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.

Monday, August 3, 2015
UC's startup engine, New technology increases efficiency of genomics lab test, Sungevity partnership initiated, Game of Thrones a summer theme on campus
Friday, July 31, 2015
Tracking brain rhythms, Scientists fear for salamanders with newly discovered fungus, USGS grant for ShakeAlert
Thursday, July 30, 2015
3-D printed "smart" packaging could detect spoilage of food, Virtual reality headsets promise help for workers with low vision, UC to raise minimum wage to $15 per hour
Monday, July 20, 2015
SETI gets $100 million boost, New theory about the demise of dinosaurs, Professor Obstfeld named chief economist of the IMF
Friday, July 17, 2015
Pluto mission inspired researcher Andrew Poppe, Alumna is first Latino judge appointed to Yolo County bench, Politics and beards
Thursday, July 17, 2015
Sleep deprivation impedes skill at reading faces, Beating heart fabricated from stem cells, How marijuana crops harm the environment
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Easing addiction by engaging the mind, A new way of studying clouds, Many California drivers can't put down their phones
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Model heart made from stem cells, Money Magazine ranks Berkeley 9th in the U.S., Professor Smoot helps Mickey Hart compose cosmic music
Monday, July 13, 2015
Stressing underconfidence in fundraising emails, Revolution Foods, Natalie Coughlin finds balance between life and training
Friday, July 10, 2015
A new kind of oximeter, Expert opinion by Professor McCrary filed in Uber case, Lying algorithms
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Project Jupyter wins $6 million grant, Three Berkeley students win Hertz Fellowships, Nanotech material effectively captures ultrasonic sounds
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Ultrasonic speakers and microphones made possible by nanotech material, Scientists locate areas dense with dark matter, Berkeley team makes finals of DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Professor Serpell wins Caine Prize for African Writing and shares prize with finalists, New insights into dengue fever, Professor Keltner on "Inside Out"
Monday, July 6, 2015
Paul Christiano receives grant to study artificial intelligence, NSA-sponsored summer camp teaches coding and hacking, Venture capital company targets Berkeley with entrepreneurship competition
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Growing new spinal disc tissue in the lab, The true profile of a start-up founder, Indian student wins fellowship for LGBT research
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Professor Yablonovitch honored with the Newton Medal, Professor Russell warns about the risks of AI, Professor Morse skeptical of the promise of fusion energy
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Professor Christopher Chang awarded national young scientist award, Alumni aim to rescue Bowles Hall, BAM/PFA's opening date set for January 31
Monday, June 29, 2015
A 3-D boost to the security of fingerprint scanners, Good news for the 99%, Professor Kammen proposes alternative energy plan for Borneo
Friday, June 26, 2015
Chancellor Dirks to be a keynote speaker at academic summit in Melbourne, Promoting diverse faculty members, Botanical Garden celebrates new 125th birthday Sunday
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Illegal pot growers harm the environment, Scientists search for clues on the Epoch of Reionization, Greek Theatre among the country's top 10 concert venues
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Sixth mass extinction underway, Questioning the efficiency of a federal energy efficiency program, Small signals of interracial accord can help curb bias
Friday, June 19, 2015
Humans can navigate by smell, New biocontainment strategy developed, New insight on Kennewick Man
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Editorial cites Berkeley study to call for better accounting of education funds, Law school teaches mindfulness, Melodrama at the Pacific Film Archive, Ojai Music Festival opens
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Berkeley a leader in issuing STEM doctorate degrees to Latinos, Heart-on-a-chip, Climbing legend Chris Sharma helps scientists sample bark of redwood trees
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Team to investigate what motivates businesses to conserve energy, Professor Kammen on new International Energy Agency report, Berkeley scientists join Gov. Brown at climate conference
Monday, June 15, 2015
Tree of Life grows with newly discovered groups of bacteria, Connecticut gun control law credited with reducing homicides by 40 percent, LA Unified administrators' lackluster grades, Students open garden to all
Friday, June 12, 2015
Resurrecting Native American voices, Exiled supernovae, Making biofuel from sugarcane
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Growing interest for the Berkeley Global Campus, Serotonin receptor promotes chronic itch, Making blue jeans greener
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Particle physicists to help retrieve lost Native American voices and music from crumbling wax cylinders, Lonely supernovae die in oblivion, Biofuel from sugarcane
Monday, June 8, 2015
Robotics inspired by insects, Persistent gender stereotypes in science, Carbon footprint calculator
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Healthy Schools Program proving successful when students are engaged, Los Angeles City Council approves landmark minimum wage increase, Professor Deardorff on early puberty in girls
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Dean Shortell and Professor Scheffler report on progress with Accountable Care Organizations, New approach proposed for evaluating chemicals that might elevate breast cancer risk, Sleep disruption and Alzheimer's, Professor O'Hare's notions on art policy
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Study links sleep disruption to Alzheimer's, Emotional reactivity linked to gene variant, Professor Kremen on new efforts to restore honeybee populations
Monday, June 1, 2015
Possible link between sleep disruption and Alzheimer's found, Lane-splitting safety study underpins new legislative initiative, Professor Dueber discusses yeast study on Al Jazeera America
Thursday, May 28, 2015
3-D study of clouds, New theory of Higgs boson, Robotic cockroach and bird paired
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Berkeley roboticists present new creations at Seattle conference, Professor Russell on the ethics of artificial intelligence in weaponry, Mark Bittman's forthcoming video series on California's changing agricultural systems
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Teaching robots with "deep learning" technique, A robot that flies and runs, Professor Hood's plan to "re-oak" Oakland
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Teaching robots with "deep learning" strategy, First throw-and-shoot camera emerges from campus robotics lab, Brewing life-saving medicines, How Berkeley got its name
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Cold-blooded species especially threatened by global warming, The prospect of home-brewed opiates, Robots have to try harder on simple tasks
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Making opiates from yeast, Q&A with Professor Galante, Dr. Moskowitz on Berkeley's new cellphone ordinance
Monday, May 18, 2015
Spring commencement sends more than 4,000 graduates on their way, Creating opiates from sugar and yeast, Anti-aging drug developed
Friday, May 15, 2015
Budget deal would freeze tuition for 2 years, Drug perks up stem cells in brain and muscle, Warmer temperatures linked to lower scores on math tests
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Violent acts rarely preceded by delusions or psychotic hallucinations, Professors Russell and Abbeel discuss artificial intelligence
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Professor Doudna profiled, Mission Bay Capital announces new $25 million fund, Violent acts rarely preceded by delusions or psychotic hallucinations
Monday, May 11, 2015
Artificial photosynthesis system developed, Scientists warn about global soil depletion, Scientists call for stricter controls on products that emit electromagnetic fields
Friday, May 8, 2015
Michael Williams named Cal's new athletic director, Scientists confirm lopsided star explosion, Our threatened soil
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Radhika Kannan wins Berkeley Medal for top graduating senior, Fertility of world's soils threatened, Lifesaving CellScope Loa created, LaunchPad class a model of entrepreneurship education
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Smartphone microscope detects parasites in blood, Ad-injecting malware proliferates, Seismologists to study tremors along San Andreas Fault, Berkeley's 30th summer reading list
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Mark Twain Project recovers lost letters, Study demonstrates value of crowdsourcing in sudden oak death research, Professors Doudna and Saxenian among the most influential women in Bay Area business
Monday, May 4, 2015
Volcanoe eruptions triggered by asteroid may have helped kill dinosaurs, New insight into what makes skin so resilient, California's low-wage workers worse off today than in 1979
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Nepali students hold vigil and raise money for earthquake victims, Study predicts regions of heightened species extinction risk, Team ships innovative solar power grid to fishing village in Uganda
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Robotic telescope spots three new super-Earths, DOE renews funding of Artificial Photosynthesis Center, Professor von Rospatt on Nepal's cultural losses
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The problem of booming air conditioning sales, New NASA project to hunt for life on other planets, Students win smartphone challenge, Earthquake experts weigh in on Nepal
Monday, April 27, 2015
Nepali Students Association raises money for water filters for earthquake victims, Peggy Hellweg on earthquake early warning systems, Chancellor Dirks on Berkeley's planned "global campus"
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, August 3, 2015
UC's startup engine, New technology increases efficiency of genomics lab test, Sungevity partnership initiated, Game of Thrones a summer theme on campus
Friday, July 31, 2015
Tracking brain rhythms, Scientists fear for salamanders with newly discovered fungus, USGS grant for ShakeAlert
Thursday, July 30, 2015
3-D printed "smart" packaging could detect spoilage of food, Virtual reality headsets promise help for workers with low vision, UC to raise minimum wage to $15 per hour
Monday, July 20, 2015
SETI gets $100 million boost, New theory about the demise of dinosaurs, Professor Obstfeld named chief economist of the IMF
Friday, July 17, 2015
Pluto mission inspired researcher Andrew Poppe, Alumna is first Latino judge appointed to Yolo County bench, Politics and beards
Thursday, July 17, 2015
Sleep deprivation impedes skill at reading faces, Beating heart fabricated from stem cells, How marijuana crops harm the environment
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Easing addiction by engaging the mind, A new way of studying clouds, Many California drivers can't put down their phones
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Model heart made from stem cells, Money Magazine ranks Berkeley 9th in the U.S., Professor Smoot helps Mickey Hart compose cosmic music
Monday, July 13, 2015
Stressing underconfidence in fundraising emails, Revolution Foods, Natalie Coughlin finds balance between life and training
Friday, July 10, 2015
A new kind of oximeter, Expert opinion by Professor McCrary filed in Uber case, Lying algorithms
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Project Jupyter wins $6 million grant, Three Berkeley students win Hertz Fellowships, Nanotech material effectively captures ultrasonic sounds
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Ultrasonic speakers and microphones made possible by nanotech material, Scientists locate areas dense with dark matter, Berkeley team makes finals of DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Professor Serpell wins Caine Prize for African Writing and shares prize with finalists, New insights into dengue fever, Professor Keltner on "Inside Out"
Monday, July 6, 2015
Paul Christiano receives grant to study artificial intelligence, NSA-sponsored summer camp teaches coding and hacking, Venture capital company targets Berkeley with entrepreneurship competition
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Growing new spinal disc tissue in the lab, The true profile of a start-up founder, Indian student wins fellowship for LGBT research
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Professor Yablonovitch honored with the Newton Medal, Professor Russell warns about the risks of AI, Professor Morse skeptical of the promise of fusion energy
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Professor Christopher Chang awarded national young scientist award, Alumni aim to rescue Bowles Hall, BAM/PFA's opening date set for January 31
Monday, June 29, 2015
A 3-D boost to the security of fingerprint scanners, Good news for the 99%, Professor Kammen proposes alternative energy plan for Borneo
Friday, June 26, 2015
Chancellor Dirks to be a keynote speaker at academic summit in Melbourne, Promoting diverse faculty members, Botanical Garden celebrates new 125th birthday Sunday
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Illegal pot growers harm the environment, Scientists search for clues on the Epoch of Reionization, Greek Theatre among the country's top 10 concert venues
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Sixth mass extinction underway, Questioning the efficiency of a federal energy efficiency program, Small signals of interracial accord can help curb bias
Friday, June 19, 2015
Humans can navigate by smell, New biocontainment strategy developed, New insight on Kennewick Man
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Editorial cites Berkeley study to call for better accounting of education funds, Law school teaches mindfulness, Melodrama at the Pacific Film Archive, Ojai Music Festival opens
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Berkeley a leader in issuing STEM doctorate degrees to Latinos, Heart-on-a-chip, Climbing legend Chris Sharma helps scientists sample bark of redwood trees
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Team to investigate what motivates businesses to conserve energy, Professor Kammen on new International Energy Agency report, Berkeley scientists join Gov. Brown at climate conference
Monday, June 15, 2015
Tree of Life grows with newly discovered groups of bacteria, Connecticut gun control law credited with reducing homicides by 40 percent, LA Unified administrators' lackluster grades, Students open garden to all
Friday, June 12, 2015
Resurrecting Native American voices, Exiled supernovae, Making biofuel from sugarcane
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Growing interest for the Berkeley Global Campus, Serotonin receptor promotes chronic itch, Making blue jeans greener
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Particle physicists to help retrieve lost Native American voices and music from crumbling wax cylinders, Lonely supernovae die in oblivion, Biofuel from sugarcane
Monday, June 8, 2015
Robotics inspired by insects, Persistent gender stereotypes in science, Carbon footprint calculator
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Healthy Schools Program proving successful when students are engaged, Los Angeles City Council approves landmark minimum wage increase, Professor Deardorff on early puberty in girls
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Dean Shortell and Professor Scheffler report on progress with Accountable Care Organizations, New approach proposed for evaluating chemicals that might elevate breast cancer risk, Sleep disruption and Alzheimer's, Professor O'Hare's notions on art policy
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Study links sleep disruption to Alzheimer's, Emotional reactivity linked to gene variant, Professor Kremen on new efforts to restore honeybee populations
Monday, June 1, 2015
Possible link between sleep disruption and Alzheimer's found, Lane-splitting safety study underpins new legislative initiative, Professor Dueber discusses yeast study on Al Jazeera America
Thursday, May 28, 2015
3-D study of clouds, New theory of Higgs boson, Robotic cockroach and bird paired
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Berkeley roboticists present new creations at Seattle conference, Professor Russell on the ethics of artificial intelligence in weaponry, Mark Bittman's forthcoming video series on California's changing agricultural systems
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Teaching robots with "deep learning" technique, A robot that flies and runs, Professor Hood's plan to "re-oak" Oakland
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Teaching robots with "deep learning" strategy, First throw-and-shoot camera emerges from campus robotics lab, Brewing life-saving medicines, How Berkeley got its name
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Cold-blooded species especially threatened by global warming, The prospect of home-brewed opiates, Robots have to try harder on simple tasks
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Making opiates from yeast, Q&A with Professor Galante, Dr. Moskowitz on Berkeley's new cellphone ordinance
Monday, May 18, 2015
Spring commencement sends more than 4,000 graduates on their way, Creating opiates from sugar and yeast, Anti-aging drug developed
Friday, May 15, 2015
Budget deal would freeze tuition for 2 years, Drug perks up stem cells in brain and muscle, Warmer temperatures linked to lower scores on math tests
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Violent acts rarely preceded by delusions or psychotic hallucinations, Professors Russell and Abbeel discuss artificial intelligence
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Professor Doudna profiled, Mission Bay Capital announces new $25 million fund, Violent acts rarely preceded by delusions or psychotic hallucinations
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Professor Doudna profiled, Mission Bay Capital announces new $25 million fund, Violent acts rarely preceded by delusions or psychotic hallucinations
Monday, May 11, 2015
Artificial photosynthesis system developed, Scientists warn about global soil depletion, Scientists call for stricter controls on products that emit electromagnetic fields
Friday, May 8, 2015
Michael Williams named Cal's new athletic director, Scientists confirm lopsided star explosion, Our threatened soil
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Radhika Kannan wins Berkeley Medal for top graduating senior, Fertility of world's soils threatened, Lifesaving CellScope Loa created, LaunchPad class a model of entrepreneurship education
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Smartphone microscope detects parasites in blood, Ad-injecting malware proliferates, Seismologists to study tremors along San Andreas Fault, Berkeley's 30th summer reading list
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Mark Twain Project recovers lost letters, Study demonstrates value of crowdsourcing in sudden oak death research, Professors Doudna and Saxenian among the most influential women in Bay Area business
Monday, April 4, 2015
Volcanoe eruptions triggered by asteroid may have helped kill dinosaurs, New insight into what makes skin so resilient, California's low-wage workers worse off today than in 1979
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Nepali students hold vigil and raise money for earthquake victims, Study predicts regions of heightened species extinction risk, Team ships innovative solar power grid to fishing village in Uganda
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Robotic telescope spots three new super-Earths, DOE renews funding of Artificial Photosynthesis Center, Professor von Rospatt on Nepal's cultural losses
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The problem of booming air conditioning sales, New NASA project to hunt for life on other planets, Students win smartphone challenge, Earthquake experts weigh in on Nepal
Monday, April 27, 2015
Nepali Students Association raises money for water filters for earthquake victims, Peggy Hellweg on earthquake early warning systems, Chancellor Dirks on Berkeley's planned "global campus"
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