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.

Thursday, May 28, 2020
Berkeley scientists' landmark chemistry achievement, New study models clouds on giant planets around our sun and other stars, A plan to save California's salmon, Professor Schuck suggests Trump could be sued for his lies about Lori Klausutis while in office
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Study finds COVID-19 patients in Western States have longer hospital stays and require more intensive care than patients in China have, ABC News special features Professor Doudna and her IGI popup lab, Multiple Berkeley experts weigh in on pressing issues of the day
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Business professor and Nobel laureate Oliver Williamson dies, Student Noam Haykeen writes plea for Congressional aid to students entering terrible job market, Professor Swartzberg on visiting with family and friends safely
Friday, May 22, 2020
Regents approve plan to phase out SAT and ACT test requirements, Professors Obstfeld and Tyson call for another more federal stimulus funding
Thursday, May 21, 2020
IGI's COVID testing lab underutilized but likely not for long,The challenges of restoring childcare, Falcon chicks named for California flora
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Berkeley students win affordable housing challenge, Professor Blumenstock on how big data and AI could facilitate the delivery of aid in low-income countries, Professor Corburn on how cities can protect against pandemics
Monday, May 18, 2020
An unusual commencement, Professor Light on the history lesson new graduates faced 50 years ago, Journalism students cover COVID testing initiatives at Berkeley and other universities, Professor Hinshaw on ADHD among girls and women
Friday, May 15, 2020
Berkeley to celebrate 2020 graduates virtually this weekend, Advice to graduates entering a brutal job market, One in five Bay Area residents didn't have $400 saved before COVID-19 hit, Professor Summers on what blacks already know about quarantine
Thursday, May 14, 2020
IGI's popup COVID-19 testing lab ramps up testing and reaches out to underserved populations, Professor Crump proposes doing away with the monitoring of emails between inmates and their attorneys, Professor Kring on the mental health of stranded cruise ship crews
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Anna Boser named University Medalist, How a student performance adapted to the pandemic, Alan Turing model helps scientists confirm evolutionary process in monkeyflower, IGS poll finds most Californians agree that the pandemic is increasing inequality
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
New images of Jupiter offer insights on its stormy atmosphere, Innovative Genomics Institute's COVID-19 study offers hope for a vaccine, Blockeley University
Monday, May 11, 2020
Study shows infections would collapse if everyone wore masks, Taking a cautious view of antibody tests, Berkeley distributes emergency aid to needy students, Dr. Bertozzi on the Trump Administrations misuse of the CDC to accelerate deportations
Friday, May 8, 2020
New antibody testing project mails study invitations to 307,000 Bay Area residents, Study suggests Uber and Lyft owe California $413 million in unemployment insurance taxes, IGS poll finds strong Bay Area support for shelter-in-place policies
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Carbon capture could exacerbate water shortages in some areas, The intricacies of antibody testing, Chancellor Christs anticipates a "hybrid plan" for the fall semester, barring a worsening COVID situation
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Professors Hurley and Toste elected to the National Academy of Sciences, Berkeley researchers release state-of-the-art open-source reinforcement learning algorithm, Study finds that all-mail voting would significantly increase voter turnout
Monday, May 4, 2020
Study finds global trade barriers are indirectly subsidizing fossil fuels, IGS poll finds Californians trust state government and distrust Trump administration, Professor Nomura targets antiviral drugs for COVID-19
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Professor Butler on vulnerability and mourning, Journalism student writes about the plight of farm workers in a pandemic, New report on climate-change mitigation from the Urban Displacement Project
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Dr. Harris on the importance of transparency in antibody studies, Congress investigates companies producing flawed antibody tests after Berkeley study calls them out, Professor Farid investigates coronavirus-related misinformation campaigns, Student's satellite work progresses remotely
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Cal Performances announces 2020-21 season, Campus receives gift of Emeryville apartment building for student housing, A massive UCB-UCSF effort to study COVID-19 antibody tests
Monday, April 27, 2020
COVID-19 fatality rate calculated as no less than 0.5%, Analysis of leading antibody tests finds they are all flawed and only three provide reasonably consistent results, Berkeley experts weigh in on questions about reopening California and the nation
Friday, April 24, 2020
PANOSETI launches first of two prototype telescopes, Colleges use emergency funds to help DACA students, Monday is the deadline for feedback on People's Park housing development
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Students build "Blockeley University" in Minecraft for graduation, Professor Kammen calls for COVID-style approach to climate change, Journalism students issue another dispatch on California's experience of the pandemic, Alum Marshawn Lynch's mask give-away
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
How high school students are coping with learning and picking colleges remotely, Dean Chemerinsky argues against an immigration ban during the pandemic, Professor Manga evaluates a new theory about Kīlauea's 2018 eruption
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
New analysis tentatively projects that San Francisco could regain 70% mobility without a major rebound in COVID-19 cases, Professor Balmes on California's air pollution problem, Professor Kammen calls for a Green Stimulus to aid recovery
Monday, April 20, 2020
Berkeley committee convened to prepare for fall semester, Professor Emerita Yellen appointed to Governor's taskforce to advance California's economic recovery, Shift Project survey found 55% of hourly service workers have no access to paid sick leave, COVID-19's disproportionate toll on people of color
Friday, April 17, 2020
Berkeley initiative prepares to launch COVID-19 tests for asymptomatic volunteers in the East Bay, A new CRISPR test for COVID-19, UC requests increased state funding to cope with pandemic costs, Dean Lu on how future pandemics can be prevented
Thursday, April 16, 2020
A new CRISPR COVID-19 test heads to FDA for approval, Study finds new water policies could reduce agricultural production in California's Central Valley, john powell proposes a "targeted universalism" strategy to equalize healthcare services, Professor Gill has died, Peregrine falcon hatch watch is on at the Campanile
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Professor Yoo spells out why it will be the governors deciding when to lift shelter-in-place rules, Professor's Saez and Zucman on how our abysmal safety net will hinder our recovery
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Professor Jewell warns that we can't "afford to repeat the same mistakes" we made at the beginning of the pandemic, Professor Yoo and Dean Chemerinsky dismiss President Trump's claim of absolute power, The plight of food workers endangers us all, State Department cables warned of safety issues at Wuhan labs working with coronaviruses
Monday, April 13, 2020
Volunteer biologists mass produce hand sanitizer for thousands of vulnerable people, New project to track the pandemic's effects on workers, The coronavirus and urban slums
Friday, April 10, 2020
New insights into how butterflies' iridescence evolves, Postodoctoral cybersecurity expert Bill Marczak identified Zoom flaw, Professor Swartzberg on California's work to develop an antibody test for COVID-19
Thursday, April 9, 2020
The "really scary" lack of paid sick leave in the U.S., How California's affordable housing crisis is about to get worse, Imperfections in the CARES Act will hurt some small business owners
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
New study questions reliability of denim patterns as crime evidence, Ventilator SOS project calls for unwanted sleep apnea machines, Professor Cohen on what the pandemic can tell us about air pollution, J-School works with the New York Times to tell California's COVID stories
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Professor Doudna talks about her COVID-19 popup lab on Bloomberg TV, Professor O'Connell's project to convert CPAP machines into ventilators, Calling on Drs. Fauci and Birx to stand up to President Trump's misinformation and inappropriate campaigning
Monday, April 6, 2020
Study finding bias in healthcare AI wins STAT Madness "Editor's Pick" recognition, Professor Hellman's quest for "ideal glass," Berkeley pop-up lab featured in New York Times' "24 Hours in a Pandemic Nation," Dr. Reingold appears in first of a series of Berkeley Conversations on COVID-19
Friday, April 3, 2020
Doctors Art Reingold and John Swartzberg profiled as two of the "top minds in their fields" working to fight COVID-19, Two Berkeley projects address COVID-19 testing needs, Another Berkeley team repurposes sleep apnea machines into ventilators, Dr. Balmes on the reprehensible shortage of protective gear for frontline workers
Thursday, April 2, 2020
How IGI's robotic COVID-19 testing lab ramped up so fast, Professors Rosen, Conis, and Kammen talk about COVID-19 and climate change, Berkeley journalism professors join others from around the nation in condemning the dangerous falsehoods in Fox News' COVID-19 coverage
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
New COVID-19 testing lab coalesces at breakneck speed, Professor Kammen talks about COVID-19 and the environment on CNN, Professor Spanos profiled for his efforts to save energy with AI
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
New robotic pop-up lab to speed COVID-19 testing, New consortium aims at harnessing AI against COVID-19, Experts weigh in on the economic impact of COVID-19
Monday, March 30, 2020
Professor Doudna leads new lab to run COVID-19 tests, Professor Eskenazi on the urgency of helping California's farmworkers, Professor Serpell wins award for advancing discussions of race
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Professor Jewell on the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. and California, Professor Sastry to co-direct a new research consortium aiming to find A.I. solutions to global problems, including the COVID-19 pandemic; Jason March honored for bridging divides across America, Professor Moore on President Trump's irresponsible expressions of confidence
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Chancellor Christ on finding connection out of chaos, Graduating seniors asked for ideas on how to celebrate commencement differently this year, Caroline Figueroa on delivering mental health care during a pandemic, Dean Chemerinsky says the president couldn't order people back to work by Easter
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
A breakthrough in brain imaging, Professor Doudna's startup races to develop CRISPR-based diagnostic tests for COVID-19, Berkeley moves to pass/fail grading, Professor Kammen advocates an economic stimulus plan that boosts the clean energy industry
Monday, March 23, 2020
Berkeley psychologists offer tips on calming anxiety, Professor Wilcox on the need for economic relief for families, Berkeley experts call for consistent governmental coronavirus policies
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Dr. John Swartzberg answers questions about COVID-19, How colleges are transitioning to online classes, Pandemic response is transforming the American workplace overnight, Peregrine falcons return to nest on the Campanile and have the campus to themselves
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
BADGR robot finds his own way around, Berkeley experts weigh in on multiple issues connected to the coronavirus pandemic
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Berkeley researchers to participate in scalable quantum computing consortium, Professors Saez and Zucman propose a new form of social insurance, Professor Schneider on workplace disruption
Monday, March 16, 2020
COVID-19 developments on campus, Professor Eichengreen on what leaders can do to stem the economic fallout, How the pandemic is helping the environment
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Professor Levine on workplace hygiene, Doctors Swartzberg and Reingold on the COVID-19 coronavirus, Berkeley ranked 6th for architecture studies
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Berkeley adapts policies to limit exposure to the new coronavirus, Professor Rothstein calls for unemployment insurance expansions, New evidence that fire suppression is risky
Monday, March 9, 2020
Berkeley experts weigh in on coronavirus issues, A day in the life of Jennifer Doudna, Marriage is becoming a luxury item
Thursday, March 5, 2020
New SETI venture will use fly's-eye observatories, SETI@home project closes, A 50-year retrospective of Professor Emerita Mary Lovelace O'Neal's art
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Berkeley's largest-ever fundraising campaign picks up steam, Professor Getz calls for U.S.-China research collaboration on wildlife-linked viruses, The universality of emotional responses to music
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Super Tuesday news, Berkeley and other California cities aren't boosting ADUs well enough, Yosemite's firefall a likely casualty of climate change,
Monday, March 2, 2020
Campus launches unprecedented $6 billion fundraising campaign, Two gifts amount to $302 million, YouTube's uneven approach to quashing conspiracy theories
Friday, February 28, 2020
IGS poll finds Sanders leading 2-1 in California, Student Josh Lewis on rural youth voters, The less-known Tuskegee Weather Detachment
Thursday, February 27, 2020
The enduring health effects of redlining in Sacramento, Mapping the destinations of people evicted in San Francisco, Doctors Reingold and Riley on new coronavirus developments
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Campus prepares for the possibility of a coronavirus outbreak in the community, Women firefighters' exposure to carcinogens studied, Water in Jupiter's atmosphere
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
A new way of boosting the capacity of quantum computers, Investigating the bias of TikTok's (and other platforms') algorithms, Why Bernie Sanders seems electable, Economic implications of the new coronavirus
Monday, February 24, 2020
Professor Tyson to lead Gov. Newsom's Council of Economic Advisors, Professor Bristol's Compton mentoring project, A rave review for BAMPFA's Rosie Lee Tompkins retrospective
Friday, February 21, 2020
Berkeley team finds hidden world of giant viruses, The Juno mission to investigate Jupiter's atmosphere, Professors Zucman and Saez profiled, From cheerleader to Mavericks leader
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Breakthrough Listen releases 2 petabytes of data from the Milky Way, Algorithms found better than humans at guessing which released criminals would commit new crimes, History major honors memory of Robert Merriman, Rosie Lee Tompkins retrospective opens at BAMPFA
Monday, September 23, 2019
Professor Popa named to MIT list of young visionary innovators, Fine-tuning ShakeAlert's algorithms, The growing risks of rising groundwater
Friday, September 20, 2019
Spurring the media to address climate change more effectively, Professor Haney López on why racial justice needs to be included in the climate agenda, An audiograph with carillonist Jeff Davis
Thursday, September 19, 2019
UC President Janet Napolitano steps down to teach at Goldman School, Learning from the Jurassic Thethys Sea, Federal rules inhibit researchers' study of cannabis
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
2018 as a watershed year for women of color engaged in politics, Students campaign for on-campus access to medication abortion, Doctoral sociology student weighs in on homelessness policies, BAMPFA's tribute to Marlon Riggs
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
An interview with Professor Nakamura, Studying the national homelessness crisis, "Wheel the World" startup aims to take disabled to global adventure sites
Monday, September 16, 2019
Saturn's annual portrait, Dean Brady on the Democratic presidential debate, Professor Scott on the increasing privatization and inequality of education, San Quentin exhibit at BAMPFA
Friday, September 13, 2019
Students build tabletop neutron source, Alum Eva Rendle wins Student Academy Award, Professor O'Neill on Fresh Air
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Charles Schwab funds new UCSF-UC Berkeley Schwab Dyslexia and Cognitive Diversity Center, Sylvia Allegretto on solving the national teacher shortage with more equitable pay, Alum Shirin Neshat's upcoming art exhibit at The Broad
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Berkeley Earth offers vivid heat maps of global warming, How Assembly Bill 803 could help improve criminal justice and save lives, Professor Eichengreen on politics and the Federal Reserve
Friday, September 21, 2018
New microscopy developments promise new advances for scientists like Mary Scott, Haas Institute issues rent-control report, Old Masters exhibit highlights BAMPFA collection of prized European paintings
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Chou Hall achieves zero-waste certification, Professor Stephens on the need for new fire-fighting policies, Student Perla Shaheen on the inspiration of Berkeley
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Bay Area housing prices are increasing segregation, Business improvement districts are harming the homeless, Professor Altholz on the suspension of a Honduran murder trial
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Color-coded emissions map incites "peer pressure" among Bay Area cities, Toward a new preK-12 education agenda, Professor Gotanda's new play
Monday, September 17, 2018
Campus exonerated in $23 million lawsuit, Teaching blockchain technologies, Neuroscience experiment offers insight into gamblers' thoughts
Friday, September 14, 2018
Mapping the Bay Area's carbon footprints, Professor Fung on the urgency of climate action, Hurricane Trump, SkyDeck opens its doors to startups from other UCs
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Some gut bacteria emit electricity, Alum Lauren Schwartzman wins Student Academy Award, Staff member Katherine Welsh donates a kidney to a stranger
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
New diamond-based sensor detects magnetic fields, The blockchain craze on college campuses, Berkeley Law considers disowning the Boalt name