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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."

May 4, 2020

Dean Bob Jacobsen, L&S Undergraduate Studies, interviews four students on the impact of COVID 19 on Cal Undergraduates. This open and frank discussion covers virtual learning, grading, technology challenges, advice for incoming students, and more.

April 30, 2020

Congratulations to L&S faculty from the departments of Molecular and Cell Biology; Psychology; Astronomy; Economics; and Physics.

Read more about faculty elected to the American Academy of Arts and Science at new.berkeley.edu.

December 17, 2019

UC Berkeley NewsCenter

Kai Koerber, a survivor of the Parkland school shooting, is now a first-year student majoring in computer science at Berkeley. In between classes and studying, Kai works to promote his nonprofit and mental health curriculum — something that he’s become passionate about since surviving one of the deadliest school shootings in the country.

December 16, 2019

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UC Berkeley astronomy graduate student Kareem El-Badry says that he has disproved a recent allegation made by Chinese astronomers that they had discovered a black hole that was astoundingly large: 70 times the mass of our sun.

December 6, 2019

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A new study led by Britt Koskella, a UC Berkeley assistant professor of integrative biology, used experimental evolution to help identify the core microbiome of commercial tomatoes

October 22, 2019

UC Berkeley School of Information

Steven Weber, a professor of political science and information and director of the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity makes his case on the future of the global enterprise in his new book, Bloc by Bloc: How to Build a Global Enterprise for the New Regional Order. Weber, one of the world’s most expert practitioners of scenario planning, argues that the worldwide network will not completely collapse, but will instead be redefined by the development of competing regional blocs.

October 17, 2019

Berkeley News

Courtney Dressing’s ongoing search for planets around other stars has won her a prestigious Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering.

Dressing, a UC Berkeley assistant professor of astronomy, is one of 22 early career scientists and engineers nationwide who will receive $875,000 each over five years to pursue their research. The new fellows were announced this week by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

UC Berkeley NewsCenter

California students have UC Berkeley alumna Lisa Lewis to thank for the extra winks they’ll be able to catch before starting the school day, under a law just signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The law, which goes into effect in 2022, makes California the first state in the country to mandate later start times for middle school and high school students.

October 16, 2019

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Berkeley eonomist Ted Miguel and his former Ph.D. adviser at Harvard, Michael Kremer, have worked on a poverty-fighting project in Kenya since the 1990s. This groundbreaking project was among the research cited in the announcement of Kremer's 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics, and Miguel has been invited to attend the ceremony.

Berkeley Lab News Center

Barbara Jacak, director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Nuclear Science Division since 2015, has been named a 2019 Distinguished Scientist Fellow by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Jacak was among a group of five scientists at DOE national laboratories who are the inaugural recipients of the award. They were honored in an Oct. 16 ceremony in Washington, D.C.

October 15, 2019

UC Berkeley NewsCenter

When President Donald Trump was elected in 2016, he vowed to build a “big, beautiful wall” between the United States and Mexico. But the more than 700 miles of barriers already in place at the border — mostly built in the 1990s and early 2000s — have already created more harm than good, says Wendy Brown, a professor of political science at UC Berkeley.

October 14, 2019

UC Berkeley NewsCenter

If adversity sparks innovation, the deadly Tubbs Fire fueled alumna Bailey Farren to develop Perimeter, a mobile app to help first responders and citizens alike respond more quickly when wildfires approach. Farren, who earned a double major in cognitive science and rhetoric, is the CEO of Perimeter and heads a seven-member team. Except for one, all are Berkeley alumni; among them is Trevor Greenan, whose childhood home burned in a wildfire in October 2017.

October 11, 2019

Berkeley Blog

Co-authored with UC Berkeley economist Emmanuel Saez. Their new book is The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay.

October 8, 2019

UC Berkeley NewsCenter

Marc Fisher, UC Berkeley’s vice chancellor for administration, and Alicia Johnson, director of Berkeley’s Office of Emergency Management, issued the following message on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019.