Berkeley prof on ‘Becoming Richard Pryor’

Berkeley prof on ‘Becoming Richard Pryor’ with video

Scott Saul’s biography and website are shedding new light on the late comic and actor.

Black staff, faculty stage silent protest at Sproul

Black staff, faculty stage silent action at Sproul

Black staff and faculty at Berkeley led a silent protest in front of Sproul Hall on Monday, in solidarity with the nationwide #BlackLivesMatter movement. More than 100 stood in a driving rain to silently voice their support for the growing movement.

Study reveals resilience of Roman architectural concrete

Study reveals resilience of Roman architectural concrete

An international research team studying the mortar used to build such Roman architectural marvels as the Pantheon, Trajan’s Markets and the Colosseum has found a secret to the material’s resilience. Led by scientists at UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab, the team found that as the mortar cures, it forms a crystalline binding hydrate that prevents microcracks from propagating.