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, October 16, 2019
WIRED honors Professors Song and Farid for racing to solve humanity's complex problems, Public health students named Global Food Intitiative Fellows, IGS poll finds most Republicans and Democrats feel immigrants make the U.S. a better place to live
Monday, October 14, 2019
Campus researchers scrambled to launch a satellite and save research specimens amid power outage last week, Professor Weissman on California's "New Normal," Professor Borenstein expresses skepticism about the success of PG&E's power cut
Friday, October 11, 2019
A successful launch for the ICON satellite, Campus experts weigh in on the PG&E power outage, Professors Saez and Zucman on how our tax system is a new engine for "America's soaring inequality"
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Campus closed due to power outage, Professors Stephens and Borenstein on PG&E's power shutdown, Malaria could be eradicated by 2050 -- with lots of help
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Campus cancels classes and scrambles to secure research projects due to PG&E power outage, ICON satellite set to launch this week, Economists Saez and Zucman explore landmark shift in American taxation
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Walter Hood wins the Gish Prize, Professor Schickler on how the impeachment inquiry could -- but might not -- affect President Trump's reputation, Anticipated PG&E power outage may include the campus
Monday, October 7, 2019
Berkeley volunteers help San Quentin adult school thrive, Dean Chemerinsky on the divisive cases on the Supreme Court's docket, New books by campus faculty
Friday, October 4, 2019
Berkeley becomes a bee-friendly campus, How global warming is killing birds in the Mojave Desert, Hospital consolidations rising nationwide, Professor Powell on free speech
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Re-creating evolution with CRISPR, Getting to the bottom of California's mystery gas surcharge, Dean Chemerinsky on the implications of the Supreme Court's current docket
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Re-creating evolutionary adaptations with CRISPR, Professor Doudna high on prognosticators' lists for a Nobel Prize, California voters say they want more pot shops, BAMPFA to be one of the Mill Valley Film Festival's venues
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
The need to be a "Superwoman" can help and harm black women's health, Bird die-off in Mojave Desert attributed to heat stress, New remote battery-replacement system could make drone flights longer, Professor Karabel reflects on the legacy of the Elaine Massacre
Monday, September 30, 2019
SOD Blitz turns up evidence of sudden oak death's spread to Del Norte County, Latest IGS polls find widespread approval for Gov. Newsom and for new vaccination rule
Friday, September 27, 2019
Professor Urnov to lead DARPA project developing CRISPR countermeasure for toxic radiation exposure, Professor Rosenblum co-develops comprehensive map of frog-killing pathogen, Professor Hood on All Things Considered, Professor Farid testifies on deepfakes in Washington
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Campus-affiliated water security consortium awarded $100 million grant, Professor Fleming on the importance of federal science funding, The latest IGS poll shows low support for Trump's re-election
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Professor Hood honored with MacArthur Fellowship, Latest IGS poll finds Sen. Warren leading the pack, Golden Bears are the only undefeated team in the Pac-12 right now
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Former Gov. Jerry Brown announces new California-China Climate Institute at Berkeley, BAMPFA director Lawrence Rinder to step down in March, Justice Elena Kegan visits Berkeley Law
Monday, September 23, 2019
Professor Popa named to MIT list of young visionary innovators, Fine-tuning ShakeAlert's algorithms, The growing risks of rising groundwater
Friday, September 20, 2019
Spurring the media to address climate change more effectively, Professor Haney López on why racial justice needs to be included in the climate agenda, An audiograph with carillonist Jeff Davis
Thursday, September 19, 2019
UC President Janet Napolitano steps down to teach at Goldman School, Learning from the Jurassic Thethys Sea, Federal rules inhibit researchers' study of cannabis
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
2018 as a watershed year for women of color engaged in politics, Students campaign for on-campus access to medication abortion, Doctoral sociology student weighs in on homelessness policies, BAMPFA's tribute to Marlon Riggs
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
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