide variety of important functions, and did all of them well.”



Is free speech free? In 500 words or fewer, you can win the prize

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 22:44:53 +0000

Is free speech free? If you can answer that provocative question in 500 words or fewer, you might win the annual Lili Fabilli and Eric Hoffer Essay Prize, which honors brevity alongside brilliance in writing. The



Campus speaker: Who is Antifa, anyway?

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 23:27:53 +0000

A scholar of the movement explains what he's learned.



Hewlett backs Berkeley projects for hip hop opera, ‘Dreamer’ composition

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 21:54:16 +0000

New works will explore the origins of the Internet and the immigrant experience, especially for those who came to America as children



School of Information offers new cybersecurity degree

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 21:11:58 +0000

Applications are being accepted for a new, online master's of information and cybersecurity program, offered in collaboration with the College of Engineering and the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity



Study: California’s progressive policies don’t hurt jobs, economy

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 19:52:32 +0000

The report looks at the impacts of the state’s minimum wage increases, increased access to health insurance, reduction of carbon emissions and higher taxes on the wealthy.