October 6, 2015
President Napolitano: 'We’re on our way to becoming the very first university system to wipe out our carbon footprint for good.'
In the News
Los Angeles Times
October 12, 2015
Hepatitis B vaccine, the nicotine patch, the tasty Camarosa strawberry: Those patented innovations have earned UC, and the faculty who developed them, more than $500 million.
October 9, 2015
The Department of Energy is willing to bet $12.3 million that sorghum will be the key to feeding the populations of the future and has granted UC Berkeley funding to lead the charge.
San Francisco Chronicle
October 8, 2015
Late-phase trials found that the drug greatly reduced symptoms for progressive multiple sclerosis as well as a more common form of the disease.
- Campus economic impact in San Joaquin Valley grows to $1.27 billion
- Why more scientists are needed in the public square
- From 'Healthy Soils' talk to a garden's grand opening
- UCLA puts issue of food waste on front burner
- Cleaning water one stroke at a time
- ‘Window to the brain’ research ramps up
- A pediatric cancer drug three decades in the making
- Berkeley's soda tax boosts retail prices of sugary drinks, study confirms
- A classroom without walls
- ‘Black’-sounding name conjures a larger, more dangerous person
- Predictive policing test substantially reduces crime
- Researchers awarded $15.5M to build first total-body PET scanner
- U.S. News ranks nine UC campuses among world’s best
- Patient, test thyself
- UC launches Cool Campus Challenge in a push toward carbon neutrality
- Leading thinkers address polar region changes
- Drought planning and water savings earn best practice award
- Study reveals key structure in telomerase enzyme — target for cancer drugs
- DOE selects UC to lead U.S.-China energy and water consortium
- High-fructose diet hampers recovery from traumatic brain injury
October 9, 2015
The public can provide feedback to the working group at the forum or in writing.
October 6, 2015
Campuses, medical centers and Office of the President will compete for a jump start on a carbon neutral future.
October 2, 2015
UC president reflects on Duncan’s contributions to nation’s educational progress, looks forward to future collaboration.
October 1, 2015
Under UC’s Fair Wage/Fair Work Plan, all employees hired to work 20 hours or more a week will be paid an hourly wage of at least $13 starting Oct. 1, rising to $15 by October 2017.
Since arriving at UC Berkeley to lecture at the Berkeley Food Institute, food journalist, author and former New York Times columnist Mark Bittman zig-zagged around California to meet UC experts involved in everything from climate change to restaurant labor rights. Now Bittman plans to stay a bit longer. But will he finally sneak in a Meyer lemon recipe?
Mark Bittman meets with UC Berkeley's Jennifer Sowerwine, who studies the cultural and ethnic dimensions of food security among Hmong farmers in the Central Valley. Together, they discuss the challenges facing these micro-farmers, and pick up produce at a Hmong stall at the Berkeley Farmers Market.
Last year, UC San Diego’s V. ‘Ram’ Ramanathan had an audience with Pope Francis in the parking lot of the Vatican. Ramanathan, who serves on the prestigious Pontifical Academy of Sciences panel, delivered what he calls a ‘parking lot pitch’ to the leader of the Catholic Church. Here, Ramanathan describes this moment and how it may have influenced the Pope’s subsequent position on the matter.
Venture out into the fields of Salinas with Mark Bittman as he interviews UC Berkeley's Brenda Eskenazi. She leads the CHAMACOS study, which follows children born between 2000-02 and assesses the impact of pesticides and other environmental chemicals (like flame retardants) on their long-term health.