Summer 2021

A Completed Life

 

Features

 

Last Will

I want to decide when to let go of my life.
By Ruth Dixon-Mueller
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Slippery Slopes and Other Concerns

A Q&A on the ethics of aid-in-dying with Dr. Guy Micco
By Leah Worthington
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Men Behaving Badly

Evolutionary psychologist David Buss on the ancient roots of sexual harassment
Julia M. Klein
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Betting on Literature

Joe Di Prisco, Ph.D. ’86, brings street smarts to writing and literary outreach.
By Paul Wilner
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Finding Ken

A writer searches for his long-lost uncle.
By Andrew Leonard
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Telegraph

 

Now Showing

Pacific Film Archive celebrates a half-century of curated cinema.
By Maddy Weinberg
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Now This: Hello ET? This is SETI.

SETI@Berkeley tunes its ears to the stars.
By Charlie Pike
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Infrastructure, Climate Change, and Long-Distance Running

A Q&A with Professor Emeritus and Transportation Policy Expert, Robert Cervero
By Nathalia Alcantara
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Scientists Take Aim at Sickle Cell

CRISPR gets the green light to take on the disease.
By Katherine Blesie
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Ancient Egypt Comes Alive at Berkeley

Cal experts return to the tomb.
By Charlie Pike
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Warehouse Bots Get a Grip With Suction

Dexterous robots take on the work that once required human touch.
By Nathalia Alcantara
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Mills College Closes, but Opens Doors to Cal Students

A new solution to Berkeley’s housing and classroom shortage
By Kailyn Rhone
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A Win-Win for California Water

More irrigation, more power
By Katherine Blesie
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Mixed Media

Editors’ Picks: What to read and watch to this summer
By Editorial Staff
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The Gate

 

We the People

Elaine Kim on a reckoning with race many years in the making
By Laura Smith
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Student View: “The Seasons Still Change”

Read the winner of our inaugural undergraduate column contest.
By Annabelle Long
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Spotlight

Bears in Space
By Charlie Pike
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First Person: Hammer Time

A conversation with one of Cal’s Olympic hopefuls
By Camryn Rogers, as told to Katherine Blesie
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Snapp Chats

Our columnist speaks with an editor-turned-PBS Master and a self-described social worker for water.
By Martin Snapp
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Beverly Cleary Remembered

Celebrating the iconic young adult novelist who passed away at age 104
By Nathalia Alcantara
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Chancellor’s Letter

Collective resilience in challenging times
By Carol T. Christ
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Perspectives

 

Share Your Own Insight

Have a perspective on the topic that we somehow failed to include? Share it with us now.
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Editor’s Note

Serious philosophical questions.
By Pat Joseph
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