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Find your Spring 2017 Berkeley Connect welcome event

Did you enroll in Berkeley Connect, or hope to enroll? Are you trying to figure out where to go the first week? Each Berkeley Connect program kicks off with a welcome event; sections begin meeting the following week at the date/time/location listed in the schedule of classes. Check the schedule below for the date, time, […]

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My Favorite Berkeley Connect Moment: ESPM

As the Fall 2016 semester drew to a close, Berkeley Connect students were invited to share their favorite Berkeley Connect moments. All three posts that were selected for publication focus on a moment of connection. Here, Kevin Yang describes how a professor in Berkeley Connect in Environmental  Science, Policy & Management helped him see the faculty as […]

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My Favorite Berkeley Connect Moment: History

As the Fall 2016 semester drew to a close, Berkeley Connect students were invited to share their favorite Berkeley Connect moments. All three posts that were selected for publication focus on a moment of connection. Here, Sahil Sheth describes how his Berkeley Connect in History mentor helped him and his classmates see that the divide between undergraduate students […]

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My Favorite Berkeley Connect Moment: Ethnic Studies

As the Fall 2016 semester drew to a close, Berkeley Connect students were invited to share their favorite Berkeley Connect moments. All three posts that were selected for publication focus on a moment of connection. Here, Taylor Chan describes how she connected with another student in Berkeley Connect in Ethnic Studies & African American Studies. […]

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Please Support Berkeley Connect During Big Give

Berkeley Connect sends a simple but powerful message to students at UC Berkeley: you belong here. Every semester, students tell us that participating in Berkeley Connect increases their sense of belonging and confidence they can succeed at Berkeley. You can show your support for Berkeley Connect today during the Big Give, the 24-hour fundraising marathon for UC […]

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Studying, Stress, and Self-Care

Students at Berkeley care. We care about our environment, we care about social issues—and we care about academics. With midterm season well underway, you don’t have to travel far on campus to see students frantically studying or comparing the number of hours they slept the night before. Sometimes it seems that we can care too […]

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Seeing Like an Architect

Exploring cities, whether as a resident or as a traveler, is an architect’s bread and butter. To an architect, wandering the city is akin to visiting a living museum where buildings are the exhibits and the people, cars, and greenery bring those exhibits to life. Last week, Berkeley Connect Architecture students discussed their philosophies for […]

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Social Justice Inside and Outside the Classroom

    Students at UC Berkeley know that a history of our university would be woefully incomplete if it didn’t mention Cal students’ longstanding engagement with issues of social justice. We are reminded of past victories every time we refuel at the Free Speech Movement café. Ongoing protests and open letters to campus leaders remind […]

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The Music We Hate

“Hate. It’s a strong word,” began Berkeley Connect Music mentor Andrew Ly. He paused to wait for the chattering to die down but he didn’t need to—the students in the classroom were already curious to see where Andrew’s provocative opening might lead. A recent Berkeley Connect in Music discussion session was all about hate—starting with […]

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What Shapes History

  For the non-historians out there, the past is often taken for granted. We know what we learned in high school and we have the “facts” to back it up—the atomic bomb touched the world in 1945, humans touched the moon in 1969. But who decides what qualifies as history? How do primary and secondary […]

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