SAN FRANCISCO – The Pac-12 CEO Group announced today that based upon updated Pac-12 COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee recommendations that take into account material changes to testing capabilities, the prevalence of COVID-19 and cardiac issues, along with updated state and local health official guidance, the Conference will resume its football, basketball and winter sport seasons. The football season may now commence for those teams that have the necessary state and local health approvals on November 6, men’s and women’s basketball on November 25 consistent with the NCAA’s official start date for these sports, and other winter sports consistent with the NCAA season dates for those sports...Read More
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SEPTEMBER 24, 2020
“This timely survey shows common ground on real solutions” and “Opportunities to bridge across racial and political spectrum.”
BERKELEY/WASHINGTON DC: Majorities of Americans across racial and ethnic backgrounds support meaningful changes to policing, including requiring officers to live in the communities they police and involving community-resource workers in certain emergency calls, a new national poll found.
The poll also found broad support for economic policies and programs to reduce wealth and income inequality, including a federal jobs guarantee, temporary suspension of rent and mortgage payments, fair hiring protections for people with criminal histories, and a program to provide grants to Black entrepreneurs starting small busines...Read More
The Greenland ice sheet owes its existence to the growth of an arc of islands in Southeast Asia — stretching from Sumatra to New Guinea — over the last 15 million years, a new study claims.
According to an analysis by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara and a research institute in Toulouse, France, as the Australian continent pushed these volcanic islands out of the ocean, the rocks were exposed to rain mixed with carbon dioxide, which is acidic...Read More
Transistors based on carbon rather than silicon could potentially boost computers’ speed and cut their power consumption more than a thousandfold — think of a mobile phone that holds its charge for months — but the set of tools needed to build working carbon circuits has remained incomplete until now.
A team of chemists and physicists at the University of California, Berkeley, has finally created the last tool ...Read More
In a season of strife over police violence against people of color, a Kentucky grand jury decision Wednesday (Sept. 23) against charging officers with the killing of Breonna Taylor reflects devastating racial biases in the American system of justice, UC Berkeley scholars said today.
The grand jury’s decision may have correctly followed current law on police use of deadly force, said experts in policing and law...Read More
When shelter-in-place orders went into effect for the City of Berkeley in mid-March, Vicky Lin, BS 22, thought the impact on local businesses would be temporary.
But as COVID-19 cases began to rise and the city extended restrictions well into May, Lin watched in sadness as some of her favorite restaurants, shops, and hangouts struggled and Daiso, a Japanese general goods store she visited weekly, closed permanently. “I just couldn’t believe it,” she said.
With so many small businesses struggling to remain open amid the pandemic, Lin quickly jumped into action...Read More
Name: Elizabeth Hoover
Discipline: Environmental science and policy management
Degrees: B.A. Williams College, 2001; M.A., Brown University, 2003; Ph.D., Brown University, 2010
Research interests: Food justice and environmental justice for Native American communities, specifically community-based food sovereignty projects, heirloom seed rematriation and the impact of environmental contamination on Indigenous health and food systems.
Fun fact: I enjoy beadwork, gardening, hiking and time at the beach.
Name: Rachel Brem
Discipline: Plant and microbial biology
Degrees: B.A., B.S., Brown University, 1994; Ph.D., UCSF, 2000
Research interests: I study how organisms acquire genetic changes that allow them to thrive in new environments.
Fun fact: I love to cook, hike, ski and spend time with my family.
You see it on your social media feed: Videos of police called to investigate a Black person for doing something as simple as swimming in a pool, sitting at a café, sleeping in their car or going for a morning jog.
You see it in the racial makeup of your typical American prison and in the homogenous white population of a suburban Bay Area neighborhood...Read More
The first time that Laila Espinoza crossed the U.S.-Mexico border was as a young girl with her grandmother. “I’ve always been a border crosser,” said Espinoza. “It’s who I am.”
Espinoza grew up in Ciudad Juárez, a border city in Chihuahua, Mexico...Read More