Alumni

Berkeley alumni score three 2019 Pulitzer Prize victories

April 18, 2019

Political science alumnus Darrin Bell, who started cartooning for the Daily Cal in 1995, became the first African American to be awarded the editorial cartooning Pulitzer, which has been handed out since 1922. He is a freelance cartoonist whose work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland Tribune and Washington Postand who is a contributing cartoonist to the New Yorker.

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Office of Development and College Relations

The L&S Development and College Relations Office is responsible for raising private support from alumni and friends, corporations, and foundations, and provides leadership and assistance to the campus community.

Giving to L&S Academic Programs

Office of Development and College Relations

The L&S Development and College Relations Office is responsible for raising private support for all L&S departments from alumni and friends, corporations, and foundations, and provides leadership and assistance to the campus community. 

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative launches effort to increase diversity of STEM students

April 10, 2019

In an effort to increase the recruitment and retention of underrepresented students in science, engineering and mathematics, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is partnering with UC Berkeley and UC San Diego to expand a successful program that has operated for 30 years at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).

Alumnus’ ‘Dreamers’ oratorio inspired by Berkeley undocumented students

March 13, 2019

The world premiere of composer Jimmy López’s oratorio “Dreamers” — a work informed by interviews with undocumented students at UC Berkeley — will be performed at Zellerbach Hall on Sunday, March 17. López, 40, received his Ph.D. in music from Berkeley in 2012, and recently talked with Berkeley News about becoming a composer, his time on campus, and how he created this large-scale composition for orchestra and voices.

I’m Asian-American. Affirmative Action Worked for Me.

February 9, 2019

Young Jean Lee, a playwright, director and filmmaker, credits affirmative action for getting her into Berkeley in 1992, changing her life for the better.

Giving to L&S

The College of Letters and Science (L&S), one of the largest and most prestigious teaching and research entities in the nation, stands at the heart of Berkeley’s intellectual preeminence and comprehensive excellence.

Our continued leadership in education, research, and public service depends on private philanthropy from our alumni and friends, corporations, and foundations. Gifts to Berkeley play an essential role both in sustaining fundamental traditions of excellence and in moving the university forward decisively.

A Dance Teacher's Legacy

Photo of Sunni BlolandEducating the Whole Student Through the Sunni Bloland Lectureship in Dance

From ‘Mic Woman’ to NFL Play-by-Play, Kate Scott ’05 Talks Trailblazing

January 19, 2019

Kate Scott, Mass Communications ’05 is familiar with taking the road less traveled, from being Cal’s first female “mic man” to the first woman to call football on Pac-12 Networks. The Cal Alumni Association sat down with Scott to find out more about her journey, and to get tips for recent graduates facing the unpaved road ahead.

Ways to Give to L&S

Cash gifts made by check should be payable to “UC Berkeley Foundation” and mailed with a letter stating your gift’s purpose to:

    Development and College Relations
    College of Letters and Science
    University of California
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    Berkeley, CA 94720-2930
    Telephone: 510.643.1964
    Fax: 510.643.7819

    Email: LSgiving@berkeley.edu