13 August 2014
Berkeley Faculty Offer Trainings on Critical Environmental Content
Climate Change Course Launches New Professional Education Program
By Ann Brody Guy | August 12, 2014
BERKELEY — With the environmental, social, and economic impacts of climate change at the forefront of the global dialogue, UC Berkeley is launching professional education programs for the public on these time-critical topics, starting with The Economic Impact of Climate and Energy Policy on Public and Private Sectors, a three-day certificate course now open for enrollment.
Posted by Ann Guy at 1:56
06 August 2014
Report checks health claims of popular sports, vitamin drinks
By Sarah Yang | UC Berkeley Media Relations
BERKELEY — A new report by UC Berkeley researchers questions the health claims of popular energy, sports, tea and fruit drinks on the market.
In a report released today (Wednesday, Aug. 6), the authors evaluated 21 popular drinks with health claims — from immune boosters to energy enhancers — on their labels and in their marketing materials.
Posted by Ann Guy at 2:35
24 July 2014
Global wildlife decline driving slave labor and organized crime
By Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley Media Relations
Berkeley — Global decline of wildlife populations is driving increases in violent conflicts, organized crime and child labor around the world, according to a policy paper led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. The authors call for biologists to join forces with experts such as economists, political scientists, criminologists, public health officials and international development specialists to collectively tackle a complex challenge.
The paper, to be published Thursday, July 24, in the journal Science, highlights how losses of food and employment from wildlife decline cause increases in human trafficking and other crime, as well as foster political instability.
Posted by Ann Guy at 1:00
01 July 2014
Berkeley a big part of new UC initiative on global food needs
By the UC Berkeley Public Affairs team
The University of California is launching an initiative to marshal resources across the UC campuses — including Berkeley’s 90 courses, 150 faculty and staff and multiple institutes and centers devoted to the study of agriculture and food — to address global challenges related to food.
Posted by Ann Guy at 2:43
30 June 2014
GSI's Honor Huntsinger with Mentorship Award
Photos: Peg Skorpinski
The UC Berkeley Graduate Division's Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of GSIs was presented to Lynn Huntsinger, a professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, for providing GSIs with guidance and mentorship in teaching.
Posted by Ann Guy at 0:11