News

January 22, 2018

Between February and April 16, 2018, we are rolling out the two-step verification requirement for faculty and staff accounts using a cohort enrollment model.

January 20, 2018

We write to you today deeply concerned about recent reports of raids being planned by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency to arrest undocumented individuals in Northern California. We know that this is causing a great deal of anxiety among people in our campus community who may be affected by these actions.

January 18, 2018

The terms of the Major Events policy that governs planning for and presentation of Major Events sponsored by Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) and other non-departmental users have been finalized.

January 17, 2018

The campus Free Speech Commission will be holding its first public hearing on Friday, January 19 from 10:30 am to 12 noon in the ASUC Senate Chambers (fifth floor of Eshleman Hall). The Commission invites faculty, staff, and students to share their experiences of free speech-related events last September and their thoughts about how best to minimize the impact of future events without compromising free speech or public safety.

December 13, 2017

Lisa García Bedolla, Chancellor’s Professor in the Graduate School of Education, and C. Greig Crysler, Professor of Architecture, have been presented the Chancellor's Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence and Equity (CAAIEE)

December 12, 2017

A holiday message from Chancellor Carol Christ

December 6, 2017

Right now, Congress is considering tax reform proposals that would harm the financial security of students and their families, and threaten the research, education, health care, and public service missions of universities. Numerous provisions would make higher education more expensive and less accessible, with considerable negative financial impact on the University of California and our students, faculty, staff and retirees. 

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) proposes changes to the U.S. Tax Code that would have devastating impacts on students. These changes include:

Professor Randy Howard Katz will be Berkeley’s next vice chancellor for research, effective January 1, 2018.

December 4, 2017

Update on VCA/VCF Portfolio and Department Assignment

November 16, 2017

As we approach the yearly rituals of the season—the Big Game and the holidays—we have an opportunity to reflect on the fall semester.

October 13, 2017

UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering, Shankar Sastry has decided to step down and return full-time to his faculty position at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year.

October 10, 2017

The smoke in the air here in Berkeley offers a hint of the tragedy unfolding just north of us. As you know, wildfires continue to burn, and the destruction has been extensive, affecting many on this campus. Friends and family members have been displaced, schools and colleges are closed, and homes and businesses have been lost.

October 4, 2017

Like many of you, I am struggling to process the tragedy that unfolded Sunday evening in Las Vegas. The immense loss of life, the hundreds of injuries, the panic on the ground brought to life in video and audio recordings, the renewed acrimony about gun control, and the search for answers all weigh heavily. I extend my deepest condolences to those who may be connected to the victims of this terrible event.

October 3, 2017

I am writing to announce the appointment of UC Berkeley Associate Campus Counsel David M. Robinson as Interim Chief Campus Counsel, effective immediately. David will take over the position left vacant when former counsel Chris Patti was tragically killed in a bicycle accident in August. David will serve in the role until the search for a permanent replacement can be completed later this academic year. During the interim period, Associate Campus Counsels Therese Leone and Julie Conner will assume additional responsibilities to ensure that the campus has adequate legal support during this transition period.

September 28, 2017

In demonstrating our firm commitment to the free speech protections of the First Amendment, this week we have seen speakers come to campus who brought with them ideas that run counter to our Principles of Community and to our belief in the fundamental value of every individual in our institution.

September 25, 2017

Fostering and sustaining a supportive, respectful and welcoming campus underlies the Chancellor’s priority to build community as well as much of the work of the Division of Equity & Inclusion. We are therefore deeply concerned that in recent weeks some members of our campus community and others external to it have been personally targeted through displays of hate, bigotry, and ignorance, resulting in a divisive and hostile climate.

September 24, 2017

Today’s events on campus were relatively peaceful, and the crowd that began gathering around 10 a.m. had dispersed by early afternoon. Milo Yiannopoulos made a brief appearance at noon and left shortly thereafter. We have been told he will not be returning to campus this week.

Upper Sproul Plaza will be fully reopened by Monday morning and police barricades will be removed early in the week.

September 23, 2017

The student organization Berkeley Patriot has indicated through its outside legal counsel that they have canceled all events due to take place from Sept. 24-27.
Milo Yiannopoulos has indicated his plans to speak on Sproul Plaza at noon on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. UCPD is putting measures in place to ensure the safety of the campus community. Now that the Berkeley Patriot student organization has canceled its plans for events Sunday through Wednesday (9/24-27), Yiannopoulos has NOT been invited by a registered student organization or anyone else representing UC Berkeley.

September 21, 2017

I am deeply distressed to learn of some hateful messaging that has appeared on campus recently that targets specific student populations, groups of faculty and administrators. I condemn these cowardly acts in the strongest possible terms. Our police department is investigating whether they constitute hate crimes and we will do all we can to support those affected. Please visit our Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination or UCPD if you have information about recent incidents or would like to make a complaint.