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Chancellor’s statement on UC tuition plan

November 20, 2014:

Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks voiced his support for a new tuition plan, calling it “a necessary response to the massive state disinvestment in the University of California.”

Science for peace and development today and tomorrow

October 23, 2014:

Speech given by Hitoshi Murayama on Oct. 20, 2014, at the UN in New York. The occasion was a celebration of the 60th anniversary of CERN.

Chancellor’s Remarks – New Student Convocation, August 25th, 2014

September 8, 2014:

Remarks delivered by Chancellor Nicholas Dirks at the New Student Convocation on August 25th, 2014.

Task Force on Athletics and Academics

January 16, 2014:

  Chancellor’s Task Force on Academics and Athletics, 2014 Mark Brilliant – associate professor of history and American studies Brandi Wilkens Catanese — associate professor of theater, dance and performance studies/African American studies. Co-chair of Academic Senate Committee, Student Diversity and Academic Development Margaret Conkey — Class of 1960 Professor Emerita of Anthropology, task force chair Joseph Crenshaw — Cal […]

CalMessage from Chancellor Dirks

January 13, 2014:

The chancellor writes that “after a comprehensive national search and careful consideration of extraordinarily qualified candidates, the members of the committee and I share a conviction that Claude Steele not only meets but exceeds the hopes and expectations we brought” to the search for a new executive vice chancellor and provost.

What other campus leaders are saying

January 13, 2014:

Reactions to the announcement of Claude Steele as Berkeley’s new provost-designate.

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Test post accessible video embed January 9, 2014:

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Academics, athletics, ‘unconventional thinking’

December 11, 2013:

Greetings. As the semester comes to an end, with finals about to begin and the holidays coming soon, I’d like to share a few thoughts and reflections. I’ve now been your chancellor for six months. This has been one of the most rewarding and thrilling periods of my life. I could not have asked for a more genuine and enthusiastic […]


Melani-Juicebox-trial November 7, 2013:


Protected: How common are habitable planets?

How common are habitable planets? October 31, 2013:

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Nicholas Dirks: ‘We are all in this together’

June 4, 2013:

BERKELEY — Greetings. I’m Nick Dirks, UC Berkeley’s new chancellor and member of the faculty in the departments of history and anthropology.  I’m thrilled finally to be here, settling into this beautiful community and campus. And I am deeply honored to take on this role at UC Berkeley, not just one of the finest universities in the world, but an […]

UC Berkeley a pioneer in citizen science

UC Berkeley a pioneer in citizen science May 22, 2013:

Calbug is just the latest example of UC Berkeley putting a call out to the masses for help with large-scale science projects.

Researchers find privacy vulnerability in T-Mobile smartphones

Researchers find privacy vulnerability in T-Mobile smartphones March 19, 2013:

A security flaw discovered by two graduate students at UC Berkeley would allow attackers to eavesdrop on and even modify calls and text messages sent via T-Mobile’s “Wi-Fi Calling” feature. T-Mobile reports that as of March 18, all affected customers have received the security update fixing this vulnerability, which the students discovered during a computer security course.

Plagiarism investigation exonerates Terrence Deacon

January 30, 2013: