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$1.5 million to study language development, via bats

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:23:46 +0000

Neuroscientist Michael Yartsev will study the neurobiological basis of language learning in the small mammals' brains with the aim of helping crack the mysteries of language disorders.

Breakthrough Listen to search for intelligent life around weird star

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:16:58 +0000

With new instruments on the Green Bank Telescope, UC Berkeley researchers look for intelligent signals from Tabby's star

Campus invited to weigh in on the selection of a new chancellor

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:34:41 +0000

Four open forums will be held, starting Thursday, where the campus community can weigh in on what qualities they'd like to see in the next UC Berkeley chancellor.

How Berkeley-Haas helped a surgeon do his job better

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:51:05 +0000

Leadership communications skills, taught at Haas to 25 doctors, nurses and other hospital staff, improved operations in a busy pediatric operating room

Open enrollment information sessions planned

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:57:38 +0000

Open Enrollment for health and welfare benefits at UC Berkeley opens Thursday, Oct. 27; campus Human Resources representatives will hold several information sessions:

Driving mosquito evolution to fight malaria

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:00:01 +0000

Combining insect repellents with insecticides could harness evolution to help fight malarial mosquitoes

New bacteria groups, stunning diversity discovered underground

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:00:37 +0000

A bacterial bonanza comes from reconstructing the genomes of microbes in sediment and groundwater samples from an aquifer in Colorado

Wildfire management vs. fire suppression benefits forest and watershed

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:45:55 +0000

Experiment in Yosemite National Park shows that wildfire management can produce an ecosystem more resilient to fire

Campus marks national Food Day with a week of activities

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:30:16 +0000

Food Day, a national event, is Oct. 24, but at Berkeley, a hub of food-related work, it lasts all week.

A day in the life of the Campanile

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:24:24 +0000

Take a ride up the elevator in Berkeley's beloved clocktower, where the views are amazing and the bells are loud.

Americans battle fascism in musical Heart of Spain

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0000

In the latest performance from Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, student actors tell the harrowing story of a group of volunteers from the U.S. who fought against fascism in the Spanish Civil War.

Long-term, hi-res tracking of eruptions on Jupiter’s moon Io

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:30:20 +0000

Results from Keck and Gemini telescopes' ongoing study of Io's volcanic activity

Lab frog DNA shows what happens when genomes collide

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:00:56 +0000

The African clawed frog, the most common amphibian in research labs today, got double the number of genes when two species hybridized 15-20 million years ago

‘Rigging the election’ — rhetoric vs. reality

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0000

In recent weeks, Donald Trump has suggested that the electoral system is "rigged" or could be hacked to manipulate the outcome of this year’s campaign for the White House. But Betsy Cooper, executive director of the Center for Long-term Cybersecurity at UC Berkeley, says it’s highly unlikely a hacker could shift the victory from one candidate to the other. What we should really worry about, she warns, is a much bigger risk.

Campus hosts Canada’s ambassador to the U.S.

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:05:13 +0000

David MacNaughton discussed a range of issues including Canada's national identity, its energy and natural resource policies, the country's treatment of Syrian refugees and its international policy agenda under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Development Engineering awarded $3 million from National Science Foundation

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:09:23 +0000

The NSF awarded $3 million to UC Berkeley’s Development Engineering program to train graduate students to find innovative solutions to food, energy and water challenges in developing countries.

New Opportunity Lab to focus on policy for poverty, inequality

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Berkeley economist Christina Romer thinks new Opportunity Lab's "good, policy-oriented research” can help solve current political dysfunction.

Election 2016 — the view from Berkeley

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:47:29 +0000

A full page of election coverage from Berkeley News and the Berkeley Blog

In the year of Trump, student Republicans at odds

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0000

At UC Berkeley, maintaining party loyalty is harder than ever for young conservatives

Physicist Marvin Cohen to receive 2017 Franklin Medal

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 22:30:29 +0000

University Professor honored for explaining and predicting the properties of new materials