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, 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
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Rickshaw study finds New Delhi pollution worse at road level, New algorithm aids study of the accelerating expansion of the universe, Savoring gratitude
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Center for Long-Term CyberSecurity wins $15 million Hewlett grant, Professor Walker featured in "Sleepless in America," Students protest tuition increase
Monday, November 24, 2014
New mushroom species found on campus, Professor Schekman profiled for two breakthroughs, MBA student Mike Christman receives NFL-Tillman Military Scholar award
Friday, November 21, 2014
Professors Klinman, Chorin and Blackwell honored in Washington, Regents decide to raise tuition despite protests, Much at stake in Saturday's Big Game
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Study highlights poor wages of child care workers, Professor Hedrick profiled, Professor Garcia-Bedolla on immigration reform
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Professor Doudna's company licences its gene-editing tool, Earthquake-proof columns modeled on Incan architecture, Students develop an air quality app
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Child care workers' wages stagnant while child care costs soar, Center for Long-Term CyberSecurity wins Hewlett grant, Foraging in the East Bay
Monday, November 17, 2014
More lightning expected with global warming, Professor Fowlie on the Clean Power Plan
Friday, November 14, 2014
New study by David Romps predict more lightning, Research in brain decoding has its limitations says Jack Gallant, Katharin Hammond studies second hand smoking in cars, Student entrepreneurs create stove that converts heat to electricity.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Expect 50% more lightning strikes with global warming, Huge storms on Uranus, New insight into urban farming, New early earthquake warning app under development
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Professors Perlmutter and Doudna feted Hollywood-style, Schmidt Family Foundation gives food and farming fellowship grant to the journalism school, A new green energy tool called SWITCH
Monday, November 10, 2014
Professors Perlmutter and Doudna awarded Breakthrough Prizes, DNA analysis sheds light on European interbreeding with Neanderthals, Professor Sargent discusses foreign policy implications of Congressional shift in power
Friday, November 7, 2014
Building robots to help with epidemics like Ebola, Changing our view of forest fires, Professor Bousso's insight into the multiverse, students weigh in on soda tax
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Synthetic biology could create fuel, food and drugs for long-duration space missions, Learning to live with wildfire, 5% tuition hikes proposed
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Learning to plan for wildfire as we do for earthquakes, How long jumps affect epidemics, New encryption program is easy to use and works on major websites
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
New therapy helps younger patients with "high myopia," Professor Bedolla on minority voter turnout, Berkeley signs pact with Ashoka University in India
Monday, November 3, 2014
Decoding the voices in our heads, Toxic arsenic found to reduce breast cancer mortality risk, The power of positive thinking
Friday, October 31, 2014
Berkeley team shares NCI Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilot contract, Berkeley roboticists work on surgical assistants and insectile robots, Recessions following financial crises not necessarily prolonged or severe
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Arsenic found to cut breast cancer mortality, Coalition aims to boost minorities in science, Software helps to improve design of polling places
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Berkeley ranks third among best global universities, Professors Schekman, Doudna and Goldberg at Uncharted fest, Professor Jordan on deep learning
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Berkeley places third in ranking of global universities, Mapping edible weeds in the East Bay, Professor Goldberg on cloud robotics
Monday, October 27, 2014
Improved ferroelectric materials could advance energy-efficient computing, Volcanic impact dismissed as cause of Neanderthal die-out, Professor Danner discusses new film with Jon Stewart
Friday, October 24, 2014
New research center to improve upon surgical robots, New tool for assessing energy scenarios, Conspicuous consumption more related to crime than income inequality
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.
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
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Rickshaw study finds New Delhi pollution worse at road level, New algorithm aids study of the accelerating expansion of the universe, Savoring gratitude
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Center for Long-Term CyberSecurity wins $15 million Hewlett grant, Professor Walker featured in "Sleepless in America," Students protest tuition increase
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Center for Long-Term CyberSecurity wins $15 million Hewlett grant, Professor Walker featured in "Sleepless in America," Students protest tuition increase
Monday, November 24, 2014
New mushroom species found on campus, Professor Schekman profiled for two breakthroughs, MBA student Mike Christman receives NFL-Tillman Military Scholar award
Friday, November 21, 2014
Professors Klinman, Chorin and Blackwell honored in Washington, Regents decide to raise tuition despite protests, Much at stake in Saturday's Big Game
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Study highlights poor wages of child care workers, Professor Hedrick profiled, Professor Garcia-Bedolla on immigration reform
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Professor Doudna's company licences its gene-editing tool, Earthquake-proof columns modeled on Incan architecture, Students develop an air quality app
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Child care workers' wages stagnant while child care costs soar, Center for Long-Term CyberSecurity wins Hewlett grant, Foraging in the East Bay
Monday, November 17, 2014
More lightning expected with global warming, Professor Fowlie on the Clean Power Plan
Friday, November 14, 2014
New study by David Romps predict more lightning, Research in brain decoding has its limitations says Jack Gallant, Katharin Hammond studies second hand smoking in cars, Student entrepreneurs create stove that converts heat to electricity.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Expect 50% more lightning strikes with global warming, Huge storms on Uranus, New insight into urban farming, New early earthquake warning app under development
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Professors Perlmutter and Doudna feted Hollywood-style, Schmidt Family Foundation gives food and farming fellowship grant to the journalism school, A new green energy tool called SWITCH
Monday, November 10, 2014
Professors Perlmutter and Doudna awarded Breakthrough Prizes, DNA analysis sheds light on European interbreeding with Neanderthals, Professor Sargent discusses foreign policy implications of Congressional shift in power
Friday, November 7, 2014
Building robots to help with epidemics like Ebola, Changing our view of forest fires, Professor Bousso's insight into the multiverse, students weigh in on soda tax
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Synthetic biology could create fuel, food and drugs for long-duration space missions, Learning to live with wildfire, 5% tuition hikes proposed
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Learning to plan for wildfire as we do for earthquakes, How long jumps affect epidemics, New encryption program is easy to use and works on major websites
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
New therapy helps younger patients with "high myopia," Professor Bedolla on minority voter turnout, Berkeley signs pact with Ashoka University in India
Monday, November 3, 2014
Decoding the voices in our heads, Toxic arsenic found to reduce breast cancer mortality risk, The power of positive thinking
Friday, October 31, 2014
Berkeley team shares NCI Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilot contract, Berkeley roboticists work on surgical assistants and insectile robots, Recessions following financial crises not necessarily prolonged or severe
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Arsenic found to cut breast cancer mortality, Coalition aims to boost minorities in science, Software helps to improve design of polling places
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Berkeley ranks third among best global universities, Professors Schekman, Doudna and Goldberg at Uncharted fest, Professor Jordan on deep learning
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Berkeley places third in ranking of global universities, Mapping edible weeds in the East Bay, Professor Goldberg on cloud robotics
Monday, October 27, 2014
Improved ferroelectric materials could advance energy-efficient computing, Volcanic impact dismissed as cause of Neanderthal die-out, Professor Danner discusses new film with Jon Stewart
Friday, October 24, 2014
New research center to improve upon surgical robots, New tool for assessing energy scenarios, Conspicuous consumption more related to crime than income inequality
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