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From Broadway to Berkeley: 'Hamilton' hits the classroom

August 18, 2017

Perhaps it was only a matter of time before the smash Broadway hit “Hamilton” worked its way into the curriculum at UC Berkeley.

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.

Berkeley scientists identifiy two-step process that leads to cell immortalization and cancer

August 17, 2017

A mutation that helps make cells immortal is critical to the development of a tumor, but new research at UC Berkeley suggests that becoming immortal is a more complicated process than originally thought.

Tips for viewing (and enjoying) Monday’s solar eclipse

August 17, 2017

The total solar eclipse – the first visible from the continental U.S. since 1979 – will traverse the entire country in a band about 70 miles wide, beginning on the Oregon coast and ending 90 minutes later off the coast of South Carolina.

Give me a C! New students break world record

August 16, 2017

To Angela Neally from Long Beach and Dani Goland from Israel, the letter C they were forming on the football field Tuesday night with some 7,000 other new students might have stood for “Ccccccold!” Temperatures dipped and fog swirled around California Memorial Stadium, unlike the warm summer evenings many knew back home. But at about 9:15 p.m., as it finally took shape, there was no doubt what the big C meant to all the incoming UC Berkeley students who created it. 

Young math professor receives Early Career Award from DOE

August 10, 2017

Lin Lin, an assistant professor of mathematics, has received the 2017 Early Career Research Program award from the Department of Energy to further his work.

Make way for Move-In Day

August 7, 2017
If you’re thinking of driving to work or classes at UC Berkeley on Monday, Aug. 14, getting around and parking is going to be, well… a bear. A big, congested Golden Bear. But you can help make the day better for yourself and others on campus.

Twilight observations reveal huge storm on Neptune

August 3, 2017

This massive storm system, which was found in a region where no bright cloud has ever been seen before, is about 9,000 kilometers in length, or one-third the size of Neptune’s radius, spanning at least 30 degrees in both latitude and longitude. Molter observed it getting much brighter between June 26 and July 2.

Megamovie app makes photographing total eclipse a snap

August 8, 2017

The Eclipse Megamovie project has released an app that makes it easy for citizen scientists with smart phones to photograph the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse and upload the images to the project, a collaboration between the University of California, Berkeley, and Google to provide a lasting photo archive for scientists studying the sun’s corona.

Aug. 16-17 CRISPRcon to focus on societal issues of gene editing

August 3, 2017
UC Berkeley is hosting a two-day conference Aug. 16-17 that will bring together farmers, doctors, patients, environmentalists, consumers, nonprofits, community leaders and scientists to discuss potential applications of CRISPR technology, ranging from human and animal health to agriculture and conservation.