He arrived by helicopter at 10 in the morning and was on stage at Zellerbach by 11:15. The theme of his lecture, part of a five-campus tour, was "Giving Back: Finding the Best Way to Make a Difference." For an hour the Microsoft founder talked about the work of the Gates Foundation and the role of universities like Berkeley in innovating to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. The event, which will be webcast beginning at 5 p.m.
The Cal Alumni Association Presents a CALIFORNIA Live! Event, Truth and Lies - Featuring High-Profile UC Berkeley Academics
April 15, 2010 12:00 PM
The Cal Alumni Association (CAA) will present Truth and Lies, a provocative panel discussion with some of the University of California, Berkeley’s highest-profile academics, on Wednesday April 21 at the Autodesk Gallery, One Market, San Francisco. This event is open to all and presented as part of the California Live! series of lectures and discussions that bring to life the themes of CAA’s award-winning magazine, California.
Here in the offices of California magazine, we have file cabinets filled with all manner of old photos from campus, even pre-dating the move to Berkeley. Many of the images are somewhat random and lacking anything much in the way of identifying information. Still, it’s fascinating stuff to look through (a bit like rummaging around in your grandparents’ attic), and we thought it only right to share some of it with readers.
In the latest issue of California magazine, contributor Cathleen McCarthy writes about Berkeley scholars who blog. For now, the activity doesn’t do much for their standing within the academy, where publication in peer-review journals and academic presses is still the coin of the realm. But blogging has given some academics, like economist Brad DeLong, a higher profile than he might otherwise enjoy, and along with it, greater influence on the body politic.