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Top stories from 2016

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:54:50 +0000

(image) In the course of a globally turbulent year, UC Berkeley faced its share of trials, as well as soaring triumphs. Here are the media highlights of 2016.



Seven months after Rio Olympics, Zika continues to plague babies in urban slums

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:53:26 +0000

(image) New research shows that risk to visitors to the Rio Olympics were low, but people who live there bear the brunt of the mosquito-borne virus



In a sample of blood, researchers probe for cancer clues

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:00:18 +0000

(image) UC Berkeley bioengineers have made an important step towards liquid biopsy technology



Business-minded scientists with big ideas

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:30:30 +0000

(image) The Innovative Genomics Institute appointed its first Entrepreneurial Fellows to translate and commercialize new CRISPR technologies



Want to study a tropical island? French Polynesia beckons

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

(image) The beautiful island of Moorea in French Polynesia is beckoning Berkeley undergrads — but not for long. Students of all majors can apply by April 15 to spend the fall semester doing field research from UC Berkeley’s Gump Research Station on the island.



Campus sends out meningitis health alert

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:40:54 +0000

(image) University Health Services administrators sent this message to the campus community today: Dear Campus Community, On Monday, March 20, local health officials confirmed a single case of meningococcal meningitis in a UC Berkeley student, who



New drug strategy: Target ribosome to halt protein production

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:00:46 +0000

(image) LDL-lowering drug selectively stalls ribosome, suggesting other potential drugs that target ribosome



Cal eSports team joins Rec Sports roster

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:31:19 +0000

(image) The move means the team will be able to represent Cal in intercollegiate competition, and receive the full breadth of department and campus resources, including administrative and marketing support and access to facilities.



Gift, movie highlight brain scientist’s legacy

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:55:25 +0000

(image) Alumnus Ron Hammer and his spouse have given $2 million to endow a faculty chair in honor of Marian Diamond's lasting legacy in neuroscience



Five faculty honored for distinguished teaching

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:04:55 +0000

(image) A ceremony on April 19 will honor the five UC Berkeley faculty who have been selected as recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award, the campus’s most prestigious honor for teaching



Forestry Club students reforest Tightwad Hill

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:24:21 +0000

(image) Taking advantage of a recent break in the rain, members of the UC Berkeley Forestry Club joined staff from UC’s grounds department and the campus landscape architect to plant new trees on Tightwad Hill. The



Survey results show how the campus commutes

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:25:04 +0000

(image) Results of a survey completed by 6,000 students, faculty and staff show a continued decrease in single drivers in cars and increased use of transit



First-gen students pack inaugural career conference

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:00:33 +0000

(image) The March 18 First-Generation Career Conference was the first ever held in the UC system.



Library commits to accelerating universal open access

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:43:46 +0000

(image) The University Library took a major step today in its commitment to achieving universal open access for scholarly journal literature by signing the OA2020 Expression of Interest, in collaboration with UC Davis and UC San Francisco



Iranian American comic Maz Jobrani to keynote Berkeley commencement

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:00:00 +0000

(image) He uses comedy to combat stereotypes of immigrants from the Middle East, often drawing from his own experiences



Makeathon to build tech for people with disabilities

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:44:55 +0000

(image) The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation will be taken over by nearly 100 makers for a three-day technology-building marathon



Stressed out by the news? Nature videos will make you happier

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:22:35 +0000

(image) Being out in wild nature has been shown to reduce stress and lift our spirits. But does watching nature documentaries have a similar effect? A study from UC Berkeley and BBC Earth suggests so.



Introducing UC Berkeley’s 11th chancellor: Carol Christ

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:00:00 +0000

(image) A popular, highly regarded administrator and scholar, she will be the first female chancellor in Berkeley’s 149-year history



Hawaiian biodiversity has been declining for millions of years

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:30:18 +0000

(image) Because of constantly shrinking land area, the older islands have been losing bird, insect and plant species for millions of years



EBI, Shell sign $25 million partnership to fund new energy tech research

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:58:14 +0000

(image) UC Berkeley’s Energy Biosciences Institute and Shell have entered into a five-year research agreement to spend up to $25 million over five years on fundamental research in the areas of global energy transition and new energy technology.