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September 30, 2022

Berkeley News

The Berkeley Changemaker is a Berkeley News series highlighting innovative members of the campus community engaged in work and research that tackles society’s most pressing issues.


As a child growing up in Oakland, Miya Hayes remembers the prestige and allure that UC Berkeley represented in her community. Being one of the best academic institutions in the nation, it had a reputation for producing innovative research and changemaking leaders with global impact.

September 9, 2022

Global University Venturing

Rich Lyons discusses the Berkeley-affiliated funds and the creation of Berkeley Changemaker.

Times Higher Education

David Dodick offers practical pointers gleaned from a course he designed and taught aimed at communicating the value of arts and humanities degrees for various careers

July 29, 2022

Berkeley News

Bakar Fellows Program Director and UC Berkeley professor David Schaffer reflects on the reasons why he sees Berkeley as a leader in world-changing research, innovation and entrepreneurship.

July 8, 2022

TD Ameritrade Network

Chief Innovation & Entrepreneurship Officer Rich Lyons talks about inflation and entrepreneurship in an interview with TD Ameritrade.

May 5, 2022

VentureBeat

The Berkeley Frontier Fund is debuting today with $50 million to invest in startups related to the University of California at Berkeley. And the fund has pledged to give $25 million to the university as state budgets get tighter.

May 2, 2022

What are the Berkeley Changemaker™ courses? Can anyone enroll?

Berkeley Changemaker courses are designed to help students clarify the impact they want to make in the world and understand how to make that happen. Changemaking is baked into the DNA of UC Berkeley; it's the reason so many decide to come here. The Berkeley Changemaker courses help students of every major, background, and discipline connect to that spirit of making a difference. In the words of one Course 12 student, the curriculum helped them "bring their ideas to life."

December 8, 2021

Berkeley News

The wait for UC Berkeley’s bold new home for research and innovation is nearly over.

November 1, 2021

August 27, 2021

Berkeley News

If universities across the country want to equip their students with the skills to become innovative changemakers, translating knowledge and research from the classroom into practice must be a priority, said a panel of UC Berkeley leaders on Thursday.

But what is changemaking, and how is Berkeley incorporating that ethos into its curriculum?

August 17, 2021

Berkeley News

Chancellor Carol Christ and Catherine Koshland, the interim executive vice chancellor and provost, sent the following message to the campus community on Thursday:

In just two weeks we will resume in-person instruction on a large scale for the first time since the pandemic began. This transition is being met with both excitement and trepidation. We know that this is a challenging time for some and want to take a moment to address some of the concerns we’re hearing and hopefully help put your mind at ease.

July 21, 2021

Berkeley News

Marco Lobba was five years into his UC Berkeley chemistry Ph.D. program researching the revolutionary CRISPR-Cas9 protein when he found himself in an unfamiliar place: the front of a business school lecture hall.

It was January 2020 — a few months before the coronavirus pandemic began — and the second day of a Haas School of Business entrepreneurship course. Lobba had developed a new way of fusing proteins together that he thought could help treat autoimmune diseases like lupus, multiple sclerosis or Type 1 diabetes.

July 19, 2021

Berkeley News

One year after admitting its most diverse freshmen class in 30 years, the University of California, Berkeley, has met or exceeded last year’s success in its admission of underrepresented minority students for fall 2021.

June 9, 2021

Independent (UK)

In a first, an NFT based on the digital data from a Nobel Prize-winning research created by the University of California, Berkeley alumni, was sold off at an auction for 22 ETH ($54,360), fetching the campus close to $50,000.

This first ever university-issued NFT, or non-fungible token, based on an invention was minted by UC Berkeley last month to honour the...

June 8, 2021

Berkeley News

After last-minute bids that twice extended today’s auction on Foundation, the University of California, Berkeley’s NFT based on the Nobel Prize-winning research behind cancer immunotherapy finally went for about $54,360 — 22 ETH (Ether) — and netted the campus about $50,000.

California Magazine

In early March, the leadership of Mills College announced that the institution would discontinue its enrollment for first-year students after fall 2021. By 2023, the small private college in Oakland, established in 1852 for the education of undergraduate women, will be officially closed.

May 31, 2021

The Daily Californian

UC Berkeley will auction two nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, relating to Nobel Prize-winning inventions for the funding of future research and innovation.

The NFTs being sold include digital art pieces consisting of the original patent disclosure forms behind former campus professor James Allison’s cancer immunotherapy research, for which he shared the 2018 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, and CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, for which campus biochemistry and molecular biology professor Jennifer Doudna shared the 2020 Nobel Prize in chemistry.

May 27, 2021

The New York Times

How much will someone be willing to pay for a few pages of quarter-century-old bureaucratic university paperwork that have been turned into a blockchain-encoded piece of digital art?

The University of California, Berkeley, hopes quite a bit, and it is about to find out.

Bloomberg

Digital data related to Nobel Prize-winning inventions for gene editing and cancer immunotherapy will be sold connected to non-fungible tokens next week, a novel way for the University of California at Berkeley to raise money for research.

Berkeley News

Most of us will never win a Nobel Prize, but the University of California, Berkeley, is offering everyone the opportunity to purchase the next best thing: nonfungible tokens (NFTs) for the patent disclosures at the heart of two Nobel Prize-winning inventions from the university’s research labs.