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
23 June 2014
Study sheds light on how plants "put the brakes" on growth
By Karyn Houston, Department of Plant & Microbial Biology
A team of researchers led by the Quail Lab at UC Berkeley has zeroed in on the important process of “attenuation,” the way cells guard against potentially harmful overreactions to the external cues that enable them to adapt to prevailing conditions.
Posted by Ann Guy at 6:35
20 May 2014
California sees big drop in wintertime fog needed by fruit and nut trees
By Sarah Yang
California's winter tule fog - hated by drivers, but needed by fruit and nut trees - has declined dramatically over the past three decades, raising a red flag for the state's multibillion dollar agricultural industry, according to researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.
Posted by Ann Guy at 1:52
15 May 2014
Top graduating senior makes a splash in water policy
By Yasmin Anwar
Rebecca Peters’ IQ score measured so low in fourth grade that her school did not deem her to be college material. Her parents didn’t buy it, and neither did she. Her great-grandmother, grandmother and mother had all attended the University of California, Berkeley.
Posted by Ann Guy at 7:39