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Making scientific data more discoverable

College of Natural Resources - Fri, 09/30/2022 - 09:30
Multicolored strings of a programming are visible on a computer screen. September 30, 2022

ESPM professor Carl Boettiger is part of a $3.2 million project focused on standardizing how scientific data is described.

Are ‘bold’ raccoons to blame for your overturned trash?

College of Natural Resources - Tue, 09/27/2022 - 16:11
Black and white nocturnal camera capturing a raccoon staring at it while trying to go into a box with a hole. September 27, 2022

Research by an ESPM postdoctoral researcher suggests docile raccoons possess a greater ability to learn how to obtain food than their bold counterparts.

Ten UC Berkeley courses revamped to incorporate inclusive and anti-racist approaches

College of Natural Resources - Mon, 09/26/2022 - 14:12
Portraits of graduate students Lucy Andrews, Jaye Mejía-Duwan, Ja'Nya Banks, Adenike Omomukuyo, Ali Bhatti, Francisca Catalan, and Marina Stern. September 26, 2022

Led by ESPM faculty and graduate students, the collaborative effort focused on actionable changes to course material and structure. 

New findings detail alternative immune pathways in duckweed species

College of Natural Resources - Mon, 09/26/2022 - 14:09
A composite image showing health duckweeds next to diseased duckweeds. September 26, 2022

Antimicrobial genes in the small, invasive plant species may help improve disease resistance in rice and wheat.

Congratulations 2023 Siebel Scholars

Department of Bioengineering - Mon, 09/26/2022 - 11:32
Five Bioengineering PhD students have been named Siebel Scholars of the class of 2023: Jordan Baker, Kelsey Gray DeFrates, Juan Eduardo Hurtado, Gabriela Lomeli, and Connor Tsuchida. The Siebel Scholars program annually recognizes top students at the world’s leading graduate schools of bioengineering, business, computer science and energy science.
Categories: Science News

Report reveals inequity in electricity pricing, calls for rate reform to help fight climate change

College of Natural Resources - Thu, 09/22/2022 - 09:31
A photo of electric transmission lines against a blue sky with clouds. September 22, 2022

Research by professors in ARE concluded that up to two-thirds of charges on electricity bills amount to a hidden electricity “tax.”

New institute uses chemistry, machine learning to tackle climate change

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 09/21/2022 - 09:00
The Bakar Institute of Digital Materials for the Planet (BIDMaP) will bring together top machine learning and chemistry researchers to develop new materials for capturing carbon dioxide
Categories: Science News

Study finds potentially dangerous levels of arsenic in prison drinking water

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 09/21/2022 - 06:00
A new analysis of water quality data from California’s Kern Valley State Prison and neighboring rural communities found water safety issues on both sides of prison walls
Categories: Science News

Bringing arsenic-safe drinking water to rural California

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 09/21/2022 - 06:00
UC Berkeley engineers have created a simple and low-cost new arsenic treatment system to help low-income communities access safer water
Categories: Science News

Study finds potentially dangerous levels of arsenic in prison drinking water

College of Natural Resources - Tue, 09/20/2022 - 11:26
Slightly rusted water faucet dripping a drop of water September 20, 2022

Energy and Resources Group grad student Jenny Rempel led the analysis of water quality data from California’s Kern Valley State Prison and neighboring rural communities.

New student organization for Queer graduate students

College of Natural Resources - Mon, 09/19/2022 - 15:51
CNR Queer Coalition Logo, circular logo with text CNR Queer Coalition Logo and bear at the center September 19, 2022

Rausser College graduate students have formed a new group to foster community for peers that identify as Queer or LGBTQ+

Peter H Sudmant Joins the 2022 Vallee Scholars!

Department of Integrative Biology - Mon, 09/19/2022 - 12:11

The Vallee Foundation is delighted to announce the six 2022 Vallee Scholars. The Vallee Scholar program continues to provide unrestricted funding for national and international early career researchers at a critical stage in their tenure-track careers.

Categories: Science News

Peter H Sudmant Joins the 2022 Vallee Scholars!

Department of Integrative Biology - Mon, 09/19/2022 - 12:11

The Vallee Foundation is delighted to announce the six 2022 Vallee Scholars. The Vallee Scholar program continues to provide unrestricted funding for national and international early career researchers at a critical stage in their tenure-track careers.

Categories: Science News

As online harms surge, Our Better Web initiative advances at UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 09/19/2022 - 07:00
As the Internet evolves to pose grave threats, the high-level initiative "will focus its energy to address real-world challenges with real-world solutions"
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Berkeley Forests personnel assessing impacts of Mosquito Fire on Blodgett Forest

College of Natural Resources - Thu, 09/15/2022 - 15:00
A photo showing a burned forest after the Mosquito Fire passed through Blodgett Forest Research Station. September 15, 2022

Favorable fire behavior and weather are expected to continue to move the fire away from Blodgett Forest.

Chrysalis, the lost moon that gave Saturn its rings

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 09/15/2022 - 11:00
Saturn has long been in a dance with Neptune, but that dance was interrupted when one of Saturn's moons ventured too close and was shredded. Some of its remains ending up as the beautiful rings we see today.
Categories: Science News

We're Hiring | Assistant Professor for MCB and EECS

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Thu, 09/15/2022 - 07:54

Asst Teaching ProfInterested in becoming a UC Berkeley faculty member? We are now accepting applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor - Artificial Intelligence & Cancer Biology. The positions are joint between MCB and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. 

Learn more and apply by November 15, 2022. 

We're Hiring | Assistant Teaching Professors for MCB and IB

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Thu, 09/15/2022 - 07:51

Asst Teaching ProfsInterested in becoming a UC Berkeley faculty member? We are now accepting applications for two Assistant Teaching Professors - Organismal and Evolutionary Biology + Molecular & Quantitative Biology. The positions are joint between MCB and Integrative Biology. 

Learn more and apply by October 17, 2022.