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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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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.

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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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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.
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Mega-eruptions linked to most mass extinctions over past 500 million years

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 09/12/2022 - 12:00
Mass extinction events correlate with mega-eruptions, suggesting that these volcanic outpourings of gas and lava are the main cause of mass die-offs throughout Earth's history
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What drives government investment in clean energy innovation?

UC Berkeley Science News - Mon, 09/12/2022 - 09:23
A new study finds that international cooperation and competition are the strongest drivers of funding for clean energy research and development, a necessary step in achieving global climate goals
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Berkeley Talks: Activist Pua Case on the movement to protect Mauna Kea

UC Berkeley Science News - Fri, 09/09/2022 - 14:55
The Native Hawaiian activist and caretaker discusses the movement to protect Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii and the tallest mountain in the world
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Two New Job Postings for IB!

Department of Integrative Biology - Thu, 09/08/2022 - 17:59
Assistant Professor - Global Change Biology- Department of Integrative Biology

Learn more here.

Position Overview

Anticipated start: 7/1/2023

APPLICATION WINDOW: Open August 23, 2022 through Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

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Two New Job Postings for IB!

Department of Integrative Biology - Thu, 09/08/2022 - 17:59
Assistant Professor - Global Change Biology- Department of Integrative Biology

Learn more here.

Position Overview

Anticipated start: 7/1/2023

APPLICATION WINDOW: Open August 23, 2022 through Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

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Wildfire poses greater threat to cannabis than other California crops

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 09/08/2022 - 10:25
A new study finds that the lucrative commercial crop may be at a higher risk of loss from wildfire because it is mostly grown in rural areas
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Congratulations to all our recent graduates!

Department of Integrative Biology - Wed, 09/07/2022 - 12:51

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Read more about all the incredible PhD and MAs that have been produced in the last year and where everyone is off to next.

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Congratulations to all our recent graduates!

Department of Integrative Biology - Wed, 09/07/2022 - 12:51

IB_Grads_2021-2022.png

Read more about all the incredible PhD and MAs that have been produced in the last year and where everyone is off to next.

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Webb Telescope images Jupiter-like planet 350 light years away

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 09/01/2022 - 10:33
UC Berkeley astronomers and a team of exoplanet researchers test the capabilities of the new James Webb Space Telescope and capture photo of a newly formed planet
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Social cost of carbon is more than triple the federal estimate

UC Berkeley Science News - Thu, 09/01/2022 - 08:00
A new study finds that the benefits of reducing carbon dioxide emissions are much greater than previously believed
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