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.

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
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Earthquake Early Warning System gets nod from Washington, Ground water pumping causes severe subsidence, Joel Moskowitz on cell phone risks
Monday, July 14, 2014
Nanoneedles promise faster data transmission, Student and new alumna receive fellowship for WattTime startup, Spinoff TubeMogul aims to raise $75 million in IPO
Friday, July 11, 2014
Ridership models predict popularity of transit routes, Political polls misread moderates, Echoes of Clark Kerr's dismissal in Texas
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Encouragement for minorities and women in STEM fields, Cal's dorm food a dining option for all, Professor Scheper-Hughes profiled
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Vice Chancellor Wilton on the rising cost and value of higher education, New cancer insights, Professor Walker on sleep deprivation
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Gas charged earthquakes linked to sinkhole, The myth of moderate voters, Cal Hall of Famer Earl Robinson dies
Monday, July 7, 2014
Investigative Reporting Program looks at foreclosure auctions, Professor Miguel on Facebook's research "manipulation", Physics Professor Emeritus Bruno Zumino dies
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Ancient gene helped Tibetans adapt to high altitudes, Financial-literacy programs help students, Professor Rothstein on affirmative action
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Chancellor Dirks discusses humanities at Aspen Ideas Festival, Ancient gene helped Tibetans adapt to high altitudes, Young African Leaders studying at Berkeley
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
A new UC-wide Global Food Initiative, Mobile microscopes, The problem of flame retardants
Monday, June 30, 2014
50,000 students sign up for "Science of Happiness" course, Professor Gopnik finds preschoolers more flexible thinkers than college students, Professor Levine on the myth of a patent troll problem, Professor Lakoff on our obsession with Hillary Clinton
Friday, June 27, 2014
Sandy Barbour steps down as athletic director, Berkeley students win Fishackathon, The disco clam's secret
Thursday, June 26, 2014
An interview with Chancellor Dirks and Vice Chancellor Scott Biddy, "Risky Business" report issued, Professor Hood designing civil rights landmark for Nashville
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Chancellor Dirks responds to state audit on sexual assault, Secrets of disco clam's light show revealed, Transportation safety study looks at hit-and-run fatalities
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Professor Sunding predicts value of Bay-Delta Conservation Project, Professor Garbelotto sees silver lining in California drought, Professor Astaneh-Asl calls new Bay Bridge span unsafe in a major quake
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Patent battle begins over CRISPR-Cas9 technology, Disappointing Big Bang research, Professor Nunberg on the Redskins trademark decision
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Cal Performances' Ojai North this weekend, Gaming algorithm applies to genetic distribution, Slow earthquakes explained
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Betting and strategy decisions linked to genes, Professor Kirp on teacher tenure, Professor Weber on the Iraq crisis
Monday, June 16, 2014
Professor Gopnik on the benefit of early education programs, Professor Rothstein on recent teacher tenure ruling
Friday, June 13, 2014
Chancellor Dirks on the "Ivory Tower" documentary, Building an affordable exoskeleton for paraplegics, A history of cocktails in the Bay Area
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Professor Kazerooni's affordable exoskeleton, Terrain-scouting VelociRoACH, Oxytocin helps rejuvenate muscles
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Professor Gadgil inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame, California Report Card introduced, New insight into anti-cancer properties of Taxol
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Oxytocin's anti-aging promise, Insight into white bias, Grocery workers' wages down 25% since 1999
Monday, June 9, 2014
Chancellor Dirks interviewed, A Breath of Life for Native American languages, Grocery workers struggle to buy food they sell
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Business school celebrates veteran MBAs, Drug finding offers promise for preventing epilepsy after brain injury, Queen of the Andes set to bloom
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Professor Obstfeld named to White House Council of Economic Advisors, Professor Gertler finds value in early childhood development programs, A rare bloom at the Botanical Garden
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
One in eight children suffer abuse in childhood, Turning tobacco into fuel, Astronomers work to save Lick Observatory
Monday, June 2, 2014
Provost Claude Steele, Professor Alivisatos and Professor Taruskin profiled, Professor Samuelson forms Authors Alliance
Friday, May 30, 2014
The power of early child development programs, Laser imaging system offers promise to self-driving cars and smartphones, Gravitational waves discovery debunked
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Students hold vigil for Isla Vista shooting victims, New members for Cal's Hall of Fame, Professor Carmena's brain research
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Vigil for Isla Vista victims tonight in Memmorial Glade, Study links gas subsidies to waste, Professor Benton's kite photographs
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Berkeley program aids undocumented students, Grant benefits brain research, Professor Bea on welding flaws in the Keystone pipeline
Friday, May 23, 2014
Mice without pain receptor live longer, Disappearing fog threatens crops, Student Teo Ballvé on Colombia's chance for peace
Thursday, May 22, 2014
First proof of how biggest stars die, Dan Werthimer on the possibility of extraterrestrial microbial life, Disappearing Central Valley fog threatens crops
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Risks of groundwater pumping, Dwindling winter fog threatens crops, Dan Werthimer testifies before House Science Committee
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Top graduate Rebecca Peters interviewed, Chancellor's Community Partnership Fund announces grant winners, Decreasing fog in Central Valley threatens crops
Monday, May 19, 2014
University Medalist Rebecca Peters profiled, Congresswoman Pelosi calls on graduates to be "disruptors"
Friday, May 16, 2014
Flame retardants found in preschools, Hyena research facility closing down, Jupiter's Great Red Spot is shrinking
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Flame retardants prevalent in preschools, Groundwater pumping linked to earthquakes and mountain growth, Veteran enrollment grows on campus
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
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Earthquake Early Warning System gets nod from Washington, Ground water pumping causes severe subsidence, Joel Moskowitz on cell phone risks
Monday, July 14, 2014
Nanoneedles promise faster data transmission, Student and new alumna receive fellowship for WattTime startup, Spinoff TubeMogul aims to raise $75 million in IPO
Friday, July 11, 2014
Ridership models predict popularity of transit routes, Political polls misread moderates, Echoes of Clark Kerr's dismissal in Texas
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Encouragement for minorities and women in STEM fields, Cal's dorm food a dining option for all, Professor Scheper-Hughes profiled
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Vice Chancellor Wilton on the rising cost and value of higher education, New cancer insights, Professor Walker on sleep deprivation
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Gas charged earthquakes linked to sinkhole, The myth of moderate voters, Cal Hall of Famer Earl Robinson dies
Monday, July 7, 2014
Investigative Reporting Program looks at foreclosure auctions, Professor Miguel on Facebook's research "manipulation", Physics Professor Emeritus Bruno Zumino dies
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Ancient gene helped Tibetans adapt to high altitudes, Financial-literacy programs help students, Professor Rothstein on affirmative action
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Chancellor Dirks discusses humanities at Aspen Ideas Festival, Ancient gene helped Tibetans adapt to high altitudes, Young African Leaders studying at Berkeley
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
A new UC-wide Global Food Initiative, Mobile microscopes, The problem of flame retardants
Monday, June 30, 2014
50,000 students sign up for "Science of Happiness" course, Professor Gopnik finds preschoolers more flexible thinkers than college students, Professor Levine on the myth of a patent troll problem, Professor Lakoff on our obsession with Hillary Clinton
Friday, June 27, 2014
Sandy Barbour steps down as athletic director, Berkeley students win Fishackathon, The disco clam's secret
Thursday, June 26, 2014
An interview with Chancellor Dirks and Vice Chancellor Scott Biddy, "Risky Business" report issued, Professor Hood designing civil rights landmark for Nashville
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Chancellor Dirks responds to state audit on sexual assault, Secrets of disco clam's light show revealed, Transportation safety study looks at hit-and-run fatalities
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Professor Sunding predicts value of Bay-Delta Conservation Project, Professor Garbelotto sees silver lining in California drought, Professor Astaneh-Asl calls new Bay Bridge span unsafe in a major quake
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Patent battle begins over CRISPR-Cas9 technology, Disappointing Big Bang research, Professor Nunberg on the Redskins trademark decision
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Cal Performances' Ojai North this weekend, Gaming algorithm applies to genetic distribution, Slow earthquakes explained
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Betting and strategy decisions linked to genes, Professor Kirp on teacher tenure, Professor Weber on the Iraq crisis
Monday, June 16, 2014
Professor Gopnik on the benefit of early education programs, Professor Rothstein on recent teacher tenure ruling
Friday, June 13, 2014
Chancellor Dirks on the "Ivory Tower" documentary, Building an affordable exoskeleton for paraplegics, A history of cocktails in the Bay Area
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Professor Kazerooni's affordable exoskeleton, Terrain-scouting VelociRoACH, Oxytocin helps rejuvenate muscles
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Professor Gadgil inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame, California Report Card introduced, New insight into anti-cancer properties of Taxol
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Oxytocin's anti-aging promise, Insight into white bias, Grocery workers' wages down 25% since 1999
Monday, June 9, 2014
Chancellor Dirks interviewed, A Breath of Life for Native American languages, Grocery workers struggle to buy food they sell
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Business school celebrates veteran MBAs, Drug finding offers promise for preventing epilepsy after brain injury, Queen of the Andes set to bloom
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Professor Obstfeld named to White House Council of Economic Advisors, Professor Gertler finds value in early childhood development programs, A rare bloom at the Botanical Garden
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
One in eight children suffer abuse in childhood, Turning tobacco into fuel, Astronomers work to save Lick Observatory
Monday, June 2, 2014
Provost Claude Steele, Professor Alivisatos and Professor Taruskin profiled, Professor Samuelson forms Authors Alliance
Friday, May 30, 2014
The power of early child development programs, Laser imaging system offers promise to self-driving cars and smartphones, Gravitational waves discovery debunked
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Students hold vigil for Isla Vista shooting victims, New members for Cal's Hall of Fame, Professor Carmena's brain research
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Vigil for Isla Vista victims tonight in Memmorial Glade, Study links gas subsidies to waste, Professor Benton's kite photographs
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Berkeley program aids undocumented students, Grant benefits brain research, Professor Bea on welding flaws in the Keystone pipeline
Friday, May 23, 2014
Mice without pain receptor live longer, Disappearing fog threatens crops, Student Teo Ballvé on Colombia's chance for peace
Thursday, May 22, 2014
First proof of how biggest stars die, Dan Werthimer on the possibility of extraterrestrial microbial life, Disappearing Central Valley fog threatens crops
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Risks of groundwater pumping, Dwindling winter fog threatens crops, Dan Werthimer testifies before House Science Committee
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Top graduate Rebecca Peters interviewed, Chancellor's Community Partnership Fund announces grant winners, Decreasing fog in Central Valley threatens crops
Monday, May 19, 2014
University Medalist Rebecca Peters profiled, Congresswoman Pelosi calls on graduates to be "disruptors"
Friday, May 16, 2014
Flame retardants found in preschools, Hyena research facility closing down, Jupiter's Great Red Spot is shrinking
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Flame retardants prevalent in preschools, Groundwater pumping linked to earthquakes and mountain growth, Veteran enrollment grows on campus
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