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The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus — envisioned as a “City of Learning” — was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world’s premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.

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A variety of factors have caused the U.S. inflation rate to increase over the past few years, from the pandemic to the war in Ukraine. Javier Ghersi/Moment via Getty Images

Inflation rates are rising in the US – an economist explains why

Rising inflation rates due to supply-side factors – COVID-19, Ukraine and supply chain shortages – make countering inflation difficult for the central bank.
Les parents choisissent tous un prénom qu’ils veulent tout aussi unique que leur enfant. (Minnie Zhou | Unsplash)

Prénoms : pourquoi choisissons-nous tous les mêmes ?

Les prénoms choisis pour nos enfants suivent les tendances, comme toute autre expression culturelle. C’est une question de goût, mais aussi de changements sociaux.
Saralake Estates Mobile Home Park in Sarasota, Florida. Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Debunking stereotypes about mobile homes could make them a new face of affordable housing

Manufactured housing – the preferred name for what were once called mobile homes – has changed dramatically in recent decades. Three planning experts call for giving it a new look.
When in doubt, throw it out – but not in the recycling bin. Basak Gurbuz Derman/Moment via Getty Images

What is wishcycling? Two waste experts explain

Tossing something into your recycling bin that can’t be processed does more harm than good.
Could postcards help reach people who need social services? Image Source/Digital Vision via Getty Images

To get people the help they need from the government, postcards may be the answer

Government agencies are setting up new websites and phone hotlines to provide information. But those might not be the best ways to engage with people who need help the most.
These statues of enslaved young boys are part of a modern-day depiction of southern plantation life at the Whitney Museum in Louisiana. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

Modern-day culture wars are playing out on historic tours of slaveholding plantations

The romanticized notions of Southern gentility are increasingly at odds with historical reality as the lives, culture and contributions of the enslaved are becoming integral on tours of plantations.
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez making a fashion statement. Ray Tamarra/GC Images via Getty Images

‘Tax the rich’? Democrats’ plans to make the wealthy pay a little more will barely dent America’s long slide from progressive taxation

In 1950, the top 0.01% of earners paid almost 70% of their income in taxes. By 2018, the super-rich paid proportionately less than the average for all other Americans.
Packaging for consumer products represents a large share of U.S. solid waste, and barely half of it is recycled. iStock via Getty Images

Packaging generates a lot of waste – now Maine and Oregon want manufacturers to foot the bill for getting rid of it

Maine and Oregon have enacted laws that require makers of consumer product packaging to pay for recycling or disposing of it. Will other states follow?

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