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2018 Ed Roberts Award for accessible design leader Raymond Lifchez

6 hours 22 min ago
UC Berkeley architecture and city planning professor Raymond Lifchez will be honored on Jan. 23 for his contributions to the success of Berkeley's Center for Independent Living and the independent living/disability rights movement

Christ, Dubón issue statement on potential Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids

Sat., 2018-01-20 10:45am
"We will always stand in unwavering support of all of our students and colleagues, regardless of immigration status," Christ and Dubón wrote.

Amid flu epidemic, more bad news about its spread

Thu., 2018-01-18 03:52pm
Just talking or breathing can transmit the virus, new study shows

New campus event policy simplified after student, community feedback

Thu., 2018-01-18 03:15pm
Student groups and event organizers at UC Berkeley will face fewer bureaucratic hurdles under a new set of rules governing major gatherings on campus. The rules were made public by administrators on Wednesday. The new

Moms, sisters, wives rank among most ‘difficult’ kin

Thu., 2018-01-18 12:00pm
Close female relatives may be disproportionately viewed as annoying because of their more active involvement in family lives.

100 million dead trees in the Sierra are a massive risk for unpredictable wildfires

Thu., 2018-01-18 05:55am
The dead trees have created potential fuel for dangerously unpredictable wildfires in the near future.

Courtroom experience makes law prof an expert instructor

Wed., 2018-01-17 04:45pm
Andrea Roth learned the law in the courtrooms of Washington, D.C., where she was a public defender looking out for men and women accused of robbery, larceny and murder. Roth, who is now an assistant

Public health dean to step down

Wed., 2018-01-17 02:29pm
Stefano Bertozzi led many new initiatives for the school, and will remain onboard as a faculty member

UC, Chancellor Christ support release of detained student

Wed., 2018-01-17 02:07pm
UC President Janet Napolitano and UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ today issued a statement supporting a student released from detention by federal immigration authorities

National Academy of Sciences awards for Raghavendra, Doudna

Wed., 2018-01-17 10:43am
Prasad Raghavendra and Jennifer Doudna received awards for their work in computer science and chemical sciences, respectively

Recording a thought’s fleeting trip through the brain

Wed., 2018-01-17 08:30am
Berkeley researchers record from the surface of the brain to obtain best view yet of how prefrontal cortex coordinates our responses

Two graduate students honored for work to defeat tax plan

Tue., 2018-01-16 05:00pm
Representative Barbara Lee honored two UC Berkeley Ph.D. candidates for their efforts to halt a Republican tax proposal that would have forced graduate students to pay taxes on the value of their education. Lee, a

Berkeley anthropologist honored with 2017 Huxley Award

Tue., 2018-01-16 04:00pm
Berkeley's Margaret Conkey is honored with one of anthropology's highest tributes.

History professor’s ‘Work of the Dead’ wins 2018 Shannon Prize

Tue., 2018-01-16 03:38pm
Thomas Laqueur's book is recognized as a monumental achievement

Make your voice count: New campuswide survey launches on sexual violence, harassment

Tue., 2018-01-16 09:30am
Data from students, staff and faculty will inform action plan to strengthen prevention, response

Report on California correctional officers’ suicide risks spurs widespread attention

Mon., 2018-01-15 04:00pm
A Berkeley researcher is buoyed by the response to a study of mental health issues facing California's corrections officers.

Podcast: Bot Garden series explores the science of cannabis

Mon., 2018-01-15 04:00pm
With recreational cannabis newly legal in California, the UC Botanical Garden has lined up a full roster of experts to discuss the latest research on the commercialization and use of the popular plant

Thelton Henderson remembers MLK: ‘An incredibly brave man’

Fri., 2018-01-12 04:15pm
“We all know him. That voice — the way he can inspire you… But I saw another side of him that showed me how hard his task really was,” says renowned civil rights lawyer and judge Thelton Henderson, speaking of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr