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, July 16, 2019
David Barstow to lead J-School's Investigative Reporting Program, Exploding chemical bonds, Urinary tract infections increasingly antibiotic-resistant, Toward a more bee-friendly Berkeley
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Former Haas Dean Rich Lyons named Berkeley's first chief innovation and entrepreneurship officer, Elsevier cuts UC's access to publications, Dean Chemerinsky on the unconstitutionality of the "tampon tax"
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Nine faculty win PECASE awards, San Francisco firefighters had elevated levels of toxic chemicals after fighting Tubbs Fire, Evacuation study to be conducted in Bolinas, Fighting deepfake videos
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Open letter calls for a less "adversarial stance toward China," New evidence that raising the minimum wage is beneficial, Berkeley selected to build a payload for NASA's Moon mission, Berkeley physicist distills a vastly more potent coffee
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Report highlights teachers' pay gap, Nuclear power plants surprisingly vulnerable to climate change, Desalination not a panacea, Trump's cyberattack against Iran weighed positively against alternatives
Monday, July 1, 2019
New York architect to become next dean of Berkeley's College of Environmental Design, Calling for increased foreign aid for family planning, CalSavers program launches
Friday, June 28, 2019
A record honeybee die-off in the U.S., Elk herds adapting to climate change, Professor Doudna's new lab, The tolls of shift work
Thursday, June 27, 2019
USPTO declares interference in CRISPR patent claims, Anti-immigration rhetoric takes its toll on Latino youth, Sleep patterns can predict Alzheimer's pathology, Bats' brain activity synchronizes during social interactions
Monday, June 10, 2019
Unprecedented poverty among young Americans, Professor Arkin's quest to make deep space livable, Wheeled robots, How scientists' use of gendered language hurts people
Friday, June 7, 2019
Casimir effect found to be repulsive as well as attractive, California weighs Medi-Cal expansion, Falcon chicks take flight
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Professor Schekman on the Trump administration's decision to defund fetal tissue research, Professor Hsiang on what our grandchildren will have to say about our decisions today, Professor Serpell's take on Game of Thrones memes
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Tensions between U.S. and China trickle down to students, In search of the axion, Protecting the sleep of patients and doctors
Monday, June 3, 2019
Mutation used to edit babies found to raise risk of early death, Former Haas Dean Raymond Miles has died, New study highlights the value of a handshake in negotiations
Friday, May 31, 2019
Berkeley's road to "equity of experience," Laurel Lucia on the expansion of Medicaid to all undocumented adults, Berkeley Law alum is one of the women of color leading key Democratic presidential campaigns
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Berkeley far-and-away the best public college for aspiring entrepreneurs, Governor's plan opens eligibility threshold for Covered California, Professor Smith on how to be safe around rip currents
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Racial segregation worse in 2010 than 1970, Vacationers at national parks will witness effects of climate change, Calling on Gov. Newsom to take a different approach to early childhood education
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Berkeley Haas aims to curb the gendered wage gap, Doubt as a driver of curiosity and learning, UC wins its fifth CRISPR-Cas9 patent, A rave review of BAMPFA
Friday, May 24, 2019
Interviews with Professors Perlmutter and Goldberg, Professor Farid on faked videos of House Speaker Pelosi, Alum Alex Morgan profiled in Time Magazine cover story
Thursday, May 23, 2019
An new field station at Pt. Reyes for Berkeley faculty and students, Segregation policies led to higher pollution and asthma rates in many minority neighborhoods, Professor Zucman -- "the world's foremost expert on where the wealthy hide their money"
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Salto's growing up, Student Lelisa Bera's gratitude, Researchers express concern about the EPA's withdrawal of funding for children's health studies,
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Trump administration's decision to cut funding of children's health research is a "big blow" to Berkeley researchers, Odd particles in Hiroshima beach sand traced to atomic explosion, Study suggests an optimal federal tax on sodas could benefit the public
Monday, May 20, 2019
Class of 2019 graduates, Tyler Chen wins University Medal, Alum Chelsea Finn wins award for her doctoral dissertation, Study shows $7.8 billion loss to U.S. economy due to trade policies
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Regents set to approve Upper Hearst project, Professor Johnson on school integration, Solomon Hsiang on the Make Me Smart program
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Berkeley to partner with Facebook in developing technologies to thwart hateful and fake online posts, The War on Drugs excluded black men from college, Professor Edley talks about remedial math classes on the Newshour
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Hiroshima bomb forged glass particles found on area beaches, Squishy robots to the rescue, Dean Chemerinsky on the implications of a new Supreme Court ruling
Monday, May 13, 2019
Trade war is hurting "reliably Republican counties" the most, How Republican anti-immigrant rhetoric is swinging Asian American voters to the left, Professor Weissman on the state's PG&E quandary
Friday, May 10, 2019
Introducing the Cameron Institute for athletes, Professor Pollan urges caution on Denver's plan to decriminalize psylocybin,
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Legislative progress on an issue Berkeley highlighted in 2010, Professor Conis on what political polarization has to do with the measles crisis, Los Angeles Times editors quote Professor Yoo on the president's contempt for Congress
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Cap-and-trade program needs fixing, Professor Conis on the vaccination debate, Hacking4Local's flipped classroom
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Thousand-year-old shaman's bag contained powerful hallucinogens, What Pokémon can tell us about brain development, Students "hack" local issues in new class
Monday, May 6, 2019
Professor Scheffler on why medical costs are so high in the Bay Area, Llamapalooza time of year again, Polish troupe brings haunting "Songs of Lear" to Cal Performances
Friday, May 3, 2019
Vast gift lets Berkeley introduce its first endowed chair for Israel Studies, Heated debate over a new faculty-housing plan, Doctoral student develops app to help students improve their chances of completing college
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Professor Nakamura wins John Bates Clark Medal, Shape-shifting robots designed to save lives, Professor Berlekamp has died
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Alum and staff member Ehren Tool's provocative cups added to the Smithsonian's permanent collection, Campus responds to threat of city lawsuit, Kore-eda retrospective at BAMPFA
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Researchers suggest a higher minimum wage could reduce suicides, Cruz Grimaldo talks tuition and financial aid, Ethan Elkind on LA's new climate plan, Pondering the possibility of alien messages encoded in microbes
Monday, April 29, 2019
Tragedy in People's Park, Study finds student anxiety a national epidemic, An app for detecting wildfires
Friday, April 26, 2019
Center for Cities and Schools sponsors brainstorming session with local students, How Berkeley research could help ease the STD crisis in California, Welcoming Annie and Grinnell's new chicks
Thursday, April 25, 2019
A new virtual prosthetic voice system, Professor Gu honored with WiSTEM2D award, Peregrine falcon chicks are hatching on Campanile, Berkeley ranks 5th in Forbes ranking of Best Value Colleges
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
New technology promises 3D-printed organs and other biomaterials, A fourth CRISPR patent for UC, Californians penalized by 2017 tax reform, Professors Chapple and Galante advocate the Housing Crisis Act of 2019
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Exploring the Earth's interior, The jobs crisis facing seniors who can't afford to retire, Professor Walker on the evolution of Silicon Valley
Monday, April 22, 2019
An Earth Day interview with Danner Doud-Martin, Regulating air pollution has reduced tule fog in the Central Valley, Rising anxiety on college campuses, An unbeatable deal at Evans Diamond
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, 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