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Major fire burns Southside church — Unit 3 evacuated

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:17:25 +0000

As thick smoke, ashes and spray from fire hoses swirled around them, firefighters battled a four-alarm blaze that began around noon and raged through the First Congregational Church near campus at Channing Way and Dana

Public universities championed at Times Higher Education summit

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:00:43 +0000

Some 300 higher education experts and administrators from around the world converged at UC Berkeley for a conference on “World-Class Universities and the Public Good”

United Arab Emirates enlists Berkeley on path to happier workers, more positive country

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Berkeley is sharing its expertise with government workers in the Middle East

Study links Texas earthquakes to wastewater injection

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0000

A new study co-authored by a UC Berkeley professor confirms that earthquakes in America’s oil country are being triggered by significant injections of wastewater below the surface of the Earth.

Construction of next-gen dark matter detector moves forward

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0000

A new dark matter detector, which will be at least 100 times more sensitive than its predecessor, has cleared another approval milestone and is on schedule to begin its deep-underground hunt for theoretical particles known as WIMPs in 2020

UC Berkeley to partner on $24 million imaging science center

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0000

The center, which aims to tackle major scientific challenges by improving imaging technology, also includes scientists from UCLA and the University of Colorado Boulder

Public education ‘dying’ in the U.S., Reich warns

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:31:33 +0000

The pricing out of students from poorer backgrounds is a “national tragedy in the making”, UC Berkeley economist Robert Reich said in opening a global education conference at Berkeley

Drawing new conclusions from comics and cartoons

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:00:43 +0000

A Doe Library exhibit and a new book show how comics offer much more than humor and can address global issues

Black Power, Black Panthers focus of North Gate photo exhibit

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:00:40 +0000

The Graduate School of Journalism is hosting "Power to the People," a photographic tribute to the Black Panther Party and black power movement founded in the Bay Area 50 years ago.

BAMPFA’s Art Wall presents massive — but temporary — opportunities

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0000

At 60 feet wide and 25 feet high, and clearly visible by passersby on Center Street, the Art Wall at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) is eye-catching if for no other

Campus reinforces zero tolerance for hazing with screening of Goat

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:14:01 +0000

Post-screening discussion brought controversial practice out into the open as part of Hazing Prevention Week on campus

Nobel Prize winner to join UC Berkeley faculty

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:20:35 +0000

Physicist Eric Betzig and biophysicist Na Ji will join the UC Berkeley faculty in the summer of 2017

Study says state bond measure should refocus discussion of school construction funding

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:45:16 +0000

California's Proposition 51 offers a new starting point for conversation on how to better address K-12 facilities funding issues, says UC Berkeley study.

CRISPR toolbox expanded by protein that cuts RNA in two distinct ways

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:55:51 +0000

New research shows that C2c2 serves both as a guide to specific target RNA molecules and then as a cleaver to destroy RNA.

Birthday Bear: Iconic Oski turns 75

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:00:22 +0000

Campus to celebrate its mischievous, lovable mascot and his milestone

Watch Monday’s debate on campus: inside or al fresco?

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Want to watch the presidential debate at Berkeley? Take a seat, inside or out

Rebranding the right: Republicans, and the republic, post-election

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:00:50 +0000

Win or lose, Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign has served up a new blend of right-wing populism

Berkeley rises in ‘Times Higher Education’ rankings

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:10:17 +0000

UC Berkeley rose to 10th place in the world — up from 13th last year — in the newly published Times Higher Education‘s World University Rankings. The University of Oxford bumped CalTech from first place to

Chan, Zuckerberg pledge $3B to end diseases ‘within our children’s lifetime’

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:23:10 +0000

Acclaimed biologists, chemists will serve on the science initiative's advisory boards