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Last Build Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:58:08 +0000


Biostatistics professor elected to National Academy of Medicine

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:13:42 +0000

Biostatistics professor Nicholas Jewell awarded one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine

Everything you need to know about sleep, but are too tired to ask

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:51:52 +0000

New book says silent sleep-loss epidemic is one of the 21st century's greatest public health challenges

Climate series: How do we verify climate treaties?

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0000

Berkeley experts on how to build more secure, faster AI systems

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:01:02 +0000

Computer scientists warn of new kinds of attacks, limits to data analysis and other AI systems challenges, but propose new research directions to realize AI's potential.

Neuroscience professor awarded prestigious Packard fellowship

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:30:46 +0000

Michael Yartsev will study bats to investigate how human brains developed language.

Astronomers strike cosmic gold

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:00:52 +0000

Gravitational wave detection and observation of its optical counterpart affirms theoretical prediction that heavy elements like gold and platinum are forged in neutron star collisions

Berkeley students, alums take on ‘back-breaking’ work at wildfire evacuation center

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 19:45:25 +0000

In 12-hour shifts, student veterans and public health graduate students have taken up the grimy, essential tasks

Students’ journey from incarceration to classrooms featured in premiered film

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000

A crowd turned out for the premiere of a film profiling formerly incarcerated students at Berkeley.

Professor looks at Oakland: hip and at high risk for another big blaze

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 21:25:36 +0000

The odds are high that Oakland could experience yet another devastating wildfire, warns a professor in the College of Environmental Design.

Campus offers advice on air quality and health

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 20:07:18 +0000

Because of poor air quality caused by smoke from the still-burning North Bay fires, campus authorities advised that windows be kept closed and exposure limited

Sastry stepping down as engineering dean

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 19:00:22 +0000

After completing this academic year, Sastry will return to his fulltime faculty position after serving nearly 10 years as dean

Sailing an ocean of challenges to stage Metamorphoses

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000

The latest show by UC Berkeley’s Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, the play presented a slew of challenges, from how to create a heated, airtight pool to mimicking torrential rain

A reporter reflects: ‘We are living in the eternal Now’

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Glen Martin, a frequent contributor to California magazine, was evacuated with his family last week from his Santa Rosa suburb as flames encroached on his home

Media advisory: IGS hosts talks on contemporary political issues

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 22:22:16 +0000

A series of talks hosted by Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies on gerrymandering and social science, Donald Trump and the future of American power, identity politics and liberalism.

Sociologist Neil Smelser, campus leader and Free Speech Movement diplomat, dies at 87

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 21:00:30 +0000

Harvard-educated Rhodes Scholar was a prolific scholar, educator and administrator.

Physics postdoc and mentor awarded prestigious L’Oréal fellowship

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 19:14:20 +0000

Sydney Schreppler is working on exotic ways of communicating with quantum bits, or qubits

‘It is part of what I do:’ UC police support wildfire victims

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 23:14:56 +0000

Nine campus police officers have headed north to help.

Report outlines cybersecurity threats for Olympics, other sporting events

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 22:56:05 +0000

The digital technologies that enhance sporting events also carry risks, the study warns

Three Berkeley alums win MacArthur ‘genius’ awards

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 21:50:49 +0000

Fiction writer Viet Thanh Nguyen, photographer and artist Trevor Paglen and opera director Yuval Sharon earned the coveted awards for exceptional creativity

Fever in early pregnancy linked to birth defects, animal study shows

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 18:30:23 +0000

Fever itself, not its cause, alters development of heart and jaw from three to eight weeks pregnancy