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Each year, the Berkeley campus receives well over one-half billion dollars in research support from external sources.


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Latest Research News

October 14, 2020

Is English the lingua franca of science? Not for everyone.

English has become the de facto language of science: International conferences are held in English, the world’s top scientific journals are in English and academics in non-English speaking countries get promoted based on their publications in English language journals. Even scientific jargon is in English — most non-English speakers use English terms and don’t bother inventing equivalent words in their native languages.
October 9, 2020

Race, the power of an Illusion: The house we live in

Generations of racism shaped the structures of the United States, working into the very DNA of our institutions and culture. Simply reforming the structures won’t do, a panel of experts said Friday, Oct. 9 at a UC Berkeley event. Instead, the experts urged, we must work to build a more just world. 

In the Media

October 8, 2020
Last week the ride-hailing app Uber served users with a pop-up threatening that if voters failed to pass Proposition 22 on the Nov. 3 ballot, wait times and prices would ratchet up, and drivers would lose their livelihoods. To move forward with…
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October 8, 2020
UC Berkeley biochemist Jennifer Doudna won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for her work helping to develop a genome-editing tool, a breakthrough in biomedicine. Working with colleague Emmanuelle Charpentier, of the Max Planck Institute…
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October 7, 2020
Not so long ago, scientists couldn't say with much confidence that black holes existed, nor did they know that a giant one sits at the center of our own galaxy. Yesterday, the Nobel Committee recognized decades of black-hole research by awarding its…