Now Hiring Peer Advisers & Graduate Mentors

November 27, 2018


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Letters & Science is now accepting applications for Undergraduate Student Peer Advisor positions. 

Applications are due at 11:59 PM on Monday, January 21st 2019.

$15/hr or academic credit.

Lauren Ash

Joined the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising

October 2018


B.A. in Sociology, San Francisco State University, 2014

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Anna Sanderson

Joined the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising 

September 2018


BS in Mathematical Sciences from UC Santa Barbara (2018)

UCEAP at University College Utrecht, the Netherlands (Spring 2017)

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Berkeley inaugurates Division of Data Science and Information, connecting teaching and research from all corners of campus

November 1, 2018

In a direct response to the profound and growing impact of data and computing in a rapidly evolving digital world, UC Berkeley today announced its plan to form a new division, provisionally referred to as the Division of Data Science and Information, which will harness the university’s leadership in the field to prepare thousands of students and researchers to bring data science to bear in the classroom, the laboratory and the workplace.

Gut bacteria’s shocking secret: They produce electricity

September 12, 2018

"While bacteria that produce electricity have been found in exotic environments like mines and the bottoms of lakes, scientists have missed a source closer to home: the human gut." Read more...

Check out the Biology Scholars Program's new website!

August 30, 2018

UC Berkeley's prestigious Biology Scholars Program has a revamped website. Check it out!

UC Berkeley leads new assessment of Bay Area climate impacts

August 27, 2018

California today issued its latest assessment of the many challenges the state faces from climate change — including wildfires like those still raging throughout the state – and highlighted for the first time the regional impacts with nine deep-dive reports spearheaded by University of California scientists. Read more...

Only at Cal: New class teaches undergrads how to ‘CRISPR’

August 21, 2018

For three weeks in July and August, 30 undergraduates took a summer course to learn how to use the revolutionary gene-editing technology in preparation for jumping into the research lab while still students. Read more...

Why we itch, and why it’s so hard to stop

August 1, 2018

Diana Bautista, an associate professor of Molecular & Cell Biology, at the University of California, Berkeley, says that in the last decade, our understanding of acute itch has skyrocketed. Read more...

Flies meet gruesome end under influence of puppeteer fungus

July 31, 2018

"In their death throes, the infected flies – like puppets on a string – obligingly climb to a high point and spread their wings, exposing their abdomen and allowing the fungus to shoot its spores as widely as possible to infect new flies." Read more...