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Pioneering new course looks at business, tech, and law surrounding blockchain

Fri., 2017-11-17 11:07am
UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business in spring offers a cross-listed class in this potentially disruptive technology to business, engineering and law students

UCPD turkey giveaway brightens student-parents’ holiday

Fri., 2017-11-17 10:19am
Police officers and staff hand out 45 turkeys, produce boxes and $40 supermarket gift cards

Meet the inflammasome: the body’s first defense against bacteria

Thu., 2017-11-16 03:13pm
Researchers use cryo-EM to obtain detailed picture of how immune system interacts with bacteria to alert our body to infection

Two postdocs among Forbes 30 Under 30 In Science

Thu., 2017-11-16 02:30pm
Berkeley alums also on '30 under 30' lists published this week by Forbes

Lego animation of ‘The Play’ honors Big Game week

Thu., 2017-11-16 10:59am
It’s Big Game week, the time when the Cal community hates all things red, burns our Peninsula rivals on social media and remembers, fondly, that famous game-winning, trombone-crushing, five-lateral, 1982 Big Game kickoff return. In

Urban Displacement Project expands, updates its Northern California maps

Thu., 2017-11-16 09:28am
The Urban Displacement Project at UC Berkeley is expanding its scope as gentrification and displacement pressures are increasingly experienced throughout Northern California.

Doctoral student wins Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award

Wed., 2017-11-15 04:16pm
Dan Hammer is the prize's first-ever honoree for his work to to make satellite imagery easier for journalists to use.

Scott Biddy, campus fundraising executive, to retire

Wed., 2017-11-15 03:44pm
In the words of Robert D. Haas, Biddy has been “California Hall’s Swiss Army knife: He performed a wide variety of important functions, and did all of them well.”

Is free speech free? In 500 words or fewer, you can win the prize

Wed., 2017-11-15 02:44pm
Is free speech free? If you can answer that provocative question in 500 words or fewer, you might win the annual Lili Fabilli and Eric Hoffer Essay Prize, which honors brevity alongside brilliance in writing. The

Campus speaker: Who is Antifa, anyway?

Tue., 2017-11-14 03:27pm
A scholar of the movement explains what he's learned.

Hewlett backs Berkeley projects for hip hop opera, ‘Dreamer’ composition

Tue., 2017-11-14 01:54pm
New works will explore the origins of the Internet and the immigrant experience, especially for those who came to America as children

School of Information offers new cybersecurity degree

Tue., 2017-11-14 01:11pm
Applications are being accepted for a new, online master's of information and cybersecurity program, offered in collaboration with the College of Engineering and the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity

Study: California’s progressive policies don’t hurt jobs, economy

Tue., 2017-11-14 11:52am
The report looks at the impacts of the state’s minimum wage increases, increased access to health insurance, reduction of carbon emissions and higher taxes on the wealthy.

Climate video series: Pricing carbon emissions

Tue., 2017-11-14 09:00am
What is the economic cost of one more ton of carbon dioxide emissions?

Fundraiser, contests, workshops mark Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Mon., 2017-11-13 01:00pm
National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is being observed UC-wide.

California birds nesting a week earlier than they did a century ago

Mon., 2017-11-13 12:00pm
Earlier breeding allows birds to raise young at cooler temperatures, avoiding warming climes

UC Berkeley among top bicycle-friendly campuses

Mon., 2017-11-13 12:00pm
The campus earned the league’s coveted Gold ranking, up from Silver, which it first won in 2013

Taruskin accepts Kyoto Prize in Japan

Sun., 2017-11-12 04:00pm
UC Berkeley emeritus professor of music is the first musicologist to be so honored

Japan-born linguist honored for writing the book on Nez Perce

Thu., 2017-11-09 03:22pm
Tribal members, scholars pay homage to humble maker of indigenous language lexicon

In ‘Great Debate,’ students talk policy, government and … ice cream

Thu., 2017-11-09 02:21pm
Conservative and liberal student groups square off in annual debate.