As an elementary student in East Palo Alto in the mid-2000s, Aurora Lopez was surrounded by Latinx students and families like her own. Although her neighborhood school lacked resources, she felt comfortable, at home with her peers and teachers.
May 13, 2021
May 11, 2021
Amidst conversations surrounding Mills College transitioning into a Mills “institute” by 2023, the President’s Office announced on March 25 that the college will be the location for the “Changemakers in Oakland” program at UC Berkeley. Scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year, the program will bring 200 UC Berkeley first-years of all genders to campus, where they will live and attend classes.
In the face of daunting global challenges, such as climate change and a catastrophic pandemic, it is evident that the world urgently needs science-based solutions to tackle society’s greatest problems.
April 1, 2021
Dr. Bryan Tegomoh wanted to help more patients. Tegomoh is a trained physician who grew up in Cameroon’s capital Yaounde. After spending two years in rural northwest Cameroon, he saw scores of some of the most vulnerable groups in the world falling sick with Hepatitis B, malaria and HIV-related infections. “My perspective began to change,” he shares.
March 29, 2021
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Newly admitted UC Berkeley freshmen looking for a smaller, close-knit environment can now choose to start their college journey at Mills College, a small liberal arts school 16 minutes away from the UC Berkeley campus.
This pathway, otherwise known as the UC Berkeley Changemaker in Oakland program, will allow 200 students a one-year residential college experience at Mills College. The program is the latest addition to the three main pathways for freshmen: the traditional UC Berkeley campus experience, Global Edge in London and the Fall Program for Freshmen, or FPF.
March 26, 2021
The University of California, Berkeley, is starting a yearlong program in Oakland at the private, nonprofit Mills College campus for 200 first-year Berkeley students.
Called UC Berkeley Changemaker in Oakland, the program will be made up of 150 incoming students from Berkeley’s College of Letters and Science and 50 from its Rausser College of Natural Resources. Berkeley students will live in Mills residence halls in single-occupancy rooms, or they can choose to have a roommate from Berkeley.
UC Berkeley and Mills College are teaming up to provide a new opportunity for 200 Cal freshmen.
March 25, 2021
Mills College students and alumnae, still staggered by the news that the 169-year-old women’s school in Oakland will soon stop enrolling students, learned Thursday that 200 UC Berkeley freshmen will flood their campus next fall.
“Mills has agreed to be the location for UC Berkeley’s ‘Changemaker in Oakland Program,’ a brand-new program that will allow 200 Berkeley first-year students of all genders to live and study on the Mills campus during the 2021-22 academic year,” Mills President Elizabeth Hillman wrote Thursday in a letter to Mills students and employees.
First-year students accepted to UC Berkeley for the 2021-22 academic year will have a new option for how — and where — to start their undergraduate experience.
In addition to the traditional path on the Berkeley campus, and the longstanding Fall Program for Freshmen (FPF), which since 1983 has offered a one-semester opportunity in Berkeley for about 750 incoming students to take core classes together, an additional pathway is being located on the Mills College campus in Oakland.
March 16, 2021
RICH LYONS SPENT TEN YEARS (2008–2018) as dean of Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, where he himself studied as an undergraduate, before being appointed the University’s first-ever chief innovation and entrepreneurship officer in January 2020.
January 19, 2021
Learn what our Berkeley Changemaker community is doing on Inauguration Day
December 15, 2020
Eight months after a Ph.D. student and a research assistant turned a UC Berkeley lab into a makeshift hand sanitizer factory, soon producing nearly 500 gallons a week for free distribution to Bay Area residents in need, the project has grown into a formidable mutual aid organization in California during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s already dispatched enough sanitizer for more than 120,000 people and nearly 20,000 high-grade face masks of its own design, including to Central Valley farmworkers, Louisiana hurricane victims and the Navajo Nation in Arizona and Utah.
December 10, 2020
How might you lead by setting culture? Whether you are a team member or leader, this dynamic workshop will introduce you to the levers you can use to shape culture at UC Berkeley. Together, we'll spend the first hour exploring strategy and tactics that set and shape culture. The optional additional half hour will enable you to explore these concepts in greater detail in small breakout sessions while you meet and engage with your colleagues across campus.
December 2, 2020
As a continuation of its partnership with Berkeley Changemaker™, the Cal Alumni Association held The Berkeley Changemaker Workshop: How Leaders Set Winning Culture! for its current Alumni Scholars. The workshop was facilitated by Rich Lyons, UC Berkeley’s first-ever chief innovation and entrepreneurship officer.
July 8, 2020
Persuading someone to act like a bear on film may seem more like a quarantine prank challenge than a homework assignment, but not according to a new summer course titled, “The Berkeley Changemaker,” which aims to teach leadership to campus freshmen
July 3, 2020
In this talk, top leaders at UC Berkeley discuss how the coronavirus pandemic has spurred the campus to reimagine its approach to instruction and learning.
July 1, 2020
A podcast featuring Carol Christ, Bob Jacobsen, and Rich Lyons.
The instructors of a new UC Berkeley course have set an ambitious goal: changing the world, one student at a time.
“The Berkeley Changemaker: A Discovery Experience” is a three-week class offered this summer to first-year undergraduates to help them identify their passions and leverage their leadership traits to transform Berkeley and the world, for the better
February 26, 2020
UC Berkeley’s students and researchers have long challenged the status quo for the good of the public.
Why, wonders Rich Lyons, Berkeley’s first chief innovation and entrepreneurship officer, should the campus’s entrepreneurs think any differently?