Faculty

Investing in the Biological Sciences

While our research is always advancing and our teaching is always improving, our core needs remain constant. It is our people – faculty and students – who bring excellence to Berkeley, so funding for faculty positions and graduate student fellowships are our very top priorities.

 

Faculty

Campus mourns Olly Wilson, musician, composer and teacher

March 16, 2018
Olly Wilson grew up in St. Louis surrounded by jazz, blues, gospel, popular and classical music. By the time he turned 15, he earned money as a jazz and rhythm and blues musician, backing up legends like Chuck Berry. Wilson went on to become a pioneer in electronic music and to share his love for music with thousands of UC Berkeley students and colleagues during his campus tenure as a professor and chair of the music department. He died Tuesday at the age of 80.

Four inspiring faculty honored as Distinguished Teachers

March 16, 2018

Four faculty members, including two from L&S, are singled out this year for one of UC Berkeley’s highest honors, the Distinguished Teaching Award.

Saba Mahmood, scholar of modern Egypt, loses battle with cancer

March 13, 2018
UC Berkeley anthropology professor Saba Mahmood, a scholar of modern Egypt, died on March 10 of pancreatic cancer.

New Sloan Research Fellows Announced

February 15, 2018

Three L&S faculty,  Supreet Kaur and Danny Yagan of the Department of Economics, and Norman Yao of the Department of Physics, have been named 2018 Sloan Research Fellows.

Access to Campus Systems

General Systems

Calnet (basic campus ID and directory system)

  • Who should have access: Any campus staff needing access to online systems or services. Calnet identification serves as the basis for access to many systems. It also allows individuals to maintain their directory information. Information.
  • Access: Each department has one or more “deputies” who can enter the code necessary to set up Calnet identity online.

bConnected (bCal, bMail and bDrive)

Largest recorded underwater volcanic eruption sheds light on deep-sea events

January 11, 2018
The 2012 eruption of the Havre volcano took place three-quarters of a mile under the surface, on the ocean floor 600 miles north northeast of the North Island of New Zealand, and offered researchers a rare opportunity to study submarine eruptions. Michael Manga, a UC Berkeley professor of earth and planetary sciences, is a co-author of a paper about the aftermath of the eruption published online today in the journal Science Advances.

Professor and former dean Mark Richards named provost at the University of Washington

January 10, 2018

Mark RichardsAfter 28 years as a professor of Earth and planetary science at UC Berkeley, Mark Richards will be leaving Berkeley in June to become the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Washington.

Eclipse Megamovie project seeks public's help analyzing 50,000 photos

January 4, 2018
Although August’s total solar eclipse was over in minutes, analysis of the 50,000 photos uploaded to the Eclipse Megamovie website is a time-consuming job, so team leaders are asking citizen scientists for help.

CRISPR put to work to save chocolate from devastation

January 2, 2018
Chocolate is forever, right? UC Berkeley scientists, using the revolutionary gene-editing tool CRISPR, are working to make it so, as climate change threatens the cacao plant’s favorite growing sites.