The Berkeley Blog

The university of Berkeley has launched a Berkeley blog where more than 150 Berkeley professors will be discussing topics of great interest to me and importance too.

From the Press release:

Berkeley — The University of California, Berkeley’s best and brightest are often asked to share their insights at the White House, on Wall Street and with the media worldwide. Now, they are furthering that conversation in a new format – The Berkeley Blog.

Launched on Oct. 12 by UC Berkeley’s online NewsCenter, the blog (http://blogs.berkeley.edu/) features campus faculty members fielding a wide spectrum of questions about the hottest current events. The blog appears to be the first such enterprise based at a major university in the United States.

So far, about 150 UC Berkeley professors have signed on to share their knowledge, experience and ideas with the academic community and the general public. They are responding to topical questions posed two or three times a week by the staff of UC Berkeley’s Office of Public Affairs, which hosts and moderates the blog. (An alphabetical list of faculty participants is online at: http://blogs.berkeley.edu/all-authors.)

Some of the topics right now,

Economics
How does Nobel economist Oliver Williamson’s work apply to 21st century capitalism, both here and in developing countries?

Energy & Environment
What is at stake if world leaders fail to act when they meet in Copenhagen in December for the World Climate Conference?

Science & Technology
The blockbuster discovery of a 4.4 million-year-old hominid, Ardi, adds another chapter to the history of human origins. What does this discovery tell us, and what more is there to learn about the story of human evolution?

 

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