young woman working at pizza parlor

Poverty-level wages cost U.S. taxpayers $153 billion every year

While the U.S. economy rebounds, persistent low wages are costing taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars in public support to working families,

The compassion effect: How social activism is changing everything

Doing well by doing good is increasingly the go-to strategy for everything from marketing to entertainment — driven by millennials, the world’s first digital generation.

The Basement opens for business at UC San Diego

New incubator/accelerator program for student entrepreneurs opens on campus.
Steven Leahy

Employers train military and vets for advanced manufacturing jobs

Labs, academia, government agencies and nonprofits are joining forces to to develop a pipeline to help service members and vets develop highly specialized skills.
Eko entrepreneurs Jason Bellet, Connor Landgraf and Tyler Crouch

SkyDeck incubator sends young entrepreneurs to Forbes list

After just two years, the Berkeley business accelerator boasts six up-and-comers on Forbes' '30 Under 30' lists — and has prepared dozens of teams to launch their projects.
Classroom construction, UC Merced

UC Merced’s direct investment in regional economy exceeds $1.1 billion

Statewide investment tops $2.2 billion since July 2000, with the 'multiplier effect' suggesting the impact is even greater.
Douglas Thorpe

The king of drones

Alum Douglas Thorpe has spent decades developing unmanned aerial vehicles for all kinds of uses.

A look at labor

Researchers' revelations on the work we do, and how we perform it.
Emmanuel Saez, UC Berkeley economist

Data wonk for the 99 percent

You know about income inequality thanks to Berkeley's Emmanuel Saez, a John Bates Clark medalist and MacArthur 'genius" fellow who keeps a low profile.

Program helps to bridge gap between research and market

Grants will make it possible to generate early proof-of-concept models to demonstrate commercial feasibility.