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.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Campus announces new Undergraduate Student Diversity Project, New master's program aims to improve the collaboration of developers and architects
Monday, December 10, 2018
Professor Kammen on the "grim" tone of the U.N. climate talks in Poland, Professor Romps makes a climate change statement, Professor Meckling on enacting effective climate change policies
Friday, December 7, 2018
Geckos as superheros, Preparing students for jobs that don't exist yet, UC battles Reed Elsevier for lower cost and more open access to research news
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Professor Kirp on the shortsightedness of limiting access to food stamps, Dean Chemerinsky on double jeopardy, Coach Wilcox signs new contract to stay through 2023
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Moving beyond the semiconductor era, Common cosmetic chemicals linked to early puberty in girls, Older married couples learn to laugh
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Llamapalooza cheers stressed students, Free speech lawsuit settled, Paleontologists thrilled by discoveries in the Calaveras collection, Coach Durden to lead Olympic men's swim team
Monday, December 3, 2018
Arlene Blum inducted into California Hall of Fame, Campus honors first responders at Big Game, Llamapalooza time
Friday, November 30, 2018
Berkeley ranks high for educating the tech industry's leading women, Alum's startup aims for gender equity in pay, Dr. Rohini Haar on tear gas, Big Game Saturday
Thursday, November 29, 2018
New microscopy advance could spur drug development, Advice for House Democrats on presidential investigations, Professor Hinshaw recommends a cautious interpretation of new ADHD study
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
How the free speech crisis was quelled, Uninsured rates likely to soar following ACA policy change, New federal report shows wildfire risk will spread nationally with climate change
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Professor Doudna's new lab targets rare genetic diseases, Forest management workers deserve better working conditions, Berkeley's focus on basic needs
Monday, November 26, 2018
How the brain anticipates future actions, Magnes Collection acquires full archive of pre-Holocaust photographer Roman Vishniac, Human Rights Center aids U.N. investigation, J-School leaders condemn White House attacks on the press
Monday, November 19, 2018
Classes cancelled through Thanksgiving holiday, Big Game postponed until Dec. 1, High school football changes teens' brains
Friday, November 16, 2018
Campus closes all but essential operations due to air quality, Campus experts weigh in on wildfires, Professor Russell on a "very bad idea"
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Campus experts weigh in on California's wildfires, A provisional ban on chlorpyrifos, Dimensionism exhbit at BAMPFA highlights the intersection of art and science
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
New insights on the evolution of birds and flight, How algorithms discriminate against minority borrowers, Hospital consolidations lead to higher prices, Dean Chemerinsky recommends dropping Boalt name from Berkeley Law
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Sleep deprivation linked to anxiety, Different messages could raise student applications for financial aid, Professor Yoo on the illegality of Whitaker's appointment
Friday, November 9, 2018
New sensor promises improved monitoring of blood-oxygen levels, The vicious cycle of sleep deprivation and anxiety, Praise for Professor Alter's latest biblical translation
Thursday, November 8, 2018
SkyDeck holds its largest demo day to date, Professor Moretti on why rich cities just keep getting richer, Professor Reingold on the the vaccine problem in Indonesia
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Election comments, NASA's ICON mission again postponed, How demographics affected the Brexit vote
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
The evolution of ShakeAlert, An alarming trend in public records requests, Yosemite and other national parks threatened by climate change
Monday, November 5, 2018
Besieged in East Palo Alto, Charter Schools debate makes superintendant race the second most costly in this election, Refugee family finds footing in campus food kiosk, Conductor Daniel Barenboim and his West-Eastern Dival Orchestra at Cal Performances this weekend
Friday, November 2, 2018
Berkeley's new interdisciplinary data science division, Decrying police invasions of Brazil's universities, Poll-watching, Professor Gopnik on the cognitive advantages of age
Thursday, November 1, 2018
A new division for data science, Latest IGS poll tracks Calfornia voter sentiments, California's housing crisis
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Goldman School hosts political panel, Professor Stoker on youth turnout, Professor Yoo on the 14th Amendment, Campus security responds to FBI alert
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Berkeley ranked fourth-best global university, Professor Joyce on new insights about the origins of chocolate, Getting out the vote on campus, "Routes of Slavery" musical at Cal Performances
Monday, October 29, 2018
Zika pesticides put honeybees at risk, Investigating the invasive New Zealand mud snail, New data science major draws hundreds of "pre-declarations," Student housing project gets a green light
Friday, October 26, 2018
Study finds mammals inherit most of their gut bacteria, Lion conservation at a tipping point and underfunded, Construction begins for new grad students' dorm
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Pachycephalosaurus wasn't a benign vegetarian, How business improvement districts punish the homeless, Exhibit of Peter Hujar's photos at BAMPFA
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Tracking eye movements to see why LSAT study makes people smarter, Professor Manz on the Migrant Caravan, SETI@home, Berkeley highlights in the upcoming Bay Area Science Festival
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Berkeley Law named one of the top schools for music law, Dean Chemerinsky on creative lawyering and the young plaintiffs' suit over climate change, Professor Bea on what will likely become the country's worst oil spill
Monday, October 22, 2018
Data science as the "new Latin," Berkeley researchers on what the next Roomba will be, Gender differences increase with equity and affluence
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Calling for new definitions of beneficial water use, Changing climate models to account for vegetation, Dean Chemerinsky on the PEN lawsuit, Political events on campus today
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
A new diagnostic test quickly detects antibiotic-resistant bacteria, New outbreaks of sudden oak death found in latest survey, How "green gentrification" displaces people, Alum wins Breakthrough Prize
Monday, October 15, 2018
Graduate public health student Melanie Colvin chosen as fellow by UC's Global Food Initiative, Aiming to close the pay gap between female and male MBAs, High demand for graduates with AI experience
Friday, October 12, 2018
Alum Lauren Schwartzman celebrated at 45th Student Academy Awards, The health risks of racial discrimination, Progress in solving the housing crisis
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Chancellor Christ issues statement condemning anti-Semitic propaganda found on campus, Clean Water Act significantly improved water quality in the U.S., The Berkeley-affiliated Climate Impact Lab investigates the social cost of climate change
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Urmila Mahadev's math thesis solved a key question in quantum computing, UN report cited Professor Hsiang, Professor Kammen visits KQED Forum to discuss the UN report
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Higher levels of education raise resilience against racial discrimination, ShakeAlert 2.0 test goes unnoticed on BART, Introducing Salto-1P
Monday, October 8, 2018
Welcoming ShakeAlert 2.0, Discovery of ghost radio emission could answer key question in astronomy, Professor Altholz on the need for FBI cooperation in identifying remains of migrants who died at the U.S.-Mexico border
Friday, October 5, 2018
Genome study reveals surprising links between genes and birth outcomes, Where the rich and poor go when they leave the Bay Area, Professor Borenstein on daylight savings proposition
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Debunking a theory about black holes and dark matter, Law professors sign letter calling for Senators to dismiss Kavanaugh, IGS poll finds Republicans at risk in key California congressional races
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Alum and former postdoc Frances Arnold wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Robert Paylor's determination, Professor Efros aims to "make it harder" for bad guys to produce fake news videos
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Microbial "spacesuits" created with metal-organic frameworks, Nobel Prize-winning work conducted at Berkeley, Student Max Lubin's nonprofit startup Rise California motivates young people to vote
Monday, October 1, 2018
Nobel in Physiology or Medicine honors cancer research conducted at Berkeley, Campus makes progress on repatriation efforts, Universal locker room opened at Recreational Sports Facility
Friday, September 28, 2018
Professor Russell featured in Dutch TV series on Artificial Intelligence, Inconsistent development fees and the housing crisis, Can Lyft help city dwellers abandon their cars?
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Recreational Sports Facility opens new "universal" locker room, Berkeley study underscores need for proposed "fair-workweek" laws, Professor Astaneh on the Salesforce Transit Center closure, Film about Professor Diamond nominated for an Emmy Award
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
High CEO-to-worker pay gaps lead to negative corporate impressions, Postdoc Alison Feder wins Milner Prize, National parks at risk
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
New partnership aims to boost quantum computing, Breakthrough Listen recruits AI for SETI, Pepperland set to open at Cal Performances
Monday, September 24, 2018
National parks hard-hit by climate change, Alumna Kagure Wamunyu named to list of Top 40 Under Forty Women in Kenya, Professor Hochschild on alarming trends with boys and youth
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
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
AI aids Breakthrough Listen investigation of fast radio bursts, Professor Gailmard on the resistance op-ed, Steve Weissman and alumni co-authors on stemming wildfires
Monday, September 10, 2018
CRISPR patent appeal denied, Professor Fung on climate change, Professor Brady on UC's value, U.S. News & World Report ranks Berkeley second among public universities
Friday, September 7, 2018
"Art-meets-science" drive to create "Quantum Blue," Mysterious lunar swirl linked to lava tubes and dikes, Minimum wage increases in American cities didn't lead to lost jobs, Photo-essay highlights a student project in Nairobi
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Professor Marshall's quantification of paleontology's "dark data," Teachers' pay has gone downhill in 20 years, Professor Doudna launches new lab at Gladstone Institutes
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Psychologists find a reason why people are so prone to false beliefs, Hospital consolidation is raising health care costs, Oil CEOs' pay rises with the cost of oil, UC's new sustainability goals
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
California Research Alliance supplies research funding while preserving academic freedom, Professor Yao on time crystals, New study finds strong link between price of oil and CEO compensation, Berkeley second in the nation for producing entrepreneurs