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Students Lead New Collaboration with Indian University

In a bold step to develop worldwide collaborations, UC Berkeley has launched a new partnership with one of India’s leading institutions of higher education: the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur.

Astrophysicist Reinhard Genzel Wins $1 Million Shaw Prize

Reinhard Genzel, a professor of physics at UC Berkeley and director of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Germany, has been awarded the 2008 Shaw Prize in Astronomy for his helping demonstrate that the Milky Way contains a supermassive black hole at its center.

Sequencing Genomes for Personalized Vitamins

UC Berkeley scientists have found a new and welcome reason to delve into our genetic heritage: to find the slight genetic flaws that can be fixed with remedies as simple as vitamin or mineral supplements.

Class of '08 Urged to Find Compassion in their Work

Study what you love and do good work that helps others. That message came through loud and clear at Cal’s unseasonably warm May commencements.


Three L&S Faculty Members Named HHMI Investigators

Five UC Berkeley faculty members — three of them in the College of Letters and Science — have been appointed  Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigators. The L&S faculty members are Yang Dan, Abby F. Dernburg and Michael B. Eisen.

Viral "Arms Race" Between Virus and Host Documented by Researcher

UC Berkeley researchers have for the first time documented the "arms race" within the genes of both viruses and their hosts. The research is described in the May 23 issue of Science.

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