January 14, 2021

UC Berkeley’s Department of African American Studies Awarded $2.8 Million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation 

January 5, 2021

New York Times

Nobody believes it was ET phoning, but radio astronomers admit they don’t have an explanation yet for a beam of radio waves that apparently came from the direction of the star Proxima Centauri.

December 7, 2020

UC Berkeley Psychology Professor Alison Gopnik receives 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Psychological Science. The Association’s Highest Honors Recognize Outstanding Contributions to Science. Read more here:

December 2, 2020

Prof. Janet Yellen, trailblazing former Fed chair, is Biden’s Treasury pick.

December 1, 2020

Berkeley News

Berkeley professor Nikki Jones wins national award for criminology research 

California Magazine

Finding My Father: Linguist Deborah Tannen Explores Her Father’s Unlived Lives & Loves in New Memoir

November 23, 2020

Join us for the Baxter Liberty Initiative

The Tarnishing of the Golden State: How Poorly Designed Policies Killed the California Dream

Tue, Dec 8, 2020 4:00 PM

The presentation will discuss changes in the focus of California public policies over time, how those changes have raised the cost of living for Californians and reduced quality of life, and how they disproportionately have affected historically disadvantaged groups.

Speaker Bio

November 18, 2020

Berkeley News

The names of the University of California, Berkeley’s LeConte Hall and Barrows Hall will be removed, campus officials announced today. The decision, capping a formal review process, was made in response to growing awareness of the controversial legacies of the halls’ namesakes — all of them early, prominent members of the UC faculty — that clash with UC Berkeley’s mission and values.

November 13, 2020

Quanta Magazine

Given that everything in the universe reduces to particles, a question presents itself: What are particles?

October 23, 2020

With a visionary investment connecting life sciences to entrepreneurship, Mark and Stephanie Robinson are fast tracking innovation at UC Berkeley. The Robinsons have given a total of $10 million to support bio-entrepreneurship at Berkeley, creating resources for undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty that leverage our university’s edge in basic science research while preparing the next generation of business leaders.

October 21, 2020

October 7, 2020

University of California, Berkeley, biochemist Jennifer Doudna today won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, sharing it with colleague Emmanuelle Charpentier for the co-development of CRISPR-Cas9, a genome editing breakthrough that has revolutionized biomedicine.

October 6, 2020

Berkeley News

Reinhard Genzel, a professor emeritus of physics and of astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley, and director of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching, Germany, will share half the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics with UCLA professor Andrea Ghez “for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the center of our galaxy.”

Berkeley News

Polina Lishko, a Ukrainian-born physiologist whose work at the University of California, Berkeley, has already led to the development of promising new non-hormonal contraceptives for women and could lead to male or unisex contraceptives, has been chosen to receive a 2020 MacArthur “genius” Award.

October 2, 2020

Aware of the vital importance of exemplary graduate students in life sciences research, the Shurl and Kay Curci Foundation has initiated a scholarship program to provide funding for new Ph.D. students. But its efforts go far beyond simple, across-the-board scholarship support. Holding a firm belief that all qualified applicants should be included in the life sciences enterprise, the Foundation has chosen to focus on two groups that do not traditionally garner the strongest financial support -- international students and women. The Curci Foundation Ph.D.

September 14, 2020

Berkeley Talks: Berkeley Psychology Professor Allison Harvey in conversation with Susan Hoffman on How to use sleep and circadian science to get better rest.

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September 2, 2020

Read our interview with Charter Hill Society Honorary Chair Anthony McCusker.

August 18, 2020

Read our interview with Charter Hill Society for the Social Sciences member,  Scott McDonald.

August 5, 2020

Berkeley Psychology Professor Matthew Walker wins Carl Sagan science prize. Read more here.

August 4, 2020