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Power, Pop Culture, and Drunk History

At a recent Berkeley Connect Ethnic Studies and African American Studies small-group discussion, students shared their thoughts on issues of power in pop culture. To kick the discussion off, graduate student mentor Christina Bush showed the class an episode of Comedy Central’s series “Drunk History.” The video presented a humorous rendition of Harriet Tubman’s military […]

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Student Perspectives on Black Lives Matter

Berkeley is known for its rich history of student activism. Since the Free Speech Movement that UC Berkeley students instigated back in the 1960s, the protest culture has remained alive and well here on campus. This was the subject of a recent Berkeley Connect Social Welfare discussion. To begin, graduate student mentor Renee Mack asked […]

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For the Love of Math: Demystifying Graduate School

On the top floor of Evans Hall, overlooking a stunning view of the Bay Area, Berkeley Connect students recently met with a panel of graduate students in Mathematics. Grad students Elan Bechor, Maria Martinez, Kevin O’Neill, and Morgan Weiler were joined by Professors Thomas Scanlon and Jenny Harrison, the faculty directors of Berkeley Connect in […]

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Students Quiz Architecture Professors

Berkeley Connect in Architecture students recently got a chance to pose some of their burning questions about the field to Architecture professors Luisa Caldas and Darell Fields. Professor Caldas’s specialty lies in sustainable design; before coming to Berkeley, she studied at MIT as well as at universities in London and Lisbon. Professor Fields is interested […]

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A Glimpse of the Future: Computational Biology

For many undergraduate students, the future is uncertain. And that’s okay – we’ve still got a few years left to figure things out. But it’s always helpful to hear people a few years older than you talk about what they’ve been doing since graduating, and how they got to where they are. Recently, Berkeley Connect […]

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English Professors in Conversation

Berkeley Connect in English recently hosted “Professors in Dialogue” with new English professors Poulomi Saha and Dora Zhang. The event was a rare opportunity for students to hear about the process of becoming an English professor, and the struggles and joys that come with it. When a student asked how they became professors, Saha answered, […]

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