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In a diverse global chemical society, we continuously reflect on the impact of infusing the components of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) for the College of Chemistry community. As a College we strive to promote transparency and ensure accountability for the entire College community. All members of the College community share in cultivating, sustaining, and continuously developing an environment in which equity is intentionally sought and inclusiveness is practiced. Listed below are news and/or programs related to DEIB at the college.

The journey here: Alumna Chun (Tracy) Liu's passion for art

December 2, 2022

Alumna Tracy Liu

Photo: Evan Krape/University of Delaware

In a new article out from Princeton Alumni Weekly , Chun (Tracy) Liu (B.S. Chem '10) didn’t have one set dream as a...

PDP student research becomes white papers for Givaudan

October 31, 2022

Fruit processing

Berries being processed for the marketplace. (photo Adobe Stock)

The Product Development Program (PDP) at UC Berkeley is a master’s level – non-traditional degree program. The program focuses on using real-world product development practices such as those practiced with pharmaceuticals,...

Professor Ting Xu honored at Falling Walls Science Summit

November 14, 2022

Ting Xu lectures at 2022 Falling Walls event in Berlin, Germany

Professor Ting Xu was honored at the Falling Walls Science Summit on November 9th. Prof. Xu discussed her reearch in a talk entitled: 'Breaking the Wall to Programmable Plastic Degradation through Enzymes'. She outlined the crisis of plastic pollution and what she and her research...

Alumna Danna Freedman awarded MacArthur Fellowship

November 7, 2022

Alumna Danna Freedman, Professor MIT (Ph.D. '09, Chem with Professor Jeffrey Long)

Alumna Danna Freedman, Professor MIT (Ph.D. '09, Chem with Professor Jeffrey Long) Photo courtesy of the MacArthur Foundation.

Danna Freedman, the F.G. Keyes Professor of Chemistry at MIT, has...

Chemistry Nobelist Carolyn Bertozzi’s years at UC Berkeley

October 5, 2022

Carolyn Bertozzi

Carolyn Bertozzi as a young professor at UC Berkeley. (Photo: courtesy of College of Chemistry)

Carolyn Bertozzi, a professor at Stanford University who today shared the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, spent her formative and most creative years at UC Berkeley.

After graduating from Harvard University in 1988, she earned her Ph.D. in chemistry...

Print, recycle, repeat: Scientists demonstrate a biodegradable printed circuit

September 1, 2022

A Berkeley Lab-led research team has developed a fully recyclable and biodegradable printed circuit. The research could divert wearable devices and other flexible electronics from landfill, and mitigate the health and environmental hazards posed by heavy metal waste. (Credit: Marilyn Sargent/Berkeley Lab)

According to the United Nations, less than a quarter of all U.S. electronic waste gets recycled. In 2021 alone, global e-waste surged at 57.4 million tons, and only 17.4% of that was...

David Schaffer: Research that takes risks must be supported

August 22, 2022

David Schaffer - UC Berkeley

Bakar Fellows Program Director and UC Berkeley professor David Schaffer reflects on the reasons why he sees Berkeley as a leader in world-changing research, innovation and entrepreneurship. (UC Berkeley photo by Mark Joseph Hanson)

The Berkeley Changemaker is a Berkeley News series highlighting innovative members of the...

Willam Lester discusses milestones in his science career

August 17, 2022

William Lester

Professor Emeritus Wiliam Lester gives a pesentation during his career with IBM. Photo courtesy William Lester.

In a new piece authored by Professor Emeritus William Lester for the Journal of Physical Chemistry A, he provides insight into his career in physical chemistry in the...

Scientists find trigger that sets off metastasis in pancreatic cancer

July 5, 2022

Illustration of Healthy pancreas (left) and metastatic tumors on the liver (right)

Scientists have found that cancers in the pancreas (left) readily metastasize because these tumors suppress levels of an enzyme, MSRA, that pulls oxygen atoms off amino acids called methionine. As MSRA levels decrease, methionines on...

Professor Michelle Chang awarded 2022 Centenary Prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry

June 16, 2022

Michelle Chang, RSC award announcement

The College is delighted to announce that Michelle Chang, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UC Berkeley, has been named the...