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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research:: A brief overview of research opportunities and how to find them

Workshop | August 12 | 12-12:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will give you a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.



Finding a Faculty Sponsor for Undergraduate Research

Workshop | August 12 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will show you how to leverage the skills and knowledge you already possess to secure a faculty mentor. We will cover how to identify potential faculty sponsors on campus as well as how to prepare for the first meeting so that you make a great first impression.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Celebrating Troy Duster

Conference/Symposium | August 15 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium


Duana Fullwiley, Stanford University; Dorothy Roberts, University of Pennsylvania; Ruha Benjamin, Princeton University; Osagie Obasogie, UC Hastings/UCSF; Jonathan Kahn, Hamline University; Alondra Nelson, Columbia University; Amani Nuru-Jeter, UC Berkeley; Joan Fujimura, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Pilar Ossorio, University of Wisconsin Law School; Harry Levine, CUNY - Queens College; Aaron Panofsky, UCLA; Howard Pinderhughes, UCSF; Oliver Rollins, University of Pennsylvania; Hon. Thelton E. Henderson, Northern District of California; Bertram Lubin, Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland; Tania Simoncelli, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Sandra Smith, UC Berkeley; Julie Sze, UC Davis; Alice Waters, Chez Panisse; David Wellman, UC Santa Cruz; Patricia Williams, Columbia University

Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Department of Sociology, Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice, Berkeley Law, Center for Genetics and Society, Center for the Study of Law and Society, Center for Research on Social Change


This conference celebrates the life and work of Troy Duster, UC Berkeley Chancellor's Professor (Sociology). Troy's scholarship, public engagement, and commitment to social justice have influenced many within sociology and beyond. An invaluable teacher, mentor, friend and colleague, Troy has inspired generations of social scientists to engage with genetics, race, criminology, and mental health.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

UC Berkeley Washington (UCDC) Program Info Session

Information Session | August 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Rm. 420


Kathy Slusser, Program Coordinator

The UC Berkeley Washington Program

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Secularism and Sex in the Seventies

Lecture | September 11 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220


Janet Jakobsen, Barnard College

Berkeley Center for the Study of Relgion

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Free Speech on Campus: From the Free Speech Movement to Occupy

Panel Discussion | September 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law


Richard Buxbaum, Jackson H. Ralston Professor of International Law (Emeritus), Berkeley Law; Robert Cole, Professor of Law, Emeritus, Berkeley Law; Linda Lye, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Northern California

Christopher Kutz, C.William Maxeiner Distinguished Professor of Law, Berkeley Law

Berkeley Law


In celebration of Constitution Day, and to kick off the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement, our panelists will discuss free speech both in the historical and contemporary context.


Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Free and open to all on a first-come, first-seated basis.



Blueberry Soup: Participatory Democracy, Social Media, and Constitutionalism

Film - Documentary | September 17 | 6-9 p.m. | TBD Boalt Hall, School of Law


Institute of Governmental Studies, California Constitution Center


A special screening on the Berkeley campus of the Blueberry Soup film tour on September 17, featuring a conversation with documentary filmmaker Eileen Jerrett.

The film is a documentary about grassroots constitutionalism as it documents how Iceland drafted a revised national constitution in 2008 by using social media.

Movie trailer: http://vimeo.com/72931601


All Audiences, Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Can Students Change the World?: Mario Savio and the Radical Legacy of the 1960s

Lecture | September 23 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall


Robert Cohen, New York University

College of Letters & Science


Linking biography and history, this lecture by Robert Cohen will explore the role that Mario Savio, his generation, and students since the 1960s have played in promoting egalitarian change, free speech, peace, and social justice. What is it that enables young people and their protest movements to have a major impact on society? What are the obstacles to having such impact? What would our society...   More >


Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Free and open to all on a first-come, first-seated basis

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Voting Rights: An On the Same Page event

Panel Discussion | October 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium


Dale Ho, Director, ACLU's Voting Rights Project; Janai Nelson, Associate Director, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund; Daniel Tokaji, Professor, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Bertrall Ross, Professor, Berkeley Law

College of Letters & Science


Mario Savio participated in Freedom Summer, registering Blacks to vote in Mississippi, before he became the leader of the Free Speech Movement. Fifty years later we find that voter suppression is still a threat to our democracy. In this On the Same Page panel event we bring together experts with a range of viewpoints on the best way to combat voter suppression.


Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Free and open to all on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Ambassador Nirupama Rao delivers the 3rd Sarah Kailath Memorial Lecture on "Women and Leadership": Title TBD

Lecture | October 10 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  The Bancroft Hotel | Note change in date


2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Nirupama Rao, Former Ambassador of India to the United States

Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair in India Studies


Nirupama Rao, the former ambassador of India to the United States, delivers our 3rd Sarah Kailath Memorial Lecture - a lecture series on the theme of Women and Leadership.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life | A Conversation with Michael Jennings, Howard Eiland and Lindsey Waters

Panel Discussion | November 4 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


The Program in Critical Theory


Interview and panel discussion Michael Jennings (Princeton University), Howard Eiland (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and Lindsay Waters (Harvard University Press) moderated by Martin Jay.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Thursday, November 6, 2014

3rd i's 12th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series | November 6 – 9, 2014 every day |  Roxie Theater/Castro Theatre


 , San Francisco, CA

Institute for South Asia Studies


Center for South Asia Studies cosponsors 3rd i's 12th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 6 – 9, 2014)

Friday, November 7, 2014

3rd i's 12th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series | November 6 – 9, 2014 every day |  Roxie Theater/Castro Theatre


 , San Francisco, CA

Institute for South Asia Studies


Center for South Asia Studies cosponsors 3rd i's 12th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 6 – 9, 2014)

Saturday, November 8, 2014

3rd i's 12th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series | November 6 – 9, 2014 every day |  Roxie Theater/Castro Theatre


 , San Francisco, CA

Institute for South Asia Studies


Center for South Asia Studies cosponsors 3rd i's 12th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 6 – 9, 2014)

Sunday, November 9, 2014

3rd i's 12th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series | November 6 – 9, 2014 every day |  Roxie Theater/Castro Theatre


 , San Francisco, CA

Institute for South Asia Studies


Center for South Asia Studies cosponsors 3rd i's 12th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 6 – 9, 2014)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tba 11/19/14

Colloquium | November 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 110 Barrows Hall


TBA, Energy and Resources Group - UC Berkeley

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Fall 2014 Colloquium Series (ER295)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Thursday, April 2, 2015