History and Law Professor Dylan Penningroth talks about his academic journey and new book about Black Civil Rights

May 28, 2024

UC Berkeley History and Law Professor Dylan Penningroth began his journey in academia after receiving his bachelor’s degree in history from Yale and his Ph.D. in history from the Johns Hopkins University. Throughout his career at Berkeley, Professor Penningroth has taught, mentored and inspired countless undergraduate and graduate students.

Recipient of prestigious awards including the Merle Curti Prize, the Ellis Hawley Prize, the Civil War and Reconstruction Prize, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National...

L&S Staff Spotlight: L&S OUA Academic Progress Team

May 21, 2024
Meet the Academic Progress Team (APT) from the L&S Office of Undergraduate Advising:

Monica Garcia, Supervisor

Ziva Armstrong, Senior College Advisor

Luís González, College Advisor

Joanna King, College Advisor

Daunte Marshall, College Advisor

Marisol Silva, College Advisor

New Members (joining summer 2024):

Brittany Kulusich, College Advisor
Kelsey Owyang, College Advisor
Scherane Kinney, College Advisor

The APT, formerly known as the Academic Difficulty Committee, is a team of college advisers...

L&S staff honored with 2024 Excellence in Management awards

April 23, 2024

The Berkeley Staff Assembly recently announced the recipients of the 36th annual Excellence in Management Award, who are recognized for leading their teams and team members to meaningful accomplishments this past year. This year’s award theme, Cultivating Staff, Harvesting Success: Recognizing Excellence in Management" highlights leaders who excel in cultivating their staff, leading to overall success for the team and the organization.

The award recipients will be honored at a ceremony on April 30 from 2-3 pm, where Chancellor...

L&S Staff Spotlight: Alicia Hayes

April 4, 2024
Meet Alicia Hayes, Associate Director, National Scholarships and Experiential Fellowships, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships (OURS). Alicia has managed the OURS National Scholarships Office since 2001. In this role, she administers the scholarship selection processes for numerous nationally competitive scholarship and fellowship competitions, including the Rhodes, Goldwater, and Truman scholarships.

In 2010 and 2022, Alicia received the Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award, presented to individual staff members and teams demonstrating exceptional...