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Chancellor Christ sworn in as 600 graduate during winter ceremony

December 17, 2017

When Carol Christ’s staff asked her how she wanted to be sworn in as UC Berkeley’s 11th chancellor, she immediately knew the answer: with 600 new graduates and their families.

Christ, who is the first woman to lead the university in its 149-year history, was formally inaugurated on Sunday, just minutes before presenting Ph.D., master’s and bachelor’s degrees to the winter graduating class.

In this Berkeley seminar, knowledge begins with 'I don't know'

December 13, 2017
It’s easy to know what you think, but it’s much harder to know why you think it. That’s the credo that guides Berkeley Law lecturer Alan Pomerantz when he teaches his undergraduate seminar, Current Political and Moral Conflicts and the U.S. Constitution. It’s a course designed to push students to their limits, challenging them to think critically about controversial topics, from abortion rights to the First Amendment.

New course to tap UC Berkeley's diversity and maker spirit

December 13, 2017
Robert Full wants to tap the diverse experiences of UC Berkeley undergraduates to teach them the fun of discovering biology’s secrets and the innovations that can spring from hacking them. Maybe he’ll spark a few entrepreneurs in the process.

For aspiring triple major, classical piano is a way of life

December 11, 2017
Christopher Richardson has been playing the piano since he was 8 years old. He’s a sophomore at UC Berkeley, and intends to triple major in music, economics and molecular and cell biology. He’s on the pre-med track and is considering going into oncology.

OWLs provide welcome nest for re-entry students

December 8, 2017
UC Berkeley undergraduates Kelly Richeson and Gina Niceforo are proud to be Bears. But the 56-year-old retired Ventura County firefighter and the 37-year-old former South Lake Tahoe waitress are equally glad to be OWLs. They’re members of Older Wiser Learners (OWLs), a support group on campus that’s gaining popularity with Berkeley’s 1,660-plus undergraduate re-entry students, who are defined as age 25 and older and having had at least a five-year absence from college.

Got stress? Berkeley sends in the llamas

December 4, 2017

As part of the De-Stress Week before finals, which start next week, UC Berkeley’s student government spent $400 to bring four llamas to Memorial Glade for three hours Monday afternoon. The glade is right next to the 24-hour library during so-called dead week, when a crushing load of term papers and unread lecture notes can cause blood pressure to skyrocket.

An undergraduate research experience to smile about

December 1, 2017
Neha Zahid, a junior double major in public health and molecular biology at UC Berkeley, traveled to Nepal in the winter of 2016 to teach proper nutrition and oral hygiene, provide basic preventive dental care and emergency treatment, and measure indicators of oral health and nutrition in the local children and families. Hands-on research experiences like these have become a hallmark of the Berkeley undergraduate education, where students are participating in discovery experiences that are the very essence of research.

The Meyerhoff Scholars Program: A successful model for developing a more inclusive STEM PhD workforce

November 29, 2017

 

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A Talk by Mike Summers, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

Huang Program at UC Berkeley

The Huang Program provides UC Berkeley students with the opportunity for enhanced and intensive Chinese language instruction at Berkeley, as well as language instruction and internships in China. A two-year commitment is required. Each winter, approximately ten scholars are selected to enter the program, based on their dedication to studying Chinese and their vision for the role that China and the Chinese language will play in their futures. Students attend an eight-week intensive language course in Beijing.