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.

Friday, April 19, 2019
Reports of anxiety among students doubled in 10 years, Study questions the effectiveness of California's cap-and-trade program, Professor Yoo on the Mueller report, Cal Performances announces its 2019-20 season
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Planning for rising groundwater levels, Berkeley researchers recruited to analyze radiation testing at Hunters Point, Alumni co-found an aquafarm for seaweed cultivation
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Alum Darrin Bell wins Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning, Five new Guggenheim fellows from Berkeley, Scientists find key trigger for Ice Ages, Dr. Balmes cries foul on EPA move to weaken air pollution laws
Friday, April 12, 2019
Celebrated photography curator brings stunning donation to BAMPFA, Tule fog fades with pollution reductions, PG&E bills to soar if wildfires attributed to the company continue, BAMPFA screening SFFILM festival entries
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to cultivate diversity among Berkeley STEM students, New map shows neighborhood effects of Senate Bill 50, New low-cost robot developed
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Introducing the low-cost and friendly robot Blue, Town and gown talks on enrollment and campus development plans, Editorial cites Terner Center study in advocating SB50, Linguistics alum David Peterson talks about the "Game of Thrones" languages he created
Monday, April 8, 2019
Berkeley-affiliated startup works to bring first male birth control drug to market, Professor Hammond on an indoor air pollution study, Professor Connelly on echos of the Nazi "Lebensraum" agenda
Friday, April 5, 2019
Berkeley and other research universities halt new partnerships with Huawei, Professor Berrick on why the old foster care model doesn't work anymore, Professors Keltner and Kray on issues of personal space
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Founder of The Student Mentor Project wins Jefferson Award, Professor Gadgil and student aim to improve water poisoned by lead pipes, Making solar power more inclusive, The secret behind the soda tax's success
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Soda tax study offers surprising takeaway, California's earthquake drought, Alvin Ailey residency coincides with troupe's 60th anniversary
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
PEN America reports that legislators are worsening racial tensions on campus, Cal insects head to SFO for new exhibit, Professor DeLong and many others pan Trump's nomination of Stephen Moore to the Fed
Monday, April 1, 2019
Dig at Hell Creek Formation reveals 66-million-year-old devastation, New 3D printer could someday print life, Professor Serpell on NPR's Weekend Edition
Thursday, March 28, 2019
The cognitive feat of language acquisition, Entrepreneurs face increased risk of mental illness, Saru Jayaraman honored as the San Francisco Chronicle's Visionary of the Year
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Professor Doudna goes to Washington, A ShakeAlert demo startles some 40,000 Oakland residents, Professor Michael Reich advocates the Raise the Wage Act
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
New CRISPR-Chip promises quicker diagnoses of genetic diseases, Whales take the road more traveled by, Environmental Law Clinic aims to force EPA to act on oil-dispersant rules
Monday, March 25, 2019
Dean Chemerinsky and UC Irvine Chancellor Gillman on the unconstitutionality of President Trump's executive order on college free speech, Communicating the risks of climate change more effectively, Professor Hochschild talks about the "red state paradox" on NewsHour, Professor Kammen and Sen. Wiener on why housing policy is crucial to fighting climate change
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
New hope for curing blindness, Examining "replacement theory," "Dreamers" oratorio described as the sound of hope
Monday, March 18, 2019
Simple gene therapy strategy restores some sight in mice, Next Step Act begs further steps to expand criminal justice reform, Professor Reich on falsehoods related to the national deficit
Friday, March 15, 2019
Professor Rael profiled as a pioneer in 3-D printed architecture, Professor Semel praises Gov. Newsom's leadership on capital punishment, Different takes on the call for a moratorium on gene-edited babies
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
UC is awarded its third CRISPR patent, A new way of modifying plants, Berkeley to study moon rocks, "Dreamers" oratorio to premiere on Sunday
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Berkeley's graduate programs among the best in latest U.S. News & World Reports ranking, Pristine moon samples to be studied by campus researchers, A new partnership for public interest technology
Monday, March 11, 2019
New plant-engineering method marries nanotech and CRISPR, Berkeley joins consortium advancing technology in the public interest, Why you feel crummy after the time change
Friday, March 8, 2019
Professor Perlmutter talks failure on Freakonomics Radio, Ancient city of Cahokia may have fallen due to climate change, 12 organizations oppose President Trump's free speech threat to universities
Thursday, March 7, 2019
New insights on government debt and nations' economic resilience, Tuition to be frozen again for students who are California residents, Free speech commentaries
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
A glimmer of light from black holes, U.S. consumers pay mightily for Trump's tariffs, Editorial calls UC's decision to part from Elsevier "monumental"
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
President's free-speech threat raises questions for colleges, Studies suggest Trump's tariffs are a risky experiment, Elsevier decision hinged on public access as well as cost
Monday, March 4, 2019
Campus police have arrested suspect in Sproul Plaza assault case as politicization spirals on, UC praised for effective faculty communication during Elsevier negotiations, Professor Doudna profiled in "Women Shaping the Future" series
Friday, March 1, 2019
Astronomers find tilted orbits could be caused by stellar flybys, New insights on how people read others' emotions, UC system cancels Elsevier subscriptions
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Nanotubes and CRISPR provide easy way of modifying plants, Brewing cannabinoids, Study disproves "signaling imbalance theory" of autism's cause, An interview with Jennifer Doudna
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
CRISPR scientists aim for more effective diagnosis of viral infections, Professor Zucman's update on soaring wealth inequality, The Campanile's treasure trove
Monday, February 25, 2019
San Francisco Chronicle nominates Saru Jayaraman for Visionary of the Year award, Berkeley participates in program to foster Latino professors, Xiao Qiang on the extreme repression and surveillance underway in China's Xinjiang province, Cal Performances presents Akram Khan's final solo work
Friday, February 22, 2019
New insights on Neptune's moons, Coral bleaching will affect island territories more than independent island nations, Berkeley's sugar tax worked at key objective, Supporting Oakland teachers
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Dueling studies account for dinosaur extinction, WHO to set guidelines for gene-editing human DNA, Berkeley researchers to review state study of shipyard site's safety
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Serge Egelman on the "fundamental problem" of data brokering, Dean Chemerinsky and Professor Yoo on legal precedents related to Trump's national emergency, Green New Deal harks back to Hamilton
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Organic diet significantly reduces pesticides in urine within six days, A tipping point in scholarly publishing, Professor Birgeneau on the lasting impact of the government shutdown
Friday, February 15, 2019
Meta-analysis finds strong link between cancer risk and glyphosate exposure, SkyDeck and QB3 aim to boost startups led by women, Ken Rosen predicts tech-led recession by 2022, Hans Hofmann exhibit at BAMPFA
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Professors Hoynes and Rothstein question the viability of universal basic income, Professor Kaufer identifies molecular suspect in cognitive decline, Professor MacRae on Valentine's lore
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Wealth inequality soars in the U.S., The decline of unions, The plight of unrecognized veterans, Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato returns to Cal Performances
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Journalism student documents his family's life as refugees, Professor Stephens on California's vast number of dead trees, DeCal course explores the global influence of a Korean pop band
Monday, February 11, 2019
A pioneering patent for CRISPR, Professors Scheffler and Shortell propose path to universal health care, Pilot housing program pairs students with retirees
Friday, February 8, 2019
Wealth concentration has returned to levels experienced in the 1920s, Professor Shaheen on self-driving cars and their potential to increase inequality, Syrian refugees offer Old Damascus Fare at Berkeley Student Union
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Audio map shows the wealth of emotional information conveyed by "vocal bursts," New report details displacement of minorities in the Bay Area, Berkeley profits from partnership with blockchain firm
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
New report spotlights hidden exploitation in India's garment industry, Boosting minority enrollment at Haas, More bad news about global warming
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Expanding CRISPR's reach, Hummingbirds not all sugar and spice, New 3D printing technique could revolutionize all kinds of manufacturing
Monday, February 4, 2019
New "Hacking4Local" class aims to solve local problems, Comet activity on distant star offering insights into the birth of our solar system, Professor Reed writes play to correct the fictions of "Hamilton"
Friday, February 1, 2019
New 3D printing tool could change manufacturing, Berkeley launches new Cannabis Research Center, Time as a key factor in job quality, Former Cal quarterback to start the Super Bowl
Thursday, January 31, 2019
A plea to save the Land and Water Conservation Fund, Professor Muller's start-up aims to store nuclear waste in underground tunnels, Freshman applications dip for the first time in 15 years
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Campus launches new Cannabis Research Center, Refuting Mark Zuckerberg's claim that people want his tailored ads, Basketball star Kristine Anigwe profiled
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Sleep loss exacerbates pain, ShakeAlert gets big boost in Gov. Newsom's first budget, Red states will feel the burn with climate change, AI could match your Fitbit data with your medical records
Monday, January 28, 2019
Discrimination in the solar power industry, Why middle-class black women fear the doctor's office, Steven Weissman on PG&E and the Tubbs Fire
Thursday, January 24, 2019
New study challenges autism theory, Professor Borenstein appointed to board overseeing state's power grid, Researchers propose using cattle to help prevent wildfires, Professor Doudna honored with Pearl Meister Greengard Prize
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Pre-exposure to dengue helps protect children against Zika symptoms, Berkeley the second biggest producer of provosts, Law students spend break helping migrants at the border, A retrospective of Mia Hansen-Love's films at BAMPFA
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
New brain-mapping technique holds promise for advances in neuroscience, Berkeley ranks high for admitting Pell students, Professors Saez and Zucman on Ocasio-Cortez's tax idea
Friday, January 18, 2019
Cassini showed that Saturn's rings aren't so old, Mapping a fruit fly's brain with super-resolution images, Two-armed robot could speed warehouse work
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Carnegie Hall's Jeremy Geffen to lead Cal Performances, Study highlights the pain of federal workers' paycheck losses during the shutdown, Berkeley claims the nation's "greenest academic building," Professor Lakoff on the hurtful metaphor of Trump's wall
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Arrests in People's Park as arborists' work continues, New study disputes explanation for accelerating income among the wealthiest Americans, Professor Borenstein on PG&E's planned bankruptcy filing, Dean Chemerinsky on the wall emergency
Monday, January 14, 2019
New helmet design promises better protection for athletes, Professor Borenstein on the PG&E plan to file for bankruptcy protection, Scale model of San Francisco comes out of hiding
Friday, January 11, 2019
Oceans warming 40 percent faster than UN estimated five years ago, Professors Kirp and Fuller on Gov. Newsom's early education plan, Berkeley's interdisciplinary approach to data science
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Berkeley-led study finds institutional culture largely determines minority graduate students' success in STEM fields, Oakland architect Deanna van Buren wins Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Prize, Basketball star Kristine Anigwe honors Coach Lindsay Gottlieb at Coaching Corps benefit
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