Seven at UC Berkeley awarded 2017 Guggenheim Fellowships, most of any university

April 12, 2017

Seven UC Berkeley faculty are among the 2017 recipients of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowships, a diverse and gifted group who were chosen on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise.

Three professors named American Council of Learned Societies fellows

April 12, 2017

Among the 71 scholars selected as ACLS fellows are Brian DeLay, a UC Berkeley associate professor of history; Samera Esmeir, an associate professor of rhetoric; and Tania Lombrozo, an associate professor of psychology and philosophy.

A day in the life of an academic mom

April 4, 2017

7:00 a.m. The little one wants oatmeal. The big one wants cereal. I just want coffee. I feed the kids, unload the dishwasher, assemble lunches and backpacks and sweaters and water bottles, brush teeth and hair. I am an octopus, all limbs in motion. Is that letter of reference due today?

Yosemite documentary features Berkeley sequoia researchers

March 30, 2017

A new PBS Nature documentary explores the impact of climate change on Yosemite National Park, and features two UC Berkeley biologists who climb to the tops of giant sequoias to understand what the future holds for these ancient trees.

Five Questions for David Presti

March 28, 2017
Five Questions for Professor David Presti, who teaches the popular L&S Discovery Course Drugs and the Brain

City of Berkeley honors Marian Diamond, who radically changed how we think about the brain

March 16, 2017

This week, Diamond, a UC Berkeley emeritus professor of integrative biology and the first woman to earn a PhD in anatomy at Cal, is being honored by the Berkeley City Council, which is designating March 14 as Marian Diamond Day.

Sloan fellowships awarded to faculty ‘rising stars’

February 23, 2017

Five young UC Berkeley faculty members (two within the College of Letters & Science) have been awarded 2017 Sloan Research Fellowships, coveted grants for scientists and scholars at the beginning of their academic careers.

L&S Guideline for Course Workload/Percentage Conversion

The outline below has been extracted from Campus Guidelines for Unit 18.   

One course that meets at least 3 hrs/week 
Additional section of the same course


One course that meets 2 hrs/week
Additional section of the same course


CZ Biohub awards nearly $14.5 million to Berkeley researchers

February 8, 2017

Thirteen UC Berkeley faculty, seven of them women, are among 47 new investigators chosen by the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub to receive up to $1.5 million each over the next five years to conduct cutting-edge biomedical research — with no strings attached.