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C.V. Starr East Asian Library acquires massive and rare Chinese film studies collection

Fri., 2017-04-21 01:46pm
Paul Foronoff filled two whole apartments with movie magazines, posters, stills, other periodicals and ephemera, much it from the pre-Mao era

UC moves to shut down alleged fraud targeting students

Fri., 2017-04-21 11:21am
The university is seeking a court order to block the scheme, which apparently involved enrolling students in sham “clinical trials” and “recruiting” them at campus job fairs to gain access to their health insurance information.

Dothraki developer, invented-language leader to teach summer class

Fri., 2017-04-21 10:09am
David J. Peterson, who created the new language for HBO's 'Game of Thrones,' found his passion for linguistics as a Berkeley undergrad

Big Ideas pitch day: seeding the future

Thu., 2017-04-20 05:00pm
With the help of funding from the Big Ideas@Berkeley competition, Adam Rao created Tabla, a device that uses sound waves to detect the presence of pneumonia

Campus announces new date for talk by conservative pundit Coulter

Thu., 2017-04-20 03:41pm
A talk by Ann Coulter, the conservative author and pundit whose invitation to speak on campus sparked new concerns over safety and security, can be rescheduled for the afternoon of Tuesday, May 2, Berkeley officials announced today.

Rare supernova discovery ushers in new era for cosmology

Thu., 2017-04-20 11:37am
Gravitational lens reveals magnified Type Ia supernova from across the universe

Student dancers connect to four — make that five — elements

Wed., 2017-04-19 05:00pm
With Earth Day approaching, student dancers will take the stage to explore how humans interact with each other and the natural world in Berkeley Dance Project 2017, the last show of the season by the Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies.

New UC/Vox video series takes on climate change

Wed., 2017-04-19 02:24pm
Why are humans so bad at thinking about climate change? That provocative question opens the new series, Climate Lab, which looks at solutions to a daunting challenge

August Vollmer biography explores famous police chief’s UC Berkeley ties

Wed., 2017-04-19 01:34pm
New book tracks the extraordinary life of a man with an elementary school education who became a Berkeley professor and police chief and criminal justice pioneer

Berkeley alums, student awarded ‘New Americans’ fellowships

Wed., 2017-04-19 12:45pm
The 2017 Soros Fellowships for New Americans recipients include three UC Berkeley students, past and present.

Othering & Belonging conference aims at building a more inclusive world

Tue., 2017-04-18 02:39pm
2017 Othering & Belonging Conference promo

Cal Day 2017: What will you change?

Mon., 2017-04-17 10:00am
The campus's annual open house invites the whole world to campus this Saturday, April 22

Earth Week events show off campus sustainability efforts

Mon., 2017-04-17 10:00am
Starting today, hands-on events will highlight active transportation, local and organic food, climate action, reducing waste, saving water, environmental justice, renewable energy and other aspects of sustainability

Children’s rights in high-tech fertility age

Thu., 2017-04-13 05:00pm
Mary Ann Mason, a faculty affiliate of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, discusses ideas from her new book Babies of Technology: Assisted Reproduction and the Rights of the Child

April 29-30 symposium explores mystery of dinosaurs’ death

Thu., 2017-04-13 02:51pm
Was it a comet or asteroid, volcanic eruptions, both or neither. Come find out.

Two honored with 2017 Faculty Service Award

Thu., 2017-04-13 02:14pm
Berkeley Law professor David Lieberman and sociology professor Trond Petersen today were named the recipients

How ‘Defense of Marriage’ became ‘Freedom to Marry’

Thu., 2017-04-13 10:45am
The Oral History Center at the Bancroft Library chronicled how Freedom to Marry moved public opinion and the legal standing of same-sex marriage

UC appeals U.S. patent board decision on CRISPR-Cas9

Thu., 2017-04-13 04:30am
Appeal asks court to reinstate interference between UC patent application and Broad patent for revolutionary gene-editing technology

Device pulls water from dry air, powered only by the sun

Wed., 2017-04-12 05:00pm
The key component is an extremely porous material called a metal-organic framework that absorbs 20 percent of its weight in water from low-humidity air