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June 11, 2018


Mars Mariner mural installed in Pimentel HallA spectacular new mural was installed this week in the lobby of Pimentel Hall at UC Berkeley’s College of Chemistry. Celebrating the College’s involvement in NASA’s Mars 6 and Mars 7 Mariner missions, the mural sits across from a copy of the infrared spectrometer that was installed in each of the two satellites.

June 9, 2018

Source: Chemical & Engineering News


New research on copper could lead to better understanding of role in sleep.New research on copper could lead to better understanding of role in sleep.

June 8, 2018

Berkeley News


Markus Kalmutzki, Farhad Fathieh and Eugene Kapustin set up the water harvester. (Stephen McNally photo)A UC Berkeley team headed by Omar Yaghi plopped their newest prototype water harvester into the backyard of a tract home in Arizona and started sucking water out of the air without any power other than sunlight.

June 2, 2018

SF Gate


peregrin falcon chicksUC Berkeley bird lovers, being a class act, decided the names of three peregrine falcon chicks that have taken up residence in a nest atop the landmark Campanile bell tower should be, well, dignified. Meet Berkelium, Californium and Lawrencium. Read more at SFGATE.

May 21, 2018


Promising research that could lead to new strategies in NMR and MRI technologyA team of UC Berkeley researchers has announced promising research could lead to new strategies in NMR and MRI technologies using diamonds and lasers.

May 18, 2018

Carroll County Times


Adrian Davey. Photo Algerina Perna Balitmore SunThe Meyerhoff Scholars Program at UMBC has graduated more than 1,100 mostly African-American students in science and engineering. (Photo by Algerina Perna, Balitmore Sun)

Berkeley Lab


Pines Team utilizes powdered diamonds in MRI and NMR machinesTeam led by Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley researchers exploits tiny defects in diamonds to pave the way for enhanced biological imaging and drug studies.

May 17, 2018

Berkeley News


C. Judson King and Richard AtkinsonTwo longtime leaders of the University of California — C. Judson King and Richard C. Atkinson — have won the 2018 Clark Kerr Award, in recognition of their service and achievements as distinguished educators.

May 11, 2018


Professors Dean Toste and Birgitta Whaley elected to the Academy of Arts and SciencesProfessors Dean Toste and Birgitta Whaley have been elected this year to the prestigious Academy of Arts and Sciences , which honors exceptional scholars, leaders, artists and innovators.

May 10, 2018

MIT Technology Review

Jay Kealsling. Photo by Christie Hemm Klok, courtesy of MIT Technology Review.A decade of investment in advanced biofuels led nowhere, but Jay Keasling remains undaunted.

May 8, 2018


Chemistry faculty named winners of the 2018 Royal Society of Chemistry Awards Chemistry faculty named winners of the 2018 Royal Society of Chemistry Awards.

May 7, 2018

Berkeley News


Freja Ekman in the labScientifically gifted, agile and charmingly quirky, Freja Ekman knows firsthand how it feels to win the genetic lottery. But UC Berkeley’s top graduating senior is also painfully aware of how a single gene mutation can drastically alter the trajectory of one’s life.

May 3, 2018

Techwarf/Engadget

Omar YaghiA newly developed sorbent-based alternative has recently shown that it can harvest atmospheric moisture even when the relative humidity drops to around 10 percent.

Chemical & Engineering News

A new thorium-aluminum complex discovered A new thorium-aluminum complex is the first in which an actinide element donates electrons when bonding with a metal.

May 1, 2018

Berkeley News

Kristie BoeringThe National Academy of Sciences has named five new members from UC Berkeley -- Yang Dan, Ehud Isacoff, Umesh Vazirani, Kristie Boering (chemistry) and Michael Manga.

April 30, 2018

Michael Marletta to receive honorary degreeProfessor of Chemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology, Michael Marletta, will receive an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Fredonia.

April 29, 2018

Mammoth Biosciences company announcedThe world is getting closer to using Crispr to detect a disease quickly, accurately, and cheaply thanks to a new company co-launched by Jennifer Doudna.

April 23, 2018

April 21, 2018

Night shot of the earthCelebrate earth week by getting involved. Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC) and Environmental & Sustainability Student Organizations have developed lots of ways to get involved. View the schedule here.