Fall 2022

Largest gift in Berkeley Haas history will transform undergraduate business program

October 11, 2022

On July 19, 2022, the Haas School of Business 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. In recognition of the $30 million gift from Haas alumnus Warren “Ned” Spieker ’66, and his wife, Carol ’66 (political science), UC Berkeley will name the program the Spieker Undergraduate Business Program. The first four-year cohort of students will enroll in August of 2024.

UC Berkeley is the No. 1 public school in the country

October 11, 2022

UC Berkeley is the No. 1 public school in the country — tied with UCLA, according to the newest American college rankings by U.S. News and World Report.

The celebratory news comes after a remarkable few years at Berkeley, including two Nobel Prize wins for sitting faculty and a...

Latinx Experience at Cal

October 11, 2022

Now that Latinx Heritage Month has arrived, I’ve realized that this is my second year at Berkeley (a little late for the realization, I know). The past year has really flown by — I remember being an admitted freshman and virtually attending bridges’ Senior Weekend and listening to the ...

Greetings from Director of Parent and Family Philanthropy

October 11, 2022

I was lucky to get accepted as an undergrad at UC Berkeley in the 1980’s, only to waste that chance by choosing an east coast competitor that offered snow. However, it turns out that snow, as a feature of the iconic undergraduate experience, is vastly overrated! This summer, when offered another chance to be at Berkeley, I wisely took it. In my new position as director of Parent and Family Philanthropy, I’ve had the opportunity to help parents and families participate in the Berkeley experience, and I haven’t looked back since.

In my role, I am committed to helping Berkeley families...

African American Initiative strengthens Black lives at Berkeley

October 11, 2022

With a mission of strengthening Black life at UC Berkeley, the African American Initiative (AAI) is leading a transformation throughout the university. Under the guidance of Takiyah Jackson, director of African-American Student Development, Fannie Lou Hamer Black Resource Center and co-Chair of the AAI Steering Team, the initiative is successfully enhancing the experiences of Black students on campus by providing a constellation of resources and services that create spaces and...

Athletics: Fall sports

October 11, 2022

The 2022-23 season is underway for Cal’s fall sports, with the winter sports already gearing up for the start of their schedules.

Football is in the heart of its season, with four home games at FTX Field at California Memorial Stadium left on the schedule for fans to come see the Golden Bears in action. Running back Jaydn Ott has already cemented his name in Cal’s record books since the true freshman burst onto the scene this fall. With his 274-yard rushing performance versus Arizona, Ott claimed the No. 3 spot on the Cal all-time single-game list. He’s the top freshman rusher in...

Chemistry Nobelist Carolyn Bertozzi’s years at UC Berkeley

October 11, 2022

Carolyn Bertozzi, a professor at Stanford University who today shared the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, spent her formative and most creative years at UC Berkeley.

Gateway groundbreaking brings new opportunity for computing, data science

October 11, 2022

Chancellor Christ noted that Berkeley has raised $5.9 billion in philanthropic support toward the campaign goal with a year and a half to go and looks forward to announcing additional significant gifts in the coming months. An anonymous donor contributed $252 million in 2020 — the second largest gift in the university’s history — to seed construction for the Gateway, which is slated to open during the 2025−26 academic year.

A Day in My Life: Lucas

October 11, 2022

Ever wondered what it’s like to live in off-campus housing for the first time? Here’s a day in my life to help you get a better idea of what’s in store for you should you choose this option!