News

March 14, 2018

UC Berkeley NewsCenter
When Kelly Chou, a freshman chemistry major, started at UC Berkeley last semester, she felt overwhelmed. She was taking all STEM classes and she was missing an outlet for her risk-taking, creative side. After participating in a design-a-thon in Jacobs Hall, she realized she needed a course where she could break out of the rigid structure of her undergraduate chemistry courses. So she enrolled in Collaborative Innovation, a Big Ideas course in the College of Letters and Science, and found just what she was looking for.

March 13, 2018

Despite being one of two underrepresented minority scholars, and the only woman in Berkeley’s Nanoelectrics and Nanostructures Group, Amal El-Ghazaly is not isolated in her STEM field. She’s among 25 scholars from Berkeley, Stanford, Caltech and UCLA who have postdoctoral fellowships in the California Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate, a diverse, cross-institutional community of Ph.D. students, postdoc scholars and faculty members funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

UC Berkeley NewsCenter
UC Berkeley anthropology professor Saba Mahmood, a scholar of modern Egypt, died on March 10 of pancreatic cancer.
UC Berkeley NewsCenter
California Senator Kamala D. Harris, only the second African American woman elected to the U.S. Senate and a leading progressive voice, will deliver the commencement address to UC Berkeley’s 2018 graduating class.

March 9, 2018

UC Berkeley NewsCenter
In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare asked, “What’s in a name?” Now, a student co-curated exhibition at UC Berkeley’s Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology ponders the messages conveyed by the human face directly or subtly via the globe’s diverse cultures over the centuries.

March 8, 2018

California Magazine
In an era when menus often double as moral statements, how refreshing it is to have Maria Zizka and her dozen joyful cookbooks out there, celebrating food without sermonizing to readers. The Berkeley local and Cal grad was recently named to Forbes 30 Under 30 “redefining the way we eat, drink, and think about food.”

Professor of Earth and Planetary Science Roland Bürgmann has just published a new study examining the effects of climate change on Bay Area water ways.

March 7, 2018

The deadline for students to change their graduation term to Spring 2018 is Friday, March 9.

More information can be found on our graduation page.

  

February 28, 2018

L&S Premed Advising Drop-in Wednesdays

Every Wednesday afternoon from 1-4 pm throughout the year, there is now limited premed/pre-health drop-in advising appointments available to students on a first-come, first-served basis at 206 Evans Hall.

February 27, 2018

UC Berkeley NewsCenter

Scientists from UC Berkeley, the University of Toronto and Lehigh University in Pennsylvania have begun to identify the algorithms humans have used over the last thousand years to give words new meanings.

February 26, 2018

Berkeley News

Scientists have obtained their first view of the initial burst of light from the explosion of a massive star -- a species of exploding star that was first identified by UC Berkeley Professor of Astronomy Alex Filippenko back in 1987. Read more...

February 22, 2018

Reminder:

Friday, Mar 23, 2018 is the deadline to change grading options from letter grade to P/NP or from P/NP to letter grade. 

Please review the Passed/Not Passed page.

- Office of Undergraduate Advising

February 16, 2018

Berkeley News
For choreographer Katie Faulkner, embodying what it means to be a woman today toes the line between powerful and horrifying.

February 15, 2018

Berkeley News

Three L&S faculty,  Supreet Kaur and Danny Yagan of the Department of Economics, and Norman Yao of the Department of Physics, have been named 2018 Sloan Research Fellows.

February 12, 2018

UC Berkeley NewsCenter
February is Black History Month. To honor the month, every Monday we’ll hear from a different African American leader on campus. Today, we’re talking with graduate student Kenly Brown, who sees mentorship as an essential part of what it means to be a leader.

February 8, 2018

UC Berkeley NewsCenter
Being able to remain calm in a crisis, says Luis Mora, a third-year political science major at UC Berkeley, is what helped him get through nearly three weeks of detention by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He was released Jan. 17 with the help of Berkeley’s Undocumented Student Program and an outpouring of support from campus advocacy groups and top state leaders.
UC Berkeley NewsCenter
UC Berkeley’s newest residence hall will be named after David Blackwell, the first black professor to ever receive tenure at UC Berkeley and a preeminent statistician, Chancellor Carol Christ announced on Thursday.

February 7, 2018

Integrative Biology graduate student Jeffrey Benca has found that pine trees become temporarily sterile when exposed to ultraviolet radiation. Read more...

February 6, 2018

Three Ph.D. candidates in the College of Letters & Science (Jason Wang, Marta Bryan, and Sivan Ginzburg) have received "Pegasi b" fellowships that will enable them to study extrasolar planets and exoplanets.  Read more...

February 1, 2018

UC Berkeley NewsCenter
In honor of Black History Month, Berkeley’s Department of African American Studies is hosting several events throughout February.