Today at Berkeley Lab

Richmond Bay Campus is Now Berkeley Global Campus

UC Berkeley has announced a “bold” new vision for its Richmond Field Station, remaking it into a global campus and “living laboratory” in partnership with public universities, and private industries, from around the world. More>

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Julia Morgan Hall Open for Events at Botanical Garden

Julia Morgan would probably be pleased. The hall that the UC Berkeley alumna and celebrated architect designed in 1911 to host social events on campus has been painstakingly restored, and is open for business at its new home at the UC Botanical Garden. Already it has been booked for weddings and special events. More>

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Materials Trick Might Help Move Computers Beyond Silicon

Research led by materials scientist Lane Martin has found an easy way to improve the performance of ferroelectric materials for use in computer processors that would be capable of both computation and memory storage without continuous external power sources. More>

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Physicist Hitoshi Murayama Addresses UN on Science and Peace

He discussed the link between science and peace at a United Nations gathering celebrating the 60th anniversary of CERN. “The awe of the beautiful universe makes differences in cultures, languages, colors, genders, religions and ideologies simply disappear,” he said during his speech. More>

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POLARBEAR Detects Curls in the Universe’s Oldest Light

A team of physicists — led Berkeley Lab’s Adrian Lee — has measured a subtle characteristic in the polarization of the cosmic microwave background radiation that will allow them to map the large-scale structure of the universe, determine the masses of neutrinos and perhaps uncover some of the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy. More>

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Tomorrow is UC Food Day; Famers Market on Campus

As part of the University of California’s Global Food Initiative, campuses across the system are hosting event. UC Berkeley will conduct a farmers market on Dwinelle Plaza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow (Oct. 24), which as been designated “Food Day.” Go here to view a complete calendar of activities.

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New Program Offers Postdoc Fellowships to Underrepresented Minorities

The California Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate invites underrepresented minority Ph.D.s in mathematical and physical sciences, chemistry, or engineering, to apply simultaneously for postdoctoral positions at UC Berkeley, Caltech, Stanford, and UCLA. Priority is given to applications submitted by Nov. 1. More>

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Two Wellness Workshops Offered This Week

Class on “Resilience/Stress Management” takes place tomorrow (Oct. 14) at noon in Perseverance Hall. The second class, on Thursday, Oct. 16, at noon in Building 2-100B, covers “Getting Sleep: Misconceptions and Facts.” Both workshops are free.

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Campus Hosts ‘Big Ideas” Student Competition

Big Ideas@Berkeley is an annual contest aimed at providing funding, support, and encouragement to interdisciplinary teams of students who have “big ideas” in areas such as energy, data, health, food, and information technology. Pre-proposals are due Nov. 13. More>

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Jay Keasling to Give Keynote at Campus Synthetic Biology Conference

The gathering, sponsored by the University of Copenhagen, takes place Nov. 10-12 and focuses on “Optimal Production of High-Value Compounds.” In addition to Keasling, JBEI’s Dominique Loque will also speak at the event. More>

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