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Pandemic could decimate environmental, outdoor science education programs

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 08:00
Study finds 11 million children at risk of losing access to the educational and health benefits of environmental education
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Of virulent viruses and reservoir hosts

UC Berkeley Science News - Fri, 06/12/2020 - 23:00
As the public health community races to contain the current global pandemic, researchers are working diligently to understand the novel coronavirus
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In Memoriam: Stephen Glickman, father of world’s only captive hyena colony

Department of Integrative Biology - Fri, 06/12/2020 - 15:00

Stephen Glickman, a pioneer in behavioral endocrinology and founder of the world’s first colony of captive spotted hyenas — he raised generations of them in a UC Berkeley research facility — died at his home in Berkeley on May 22 from pancreatic cancer. He was 87.

A professor emeritus of psychology and of integrative biology, whose lifelong bond with animals began during his boyhood near the Bronx Zoo in New York, Glickman joined the UC Berkeley faculty in 1968.

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Berkeley Talks: Using peer pressure to fight climate change

UC Berkeley Science News - Fri, 06/12/2020 - 09:00
"When you do something, other people see you do it, and they do it, too," says Robert Frank, an economics professor at Cornell University and author of Under the Influence
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Nayak Receives Beckman Young Investigator Program Award

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Thu, 06/11/2020 - 11:06

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Dipti Nayak on receiving a 2020 Arnold & Mabel Beckman Foundation Beckman Young Investigator Award!



We support #ShutDownSTEM

Department of Integrative Biology - Wed, 06/10/2020 - 14:11

The Department of Integrative Biology supports its faculty, staff, and students that participate in the #ShutDownSTEM strike today.



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US can reach 90% clean energy by 2035 without higher costs, report says

UC Berkeley Science News - Tue, 06/09/2020 - 17:01
The report by Berkeley's Center for Environmental Public Policy finds an ambitious move to clean energy is do-able — and could bring broad economic, environmental benefits
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Stephen Glickman, father of world’s only captive hyena colony, dies at 87

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 06/08/2020 - 10:11
A pioneer in behavioral endocrinology and passionate advocate for hyenas
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Emergency COVID-19 measures prevented more than 500 million infections, study finds

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 06/08/2020 - 02:00
“I don’t think any human endeavor has ever saved so many lives in such a short period of time,” author says
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Head-Gordon leads COVID-19 Drug-Delivery Simulation Repository

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 23:43
The Molecular Sciences Software Institute (MolSSI) has launched an open-source website that will allow biomolecular scientists from around the world to share computer-aided drug-testing simulations targeting the protein at the center of COVID-19. Under the leadership of MolSSI co-director Teresa Head-Gordon, a MolSSI team started work on the COVID-19 website in April, after scores of scientists began discussing ways to share simulation modeling data they had on the coronavirus.
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Fitful nightly sleep linked to chronic inflammation, hardened arteries

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 11:00
Scientists tie disrupted slumber to deadly plaque buildup known as atherosclerosis
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Bakar Fellow Q&A: Can microbes mine for metals?

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 06/04/2020 - 08:30
Arash Komeili and Carly Grant are exploring whether microbes that sequester iron can be tweaked to extract other valuable metals or remove toxic metals from the environment
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Congratulations to UCMP's Director of Education and Outreach, Dr. Lisa White the newly appointed Chair of the AGU s (American Geophysical Union) Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee.

Department of Integrative Biology - Wed, 06/03/2020 - 13:26

Dr. White joined the UCMP in July 2012 as Director of Education and Outreach. She comes to the UCMP after a 22-year history at San Francisco State University where she held positions of Professor of Geosciences and Associate Dean of the College of Science and Engineering.

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Living near oil and gas wells tied to low birth weights in infants

UC Berkeley Science News - Wed, 06/03/2020 - 06:00
Study of nearly 3 million California births links proximity to active oil and gas well sites with adverse birth outcomes for rural residents
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Message of Support to the MCB Community

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Mon, 06/01/2020 - 09:24

A message from the MCB Co-Chairs on our commitment to the department's core values of embracing diversity, inclusion, and dedication to providing an academically enriching and supportive climate for all.


Congratulations to Caroline Williams on receiving tenure and her promotion to Associate Professor of Integrative Biology.

Department of Integrative Biology - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 16:39

Professor Williams research combines field-based natural history and experiments with laboratory-based biochemistry and physiology. She studies how insects and other ectotherms respond to variable environments, using the information to predict how insect populations will change as a result of climate change. Much of her research has focused on winter climate change, and at present she is working on how changing snow cover will impact the physiology, ecology, and evolution of montane beetles.

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Brar Promoted to Associate Professor

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 12:53

Congratulations to Gloria Brar on receiving tenure and her promotion to MCB Associate Professor!




Searching for quantum weirdness in interactions between light and matter

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 10:23
Physicists Alessandra Lanzara and Joseph Orenstein were awarded $1.6 million each to poke and probe new types of materials to see what unusual quantum phenomena pop out
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Bakar Fellow Q&A: Better plant engineering with nanotubes

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 08:10
Markita Landry uses nanotubes to ferry CRISPR-Cas9 molecules into plant cells to edit genes and produce better crops
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Parks Stewardship Forum on the role of parks in education

College of Natural Resources - Wed, 05/27/2020 - 11:00
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