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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.
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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.

January 26, 2018

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The lone male voice on a distinguished panel on gender, power and sexual harassment, UC Berkeley psychologist Dacher Keltner this week offered research insights into male sexual aggression and the backlash that has sparked the #MeToo movement.

January 25, 2018

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From a pilot housing project and new internship and career opportunities to a summer transition program and personalized help applying for admission, the campus is stepping up its efforts to help transfer students make a smoother transition to UC Berkeley from community college.

January 24, 2018

California Magazine
The author of the recently published More than Meets the Eye: What Blindness Brings to Art and a consultant to institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Tate Modern, Professor Georgina Kleege has been on many touch tours of museums. She wants to go beyond that.

January 18, 2018

UC Berkeley NewsCenter

Most of us put up with whiners, naggers, control freaks and other annoying people in our lives for good reason – we’re related to them.

Researchers at UC Berkeley and Bar-Ilan University in Israel sought to understand the reason people don’t just ditch the difficult or demanding people in their families and wider social networks.

January 17, 2018

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Jennifer Doudna, a professor of molecular and cell biology and of chemistry, received the 2018 NAS Award in Chemical Sciences for “pioneering discoveries on how RNA can fold to function in complex ways” and the invention, with Emmanuelle Charpentier, of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology.
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Margaret Conkey, a UC Berkeley professor emerita of anthropology known for her pioneering exploration of feminist perspectives and gender issues in archaeology as well as new interpretations of European cave paintings from the Paleolithic era, is the Royal Anthropological Institute’s 2017 Thomas J. Huxley Memorial Medal recipient.

Third-year L&S Physics graduate student Vetri Velan and nuclear engineering graduate student Kathy Shields were honored by Representative Barbara Lee for their national effort to defeat the recent tax proposal that would have forced graduate students to pay taxes on the value of their education

January 16, 2018

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In selecting “The Work of the Dead,” a book by UC Berkeley history professor Thomas W. Laqueur, to receive the 2018 Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies, the jury praised its examination of how and why the living have cared for the dead in western Europe since the 18th century as a monumental achievement.

January 11, 2018

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In Alice Wu's honors thesis, written when she was a UC Berkeley undergraduate, she found and detailed rampant gender stereotyping and misogyny on the popular and anonymous online Economics Jobs Market Rumors (EJMR) forum. Last Friday, she appeared on an all-female panel at the American Economic Associaton's conference that publicly examined gender issues in economics.

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The 2012 eruption of the Havre volcano took place three-quarters of a mile under the surface, on the ocean floor 600 miles north northeast of the North Island of New Zealand, and offered researchers a rare opportunity to study submarine eruptions. Michael Manga, a UC Berkeley professor of earth and planetary sciences, is a co-author of a paper about the aftermath of the eruption published online today in the journal Science Advances.

January 10, 2018

Mark RichardsAfter 28 years as a professor of Earth and planetary science at UC Berkeley, Mark Richards will be leaving Berkeley in June to become the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Washington.

January 9, 2018

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UC Berkeley’s Center for Buddhist Studies is part of a new international network of universities that is receiving $4.9 million to advance the study of Buddhism and East Asian cultures.

January 4, 2018

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Although August’s total solar eclipse was over in minutes, analysis of the 50,000 photos uploaded to the Eclipse Megamovie website is a time-consuming job, so team leaders are asking citizen scientists for help.