From L&S to the White House

February 16, 2021
Among the Berkeley experts who have been appointed to the Biden administration, we are proud to say that six are alumni from the College of Letters & Science. They majored in fields including political science, history, Latin American Studies, mathematics, French, and economics, and from these varied starting points, they each blazed a trail to national service.

Critical Conversations Spring 2021: Join us for an event with Pulitzer winner Alice Walker on 2/15

January 26, 2021

The Department of African American Studies Presents: The Critical Conversations Spring 2021 series

The series is organized around two themes: celebrating the life and legacy of Professor Barbara T. Christian, an architect of Black feminist criticism, a founding member of our Department and a gifted writer and teacher; and exploring the concept of “abolition democracy,” thinking creatively and collaboratively about the practice of abolition as necessary to building life-affirming institutions and robust democratic structures.

UC Berkeley Psychology Professor Alison Gopnik receives 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award

December 7, 2020

UC Berkeley Psychology Professor Alison Gopnik receives 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Psychological Science. The Association’s Highest Honors Recognize Outstanding Contributions to Science. Read more here:

Join us: The 2020 Baxter Liberty Initiative

November 23, 2020

Join us for the Baxter Liberty Initiative

The Tarnishing of the Golden State: How Poorly Designed Policies Killed the California Dream

Tue, Dec 8, 2020 4:00 PM

The presentation will discuss changes in the focus of California public policies over time, how those changes have raised the cost of living for Californians and reduced quality of life, and how they disproportionately have affected historically disadvantaged groups.

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