$13.4 million to build next-gen MRI brain scanner at UC Berkeley

October 6, 2017
UC Berkeley researchers have reimagined fMRI techniques and instruments to boost resolution by a factor of 20. They will use a new $13.43 million BRAIN Initiative grant from the National Institutes of Health to build the NexGen 7T by 2019 to provide the highest resolution images of the brain ever obtained, able to focus on a region the size of a poppy seed.

$1.5 million 'New Innovator' grants to two young faculty members

October 5, 2017
Two L&S assistant professors – Jacob Corn and Hernan Garcia – have received New Innovator Awards from the National Institutes of Health that provide $1.5 million over five years to pursue high-risk, high-reward work that could have implications for human health.

Parole violations, not new crimes, help drive prison's revolving door

October 3, 2017
Failing a drug test, associating with felons and other technical parole violations are among the key drivers of prison’s “revolving door,” according to new UC Berkeley research.

Bookmark this page to keep up with Free Speech Year at Berkeley

September 18, 2017
It’s Free Speech Year at UC Berkeley — a rededication to one of the campus’s most cherished values, and one that most defines the campus in the eyes of the world. Free Speech infuses the campus landscape, its people and events. To bring all the pieces together, the Office of Communications and Public Affairs has developed a hub of information related to free speech on campus — freespeech.berkeley.edu. It will be updated throughout the year.

College of L&S First Lecture Series from Golden Bear Orientation

September 14, 2017

This year, for the first time, the College of Letters & Science provided an academic welcome as part of the new student orientation. Great teachers from across the divisions presented in the "First Lecture Series" to enthusiastic crowds of new freshmen and transfer students. You can watch their lectures here.

Berkeley scholars talk free speech, finding common ground

September 10, 2017
What should be considered free speech? When you think of someone speaking freely, what scene do you envision? How do we cross over an empathy wall and establish common ground? Does speech cause harm? These are some of the questions a panel of UC Berkeley scholars addressed Friday during a lively discussion on free speech in the 21st century.

Robert Goldman wins World Sanskrit Award for 2017

September 6, 2017
Renowned Sanskrit scholar Robert P. Goldman has been honored with the World Sanskrit Award for 2017 by the Indian Council on Cultural Relations (ICCR) for his work on Sanskrit language and literature and for the completion — under his direction — of the seven-volume, 5,000-page translation and annotation of the monumental Sanskrit epic poem the Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki.

L&S Lecturer Forms

Updated: June 2017

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Please submit only the original set of these forms and the related paperwork; a copy is no longer needed.

Modernized Wheeler Hall reopens at age 100

August 23, 2017

Historic Wheeler Hall, a 100-year-old classroom and office building that’s been the site of famous speeches and campus protests, reopens today after a major, year-long overhaul. But you’re not likely to see many of the changes; they’re hidden behind the walls.

Vern Ehlers, Berkeley physicist who went to Congress, dies at 83

August 17, 2017

Washington Post obituarary for Vern Ehlers, a nuclear physicist who became a congressman.