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Eco Ensemble Delivers the World

Conductor David Milnes leads U.C. Berkeley’s ensemble-in-residence, Eco Ensemble, a collaboration between the Department of Music and the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies.

 

The Peace Corps at 50: A Berkeley Grad Pays Homage

Over its 50 years, the Peace Corps has received more volunteers from U.C. Berkeley than from any other university. Journalist and Berkeley alumna Maureen Orth has created a unique, interactive storybook to commemorate this year’s anniversary of the Corps’ founding.

 

As Need for Care Grows, Women Fill the Gap

Four years ago, a woman who had spent over two decades working as a caregiver for elderly people took on the federal government, demanding that the Fair Labor Standards Act require overtime pay for home care workers like herself.

Evelyn Coke lost her bid, but the issues at the heart of her suit, are as relevant today as ever, according to Ethnic Studies Professor Evelyn Glenn.

Historical Riches on a Dry, Jordanian Plateau

The dig at Dhiban.Home to Middle Eastern societies for five thousand years, the Dhiban plateau east of the Dead Sea offers insights into how people live under harsh conditions, as well as an opportunity to develop sustainable archaeological tourism programs.

Choruses Round Out Students' Music Education

The University Chorus as well as the more intimate Chamber Chorus offer unique opportunities for both music and non-music students to study and sing a rigorous repertoire of choral music. Auditions for the two ensembles are held every semester.

 

English Professor Wins 'Promising Writer' Award

Namwali Serpell, an assistant professor of English and a novelist, is one of the winners of the 2011 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, given annually to six promising women writers. Serpell’s first published story, “Muzungu,” was included in The Best American Short Stories 2009 and was short-listed for the 2010 Caine Prize for African Writing.

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