News

September 3, 2015

Today we are announcing the UC Berkeley African American Initiative, a comprehensive effort to address the underrepresentation of African American students, faculty, and staff at our university, and improve the climate for those who are here now and all who will join our community in the future.

July 28, 2015

We're delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Nailah Nasir as Berkeley’s next Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion.  Professor Nasir will begin her term as Vice Chancellor effective November 1, 2015.  Vice Chancellor Gibor Basri has agreed to continue serving until then, for which we are grateful.

June 12, 2015

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of UC Berkeley’s next University Librarian (UL), Professor Jeffrey MacKie-Mason. Professor MacKie-Mason comes to us from the University of Michigan, where he currently serves as the Dean of the School of Information and holds joint faculty positions as Professor of Information and Computer Science, Professor of Economics, and Professor of Public Policy.

May 8, 2015

I am delighted to announce that Mike Williams has accepted my offer and will be Berkeley’s next Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. Since becoming the Interim Director last June, Mike has, at every turn, demonstrated the full complement of professional skills, personal attributes and deeply held values that are the recipe for success and accomplishment in one of the most challenging positions on this campus. 

April 23, 2015

At the end of the Spring 2016 Semester, Wheeler Hall will be emptied and closed for a comprehensive building systems renewal project. The building will be closed from mid-May 2016 to mid-June 2017, which includes the entire Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Semesters. This project, funded by a partnership between campus capital renewal program and the Office of the President general fund financing program, will renew all building systems (mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and elevators), as well as the windows and roof systems.

April 16, 2015

We are thrilled to announce the creation of a new faculty leadership position, the Associate Vice Chancellor of Arts and Design, and equally delighted to inform you that Professor Shannon Jackson has agreed to take on this role.  As the current Director of the Arts Research Center, and the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Professor of Rhetoric and of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, Shannon is uniquely qualified and positioned to develop and advance our aspirations in the realm of the Arts and Design.

March 18, 2015

We are delighted to announce that GEORGE BRESLAUER has agreed to be recalled to serve as the first UC Berkeley Faculty Director of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. Professor Breslauer, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Emeritus, is being recalled to serve as a bridge to lead in the transition of the Downtown Magnes from its current association with the Bancroft Library to become part of the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

January 13, 2015

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November 24, 2014

It is with great pleasure that we announce Professor Emerita Carol T. Christ as the director of the Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE).  Director Christ’s appointment will begin on January 1, 2015.  Carol Christ brings to this position her comprehensive leadership experience, deep knowledge of the Berkeley campus, and a forward-looking perspective for the Center.

November 20, 2014

I am pleased to announce that, following a campus-wide search, Professor Fiona Doyle has accepted appointment to the position of Dean of the Graduate Division.  Fiona will begin her new role on January 1, 2015.  She brings an abundance of campus leadership experience to this position, as well as extensive administrative experience in her many roles at the College of Engineering.  As the Chancellor and I believe that the importance of fundraising will only grow, she will also bring strengths in this crucial area, building on the excellent work of her predecessors in the Graduate Division.

September 26, 2014

With today’s release of the report and recommendations compiled by my TaskForce on Academics and Athletics, the University of California, Berkeley, is re-affirming the important role of our intercollegiate student-athletes, coaches, and staff in the life of this great university.

January 27, 2014

October 30, 2013

The University of California, Berkeley is recruiting the first Faculty Director to lead the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

October 29, 2013

I am writing to invite nominations and applications for the position of Dean, Berkeley Law.

August 29, 2013

I am happy to share with the campus community the recommendations of the working group on return of 10% of indirect cost recovery (ICR); the possibility of this program arose with the design of the funding model for Shared Services. Here you will also find the follow-up recommendations of the same working group regarding annual allocations to individual faculty members.

June 7, 2013

Office of the Chancellor

Updates on the search to replace Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer, who is retiring at the end of 2013.

May 6, 2013

April 4, 2013

November 6, 2012

The Commission on the Future of the UC Berkeley Library has been charged by Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer and Academic Senate Chair Christina Maslach with studying the current state of the University Library and envisioning its future.  The Commission plans to undertake a wide-ranging inquiry, including hearings with stakeholders and an academic symposium with national library leaders. 

September 13, 2012