With a year remaining in UC Berkeley’s historic Light the Way campaign, an exciting new gift to support the Robert T. Matsui Center for Politics and Public Service at the Institute for Governmental Studies has brought the total to $6 billion, the campaign’s monetary goal.
November 9, 2022
November 1, 2022
For the fourth straight year, UC Berkeley topped the list as the nation’s best public university for startup founders, and it remains the second-best university among both private and public schools, according to Pitchbook’s 2022 annual rankings of universities released Monday (Oct. 31).
October 21, 2022
Growing up the child of cultural anthropologists, Karen Nakamura traveled around the world living in places like Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. And while being exposed to different cultures and communities at a young age helped her to conceptualize the world around her, Nakamura said she didn’t have a real sense of her own identity.
October 14, 2022
When Jade Jaimes-Chavez moved to UC Berkeley in August, she was homesick.
As a first-generation undergraduate Latinx student, and the oldest of three sisters, she grew up taking care of her siblings with a close-knit family in Orange Cove, a predominately Chicanx/Latinx agricultural community in Central California. At Berkeley, she wasn’t sure she belonged, and she missed the support of her family...
September 2, 2022
Cal Athletics is celebrating the successful completion of its $8 million Gender Equity Campaign, which was brought to the finish line with a generous gift from the Banatao family. The campaign — the first of its kind at Berkeley to focus solely on elevating women’s sports facilities and programs — supports the development of new facilities for softball and beach volleyball...
August 24, 2022
As the new academic year begins, I want to warmly welcome one and all, as well as offer a few updates about matters of importance and interest to the campus community.
I have spent my entire professional life in higher education, yet I never cease to marvel at the wonderful, rhythmic ebb and flow of university life...
August 15, 2022
Dear Campus Community,
July 19, 2022
Berkeley, Calif.— The Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, today announced that its top-ranked two-year undergraduate business program will expand to become a four-year program, supported by the largest single gift in the school’s history.
June 28, 2022
Coming from a long line of Iowa farmers, David Savage always thought he would do research to improve crops. That dream died in college, when it became clear that any genetic tweak to a crop would take at least a year to test; for some perennials and trees, it could take five to 10 years. Faced with such slow progress, he chose to study the proteins in photosynthetic bacteria instead...
June 27, 2022
UC’s Berkeley community of students, staff, faculty and alumni marched on Sunday in the first SF Pride parade held since 2019. Learn more about UC Berkeley’s efforts to recognize Pride Month
May 26, 2022
A chance discovery on her first day at the University and Jepson Herbaria in 2005 changed Kelly Agnew’s life, leading her down a rabbit hole of Civil War battles and prison camps, gold rush settlements, the exploits and foibles of California’s earliest botanists, the founding of the Sierra Club and ultimately the establishment at UC Berkeley of the largest plant collection at any public university in the world.
May 14, 2022
In her four years at UC Berkeley, Lucky Simsuangco, 22, said she faced a lot of unexpected turmoil: Thick wildfire smoke canceled classes and darkened skies, regional power shut-offs interrupted classes, and a worldwide pandemic threatened serious illness and moved university life online.
But on Saturday, at Berkeley’s first commencement ceremony in historic California Memorial Stadium since 2019, Simsuangco sat with friends under clear blue skies, wearing her cap and gown and savoring the final moments of her college experience...
May 9, 2022
Undergraduate students typically start their university years expecting the greatest challenges will come in the classroom or the lab, but the Class of 2022 also had to work through a pandemic, natural disasters and historic social turmoil.
May 3, 2022
Six UC Berkeley’s faculty members were elected today to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
The six were among 120 members and 30 international members elected at the conclusion of the academy’s 159th annual meeting. Membership is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science and is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive...
April 29, 2022
As a kid growing up in Orange County, UC Berkeley biology professor Randy Schekman remembers collecting a jar of dirty pond scum from a nearby riverbed, sliding it under the lens of his toy microscope and being transfixed by the tiny, cellular world he saw.
That fascination led Schekman to an illustrious career: a Berkeley biology professorship and a 2013 Nobel Prize for groundbreaking research on cellular membranes...
March 29, 2022
UC Berkeley graduate schools and programs scored high in the 2023 Best Graduate Schools rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report. The campus is among 800 institutions with graduate schools surveyed annually by the magazine, which also surveys more than 2,100 graduate programs, including programs at UC Berkeley...
March 26, 2022
ATLANTA – In a total team performance that saw the Golden Bears produce points throughout their lineup, Cal captured the NCAA Championship in men's swimming & diving Saturday, the seventh time in school history the team has stood atop the podium.
Destin Lasco got the Bears going by winning the 200-yard backstroke Saturday, and Cal consistently put up high finishes throughout the final session of the four-day meet...
March 16, 2022
In a star-studded private event Friday, March 11th, the College of Chemistry ushered in its 150th anniversary. On hand for the celebration were three Nobel laureates in Chemistry: Jennifer Doudna (2020), David MacMillan (2021), and a special guest appearance by Yuan T. Lee (1986). Jennifer and David unveiled their newly installed plaques honoring their Nobel prize in the College’s Latimer lobby...
March 14, 2022
March 9, 2022
Novel partnerships unveiled today — one between UC Berkeley, the city of Berkeley and several local nonprofit organizations, and the other between the campus, the city and a local church — will support unhoused individuals who live and gather in People’s Park, where work will begin this summer on urgently-needed student housing and on an open space revitalization project...