Faculty

Marian Diamond, known for studies of Einstein’s brain, dies at 90

July 31, 2017

Marian Cleeves Diamond, one of the founders of modern neuroscience who was the first to show that the brain can change with experience and improve with enrichment, and who discovered evidence of this in the brain of Albert Einstein, died July 25 at the age of 90 at her home in Oakland.

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Two early career biology researchers awarded Pew grants

June 23, 2017

Two young UC Berkeley biomedical scientists received awards last week from the Pew Charitable Trusts to support their research on the brain.

Hey Siri, an ancient algorithm may help you grasp metaphors

June 27, 2017
New UC Berkeley research suggests that Siri and other digital helpers could someday learn the algorithms that humans have used for centuries to create and understand metaphorical language.

Dementia patients may die sooner if family caregivers are mentally stressed

June 26, 2017
Patients with dementia may actually die sooner if their family caregivers are mentally stressed, according to a new UC Berkeley study.

Berkeley scholar's two books on U.S. politics earn high honors

June 20, 2017
Eric Schickler, a leading scholar of American politics and chair of UC Berkeley’s Department of Political Science, is receiving four awards from the American Political Science Association for two books he wrote about U.S. politics that were published in 2016.

Music professor wins prestigious Kyoto Prize

June 20, 2017
Richard Taruskin, a UC Berkeley emeritus professor of music, has won a 2017 Kyoto Prize for his contributions to the study, performance and critical discourse of early music, modern Russian music and Western music history.

Faculty adviser on sexual harassment/violence named

June 5, 2017
Professor of Linguistics Sharon Inkelas has been named the special faculty adviser to the chancellor on sexual violence/sexual harassment for a three-year term, beginning on July 24.

Walls, spies, East Berlin and the California Book Award

June 5, 2017
Anne Nesbet joins an illustrious list of UC Berkeley professors to receive a California Book Award gold medal, and is the first to earn the honor for a work of fiction.