UC Berkeley

Steve Bannon, Ann Coulter not included in new list of speakers for ‘Free Speech Week’

Steve Bannon, Ann Coulter not included in new list of speakers for ‘Free Speech Week’Official Leweb Photos/Creative CommonsUC Berkeley administration …

Ann Coulter

UC Berkeley grad to head KNTV and KSTS stations in San Jose

Stacy Owen, a UC Berkeley graduate, is returning to the Bay Area to serve as President and General Manager of the Bay Area NBC and Telemundo-owned …

San Jose

Government Awards Major Grant to UC Berkeley to Honor Black Panther Party's Legacy

The U.S. National Parks Service announced last week that it will be awarding the University of California Berkeley a little under $100,000 for a …

African-American News

Non-STEM professors reportedly push for boycott of UC Berkeley 'Free Speech Week'

Citing the threat to the student body’s “physical and mental safety,” 177 professors at the University of California, Berkeley, have signed an open letter calling for a boycott of the campus’ so-called “Free Speech Week.<p>The speakers scheduled for the week—from Sept. 24 to 27— reportedly include …

News (U.S.)

Civil rights in the spotlight at UC legal conference

<b>Civil Rights in the 21st Century</b><b>UC Public Service Law Conference<br>September 23–24, 2017<br>UCLA's Luskin Center, CA</b><b>Information and registration</b><p><b>When people look back at 2017, it will be clear that civil rights were at front and center in all of the most contentious public issues, from questions about</b> …

Rights & Freedoms

Escaping to the woods was the best thing Hillary Clinton did after the election, according to science

Within minutes after this snapshot of Hillary Clinton and a stranger hiking in the woods was circulated on social media, it became a meme.<p>People flocked to Twitter and Facebook to share the photo, which featured a young mom and her infant posing with Clinton and her dog on a trail in the woods of …

Hillary Clinton

The Alt Right on Campus

Presentation | September 19 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Rm 220 - Multicultural Community Center<p>Speaker/Performer: Ryan …

Racism

New reports detail how to limit global warming, warn of ‘existential’ risk from not acting soon

Two new studies released during the United Nations’ Climate Week find that global temperature increases can be limited to the Paris Agreement goal of 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, but cutting back carbon dioxide emissions alone will not be sufficient – and the stakes are as high as …

Climate

UC Berkeley Group Ignores Deadlines, But Insists On Hosting Far-Right Speakers

BERKELEY (KPIX 5) — A UC Berkeley student group is pushing ahead with plans to host conservative speakers, despite having missed all the deadlines to …

Ben Shapiro

Projected Health Insurance Coverage Loss by County, 2027, under Graham-Cassidy | Center for Labor Research and Education

<i>These estimates reflect complete loss of federal funding for the Medi-Cal expansion and subsidized insurance through Covered California in 2027 under</i> …

Health Care

Berkeley Patriot alleges campus would not subsidize 'Free Speech Week'

The Berkeley Patriot alleged that the UC Berkeley administration ignored its requests for the campus to subsidize the reservation and staffing costs …

Student Journalism

It shouldn't cost $600,000 to ensure controversial speakers can speak freely

Last week, conservative Ben Shapiro gave a speech. At Berkeley. And all across America, people watched their screens to see what sort of violence …

Canadian News

A Master List of 1,300 Free Courses From Top Universities: 45,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures

For the past 11 years, we've been busy rummaging around the internet and adding courses to an ever-growing list of <b>Free Online Courses</b>, which now …

Learning

This little one-legged jumping robot is a real charmer

Salto is a jumping robot from UC Berkeley's Biomimetic Millisystems Lab. It has aerodynamic thrusters to ensure it lands on its foot.<p><i>[via Bruce</i> …

Berkeley student: Republicans harassed daily on campus

UC Berkeley Student Jonathan Chow describes what it’s like being a Conservative on campus, during an appearance on FOX Business on Monday.<p>“Daily, we get spitting, name calling, yelling, flipping of the finger, that’s a favorite of the students on campus,” Chow said to Ashley Webster on Varney & …

Milo Yiannopoulos

If An Asteroid Ever Threatened Earth, How Would We Stop It?

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)<p><i>If there is a huge asteroid capable of destroying Earth that is going to hit us, how would we attempt to stop it (2017)? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the</b> …

Asteroids

MIT’s The Engine raises $200M to fund ‘tough tech’

If you think that too many VCs these days are playing it safe and only looking to back sure bets rather than moonshots and more ambitious ventures, take a look over at what’s going on in Boston. The Engine, based out of MIT and Cambridge, has raised a $200 million fund to back and help incubate …

Renewable Energy

Bacterial 'aphrodisiac' can trigger protist sex swarms - Futurity

A new discovery with single-celled marine organisms called choanoflagellates suggests why some organisms won't get it on in the lab.

Biology

‘No Campus for White Men’ author talks UC Berkeley, campus censorship

Students protesting Ben Shapiro at UC Berkeley were only the latest example of PC culture taking over colleges and universities. Scott Greer of the Daily Caller joined Monday’s “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” to talk about campus censorship and his new book, “No Campus for White Men.”<p>UC …

Higher Education

Liberals, learn from Ben Shapiro at Berkeley and enter enemy territory

In preparation for conservative writer Ben Shapiro, UC Berkeley quickly transformed from a picturesque campus community into a military state. The …

Ben Shapiro

Day Around the Bay: Lyft and Uber Drivers Behaving Badly

• Stanley Roberts has more People Behaving Badly, this time: Lyft and Uber drivers getting caught in intersections. [KRON 4]<br>• The DMV has placed a few …

Uber

DACA recipients sue Trump administration in SF court

The barrage of legal challenges to President Trump’s uncertain plan to revoke DACA immigration protections resumed Monday with a lawsuit in San …

Immigration

Ben Shapiro’s visit cost UC Berkeley an estimated $600k in security costs

Ben Shapiro’s visit cost UC Berkeley an estimated $600k in security costsYukun Zhang/FileIn anticipation of potentially violent protests, the campus …

Ben Shapiro

Normalizing political violence, Obama’s Wall Street gold & other comments

<b>Conservative: We’ve Normalized Left’s Violence</b><br>Conservative Ben Shapiro spoke last week at UC Berkeley “without the mayhem we’ve become accustomed to …

Opinion

About Understanding Science

About <i>Understanding Science</i><p><b>The mission of Understanding Science is to provide a fun, accessible, and free resource that accurately communicates what</b> …

National Science Foundation

Read the amazing travails of a Berkeley professor

Mary-Claire King was an assistant professor at UC Berkeley when a series of calamities struck in a single week. She tells her story on The Moth — and …

College & University

Sinking under a heavy debt load? There's help

<b>Dear Liz:</b> I am trying to get my finances in order and, like many, I am struggling. The majority of my debt comes from student loans, but I also have …

Personal Finance

UC Berkeley police investigating sexual assault on campus

BERKELEY — UC Berkeley police are investigating a sexual assault on campus last month.<p>A female victim was assaulted in late August by an acquaintance …

Crime

Cal football beats Ole Miss at home in dramatic fashion, 27-16

A week after allowing 20 points and six plays of over 25 yards through the air to an FCS team, Weber State, Cal fans were certainly not the most …

College Football

The top-ranked business programs for undergrads

The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania has the best undergraduate business program in America, according to the US New News & World Report.<p>Wharton boasts some impressive former students, from billionaire investor Warren Buffett to President Donald Trump.<p>The results are based solely on …

College & University