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Forever Valentine: Study shows marriage gets better in old age with video

Forever Valentine: Study shows marriage gets better in old age February 11, 2014:

Love, marriage, kids — and then what? UC Berkeley psychologist Robert Levenson looks back on his longitudinal study of 156 middle-aged and older couples in the San Francisco Bay Area who survived the slings and arrows of early wedlock.

UC president: Donate to cancer research at tax time with video

UC president: Donate to cancer research at tax time February 7, 2014:

UC President Janet Napolitano, in a Feb. 7 letter, encouraged UC faculty, staff and students to make a donation to two UC cancer-research programs when preparing their state tax return.

Science magazine calls Berkeley discoveries top breakthroughs of 2013

Science magazine calls Berkeley discoveries top breakthroughs of 2013 January 8, 2014:

Science magazine’s Breakthrough of the Year for 2013 – cancer immunotherapy – emerged from work conducted at UC Berkeley in the 1990s by James Allison, while a 2012 UC Berkeley discovery by Jennifer Doudna was named one of nine runners-up for the annual honor.

Robert Levenson: Marriage detective

Robert Levenson: Marriage detective December 3, 2013:

For more than two decades, UC Berkeley psychologist Robert Levenson has been tracking the marriages of more than 150 middle-aged and older couples, looking into everything from marital conflict to whether there’s a happy marriage gene. Levenson discusses his findings with Larissa Branin of UCOP’s “Science Today” radio show.