Thursday, May 18, 2017
Lecture | May 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room
Lee Anne Titangos, Information and Instruction Specialist, The Bancroft Library
Lee Anne Titangos will share highlights of The Bancroft Librarys Native American collections, spanning from original research material gathered by Hubert Howe Bancroft himself to contemporary photographic documentation of cultural heritage revitalization of local indigenous groups. She also will discuss how these amazing collections are being used by the campus community and beyond.
Bancroft Library Roundtable: Cold War Confessions: How Mexican American Labor Activists and Their Allies Fought to End the Bracero Program
Lecture | May 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room | Canceled
Maggie Elmore, Bancroft Library Study Award recipient and doctoral candidate in history, UC Berkeley
In 1958, a small gathering of Catholic priests and Mexican American labor leaders prepared a last-ditch effort to end what some called "a substitute for slavery," during federal congressional hearings on the Mexican farm labor program. The program continued, but the group's joint efforts forged a Cold War labor-liberal coalition and revealed a vibrant economic civil rights activism.
Lecture | May 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium at Sutardja Dai Hall
Rick Levin, Chief Executive Officer, Coursera & President Emeritus,Yale University
In the face of rising costs of attendance and an escalating burden of student debt, universities are under pressure to increase productivity and control costs... More >
Lecture | May 18 | 7-9 p.m. | 608 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)
Gary White, climate activist who was trained by former Vice President Al Gore, Climate Reality Project organization
Climate change has been characterized by many as the ultimate challenge of humanity. First discovered over a century ago, global climate change was first popularized in 1989 by James Hansen, a climatologist formerly at NASA. In the over 25 years since, the physical consequences of climate change have gotten progressively worse. At the same time, a diminishing yet powerful number of Americans... More >