| Oct 24, 2013
| 7:41 PM
Ending days of mixed messages, the city of Los Angeles sent a request Thursday formally asking a UC Berkeley engineering professor for a list of concrete buildings that could be at risk of collapsing in a major earthquake.
The professor, Jack Moehle,...
| Oct 25, 2013
Thomas F. Rosenbaum, an expert in condensed matter physics and second in command at the University of Chicago, will become the new president of Caltech, officials announced Thursday.
Rosenbaum, 58, currently is provost at the University of Chicago, where...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman has turned his cameras on a mental hospital, dance troupes, a racetrack, the military and a state legislature. His 38th documentary examines education, campus leadership and student protest at UC Berkeley in 2010...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 11:14 AM
The city of Los Angeles sent a request Thursday formally asking a UC Berkeley engineering professor for a list of concrete buildings that could be at risk of collapsing in a major earthquake.
A team of researchers, led by Jack Moehle, have a database of...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 5:25 PM
SACRAMENTO — Low wages paid by the fast-food industry come with a high public cost for California taxpayers, academics and advocates for the working poor told state lawmakers.
Workers at hamburger, pizza and other, mainly franchise, eateries are...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 7:00 PM
Eighteen and pregnant, Jessica Chandler was terrified. Taken away from her mentally ill mother and placed into the foster care system as a child, she wanted to be a good parent.
"But I didn't really know what that meant," said Chandler, now a graduate...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:00 AM
He's the older guy in class. Old enough for you to notice. But he notices you, too, like he notices everyone else — your face, your gestures, where you sit, your race.
It's only after he's taken this unconscious roll-call that Steven Czifra...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:03 AM
WASHINGTON -- Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan on Wednesday praised Janet L. Yellen, President Obama's nominee to be the next central bank chief, calling her "very bright" and saying he often would go to her to explain academic economics...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:00 PM
Arcadia High School was locked down Thursday afternoon after officials received a threatening phone call similar to other phone threats made this week at other San Gabriel Valley schools, police said.
Officers were searching the campus near Santa...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:39 PM
Limited Internet experience, email glitches and confusing websites hampered many students struggling to pass online classes in a San Jose State University experiment that produced mixed results, a new report found.
The findings are in a newly released...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:43 PM
You could place Michael Eisen in the same league as Aaron Swartz.
Like the late Swartz, who campaigned for free public access to government publications and academic papers, UC Berkeley biologist Eisen is one of the genuine pioneers of open-access...