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Campus memorials honor veterans

Fri., 2017-05-26 11:44am
From a bench with mourning bears to a plaque at the base of a towering redwood, memorials to U.S. veterans can be found across the UC Berkeley campus.

Meet the most nimble robot ever built

Thu., 2017-05-25 05:00pm
DexNet 2.0 can pick up and move unfamiliar, irregularly-shaped everyday items with a 99 percent success rate.

EECS professor David Culler named interim dean for data sciences

Thu., 2017-05-25 04:01pm
He will begin his new role on July 1 for a two-year term as interim dean for the newly created Division of Data Sciences

Ian Gibbons awarded Shaw Prize for discovery of molecular motors

Thu., 2017-05-25 12:37pm
For 50 years, Gibbons studied the large protein motors that move microtubules in cells and make sperm tails flick

How X-rays helped to solve mystery of floating rocks

Thu., 2017-05-25 09:00am
Michael Manga teams with Berkeley Lab scientists to understand why pumice floats (or sinks)

Expert on rip currents warns of dangers at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach

Wed., 2017-05-24 12:28pm
Coastal oceanographer Francis Smith takes to the waves to demonstrate the dangers at California beaches

Caps off to Berkeley graduates of 2017!

Tue., 2017-05-23 05:00pm
A collection of moments from commencement 2017 in words, photos and videos

Ph.D. grad’s speech exposes difficulties for student and working parents

Tue., 2017-05-23 02:04pm
Jen King, who completed the I School's doctoral program while raising two young children, challenged universities and the tech sector to do a better job accommodating parents in her commencement speech at the School of Information’s graduation ceremony.

Born into Middle East conflict, new graduate goes back to make change

Tue., 2017-05-23 01:41pm
Feras Fahed Abushaar, student speaker at his graduation in International and Area Studies, told his story as part of a strong statement about Berkeley's place as a force for empowering positive change in the world

Poet, author and former Jewish studies instructor Chana Bloch dies

Tue., 2017-05-23 01:27pm
Colleagues across the UC Berkeley campus mourn the loss of poet and scholar Chana Bloch.

Birds, bees and other critters have scruples, and for good reason

Tue., 2017-05-23 12:23pm
Psychologists find examples of conscientiousness, such as working hard, paying attention to detail and striving to do the right thing, throughout the animal kingdom.

Botanical Garden hosts giant bird’s nest built with natural fiber, digital tools

Mon., 2017-05-22 05:00pm
Graduate students in architecture work with associate professor Paz Gutierrez aim big as they begin to unravel the elaborate construction secrets of the weaver bird.

DJ Khaled surprises statistics graduation

Fri., 2017-05-19 04:03pm
Steve Stoute — a cultural force who has built a name in the music industry and as a marketing and brand entrepreneur — got statistics graduates to their feet with his surprise guest: DJ Khaled

What’s a manbassador? Graduating MBA student shows the way

Fri., 2017-05-19 10:00am
Post-graduation, Patrick Ford plans to help build a network of manbassador programs nationwide

UC approves policy on nonresident student enrollment

Fri., 2017-05-19 09:43am
The Board of Regents today reaffirmed UC’s historic commitment to California residents by limiting the proportion of out-of-state and international students at its nine undergraduate campuses

Five activist scholars awarded social change prizes

Fri., 2017-05-19 09:00am
UC Berkeley’s Institute for the Study of Societal Issues awarded social change prizes to five local activist scholars, including three Berkeley students engaged in education-related projects.

Despite failed vision, alum running a self-guided race to his Ph.D.

Wed., 2017-05-17 05:00pm
Newton Nguyen overcame disability and self-doubt on his path to success — both as a student and a triathlete

Irvine’s Erwin Chemerinsky will be the new Berkeley Law dean

Wed., 2017-05-17 08:35am
The current and founding dean of the UC Irvine School of Law will begin his five-year term at Berkeley on July 1

New J-School grad aims to bridge the gap between military vets, civilians

Tue., 2017-05-16 05:00pm
A 14-year veteran of the Marine Corps and Army, Capt. Joe Bush now uses storytelling to be an advocate

Bowles Hall champion Bob Sayles dies at 85

Tue., 2017-05-16 03:48pm
Bowles Hall's reopening as a residential college in 2016 was led by Sayles, a 1952 alum and former Bowlesman

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