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Robert J. Birgeneau Appointed to GSPP Faculty

Dean Henry E. Brady announced the appointment of Robert J. Birgeneau, the ninth Chancellor of the University of California Berkeley and a world renowned physicist, to the faculty of the Goldman School of Public Policy. Chancellor Birgeneau's major appointment is in physics, but in “his capacity as a… More

This Hamburger is Brought to You by the Cycle of Poverty

By Miranda Everitt, Nora Gilbert and William Haar

“Please donate food items here so Associates in Need can enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner.” That’s the text of a sign hanging over a bin at a Walmart in Canton, Ohio. A photo of the food drive surfaced earlier this month, sparking new attention to the connection between hunger and working conditions i… More

Religious Diversity Chair, Senior Hire

Recruitment Period: Open Nov 18, 2013 through Feb 14, 2014

The University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenured appointment to the faculty at the Associate or Full Professor level, to begin July 1, 2014. The candidate will be expected to provide organizational leadership for the Religious Diversity Cluster of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusiv… More

Report details high costs of Philippine typhoons for families, baby girls

by Kathleen Maclay

Research on the impacts of typhoons in the Philippines indicates that destruction increases by about 22 percent for each additional meter per second of wind speed exposure.  The images above map average typhoon wind speeds around the globe (averaged across year) between 1950 and 2008. The image on the right s… More