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, 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
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Professor Luk wins China's 2019 Future Science Prize, Algorithm-based "risk scores" undermine fairness in the courts, Professor Stark on student evaluations
Monday, September 9, 2019
Berkeley deemed second among public schools in latest U.S. News & World Report ranking, Berkeley ranks second for undergraduate alumni starting new companies, Progress on People's Park housing developments
Friday, September 6, 2019
Berkeley ranks high among public colleges in Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings, Professors Saez and Zucman call for a wealth tax, Professor Farid discusses deepfakes on Marketplace
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Chancellor Christ on the campus's key issues going into the new academic year, Labor Center calls misclassification of truck driver jobs a hindrance to climate goals, Berkeley scores high for publishing research in Nature and Science
Friday, August 30, 2019
Chancellor Christ embarks on her third year as chancellor, Progress in housing initiatives, Aiming for gold open access
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Berkeley plans seismic retrofits of at-risk buildings, Water harvester heads for market, Prenatal exposure to organophosphates can lead to brain changes among teens
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Peering under Jupiter's ammonia clouds, Proving Joe Biden wrong on school segregation, Solving the college dropout problem, Professor Hood to revamp Oakland Museum's landscaping
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Adulting class back by popular demand, Remembering Professor Stroud, Professor Kirp joins the Forum to discuss dropout rates
Monday, August 26, 2019
Peering into Jupiter's stormy atmosphere, How early humans were protected from simian immunodeficiency viruses, How carbon offsets have backfired
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Postdoctoral researcher Ambika Kamath on the importance of diverse perspectives in science, New funding for an expansion of ShakeAlert, Professor Russell calls for international ban on lethal AI, New DeCal class teaches "adulting"
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
A warm welcome to new students on move-in day, Addressing hunger at Berkeley and other college campuses, Computer program developed at Berkeley helps people with face blindness
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Brain maps help researchers predict brain's response to different types of words, Local governments increasingly threatened by rising costs of pensions, Professor Fuller on the path away from the segregation of schools
Monday, August 19, 2019
New sweat sensor could usher in new era in medical monitoring, Investigating wildfire management strategies at Berkeley's Sagehen Experimental Forest, Professor Kirp proposes two strategies for boosting college attendance
Friday, August 16, 2019
Beer, wine, and metal detectors to be introduced at Memorial Stadium, Global heat records broken in July, California's strides in pro-worker and healthcare advances
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Berkeley fares well in multiple categories of Forbes's best colleges list, Professor Kirp on the national college dropout crisis, Calling for regulation of AI algorithms
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Berkeley and NASA Ames plan new education and research park, Changing ShakeAlert's threshold for shake warnings, Students in UCSF/UC Berkeley Joint Medical Program advocate Medicare for All
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
New policy targeting legal immigrants could harm California and the national economy, New study explores the political power of women of color, Professor Farid on the proliferation of conspiracy theories
Monday, August 12, 2019
Tentative confirmation of Einstein's theory of general relativity, Diabetes risk linked to common chemicals, Professor Jerome Singer has died
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Campus social worker Ari Neulight profiled for helping vulnerable People's Park residents, A new cockroach-like robot for search and rescue, Contemporary "Einsteins" on the Berkeley campus, Symbolic seesaws bring joy at the border
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Five-year grant awarded to Berkeley for dementia study, Juan de Fuca tectonic plate is dying, California's impending retirement crisis
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Pink seesaws delight kids and families at the U.S.-Mexico border, Latino students more segregated from whites over the past generation, Einstein's theory of relativity withstands most comprehensive test to date
Monday, July 29, 2019
The true cost of a Berkeley education, How the European heat wave fits climate-change patterns, Professor Farid on deepfake news
Friday, July 26, 2019
MyShake now available for iOS, Professor Lyons appointed Berkeley's first chief innovation and entrepreneurship officer, New report highlights problems in the early childhood education system
Thursday, July 25, 2019
UC awarded another two CRISPR patents, The growing threat of antibiotic-resistant U.T.I.s, Campus artists' prominent place in the Bay Area's ceramic arts scene
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Food insecurity among the Native people of California, Berkeley to launch new minority scholars' program, Professor Hoofnagle on "digital resignation" and the need for stronger privacy protections
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
UC admits record number of students for the fall, Calling for an overhaul of California's early childhood education system, Vision AI's blind spots, Professor Farid talks about deepfakes on The Takeaway
Monday, July 22, 2019
UC campuses respond to new restrictions on research collaborations with Chinese scholars, New developments in CRISPR patents, Professor Selbin calls for states to abandon juvenile fees, Professor Hinkle proposes Maya Angelou statue for San Francisco
Friday, July 19, 2019
Introducing liquid magnets, Latina women experiencing higher rates of premature birth since the 2016 election, Professor Haney López on dog whistle politics, Astronomers sign letter protesting arrest of Native Hawaiians who oppose the Thirty Meter Telescope
Thursday, July 18, 2019
ShakeAlert did its thing on Tuesday, Working around Elsevier in push for open access, Anti-immigrant rhetoric likely pushes minorities to Democratic Party, Student launches new Central Valley Scholars program
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
The Port Chicago legacy, Professor Amundson on the Apollo 11 anniversary, Four-time Pulitzer Prize-winner to lead the J-School's Investigative Reporting Program
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, 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