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May 20, 2022

Berkeley News

In Berkeley Talks episode 141(link is external), a panel of scholars discuss the work of Roman Vishniac, a renowned Russian American photographer who took thousands of photos over seven decades and across three continents.

Berkeley News

This Sunday, May 22, marks the in-person return of Breath of Life to the Berkeley campus. Now in its 27th year, it was last held at Berkeley in 2018. It moved online in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Berkeley Language Center

It has been a busy year for the Berkeley Language Center (BLC) community as we returned to campus and were finally able to join together again in person. We welcomed new faces and said goodbye to dear friends and colleagues, and resumed events previously on hold due to COVID while expanding our programming in exciting ways. Here we highlight some of these amazing events and people and we celebrate this community.

Go to the BLC website to read the full year in review.

May 19, 2022

Hilton Als, celebrated writer, theater critic, and Teaching Professor in the UC Berkeley Department of English, has been announced as a recipient of the 2022 Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing.

Department of Rhetoric Ph.D. Candidate Linda Kinstler has been awarded the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.

May 11, 2022

Berkeley Language Center

The Berkeley Language Center announces the winners of its undergraduate contest, "Exploring the Boundaries of Translation."

Berkeley Language Center

The Berkeley Language Center announces the winners of its undergraduate contest, "Exploring the Boundaries of Translation."

The Distinguished Teaching Award is the campus's most prestigious honor for teaching and recognizes teaching that incites intellectual curiosity in students, engages them thoroughly in the enterprise of learning, and has a lifelong impact.

May 10, 2022

Berkeley News

It was fall 2019 when Katherine Snyder, an associate professor of English at UC Berkeley, first taught her course Climate Fiction.

Berkeley News

It was fall 2019 when Katherine Snyder, an associate professor of English at UC Berkeley, first taught her course Climate Fiction.

May 9, 2022

Berkeley News

Anjika Pai, a major in environmental sciences and minor in music, is the 2022 winner of the University Medal, UC Berkeley’s highest honor for a graduating senior.

Berkeley News

Anjika Pai, a major in environmental sciences and minor in music, is the 2022 winner of the University Medal, UC Berkeley’s highest honor for a graduating senior.

April 27, 2022

Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the
Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley. She served as Founding
Director of the Critical Theory Program as well as the International Consortium of Critical
Theory Programs at UC Berkeley, funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation. She received her
Ph.D. in Philosophy from Yale University in 1984.

Berkeley L&S

The Distinguished Teaching Award is the campus's most prestigious honor for teaching and recognizes teaching that incites intellectual curiosity in students, engages them thoroughly in the enterprise of learning, and has a lifelong impact.

April 25, 2022

Berkeley Summer Reading

Each year, Cal’s community of faculty, staff, and students offer the incoming first-year and transfer classes a few suggestions of compelling readings centered around a shared theme. This year’s theme: Illuminating Communities

April 20, 2022

The Phi Beta Kappa Society

The Phi Beta Kappa Society has chosen Alexis Stanley, PhD candidate in French at University of California, Berkeley, as the winner of the 2022 Walter J. Jensen Fellowship in recognition of her exceptional work as a scholar and teacher of French language, literature, and culture. Established in 2001 by Professor Walter J. Jensen (ΦΒΚ, UCLA), this award provides this year’s winner with a stipend of $17,000 and round-trip travel to France for six months of continuous study.

April 14, 2022

Berkeley L&S

Julia Bryan-Wilson, Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art and Director of the UC Berkeley Arts Research Center has curated an official collateral exhibition for the upcoming Venice Biennale, entitled Louise Nevelson: Persistence.The Biennale is one of the most prestigious art exhibitions in the world; there are only 30 official collateral events, and to be chosen is a huge honor and career highlight.

April 13, 2022

Berkeley L&S

Inspired by her time in “Collaborative Innovation,” Jeena—who graduates in May 2022 with a Business Administration major and a Theater minor—went on to found Cityface(link is external), a city-inspired Korean skincare brand that provides affordable and accessible skincare for Gen-Z, by Gen-Z. 

April 7, 2022

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is pleased to announce that Olivia Kirschman ’23  has been selected as the third Griffin Sean Madden Scholar.  This scholarship was established in memory of Griffin Sean Madden ’15, a double major in Slavic Languages and Philosophy.

March 31, 2022

Berkeley News

The Berkeley Dance Project 2022 film, which includes two performances — In Search of an Outcome, directed by Wymore and Mills College adjunct professor Sheldon Smith, who lead the dance and theater company, Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts; and Detour, directed by Daiane Lopes da Silva and Weidong Yang of Kinetech Arts — will make its big screen debut at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) on April 1.