A short list of important dates, including deadlines for filing thesis and dissertation, for In-Absentia registration, and for nominating faculty members for mentoring honors. Oh, and holidays!
Distinguished speakers present lectures on the future of American politics, intelligence and the brain, religion and history, and global income inequality. Admission is free.
Berkeley Academic Senate’s 2012 top honor goes to former chancellor Robert Berdahl and professor-alumna Marian Diamond
At a dinner in May, the UC Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate gave its highest honor, the Clark Kerr Award, to two people with high-profile connections to the Berkeley campus, Robert M. Berdahl, who was Berkeley’s eighth chancellor, and Marian C. Diamond, professor emeritus of integrative biology and a world-renowned brain researcher.
These 12 people, in some ways the crème de la crème of this year’s top graduate student instructors, have effectively, and often cleverly, identified, addressed, and documented a teaching problem they encountered and, for the benefit of all, told how they solved it. Read, for instance, how Sonja Schwartz reinvented the bean jar.
Abstracts are due February 20, 2011, for a paper competition the U.S. Agency for International Development is co-hosting with the World Bank, the Cities Alliance, the International Housing Coalition, and the Woodrow Wilson Center. The contest is targeted at advanced master’s and Ph.D. students in a variety of disciplines, including public health, law, urban planning, [...]
Thanks to two young faculty members — and, of course, the MacArthur Foundation — the already-sizeable total of active Berkeley campus MacArthur “genius” Fellows grew to 32 at the end of September.