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.

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Hospital consolidations lead to higher medical costs, Lane splitting only adds risk at higher speeds, Benefits of grapefruit juice
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Hospital consolidations linked to higher medical costs, Developing an MRI for neural pathways, New study will investigate female firefighters' breast cancer risks
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
POLARBEAR measures polarization of cosmic microwave background, Uncharted begins Friday, Professor Reingold on Nigeria's success fighting Ebola
Monday, October 20, 2014
Compost successfully locks up carbon, Earth's magnetic field could be flipping, Big C was a first in mountainside college monograms
Friday, October 17, 2014
Study provides hope for new treatments of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and similar diseases, Dr. Reingold on the risk of catching Ebola on public transportation, Thinning forests to increase water supply
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Dillin research on Alzheimer disease, Reingold comments on containing Ebola, Simon Marginson speaks on campus about higher education.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Earth's magnetic poles could shift in less than 100 years, A new "smart" material made from nerve cell proteins, Helping single parents graduate
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Greater rates of mitochondrial mutations passed from older mothers to their children, Grapefruit juice helps mice gourmands lose weight, Susan Shaheen's car-sharing research
Monday, October 13, 2014
Professor Doudna profiled, Grapefruit linked to weight loss in mice, The science of awe
Friday, October 10, 2014
New center for neurodegenerative disease research created, Low birthrates linked to higher standard of living, Grapefruit juice may help diabetic patients, Warm Jupiters
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Grapefruit juice lowers weight of mice on high-fat diets, Study explains odd orbits of "warm Jupiters," Dr. Reingold on Ebola and superbugs, Orlando Bagwell named new head of documentary filmmaking program
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
New funds for BRAIN Initiative research, Study finds NY preschool push benefits middle- and upper-income families, Dr. Reingold on the Ebola virus
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
How the brain makes up for visual anomalies, Research team climbs to tops of redwoods, Study highlights insider trading issue
Monday, October 6, 2014
Blum Center directors Lina Nilsson and Shankar Sastry on development engineering, Saving the pupfish, Political fundraising strategy touts losing campaigns, Free Speech Movement interviews made public
Friday, October 3, 2014
Professors Chorin, Klinman and Blackwell honored with the National Medal of Science, How our brains deal with the "continuity field," Dr. Reingold on the Ebola outbreak
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Free Speech Movement's 50th anniversary celebrated with rally at Sproul Plaza, Sudden Oak Death report issued, Entrepreneurs motivated by loss aversion
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement celebrated today, Students follow protests in Hong Kong, Berkeley ranked 8th in Times Higher Ed ranking
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Obama's BRAIN Initiative brings campus research funding, The Free Speech Movement's 50th anniversary, A new Middle Class Scholarship program, Gender-neutral bathrooms mandated
Monday, September 29, 2014
Task force submits proposal to improve academic performance of student-athletes, Thinning forests could help state survive drought, Drought helps stem sudden oak death
Friday, September 26, 2014
The evolution of human faces, Failing grade for student course evaluations, Professor Echaveste nominated U.S. ambassador to Mexico
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Campus website highlights 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement, Spread of sudden oak death slows with drought, Power body language inhibits a leader's followers
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
20-year-old supernova mystery solved, Human faces evolved to be unique, Student Ana Aceves profiled, Free Speech Movement vets return to campus for reunion
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement, Professor Gutierrez on climate change, Anton Tremsin's Timepix
Monday, September 22, 2014
Celebration of 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement set to begin, Berkeley forest threatened by the King Fire, Science of Happiness MOOC launched
Friday, September 19, 2014
Professor Echaveste nominated U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Water experts win 2014 Obama-Singh Award, Used electric car batteries could help store state's renewable energy
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Berkeley Talks arts series set to begin Oct. 10, Stickleback fish evolution offers insight into DNA changes, Human faces evolved to look unique
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Prefrontal part of the brain linked to honesty, Berkeley ranks 8th for billionaire graduates
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Human faces evolved to be recognizable, Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Prize awarded, UC Ventures fund launched
Monday, September 15, 2014
New insight into Alzheimer's disease, Bird diversity better with mixed agriculture than with monocultures, Saving the pupfish, Professor Brewer's Gram Power project with USAID
Friday, September 12, 2014
Haas team calls for policies to narrow income gap, Study highlights importance of political clarity, Professor Gopnik on crowd psychology, The evolution of alcohol use
Thursday, September 11, 2014
David Broockman examines how politicians inlfuence voters, Software by Alexei Efros creates a single representative image, Astronomers find a rare supernova companion, Robert Reich weighs in on Berkeley's proposed soda tax.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Berkeley ranks second for venture capital-backed entrepreneurs, Saving the rarest fish in the world, Haas team takes policy recommendations to Washington
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
U.S. News & World Report again ranks Berkeley 1st among public universities, Chancellor Dirks sends message on free speech and civility, Honesty linked to prefrontal region of the brain
Monday, September 8, 2014
Professor Bloom's homemade early earthquake warning device, Berkeley and Tsinghua launch joint institute in South China, Armenia's UC-style university
Friday, September 5, 2014
Berkeley ranks first for computer science grads' pay, Berkeley study arms fast-food workers' fight for higher pay, Sexual assault programs made mandatory, Sanchita Saxena on the South Asian garment industry
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Quake conference brings state leaders to campus, New database highlights higher ed rivalries, Professor Reich on freelance workers
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Campus hosts earthquake summit, Student-led health-tech incubator launched, "Bear Pact" introduced
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Building robots with a sense of touch, Study estimates value of minimum wage increase in Los Angeles, Metaphor studies flourish
Friday, August 29, 2014
Napolitano talks up basic science at tech summit, Encouraging diversity in political science, Program aims to reunite families torn apart by war
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Urging Washington to help fund ShakeAlert, Minimum wage increase in San Francisco could ease wealth gap, Clean slate programs found beneficial
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Minimum wage hike in San Francisco could help close wealth gap, Recreating human organs on chips, Sequoias and climate change
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
South Napa Earthquake highlights need for ShakeAlert funding, Professor Walker on sleep deprivation, Professor Hass wins $100,000 Wallace Stevens award
Monday, August 25, 2014
Thousands move in to campus housing, ShakeAlert worked well on Sunday, New visual data tool synthesizes images, Berkeley ranks third in socially conscious ranking
Friday, August 22, 2014
The economic impact of hurricanes, Celebrating 20 years of the Human Rights Center, Study finds police often provoke protest violence
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Polish academics hosted in innovation program at Berkeley, The Golden Age of Neuroscience
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Two alumni and a postdoc named to "35 Innovators Under 35" list, A push for open source chips, Professor Lakoff predicts Hillary Clinton won't run in 2016
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Study suggests wildlife declines exacerbate social ills, How children get beyond appearances, Professor Townes at 99
Monday, August 18, 2014
Berkeley ranked 4th in the world, The 1947 Partition Archive, Vision-correcting computer screens
Friday, August 15, 2014
Stardust particles studied for clues to origins of the universe, Acoustic beams offer promise to high-resolution imaging and other applications, A new visual data tool
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Seven grains of stardust captured, California leading the way on brain research, Business Professor Emeritus Earl Cheit has died
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Professor Fish on the Russian convoy to the Ukraine, Dividing California would benefit Democrats, Protesting a misuse of genetics research
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Housing commissioner Carol Galante steps down to join Berkeley faculty, AMPLab tackles Big Data, Coach McKeever breaks boundaries
Monday, August 11, 2014
A call for funding of agroecology, How chili peppers could extend your life, New insight into the paradox of Schrödinger's Cat
Friday, August 8, 2014
Employers' biased to employees with clear career trajectories, Misunderstanding on Social Security "Earnings Test" has economic impact, Tipped workers more prone to poverty
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Looking for clues to Earth's volcanic past on Jupiter's Io, Sports and energy drinks as bad -- if not worse -- than soda, New transit too slow to fruition in California
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Sports and energy drinks may pose risks to children, Massive volcanic eruptions on Jupiter moon IO documented, Missy Franklin competes at nationals
Monday, August 4, 2014
Women more likely to be lied to in negotiations, Hyena Colony closing, Diversity in Silicon Valley
Friday, August 1, 2014
Professor Townes celebrates 99th birthday, Maxine Hong Kingston honored with National Medal of Arts, Professor Reingold on the Ebola virus
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Professor Brashares' conservation research, Vision-correcting computer display under development, Professor Jordan honored, Business summer camp
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Professor Barnosky profiled for his work with Governor Brown on climate change, College of Natural Resources celebrates 100th anniversary, Professor Fish on the Ukraine crisis
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Chancellor Dirks on the 'Ivory Tower', Bomb-detecting technology uses laser sensor, Powerful people less stressed by time
Monday, July 21, 2014
Study finds oxytocin may help rejuvenate muscles, New evidence that minimum wage hikes do no harm to economy, Myths about best college choices
Friday, July 18, 2014
Earthquake risk increased for one-third of the US, Big Data analysis applied to study of animal and plant diversity, Professor Nitsche has died
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Scientists recreate conditions at core of giant planets, Block party to celebrate progress on new art museum, Hack the Bells
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Van Allen probes yield insight into radiation belts around Earth, House panel approves fund for earthquake warning system, Students develop class-selection app
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Hospital consolidations lead to higher medical costs, Lane splitting only adds risk at higher speeds, Benefits of grapefruit juice
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Hospital consolidations linked to higher medical costs, Developing an MRI for neural pathways, New study will investigate female firefighters' breast cancer risks
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
POLARBEAR measures polarization of cosmic microwave background, Uncharted begins Friday, Professor Reingold on Nigeria's success fighting Ebola
Monday, October 20, 2014
Compost successfully locks up carbon, Earth's magnetic field could be flipping, Big C was a first in mountainside college monograms
Friday, October 17, 2014
Study provides hope for new treatments of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and similar diseases, Dr. Reingold on the risk of catching Ebola on public transportation, Thinning forests to increase water supply
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Dillin research on Alzheimer disease, Reingold comments on containing Ebola, Simon Marginson speaks on campus about higher education.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Earth's magnetic poles could shift in less than 100 years, A new "smart" material made from nerve cell proteins, Helping single parents graduate
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Greater rates of mitochondrial mutations passed from older mothers to their children, Grapefruit juice helps mice gourmands lose weight, Susan Shaheen's car-sharing research
Monday, October 13, 2014
Professor Doudna profiled, Grapefruit linked to weight loss in mice, The science of awe
Friday, October 10, 2014
New center for neurodegenerative disease research created, Low birthrates linked to higher standard of living, Grapefruit juice may help diabetic patients, Warm Jupiters
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Grapefruit juice lowers weight of mice on high-fat diets, Study explains odd orbits of "warm Jupiters," Dr. Reingold on Ebola and superbugs, Orlando Bagwell named new head of documentary filmmaking program
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
New funds for BRAIN Initiative research, Study finds NY preschool push benefits middle- and upper-income families, Dr. Reingold on the Ebola virus
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
How the brain makes up for visual anomalies, Research team climbs to tops of redwoods, Study highlights insider trading issue
Monday, October 6, 2014
Blum Center directors Lina Nilsson and Shankar Sastry on development engineering, Saving the pupfish, Political fundraising strategy touts losing campaigns, Free Speech Movement interviews made public
Friday, October 3, 2014
Professors Chorin, Klinman and Blackwell honored with the National Medal of Science, How our brains deal with the "continuity field," Dr. Reingold on the Ebola outbreak
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Free Speech Movement's 50th anniversary celebrated with rally at Sproul Plaza, Sudden Oak Death report issued, Entrepreneurs motivated by loss aversion
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement celebrated today, Students follow protests in Hong Kong, Berkeley ranked 8th in Times Higher Ed ranking
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Obama's BRAIN Initiative brings campus research funding, The Free Speech Movement's 50th anniversary, A new Middle Class Scholarship program, Gender-neutral bathrooms mandated
Monday, September 29, 2014
Task force submits proposal to improve academic performance of student-athletes, Thinning forests could help state survive drought, Drought helps stem sudden oak death
Friday, September 26, 2014
The evolution of human faces, Failing grade for student course evaluations, Professor Echaveste nominated U.S. ambassador to Mexico
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Campus website highlights 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement, Spread of sudden oak death slows with drought, Power body language inhibits a leader's followers
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
20-year-old supernova mystery solved, Human faces evolved to be unique, Student Ana Aceves profiled, Free Speech Movement vets return to campus for reunion
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement, Professor Gutierrez on climate change, Anton Tremsin's Timepix
Monday, September 22, 2014
Celebration of 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement set to begin, Berkeley forest threatened by the King Fire, Science of Happiness MOOC launched
Friday, September 19, 2014
Professor Echaveste nominated U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Water experts win 2014 Obama-Singh Award, Used electric car batteries could help store state's renewable energy
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Berkeley Talks arts series set to begin Oct. 10, Stickleback fish evolution offers insight into DNA changes, Human faces evolved to look unique
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Prefrontal part of the brain linked to honesty, Berkeley ranks 8th for billionaire graduates
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Human faces evolved to be recognizable, Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Prize awarded, UC Ventures fund launched
Monday, September 15, 2014
New insight into Alzheimer's disease, Bird diversity better with mixed agriculture than with monocultures, Saving the pupfish, Professor Brewer's Gram Power project with USAID
Friday, September 12, 2014
Haas team calls for policies to narrow income gap, Study highlights importance of political clarity, Professor Gopnik on crowd psychology, The evolution of alcohol use
Thursday, September 11, 2014
David Broockman examines how politicians inlfuence voters, Software by Alexei Efros creates a single representative image, Astronomers find a rare supernova companion, Robert Reich weighs in on Berkeley's proposed soda tax.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Berkeley ranks second for venture capital-backed entrepreneurs, Saving the rarest fish in the world, Haas team takes policy recommendations to Washington
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
U.S. News & World Report again ranks Berkeley 1st among public universities, Chancellor Dirks sends message on free speech and civility, Honesty linked to prefrontal region of the brain
Monday, September 8, 2014
Professor Bloom's homemade early earthquake warning device, Berkeley and Tsinghua launch joint institute in South China, Armenia's UC-style university
Friday, September 5, 2014
Berkeley ranks first for computer science grads' pay, Berkeley study arms fast-food workers' fight for higher pay, Sexual assault programs made mandatory, Sanchita Saxena on the South Asian garment industry
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Quake conference brings state leaders to campus, New database highlights higher ed rivalries, Professor Reich on freelance workers
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Campus hosts earthquake summit, Student-led health-tech incubator launched, "Bear Pact" introduced
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Building robots with a sense of touch, Study estimates value of minimum wage increase in Los Angeles, Metaphor studies flourish
Friday, August 29, 2014
Napolitano talks up basic science at tech summit, Encouraging diversity in political science, Program aims to reunite families torn apart by war
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Urging Washington to help fund ShakeAlert, Minimum wage increase in San Francisco could ease wealth gap, Clean slate programs found beneficial
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Minimum wage hike in San Francisco could help close wealth gap, Recreating human organs on chips, Sequoias and climate change
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
South Napa Earthquake highlights need for ShakeAlert funding, Professor Walker on sleep deprivation, Professor Hass wins $100,000 Wallace Stevens award
Monday, August 25, 2014
Thousands move in to campus housing, ShakeAlert worked well on Sunday, New visual data tool synthesizes images, Berkeley ranks third in socially conscious ranking
Friday, August 22, 2014
The economic impact of hurricanes, Celebrating 20 years of the Human Rights Center, Study finds police often provoke protest violence
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Polish academics hosted in innovation program at Berkeley, The Golden Age of Neuroscience
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Two alumni and a postdoc named to "35 Innovators Under 35" list, A push for open source chips, Professor Lakoff predicts Hillary Clinton won't run in 2016
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Study suggests wildlife declines exacerbate social ills, How children get beyond appearances, Professor Townes at 99
Monday, August 18, 2014
Berkeley ranked 4th in the world, The 1947 Partition Archive, Vision-correcting computer screens
Friday, August 15, 2014
Stardust particles studied for clues to origins of the universe, Acoustic beams offer promise to high-resolution imaging and other applications, A new visual data tool
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Seven grains of stardust captured, California leading the way on brain research, Business Professor Emeritus Earl Cheit has died
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Professor Fish on the Russian convoy to the Ukraine, Dividing California would benefit Democrats, Protesting a misuse of genetics research
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Housing commissioner Carol Galante steps down to join Berkeley faculty, AMPLab tackles Big Data, Coach McKeever breaks boundaries
Monday, August 11, 2014
A call for funding of agroecology, How chili peppers could extend your life, New insight into the paradox of Schrödinger's Cat
Friday, August 8, 2014
Employers' biased to employees with clear career trajectories, Misunderstanding on Social Security "Earnings Test" has economic impact, Tipped workers more prone to poverty
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Looking for clues to Earth's volcanic past on Jupiter's Io, Sports and energy drinks as bad -- if not worse -- than soda, New transit too slow to fruition in California
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Sports and energy drinks may pose risks to children, Massive volcanic eruptions on Jupiter moon IO documented, Missy Franklin competes at nationals
Monday, August 4, 2014
Women more likely to be lied to in negotiations, Hyena Colony closing, Diversity in Silicon Valley
Friday, August 1, 2014
Professor Townes celebrates 99th birthday, Maxine Hong Kingston honored with National Medal of Arts, Professor Reingold on the Ebola virus
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Professor Brashares' conservation research, Vision-correcting computer display under development, Professor Jordan honored, Business summer camp
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Professor Barnosky profiled for his work with Governor Brown on climate change, College of Natural Resources celebrates 100th anniversary, Professor Fish on the Ukraine crisis
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Chancellor Dirks on the 'Ivory Tower', Bomb-detecting technology uses laser sensor, Powerful people less stressed by time
Monday, July 21, 2014
Study finds oxytocin may help rejuvenate muscles, New evidence that minimum wage hikes do no harm to economy, Myths about best college choices
Friday, July 18, 2014
Earthquake risk increased for one-third of the US, Big Data analysis applied to study of animal and plant diversity, Professor Nitsche has died
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Scientists recreate conditions at core of giant planets, Block party to celebrate progress on new art museum, Hack the Bells
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Van Allen probes yield insight into radiation belts around Earth, House panel approves fund for earthquake warning system, Students develop class-selection app
Monday, September 23, 2013
A cross-generational study of pesticides, Professor Fletcher on the good side of frequent cellphone upgrades, Stadium's press box wins national award
Friday, September 20, 2013
Calcium could help acid-rain damaged forests recover, Four new legless lizard species identified, Crowdfunding for financial aid
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Promise for Education campaign launched to crowdfund financial aid, Parasite permanently alters host's brain
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Bacterial protein pump developed to boost biofuel production, Four new legless lizard species identified, A new system for fire management developed at Sagehen Creek Field Station
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Professor Yellen now frontrunner for Fed chair, Former professor, dean and provost Roderic Park dies, A $2.85 million grant for Jewish law institute
Monday, September 16, 2013
Emisssions monitoring to begin next year, Bill for early earthquake warning system awaits governor's signature, Professor Yellen's key rival for Fed chair drops out
Friday, September 13, 2013
Professor Saez's research explains an unhappy anniversary, Minimum wage increase approved, Early earthquake warning system approved without funding provisions
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Undocumented students receive first state-funded grants, Family of Ambassador Stevens establishes Berkeley endowment,A tipping point in income inequality
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Berkeley top-ranking public university 16 years running, Air pollution linked to heart disease deaths, Income inequality surges
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Berkeley again the top public school in key ranking, Surging income inequality