UC Berkeley researchers are rising to meet the complex challenges of COVID-19 by addressing immediate health care and engineering challenges and considering the broad societal, economic and ethical implications. They apply their interdisciplinary expertise in the hopes of ensuring an equitable recovery and offering solutions that can be scaled to benefit the world. Selected highlights of the ongoing work and perspectives are included below. Many efforts have been featured in the media, review selected coverage here. The university has also launched a new online video series, “Berkeley Conversations: COVID-19”, to connect our leading experts with the public they serve, and each other.