Berkeley Conversations

Tune in to Berkeley Conversations: COVID-19 (live) to hear leading experts on what they know and what they’re learning about the novel coronavirus.

Berkeley News

UC Berkeley staff strive for normalcy amidst pandemic Throughout the Bay Area, Berkeley’s more than 13,500 staffers are finding new and creative ways to navigate the shifting reality of remote work during the statewide shelter-in-place.

Strategic plan for working at home: Stay connected A UC Berkeley expert on workplace culture spells out a range of challenges that are arising in a time of social distancing, when millions of people in the United States and worldwide have been sent home to work. The technology makes it possible, she says, but the human connection is difficult to replace.

What use is worry? Psychologist explains anxiety’s pros and cons Excessive worry about COVID-19 is becoming a mental health pandemic unto itself. But when is anxiety useful, and when is it destructive?

How to cope when school closures keep kids at home Christine Carter, a parenting expert and senior fellow at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, offers poignant insights and helpful tips on how families can survive long days together in close quarters, get work done and, in the process, strengthen bonds and have fun.

Social Sciences

COVID-19 Social Sciences Portal A portal for insights about the COVID-19 coronavirus from the UC Berkeley social science community.