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May 7, 2024

Berkeley News

Christopher Ying, the 2024 recipient of the University Medal, UC Berkeley's top award for graduating seniors. Ying is a double major in history and mathematics.

Growing up in San Francisco's West Portal neighborhood, Christopher Ying had vague plans to become a lawyer and began prepping by joining the speech, debate and mock trial teams at Lowell High School.

May 6, 2024

Berkeley News

The finalists relied on core values to overcome social isolation and personal adversity. Building communities was essential, they said. So, too, were resolve and humility.

In the remarkable diversity of the 2024 University Medal finalists, there is a striking theme: All of the finalists started their Berkeley studies in isolation, and through their undergraduate years, each found ways to build communities of study and service that were essential to their success.

April 25, 2024

Berkeley News

Seven UC Berkeley scientists — including a chemist, a psychologist, an engineer, two biologists and two physicists — are among 250 new members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences today.

The Academy recognizes excellence and convenes leaders from every field of human endeavor to examine new ideas, address issues of importance to the nation and the world, and to work together to cultivate art and science.

April 24, 2024

For the first time, Berkeley has chosen an Indigenous name for a campus building and consulted with Indigenous people in the process.

A five-building UC Berkeley apartment complex in Albany designed just for graduate students is nearing completion and will be called xučyun ruwway (HOOCH-yoon ROO-why), a name in Chochenyo, the language of the Ohlone people.

This is the first time Berkeley has given a name in any Indigenous language to a campus building or consulted with an Indigenous group to name one of its buildings.

April 17, 2024

Berkeley News

Rich Lyons is the first UC Berkeley undergraduate alumnus since 1930 to become the campus's top leader. "For so many reasons, in so many ways," he said, "I could have never seen the life I have lived were it not for my undergraduate years at Berkeley." 

April 15, 2024

UC Berkeley graduate programs are again among the best in the nation, topping several categories, according to the 2024 rankings by U.S. News and World Report released late on Monday, April 8. In all, some 30 Berkeley graduate programs ranked in the Top 10 in the country.

March 26, 2024

Berkeley News

Chancellor Carol Christ spoke with Condoleezza Rice about the college classroom as a marketplace for ideas and how that space for sharing is increasingly breaking down.

March 26, 2024

March 15, 2024

Moffitt Library has been through many changes since it opened in 1970, but it has always been central to the Berkeley experience — the library averages over a million visits annually.

March 13, 2024

Berkeley News

The total exceeds the capital campaign's goal of $6 billion; 76% of the more than 1 million gifts were $1,000 or less.


February 20, 2024

Berkeley News

As a sign of the University of California, Berkeley's ability to attract the most promising early-career researchers, nine young assistant professors have been named 2024 Sloan Research Fellows, the largest number from any institution.

February 9, 2024

A shelter-in-place order was lifted after investigators secured the site.

February 9, 2024

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January 18, 2024

Berkeley News

With so much brilliance at UC Berkeley — from headline-grabbing research to stellar faculty members across disciplines — it’s impossible for undergraduates, many scouting for their academic passions, to sample it all while on campus.

January 3, 2024

UC Berkeley began work early Thursday morning to close the People’s Park construction site, where it will build housing for students and for unhoused people, pending resolution by the California Supreme Court of legal challenges. It also plans to preserve more than 60% of the 2.8-acre site, revitalizing open park space that also reinforces the park’s history.

December 18, 2023

Berkeley News

Some 1,000 students participated in Saturday’s event; Nobel laureate Jennifer Doudna was the keynote speaker.

Jade Amor-Shannan Johnson and Cerenity Bush stood under the bright winter sun on Saturday, proudly waiting to process into UC Berkeley’s Haas Pavilion and wearing personalized caps bedecked in glitter, illustrations and motivating phrases.

Johnson’s cap said, “The marathon continues,” and Bush’s quoted Maya Angelou: “Success is loving life and daring to live it.”

December 12, 2023

Berkeley News

The year 2023 was a year of innovation and major change at UC Berkeley. From emerging work on artificial intelligence to the announcement of Chancellor Carol Christ’s upcoming retirement to a flurry of new construction on campus, Berkeley faced and embraced the future.

November 15, 2023

Berkeley News

For the first time, the campus is using mass timber — a lighter, safer and more energy-efficient alternative to traditional concrete and steel construction — in construction.

October 31, 2023

Berkeley News

The Dwinelle Annex will undergo interior and exterior architectural updates to make it accessible for DSP’s diverse community of students.

For the first time in its over 50-year history, UC Berkeley’s Disabled Students’ Program (DSP) will have its own building, a campus investment that will centralize DSP staff and services, expand its facilities and make them more accessible, and improve support for the program’s community of 5,000 students.   

October 26, 2023

Berkeley News

Some 60 languages are taught on campus, and revitalizing and preserving endangered languages is a priority.

At least 60 languages — from Mongolian and Old Norse to Polish, Catalan, Ancient Egyptian, Arabic and Biblical Hebrew — are taught at UC Berkeley, one of the nation’s top institutions for the breadth and depth of its world languages program. A growing emphasis also is being placed at Berkeley on revitalizing and preserving endangered languages, most of them spoken by Indigenous peoples.

October 18, 2023

Chancellor Carol Christ sent to the following message to the Berkeley campus community Thursday afternoon.