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, March 5, 2015
Astronomers observe supernova exploding -- repeatedly, Professor Rael's 3D-printed pavilion, Law report urges better education options for prisoners
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Reshanda Gray named Pac-12 Player of the Year, Missy Franklin and Coach McKeever on 60 Minutes tonight, Early trauma and ADHD linked to higher risk of self-harm in young women
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Anxiety contributes to poor decision-making, Photographic proof of micro-bacteria, Foraging in food deserts
Monday, March 2, 2015
Existence of ultra-small bacteria confirmed, How geysers work, Suburban birds may facilitate spread of Lyme disease, Two new spiders discovered
Friday, February 27, 2015
Direct link found between carbon dioxide and global warming, Suburban birds may be spreading Lyme disease, Developing a more environmentally friendly way of dyeing blue jeans
Thursday, December 26, 2015
Berkeley study confirms role of carbon dioxide in global warming, Team aims to make blue jeans more environmentally friendly, Professor Hermalin on net neutrality
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Geyser eruptions attributed to loopy plumbing, Suburban birds carry Lyme disease, New York pre-K program found to benefit wealthier families
Tuesday, February 24, 2014
Chancellor Dirks' vision for a global campus in Richmond, Professor Pierson on inequality in the U.S., On the trail of Indo-European languages' birthplace
Monday, February 23, 2015
Study recommends more effective transportation spending, New insight into Broca's area of the brain, Experiencing awe leads to better health
Friday, February 20, 2015
Professor Elkind recommends smarter spending on roads, Report finds vagrancy laws strongest in California, Women investors earn higher returns
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Law report suggests California's vagrancy laws raise constitutional questions, Re-evaluating the speech center of the brain, A new venue for Berkeley Talks series
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Olympian Missy Franklin set to go pro, Institute of Transportation Studies to work on BART safety system, Professor Rael co-designs 3D-printed bricks for cooling buildings
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
New study unseats Broca's area as center of human speech, 36 questions for potential sweethearts, Positive feelings linked to better health
Friday, February 13, 2015
36 questions to spark intimacy, Interactive map helps San Francisco travelers, Urban foraging
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Warmer days linked to reduced productivity, Leadership and uncertainty, Power and inspiration
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Biomass electricity and carbon sequestration strategy could help western states reach environmental goals, Google donates $1 million to Lick Observatory, Vice Chancellor Basri honored
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Google donates $1 million to UC's Lick Observatory, Cal Performances' new Berkeley RADICAL initiative, Congressional seating arrangements influence policy
Monday, February 9, 2015
Professor Wolfinger has died, UC to add new vaccination requirements, $1 million grant for the Human Rights Center
Friday, February 6, 2015
Remembering Professor Grubb, Chancellor Dirks visits Puente Project in Whittier, Eric Stover discusses the Human Rights Center's MacArthur grant
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Human Rights Center wins $1-million grant, New initiative will use revolutionary technology to find cures for genetic diseases, Ground-breaking expected next year for new global campus
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Berkeley plans global campus in Richmond, Obama proposes funding for earthquake early warning system, Campanile's 100th anniversary celebrated with unusual concert, The Haight: Love, Rock, and Revolution
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Earth will conduct carillon bells tonight, Appreciation of beauty linked to anti-inflammatory effects
Monday, February 2, 2015
Professor Echaveste withdraws from ambassadorial appointment, Institute of Governmental Studies hosts 2014 election postmortem, Remembering Professor Townes
Friday, January 30, 2015
Remembering Professor Townes, Collapse of ancient city linked to drought, Protecting climate scientists from harassment
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Physics Professor Charles Townes has died, Quantum experiment confirms Einstein's theory of special relativity, Droughts doomed ancient Mexican city of Cantona
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Professor Townes has died, New insight into collapse of ancient Central American city Cantona, Quantum speed limit
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Researchers control movement of electrons in graphene, Study finds online education can "bend the cost curve", Campanile celebrates 100th birthday
Monday, January 26, 2015
Celebrating the Campanile's 100th birthday, Toolmaking and language development linked, Carbon farming
Friday, January 23, 2015
A quantum speed limit, Professors Odean and Hendershott on the dearth of data on investor behavior, Psychology and the wealth gap
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Chancellor Dirks discusses proposed global campus at Davos, Professor Doudna discusses genetic engineering breakthrough at Davos, Irina and Michael Conboy's aging research
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Mew exoplanets discovered, Big trees disappearing in California, Progress in toolmaking linked to emerging language
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
California forests have changed, New exoplanets discovered, Characteristics of pet owners explored
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Out of state and international student interest increase admission records, Basri address Black Student Union concerns, Eric Norman confirmed plutonium exist in samples produced by Glenn Seaborg.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Tool-making may have driven the development of human language, Turning off a stress gene may help prevent female infertility, Mass animal die-offs of birds, fish and marine invertebrates up
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Mass die-offs of birds, fish and marine invertebrates up every year over seven decades, Study suggests tool-making drove language, Blocking stress hormone may reduce stress-induced infertility in females
Monday, January 12, 2015
Professor Bachtrog profiled, Contraceptive found to increase HIV risk for women in sub-Saharan Africa, Campus experts weigh in on terror attacks in Paris
Friday, January 9, 2015
Certain contraceptive shots liked to higher risk of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, Cold temperatures boost calorie-burning "brown fat," Professor Fish on Islam and violence
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Cold exposure boosts fat-fighting protein, Professor Deardorff on early puberty in girls, Campus experts discuss terror attack in France
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Songbirds help researchers design a better hearing aid, NASA mission to be led by research physicist Thomas Immel, Continuing undervaluation of early education teachers
Tuesday, January 6, 2014
Small screens in bedrooms hinder children's sleep, Frog that gives birth to live tadpoles discovered, Human's superior reasoning linked to brain network
Monday, January 5, 2015
Researchers discover frog that gives birth to live tadpoles, white House credits Professor Cohen's innovative system for mapping air pollution, Children who sleep near small screens get less sleep
Friday, December 19, 2014
Happy activities are also energy savers, Birds sense oncoming storms, Farewell to the old Berkeley Art Museum
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Birds sense major storms long before they arrive, Adverse health effects of income inequality worse for blacks than whites, Major art ephemera collection coming to the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The secret of Roman concrete's success, Productivity declines on hotter days, Organic farm yields better than previously thought
Tuesday, December 16
Project aims to improve water access for Bangalore's poorer residents, The secret to Roman concrete's longevity, Berkeley-made MAVEN instrument confirms atmosphere loss on Mars
Monday, December 15/2014
Congressional funding for earthquake early-warning system, Warming planet can expect lowered worker productivity, Electrons observed in silicon, Goalball offers unprecedented opportunities for blind athletes
Friday, December 12, 2014
Chancellor Dirks outlines plans for a global campus in Richmond, Record UC applicants for 11th year in a row, a cheaper, better blood-oxygen sensor
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Professor Agrawala shares $1 million award for artificial intelligence research, Professor Keasling honored by with The Economist's innovation award, Professor Stoddart passes away
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Yields of organic farming higher than previously thought, Newer towns less energy efficient than older ones, Economic model suggests dropping net neutrality will not ease online congestion
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
New gene therapy offers hope for treating some types of blindness, Study links inflated and deflated self esteem with mental illnesses, Children in non-redeveloped public housing more likely to visit emergency rooms
Monday, December 8, 2014
Racial disparities in link between income inequality and health, MBA student Leigh Madeira profiled, New Haas building underway
Friday, December 5, 2014
Racial disparities found in health effects of income inequality, Berkeley program promotes urban foraging, A new building for the Haas School of Business
Thursday, December 5, 2014
Scientists identify brain network that gives humans cognitive advantage, Law student prevails in fight to bring Afghan interpreter's family to safety, Visiting scholar Roberto Lovato on the #UStired2 protests, Former Chancellor Birgeneau speaks about tuition proposal
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Student project aims to facilitate vaccinations in developing countries, Professor Weber on cybersecurity threats in the cloud, Remembering the Free Speech Movement
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Study finds racial disparity in effects of income inequality, Students build crowd-funding website for Berkeley public schools, New technology could increase sexual assault reporting, $15 million for cybersecurity research
Monday, December 1, 2014
An epidemic of nearsightedness, Vision-correcting screens one of 2014's "World Changing Ideas," Students increasingly service-oriented
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.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Astronomers observe supernova exploding -- repeatedly, Professor Rael's 3D-printed pavilion, Law report urges better education options for prisoners
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Reshanda Gray named Pac-12 Player of the Year, Missy Franklin and Coach McKeever on 60 Minutes tonight, Early trauma and ADHD linked to higher risk of self-harm in young women
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Anxiety contributes to poor decision-making, Photographic proof of micro-bacteria, Foraging in food deserts
Monday, March 2, 2015
Existence of ultra-small bacteria confirmed, How geysers work, Suburban birds may facilitate spread of Lyme disease, Two new spiders discovered
Friday, February 27, 2015
Direct link found between carbon dioxide and global warming, Suburban birds may be spreading Lyme disease, Developing a more environmentally friendly way of dyeing blue jeans
Thursday, December 26, 2015
Berkeley study confirms role of carbon dioxide in global warming, Team aims to make blue jeans more environmentally friendly, Professor Hermalin on net neutrality
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Geyser eruptions attributed to loopy plumbing, Suburban birds carry Lyme disease, New York pre-K program found to benefit wealthier families
Tuesday, February 24, 2014
Chancellor Dirks' vision for a global campus in Richmond, Professor Pierson on inequality in the U.S., On the trail of Indo-European languages' birthplace
Monday, February 23, 2015
Study recommends more effective transportation spending, New insight into Broca's area of the brain, Experiencing awe leads to better health
Friday, February 20, 2015
Professor Elkind recommends smarter spending on roads, Report finds vagrancy laws strongest in California, Women investors earn higher returns
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Law report suggests California's vagrancy laws raise constitutional questions, Re-evaluating the speech center of the brain, A new venue for Berkeley Talks series
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Olympian Missy Franklin set to go pro, Institute of Transportation Studies to work on BART safety system, Professor Rael co-designs 3D-printed bricks for cooling buildings
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
New study unseats Broca's area as center of human speech, 36 questions for potential sweethearts, Positive feelings linked to better health
Friday, February 13, 2015
36 questions to spark intimacy, Interactive map helps San Francisco travelers, Urban foraging
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Warmer days linked to reduced productivity, Leadership and uncertainty, Power and inspiration
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Biomass electricity and carbon sequestration strategy could help western states reach environmental goals, Google donates $1 million to Lick Observatory, Vice Chancellor Basri honored
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Google donates $1 million to UC's Lick Observatory, Cal Performances' new Berkeley RADICAL initiative, Congressional seating arrangements influence policy
Monday, February 9, 2015
Professor Wolfinger has died, UC to add new vaccination requirements, $1 million grant for the Human Rights Center
Friday, February 6, 2015
Remembering Professor Grubb, Chancellor Dirks visits Puente Project in Whittier, Eric Stover discusses the Human Rights Center's MacArthur grant
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Human Rights Center wins $1-million grant, New initiative will use revolutionary technology to find cures for genetic diseases, Ground-breaking expected next year for new global campus
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Berkeley plans global campus in Richmond, Obama proposes funding for earthquake early warning system, Campanile's 100th anniversary celebrated with unusual concert, The Haight: Love, Rock, and Revolution
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Earth will conduct carillon bells tonight, Appreciation of beauty linked to anti-inflammatory effects
Monday, February 2, 2015
Professor Echaveste withdraws from ambassadorial appointment, Institute of Governmental Studies hosts 2014 election postmortem, Remembering Professor Townes
Friday, January 30, 2015
Remembering Professor Townes, Collapse of ancient city linked to drought, Protecting climate scientists from harassment
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Physics Professor Charles Townes has died, Quantum experiment confirms Einstein's theory of special relativity, Droughts doomed ancient Mexican city of Cantona
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Professor Townes has died, New insight into collapse of ancient Central American city Cantona, Quantum speed limit
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Researchers control movement of electrons in graphene, Study finds online education can "bend the cost curve", Campanile celebrates 100th birthday
Monday, January 26, 2015
Celebrating the Campanile's 100th birthday, Toolmaking and language development linked, Carbon farming
Friday, January 23, 2015
A quantum speed limit, Professors Odean and Hendershott on the dearth of data on investor behavior, Psychology and the wealth gap
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Chancellor Dirks discusses proposed global campus at Davos, Professor Doudna discusses genetic engineering breakthrough at Davos, Irina and Michael Conboy's aging research
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Mew exoplanets discovered, Big trees disappearing in California, Progress in toolmaking linked to emerging language
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
California forests have changed, New exoplanets discovered, Characteristics of pet owners explored
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Out of state and international student interest increase admission records, Basri address Black Student Union concerns, Eric Norman confirmed plutonium exist in samples produced by Glenn Seaborg.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Tool-making may have driven the development of human language, Turning off a stress gene may help prevent female infertility, Mass animal die-offs of birds, fish and marine invertebrates up
Certain contraceptive shots liked to higher risk of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, Cold temperatures boost calorie-burning "brown fat," Professor Fish on Islam and violence
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Mass die-offs of birds, fish and marine invertebrates up every year over seven decades, Study suggests tool-making drove language, Blocking stress hormone may reduce stress-induced infertility in females
Monday, January 12, 2015
Professor Bachtrog profiled, Contraceptive found to increase HIV risk for women in sub-Saharan Africa, Campus experts weigh in on terror attacks in Paris
Friday, January 9, 2015
Certain contraceptive shots liked to higher risk of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, Cold temperatures boost calorie-burning "brown fat," Professor Fish on Islam and violence
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Cold exposure boosts fat-fighting protein, Professor Deardorff on early puberty in girls, Campus experts discuss terror attack in France
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Songbirds help researchers design a better hearing aid, NASA mission to be led by research physicist Thomas Immel, Continuing undervaluation of early education teachers
Tuesday, January 6, 2014
Small screens in bedrooms hinder children's sleep, Frog that gives birth to live tadpoles discovered, Human's superior reasoning linked to brain network
Monday, January 5, 2015
Researchers discover frog that gives birth to live tadpoles, white House credits Professor Cohen's innovative system for mapping air pollution, Children who sleep near small screens get less sleep
Friday, December 19, 2014
Happy activities are also energy savers, Birds sense oncoming storms, Farewell to the old Berkeley Art Museum
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Birds sense major storms long before they arrive, Adverse health effects of income inequality worse for blacks than whites, Major art ephemera collection coming to the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The secret of Roman concrete's success, Productivity declines on hotter days, Organic farm yields better than previously thought
Tuesday, December 16
Project aims to improve water access for Bangalore's poorer residents, The secret to Roman concrete's longevity, Berkeley-made MAVEN instrument confirms atmosphere loss on Mars
Monday, December 15/2014
Congressional funding for earthquake early-warning system, Warming planet can expect lowered worker productivity, Electrons observed in silicon, Goalball offers unprecedented opportunities for blind athletes
Friday, December 12, 2014
Chancellor Dirks outlines plans for a global campus in Richmond, Record UC applicants for 11th year in a row, a cheaper, better blood-oxygen sensor
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Professor Agrawala shares $1 million award for artificial intelligence research, Professor Keasling honored by with The Economist's innovation award, Professor Stoddart passes away
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Yields of organic farming higher than previously thought, Newer towns less energy efficient than older ones, Economic model suggests dropping net neutrality will not ease online congestion
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
New gene therapy offers hope for treating some types of blindness, Study links inflated and deflated self esteem with mental illnesses, Children in non-redeveloped public housing more likely to visit emergency rooms
Monday, December 8, 2014
Racial disparities in link between income inequality and health, MBA student Leigh Madeira profiled, New Haas building underway
Friday, December 5, 2014
Racial disparities found in health effects of income inequality, Berkeley program promotes urban foraging, A new building for the Haas School of Business
Thursday, December 5, 2014
Scientists identify brain network that gives humans cognitive advantage, Law student prevails in fight to bring Afghan interpreter's family to safety, Visiting scholar Roberto Lovato on the #UStired2 protests, Former Chancellor Birgeneau speaks about tuition proposal
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Student project aims to facilitate vaccinations in developing countries, Professor Weber on cybersecurity threats in the cloud, Remembering the Free Speech Movement
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Study finds racial disparity in effects of income inequality, Students build crowd-funding website for Berkeley public schools, New technology could increase sexual assault reporting, $15 million for cybersecurity research
Monday, December 1, 2014
An epidemic of nearsightedness, Vision-correcting screens one of 2014's "World Changing Ideas," Students increasingly service-oriented
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.
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