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Where do design ideas come from?

Students discuss architecture and design in Havens House On February 27, 2014, Berkeley Connect Architecture students were given the rare opportunity to visit Havens House, an architectural gem now owned by the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design, to hear Professors Jean-Pierre Protzen and Andrew Atwood speak about design and architecture. Designed in 1940 by […]

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Physics Panel on Undergraduate Life

Berkeley undergraduates and graduates talk about everything from balancing life and work to co-op living in physics panel From left: Nick Kellar, Sophia Elia, Arielle Little, Rebecca Jolitz Mentorship is what this program is all about, and it was evident in the panel of undergraduates and graduates who came to speak to the Berkeley Connect […]

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Proving Fermat’s Little Theorem

Berkeley Connect Math students explore Fermat’s Little Theorem & its proofs What’s simple can be deceptive, as Berkeley Connect Fellow Pablo Solis proved at a recent small group meeting. During the hour, Berkeley Connect Math students dissected proofs of Fermat’s Little Theorem, which states that for every prime number p, ap – a (a being any […]

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What is Close Reading?

Berkeley Connect English students explore close reading (and Wheeler Hall!) in last week’s small groups Last week, Berkeley Connect English focused on an important topic – close reading! I had the chance to sit in on one of the small groups being mentored by graduate student Sarah Mangin as they explored the art of close […]

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“How I Learned to Love History” Panel

History professors explore their love of history & its importance in our lives “When did you stop worrying and learn to love history?” Professor Jonathan Sheehan, Director of Berkeley Connect History asked, beginning an incredibly informative two-hour panel with History professors Mary Elizabeth Berry, James Vernon, and Caitlin Rosenthal. The secret, according to Professor Berry: […]

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The Building That Made Me Want To Be An Architect

Architecture professors reveal what inspire them. Professor Chow asks students to describe this image. What do you see? On February 6th, the Berkeley Connect in Architecture program invited Department Chair Tom Buresh and Associate Dean Renee Chow to answer a simple question – what building made them want to be an architect. But the answers […]

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Welcome to the Berkeley Connect blog!

The Berkeley Connect mentoring program at UC Berkeley is launching in Spring 2014 with over 1100 students enrolled in ten different academic departments across campus. Through this blog we will provide a glimpse of the Berkeley Connect experience, with reports on faculty lectures, alumni panels, campus excursions, social gatherings, and small-group discussion sessions. For students […]

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Architecture says goodbye!

Berkeley Connect Architecture gathered together one final time to say goodbye to a great semester. Students, mentors, and Berkeley Connect Architecture faculty shared their experiences over holiday snacks and pizza! Students also signed a Berkeley Connect yearbook on the wall, leaving thank you notes for mentors and drawing/writing their favorite moments of the semester.

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