September 8, 2017

Dear Campus Community,

September 7, 2017

Dear students, faculty, and staff,

The U.S. Secretary of Education today announced the intention to move away from the current Department of Education guidelines for how colleges and universities handle sexual harassment and sexual violence cases under the federal Title IX policy. Federal officials plan to launch a formal notice and comment process in preparation for revising their approach to Title IX enforcement. 

September 5, 2017

August 30, 2017

The 2017-18 academic year marks a renewed commitment by the entire UC Berkeley community to the ongoing effort to strengthen our shared values; make our campus a safe place to study and work; and eliminate the incidence and impact of sexual violence, sexual harassment, and gender bias.

August 28, 2017

Dear campus community, 

It is with great sadness that I write to share the news that Chief Campus Counsel Christopher M. Patti was involved in a fatal accident early this Sunday while bicycling in Sonoma County. 

August 25, 2017

To the Berkeley Campus Community, 

As you may be aware, on Sunday, Aug. 27, from 1 to 5 p.m., a demonstration called “No to Marxism in America” is scheduled to take place at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park, three blocks west of campus. There also is planned demonstration activity the day prior, on Saturday, Aug. 26, in San Francisco.

August 24, 2017

Dear campus community,

As we start the Fall semester, we call your attention to the following important campus policies and guidelines concerning the academic calendar­­­, academic integrity, and accommodations for students in their academic programs.

Marc Fisher will serve as UC Berkeley’s Vice Chancellor for Administration beginning September 18th.

August 23, 2017

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, 

August 21, 2017

J. Keith Gilless will step down as dean of College of Natural Resources (CNR) and return to his full-time faculty position at the end of the 2017-18 academic year.

August 15, 2017

Dear students, faculty and staff,

The beginning of the school year is always a magical time for me – a blank sheet of paper, the first page of a novel. You feel the excitement of all the beginnings that surround you – new students embarking on their college or graduate school years, new faculty beginning their Berkeley careers. It was in my first year as a faculty member here that I fell in love with Berkeley – a love that still animates me now.

August 14, 2017

Dear campus community,

I, like so many of you, am horrified by what occurred in Virginia over the weekend. Today, I join with millions of others to condemn the reprehensible acts of the racist groups that brought violence and mayhem to Charlottesville and to the University of Virginia campus.

August 10, 2017

Professor G. Steve Martin has agreed to serve as Interim Vice Chancellor for Research

July 14, 2017

Dear campus community,

It is with decidedly mixed emotions that I write to share the news that Rich Lyons will be stepping down as dean of UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, just under a year from now, in June 2018. The search for his successor has been initiated and further information can be found here.  

July 5, 2017

Paul Alivisatos will be Berkeley’s next Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Dear campus community,

I’ve been thinking a lot about journeys as I begin my time as chancellor.  I still vividly remember the first journey I took to California—across the country by car, the first time I had been west of Philadelphia—to begin my faculty appointment here.  It was then, in those first months of teaching, that I fell in love with Berkeley—a love that still animates me now.  I hope that my history and experience with the campus will give me the knowledge and wisdom to be the chancellor that the campus needs.

June 26, 2017

Dear Campus Colleagues:

I have just completed making the budget decisions for our 2017-2018 budget. Divisions (schools, colleges, administrative units) have received their letters and we will post the decisions on line at, along with a FAQ that we hope will answer any questions.

June 22, 2017

Professor Oscar Dubón, Jr. will be Berkeley’s next Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion (VCEI).