Enhancing the IB and MCB Undergraduate Experience at Cal

The IB and MCB Departments have partnered up to support undergrads and their love for the biosciences.

More than 200 students attended this exciting networking event held on Jan 21st from 2-5pm in the Li Ka Shing Lobbies. Even more incredible? That this event was made BY students (both IB and MCB) FOR students. A whopping 26 clubs and organizations dedicated their time and efforts to the student community.

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What Shapes Your Identity? Skin Color? A Surname? Or What’s in Your Fridge?

Leslea J. Hlusko, Associate Professor of Integrative Biology was interviewed by CALIFORNIA Magazine about the question of: What is race? 

"Questions of race and ethnicity are hard to answer, and even risky to ask. We asked them anyway, and here’s what people on the UC Berkeley campus had to say."

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Rare Octopus at a home in Alameda and in a UC Berkeley lab

A breed of octopus that was not to have known to exist until 20 years ago is being bred and raised in a lab here on campus! According to Professor Roy Caldwell, they are the "most beautiful octopuses I have ever seen." Read more details on the SF Gate web page: http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/Rare-octopus-breeding-in-Alameda-bedroom-4299276.php

Biology and Gender

Is Biology Just Another Pink-Collar Profession?

By Marlene Zuk and Sheila O'Rourke

More women than men are earning degrees in biology, contradicting those people who used to claim that girls simply weren't interested in science, or that the mathematics required for a biology degree was, in the immortal words of Barbie, too "tough." ..... READ MORE