Faculty

NEH grants support six L&S humanities projects

December 13, 2017

The National Endowment for the Humanities today announced $12.8 million in financial support for humanities research across the country, including funding for College of Letters & Science projects that deal with the works of Herman Melville, the rise of the Chinese meritocracy, the preservation of rare musical instruments, slave conspiracies, the relationship of Mexican women to the Catholic church and politics and the Nazi-era theft of music.

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.

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

War Footing: A Cal Expert's Take on the North Korea Situation

November 27, 2017
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.

Climate video series: How rapidly can plants and animals adapt?

November 28, 2017
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.

Berkeley astronomers selected to take new space telescope for a spin

November 21, 2017
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.

Meet the inflammasome: the body's first defense against bacteria

November 16, 2017
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.

Six UC Berkeley faculty elected AAAS fellows

November 20, 2017
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.”

Hewlett backs Berkeley projects for hip hop opera, 'Dreamer' composition

November 14, 2017
New grants from the Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions will support two ambitious musical projects involving artists at UC Berkeley.