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“Thanks to You… I’m here at Berkeley”

Thanks to you… and 281,854 other donors, we raised $3.13 billion to benefit Berkeley’s brilliant students and faculty and world-class research. This video shows how your support ensures access for students, regardless of resources, to the world’s greatest public university.

New DNA-editing technology spawns bold UC initiative

UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco are launching the Innovative Genomics Initiative to lead a revolution in genetic engineering based on a new technology already generating novel strategies for gene therapy and the genetic study of disease.

The Li Ka Shing Foundation has provided a $10 million gift to support the initiative, establishing the Li Ka Shing Center for Genomic Engineering and an affiliated faculty chair at UC Berkeley. The two universities also will provide $2 million in start-up funds.

At the core of the initiative is a revolutionary technology discovered two years ago at UC Berkeley by Jennifer A. Doudna, executive director of the initiative and the new faculty chair.

Comprehensive photo gift funds premier of never-before-displayed photos

In celebration of a landmark gift to the campus by the Reva and David Logan Foundation, UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism is exhibiting never-before-displayed photographs of Chicago’s once-thriving newspaper scene taken by Vivian Maier, a nanny and self-taught street photographer whose brilliant work was uncovered shortly before she died in 2009. The comprehensive gift is a significant boost to photojournalism at both the Graduate School of Journalism and The Bancroft Library.

New ideas and technology spreading from campus faster than ever

In the 10 years since the campus established its technology-transfer office, more than 800 companies have sponsored Berkeley research projects, investing important resources in many areas across the university — and resulting in significant patent and licensing fees.

Discover Cal coming to cities around California and to Chicago

Discover Cal, the traveling lecture series that brings Berkeley to a location near you, has a slate of dates starting this week. This spring’s events will feature Chancellor Nicholas Dirks in a casual but stimulating conversation. This spring also marks the debut of Discover Cal in Chicago. Check out the dates and mark your calendars:

  • March 27, Atherton
  • April 1, Sacramento
  • May 27, Century City
  • May 28, Orange County
  • May 29, San Diego
  • June 19, Chicago

Attend a new student reception

Join campus staff, alumni, and Cal Parents to welcome newly admitted students and their parents to the Berkeley family. Check out more information and registration.

International House raffle is back

The International House Raffle is back and better than ever. You can win a one-week stay in Paris plus $3,000 cash, a two-night stay at the scenic Brockway Springs Resort in North Lake Tahoe, or a $150 gift certificate to Chez Panisse and a bottle of Groth Reserve 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet. Tickets are on sale through April 10 (April 9 for international buyers). Winners will be selected at the April 10 I-House Gala, contacted by e-mail, and announced on the I-House Website. You can save money when you buy more tickets ($100 each, $180 for two, $400 for five). All proceeds from the raffle will support the Fund for I-House, which provides critical support for resident scholarships as well as the day-to-day operations of the House. Entries are capped at 500. Bonne chance!



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