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June 8, 2021

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


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.

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.

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.

May 13, 2021

Berkeley News

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 11, 2021

The Campanil

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. These students will have their own dedicated courses and living spaces.

Berkeley News

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 18, 2021

Bear Talk

As a campus ambassador, some of the most common questions I get on my tours are: what are some of the best classes to take? And, this one is a big one, but why Berkeley? What makes our university different from the rest?

The answer to these questions lies in L&S 12: The Berkeley Changemaker, a 2 unit course that students can take on a pass/no pass basis.

April 1, 2021

School of Public Health

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

San Jose Mercury News

Days after announcing it'll stop...[See site for more details]

The Daily Californian

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

Inside Higher Ed

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.

March 25, 2021

Berkeley News

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.

The San Francisco Chronicle

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.

March 16, 2021

Cal Alumni Association

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

Berkeley News

Learn what our Berkeley Changemaker community is doing on Inauguration Day

December 15, 2020

Berkeley News

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

Berkeley Human Resources

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.