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.
October 2, 2020
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.
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
June 18, 2020
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
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
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
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.