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Air conditioning in a changing climate: a growing rich-poor divide


On a scorching summer day in India, a man sought relief in the waters of a public fountain. New research from the Climate Impact Lab, co-authored at UC Berkeley, says that as temperatures rise, emerging countries such as India will experience dramatic increases in demand for air conditioning — and for electricity. (AP photo by Rajesh Kumar Singh) As the earth’s climate warms, residents of affluent nations will find some relief with air conditioning, but people in lower-income countries may have to pay vastly more for electricity or do without…

Saying ‘Latinx’ isn’t about being politically correct, it’s an invitation to be inclusive


“Latinx is just a word that is reaching for a better way to capture the diversity within Latinx cultures and Latinx people,” said professor Laura E. Pérez. “If it ends up largely becoming a homogenizing marketing tool, people may find a new term.” (AP photo by Stephen J. Carrera) UC Berkeley ethnic studies professor Laura E. Pérez believes using Latinx — the gender-neutral term for Latina or Latino — can help bring unknown Latinx stories and experiences to the forefront. While the word challenges gender binaries in the Spanish language,…

Berkeley’s new Indigenous Community Learning Garden takes root


Student Jesmane Sanches admiringly examines a sunflower growing in the new Indigenous Community Learning Garden in the Oxford Tract. Nearby, Adina Lewis waters some of the many native plants growing there this fall. (UC Berkeley photo by Adam Sings in the Timber) There’s a new garden at UC Berkeley, but for Adina Lewis and other Indigenous people in the campus community, it’s much more than flora and fauna. The Indigenous Community Learning Garden is a place where both they and native plants can connect and thrive. On 1,050 square feet…

Disabled and empowered: How Mariana Soto Sanchez found self-advocacy at Berkeley


Subscribe to Berkeley Voices. See all Berkeley Voices episodes. In January 2015, 15-year-old Mariana Soto Sanchez woke up one Saturday morning at her home in Ontario, California, with weakness in her hand. Within minutes, the feeling had spread throughout her body. Her parents rushed her to the hospital. By the time they got there, she had total paralysis. Later that night, they found out she had a rare disorder called transverse myelitis.  From that point on, Mariana had to adjust to an entirely new way of living. Six years later, Mariana has regained…

David Card’s first day as a Nobel winner


UC Berkeley’s David Card is best known for pioneering studies that questioned the prevailing assumptions about the impact of immigration on native-born U.S. workers and the effect of minimum wage. (UC Berkeley video by Roxanne Makasdjian and Alan Toth) UC Berkeley professor David Card learned early Monday morning at his family’s home in Santa Rosa that he had won the 2021 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. At first, he thought it was a practical joke being played by mischievous colleagues. He had just arrived after a day of travel…

Early Mark Twain letter ‘peels away the mythmaking’


A letter, written by Samuel Clemens in 1861, was recently acquired by The Bancroft Library’s Mark Twain Papers & Project. (Photos by Jami Smith for the UC Berkeley Library) More than a century after his death, Mark Twain is still finding ways to surprise. The Bancroft Library’s Mark Twain Papers & Project this month acquired a letter, dated January 1861, that illuminates the least-known period in the author’s otherwise well-documented life. The five-page missive from the then-25-year-old steamboat pilot named Samuel Langhorne Clemens is the oldest known letter Twain wrote…

David Card’s Nobel win shows importance of ‘challenging conventional wisdom’


Professor David Card talks with Jessie Mahadumrongkul, an undergraduate student majoring in economics, in his office on UC Berkeley’s campus. (Photo by Brittany Hosea-Small) Chancellor Carol Christ and Catherine Koshland, interim executive vice chancellor and provost, sent the following message to the campus community on Monday:  It is with tremendous pride that we share the news that David Card, the Class of 1950 Professor of Economics, has won the 2021 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. It is the sixth Nobel Prize for our acclaimed economics department….

UC Berkeley’s David Card wins 2021 Nobel Prize in economics


UC Berkeley’s David Card is best known for pioneering studies that questioned the prevailing assumptions about the impact of immigration on native-born U.S. workers and the effect of minimum wage. (UC Berkeley video by Roxanne Makasdjian and Alan Toth) David Card, a labor economist and professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley, has won the 2021 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for work that challenged orthodoxy and dramatically shifted understanding of inequality and the social and economic forces that impact low-wage workers. He was awarded half the…

Berkeley Talks: Berkeley experts on how to fight disinformation


Read the transcript. Subscribe to Berkeley Talks, a Berkeley News podcast that features lectures and conversations at UC Berkeley. Ahead of Mark Zuckerberg’s Senate hearing in April 2018, the advocacy group, Avaaz, stood up 100 life-sized cutouts of Zuckerberg on the Capitol lawn. (Photo by Joe Flood via Flickr) In Berkeley Talks episode 125, a panel of leading UC Berkeley experts describe the harms of disinformation and explore potential solutions to its spread, from measures to strengthen old-school local news media to government regulation of tech titans like Facebook and Twitter. “Disinformation, of…

Neuroscientists roll out first comprehensive atlas of brain cells


Brain slice from a transgenic mouse, in which genetically defined neurons in the cerebral cortex are labeled with a red fluorescent reporter gene. (Image by Tanya Daigle, courtesy of the Allen Institute) When you clicked to read this story, a band of cells across the top of your brain sent signals down your spine and out to your hand to tell the muscles in your index finger to press down with just the right amount of pressure to activate your mouse or track pad. A slew of new studies now…

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