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, 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
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Drug sponge offers promise of better chemotherapy treatments, Analysis casts doubt on results of Georgia election, Robot teaches itself to walk in two hours
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
The genome mystery of a 2,500-year-old and 180-acre-large fungus, Berkeley researchers have reservations about Governor's funding plan for early education expansion, Implications of a possible PG&E bankruptcy, Students help a homeless woman convert her bus into a home
Monday, January 7, 2019
Student football player Bryce Turner has died, The sound that tortured diplomats in Cuba were apparently crickets' mating calls, Habitat restoration projects sabotaged by hitchhiking pathogens, SkyDeck highlighted as a leading university-based startup incubator
Friday, January 4, 2019
Habitat restoration efforts introducing pathogens to California wildlands, An accidental solution to the Great Unconformity puzzle, Professor Nunberg on the need for more interpreters at the border, Why sleep should be your number one new year's resolution
Thursday, January 3, 2019
New wireless pacemaker promises help for people with neurological disorders, Hummingbirds not all sugar and spice in South America, UC's battle for open access, Get Dancin' at BAMPFA
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Professor Yellen to be honored with UC Santa Cruz 2019 Foundation Medal, US ranking for inclusivity plummets, Chancellor Christ's efforts to strengthen athletics
Thursday, December 20, 2018
More evidence than ever that green house gases must be regulated, New fuel catalyst uses gelatin, More than 3,000 toys collected on campus for children affected by wildfires, Professor Alter's hefty new translation of the Hebrew Bible
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
China's fuel conversion efforts pay off, Closing of Alta Bates Hospital will have significant impact on health care access and the local economy
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Campus center proposes new approach to managing development in areas at high risk for wildfire, Study suggests a different approach to foreign aid in some countries, Common chemicals may be linked to early puberty in girls, Chancellor aims to boost Latino enrollment
Monday, December 17, 2018
Olympic champ Nathan Adrian gives keynote address at 2018 Winter Commencement, Reconstructing a pre-Colombian temple with 3D-printed blocks, Professor Kammen on the outcome of the UN climate conference in Poland
Friday, December 14, 2018
Professor von Meier on PG&E's report on damaged power lines near where the Camp fire started, Professors Borenstein and Elkind on California's new rooftop solar rule, Professor Carillo on California's lack of polarization
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Professor Yablonovitch and four other campus affiliates honored with Franklin Medals, Dean Harrison set to take the reins at Haas, Celebrating Japanese arts at BAMPFA
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
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