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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The AC Center: The Early Years

Panel Discussion | April 23 | 3-5 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall


Troy Duster, Chancellor’s Professor of Sociology, UC Berkeley; Ron Choy, Former Assistant Director, The American Cultures Center

American Cultures


TED-style Talk with the former AC Center Research Director Troy Duster (Chancellor’s Professor of Sociology, UC Berkeley) and the first AC Center Assistant Director Ron Choy.


All Audiences

All Audiences



Distinguished Teaching Award Ceremony

Special Event | April 23 | 5-7 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse


Center for Teaching and Learning, Academic Senate


Berkeley will honor the three recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Teaching Award at a public ceremony with a reception to follow at the Alumni House.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Research Justice: A Symposium Exploring Community Engaged Scholarship

Conference/Symposium | April 24 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)


Various

American Cultures


This Symposium will hold a critical conversation about university-community partnerships that take the form of community engaged scholarship, particularly focusing on how this work can support movements for social justice.


All Audiences

All Audiences

RSVP by April 22 online, or by calling Douglas Parada at 510-664-7065, or by emailing Douglas Parada at dparada@berkeley.edu.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Social Justice in Higher Education - Lessons from 1989

Special Event | April 25 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)


Pedro Noguera, Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education, New York University

Lisa Garcia Bedolla, Professor, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley

American Cultures


Professor Pedro Noguera (NYU) will give the keynote speech and discuss the connections and dislocations between the anti-apartheid struggle and the AC Requirement. His speech will be followed with a Q&A session with AC Senate Chair, Professor Lisa Garcia-Bedolla (UC Berkeley).


All Audiences

All Audiences

RSVP by April 23 online, or by calling Douglas Parada at 510-664-7065, or by emailing Douglas Parada at dparada@berkeley.edu.



Public Service Center Open Office Hours

Meeting | September 13, 2013 – May 23, 2014 every Friday with exceptions | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Sproul Hall


Public Service Center


Drop in to speak with Public Service Center staff, discuss programs and organizations, or dialogue about social issues and social justice work. Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and community partners are all welcome.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Public Service Center Brown Bag Lunch

Meeting | September 16, 2013 – May 19, 2014 every Monday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | 102 Sproul Hall


Public Service Center


Bring your lunch, and drop in to speak with Public Service Center staff and current students. Discuss programs and organizations, or dialogue about social issues and social justice work. Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and community partners are all welcome.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Public Service Center Open Office Hours

Meeting | September 13, 2013 – May 23, 2014 every Friday with exceptions | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Sproul Hall


Public Service Center


Drop in to speak with Public Service Center staff, discuss programs and organizations, or dialogue about social issues and social justice work. Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and community partners are all welcome.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Public Service Center Brown Bag Lunch

Meeting | September 16, 2013 – May 19, 2014 every Monday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | 102 Sproul Hall


Public Service Center


Bring your lunch, and drop in to speak with Public Service Center staff and current students. Discuss programs and organizations, or dialogue about social issues and social justice work. Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and community partners are all welcome.



Chancellor's Awards for Public Service

Reception | May 5 | 3-5:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center


Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks

Public Service Center


Each year, the Chancellor recognizes students, staff, faculty and community partnerships that embody UC Berkeley's proud tradition of public service and commitment to improving our local and global community.

Awards presentation followed by reception.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Public Service Center Open Office Hours

Meeting | September 13, 2013 – May 23, 2014 every Friday with exceptions | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Sproul Hall


Public Service Center


Drop in to speak with Public Service Center staff, discuss programs and organizations, or dialogue about social issues and social justice work. Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and community partners are all welcome.



Beyond Computation: The P versus NP question

Lecture | May 9 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley City College Auditorium


2050 Center Street, Berkeley, CA

Michael Sipser, Professor of Mathematics and Head, Department of Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ron Fagin, IBM Fellow, IBM Almaden; Russell Impagliazzo, Professor, UC San Diego; Sandy Irani, Professor, UC Irvine; Christos Papadimitriou, Senior Scientist and C. Lester Hogan Professor of EECS, Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, UC Berkeley; Omer Reingold, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research; Ryan Williams, Assistant Professor, Stanford University

Richard Karp, Director and Professor, Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, UC Berkeley

Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), Berkeley City College


What are the theoretical limitations of computer power?

In a remarkable 1956 letter, the great logician Kurt Gödel first raised this question when he asked the famous mathematician and computer pioneer John von Neumann whether certain computational problems could be solved without resorting to a brute force search through many possibilities. In so doing, he foreshadowed the P versus NP...   More >


Free

This event is free and open to the public, but you must register to guarantee your seat in the auditorium. Seating is limited and first come, first served. Doors open at 5 p.m. Registration opens April 14. Register by May 8 online.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Public Service Center Brown Bag Lunch

Meeting | September 16, 2013 – May 19, 2014 every Monday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | 102 Sproul Hall


Public Service Center


Bring your lunch, and drop in to speak with Public Service Center staff and current students. Discuss programs and organizations, or dialogue about social issues and social justice work. Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and community partners are all welcome.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Public Service Center Open Office Hours

Meeting | September 13, 2013 – May 23, 2014 every Friday with exceptions | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Sproul Hall


Public Service Center


Drop in to speak with Public Service Center staff, discuss programs and organizations, or dialogue about social issues and social justice work. Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and community partners are all welcome.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Public Service Center Brown Bag Lunch

Meeting | September 16, 2013 – May 19, 2014 every Monday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | 102 Sproul Hall


Public Service Center


Bring your lunch, and drop in to speak with Public Service Center staff and current students. Discuss programs and organizations, or dialogue about social issues and social justice work. Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and community partners are all welcome.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Public Service Center Open Office Hours

Meeting | September 13, 2013 – May 23, 2014 every Friday with exceptions | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Sproul Hall


Public Service Center


Drop in to speak with Public Service Center staff, discuss programs and organizations, or dialogue about social issues and social justice work. Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and community partners are all welcome.