Lifelong Learning

Past Events

CAA Presents… The Future of Frogs

Monday, October 28, 2013
The Music Center, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 5th Floor, 135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA

We enjoyed an evening focused on frogs with a thought-provoking lecture from Professor Tyrone Hayes at UC Berkeley.

About the Speaker:
Professor Tyrone B. Hayes, Ph.D. ’93 is a biologist and herpetologist known for his research on frogs. His current work is focused on the effects of pesticides on amphibians and the role of this threat in amphibian declines. His work has appeared in books including The Omnivore’s Dilemma and The Republican War on Science. Professor Hayes has won many awards and honors including the Lux Award and the National Geographic Emerging Explorer Award. As a guest speaker on TED Talks, Professor Hayes discussed his study on atrazine which was featured in the documentary, “Toxic Baby.”

Watch a six-minute video featuring Professor Hayes »
“Surprisingly, frog hormones are very similar, and in some cases identical, to human hormones.”
-Tyrone Hayes


CAA Presents… Why Smart Money Matters

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Schwab Center Auditorium, 211 Main St., San Francisco, CA

This was a special panel discussion where 2 successful Cal alumni, one from academia and one from the industry, tackled the topics of how to wisely invest in your future, how to overcome investor pitfalls, and how everything you do affects your retirement. 

Our 2 panelists were  Carrie Schwab ’82, President of the Charles Schwab Foundation and Terrance Odean ’90, M.S. ’92, Ph.D ’97, Professor at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. The discussion was moderated by Michelle Privitera, Vice President, Financial Consultant at Charles Schwab.

This lecture was sponsored by Charles Schwab.


California to POTUS: What Now?

Thursday, November 15, 2012
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA

California is the 9th largest economy in the world, supplies the nation with much of its food, resources and innovation, and has the finest public university system ever conceived. It is also buried under a mountain of debt and gets little respect from the federal government. Democrats treat the state like an ATM at election time, and then largely write it off for four years. Republicans scorn it as an incorrigible bastion of liberalism. This time around, what can the state of California expect from re-elected President Barack Obama? How will it be different depending on who sits in the Oval Office?

Dean of Berkeley Law and Obama advisor Christopher Edley and dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy Henry Brady examined how the state of California will be impacted by President Obama in office. Los Angeles Times political columnist and Cal alumnus James Rainey ’81 moderated the panel.

Sponsored by Berkeley Law, Goldman School of Public Policy, and the Cal Alumni Association. 


Tax Revolt 2.0: Who Will Pay for the Society We Want?

Thursday, September 20, 2012
David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA

Robert Reich, Willie Brown, dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy Henry Brady, Hoover Institute economist Michael Boskin, and SF Chronicle columnist Deb Saunders hosted a panel discussion on taxation and what kind of services, including public higher education, Californians want from their government. Co-sponsored by Goldman School of Public Policy and KQED.

Can Cal Afford Athletics?

Offered during Homecoming 2010, “Cal Afford Athletics? A conversation with Sandy Barbour”, features a frank discussion about the future of sports at Cal. San Francisco Chronicle columnist, C.W. Nevius, engages Cal Director of Athletics, Sandy Barbour, in a conversation about the value of intercollegiate athletics and the cost of being competitive at the highest levels.