Institutional responses to allegations of sexual harassment are often unsatisfying for harassment victims. A recent case suggests that scientific communities may do a better job than universities at recognizing the victims interests as intertwined with the community’s.
Over the course of nine years (2001-2010), Dr. Geoff Marcy is said to have harassed four women with inappropriate groping, kissing, and massaging. Shudder.
This article first appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. In November, GGSC is hosting a summit on Mindfulness and Well-Being at Work; find out more here. What would you rather...Show More Summary
This article first appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. In November, GGSC is hosting a summit on Mindfulness and Well-Being at Work; find out more here. Parents: Do you want...Show More Summary
To the editor: As UC Berkeley is studying the importance, efficacy and impact of letters of reference from a teacher and a mentor on undergraduate admissions, I come down firmly on a “no!” (“Cal asking for letters of reference,” Oct. 4)Some potential problems: Not all teachers/mentors will want...
The middle class doesn’t want charter schools—they don’t need them. The demand is in the city. - UC Berkeley's Bruce Fuller in The Atlantic on the lack of suburban charters (Why There’s Little Demand for Charter Schools in the Subur...
This article first appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. In November, GGSC is hosting a summit on Mindfulness and Well-Being at Work; find out more here. One of the best ways to increase our own happiness is to do things that make other people happy. Show More Summary
In a significant break from tradition, UC Berkeley will ask some freshman applicants to submit letters of recommendation from teachers and mentors this fall. And the UC system is studying whether all of its nine undergraduate campuses should do the same in future years as another way to choose...
It took nature millions of years to figure out how to turn sunlight into chemical energy that plants can store for a cloudy day. It took UC Berkeley chemist Peidong Yang about 10 years to accomplish a similar feat with the help of semiconducting nanowires and bacteria. That's one of the reasons...
Kaija Saariaho is in residence at UC Berkeley this semester, and there will be quite a few performances and discussions of her music. Here's a press release from UCB, plus an addition by me, as they omitted the October 14 Berkeley Symphony program. Show More Summary
Federal authorities are investigating allegations that a UC Berkeley custodial contractor underpaid workers who cleaned up after Golden Bears football games and other sporting events, denying them overtime pay for weeks that stretched to 80 or 90 hours. The probe of Performance First Building Services,...
Classes start at the brand new Philanthropy University this week. A free online classroom for social entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders, and in general, do gooders. If getting an MBA in social enterprise is expensive, here is an alternative. And you don’t have to drop a penny. UC Berkeley’s Haas Business School and Novo [...]
Where in the world is David "Gordo" Gordon? Actor Adam Lamberg, who famously played Gordo on the popular Disney show "Lizzie McGuire," has managed to stay out of the spotlight for a few years. Lamberg, who graduated from UC Berkeley and...Show More Summary
A former UC Berkeley employee has been arrested on suspicion of hiding a camera inside a locker room bathroom and filming more than 100 women, police said Friday.
I had my kids young. My husband and I were seniors in college when we had our first one. She just graduated from UC Irvine this past June and our middle child is in her third year at UC Berkeley. Some of our friends' children are just now leaving for college. Show More Summary
Researchers at UC Berkeley are a step closer to the fabled invisibility cloak we’ve all been waiting for. The new study published in the journal Science details a new super-thin metamaterial that scatters […]
Live from Evans Hall: Jeremie Cohen-Setton: [The Trilemma in a Currency Union: Evidence from the U.S. Experience with Non-Uniform Rates](http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/econ.html?event_ID=91964&date=2015-09-21): "Seminar 211, Economic History | September 21 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall..."
Scientists at UC Berkeley have developed a foldable, incredibly thin invisibility cloak that can wrap around microscopic objects of any shape and make them undetectable in the visible spectrum. In its current form, the technology could...Show More Summary
Still thinking about auxiliary readings for next semester... Can I afford to assign a third auxiliary reading book? And, if I can, which of these should it be?: Partha Dasgupta (2007): _Economics: A Very Short Introduction_ [http://amzn.to/1iojyew]...Show More Summary