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Diversity initiatives help change the face of Berkeley computer science

4 hours 37 min ago
The last two years have seen a big jump in women and underrepresented minority students majoring in computer science

Warren, Biden slip in California primary race, says new Berkeley IGS Poll

8 hours 25 min ago
Sanders opens a narrow lead, as the contest for March 3 primary remains fluid, pollster says

Berkeley Talks: Berkeley scholars on the politics and law of impeachment

Fri., 2019-12-06 04:15pm
Robert Reich, a professor of public policy, and Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky discuss what the mechanisms are for removing or sanctioning a president of the United States and what are impeachable offenses

Campus condemns racism, bigotry in light of offensive video 

Fri., 2019-12-06 02:22pm
"Our Principles of Community are clear, as are our values," campus leaders write

How do you cultivate a healthy plant microbiome?

Fri., 2019-12-06 08:00am
Researchers home in on core microbial community of tomato leaf - one that is robust and stable in the face of invading microbes

Haunted by slavery, a white woman reckons with her family’s past

Thu., 2019-12-05 05:05pm
Her documentary film on the topic will be shown in Berkeley’s Banatao Auditorium at Sutardja Dai Hall on Wednesday, Dec. 11

Drugs that quell brain inflammation reverse dementia

Wed., 2019-12-04 11:00am
Leaky filtration system in brain contributes to cognitive dysfunction in aging as well as disease

Parker probe traces solar wind to its source on sun’s surface

Wed., 2019-12-04 10:00am
The probe's close encounter with the sun’s corona revealed switchbacks that may be accelerating solar wind particles

Early climate modelers got global warming right, new report finds

Wed., 2019-12-04 09:00am
Climate models published 20-30 years ago got the physics right, making scientists more confident that today's models are also correct

From handmade goods to new books, UC Berkeley’s holiday gift guide has it all

Tue., 2019-12-03 12:45pm
Peruse hand-crafted pottery at an art studio pop-up shop, order a gift certificate to a campus performance or swing by the Cal Student Store to find a gift with a Berkeley touch for the holidays

Advances open door to more aggressive policies to meet climate goals

Tue., 2019-12-03 08:15am
Scientific and engineering advances have increased the number of sustainable energy solutions to mitigate climate change

Genomic gymnastics help sorghum plant survive drought

Mon., 2019-12-02 12:00pm
Understanding how sorghum survives harsh conditions could help researchers design crops that are more resilient to climate change

Underwater telecom cables make superb seismic network

Thu., 2019-11-28 11:00am
Test under Monterey Bay shows undersea fiber-optic cables can detect quakes and map fault systems

New center illuminates ‘microscopic universe within each cell’

Wed., 2019-11-27 11:20am
With new advances in microscopy, Berkeley biologists are able to see the secret life of cells unfolding like never before

Berkeley Talks: Comedian Maz Jobrani on noticing the good in his life

Wed., 2019-11-27 10:20am
In the Science of Happiness, a podcast by UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center, comedian Maz Jobrani talks about how writing down three good things every day helped him and his family stay positive

In his play, student asks: What does it mean to be a Native artist today?

Tue., 2019-11-26 01:20pm
Two years ago, Drew Woodson began writing Your Friend, Jay Silverheels after he couldn't find any plays that spoke to who he was as a Native person

Delivering joy, smiles and turkeys for Thanksgiving

Tue., 2019-11-26 09:55am
'Knowing that we're able to bring a bit of joy and smiles to these families, especially to the children, really warms our hearts,' one police officer said

Five Berkeley faculty members elected fellows of the AAAS

Mon., 2019-11-25 04:00pm
Rebecca Abergel, Roland Bürgmann, Richard Ivry, Michael Manga and David Schaffer are the newest fellows of the world's largest scientific society

Somali American student uses slam poetry to speak out against injustice

Mon., 2019-11-25 02:30pm
First-year student Saida Dahir has performed her poetry about issues like the Muslim ban and gun violence at dozens of protests and rallies across the country, and just released her first album, The Walking Stereotype

Babies in the womb may see more than we thought

Mon., 2019-11-25 08:00am
Light-sensitive cells in a fetus's immature retina are networked, suggesting a bigger role in the developing brain

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