We all know a hit song when we hear one. But just what goes into making one – well, that gets a little more complicated. At a recent Berkeley Connect in Music small-group discussion, graduate mentor Jamie Apgar asked students what they thought were characteristics of a hit song. “A hit song is easy to […]Continue reading . . . Anatomy of a Hit Song
The opening of the brand-new, sleek, and beautifully-designed Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive building has been long-awaited. Berkeley residents and out-of-town visitors alike flooded the museum at its opening to the public at the end of January. Some students might not have wanted to brave the long lines snaking around the block at […]Continue reading . . . Art of Sociology/Sociology of Art
What does it mean when your professor writes “so what?” on your paper? How can you make sure you get the best grade possible? At a recent Berkeley Connect in English event, Professor Hertha D. Sweet Wong joined a panel of Berkeley Connect graduate mentors to discuss how to get the most out of instructors’ […]Continue reading . . . What Do You Mean by That?
Recently, Professor Scott Shenker gave a special lecture to Berkeley Connect students on internet architecture. The event was fascinating and surprising in more ways than one. Shenker opened by speaking humbly about his academic beginnings. He got his PhD in theoretical physics, and admitted to having no training in computer science. “I can’t program my […]Continue reading . . . Internet Architecture and the Rewards of Failure