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Kadijah Means accepts her award from Carmen Plaza de Jennings, Princeton Alum class of 1975.

BHS Student Wins Princeton Prize for Promoting Race Relations

Berkeley High School Senior Kadijah Diani Means has been working hard during her high school career to bring racial equity to the world – and the world is watching. <
Elñora T. Webb, Ph.D.

Peralta Colleges Announces Finalists for Chancellor

The Governing Board of the Peralta Community College District has announced the selection of four finalists for the position of Chancellor of the four-college district: Jeremy D. Brown, Ph.D., Andrew C. Jones, Ed.D., Jowel C. [...]
Cast and crew of "Lord Why Can't I Do Right?" with playwright Richard Torrence.

Richard Torrence’s “Lord Why Can’t I Do Right?” Returns to Bay Area

Richard Torrence’s inspirational musical stage play, “Lord Why Can’t I Do Right?” is returning to the Bay Area with two shows at the Black Repertory Theatre in Berkeley, May 29 and 30. In association with [...]
A thinned eucalyptus stand.

Park District Board Receives Federal Grant for Fire Prevention

The East Bay Regional Park District took a major step forward this week in its long-term public safety efforts to reduce fire hazards in the East Bay Hills by accepting $4.65 million in federal grants [...]
Congresswoman Barbara Lee speaks with seniors at the West Oakland Senior Center. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee “Fighting the Good Fight”

Congresswoman Barbara Lee met this week with seniors at the West Oakland Senior Center in Oakland to hear their concerns and share with them the work that she is doing on Capitol Hill to protect [...]
UC Berkeley top graduating senior Radhika Kannan.

UC Berkeley’s Top Graduating Senior Soars Despite Tragic Loss

By Yasmin Anwar, UC Berkeley News The Earth could use a tough litigator like Radhika Kannan, who was just named UC Berkeley’s top graduating senior. She dazzles whether she’s defending the environment or performing a [...]
The National Academy of Sciences elected five UC Berkeley faculty members to its ranks on April 28. The new members (L to R) are Martin Head-Gordon of chemistry, Jitendra Malik of electrical engineering and computer sciences, Daniel Neumark of chemistry, and Eva Nogales and Jeremy Thorner of molecular and cell biology. Nogales and Thorner photos by Mark Joseph Hanson.

Five Berkeley Scientists Named to National Academy

By Robert Sanders, UC Berkeley The National Academy of Sciences, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious scientific organization, has elected five UC Berkeley faculty members to its ranks, raising the number of members on campus [...]
Artist rendering of the new Bayer HealthCare facility in Berkeley. Photo: Bayer HealthCare.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Applauds Bayer HealthCare’s $100M Investment in Berkeley

Bayer HealthCare is investing $100 million to build a product testing facility at its Berkeley manufacturing site that will support research and emerging generations of treatments for Hemophilia A, a hereditary bleeding disorder.