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Jacobs Hall, designing for real-world problems

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 09:45
UC Berkeley's new Jacobs Hall was the site of nearly 30 courses this past spring, with enrollments totaling roughly 1,700. Many of these courses put designing for real-world problems at the center of the syllabus.
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Japanese-language MyShake app crowdsources earthquake shaking

UC Berkeley Science News - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 16:30
Berkeley scientists hope to tap seismically active Japan to test MyShake app
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Congratulations 2016 IB Graduates!

Department of Integrative Biology - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 10:08

Link to the 2016 Integrative Biology Graduation photo album!

The album will be updated as more photos come in. 

Happy Graduation! 

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Undergraduate Research: Shaping Future Biologists

Department of Integrative Biology - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 07:46

Recently accepted Integrative Biology Graduate student Jesus Martinez-Gomez found his passion for science in his undergraduate career at The University of Washington. Due to their head start program the UW empowered students like Jesus Martinez-Gomez to do original science and research as undergraduates.

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What you see is what you’ve got.

Department of Bioengineering - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 14:52
Magnetic Particle Imaging – Conolly Lab builds the next big thing in medical imaging Bioengineering & EECS professor Steven Conolly and his lab are a world leader in development of a new nanoparticle-based medical imaging procedure, Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI). Over ten years into development at Berkeley, the team has recently produced groundbreaking new images […]
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Welcome class of 2020!

College of Letters & Science - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:14

Newly Admitted?

New incoming students need to attend Orientation first before meeting a College Adviser. Register for Cal Student Orientation (CalSO) online: http://calso.berkeley.edu

As a newly admitted undergraduate student, you may have questions about all the things you’ll need to do in order to be ready to come to campus. CalCentral is UC Berkeley’s online campus experience. This website combines multiple campus systems into one easy-to-use mobile friendly place: http://studentcentral.berkeley.edu/newlyadmitted

 

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An energy strategy that can take the heat

UC Berkeley Science News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 08:44
Per Peterson, professor of nuclear engineering, is working with molten salts as part of a joint U.S.-China research project, CERC-WET, that aims to advance technologies to improve thermoelectric power generation while reducing the need for water in the process.
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Beware of microbial traffic jams

UC Berkeley Science News - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 07:20
Biophysicist Oskar Hallatscheck finds that rapidly proliferating yeast pack quite a punch
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$40 million to establish early-universe observatory in Chile

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:00
Simons Foundation partners with Heising-Simons Foundation to support multi-university collaboration
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Scientists decipher opening dance steps of DNA and its partner

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 09:00
Scientists use electron microscopy to show how cellular machinery unwinds DNA
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Star has four mini-Neptunes orbiting in lock step

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 09:00
Simulation shows how planets migrate inward during evolution of a star system
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Kevin Healy new International Fellow of Biomaterials Science & Engineering

Department of Bioengineering - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 08:58
Professor Kevin Healy has been elected to the International College of Fellows Biomaterials Science & Engineering (ICF-BSE) by the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering.  Election to Fellow recognizes those members of their national or local constituent biomaterials society who have gained a status of excellent professional standing and high achievements in the field of biomaterials science and […]
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MEng team wins Fung Institute Mission Award

Department of Bioengineering - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 12:07
The Master of Engineering capstone team of  Alison Burkland, Daniel Campo, Dragos Puscalau, and Gregory Wohlleb — working with bioengineering professor Kevin Healy — received the 2016 Fung Institute Mission Award for their work on a Point of Care Low-Cost Approach for HIV Monitoring. This award is chosen by the staff at the Fung Institute, and is […]
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Humphreys wins Excellence in Management Award

Department of Bioengineering - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 10:32
Bioengineering department manager Nikki Humphreys is a recipient of the 2016 UC Berkeley Excellence in Management Award! The award is given by the Berkeley Staff Assembly’s to outstanding managers and supervisors, nominated by their staff. This year’s theme, “Equity and Inclusion That Works” recognizes supervisors who are supporting the efforts of their staff to live by the […]
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Fox squirrels’ tell-tail signs of frustration

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 05/10/2016 - 09:00
When nuts are out of reach, squirrels flick their tails and start problem-solving
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Calscape website helps Californians bring back native plants

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 13:13
The campus's Jepson Herbarium has joined with the California Native Plant Society to create Calscape, an online tool to help homeowners replace lawns and other water-thirsty plants with native California species.
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Six faculty members elected to National Academy of Sciences

College of Letters & Science - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 11:22

The National Academy of Sciences announced today the election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates, including six from UC Berkeley.

External News Link:  http://news.berkeley.edu/story_jump/six-faculty-members-elected-to-national-academy-of-sciences/

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Hazards and opportunities in the pipeline

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 10:39
UC Berkeley environmental engineer David Sedlak tracks chemical contaminants in urban water systems, and says aging systems are not up to the challenge of providing us with clean water these days. What’s needed, he says, is nothing short of a revolution in water technology.
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Atomic force microscope reveals chemical ghosts

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 05/09/2016 - 10:24
Mapping molecules with atomic precision is helping expand the toolbox for designing new catalytic reactions
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