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Top stories from 2016

Fri., 2017-03-24 09:54am
In the course of a globally turbulent year, UC Berkeley faced its share of trials, as well as soaring triumphs. Here are the media highlights of 2016.

Seven months after Rio Olympics, Zika continues to plague babies in urban slums

Thu., 2017-03-23 08:53am
New research shows that risk to visitors to the Rio Olympics were low, but people who live there bear the brunt of the mosquito-borne virus

In a sample of blood, researchers probe for cancer clues

Thu., 2017-03-23 03:00am
UC Berkeley bioengineers have made an important step towards liquid biopsy technology

Business-minded scientists with big ideas

Wed., 2017-03-22 04:30pm
The Innovative Genomics Institute appointed its first Entrepreneurial Fellows to translate and commercialize new CRISPR technologies

Campus sends out meningitis health alert

Wed., 2017-03-22 09:40am
University Health Services administrators sent this message to the campus community today: Dear Campus Community, On Monday, March 20, local health officials confirmed a single case of meningococcal meningitis in a UC Berkeley student, who

Want to study a tropical island? French Polynesia beckons

Tue., 2017-03-21 05:00pm
The beautiful island of Moorea in French Polynesia is beckoning Berkeley undergrads — but not for long. Students of all majors can apply by April 15 to spend the fall semester doing field research from UC Berkeley’s Gump Research Station on the island.

New drug strategy: Target ribosome to halt protein production

Tue., 2017-03-21 11:00am
LDL-lowering drug selectively stalls ribosome, suggesting other potential drugs that target ribosome

Cal eSports team joins Rec Sports roster

Tue., 2017-03-21 10:31am
The move means the team will be able to represent Cal in intercollegiate competition, and receive the full breadth of department and campus resources, including administrative and marketing support and access to facilities.

Gift makes sure brain scientist’s legacy endures

Mon., 2017-03-20 03:55pm
Alumnus Ron Hammer and his spouse have given $2 million to endow a faculty chair in honor of Marian Diamond's lasting legacy in neuroscience

Five faculty honored for distinguished teaching

Mon., 2017-03-20 03:04pm
A ceremony on April 19 will honor the five UC Berkeley faculty who have been selected as recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award, the campus’s most prestigious honor for teaching

Forestry Club students reforest Tightwad Hill

Mon., 2017-03-20 02:24pm
Taking advantage of a recent break in the rain, members of the UC Berkeley Forestry Club joined staff from UC’s grounds department and the campus landscape architect to plant new trees on Tightwad Hill. The

Survey results show how the campus commutes

Mon., 2017-03-20 01:25pm
Results of a survey completed by 6,000 students, faculty and staff show a continued decrease in single drivers in cars and increased use of transit

First-gen students pack inaugural career conference

Mon., 2017-03-20 12:00pm
The March 18 First-Generation Career Conference was the first ever held in the UC system.

Library commits to accelerating universal open access

Mon., 2017-03-20 11:43am
The University Library took a major step today in its commitment to achieving universal open access for scholarly journal literature by signing the OA2020 Expression of Interest, in collaboration with UC Davis and UC San Francisco

Iranian American comic Maz Jobrani to keynote Berkeley commencement

Mon., 2017-03-20 08:00am
He uses comedy to combat stereotypes of immigrants from the Middle East, often drawing from his own experiences

Makeathon to build tech for people with disabilities

Fri., 2017-03-17 02:44pm
The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation will be taken over by nearly 100 makers for a three-day technology-building marathon

Stressed out by the news? Nature videos will make you happier

Thu., 2017-03-16 12:22pm
Being out in wild nature has been shown to reduce stress and lift our spirits. But does watching nature documentaries have a similar effect? A study from UC Berkeley and BBC Earth suggests so.

Introducing UC Berkeley’s 11th chancellor: Carol Tecla Christ

Thu., 2017-03-16 11:00am
A popular, highly regarded administrator and scholar, she will be the first female chancellor in Berkeley’s 149-year history

Hawaiian biodiversity has been declining for millions of years

Thu., 2017-03-16 08:30am
Because of constantly shrinking land area, the older islands have been losing bird, insect and plant species for millions of years

Energy Biosciences Institute signs multimillion-dollar partnership with Shell to fund new energy technology research

Wed., 2017-03-15 08:58am
UC Berkeley’s Energy Biosciences Institute and Shell have entered into a five-year research agreement to spend up to $25 million USD over five years on fundamental research in the areas of global energy transition and new energy technology.

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