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NIH funds Biodesign Immersion Experience for 5 more years

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 06/16/2016 - 12:04
The National Institutes of Health has renewed the R25 grant which funds the Bioengineering Summer Biodesign Immersion Experience, adding up to a full decade of funding for the summer immersion capstone experience for undergraduates. PI Professor Amy Herr founded and directs the summer experience, an innovative 8-week summer program that prepares bioengineers to connect engineering […]
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Study finds global legalization trial escalates elephant poaching

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 00:00
Does legalization really make black markets collapse? New research looking at ivory trade raises questions.
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Yartsev named Pew Scholar

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 14:11
Assistant Professor Michael Yartsev has been named a 2016 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences. This prestigious program provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The 2016 class of 22 Pew Biomedical Scholars is drawn from top institutions across the country, with each scholar receiving four years of flexible funding to pursue foundational, innovative research.
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Climate change could trigger tropical evacuations, researchers advise

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 05:00
Big changes in store for tropical populations as Earth's temperatures climb
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Tentori receives Ford Fellowship

Department of Bioengineering - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 09:22
Recent BioE PhD Augusto Tentori has been awarded a prestigious Ford Foundation Fellowship for postdoctoral study. Only 21 scholars in the country were granted postdoctoral fellowships this year. Tentori received his Ph.D. in 2015 for work in Professor Amy Herr's lab, and is now a researcher at MIT.
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UC Carbon Neutrality Project launched with $300,000 donation

UC Berkeley Science News - Fri, 06/03/2016 - 12:15
UC system to advance continued commitment to sustainability, combating climate change
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Magnetic Insight wins biotech at World Cup Tech Challenge 2016!

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 15:12
BioE startup Magnetic Insight won the biotech group prize at the 2016 World Cup Tech Challenge, competing against 3 other international finalists on June 1.
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HGP-write proposes genome-scale engineering

Department of Bioengineering - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 14:49
Professor Adam Arkin is among the small group of scientific, business and policy leaders who today announced their intent to launch The Genome Project-write (HGP-write) in 2016. Learn more about this exciting new effort at the Center for Excellence for Engineering Biology.
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New radio map of Jupiter reveals what’s beneath colorful clouds

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 10:00
View nearly 100 kilometers into the atmosphere shows immense plumes of ammonia
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Noah Whiteman Featured on GENIUS by STEPHEN HAWKING Ep 5: What Are We?

Department of Integrative Biology - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 09:04

Three ordinary people take on challenges to try to understand what they really are. In this episode the volunteers are led to an amazing realization about the nature of life itself.

Watch it here on PBS!

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Universe expanding faster than expected

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 07:20
A new, precise measurement of how fast the universe is expanding doesn’t agree with predictions based on our current understanding of the physics of the cosmos
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Three-peat: Yu takes first prize at AAPM Northern California

Department of Bioengineering - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 16:11
BioE PhD student Elaine Yu, of Professor Steven Conolly’s lab, took first prize at the 2016 American Association of Physicists in Medicine Young Investigators Symposium, held in Palo Alto on May 20. This is the third year in a row Conolly Lab has taken first place at the conference, in a competition between top postdocs, radiation/oncology […]
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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:

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:


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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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