According to two members of the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department, Mars’ largest moon, Phobos, is slowly falling toward the planet. But rather than smash into the surface, it likely will be shredded and the pieces strewn about the planet in a ring like the rings encircling Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune.
Daniela Kaufer, PhD, is an associate professor at UC Berkeley who studies the biology of stress, examining at the molecular level how the brain responds to anxiety and traumatic events. Her most recent findings show that certain kinds of stress can have surprising benefits. Dr. Kaufer explains the difference between good stress and bad stress, and gives pointers for how to respond to stressful events in a healthy way.
During the Big Give, L&S alumni and friends showed us they think bigger by donating over $380,000 to the College! Thank you for your support, and for helping L&S reach further.External News Link: http://biggive.berkeley.edu
Congratulations to our Berkeley faculty who received the famed Breakthrough Prize: Ian Agol, Mathematics and The Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment team co-led by Kam-Biu Luk, Physics.
Founded by Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, and Yuri and Julia Milner, the Breakthrough Prize honors important achievements in the categories of Fundamental Physics, Life Sciences and Mathematics.External News Link: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/11/06/science/breakthrough-prize-winners-2016.html?_r=1
During Big Give — Berkeley's 24-hour fundraising blitz — you can give your favorite L&S departments and programs a boost and help them win contests and cash prizes. Together we’ll ensure that Berkeley students and faculty continue to reach higher, dream grander, and imagine farther. Details at BigGive.berkeley.edu.