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'Pompkin' pie and other pies from history — baked up by the Bancroft

In honor of Thanksgiving, the Bancroft Library baked three old-time pies from its cookbook collection and held a tasting

Berkeley-student-turned-BART-agent is more than a 'booth troll'

Meet William Cromartie, a BART station agent and former Cal student, who finds meaning through the simple act of greeting commuters. Cromartie, 55, spends his shifts interacting with everyone that walks by his booth at MacArthur

Growing up without free speech like 'prison for your mind'

Parham Pourdavood, a UC Berkeley transfer student, grew up in Iran. He says he'd heard about government oppression, but hadn't seen it with his own eyes; he just knew he couldn't speak his mind. It's why he's such a strong supporter of free speech today

Berkeley astronomers selected to take new space telescope for a spin

Astronomers will be first to use new James Webb Space Telescope - in two years, after launch and commissioning

Post-war designs inspire student-produced chairs

Contestants worked from one sheet of plywood in the 'Form Follows' chair design competition

Students help Berkeley elders age in place

New student group has already helped 35 Berkeley seniors, with another 40 waiting

Six UC Berkeley faculty elected AAAS fellows

Scholars honored for applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished

Pioneering new course looks at business, tech, and law surrounding blockchain

UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business in spring offers a cross-listed class in this potentially disruptive technology to business, engineering and law students

UCPD turkey giveaway brightens student-parents' holiday

Police officers and staff hand out 45 turkeys, produce boxes and $40 supermarket gift cards

Meet the inflammasome: the body's first defense against bacteria

Researchers use cryo-EM to obtain detailed picture of how immune system interacts with bacteria to alert our body to infection

Two postdocs among Forbes 30 Under 30 In Science

Berkeley alums also on '30 under 30' lists published this week by Forbes

Lego animation of 'The Play' honors Big Game week

It's Big Game week, the time when the Cal community hates all things red, burns our Peninsula rivals on social media and remembers, fondly, that famous game-winning, trombone-crushing, five-lateral, 1982 Big Game kickoff return. In

Urban Displacement Project expands, updates its Northern California maps

Urban Displacement Project expands its research into housing pressures experienced throughout Bay Area and into the Valley

Doctoral student wins Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award

Dan Hammer is the prize's first-ever honoree for his work to to make satellite imagery easier for journalists to use.

Scott Biddy, campus fundraising executive, to retire

In the words of Robert D. Haas, Biddy has been California Hall's Swiss Army knife: He performed a wide variety of important functions, and did all of them well.'

Is free speech free? In 500 words or fewer, you can win the prize

Is free speech free? If you can answer that provocative question in 500 words or fewer, you might win the annual Lili Fabilli and Eric Hoffer Essay Prize, which honors brevity alongside brilliance in writing. The

Campus speaker: Who is Antifa, anyway?

A scholar of the movement explains what he's learned.

Hewlett backs Berkeley projects for hip hop opera, 'Dreamer' composition

New works will explore the origins of the Internet and the immigrant experience, especially for those who came to America as children

School of Information offers new cybersecurity degree

Applications are being accepted for a new, online master's of information and cybersecurity program, offered in collaboration with the College of Engineering and the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity

Study: California's progressive policies don't hurt jobs, economy

The report looks at the impacts of the state's minimum wage increases, increased access to health insurance, reduction of carbon emissions and higher taxes on the wealthy.

Climate video series: Pricing carbon emissions

What is the economic cost of one more ton of carbon dioxide emissions?

Fundraiser, contests, workshops mark Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Goal set to raise $2 million for students' basic needs

Fundraiser, contests, workshops mark Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is being observed UC-wide.

California birds nesting a week earlier than they did a century ago

Earlier breeding allows birds to raise young at cooler temperatures, avoiding warming climes

UC Berkeley among top bicycle-friendly campuses

The campus earned the league's coveted Gold ranking, up from Silver, which it first won in 2013

Taruskin accepts Kyoto Prize in Japan

UC Berkeley emeritus professor of music is the first musicologist to be so honored

Japan-born linguist honored for writing the book on Nez Perce

Tribal members, scholars pay homage to humble maker of indigenous language lexicon

In 'Great Debate,' students talk policy, government and … ice cream

Conservative and liberal student groups square off in annual debate.

A cellphone-based microscope for treating river blindness

LoaScope helps spot parasitic worms swimming in a drop of blood

Puzzling new supernova may be from star producing antimatter

A star that exploded as a supernova at least twice in the past 65 years may be an unusual massive star thought to have existed only in the early universe

Trekking the PCT: A chat with alum and veteran Jet Garner

Four months in the wild challenge, inspire Marine and recent grad Jet Garner

Students in 'la diaspora' take Puerto Rico relief efforts into own hands

'A lot of us in the diaspora have realized the only way to really reach the folks who are really on the edge right now is to do it yourself,' says undergraduate Pablo Paredes

Climate video series: Bringing power to the developing world

Dan Kammen describes local solutions to clean energy, both in California and Africa

Moral injury explored in Veterans Day documentary at BAMPFA

Documentary follows two who served in Iraq on their long, healing trek from Wisconsin to California

Berkeley startup to train robots like puppets

Robotics experts train robots by guiding them through a task using virtual reality

Contest deadline near for students with 'Big Ideas' for social change

Pre-proposals for the Big Ideas innovation contest are due Nov. 15