Berkeley in the News Archive

Previous issues of Berkeley in the News are archived below. Past issues include summaries of the stories from that day as well as links to each story and source publication.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
UC wins important CRISPR patent, The challenge of replacing deans like Rich Lyons, A new student-taught class on Frank Ocean
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Online blockchain class attracts 7,400 students, Berkeley ranks fourth for educating CEOs, Professor Reich on the erosion of Dodd-Frank protections
Monday, June 18, 2018
Breakthrough in gene synthesis could speed development of medicines, Zeke Hausfather rates decades-old global warming predictions, Gray Brechin on damage done to New Deal artwork in New York
Friday, June 15, 2018
Animals are avoiding humans by becoming more nocturnal, Alum Dan Hammer launches environmental storytelling app, Ojai Berkeley in progress
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Finding potential antibiotics in a teaspoonful of dirt, Human activity is making mammals increasingly nocturnal, Professor Citrin on the initiative to divide California into three states
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Project Irene helps campus preserve 78 indigenous California languages, A new dual degree for students in life sciences, Dean Chemerinsky on the Supreme Court's ruling on voter purges
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Promising developments in water policy and technology, Rachel Wetts' study on welfare perceptions brought up in the House of Representatives, Dean Chemerinsky and Professor Reich on our Constitutional Crisis
Monday, June 11, 2018
A funding victory for UC and CSU, New water harvester tests well in Arizona desert, Why the corporate tax cuts won't deliver on promises, Ojai at Berkeley begins Thursday
Friday, June 8, 2018
Dean Chemerinsky on the inhumanity of the Trump administration's child separation policy, Professor Galante on solving California's housing crisis, Champion rower Katie de Haas profiled
Thursday, June 7, 2018
DeepDrive Industry Consortium releases largest-ever self-driving dataset, Professor Fuller finds "glacial incrementalism" in LA Unified spending improvements, Housing more problematic than tuition for low-income students, How the internet is changing the English language
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Biotech CEOs with Berkeley degrees call for increased UC funding, Calaveras fossil collection may include a new whale species, Cal beats Stanford for alumni among list of most influential women in Bay Area business, Racial insecurity blamed in study of welfare opposition
Monday, June 4, 2018
Institute of Governmental Studies polls reflect electoral trends, Serge Egelman on Facebook's privacy violations, Falcon chicks named after Cal elements
Friday, June 1, 2018
Janet Napolitano on the value of college, Miguel Eamiguel's victory over adversity, Cal Occupy suit dismissed
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Professor Doudna shares Kavli Prize in nanoscience, Distinguished alum Eric Schmidt advocates boost in UC funding, Sociology study finds white Americans' racial fears are driving calls for welfare cuts, Persistent student helps loosen in-state tuition rules
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Gala celebrates BAMPFA director Lawrence Rinder, A more precise estimate of the lifetime of a neutron, Joel Moskowitz warns of 5G wireless as a "massive experiment on the health of all species"
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Women's rowing team wins NCAA title, Parental investment gap in lock-step with income inequality, Professor Tyson ranked among the Bay Area's most influential women
Friday, May 25, 2018
Professor Shladover on the flaws in Uber's self-driving safety system, Free speech and the importance of acknowledging equity issues, Three Campanile chicks need names
Thursday, May 24, 2018
A funding victory for the UC system, Professor Eisen calls out Eric Lander and James Watson for their racist and sexist views, "Greta Garbo Rarities" at BAMPFA
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Reduced preterm birth rates follow power plant closures, New insights into pterodactyl flight, Professor Muller co-founds startup to secure nuclear waste more cost-efficiently
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Humans and other mammals share gene from bug-eating ancestors, SB 1069 is helping to ease California's housing crisis, Dean Chemerinsky endorses Assembly Bill 931 to curb excessive use of force
Monday, May 21, 2018
Hippos and climate change threaten sub-Saharan river ecology, Lawrence Hall of Science celebrates 50th anniversary, Twitter bots likely affected the outcomes of Trump and Brexit campaigns
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Haas Center for Gender Equity and Leadership thrives in first year, Professor Hoynes finds federal spending on poor children is lower than it was nearly 30 years ago, Professor Pollan's new book takes on psychedelics
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Study confirms effectiveness of Public Defender's Pretrial Release Unit, Professor Filippenko's popular astronomy intro demonstrates the need for infrastructure upgrades, Helping student parents with child care
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Space scientists surprised by magnetic phenomenon in near-Earth space, Students found nonprofit to fight terrorism, Campus moves forward with new student housing plans
Monday, May 14, 2018
Cambodian genocide survivor among Cal's graduating seniors celebrated at commencement, TechCrunch Sessions conference explores robotics developments, Dean Chemerinsky highlights independence of the judiciary as a key election issues for California voters
Friday, May 11, 2018
Researchers estimate size of North Korean nuclear detonation by measuring mountain displacement, Berkeley as a best-value college, Professor Polsky on why the coffee warning represents good policy
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Student and faculty volunteers LAUNCH new startups, Cybersecurity students exploit weaknesses in smartphones and other devices, Track star Deshae Wise profiled
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Professor Gillian Hart receives Vega Medal, A boost for Breakthrough Listen, New report documents impact of climate change in California
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Sen. Kamala Harris withdraws as Berkeley's commencement speaker due to labor conflict, Breakthrough Listen revs up, Professor Kirk on India's air pollution
Monday, May 7, 2018
Twins from Visalia graduate and go on to jobs at Apple together, AFSCME union begins 3-day strike, How midterm elections affect the stock market
Friday, May 4, 2018
Housing plan for People's Park officially announced, Free Speech Commission issues its report, Professor DeLong on the U.S.-China trade negotiations
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Teaching robots to expect the unexpected, AI as alchemy, High-paying jobs boom drives California's housing crisis
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Campus hatches plans for student housing on People's Park land, Neighbor group sues campus for action on student housing, Creating virtual homes for robots to explore, Anti-bias training strategies Starbucks could harness
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Holographic projection used to stimulate and edit brain activity, UC argues CRISPR case in federal appeals court, Majority of California voters dissatisfied with Trump
Monday, April 30, 2018
UC appeals CRISPR patent decision, Professor Weber on North and South Korea's diplomatic summit, Berkeley team wins esports championship
Friday, April 27, 2018
Telomerase breakthrough offers target for aging and cancer treatments, Regents shelve tuition increase, Professor Mathies on the DNA capture of the Golden State Killer
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Professor Doudna launches new CRISPR startup for genetic disease diagnosis, Campus and Riot Games launch first esports scholarship, Llamapalooza encore on Memorial Glade Friday
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Five J-School alumni contributed to the Press Democrat's Pulitzer Prize, Professor Jordan calls for new engineering discipline to oversee AI, Investigative Reporting Program's new Frontline documentary exposes teen trafficking network
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Breastfeeding linked to gene mutation that helped people survive the last Ice Age in the Arctic, Human rights investigation finds shocking number of Syrian attacks on health facilities in 2016, K-12 education found not so crucial to economic and social mobility
Monday, April 23, 2018
Sea creatures inspire prospective students at Cal Day, Travers Political Science Conference focuses on social media and political partisanship, Longevity increasingly linked to wealth
Friday, April 20, 2018
Bay Area Book Festival to be a bigger deal on campus this year, Fascinating fossil trove acquired by the Museum of Paleontology, New evolutionary insights from the superhuman spleens of the Bajau people
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Retrofitting campus buildings for earthquake safety, Evolutionary adaptation found among the extraordinary divers of Southeast Asia, DNA analysis reveals details of South Asian evolution, New partnership will boost e-sports on campus
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The promise of carbon farming, Campus moves forward with plans to add student housing, Professor Glaser on implicit bias training
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
New thin-film material converts waste heat into energy, Fighting river blindness with LoaScope, Massive fossil collection from Calaveras Dam area heads to Berkeley's Museum of Paleontology, Professor McKinsey proposes theory explaining DAMA anomaly
Monday, April 16, 2018
Berkeley's progress graduating female computer scientists, Berkeley top-ranked for highly cited biochemistry publications, Thousands of Android apps potentially violating laws protecting children's online privacy
Friday, April 13, 2018
New agreement to boost student transfers to UC from community colleges, Lawmakers consider free speech bills, Professor Shapiro testifies against AT&T buyout of Time Warner, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater wraps up week at Cal Performances
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Berkeley named one of the country's best-value colleges, New battery tech won't need cobalt, A more efficient nerve stimulator, Machine-learning makes computer animation more realistic
Friday, April 7, 2018
Technologists helping to save the humanities, Campus considers using the Oxford Tract for student housing
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Statistics professor Fernando Pérez and the evolution of scientific publishing, Panamanian frogs offer hope for other threatened amphibians, Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Cal Performances's relationship with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Adding sustainability to the craft brewer's toolbox, Adolescents particularly at risk of phthalate exposure, Campanile's Great Bear Bell to toll for Martin Luther King Jr.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Astronomers glimpse most distant star ever seen, Rehabilitating the image of leeches, Celebrating Larry Rinder's first decade at BAMPFA
Monday, April 2, 2018
Study finds "social jet lag" afflicts students whose classes aren't timed for their biological clocks, State suit against Sutter Health cites Berkeley study, Theater professor Mel Gordon has died
Thursday, March 29, 2018
How UC leads in college affordability, Berkeley bucks national flagship trend of enrolling more nonresident students, Cal Athletics update, Eating out raises phthalate exposure
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Building a remote nuclear reactor monitor that doubles as neutrino physics platform, A new theory about oceans on Mars, The soaring popularity of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology classes
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
The most dexterous robot yet, Atomically thin device emits light, Healthcare consolidation leads to higher prices, The inequity of solar policy
Monday, March 26, 2018
Berkeley and UC system celebrate 150th Charter Day, Admissions competitiveness surges at UC and CSU, Matías Tarnopolsky to leave Cal Performances
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Berkeley begins computational biology project with Tel Aviv University, Commissioned oratorio on Dreamers evolves with the times, Details count in education spending
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Professor Patterson shares Turing Award, Brewing a more sustainable beer, Students are gender-equalizing Wikipedia
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Volcanic activity and the rise to oceans on Mars, Berkeley's business, engineering and law schools make U.S. News' top ten list of best graduate schools, UC's 150 year anniversary
Monday, March 19, 2018
Professor Doudna discusses genius on CBS Sunday Morning, New polymer discovery could advance bioremediation and drug development, Jonathan Jarvis on conservation
Friday, March 16, 2018
Professor Bea on the bridge collapse in Florida, Gretchen Donehower on the border wall, Alum Aileen Suzara's ASUC pop-up
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Proposed tuition increase for nonresident students heads for full Board of Regents vote, A call for state investment in UC, Mapping apps make traffic congestion worse
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Four campus affiliates make SF Business Times' 40 Under 40 list, Sen. Kamala Harris to give commencement address, Professors Smoot and Bousso on Stephen Hawkings
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Legislators consider proposal to offer UC and CSU "full funding," Richmond Field Station holds open house of MFA student studios, Pop-ups at the ASUC dining room, A walking tour app for Telegraph Ave