News

November 28, 2017

UC Berkeley NewsCenter
In a brief talk in May at Cal Future Forum, Professor David Ackerly discussed what new approaches will be necessary to protect the diversity of California’s flora and fauna as they adapt to a changing climate.

November 27, 2017

California Magazine
Evaluating the objective risk of war in North Korea is difficult, but UC Berkeley political science professor Steven Weber has a better vantage on the situation than most.

November 21, 2017

UC Berkeley NewsCenter
Two UC Berkeley astronomers are eagerly awaiting the spring 2019 launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, having been chosen to lead two of the first 13 groups that will test the capabilities of NASA’s snazzy new successor to the Hubble Space Telescope.

November 20, 2017

UC Berkeley NewsCenter
Six UC Berkeley scientists are among the 396 newest fellows elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for “advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.”

November 16, 2017

UC Berkeley NewsCenter
Two UC Berkeley postdoctoral fellows, physicists Aaron Meisner and Liang Wu, were recognized in the annual Forbes 30 Under 30 In Science list.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
The body’s homeland security unit is more thorough than any airport checkpoint. For the first time, scientists have witnessed a mouse immune system protein frisking a snippet of an invading bacterium.

November 14, 2017

UC Berkeley NewsCenter
New grants from the Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions will support two ambitious musical projects involving artists at UC Berkeley.

November 9, 2017

UC Berkeley NewsCenter
An exploding star that continued to shine for nearly two years — unlike most supernovae, which fade after a few weeks — is puzzling astronomers and leading theorists, including UC Berkeley astrophysicist Daniel Kasen, to suggest that the event may be an example of a star so hot that it produces antimatter in its core.

November 7, 2017

UC Berkeley NewsCenter
On Saturday, L&S undergraduate Pablo Paredes will pack five suitcases full of 340 pounds of supplies — everything from solar kits and water filters to mosquito netting and cortisone cream — and check them on a flight to Puerto Rico. Once he arrives, he’ll load the suitcases into his uncle’s beat-up car and drive them into the mountains along winding roads to Casa Pueblo, a community-based relief organization in Adjuntas dedicated to supporting victims of Hurricane Maria.
The new funding will extend a program that has supported the hiring of UC Berkeley graduate students in the hiring process at participating liberal arts colleges.

November 1, 2017

UC Berkeley NewsCenter
“My work has always been interested in how emerging technology influences the way music is made,” said Edmond Campion, chair of UC Berkeley’s Department of Music, during an interview with California magazine. Campion’s latest piece, “Audible Numbers,” inspired by and written for instruments that were already ancient when China started building the Great Wall, made its debut October 28 in a performance by the Korean National Gugak Center’s Creative Traditional Orchestra in Zellerbach Hall.

October 31, 2017

UC Berkeley NewsCenter
Two UC Berkeley undergraduate computer science students are doing what they say Twitter won’t: sorting out and tagging the angry propaganda bots designed to undermine, destabilize and inflame American political discourse.
UC Berkeley NewsCenter
A senior thesis by a UC Berkeley student raised eyebrows recently when the New York Times shared her findings that a popular website for those posting and seeking jobs in economics was rife with sexist and crude terminology. And Alice Wu’s work continues to reverberate, following word last week that more than 1,000 economics professors, lecturers and graduate student instructors across the country who teach economics signed a petition urging the American Economic Association (AEA) to institute a fact-based and moderated wiki to provide up-to-the-minute job market information.

October 24, 2017

UC Berkeley NewsCenter
UC Berkeley retains its standing as the world’s No. 1 public and fourth-best university overall in U.S. News & World Report’s latest global rankings.

October 23, 2017

UC Berkeley NewsCenter
According to Noah Whiteman, a UC Berkeley associate professor of integrative biology who is a coauthor of a paper appearing this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the cactus family tree and the giant cacti in particular – the giant saguaro, organ pipe, senita and cardón, also called the Mexican giant cactus – have been very difficult to trace.
UC Berkeley NewsCenter
UC Berkeley is partnering with the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle on a $65.5 million, five-year effort to count, catalog and connect the many different cell types in the mouse brain, as a foundation for doing the same for the human brain.

October 18, 2017

UC Berkeley NewsCenter
Scientists have found the key to mosquitoes’ stealth takeoffs: They barely push off when making a fast getaway, but instead rely on strong and rapid wing beats to quickly get aloft without anyone noticing.

October 17, 2017

UC Berkeley NewsCenter
UC Berkeley statistics professor Nicholas Jewell has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors possible in the fields of health and medicine.
UC Berkeley NewsCenter
Ask neuroscientist Matthew Walker, author of the new book, Why We Sleep, about the downside of pulling an all-nighter, and he’ll rattle off a list of ill effects that range from memory loss and a compromised immune system to junk food cravings and wild mood swings.

October 16, 2017

During this year’s homecoming weekend, L&S will mark the creation of its new home in the heart of campus.