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Berkeley Talks: Take an intoxicating plants tour at the UC Botanical Garden

Fri., 2019-08-16 03:00pm
Sal Levinson, who grows the plants they sell at the garden, gave a tour about the plants people have used to heal pain, cause pain, bring pleasure, celebrate the sacred and symbolize faith.

Wearable sensors detect what’s in your sweat

Fri., 2019-08-16 11:00am
New easy-to-make sensors can provide real-time measurements of electrolytes and metabolites in perspiration

Berkeley librarian’s personal best? A 303-pound deadlift

Fri., 2019-08-16 10:03am
Hilary Schiraldi, a business librarian at Berkeley Haas, says a Cal Rec Sports strength-training class at the Hearst Gym helped pave the way for her to become a competitive powerlifter. 

Women don beards to highlight gender bias in science

Thu., 2019-08-15 11:15am
A documentary about the Bearded Lady Project premieres Aug. 22 at Lawrence Hall of Science, accompanied by a photo exhibit highlighting Berkeley paleontologists, all of them women

How weapons fuel America’s mass shootings

Thu., 2019-08-15 11:15am
“Does the availability of guns increase the death rate from assault? Of course, it does,” says one Berkeley Law researcher

Berkeley to mark ‘400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice’

Thu., 2019-08-15 10:00am
Aug. 30 symposium kicks off a year of talks, films and performances

Meet Berkeley’s new data science leader

Tue., 2019-08-13 05:58pm
Jennifer Tour Chayes has made a name for herself as an expert in the field of network science

I’m a Berkeleyan: Mike Combs: ‘Through rain, sleet or protesters, we would deliver the mail’

Fri., 2019-08-09 02:00pm
The senior mail processor says when he first started working at UC Berkeley in 1985, mail was "very, very important." But by 2000, after the internet had taken over, mail use began to slowly drop off.

Berkeley Talks: How an ‘awe walk’ helped one musician reconnect with her home

Fri., 2019-08-09 11:00am
In this Science of Happiness podcast episode, Diana Gameros talks with Dacher Keltner about how the awe walk practice helped her "see it all and hear it all" both in California and Mexico, where she recently visited for the first time in 16 years.

An update on the recent news about U.S. News and World Report rankings

Thu., 2019-08-08 03:36pm
The incorrectly reported alumni giving data is most certainly not a measure of the academic quality at UC Berkeley

Jupiter’s annual portrait is a beaut

Thu., 2019-08-08 08:45am
The Hubble Space Telescope's most recent photos show that some major features, including Red Spot Jr., have changed color

UC faculty to Elsevier: Restart negotiations, or else

Wed., 2019-08-07 10:00am
Prominent UC faculty suspend service on editorial boards of Cell Press journals to bring publisher Elsevier back to the bargaining table

Jerome R. Singer, pioneer of magnetic resonance imaging, dies at 97

Tue., 2019-08-06 02:22pm
Singer's groundbreaking experiments paved the way for modern medical imaging

Looking down on Berkeley’s campus

Tue., 2019-08-06 02:01pm
Local steeplejack checks in at the top of the 307-foot Campanile

Berkeley Talks: Economist Samuel Bowles on why good incentives are no substitute for good citizens

Mon., 2019-08-05 11:00am
Samuel Bowles, a research professor and director of the Behavioral Sciences Program at the Santa Fe Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico, spoke in February as part of UC Berkeley's 2019 Barbara Weinstock Lectures on the Morals of Trade.

‘Mourning, anguish and disbelief’ following shootings

Mon., 2019-08-05 10:55am
'We must as a campus community unite in support of each other,' Chancellor Carol Christ says in message

Maya more warlike than previously thought

Mon., 2019-08-05 08:00am
Archaeologists and geologists find evidence of very early total warfare among lowland Maya

Family influence key in spread of opioid use

Fri., 2019-08-02 02:41pm
Having the addictive painkillers in the home can as much as double the chances someone else will use them

Chancellor’s staff award deadline extended

Fri., 2019-08-02 01:18pm
The award recognizes staff who have demonstrated exceptional initiative

Her out-of-office message should say ‘gone cuckoo’

Thu., 2019-08-01 09:00am
Forget Twitter. Berkeley staffer follows nature’s chirps, trills and squawks