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David Patterson, pioneer of modern computer architecture, receives Turing Award

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:00:04 +0000

Top honor in computer science to Patterson and John Hennessey for pioneering work in computer architecture now part of most computer chips

A Campus Conversation with Marc Fisher

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:38:29 +0000

For the third Campus Conversation, Marc Fisher, vice chancellor for administration, will discuss efforts underway to improve campus operations so that Berkeley can meet its budget goals

Brewing hoppy beer without the hops

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:00:47 +0000

Using CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, UC Berkeley biologists have come up with a way to create unique flavors and aromas without using the water-intense flowers

Mars’ oceans formed early, possibly aided by massive volcanic eruptions

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:00:10 +0000

Oceans formed before and evolved along with Tharsis volcano, shaping climate history of Mars

150 years of Cal student fashion reflect attitudes, defy labels

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:30:31 +0000

Since UC Berkeley's 1868 founding, students have tended to favor comfort and creativity over designer labels and Ivy League uniforms.

Campus mourns Olly Wilson, musician, composer and teacher

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Olly Wilson, an esteemed UC Berkeley music professor, composer and brilliant musical talent, has passed away.

Four inspiring faculty honored as Distinguished Teachers

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:50:21 +0000

John DeNero, Mary Kelsey, Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton and Panos Patatoukas are the 2018 recipients of UC Berkeley's Distinguished Teaching Award

Campus issues update on efforts to expand housing

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 23:29:40 +0000

The co-chairs of the Housing Master Plan Advisory Group issued an update on work responding to the shortage of housing for UC Berkeley students

Student-directed comedies explore how language limits us, and also builds bridges

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 22:15:56 +0000

All in the Timing, presented by the Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, is made up of four one-act comedies directed, designed and performed by students

Students put on a show: Margaret Cho and friends at Zellerbach

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:56:58 +0000

Front Row, a student-driven program within Cal Performances, brings the outspoken comedian and friends to campus for a special one-night show

Researchers create a protein ‘mat’ that can soak up pollution

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:00:37 +0000

The mats could one day be used in war zones to decontaminate chemical weapons.

Seventeen minutes of silence on Sproul for Parkland shooting victims

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 20:39:05 +0000

As thousands of high school and middle school students marched out of their classrooms in a national protest against gun violence on Wednesday, some 150 UC Berkeley staff and students gathered for 17 minutes of

Dance and art, meet business: You’re more alike than you think

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:00:00 +0000

Collaborative Innovation, a Big Ideas course, teaches students techniques for group creativity and team-based design

Harvard art historian to speak on art in a time of crisis

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Townsend Center for the Humanities brings Joseph Koerner to Berkeley for a lecture and symposium on art's reaction to a state of siege

California Alliance improving pipeline to the professoriate

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 18:00:20 +0000

A conference at Berkeley this week will showcase the promising results of efforts funded by the National Science Foundation

Saba Mahmood, scholar of modern Egypt, loses battle with cancer

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:26:41 +0000

Saba Mahmood made pathbreaking contributions to contemporary debates on secularism, stimulating new ways of understanding religion in public life and contesting received assumptions about both religion and the secular

Kamala Harris to give UC Berkeley’s 2018 commencement address

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 13:00:42 +0000

The daughter of two UC Berkeley alumni "embodies a lot of the ideals" of the campus

‘We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re in the Public Record!’

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 22:43:16 +0000

A new exhibit in Doe Library’s Brown Gallery, starting Thursday, brings to life stories from the LGBTQ movement through government documents, art, posters and other materials from the UC Berkeley Library’s collections

Creating the world you want, by seeing a world that’s possible

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 22:40:00 +0000

Derrika Hunt, a Ph.D. student in education, takes girls of color on trips to new countries, empowering them to change their own lives and communities