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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

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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.

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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.”

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

July 22, 2020

UC Berkeley History Professor Ethan Katz co-publishes an Op-Ed with Deborah Lipstadt: "Far more unites Black and Jewish Americans than divides them." Read more here.

July 16, 2020

​A successful partnership gave students a meaningful summer learning remote opportunity that also helped the state respond to crises caused by the pandemic.    Read more

On Berkeley Blog: Brushes with racism in Minnesota and why Black lives matter. By Catherine Ceniza Choy, professor of ethnic studies 

July 10, 2020

Incoming UC Berkeley Economics Professor Ellora Derenoncourt shares her work in an episode of "Trade Talks: Opportunities and setbacks for Black workers in the 20th century. 



June 18, 2020

Berkeley News

June 18, 2020

Chancellor Carol Christ sent the following message to the campus community on Thursday:

I have been profoundly affected by what recent events have revealed about the state of race relations in our country and the indisputable evidence those events provide of police brutality. I hear the pain, anger, exhaustion, and calls for accountability that members of our community have shared with me in the many letters that I have received, and the many conversations I have had in recent weeks.

June 10, 2020

​​Research by  Dr. Matthew Walker, a UC Berkeley professor of psychology and neuroscience, shows that Chronic Inflammation May Link Fitful Sleep and Cardiovascular Disease​.​ Read more

June 9, 2020

Dear Students, Staff and Faculty,

Like many of you, we have been shaken by the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many more. 

June 2, 2020

A few months ago, we interviewed(link is external) Anjanette Pelletier ’92, Associate Superintendent in San Mateo County. We reached out to Anjanette again to hear her perspective on the impact of COVID-19 on her community, and on educators working with students with disabilities during the pandemic.

June 1, 2020

 Congratulations to the recipient of this year’s award:  Khatharya Um, Associate Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies.

Below is the official message from Chancellor Carol Christ Vice Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion Oscar Dubón

Interview with Alumni Dr. Mark Gall ‘68 and Dr. Joyce Gall ‘70, who made a generous gift to support Berkeley Psychology graduate students. "I can’t express my gratitude by paying them back directly, but I can do it indirectly by contributing to the education of the next generation of students. I am paying it forward. It’s as simple as that."