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‘We have a space!’ — Fannie Lou Hamer Black Resource Center opens

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:24:31 +0000

“Every one of you is a part of history!” shouted out ab, the program development specialist at the African American Student Development center. “We have a center. We have a space to fellowship, a space



Dancing in drag, Trocks toe line between mastery, mockery

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:36:00 +0000

The troupe first performed at UC Berkeley’s Cal Performances 40 years ago. They return in March, this time with a new take on two works — 'Swan Lake' (Act II) and 'Don Quixote' — that they first presented at their Zellerbach Hall debut in 1976. They’ll also do a scene from 'La Esmeralda'



Pre-Trump, Gen. James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis at Berkeley

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:21:20 +0000

In a 2014 conversation with Harry Kreisler, the future defense secretary explained why "It's critical that we tell our civilian leaders what we think we can, or more importantly sometimes, what we cannot do with the military instrument"



Sloan fellowships awarded to five faculty ‘rising stars’

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:33:39 +0000

Scientists Ren Ng, Pierre Simon, Reed Walker, Daniel Weisz and Michael Yartsev receive $60,000 grants to further their research



Trading in the scalpel for a sharper blade

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:56:32 +0000

Bakar Fellow Kathy Collins, professor of biophysics, biochemistry and structural biology, is working develop and market a technology to increase the diagnostic power of non-surgical biopsies



Where cutting-edge research methods document the world’s atrocities

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:47:00 +0000

UC Berkeley's Human Rights Center runs the world’s first university-based open source investigations lab



Megamovie project to crowdsource images of August solar eclipse

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:00:10 +0000

Public asked to submit videos and photos to be stitched together to capture the rare full solar eclipse taking place on Aug. 21



Front Row breaks barriers to performing arts for young millennials

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:25:20 +0000

Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, headlines one of Cal Performances' innovations, aimed at bringing more young adults to the performing arts



As 3D printing grows, so does need to reclaim plastic waste

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000

With more than 100 3D printers on campus, at least 600 pounds of plastic trash is generated each year. Undergraduates Nicole Panditi and Scott Silva have a solution



Labs picked as winners of Excellence in Laboratory Safety awards

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:23:07 +0000

Researchers recognized for their work to promote safe practices and a culture of safety at UC Berkeley



Decision clears way for UC Berkeley patent on CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:24:39 +0000

The ruling says that the inventions claimed in the pending U.S. patent application filed by the Doudna/Charpentier research group and those filed by the Broad Institute are separately patentable, moving the Doudna/Charpentier group’s application closer to issuance as a U.S. patent.



UC Berkeley, NASA looking for citizen scientists to help find Planet 9

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:00:28 +0000

Volunteers needed to scan images of the sky to look for moving specks of light that could be a new planet or brown dwarf



Is it love? Scientists talk romance on Facebook Live

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:43:42 +0000

For Valentine's Day, UC Berkeley psychologists and neuroscientists Robert Levenson, Emiliana Simon-Thomas and Arthur Aron talked about the differences between attraction, early-relationship passion and enduring love.



From soccer to science, Berkeley summer camps offer fun and learning

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 18:52:19 +0000

Registrations are opening now, or soon, for scores of summer camps offered by the campus. Spaces fill fast.



Library posts guide to detecting fake news

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:31:03 +0000







‘Editing’ new metamaterials brings light into focus

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 19:05:17 +0000

Materials scientist and Bakar Fellow Jie Yao has developed a technique to readily change the structure of thin sheets of “metamaterials” so that they can focus light in an entirely new and commercially promising way



Dirks in Daily Cal: Do not condone violence to suppress free speech

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 20:10:44 +0000

In op-ed, Chancellor Nicholas Dirks insists that "we need more than ever to cleave to the laws that protect our fundamental rights."



Mary Harvey wins U.S. soccer’s top award

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 22:44:57 +0000

Cal Bear, national and international soccer star-turned-administrator has won the prestigious Werner Fricker Builder Award from U.S. Soccer for her longterm advocacy of the sport



Fossil record should help guide conservation in a changing world

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 20:28:15 +0000

Writers, lawyers and policymakers as well as biologists and paleobiologists urge a focus on saving resilient ecosystems as well as species