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Meet our new faculty: Albert Ruhi, environmental science

Tue., 2019-01-15 01:41pm
New assistant professor studies how freshwater biodiversity is responding to global change

Green energy could be a casualty as PG&E enters bankruptcy

Tue., 2019-01-15 01:38pm
UC Berkeley energy expert Severin Borenstein says the utility's move might mean the company's breakup, and also could impede green energy initiatives

Cal Performances’ new leader hails from Carnegie Hall

Tue., 2019-01-15 01:32pm
Jeremy Geffen, the next executive and artistic director of Berkeley's performing arts organization, arrives from one of the nation's top cultural centers

Meet our new faculty: Shirshendu Ganguly, statistics

Tue., 2019-01-15 01:25pm
He's an expert in various areas of probability theory and related areas

I’m a Berkeleyan: Miko Fogarty

Tue., 2019-01-15 12:00pm
Since she was a kid, Miko Fogarty's life revolved around ballet. But after she joined a company at 17, she wasn't happy and decided to end her ballet career. Now, she's a junior at UC Berkeley, with plans of attending medical school.

University resumes tree maintenance at People’s Park

Tue., 2019-01-15 12:01am
This morning, arborists working for UC Berkeley removed five diseased or damaged trees from People’s Park in order to complete tree maintenance work begun over the holidays

Chou Hall is the nation’s greenest academic building

Mon., 2019-01-14 01:58pm
Haas School of Business's newest building has earned TRUE Zero Waste certification at the highest possible level along with a LEED Platinum certification for its energy-efficient design and operation

New class tries to make the law a better fit for the minority community

Mon., 2019-01-14 01:41pm
Fernando Flores returns to his alma mater with the idea of preparing lawyers of the future to be better prepared to assist minority clients

A Berkeley Haas grad’s quest to make space tourism a reality

Fri., 2019-01-11 11:01am
Frank Bunger, who graduated from Berkeley Haas with an MBA in 2018, began pursuing his childhood dream of space travel by starting Orion Span while still a student

Oceans are warming even faster than previously thought

Thu., 2019-01-10 11:00am
Recent observations show ocean heating is in line with climate change models, and is accelerating

Who benefits from the solar energy revolution?

Thu., 2019-01-10 09:53am
Study reveals racial disparities in the adoption of rooftop photovoltaics

Giving Cas9 an ‘on’ switch for better control of CRISPR gene editing

Thu., 2019-01-10 08:00am
Switch increases functionality of CRISPR-Cas9, such as sensing the presence of cancer or infectious bacteria

Recorded sounds that plagued U.S. diplomats in Cuba just crickets hard at work

Wed., 2019-01-09 04:00pm
Berkeley graduate student Alexander Stubbs matched the recording made by U.S. Embassy staffers in Havana to the Indies short-tailed cricket, an insect with a special sound

Ariel Bloch, a pioneer in the fusion of Arab and Hebrew studies, dies at 85

Wed., 2019-01-09 11:33am
Professor of Near Eastern Studies co-authored a translation of the biblical Song of Songs with his then-wife Chana Bloch that is considered a classic.

Beyond the wall: A Q&A with Wendy Brown

Wed., 2019-01-09 11:29am
The political science professor has thought and written about walls and sovereignty for a long time

Minority Ph.D. students in STEM fare better with clear expectations, acceptance

Wed., 2019-01-09 11:00am
Grad students likely to publish more research in welcoming and unbiased institutional culture.

Drug sponge could minimize side effects of cancer treatment

Wed., 2019-01-09 05:00am
Absorbent polymer sops up chemotherapy drugs from bloodstream after treatment

Iceboxes and jail: A week helping immigrant mothers and children held at the border

Tue., 2019-01-08 03:13pm
UC Berkeley lawyer Paula Raffaelli volunteered to help detainees navigate the legal system and says, "You all must know that these women are absolute warriors. They have been through hell and they’re still going through it."

Teachers fare better with existing pensions than 401(k)s, study shows

Tue., 2019-01-08 10:24am
Pensions also keep teachers in classrooms, according to new research from UC Berkeley and the National Institute on Retirement Security

Young astronomer honored for research on smallest galaxies in the universe

Tue., 2019-01-08 08:30am
Daniel Weisz, an assistant professor of astronomy, received an early-career award from the American Astronomical Society

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