UC Berkeley

Barrows Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. (CBS)

Berkeley Black Student Union Want Changes To Address Discrimination, Rename Building For Black Panther On FBI Terror List

The issue of race has the University of California, Berkeley campus buzzing, after a student group wants a building named after a member of the Black Panthers.

03/20/2015

Cal Golden Bears new athletic logo. (CBS Sports)

Cal Women Treat Home Crowd To Opening NCAA Tournament Win

Reshanda Gray spent the closing minutes pounding her chest in celebration and running up and down the bench high-fiving as California’s supporting cast closed out an impressive NCAA Tournament opener at home in Haas Pavilion.

03/20/2015

Medicine

Empathy Drug? UC Researchers Find Parkinson’s Pill Also Makes People Less Tolerant Of Inequality

A drug that is used to treat Parkinson’s disease has also been found to make patients less tolerant of inequality and engage in more equitable behaviors.

03/19/2015

A giant flower beetle with an electronic backpack. (UC Berkeley / NTU Singapore)

Berkeley Researchers Turn Beetle Into Remote-Controlled Flying Cyborg

Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley were able to remotely control a flying beetle with a high amount of precision by installing a tiny backpack with sophisticated electronics.

03/19/2015

Invitation to dinner honoring former CPUC President Michael Peevey on February 12, 2015. (Office of State Sen. Jerry Hill)

$55,000 Raised From Farewell Dinner For Former CPUC President Michael Peevey Won’t Go To UC School Of Public Policy

The University of California’s Goldman School of Public Policy will not receive any of the money raised from last month’s dinner held in San Francisco.

03/18/2015

Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house (photo via Deutschlandreform/Wikimedia Commons)

SAE Fraternity’s Bay Area Chapters Disciplined For Bad Behavior In Recent Years, Banned At UC Davis

The national fraternity at the center of the Oklahoma University racist chant video has several large chapters in and around the Bay Area that have been investigated and disciplined for bad behavior in recent years.

03/10/2015

A "Heart on a Chip" consists of heart cells derived from adult stem cells placed into a small silicone chamber. (YouTube/UC Berkeley)

UC Berkeley Researchers Develop Beating ‘Heart On A Chip,’ May Replace Animal Drug Testing

A breakthrough by researchers at the University of California at Berkeley that models the human heart could allow drugs to be tested without the use of animals.

03/09/2015

Bloom

Researchers At UC Berkeley Create ‘Bloom’ — First Ever 3-D Printed Cement Structure That Stands 9 Feet Tall

Its being hailed as an three-dimensional architectural first, a feat that takes printing from the prehistoric days of paper and toner into the Jetsonian age. Its name is ‘Bloom.’

03/06/2015

US-IT-TELECOM-APPLE

Apple Security Guards Get Hired As Full-Time Employees

Apple is agreeing to hire many of its security guards as full-time employees, giving them many of the same benefits that other Apple workers enjoy, like health insurance and retirement benefits.

03/03/2015

UC Berkeley campus sather tower

Napolitano Putting Cap On Nonresident Enrollment At UCLA, Berkeley To Aid California Students

University of California President Janet Napolitano says she is capping nonresident enrollment at UC Berkeley and UCLA to address concerns that California students are being displaced.

03/03/2015

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