University of California, Berkeley

Last updated

University of California, Berkeley
Seal of University of California, Berkeley.svg
Former names
University of California (1868–1958)
Motto Fiat lux (Latin)
Motto in English
"Let there be light"
Type Public land-grant research university
EstablishedMarch 23, 1868;156 years ago (1868-03-23) [1]
Parent institution
University of California
Accreditation WSCUC
Academic affiliations
Endowment $6.9 billion (2022) [2] [3]
Chancellor Carol T. Christ
Provost Benjamin E. Hermalin [4]
Total staff
23,524 (2020) [5]
Students45,307 (Fall 2022) [6]
Undergraduates 32,479 (Fall 2022) [6]
Postgraduates 12,828 (Fall 2022) [6]
Location, ,
37°52′19″N122°15′30″W / 37.87194°N 122.25833°W / 37.87194; -122.25833
CampusCore Campus: 178 acres (72 hectares) [7] [8]
Total: 8,164 acres (3,304 hectares) [3]
Newspaper The Daily Californian
Colors   Berkeley Blue
  California Gold [9]
Nickname Golden Bears
Sporting affiliations
Mascot Oski the Bear
Website berkeley.edu
University of California, Berkeley logo.svg

The University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley, Berkeley, Cal, or California) [10] [11] is a public land-grant research university in Berkeley, California. Founded in 1868 and named after Anglo-Irish philosopher George Berkeley, it is the state's first land-grant university and the founding campus of the University of California system. Berkeley is also a founding member of the Association of American Universities. It has been regarded as one of the top universities in the world. [12]

Contents

Berkeley is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities—Very high research activity" and has three national laboratories for the U.S. Department of Energy (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Los Alamos National Laboratory). [13] [14] Between 2001 and 2010, it was the No. 1 recipient of National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships with 1,333 awards. [15] In 2021, the funding for research and development exceeded $1 billion. [16] Thirty-two libraries compose the Berkeley library system, which is the sixth largest research library by number of volumes in the United States. [17] [18] [19] Berkeley's athletic teams, the California Golden Bears, compete in the Pac-12 Conference and have won 107 national championships and 223 Olympic medals (121 gold). [20] [21]

Berkeley's alumni, faculty, and researchers include 260 American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellows, [22] 190 recipients of the MacArthur Fellowship, [23] 144 members of the National Academy of Sciences, [24] 139 Guggenheim Fellows, 125 Sloan Fellows, 75 members of the National Academy of Engineering, [25] 68 recipients of the National Medal of Science, 34 Pulitzer Prize winners, 30 Wolf Prize winners, 25 Turing Award winners, 19 Academy Award winners, and 14 Fields Medalists. [26]

History

View from Memorial Glade of Sather Tower (the Campanile), the center of Berkeley Berkeley glade afternoon.jpg
View from Memorial Glade of Sather Tower (the Campanile), the center of Berkeley
Sather Tower (the Campanile) looking out over San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais CampanileMtTamalpiasSunset-original.jpg
Sather Tower (the Campanile) looking out over San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais

Founding

Made possible by President Lincoln's signing of the Morrill Act in 1862, the University of California was founded in 1868 as the state's first land-grant university, inheriting the land and facilities of the private College of California and the federal-funding eligibility of a public agricultural, mining, and mechanical arts college. [27] The Organic Act states that the "University shall have for its design, to provide instruction and thorough and complete education in all departments of science, literature and art, industrial and professional pursuits, and general education, and also special courses of instruction in preparation for the professions." [28] [29]

Ten faculty members and forty male students made up the fledgling university when it opened in Oakland in 1869. [30] Frederick Billings, a trustee of the College of California, suggested that a new campus site north of Oakland be named in honor of Anglo-Irish philosopher George Berkeley. [31] The university began admitting women the following year. [32] In 1870, Henry Durant, founder of the College of California, became its first president. With the completion of North and South Halls in 1873, the university relocated to its Berkeley location with 167 male and 22 female students. [33] [34] The first female student to graduate was in 1874, admitted in the first class to include women in 1870. [35]

Beginning in 1891, Phoebe Apperson Hearst funded several programs and new buildings and, in 1898, sponsored an international competition in Antwerp, where French architect Émile Bénard submitted the winning design for a campus master plan.

20th century

In 1905, the University Farm was established near Sacramento, ultimately becoming the University of California, Davis. [36] In 1919, Los Angeles State Normal School became the southern branch of the university, which ultimately became the University of California, Los Angeles. [37] By the 1920s, the number of campus buildings in Berkeley had grown substantially and included twenty structures designed by architect John Galen Howard. [38] In 1917, one of the nation's first ROTC programs was established at Berkeley [39] and its School of Military Aeronautics began training pilots, including Jimmy Doolittle. In 1926, future Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz established the first Naval ROTC unit at Berkeley. [40] Berkeley ROTC alumni include former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, Army Chief of Staff Frederick C. Weyand, sixteen other general officers, ten Navy flag officers, and AFROTC alumna Captain Theresa Claiborne. [41]

In the 1930s, Ernest Orlando Lawrence helped establish the Radiation Laboratory (now Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) and invented the cyclotron, which won him the Nobel physics prize in 1939. [42] Using the cyclotron, Berkeley professors and Berkeley Lab researchers went on to discover sixteen chemical elements—more than any other university in the world. [43] [44] In particular, during World War II and following Glenn Seaborg's then-secret discovery of plutonium, Lawrence's Radiation Laboratory began to contract with the U.S. Army to develop the atomic bomb. Physics professor J. Robert Oppenheimer was named scientific head of the Manhattan Project in 1942. [45] [46] Along with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley founded and was then a partner in managing two other labs, Los Alamos National Laboratory (1943) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (1952).

In 1952, the University of California reorganized itself into a system of semi-autonomous campuses, with each campus given a chancellor, and Clark Kerr became Berkeley's first Chancellor, while Robert Sproul remained in place as the President of the University of California. [47] Berkeley gained a worldwide reputation for political activism in the 1960s. In 1964, the Free Speech Movement organized student resistance to the university's restrictions on political activities on campus—most conspicuously, student activities related to the Civil Rights Movement. [48] [49]

The arrest in Sproul Plaza of Jack Weinberg, a recent Berkeley alumnus and chair of Campus CORE, prompted a series of student-led acts of formal remonstrance and civil disobedience that ultimately gave rise to the Free Speech Movement, which movement would prevail and serve as a precedent for student opposition to America's involvement in the Vietnam War. [50] [51] [52] In 1982, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) was established on campus with support from the National Science Foundation and at the request of three Berkeley mathematicians—Shiing-Shen Chern, Calvin Moore, and Isadore M. Singer. The institute is now widely regarded as a leading center for collaborative mathematical research, drawing thousands of visiting researchers from around the world each year. [53] [54] [55]

21st century

In the current century, Berkeley has become less politically active, although more liberal. [56] [57] Democrats outnumber Republicans on the faculty by a ratio of nine to one, which is a ratio similar to that of American academia generally. [58] The school has become more focused on STEM disciplines and fundraising. [59] [60] [61] In 2007, the Energy Biosciences Institute was established with funding from BP and Stanley Hall, a research facility and headquarters for the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences, opened. Supported by a grant from alumnus James Simons, the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing was established in 2012. In 2015, Berkeley and its sister campus, UCSF, established the Innovative Genomics Institute to develop CRISPR gene editing, and, in 2020, an anonymous donor pledged $252 million to help fund a new center for computing and data science. For the 2020 fiscal year, Berkeley set a fundraising record, receiving over $1 billion in gifts and pledges, and two years later, it broke that record, raising over $1.2 billion. [62] [59] [63] [64]

In April 2024, Berkeley students joined other campuses across the United States in protests against the Israel–Hamas war and the genocide in Gaza. Students set up encampments and a Muslim law student, Malak Afaneh, was ejected for protesting at a law school dinner held at a dean's home. [65] [66] [67] The student protestors demanded an end to the war in Gaza and the university's divestment from companies with ties to Israel. [68]

Controversies

Organization and administration

Name

Officially named the "University of California, Berkeley" it is often shortened to "Berkeley" in general reference or in an academic context (Berkeley Law, Berkeley Engineering, Berkeley Haas, Berkeley Public Health) and to "California" or "Cal" particularly when referring to its athletic teams (California Golden Bears). [10] [11] [89] In August 2022, a university task force was formed which recommended renaming the athletic identity to "Cal Berkeley" to further tie the athletic brand to academic prestige, and reduce public confusion. [90]

Governance

The University of California is governed by a twenty-six member Board of Regents, eighteen of whom are appointed by the Governor of California to 12-year terms. The board also has seven ex officio members, a student regent, and a non-voting student regent-designate. [91] Prior to 1952, Berkeley was the University of California, so the university president was also Berkeley's chief executive. In 1952, the university reorganized itself into a system of semi-autonomous campuses, with each campus having its own chief executive, a chancellor, who would, in turn, report to the president of the university system. Twelve vice-chancellors report directly to Berkeley's chancellor, and the deans of the fifteen colleges and schools report to the executive vice chancellor and provost, Berkeley's chief academic officer. [92] Twenty-three presidents and chancellors have led Berkeley since its founding. [93] [47]

Presidents

Chancellors

Funding

With the exception of government contracts, public support is apportioned to Berkeley and the other campuses of the University of California system through the UC Office of the President and accounts for 12 percent of Berkeley's total revenues. [94] Berkeley has long benefited from private philanthropy and more recently, alumni and their foundations have given to the university for operations and capital expenditures. [95] Berkeley has benefited from benefactors beyond its alumni ranks, notable among which are Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan; Vitalik Buterin, Patrick Collison, John Collison, the Ron Conway family, Crankstart, Elad Gil and Jennifer Huang Gil, Daniel Gross, Dustin Moskovitz and Cari Tuna, and Hemant and Jessica Taneja, along with Jane Street principals Matt Berger, Craig Falls, Rob Granieri, James McClave, and Adam Winkel; BP; the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, billionaire Sir Li Ka-Shing, Israeli-Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, Thomas and Stacey Siebel, Sanford and Joan Weill, and professor Gordon Rausser ($50 million gift in 2020). [95] Hundreds of millions of dollars have been given anonymously. [96] The 2008–13 "Campaign for Berkeley" raised $3.13 billion from 281,855 donors, and the "Light the Way" campaign, which concluded at the end of 2023, has raised over $6.2 billion. [97]

Academics

Faculty and departments

Wheeler Hall, home to Berkeley's largest lecture hall, was the location of a Nobel Prize conferral during WWII. Wheeler Hall, University of California, Berkeley.jpg
Wheeler Hall, home to Berkeley's largest lecture hall, was the location of a Nobel Prize conferral during WWII.
The interior of the Hearst Mining Building, dedicated by Phoebe Hearst in honor of her late husband, George. Hearst Mining Building - Flickr - Joe Parks.jpg
The interior of the Hearst Mining Building, dedicated by Phoebe Hearst in honor of her late husband, George.

Berkeley is a large, primarily residential research university with a majority of its enrolment in undergraduate programs but also offering a comprehensive doctoral program. [13] The university has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission since 1949. [98] The university operates on a semester calendar and awarded 8,725 bachelor's, 3,286 master's or professional and 1,272 doctoral degrees in 2018–2019. [99]

There are 1,789 full-time and 886 part-time faculty members among the university's academic enterprise which is organized into fifteen colleges and schools that comprise 180 departments and 80 interdisciplinary units offering over 350 degree programs. Colleges serve both undergraduate and graduate students, while schools are generally graduate only, though some offer undergraduate majors or minors (In parentheses the year founded):

Undergraduate programs

Doe Memorial Library UCB Doe Memorial Library oblique view dllu.jpg
Doe Memorial Library

The four-year, full-time undergraduate program offers 107 bachelor's degrees across the Haas School of Business (1), College of Chemistry (5), College of Engineering (20), College of Environmental Design (4), College of Letters and Science (67), Rausser College of Natural Resources (10), and individual majors (2). [100] The most popular majors are electrical engineering and computer sciences, political science, molecular and cell biology, environmental science, and economics. [101]

Requirements for undergraduate degrees include an entry-level writing requirement before enrollment (typically fulfilled by minimum scores on standardized admissions exams such as the SAT or ACT), completing coursework on "American History and Institutions" before or after enrollment by taking an introductory class, passing an "American Cultures Breadth" class at Berkeley, as well as requirements for reading and composition and specific requirements declared by the department and school. [102]

Graduate and professional programs

Haas School of Business Haas School of Business central courtyard.JPG
Haas School of Business

Berkeley has a "comprehensive" graduate program, with high coexistence with the programs offered to undergraduates, and offers interdisciplinary graduate programs with the medical schools at the University of California, San Francisco and Stanford University. The university offers Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Fine Arts, and PhD degrees in addition to professional degrees such as the Juris Doctor, Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Health, and Master of Design. [13] [103] The university awarded 963 doctoral degrees and 3,531 master's degrees in 2017. [15] Admission to graduate programs is decentralized; applicants apply directly to the department or degree program. Most graduate students are supported by fellowships, teaching assistantships, or research assistantships. [15]

Library system

The on-campus University of California Museum of Paleontology hosts a life-size replica of a T-rex. Berkeley T-rex - Flickr - Joe Parks.jpg
The on-campus University of California Museum of Paleontology hosts a life-size replica of a T-rex.

Doe Library serves as the library system's reference, periodical, and administrative center, while most of the main collections reside in the subterranean Gardner Main Stacks and Moffitt Undergraduate Library. The Bancroft Library, which has over 400,000 printed volumes and 70 million manuscripts, pictures, and maps, maintains special collections that document the history of the western part of North America, with an emphasis on California, Mexico and Central America. The Bancroft Library also houses the Mark Twain Papers, [104] the Oral History Center, [105] the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri [106] and the University Archives. [107]

Reputation and rankings

Although the University of California system does not have an official flagship campus, many scholars and experts consider Berkeley to be its unofficial flagship. In some cases, it shares this unofficial status with the University of California, Los Angeles. [108]

National

Academic rankings
National
ARWU [109] 4
Forbes [110] 5
U.S. News & World Report [111] 15 (tie)
Washington Monthly [112] 9
Global
ARWU [113] 5
QS [114] 10
THE [115] 9
U.S. News & World Report [116] 4
  • The 2018–19 Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) rated Berkeley the top public university in the nation and 4th overall based on quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty, publications, influence, and citations. [117]
  • For 2021, QS "World University Rankings: USA" placed Berkeley 4th among all US universities and 1st among publics. [118]
  • In its 2022 list of America's top colleges, Forbes rated Berkeley the best public school and 2nd overall. [119]
  • In the 2023–2024 U.S. News & World Report national university rankings, Berkeley was the top public school and 15th overall. [120]

Global

  • In 2017, the Nature Index ranked the university the 9th largest contributor to papers published in 82 leading journals. [121] [122]
  • For 2020–21, the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) ranked the university 12th in the world based on quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty, and research performance. [123]

Past rankings

In his memoirs, Clark Kerr records Berkeley's rise in the rankings (according to the National Academies) during the 20th century. The school's first ranking in 1906 placed it among the top six schools ("Big Six") in the nation. In 1934, it ranked second, tied with Columbia and the University of Chicago, behind only Harvard; in 1957, it was ranked as the only school second to Harvard. In 1964, Berkeley was named the "best balanced distinguished university", meaning the school had not only the most top departments but also the highest percentage of top ranking departments in its school. The school in 1993 was the only remaining member of the original 1906 "Big Six", along with Harvard; in that year Berkeley ranked first. [124]

The American Council on Education, a private non-profit association, ranked Berkeley tenth in 1934. However, by 1942, private funding had helped Berkeley rise to second place, behind only Harvard, based on the number of distinguished departments. [47] In 1985, Yale University admissions officer Richard Moll published Public Ivies: A Guide to America's Best Public Undergraduate Colleges and Universities which named Berkeley a "Public Ivy". [125] [126] [127] [128] Since its inaugural 1990 reputational survey, Times Higher Education has considered Berkeley to be one of the world's "six super brands" along with the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge, Harvard University, MIT, and Stanford University. [129] [130] [131] [132] [133]

The 2010 United States National Research Council Rankings identified Berkeley as having the highest number of top-ranked doctoral programs in the nation. Berkeley doctoral programs that received a #1 ranking included English, German, Political Science, Geography, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Genomics, Epidemiology, Plant Biology, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Civil and Environmental Engineering. [134]

Admissions and enrollment

Undergraduate demographics as of Fall 2020
Race and ethnicity [135] Total
Asian 35%35
 
White 22%22
 
Hispanic 19%19
 
Foreign national 13%13
 
Other [lower-alpha 1] 9%9
 
Black 2%2
 
Economic diversity
Low-income [lower-alpha 2] 22%22
 
Affluent or middle class [lower-alpha 3] 78%78
 

For Fall 2022, Berkeley's total enrollment was 45,745: 32,831 undergraduate and 12,914 graduate students, with women accounting for 56% of undergraduates and 49% of graduate and professional students. It had 128,226 freshman applicants and accepted 14,614 (11.4%). Among enrolled freshman, the average unweighted GPA was 3.90. [136]

Berkeley's enrollment of National Merit Scholars was third in the nation until 2002, when participation in the National Merit program was discontinued. [137] For 2019, Berkeley ranked fourth in enrollment of recipients of the National Merit $2,500 Scholarship (132 scholars). [138] [139] 27% of admitted students receive federal Pell grants. [140]

Berkeley students are eligible for a variety of public and private financial aid. Inquiries are processed through the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, although schools such as the Haas School of Business [141] and Berkeley Law, [142] have their own financial aid offices.

Fall Freshman Profile [136]
 202220212020201920182017
Applicants128,226109,59788,07687,39889,62185,057
Admits14,61415,85215,44814,67613,30814,552
Admit rate11.4%14.5%17.5%16.8%14.8%17.1%
Enrolled6,7266,8096,0526,4546,0126,379
SAT (mid-50%)N/A*N/A*1300–15201330–15201300–15301300–1540
ACT (average)N/A*N/A*31313132
GPA (unweighted)3.903.873.863.893.893.91
* Berkeley began test-blind admissions in 2021.

Discoveries and innovation

Simplified evolution of Unix systems and BSD forks Unix history-simple.svg
Simplified evolution of Unix systems and BSD forks

A number of significant inventions and discoveries have been made by Berkeley faculty members and researchers: [143]

Natural sciences

Computer and applied sciences

Companies and entrepreneurship

Campus

Sather Gate, connecting Sproul Plaza to the inner campus, was a center of the Free Speech Movement. Sather Gate at University of California, Berkeley, California LCCN2013633500 (edited).jpg
Sather Gate, connecting Sproul Plaza to the inner campus, was a center of the Free Speech Movement.

Much of the UC Berkeley campus is in the city limits of Berkeley with a portion of the property extending into Oakland. [163] The Berkeley campus encompasses approximately 1,232-acres, though the "central campus" occupies only the low-lying western 178-acres of this area. Of the remaining acres, approximately 200-acres are occupied by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; other facilities above the main campus include the Lawrence Hall of Science and several research units, notably the Space Sciences Laboratory, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, an 800-acre (320-hectare) ecological preserve, the University of California Botanical Garden and a recreation center in Strawberry Canyon. Portions of the mostly undeveloped, eastern area of the campus are actually within the City of Oakland; these portions extend from the Claremont Resort north through the Panoramic Hill neighborhood to Tilden Park. [164]

To the west of the central campus is the downtown business district of Berkeley; to the northwest is the neighborhood of North Berkeley, including the so-called Gourmet Ghetto, a commercial district known for high quality dining due to the presence of such world-renowned restaurants as Chez Panisse. Immediately to the north is a quiet residential neighborhood known as Northside with a large graduate student population; [165] situated north of that are the upscale residential neighborhoods of the Berkeley Hills. Immediately southeast of campus lies fraternity row and beyond that the Clark Kerr Campus and an upscale residential area named Claremont. The area south of the university includes student housing and Telegraph Avenue, one of Berkeley's main shopping districts with stores, street vendors and restaurants catering to college students and tourists. In addition, the university also owns land to the northwest of the main campus, a married student housing complex in the nearby town of Albany ("Albany Village" and the "Gill Tract"), and a field research station several miles to the north in Richmond, California.

Bancroft Library Bancroft Library - University of California, Berkeley - DSC04902.JPG
Bancroft Library
The UC Botanical Garden, located in the Berkeley Hills and by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Botanischer Garten in Berkeley, California.JPG
The UC Botanical Garden, located in the Berkeley Hills and by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

The campus is home to several museums including the University of California Museum of Paleontology, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, and the Lawrence Hall of Science. The Museum of Paleontology, found in the lobby of the Valley Life Sciences Building, showcases a variety of dinosaur fossils including a complete cast of a Tyrannosaurus Rex. The campus also offers resources for innovation and entrepreneurship, such as the Big Ideas Competition, the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, and the Berkeley Haas Innovation Lab. [166] The campus is also home to the University of California Botanical Garden, with more than 12,000 individual species.

University of California, Berkeley.jpg
360-degree-view of the UC Berkeley campus

Architecture

South Hall (1873), one of the two original buildings of the University of California, still stands on the Berkeley campus. South Hall--UC Berkeley--Panoramic.jpg
South Hall (1873), one of the two original buildings of the University of California, still stands on the Berkeley campus.

What is considered the historic campus today was the result of the 1898 "International Competition for the Phoebe Hearst Architectural Plan for the University of California," funded by William Randolph Hearst's mother and initially held in the Belgian city of Antwerp; eleven finalists were judged again in San Francisco in 1899. [167] The winner was Frenchman Émile Bénard, who refused to personally supervise the implementation of his plan and the task was subsequently given to architecture professor John Galen Howard. Howard designed over twenty buildings, which set the tone for the campus up until its expansion in the 1950s and 1960s.

The structures forming the "classical core" of the campus were built in the Beaux-Arts Classical style, and include Hearst Greek Theatre, Hearst Memorial Mining Building, Doe Memorial Library, California Hall, Wheeler Hall, Le Conte Hall, Gilman Hall, Haviland Hall, Wellman Hall, Sather Gate, and the Sather Tower (nicknamed "the Campanile" after its architectural inspiration, St Mark's Campanile in Venice), the tallest university clock tower in the United States. [168] Buildings he regarded as temporary and non-academic were designed in shingle or Collegiate Gothic styles; examples of these are North Gate Hall, Dwinelle Annex, and Stephens Hall. Many of Howard's designs are recognized California Historical Landmarks [169] and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Built in 1873 in a Victorian Second-Empire-style, South Hall, designed by David Farquharson, is the oldest university building in California. It, and the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Piedmont Avenue east of the main campus, are two of the only surviving examples of the nineteenth-century campus. Other notable architects and firms whose work can be found in the campus and surrounding area are Bernard Maybeck [170] (Faculty Club); Julia Morgan (Hearst Women's Gymnasium and Julia Morgan Hall); William Wurster (Stern Hall); Moore Ruble Yudell (Haas School of Business); Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (C.V. Starr East Asian Library), and Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive).

Natural features

The south fork of Strawberry Creek, as seen between Dwinelle Hall and Lower Sproul Plaza. Strawberry Creek near Dwinelle Hall.jpg
The south fork of Strawberry Creek, as seen between Dwinelle Hall and Lower Sproul Plaza.

Flowing into the main campus are two branches of Strawberry Creek. The south fork enters a culvert upstream of the recreational complex at the mouth of Strawberry Canyon and passes beneath California Memorial Stadium before appearing again in Faculty Glade. It then runs through the center of the campus before disappearing underground at the west end of campus. The north fork appears just east of University House and runs through the glade north of the Valley Life Sciences Building, the original site of the Campus Arboretum.

Trees in the area date from the founding of the university. The campus features numerous wooded areas, including: Founders' Rock, Faculty Glade, Grinnell Natural Area, and the Eucalyptus Grove, which is both the tallest stand of such trees in the world and the tallest stand of hardwood trees in North America. [171] The campus sits on the Hayward Fault, which runs directly through California Memorial Stadium. [172]

Student life and traditions

Fans atop Tightwad Hill watch the Cal Band, with views of the stadium and the San Francisco Bay. Cal Football From Tightwad Hill - Flickr - Joe Parks.jpg
Fans atop Tightwad Hill watch the Cal Band, with views of the stadium and the San Francisco Bay.

The official university mascot is Oski the Bear, who debuted in 1941. Previously, live bear cubs were used as mascots at Memorial Stadium until it was decided in 1940 that a costumed mascot would be a better alternative. Named after the Oski-wow-wow yell, he is cared for by the Oski Committee, whose members have exclusive knowledge of the identity of the costume-wearer. [173] The University of California Marching Band, which has served the university since 1891, performs at every home football game and at select road games as well. A smaller subset of the Cal Band, the Straw Hat Band, performs at basketball games, volleyball games, and other campus and community events. [174]

The UC Rally Committee, formed in 1901, is the official guardian of California's Spirit and Traditions. Wearing their traditional blue and gold rugbies, Rally Committee members can be seen at all major sporting and spirit events. Committee members are charged with the maintenance of the six Cal flags, the large California banner overhanging the Memorial Stadium Student Section and Haas Pavilion, the California Victory Cannon, Card Stunts and The Big "C" among other duties. The Rally Committee is also responsible for safekeeping of the Stanford Axe when it is in Cal's possession. [175]

Overlooking the main Berkeley campus from the foothills in the east, The Big "C" is an important symbol of California school spirit. The Big "C" has its roots in an early 20th-century campus event called "Rush", which pitted the freshman and sophomore classes against each other in a race up Charter Hill that often developed into a wrestling match. It was eventually decided to discontinue Rush and, in 1905, the freshman and sophomore classes banded together in a show of unity to build "the Big C." [176]

Cal students invented the college football tradition of card stunts. Then known as Bleacher Stunts, they were first performed during the 1910 Big Game and consisted of two stunts: a picture of the Stanford Axe and a large blue "C" on a white background. The tradition is continued today by the Rally Committee in the Cal student section and incorporates complicated motions, for example tracing the Cal script logo on a blue background with an imaginary yellow pen. [177]

The California Victory Cannon, placed on Tightwad Hill overlooking the stadium, is fired before every football home game, after every score, and after every Cal victory. First used in the 1963 Big Game, it was originally placed on the sidelines before moving to Tightwad Hill in 1971. The only time the cannon ran out of ammunition was during a game against Pacific in 1991, when Cal scored 12 touchdowns. [178] The Cal Mic Men, a standard at home football games, has recently expanded to involve basketball and volleyball. The traditional role comes from students holding megaphones and yelling, but now includes microphones, a dedicated platform during games, and the direction of the entire student section. [179]

Student housing

Berkeley students are offered a variety of housing options, including university-owned or affiliated residences, private residences, fraternities and sororities, and cooperative housing (co-ops). Berkeley students, and those of other local schools, have the option of living in one of the twenty cooperative houses participating in the Berkeley Student Cooperative (BSC), a nonprofit housing cooperative network consisting of 20 residences and 1250 member-owners. [180]

Fraternities and sororities

About three percent of undergraduate men and nine percent of undergraduate women—or 3,400 of total undergraduates—are active in Berkeley's Greek system. [181] University-sanctioned fraternities and sororities comprise over 60 houses affiliated with four Greek councils. [182] [183]

Student-run organizations

Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC)

Wellness Room sleep pods: part of a program created by the ASUC, UC Berkeley's official student association. Wellness Room.jpg
Wellness Room sleep pods: part of a program created by the ASUC, UC Berkeley's official student association.

The Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC) is the official student association that controls funding for student groups and organizes on-campus student events. The two main political parties are "Student Action" [184] and "CalSERVE". [185] The organization was founded in 1887 and has an annual operating budget of $1.7 million (excluding the budget of the Graduate Assembly of the ASUC), in addition to various investment assets. Its alumni include multiple State Senators, Assemblymembers, and White House Administration officials. [186]

Media and publications

Berkeley's student-run online television station, CalTV, was formed in 2005 and broadcasts online. It is run by students with a variety of backgrounds and majors. Since the mid-2010s, it has been a program of the ASUC. [187] Berkeley's independent student-run newspaper is The Daily Californian . Founded in 1871, The Daily Cal became independent in 1971 after the campus administration fired three senior editors for encouraging readers to take back People's Park. The Daily Californian has both a print and online edition. Berkeley's FM Student radio station, KALX, broadcasts on 90.7 MHz. It is run largely by volunteers, including both students and community members. Berkeley also features an assortment of student-run publications:

Student groups

Berkeley Dance Marathon Berkeley DM 2009.JPG
Berkeley Dance Marathon
Zellerbach Hall, home of the Cal Performances theater group Zellerbach01.jpg
Zellerbach Hall, home of the Cal Performances theater group

There are ninety-four political student groups on campus, including MEChXA de UC Berkeley, Berkeley ACLU, Berkeley Students for Life, Campus Greens, The Sustainability Team (STEAM), the Berkeley Student Food Collective, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Cal Berkeley Democrats, and the Berkeley College Republicans. [188] The Residence Hall Assembly (RHA) is the student-led umbrella organization that oversees event planning, legislation, sponsorships and other activities for over 7,200 on-campus undergraduate residents. [189]

Berkeley students also run a number of consulting groups, including the Berkeley Group, founded in 2003 and affiliated with the Haas School. [190] Students from various concentrations are recruited and trained to work on pro-bono consulting engagements with actual nonprofit clients. Berkeley Consulting, founded in 1996, has served over 140 companies across the high-tech, retail, banking, and non-profit sectors. [191]

ImagiCal [192] has been the college chapter of the American Advertising Federation at Berkeley since the late 1980s. The team competes annually in the National Student Advertising Competition, with students from disparate majors working together on a marketing case underwritten by a corporate sponsor. The Berkeley Forum is a nonpartisan student organization that hosts panels, debates, and speeches across a variety of fields. [193] Past speakers include Senator Rand Paul, entrepreneur and venture capitalist Peter Thiel, and Khan Academy founder Salman Khan.

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra UCSO.jpg
UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Democratic Education at Cal, or DeCal, is a program that promotes the creation of professor-sponsored, student-facilitated classes. [194] DeCal arose out of the 1960s Free Speech movement and was officially established in 1981. The program offers around 150 courses on a vast range of subjects that appeal to the student community, including classes on the Rubik's Cube, blockchain, web design, metamodernism, cooking, Jewish art, 3D animation, and bioprinting. [195]

The campus is home to several a cappella groups, including Drawn to Scale, Artists in Resonance, Berkeley Dil Se, the UC Men's Octet, the California Golden Overtones, DeCadence, and Noteworthy. The University of California Men's Octet was founded in 1948. Since 1967, students and staff jazz musicians have had an opportunity to perform and study with the University of California Jazz Ensembles. For several decades it hosted the Pacific Coast Collegiate Jazz Festival, part of the American Collegiate Jazz Festival, a competitive forum for student musicians. PCCJF brought jazz artists including Hubert Laws, Sonny Rollins, Freddie Hubbard, and Ed Shaughnessy to the Berkeley campus as performers. Berkeley also hosts other performing arts groups in comedy, dance, acting and instrumental music.

Engineering student teams

Given UC Berkeley's STEM education and its proximity to Silicon Valley, there are a variety of student-run engineering teams that focus on winning design and engineering competitions. Berkeley has two prominent amateur rocketry teams: Space Enterprise at Berkeley (SEB) [196] and Space Technologies and Rocketry (STAR). [197] Both have launched solid-fuel sounding rockets and are currently developing liquid propellant rockets.

The university also has two Formula SAE teams: Berkeley Formula Racing [198] and Formula Electric Berkeley. [199] Both of these teams participate in Formula SAE–run competitions, with the former focusing on internal combustion engines and the latter on electric motors. Berkeley has a number of other vehicle teams, including CalSol, [200] CalSMV, [201] and Human Powered Vehicle. [202]

Athletics

The base of the California Memorial Stadium California Memorial Stadium 2015.jpg
The base of the California Memorial Stadium
The interior of Haas Pavilion during a Cal Basketball game. Haas Pavilion Court.jpg
The interior of Haas Pavilion during a Cal Basketball game.

The university's athletic teams are known as the California Golden Bears, often shortened to "Cal Bears" or just "Cal," and were historically members of the NCAA Division I Pac-12 Conference (Pac-12). Cal is also a member of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in several sports not sponsored by the Pac-12 and the America East Conference in women's field hockey. In 2024, Cal joined the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). [203] The first school colors, established in 1873 by a committee of students, were Yale Blue and gold. [204] [205] Yale Blue was originally chosen because many of the university's inaugural faculty were Yale graduates, including Henry Durant, its first president. Blue and gold were specified and made the official colors of the university and the state colors of California in 1955. [204] [206] In 2014, the athletic department specified a darker blue. [207] [208]

The California Golden Bears have won national championships in baseball (2), men's basketball (2), men's crew (15), women's crew (3), football (5), men's golf (1), men's gymnastics (4), men's lacrosse (1), men's rugby (26), softball (1), men's swimming & diving (4), women's swimming & diving (3), men's tennis (1), men's track & field (1), and men's water polo (13). Students and alumni have also won 207 Olympic medals. [209]

California finished in first place [210] in the 2007–08 Fall U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup standings (Now the NACDA Directors' Cup), a competition measuring the best overall collegiate athletic programs in the country, with points awarded for national finishes in NCAA sports. Cal finished the 2007–08 competition in seventh place with 1119 points. [211] Most recently, California finished in third place in the 2010–11 NACDA Directors' Cup with 1219.50 points, finishing behind Stanford and Ohio State. This is California's highest ever finish in the Director's Cup. [212] The Golden Bears' traditional arch-rival is the Stanford Cardinal, and the most anticipated sporting event between the two universities is the annual football match dubbed the Big Game, celebrated with spirit events on both campuses. Since 1933, the winner of the Big Game has been awarded custody of the Stanford Axe. Other sporting games between these rivals have related names such as the Big Splash (water polo) or the Big Kick (soccer). [213]

Notable alumni, faculty, and staff

Faculty and staff

University of California Radiation Laboratory staff on the magnet yoke for the 60-inch cyclotron, 1938; Nobel prizewinners Ernest Lawrence, Edwin McMillan, and Luis Alvarez are shown, in addition to J. Robert Oppenheimer and Robert R. Wilson. University of California Radiation Laboratory staff on the magnet yoke for the 60-inch cyclotron, 1938.jpg
University of California Radiation Laboratory staff on the magnet yoke for the 60-inch cyclotron, 1938; Nobel prizewinners Ernest Lawrence, Edwin McMillan, and Luis Alvarez are shown, in addition to J. Robert Oppenheimer and Robert R. Wilson.

Alumni

Government

Berkeley alumni have served in a range of prominent government offices, both domestic and foreign, including Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court (Earl Warren, BA, JD); United States Attorney General (Edwin Meese III, JD); United States Secretary of State (Dean Rusk, LLB); United States Secretary of the Treasury (W. Michael Blumenthal, BA, and G. William Miller, JD); United States Secretary of Defense (Robert McNamara, BS); United States Secretary of the Interior (Franklin Knight Lane, 1887); United States Secretary of Transportation and United States Secretary of Commerce (Norman Mineta, BS); United States Secretary of Agriculture (Ann Veneman, MPP); National Security Advisor (Robert C. O'Brien, JD); scores of federal judges and members of the United States Congress (10 currently serving) and United States Foreign Service; governors of California (George C. Pardee; Hiram W. Johnson; Earl Warren, BA and LLB; Jerry Brown, BA; and Pete Wilson, JD), Michigan (Jennifer Granholm, BA), and the United States Virgin Islands (Walter A. Gordon, BA); Chief of Staff of the United States Army (Frederick C. Weyand, Class of 1938); Lieutenant General of the United States Army (Jimmy Doolittle); Vice Admiral of the United States Navy (Murry L. Royar, Class of 1916); Major General of the United States Marine Corps (Oliver Prince Smith); Brigadier General of the United States Marine Corps (Bertram A. Bone); Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (John A. McCone, BS); chair and members of the Council of Economic Advisers (Michael Boskin, BA, PhD.; Sandra Black, BA; Jesse Rothstein, PhD; Robert Seamans, PhD; Jay Shambaugh, PhD; James Stock, MA, PhD); Governor of the Federal Reserve System (H. Robert Heller, PhD) and President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (William C. Dudley, PhD); Commissioners of the SEC (Troy A. Paredes, BA) and the FCC (Rachelle Chong, BA); and United States Surgeon General (Kenneth P. Moritsugu, MPH).

Foreign alumni include the President of Colombia 1922–1926, (Pedro Nel Ospina Vázquez, BA, Mining Engineering); the President of Mexico (Francisco I. Madero, attended 1892–93); the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan; the Premier of the Republic of China (Sun Fo, BA); the President of Costa Rica (Miguel Angel Rodriguez, MA, PhD); and members of parliament of the United Kingdom (House of Lords, Lydia Dunn, Baroness Dunn, BS), India (Rajya Sabha, the upper house, Prithviraj Chavan, MS); Iran (Mohammad Javad Larijani, PhD); Nigerian Minister of Science and Technology and first Executive Governor of Abia State (Ogbonnaya Onu, PhD Chemical Engineering); Barbados' Ambassador to Brazil (Tonika Sealy-Thompson). Alumni have also served in many supranational posts, notable among which are President of the World Bank (Robert McNamara, BS); Deputy Prime Minister of Spain and managing director of the International Monetary Fund (Rodrigo Rato, MBA); executive director of UNICEF (Ann Veneman, MPP); member of the European Parliament (Bruno Megret, MS); and judge of the World Court (Joan Donoghue, JD).

Science

Alumni have made important contributions to science. Some have concentrated their studies on the very small universe of atoms and molecules. Nobel laureate William F. Giauque (BS 1920, PhD 1922) investigated chemical thermodynamics, Nobel laureate Willard Libby (BS 1931, PhD 1933) pioneered radiocarbon dating, Nobel laureate Willis Lamb (BS 1934, PhD 1938) examined the hydrogen spectrum, Nobel laureate Hamilton O. Smith (BA 1952) applied restriction enzymes to molecular genetics, Nobel laureate Robert Laughlin (BA math 1972) explored the fractional quantum Hall effect, and Nobel laureate Andrew Fire (BA math 1978) helped to discover RNA interference-gene silencing by double-stranded RNA. Nobel laureate Glenn T. Seaborg (PhD 1937) collaborated with Albert Ghiorso (BS 1913) to discover 12 chemical elements, such as americium , berkelium , and californium . David Bohm (PhD 1943) discovered Bohm diffusion. Nobel laureate Yuan T. Lee (PhD 1965) developed the crossed molecular beam technique for studying chemical reactions. Carol Greider (PhD 1987), professor of molecular biology and genetics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering a key mechanism in the genetic operations of cells, an insight that has inspired new lines of research into cancer. Harvey Itano (BS 1942) conducted breakthrough work on sickle cell anemia that marked the first time a disease was linked to a molecular origin. [229] While he was valedictorian of Berkeley's class of 1942, he was unable to attend commencement exercises due to internment. [229]

Narendra Karmarkar (PhD 1983) is known for the interior point method, a polynomial algorithm for linear programming known as Karmarkar's algorithm. [230] National Medal of Science laureate Chien-Shiung Wu (PhD 1940), often known as the "Chinese Madame Curie", disproved the Law of Conservation of Parity for which she was awarded the inaugural Wolf Prize in Physics. [231] Kary Mullis (PhD 1973) was awarded the 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his role in developing the polymerase chain reaction, [232] a method for amplifying DNA sequences. Olga Hartman (Master's 1933, PhD 1936) was a zoologist who described hundreds of species of polychaete worms. [233] [234] [235] Daniel Kahneman was awarded the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for his work in Prospect theory. Richard O. Buckius, engineer, Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering '72, Masters '73, PhD '75, currently Chief Operating Officer of the National Science Foundation. Edward P. Tryon (PhD 1967) is the physicist who first said our universe originated from a quantum fluctuation of the vacuum. [236] [237] [238] John N. Bahcall (BS 1956) worked on the Standard Solar Model and the Hubble Space Telescope, [239] resulting in a National Medal of Science. [239] Peter Smith (BS 1969) was the principal investigator and project leader for the NASA robotic explorer Phoenix , [240] which physically confirmed the presence of water on the planet Mars for the first time. [241] Astronauts James van Hoften (BS 1966), Margaret Rhea Seddon (BA 1970), Leroy Chiao (BS 1983), and Rex Walheim (BS 1984) have orbited the Earth in NASA's fleet of Space Shuttles.

Business

Undergraduate alumni have founded or cofounded such companies as Apple Computer, [242] Intel, [243] LSI Logic [244] The Gap, [245] MySpace, [246] PowerBar, [247] Berkeley Systems, [248] Bolt, Beranek and Newman [249] (which created a number of underlying technologies that govern the Internet), Chez Panisse, [250] GrandCentral (known now as Google Voice), [251] HTC Corporation, [252] VIA Technologies, [252] Marvell Technology Group, [253] MoveOn.org, [248] Opsware, [254] RedOctane, [255] Rimon Law P.C., [256] SanDisk, [257] Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker, [258] VMware [259] and Zilog, [260] while graduate school alumni have cofounded companies such as DHL, [261] KeyHole Inc (known now as Google Earth), [262] Sun Microsystems, [263] and The Learning Company. [264] Berkeley alumni have also led various technology companies such as Electronic Arts, [265] Google, [266] Adobe Systems, Softbank (Masayoshi Son) and Qualcomm. [267]

Computers

Berkeley alumni have developed a number of key technologies associated with the personal computer and the Internet. [268] Unix was created by alumnus Ken Thompson (BS 1965, MS 1966) along with colleague Dennis Ritchie. Alumni such as L. Peter Deutsch [269] [270] [271] (PhD 1973), Butler Lampson (PhD 1967), and Charles P. Thacker (BS 1967) [272] worked with Ken Thompson on Project Genie and then formed the ill-fated US Department of Defense-funded Berkeley Computer Corporation (BCC), which was scattered throughout the Berkeley campus in non-descript offices to avoid anti-war protestors. [273] After BCC failed, Deutsch, Lampson, and Thacker joined Xerox PARC, where they developed a number of pioneering computer technologies, culminating in the Xerox Alto that inspired the Apple Macintosh. In particular, the Alto used a computer mouse, which had been invented by Doug Engelbart (BEng 1952, PhD 1955). Thompson, Lampson, Engelbart, and Thacker [274] all later received a Turing Award. Also at Xerox PARC was Ronald Schmidt (BS 1966, MS 1968, PhD 1971), who became known as "the man who brought Ethernet to the masses." [275] Another Xerox PARC researcher, Charles Simonyi (BS 1972), pioneered the first WYSIWIG word processor program and was recruited personally by Bill Gates to join the fledgling company known as Microsoft to create Microsoft Word. Simonyi later became the first repeat space tourist, blasting off on Russian Soyuz rockets to work at the International Space Station orbiting the Earth.

In 1977, a graduate student in the computer science department named Bill Joy (MS 1982) assembled [276] the original Berkeley Software Distribution, commonly known as BSD Unix. Joy, who went on to co-found Sun Microsystems, also developed the original version of the terminal console editor vi, while Ken Arnold (BA 1985) created Curses, a terminal control library for Unix-like systems that enables the construction of text user interface (TUI) applications. Working alongside Joy at Berkeley were undergraduates William Jolitz (BS 1997) and his future wife Lynne Jolitz (BA 1989), who together created 386BSD, a version of BSD Unix that runs on Intel CPUs and evolved into the BSD family of free operating systems and the Darwin operating system underlying Apple Mac OS X. [277] Eric Allman (BS 1977, MS 1980) created SendMail, a Unix mail transfer agent that delivers about 12 percent of the email in the world. [278]

The XCF, an undergraduate research group located in Soda Hall, has been responsible for a number of notable software projects, including GTK+ (created by Peter Mattis, BS 1997), The GIMP (Spencer Kimball, BS 1996), and the initial diagnosis of the Morris worm. [279] In 1992, Pei-Yuan Wei, [280] an undergraduate at the XCF, created ViolaWWW, one of the first graphical web browsers. ViolaWWW was the first browser to have embedded scriptable objects, stylesheets, and tables. In the spirit of Open Source, he donated the code to Sun Microsystems, inspiring Java applets. ViolaWWW also inspired researchers at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications to create the Mosaic web browser, [281] a pioneering web browser that became Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Pulitzer Prize winners

Alumni collectively have won at least twenty-five Pulitzer Prizes. Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Marguerite Higgins (BA 1941) was a pioneering female war correspondent [282] [283] who covered World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. [284] Novelist Robert Penn Warren (MA 1927) won three Pulitzer Prizes, [285] including one for his novel All the King's Men , which was later made into an Academy Award-winning [286] movie. Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoonist Rube Goldberg (BS 1904) invented the comically complex—yet ultimately trivial—contraptions known as Rube Goldberg machines. Journalist Alexandra Berzon (MA 2006) won a Pulitzer Prize in 2009, [287] and journalist Matt Richtel (BA 1989), who also coauthors the comic strip Rudy Park under the pen name of "Theron Heir", [288] won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. [289] Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Leon Litwack (BA [290] 1951, PhD 1958) taught as a professor at UC Berkeley for 43 years; [291] three other UC Berkeley professors have also received the Pulitzer Prize. Alumna and professor Susan Rasky won the Polk Award for journalism in 1991. USC Professor and Berkeley alumnus Viet Thanh Nguyen's (PhD 1997) first novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. [292]

Fiction and screenwriters

Alumni have also written novels and screenplays that have attracted Oscar-caliber talent, including The Call of the Wild author Jack London. Irving Stone (BA 1923) wrote the novel Lust for Life , which was later made into an Academy Award-winning film of the same name starring Kirk Douglas as Vincent van Gogh. Stone also wrote The Agony and the Ecstasy , which was later made into a film of the same name starring Oscar winner Charlton Heston as Michelangelo. Mona Simpson (BA 1979) wrote the novel Anywhere But Here , which was later made into a film of the same name starring Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon. Terry McMillan (BA 1986) wrote How Stella Got Her Groove Back , which was later made into a film of the same name starring Oscar-nominated actress Angela Bassett. Randi Mayem Singer (BA 1979) wrote the screenplay for Mrs. Doubtfire , which starred Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams and Oscar-winning actress Sally Field. Audrey Wells (BA 1981) wrote the screenplay The Truth About Cats & Dogs , which starred Oscar-nominated actress Uma Thurman. James Schamus (BA 1982, MA 1987, PhD 2003) has collaborated on screenplays with Oscar-winning director Ang Lee on the Academy Award-winning movies Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Brokeback Mountain .

Academy Award winners

Collectively, alumni have won at least twenty Academy Awards. Gregory Peck (BA 1939), nominated for four Oscars during his career, won an Oscar for acting in To Kill a Mockingbird . Chris Innis (BA 1991) won the 2010 Oscar for film editing for her work on best picture winner, The Hurt Locker . Walter Plunkett (BA 1923) won an Oscar for costume design (for An American in Paris ). Freida Lee Mock (BA 1961) and Charles H. Ferguson (BA 1978) have each [293] [294] won an Oscar for documentary filmmaking. Mark Berger (BA 1964) has won four Oscars for sound mixing and is an adjunct professor at UC Berkeley. [295] Edith Head (BA 1918), who was nominated for 34 Oscars during her career, won eight Oscars for costume design. Joe Letteri (BA 1981 [296] ) has won four Oscars for Best Visual Effects in the James Cameron film Avatar and the Peter Jackson films King Kong , The Two Towers , and The Return of the King . [297]

Emmy Award winners

Alumni have collectively won at least twenty-five Emmy Awards: Jon Else (BA 1968) for cinematography; Andrew Schneider (BA 1973) for screenwriting; Linda Schacht (BA 1966, MA 1981), two for broadcast journalism; [298] [299] Christine Chen (dual BA's 1990), two for broadcast journalism; [300] Kristen Sze (BA), two for broadcast journalism; [301] Kathy Baker (BA 1977), three for acting; Ken Milnes (BS 1977), four for broadcasting technology; and Leroy Sievers (BA), [302] twelve for production. Elisabeth Leamy is the recipient of thirteen Emmy awards. [303] [304] [305]

Television

Alumni have acted in classic television series that are still broadcast on TV today. Karen Grassle (BA 1965) played Caroline Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie , Jerry Mathers (BA 1974) starred in Leave it to Beaver , and Roxann Dawson (BA 1980) portrayed B'Elanna Torres on Star Trek: Voyager .

Music and entertainment

Former undergraduates have participated in the contemporary music industry, such as Grateful Dead bass guitarist Phil Lesh, the Police drummer Stewart Copeland, [306] Rolling Stone Magazine founder Jann Wenner, the Bangles lead singer Susanna Hoffs (BA 1980), Counting Crows lead singer Adam Duritz, electronic music producer Giraffage, MTV correspondent Suchin Pak (BA 1997), [307] AFI musicians Davey Havok and Jade Puget (BA 1996), and solo artist Marié Digby ("Say It Again"). People Magazine included Third Eye Blind lead singer and songwriter Stephan Jenkins (BA 1987) in the magazine's list of 50 Most Beautiful People. [308]

Kendall Ross Bean became a master piano rebuilder and concert pianist, Bean first performed on a piano he rebuilt in one of the first classical music videos to be broadcast across the United States on the A&E Network which in 1985 had 18 million cable viewers. This broadcast coincided with MTV emerging as a medium for record production companies to use music videos to promote the albums of Rock and Pop stars. The novelty of a classical music video featuring a solo pianist and the inside view of piano hammers hitting strings, contrasted to the high production rock music videos caught media attention from coast to coast. The video was titled: Kendall Ross Bean: Chopin Polonaise in A Flat. Karen Earle Lile, niece of Tony Terran became the Art Director/Executive Producer for the USPS Building Bridges Special Postal Cancellation Series and a Talk Show host for Sail Sport Talk on Sports Byline USA, a record producer [309] [310] at Fantasy Studios and the historian who discovered the provenance of the Lost Lennon piano, [311] afterwards known as the Lennon-Ono-Green-Warhol piano. [312]

Sports

Alumni have also participated in the world of sports. Tennis athlete Helen Wills Moody (BA 1925) won 31 Grand Slam titles, including eight singles titles at Wimbledon. Tarik Glenn (BA 1999) is a Super Bowl XLI champion. Michele Tafoya (BA 1988) is a sports television reporter for ABC Sports and ESPN. [313] Sports agent Leigh Steinberg (BA 1970, JD 1973) has represented professional athletes such as Steve Young, Troy Aikman, and Oscar De La Hoya; Steinberg has been called the real-life inspiration [314] for the title character in the Oscar-winning [315] film Jerry Maguire (portrayed by Tom Cruise). Matt Biondi (BA 1988) won eight Olympic gold medals during his swimming career, in which he participated in three different Olympics. At the Beijing Olympics in 2008, Natalie Coughlin (BA 2005) became the first American female athlete in modern Olympic history to win six medals in one Olympics. [316]

Patrons

Berkeley alumni have long been among the billionaire ranks, their largess giving rise to many of the campus' eponymous schools, pavilions, centers, institutes, and halls, and with the more prominent being J. Paul Getty, Ann Getty, Sanford Diller and Helen Diller, Donald Fisher, Flora Lamson Hewlett, David Schwartz (Bio-Rad) and members of the Haas (Walter A. Haas, Rhoda Haas Goldman, Walter A. Haas Jr., Peter E. Haas, Bob Haas) family. There are at least twenty-five living alumni billionaires: Gordon Moore (Intel founder), James Harris Simons (Renaissance Technologies), Masayoshi Son (SoftBank), [317] Jon Stryker (Stryker Medical Equipment), [318] Eric Schmidt (former Google Chairman) and Wendy Schmidt, Michael Milken, Bassam Alghanim, Kutayba Alghanim, [319] Charles Simonyi (Microsoft), Cher Wang (HTC), Robert Haas (Levi Strauss & Co.), Carlos Rodriguez-Pastor (Interbank, Peru), [320] Fayez Sarofim, Daniel S. Loeb, Paul Merage, David Hindawi, Orion Hindawi, Bill Joy (Sun Microsystems founder), Victor Koo, Tony Xu (DoorDash), Lowell Milken, Nathaniel Simons and Laura Baxter-Simons, Elizabeth Simons and Mark Heising, [321] Oleg Tinkov, Liong Tek Kwee (BS 1968), Liong Seen Kwee (BS 1974) and Alice Schwartz (BS 1947).

See also

Notes

  1. Other consists of Multiracial Americans & those who prefer to not say.
  2. The percentage of students who received an income-based federal Pell grant intended for low-income students.
  3. The percentage of students who are a part of the American middle class at the bare minimum.

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">California Institute of Technology</span> Research university in Pasadena, California

The California Institute of Technology (branded as Caltech) is a private research university in Pasadena, California. The university is responsible for many modern scientific advancements and is among a small group of institutes of technology in the United States that are strongly devoted to the instruction of pure and applied sciences. Due to its history of technological innovation, Caltech has been considered to be one of the world's most prestigious universities.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Stanford University</span> Private university in California, U.S.

Stanford University is a private research university in Stanford, California. It was founded in 1885 by Leland Stanford—a railroad magnate who served as the eighth governor of and then-incumbent senator from California—and his wife, Jane, in memory of their only child, Leland Jr. Stanford has an 8,180-acre (3,310-hectare) campus, among the largest in the nation. It is also frequently ranked amongst the most prestigious and highly respected universities in the world.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">University of California, San Francisco</span> Public university in California, US

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a public land-grant research university in San Francisco, California. It is part of the University of California system and is dedicated entirely to health science and life science. It conducts research and teaching in medical and biological sciences.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">University of California</span> Public university system in California

The University of California (UC) is a public land-grant research university system in the U.S. state of California. Headquartered in Oakland, the system is composed of its ten campuses at Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz, along with numerous research centers and academic abroad centers. The system is the state's land-grant university. Major publications generally rank most UC campuses as being among the best universities in the world. In 1900, UC was one of the founders of the Association of American Universities and since the 1970s seven of its campuses, in addition to Berkeley, have been admitted to the association. Berkeley, Davis, Santa Cruz, Irvine, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and San Diego are considered Public Ivies, making California the state with the most universities in the nation to hold the title. UC campuses have large numbers of distinguished faculty in almost every academic discipline, with UC faculty and researchers having won 71 Nobel Prizes as of 2021.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">University of California, Santa Cruz</span> Public university in Santa Cruz, California

The University of California, Santa Cruz is a public land-grant research university in Santa Cruz, California. It is one of the ten campuses in the University of California system. Located on Monterey Bay, on the edge of the coastal community of Santa Cruz, the main campus lies on 2,001 acres (810 ha) of rolling, forested hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean. As of Fall 2022, its ten residential colleges enroll some 17,500 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students. Satellite facilities in other Santa Cruz locations include the Coastal Science Campus and the Westside Research Park and the Silicon Valley Center in Santa Clara.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">University of California, Davis</span> Public university in Davis, California

The University of California, Davis is a public land-grant research university in Davis, California, United States. It is the northernmost of the ten campuses of the University of California system. The institution was first founded as an agricultural branch of the system in 1905, known as University Farm, and became the seventh campus of the University of California in 1959.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">University of California, San Diego</span> Public research university in San Diego, California

The University of California, San Diego is a public land-grant research university in San Diego, California, United States. Established in 1960 near the pre-existing Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego is the southernmost of the ten campuses of the University of California, and offers over 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, enrolling 33,096 undergraduate and 9,872 graduate students. The university occupies 2,178 acres (881 ha) near the coast of the Pacific Ocean, with the main campus resting on approximately 1,152 acres (466 ha).

<span class="mw-page-title-main">University of California, Los Angeles</span> Public research university in California, U.S.

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public land-grant research university in Los Angeles, California, United States. Its academic roots were established in 1881 as a normal school then known as the southern branch of the California State Normal School which later evolved into San José State University. The branch was transferred to the University of California to become the Southern Branch of the University of California in 1919, making it the second-oldest of the ten-campus University of California system after the University of California, Berkeley.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">California State University</span> Public university system in California, US

The California State University is a public university system in California, and the largest public university system in the United States. It consists of 23 campuses and seven off-campus centers, which together enroll 457,992 students and employ 56,256 faculty and staff members. In California, it is one of the three public higher education systems, along with the University of California and the California Community Colleges systems. The CSU system is officially incorporated as The Trustees of the California State University, and is headquartered in Long Beach, California.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">University of California, Santa Barbara</span> Public university in Santa Barbara, California

The University of California, Santa Barbara is a public land-grant research university in Santa Barbara County, California, United States. It is part of the University of California university system. Tracing its roots back to 1891 as an independent teachers' college, UCSB joined the ancestor of the California State University system in 1909 and then moved over to the University of California system in 1944. It is the third-oldest undergraduate campus in the system, after UC Berkeley and UCLA. Total student enrollment for 2022 was 23,460 undergraduate and 2,961 graduate students.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">UC Berkeley College of Chemistry</span> University college

The UC Berkeley College of Chemistry is one of the fifteen schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley. It houses the department of chemistry and the department of chemical and biomolecular engineering, both of which are ranked among the best in the world. Its faculty and alumni have won 18 Nobel Prizes, 9 Wolf Prizes, and 11 National Medals of Science.

The Walter A. Haas School of Business is the business school of the University of California, Berkeley, a public research university in Berkeley, California. It was the first business school at a public university in the United States.

The University of California, Berkeley College of Engineering is the engineering school of the University of California, Berkeley. The college occupies fourteen buildings on the northeast side of the main campus and also operates the 150-acre (61-hectare) Richmond Field Station. Established in 1931, the college is considered to be one of the most prestigious and selective engineering schools in both the nation and the world.

The UCLA School of Education and Information Studies is one of the academic and professional schools at the University of California, Los Angeles. Located in Los Angeles, California, the school combines two departments. Established in 1881, the school is the oldest unit at UCLA, having been founded as a normal school prior to the establishment of the university. It was incorporated into the University of California in 1919.

The history of the University of California, Berkeley begins on October 13, 1849, with the adoption of the Constitution of California, which provided for the creation of a public university. On Charter Day, March 23, 1868, the signing of the Organic Act established the University of California, with the new institution inheriting the land and facilities of the private College of California and the federal funding eligibility of a public agricultural, mining, and mechanical arts college.

The Irwin and Joan Jacobs School of Engineering is an undergraduate and graduate-level engineering school offering BS, BA, MEng, MS, MAS and PhD degrees at the University of California, San Diego in San Diego, California. The Jacobs School of Engineering is the youngest engineering school of the nation's top ten, the largest by enrollment in the University of California system, as well as the largest engineering school on the West Coast and the ninth-largest in the country. More than thirty faculty have been named members of the National Academies. The current dean of the Jacobs School of Engineering is Albert P. Pisano.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Timothy P. White</span> Academic administrator and kinesiologist

Timothy Peter White is a retired academic administrator and kinesiologist. He served as the chancellor of the California State University system from December 2012 to December 2020. He was the chancellor of the Riverside campus of the University of California from 2008 to 2012.

References

  1. "A brief history of the University of California". Academic Personnel and Programs. Archived from the original on October 21, 2020. Retrieved August 24, 2020.
  2. As of June 30, 2022; includes assets managed by the UC Regents in the General Endowment Pool for the exclusive benefit of Berkeley. "Annual Endowment Report, Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2022" (PDF). University of California.
  3. 1 2 "University of California 21/22 Annual Financial Report" (PDF). University of California. Retrieved February 20, 2023.
  4. "Home | Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost". evcp.berkeley.edu. Retrieved July 7, 2022.
  5. "About Berkeley: What We Do". Archived from the original on October 28, 2021. Retrieved October 24, 2021.
  6. 1 2 3 "UC Berkeley Quick Facts". UC Berkeley Office of Planning and Analysis. Retrieved October 21, 2021.
  7. "College Navigator – University of California-Berkeley". National Center for Education Statistics.
  8. "UC Berkeley Zero Waste Plan" (PDF). University of California-Berkeley. September 2019. p. 5. Retrieved October 12, 2020.
  9. "Primary Palettes". Berkeley Brand Guidelines. University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  10. 1 2 "Trademark Use Guidelines and Requirements" (PDF). University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  11. 1 2 "Our Name". The Berkeley Brand Manual (PDF). Berkeley: University of California, Berkeley: Office of Communications and Public Affairs. June 2019. p. 34. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 7, 2020. Retrieved June 23, 2020.
  12. Examples include:
    1. Selingo, Jeffrey. "Our dangerous obsession with Harvard, Stanford and other elite universities". The Washington Post . "…the Ivy League, along with Stanford, the University of Chicago, Duke, and a few elite public universities such as the University of Michigan, UC-Berkeley, and UNC-Chapel Hill are the pride of the American higher-education system around the world."
    2. Thoenig, Jean-Claude (August 31, 2023). "Organizational Governance and the Production of Academic Quality: Lessons from Two Top U.S. Research Universities". Minerva. 52 (4). Springer: 381–417. doi:10.1007/s11024-014-9261-2. JSTOR   43548922. "MIT and UCB were selected as two consistently top ranked universities internationally speaking, not only in terms of prestige in the eyes of international public opinion but also in terms of actual outputs as measured by metrics of excellence. They enjoy a very long tenure in the first decile whatever the classification used, and despite the fact that ranking agencies do not allocate the same weight to excellence and prestige indicators. Once they reach the top, they seem to remain there forever, despite increasingly tough competition from research universities who all vie to join the academic heavens"
  13. 1 2 3 "Carnegie Classifications: University of California-Berkeley". Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  14. "UC National Laboratories | UCOP". www.ucop.edu. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  15. 1 2 3 "Berkeley Graduate Profile". UC Berkeley. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  16. "Table 20. Campus funding for sponsored research tops $1 billion for first time". Berkeley News. August 16, 2021. Retrieved August 16, 2021.
  17. "Berkeley Library Facts" (PDF). www.lib.berkeley.edu.
  18. "New addition to UC Berkeley Main Library dedicated to former UC President David Gardner". Berkeley.edu. June 12, 1997. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  19. "The Nation's Largest Libraries". American Library Association. July 7, 2006. Archived from the original on November 25, 2022.
  20. "California Golden Bears Olympic Medals". University of California Golden Bears Athletics. Retrieved March 14, 2021.
  21. "Cal National Champions". University of California Golden Bears Athletics. Retrieved March 14, 2021.
  22. "Nine faculty elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences". news.berkeley.edu. April 23, 2020. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  23. Rachel Sugar (May 29, 2015). "Where MacArthur 'Geniuses' Went to College". Business Insider . Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  24. "Cal Facts" (PDF). admissions.berkeley.edu. Retrieved February 22, 2023.
  25. "National Academy of Engineering members". Berkeley Engineering. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  26. "About UC Berkeley: Honors and Awards". Berkeley.edu. Archived from the original on July 4, 2008. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  27. Stadtman, Verne A. (1970). The University of California, 1868–1968 . New York: McGraw-Hill. p.  34.
  28. "History of UC Berkeley". University of California, Berkeley. Archived from the original on November 23, 2010. Founded in the wake of the gold rush by leaders of the newly established 31st state, the University of California's flagship campus at Berkeley has become one of the preeminent universities in the world.
  29. Berdahl, Robert (October 8, 1998). "The Future of Flagship Universities". University of California, Berkeley. Archived from the original on May 11, 2011. The issue I want to talk about tonight is the future of "flagship" universities, institutions like the University of Texas at Austin, or Texas A&M at College Station, or the University of California, Berkeley. This is not an easy topic to talk about for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the fact that those of us in "systems" of higher education are frequently actively discouraged from using the term "flagship" to refer to our campuses because it is seen as hurtful to the self-esteem of colleagues at other institutions in our systems.
  30. "A brief history of the University of California". University of California Office of the President. Archived from the original on October 21, 2020. Retrieved August 23, 2020.
  31. Wollenberg, Charles (2002). "Chapter 2: Tale of Two Towns". Berkeley, A City in History. Berkeley Public Library. Archived from the original on June 12, 2009. Retrieved June 6, 2009.
  32. "A History of Women at Cal | Campus Climate, Community Engagement & Transformation". Campus Climate at Berkeley. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  33. "The Centennial of The University of California, 1868–1968" . Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  34. "University of California History Digital Archives" . Retrieved November 30, 2008.
  35. Smith, Mackenzie (2018). "Celebrating Women at Rausser College, Past & Present". College of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved March 13, 2021.
  36. "About UC Berkeley – History". UC Berkeley. Archived from the original on September 5, 2008. Retrieved November 30, 2008.
  37. Douglass, John; Thomas, Sally. "University of California History Digital Archives: Los Angeles General History". www.lib.berkeley.edu. Retrieved March 17, 2019.
  38. "John Galen Howard and the design of the City of Learning, the UC Berkeley campus". UC Berkeley. Retrieved December 24, 2010.
  39. "History of Army ROTC". UC Berkeley Army ROTC. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  40. "U.S. Naval Activities World War II by State". Patrick Clancey. Retrieved March 19, 2012.
  41. "Alumni". army.berkeley.edu. Archived from the original on May 3, 2020. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  42. "The Nobel Prize in Physics 1939". www.nobelprize.org. Retrieved August 18, 2017.
  43. "Chemical Elements Discovered at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory". Lbl.gov. June 7, 1999. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  44. "Branding the Elements: Berkeley Stakes its Claims on the Periodic Table". Cal Alumni Association. March 20, 2014. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  45. "Manhattan Project Chronology". atomicarchive.com. Archived from the original on October 30, 2008. Retrieved November 30, 2008.
  46. "Atomic History – Early Government Support". Atomic Heritage Foundation. Archived from the original on January 4, 2009. Retrieved November 30, 2008.
  47. 1 2 3 "UC Presidents". University of California History Digital Archives. Archived from the original on March 9, 2009. Retrieved November 30, 2008.
  48. "Days of Cal – Berkeley in the 60s". Archived from the original on June 22, 2008. Retrieved November 30, 2008.
  49. "10 Fun Facts about UC Berkeley | AdmitSee" . Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  50. Cohen, Robert (December 2015). "Teaching about the Berkeley Free Speech Movement" (PDF). National Council for the Social Studies—Social Education. 75 (5): 301–308. Retrieved August 15, 2020.
  51. "Berkeley FSM | Free Speech Movement 50th Anniversary". fsm.berkeley.edu. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
  52. "Unforgettable Change: 1960s: Free Speech Movement & The New American Left | Picture This". picturethis.museumca.org. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
  53. 1 2 MSRI. "MSRI". www.msri.org. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  54. MSRI. "Mathematical Sciences Research Institute". www.msri.org. Retrieved August 18, 2017.
  55. "MSRI" (PDF). AMS. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 9, 2020. Retrieved August 18, 2017.
  56. Powell, Bonnie Azab (January 24, 2005). "Berkeley freshmen are more liberal and less religious than their national counterparts – but survey finds their views are closer than labels suggest". UC Berkeley News. Retrieved February 29, 2008.
  57. Doty, Meriah (February 5, 2004). "Examining Berkeley's liberal legacy". CNN. Retrieved February 20, 2008.
  58. Tierney, John (November 18, 2004). "Republicans Outnumbered in Academia, Studies Find". The New York Times . Retrieved January 16, 2008.
  59. 1 2 "Berkeley celebrates record-breaking year in fundraising". vca.berkeley.edu. July 22, 2022.
  60. Giving to Colleges Rises, Inside Higher Ed, February 6, 2018
  61. 20 Elite Universities Received 28% of College Donations Last Year, MarketWatch, February 20, 2019
  62. Major Gifts to Higher Education, The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 3, 2020
  63. Annual Report on University Private Support: 2019–20 (Report). Oakland, CA: University of California, Office of the President. p. 18.
  64. Annual Report on University Private Support: 2021–22 (Report). Oakland, CA: University of California, Office of the President. p. 18.
  65. Cosgrove, Jaclyn (April 25, 2024). "Pro-Palestinian protests grow at California campuses as opposing demonstrators clash at UCLA". LA Times. Retrieved April 30, 2024.
  66. Hayes, Kelly (April 29, 2024). "Berkeley's Free Palestine Encampment Draws on Legacy of Palestinian Protests". Truth Out. Retrieved April 30, 2024.
  67. Ewe, Koh (April 12, 2024). "Berkeley Law Student Protests at Dean's House: How Experts and Advocates Are Reacting". Time. Retrieved April 30, 2024.
  68. Castañeda, Carlos (April 23, 2024). "Protesters set up encampment at UC Berkeley to demand end to Gaza war, divestment from Israel". CBS News. Retrieved April 30, 2024.
  69. Paddock, Richard (January 12, 2008). "Native Americans Say Berkeley Is No Place for Their Ancestors". Los Angeles Times . Archived from the original on January 16, 2008. Retrieved December 23, 2020. Alternate URL.
  70. "Activists hold graphic protest against university's Tyson Foods contract". SFBay. August 25, 2021. Retrieved May 26, 2022.
  71. Sairam, Amudha; Finman, Kate (October 30, 2020). "ASUC Senate promotes student advocacy initiatives". The Daily Californian. Retrieved May 26, 2022.
  72. "Corporate University: How Pour Out Pepsi is Democratizing UC Berkeley". The Leaflet. April 28, 2021. Retrieved May 26, 2022.
  73. Burress, Charles (May 21, 2005). "BERKELEY / Embattled UC teacher is granted tenure / Critic of campus' ties with biotech lost initial bid". SFGATE. Retrieved June 23, 2022.
  74. Anna Armstrong (May 17, 2022). "'Unchecked pain and misery': PETA files complaint against campus labs". The Daily Californian. Retrieved June 23, 2022.
  75. "Dehydrated monkeys with "sunken eyes" found suffering at UC Berkeley lab". Newsweek. June 21, 2022. Retrieved June 23, 2022.
  76. Schwab, Frank (June 17, 2013). "Cal's new stadium renovation leaves school with huge debt to pay off". Yahoo! Sports. Archived from the original on June 24, 2013. Retrieved June 28, 2013.
  77. Asimov, Nanette (June 17, 2013). "Cal scrambling to cover stadium bill". San Francisco Chronicle . Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  78. "U.S. Department of Education Releases List of Higher Education Institutions with Open Title IX Sexual Violence Investigations" (Press release). U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved July 14, 2014.
  79. Sam Levin (April 6, 2016). "Disturbing details of sexual harassment scandal at UC Berkeley revealed in files". The Guardian.
  80. O'Kane, Caitlin (July 29, 2019). "UC Berkeley and four other schools removed from Best Colleges list for misreporting statistics". CBS News . Retrieved July 30, 2019.
  81. Chotiner, Isaac (April 28, 2022). "A Clash Over Housing Pits U.C. Berkeley Against Its Neighbors". The New Yorker. Retrieved May 26, 2022.
  82. Lowrey, Annie (February 26, 2022). "NIMBYism Reaches Its Apotheosis". The Atlantic. Retrieved May 26, 2022.
  83. Gohlke, Josh (February 17, 2022). "UC Berkeley enrollment freeze shows CA NIMBYism run amok". The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved May 26, 2022.
  84. Demsas, Jerusalem (May 24, 2022). "The People Who Hate People". The Atlantic. Retrieved May 26, 2022.
  85. Levenson, Michael (March 3, 2022). "U.C. Berkeley Must Freeze Enrollment, California Supreme Court Says". The New York Times. ISSN   0362-4331 . Retrieved May 26, 2022.
  86. Hubler, Shawn (March 11, 2022). "Legislators Find Way to Let U.C. Berkeley Increase Its Enrollment". The New York Times. ISSN   0362-4331 . Retrieved May 26, 2022.
  87. Wilson, Reid (March 15, 2022). "California Gov. Newsom raises UC Berkeley enrollment cap". The Hill. Retrieved May 26, 2022.
  88. "UC Berkeley housing shortage leaves students scrambling". East Bay Times. June 21, 2022. Retrieved June 23, 2022.
  89. "Editorial Style Guide". Light the Way: The Campaign for Berkeley. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  90. "Do you call it Cal or Berkeley? UC school may rebrand to Cal Berkeley for sports". Los Angeles Times. September 21, 2023. Retrieved October 9, 2023.
  91. "About UC – Shared Governance". The University of California. Archived from the original on December 4, 2008. Retrieved November 30, 2008.
  92. "Organizational Chart – Senior Administration" (PDF). UC Berkeley. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 17, 2008. Retrieved November 30, 2008.
  93. "Past Chancellors". berkeley.edu.
  94. Berryhill, Alex (February 20, 2013). "UC Berkeley looks to philanthropy in place of state funding". The Daily Californian . Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  95. 1 2 Marjorie Valbrun (March 2, 2020). "Berkeley launches ambitious $6-billion fundraising campaign". Inside Higher Ed.
  96. "The Campaign for Berkeley". www.campaign.berkeley.edu.
  97. "Statement of Accreditation Status: University of California at Berkeley". Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Archived from the original on September 27, 2013. Retrieved September 19, 2013.
  98. "University of California, Berkeley Common Data Set 2019–2020". University of California, Berkeley, Office of Planning and Analysis.
  99. "Degrees Offered at the University of California, Berkeley" (PDF). Office of Planning and Analysis, UC-Berkeley. July 1, 2011. Retrieved September 19, 2013.
  100. "Berkeley Facts". UC Berkeley. Retrieved September 19, 2013.
  101. "General Catalog – Undergraduate Degree Requirements". University of California, Berkeley. Archived from the original on September 12, 2013. Retrieved September 19, 2013.
  102. "Graduate Degree Programs University of California, Berkeley". guide.berkeley.edu. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  103. "Mark Twain Papers – UC Berkeley Library". www.lib.berkeley.edu.
  104. "Oral History Center – UC Berkeley Library". www.lib.berkeley.edu.
  105. "The Center for the Tebtunis Papyri – UC Berkeley Library". www.lib.berkeley.edu.
  106. "University Archives – UC Berkeley Library". www.lib.berkeley.edu.
  107. "ShanghaiRanking's 2023 Academic Ranking of World Universities". Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. Retrieved February 10, 2024.
  108. "Forbes America's Top Colleges List 2023". Forbes . Retrieved September 22, 2023.
  109. "2023-2024 Best National Universities". U.S. News & World Report . Retrieved September 22, 2023.
  110. "2023 National University Rankings". Washington Monthly . Retrieved February 10, 2024.
  111. "ShanghaiRanking's 2023 Academic Ranking of World Universities". Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. Retrieved February 10, 2024.
  112. "QS World University Rankings 2024: Top global universities". Quacquarelli Symonds . Retrieved June 27, 2023.
  113. "World University Rankings 2024". Times Higher Education . Retrieved September 27, 2023.
  114. "2022-23 Best Global Universities Rankings". U.S. News & World Report . Retrieved February 25, 2023.
  115. "USA—CWUR World University Rankings 2018–2019". Center for World University Rankings. Retrieved September 1, 2020.
  116. "QS World University Rankings: USA 2021". Top Universities. Retrieved August 27, 2022.
  117. "America's Top Colleges". Forbes.
  118. "2022–2023 Top Public Colleges & Universities". usnews.com. Retrieved September 13, 2022.
  119. "10 institutions that dominated science in 2017". June 12, 2018. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  120. "Introduction to the Nature Index" . Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  121. "CWUR World University Rankings 2020–2021". Center for World University Rankings. Retrieved September 1, 2020.
  122. Kerr, Clark (2001). The Gold and the Blue: A Personal Memoir of the University of California, 1949–1967, Volume 1, Academic Triumphs. Berkeley: University of California Press. pp. 404–406. ISBN   9780520223677 . Retrieved March 23, 2024.
  123. "Comparing Black Enrollments at the Public Ivies". The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education. Autumn 2005. Retrieved September 3, 2006.
  124. Paul Marthers, Dean of Admission. "Admissions Messages vs. Admissions Realities". Office of Admissions. Reed College. Archived from the original on February 21, 2008. Retrieved February 9, 2008.
  125. Richard Moll in his book Public Ivys: A Guide to America's best public undergraduate colleges and universities (1985)
  126. Greene, Howard R.; Greene, Matthew W. (2001). The public ivies: America's flagship public universities (1st ed.). New York: Cliff Street Books. ISBN   978-0060934590.
  127. "Birds? Planes? No, colossal 'super-brands': Top Six Universities". Times Higher Education (THE). January 1, 1990. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  128. "Six 'superbrands': their reputations precede them". Times Higher Education (THE). March 10, 2011. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  129. "World Reputation Rankings 2016: winning recognition worldwide". Times Higher Education (THE). May 4, 2016. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  130. "World University Rankings blog: how the 'university superbrands' compare". Times Higher Education (THE). May 10, 2016. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  131. "World Reputation Rankings 2018". Times Higher Education. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  132. "2010 Rankings: Doctoral Programs in America". The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved April 21, 2012.
  133. "College Scorecard: University of California-Berkeley". United States Department of Education . Retrieved May 8, 2022.
  134. 1 2 "University of California, Berkeley Common Data Set". University of California, Berkeley, Office of Planning and Analysis.
  135. "Six UC campuses to redirect national merit funding to other merit-based scholarships". University of California Newsroom. July 13, 2005. Archived from the original on August 29, 2008.
  136. NMSC 2018–19 Annual Report (Report). National Merit Scholarship Corporation. October 31, 2019. pp. 38–40.
  137. "NMSC 2018–19 Annual Report" (PDF). National Merit Scholarship Corporation. October 31, 2019. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 5, 2021.
  138. "Pell Grant". UC Regents. Retrieved August 14, 2019.
  139. "Full-Time MBA Financial Aid – Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley". Haas.berkeley.edu. Archived from the original on July 9, 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  140. "Financial Aid". Berkeley Law. April 10, 2015.
  141. "History & discoveries". University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  142. "Melvin Calvin – Facts". www.nobelprize.org. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  143. "It's Elementary: Berkeley Can Bask in the Glow as More Elements Hit Periodic Table". Cal Alumni Association. January 7, 2016. Archived from the original on March 8, 2016. Retrieved March 7, 2016.
  144. "Lawrence Livermore credited with discovery of elements 115, 117 and 118". Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Retrieved March 13, 2016.
  145. "The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020" (PDF). www.nobelprize.org. Retrieved October 7, 2020.
  146. "Ernest Lawrence – Biographical". www.nobelprize.org. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  147. Oakes, Elizabeth H. (2007). "Emerson, Gladys Anderson". Encyclopedia of World Scientists. Infobase. p. 211. ISBN   978-1-4381-1882-6.
  148. Reilly, Edwin D. (2003). Milestones in Computer Science and Information Technology . Bloomsbury Academic. p.  50. ISBN   1-57356-521-0.
  149. Turner, Wallace (May 3, 1983). "Joel Hildebrand, 101, Chemist; Joined U. of California in 1913". The New York Times. ISSN   0362-4331 . Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  150. Shepard, Kiera. "Lie Detection: The Science and Development of the Polygraph". USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  151. Ritchie, Dennis M.; Thompson, Ken (July 1978). "The UNIX Time-Sharing System" (PDF). Bell System Tech. J. 57 (6). AT&T: 1905–1929. doi:10.1002/j.1538-7305.1978.tb02136.x . Retrieved April 22, 2014.
  152. Nagel, Laurence (September 30, 1996). "The Life of SPICE" (PDF). The Designer's Guide Community. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 4, 2012.
  153. "100 Important Innovations That Came From University Research – Online Universities". August 27, 2012.
  154. "Chenming Hu". National Science & Technology Medal Foundation. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  155. "Bill Joy". UC Berkeley.
  156. Taylor, Michael (May 11, 2008). "Hugh Bradner, UC's inventor of wetsuit, dies". SFGate. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  157. "Cal's plan to shrink a big, impersonal campus". University of California. May 8, 2014. Retrieved February 8, 2023.
  158. Vary, Adam B. (January 17, 2020). "Disney and Chernin Entertainment Parting Ways (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved May 1, 2024.
  159. Cohen, Adam (June 16, 2002). "The Perfect Store". The New York Times. ISSN   0362-4331 . Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  160. "Pierre Omidyar". Forbes. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  161. "2020 CENSUS – CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Berkeley city, CA" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. pp. 4 (PDF p. 5/5). Retrieved July 1, 2023. – Compare to the campus map here
  162. "OpenStreetMap Oakland". openstreetmap.org. Retrieved September 10, 2014.
  163. "Moving to Berkeley". Berkeley Postdoctoral Association. Archived from the original on February 29, 2012. Retrieved February 29, 2012.
  164. "Innovation/Entrepreneurship | Research UC Berkeley". vcresearch.berkeley.edu. Retrieved April 14, 2019.
  165. "Online Exhibit on the Hearst Architectural Competition". Sunsite.berkeley.edu. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  166. "The 10 Tallest University Clock Towers". Best College Reviews. May 8, 2013. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  167. "University of California, Berkeley Campus". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved March 30, 2012.
  168. McCoy, Esther (1960). Five California Architects. New York: Reinhold Publishing Corporation. p. 6. ASIN   B000I3Z52W.
  169. "UC Berkeley Strawberry Creek". Strawberrycreek.berkeley.edu. Archived from the original on March 1, 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  170. "Hayward Fault: UC Berkeley". seismo.berkeley.edu. Archived from the original on April 22, 2008. Retrieved April 13, 2008.
  171. "California Golden Bears – Traditions". Calbears.collegesports.com. Archived from the original on September 5, 2005. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  172. "University of California Marching Band ~ About Us". Calband.berkeley.edu. Retrieved June 29, 2013.
  173. "Home". UC Rally Committee. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  174. "Bear Traditions". Days of Cal. Sunsite.berkeley.edu. Archived from the original on January 27, 1998. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  175. "California Golden Bears – Traditions". Calbears.collegesports.com. Archived from the original on March 3, 2006. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  176. "California Golden Bears – Traditions". Calbears.collegesports.com. September 7, 1991. Archived from the original on December 12, 2004. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  177. "Home". Cal Spirit. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  178. "Home". Usca.org. Archived from the original on June 17, 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  179. "University of California—Berkeley Student Life". U.S. News & World Report . Retrieved May 6, 2021.
  180. "About CalGreeks". ASUC Student Union LEADCenter. Retrieved January 25, 2016.
  181. "Welcome to CalGreeks.com". CalGreeks. Retrieved January 25, 2016.
  182. "Student Action Webpage". Studentaction.org. Archived from the original on July 7, 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  183. "CalSERVE Webpage". Calserve.org. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  184. Associated Students of the University of California#List of executive officers
  185. "ASUC Bylaw 3206: CalTV". ASUC Central Drive (Google Drive).
  186. "Campus Description—UC Berkeley". University of California. June 2, 2006. Archived from the original on March 10, 2007. Retrieved June 23, 2016.
  187. "About the Residence Hall Assembly". rha.berkeley.edu. Archived from the original on November 5, 2016. Retrieved November 19, 2014.
  188. "The Berkeley Group". The Berkeley Group. February 11, 2007. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  189. "Berkeley Consulting" . Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  190. "Official weblink to ImagiCal". Archived from the original on September 24, 2014. Retrieved September 19, 2014.
  191. "The Berkeley Forum". Forum.berkeley.edu. Retrieved June 28, 2013.
  192. "DeCal". Democratic Education at Cal. Archived from the original on November 4, 1999. Retrieved April 4, 2014.
  193. "DeCal Courses". Archived from the original on June 25, 2018. Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  194. "SEB Website". UC Berkeley. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  195. "STAR Website". UC Berkeley. Retrieved April 23, 2021.
  196. "FSAE Website". UC Berkeley. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  197. "FEB Website". UC Berkeley. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  198. "CalSol Website". UC Berkeley. Retrieved April 23, 2021.
  199. "CalSMV Website". UC Berkeley. Retrieved April 23, 2021.
  200. "HPV Website". UC Berkeley. Retrieved April 23, 2021.
  201. "UC Berkeley To Join ACC 2024-25 Academic Year". Calbears.com. California Golden Bears. September 1, 2023. Retrieved December 3, 2023.
  202. 1 2 "State Colors". State-Wide News. University Bulletin. 2 (4): 18. August 24, 1953. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  203. "Resource Guide: Student history". University of California, Berkeley. Archived from the original on January 10, 2010. Retrieved February 26, 2010.
  204. "GOVERNMENT CODE – GOV TITLE 1. GENERAL [100–7914] (Title 1 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134.) DIVISION 2. STATE SEAL, FLAG, AND EMBLEMS [399–447] (Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134.)". California Legislative Information Code Section. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
  205. "Athletics Brand Identity Guidelines: Color" . Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  206. "Colors". Berkeley, University of California. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  207. "California Golden Bears Olympians". calbears.com. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  208. "2007–08 Fall U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup standings" (PDF). CBS Interactive. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 11, 2019. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
  209. "Director's Cup results 07–08". Archived from the original (PDF) on March 8, 2012. Retrieved March 2, 2012.
  210. "Director's Cup results 10–11" (PDF). Retrieved March 2, 2012.
  211. Yen, Ruey (November 9, 2017). "Big Splash + Big Kick: Cal vs. Stanford in Men's Water Polo and Men's Soccer". California Golden Blogs. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  212. "Zulfikar Ali Bhutto". Encyclopædia Britannica Online. August 11, 2023.
  213. "Her Norwegian heritage drew her to projects with the Norwegian Consulate in San Francisco and the Norwegian American Cultural Society, and she hosted a party for Crown Prince Haakon Magnus when he graduated from UC Berkeley in 1999."Carolyne Zinko (July 3, 2008). "Sigrun Corrigan, Bay Area arts patron, dies". San Francisco Chronicle.
  214. "12.06.2004 – Renowned mathematician Shiing-Shen Chern, who revitalized the study of geometry, has died at 93 in Tianjin, China". www.berkeley.edu. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  215. "BCTP History". ctp.berkeley.edu. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  216. "History". Space Sciences Laboratory. Archived from the original on May 16, 2019. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  217. "Berkeley Lab History – 75 Years of World-Class Science". history.lbl.gov. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  218. "Nomination Database Gilbert N. Lewis". NobelPrize.org. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  219. "Gilbert N. Lewis". Atomic Heritage Foundation. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  220. "Gilbert Newton Lewis | Lemelson-MIT Program". lemelson.mit.edu. Archived from the original on April 11, 2020. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  221. Harris, Reviewed By Harold H. (November 1, 1999). "A Biography of Distinguished Scientist Gilbert Newton Lewis (by Edward S. Lewis)". Journal of Chemical Education. 76 (11): 1487. Bibcode:1999JChEd..76.1487H. doi: 10.1021/ed076p1487 . ISSN   0021-9584.
  222. "Days of Cal | Glenn T. Seaborg". vm136.lib.berkeley.edu. Archived from the original on March 8, 2016. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  223. "Glenn T. Seaborg – His Biography". www2.lbl.gov. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  224. "University of California: In Memoriam, March 1976". texts.cdlib.org. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  225. "Janet Yellen | Faculty Directory | Berkeley-Haas". facultybio.haas.berkeley.edu. Archived from the original on October 9, 2016. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  226. "Faculty profiles | Department of Economics". www.econ.berkeley.edu. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  227. 1 2 Maugh, Thomas. "Harvey Itano dies at 89; researcher whose studies provided a breakthrough on sickle cell disease". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  228. University of California, Berkeley at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  229. Weinstock, Maia. "Channeling Ada Lovelace: Chien-Shiung Wu, Courageous Hero of Physics". Scientific American. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  230. Shampo, MA (July 2002). "Kary Mullis—Nobel Laureate for Procedure to Replicate DNA". Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 77 (7): 606. doi: 10.4065/77.7.606 . PMID   12108595.
  231. Böggemann, Markus; Purschke, G.; Westheide, Wilfried (2019). Handbook of Zoology, Volume 1: Annelida Basal Groups and Pleistoannelida, Sedentaria I. De Gruyter. pp. 19, 27-29. ISBN   9783110291681. OCLC   1399979202.
  232. Hartman, Olga (1933). "Revision of the California species of polychaetous annelids of the family Spionidae". M.A. University of California. OCLC   25496285.
  233. Hartman, Olga (1936). "Polychaetous annelids of the littoral zone of California". Ph. D. University of California. OCLC   18237529.
  234. Tryon, Edward P. (1973). "Is the Universe a Vacuum Fluctuation?". Nature. 246 (5433): 396–397. Bibcode:1973Natur.246..396T. doi:10.1038/246396a0. S2CID   4166499.
  235. Impey, Chris (2012). How It Began: A Time-Travelers Guide To the Universe (First ed.). New York, United States: W.W. Norton & Company. p.  411. ISBN   978-0-393-08002-5.
  236. Parsons, Paul (2001). The Big Bang: The Birth of Our Universe. London: DK Publishing, Inc. p.  36. ISBN   0-7894-8161-8.
  237. 1 2 Hipwell, Deirdre (September 1, 2005). "Obituaries – Professor John Bahcall". London: The Times(United Kingdom). Retrieved May 27, 2010.
  238. "Peter Smith Named Thomas R. Brown Distinguished Chair in Integrative Science". University of Arizona (Press release). University Communications. March 15, 2008. Archived from the original on December 3, 2008. Retrieved January 10, 2023.
  239. "NASA Spacecraft Confirms Martian Water, Mission Extended". NASA. July 31, 2008.
  240. Apple Computer was co-founded by Steve Wozniak( BS 1986). Harriet Stix (May 14, 1986). "A UC Berkeley Degree Is Now the Apple of Steve Wozniak's Eye". Los Angeles Times .
  241. Intel was co-founded by Gordon Moore (BS 1950). Jose Rodriguez (July 17, 1996). "Intel chairman awarded UC Berkeley's highest honor at Silicon Valley tribute". University of California at Berkeley Public Information Office.
  242. LSI Logic was cofounded by Robert Walker (BS EE 1958). "Contributors (August 1970)". IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits. 5 (4): 168–169. August 1970. Bibcode:1970IJSSC...5..168.. doi:10.1109/JSSC.1970.1050102. ISSN   0018-9200.
  243. The Gap was founded by Donald Fisher (BS 1951), who served as its inaugural president and chairman of the board. "Business Visionary Don Fisher, BS 51". Obituaries. Cal Business (Fall 2009). University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business. Archived from the original on April 17, 2016. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
  244. MySpace was cofounded by Tom Anderson (BA 1998). Owen Gibson (June 23, 2008). "200 million friends and counting". The Guardian (publication in the United Kingdom). London.
  245. PowerBar was cofounded by Brian Maxwell (BA 1975) and his wife Jennifer Maxwell (BS 1988). "Cal mourns passing of Brian Maxwell, former coach, runner, PowerBar founder, and philanthropist". UC Berkeley News. March 22, 2004.
  246. 1 2 Berkeley Systems and MoveOn.org were cofounded by Joan Blades (BA 1977). Hawkes, Ellen. "Joan Blades". Women of the Year 2003. Ms. Magazine (Winter 2003). Archived from the original on June 5, 2016. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
  247. Bolt, Beranek and Newman was cofounded by Richard Bolt (BA 1933, MA 1937, PhD 1939). Leo L. Beranek (1979). "Acoustical Society of America Gold Medal Award – 1979 Richard Henry Bolt". Acoustical Society of America. Archived from the original on June 9, 2012.
  248. Chez Panisse was founded by Alice Waters (BA 1967). Martin, Andrew. "Alice Waters". The New York Times. Retrieved May 27, 2010.; and Marian Burros (August 14, 1996). "Alice Waters: Food Revolutionary". The New York Times.
  249. GrandCentral (known now as Google Voice) was cofounded by Craig Walker (BA 1988, JD 1995). "A Symposium on Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship March 7–8, 2008 – Speakers". Berkeley Technology Law Journal. Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. 2008. Archived from the original on May 16, 2008.
  250. 1 2 HTC Corporation and VIA Techno