News

January 31, 2019

This year the Ramadan holiday falls during the spring 2019 final exam period (Monday, May 13-Friday, May 17). We would like to inform you of the Academic Senate policies that outline the responsibilities of both faculty and students with respect to course conflicts and accommodations of all types.

January 23, 2019

On Monday, January 28th, search consultants from Witt/Kieffer will be holding meetings with members of the campus community to gather feedback about the position of Associate Provost of Data Science and Information and Dean of the School of Information.

December 11, 2018

In the next ten years, Berkeley will - even more than it does today - push the boundaries of knowledge, challenge convention, and expand opportunity to create the leaders of tomorrow. To do this, we will invest heavily in the student experience, make new commitments within Berkeley’s research and academic spheres, and strive to make our institution a more welcoming and supportive place for people of all backgrounds.

December 6, 2018

Announcing the launch of the first wave of new, accelerated efforts to advance and expand diversity on campus, in its broadest sense and in every form.

November 1, 2018

Today we announce the creation of a new interdisciplinary division which we are provisionally referring to as the Division of Data Science and Information. This new division will be the centerpiece of a novel, dynamic, and adaptable organizational structure that will enable Berkeley faculty and students to work together across boundaries to better explore the foundations, applications, and implications of data science, information, and computation, in a way that serves the interests of the public, the campus, and its academic community through a new teaching and discovery environment.

October 29, 2018

Next Tuesday, November 6, people across the country will go to the polls to exercise their right to vote in the midterm elections.

October 19, 2018

The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) has notified UC of its intent to strike. The strike is scheduled to begin at 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 23, and end at 3:59 a.m. on Friday, October 26. We also expect the University Professional & Technical Employees (UPTE) employees to hold a sympathy strike. We offer the following information to help you plan:

September 17, 2018

After serving in senior administrative roles within the College of Letters and Science (L&S) for a decade, Carla Hesse will return to her full-time faculty position after the completion of her terms next summer.

September 12, 2018

Jennifer Wolch, the first woman to serve as dean of Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design (CED), has decided to step down next summer at the end of her second term.

September 10, 2018

Update the campus community on our response to last year’s Free Speech Commission report and recommendations.
AnnaLee (Anno) Saxenian, who has served as dean of UC Berkeley’s School of Information for nearly a decade and a half, has decided to step down and return to her full-time faculty position next summer after the conclusion of her third term.

August 27, 2018

Vice Provost of Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division Fiona Doyle has decided to retire next summer after a remarkable 36 years as a Berkeley faculty member and administrator.

August 23, 2018

Ann E. Harrison will be the next dean of the Haas School of Business.

August 20, 2018

Introducing two new campus policies – the Policy on Philanthropic Gift Fund Minima and the Policy on Payout Distribution from Endowed Chairs and Professorships.

August 16, 2018

After seven years at the helm of Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare, Jeff Edleson has made a decision to step down as dean.

August 14, 2018

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.

July 11, 2018

Stephen Sutton will be Berkeley’s next Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (VCSA)

June 28, 2018

Laura D’Andrea Tyson has agreed to serve as the Interim Dean of the Haas School of Business effective July 1, 2018

June 27, 2018

Information about positive developments regarding the state budget and philanthropy – two areas where faculty, students, staff and alumni have joined forces to build support for Berkeley.

June 19, 2018

Professor Tsu-Jae King Liu, has been named the next dean of the College of Engineering (CoE)