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.

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, 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
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