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Courtesy of the UC Berkeley Armenian Alumni (UCBAA) archives
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The Armenian Legacy at UC Berkeley

Explore the history of the UC Berkeley Armenian Alumni Chapter and the profound impact of Professor Stephan Astourian.

At the beginning of the 19th century, the Philippine-American War was billed as a “friendly colonialism,” said UC Riverside professor Dylan Rodríguez, Ph.D '01. This image depicting the Battle of Balangiga, in which thousands of Filipinx civilians were killed by American troops, shows a different narrative. / Public domain image via Wikimedia Commons https://bit.ly/3m7VP5U
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The Afterlife of the American Empire

The Cal Pilipinx community challenges the 'friendly colonialism' narrative.

Midori Kono Thiel at her Augmented Reality exhibit at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle, WA. / Courtesy of Tamiko Thiel
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Midori Kono Thiel: A Life of Art

By Josephine Thorton

The Japanese American Women Alumnae of UC Berkeley (JAWAUCB) honored Midori Kono Thiel ’55, MFA ’59, with its 2022 Outstanding Alumnae Award. The recipients of this award have distinguished themselves through their academic careers, contributions to their community, and career accomplishments.

Cheryl Wright ’83, president of the Cal Black Alumni Association / CJ Poloka
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Helping Students Rise in Community, Toward Purpose

Though there are many resources for those who pursue higher education, navigating the post-grad landscape is less clear, especially for students from underrepresented backgrounds.*

Mural depicting farmworkers from "To Live for the Harvest" / Courtesy of OCWorld Media Company
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To Live for the Harvest

How farmworkers who “live for the harvest” are impacted most by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ethics and Identity

“We need to be in relationship with one another. We need to break bread with each other if we want to see change,” says Lupe Gallegos-Diaz ’86.

Chizu Omori (center) protesting at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. // Courtesy of Chizu Omori
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Paying It Forward: The JAWA Legacy

Obstacles faced by Nisei Japanese students in the 1920s—and students' ability to overcome them—laid the foundation for today's Japanese American Women Alumnae of UC Berkeley.

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A Voice, a Home: How the Pilipinx American Alumni Chapter Raised $25K to Support Filipino Language Students

Expanding the language program at Cal is an essential step towards a deeper sense of community around Pilipinx heritage and identity.

Luisa Armijo
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More than a Mirage: Cal Bears Provide Real Community Support for Students in Coachella Valley

Being a new face in a big place like Berkeley can be overwhelming—but for one student, all that changed with one dinner.

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Offer: Accepted? Alumni Encourage Students to Choose Cal at Virtual “Yield” Events

At the close of Alumni Week, newly admitted students from all over the country came together virtually through chapter-led Yield events. During Yield, the Berkeley community engages with newly admitted students and helps them feel welcome at Cal so that they can feel confident in choosing UC Berkeley. Students participate in lectures and panels and attend department-led information sessions.

Alum and child // Catharyn Hayne - KLC Fotos
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In Pandemic Year, Alumni Find Virtual Spirit

In a year marked by physical and often emotional isolation, the Cal alumni community found new ways to connect to each other and to the university. Robust virtual programs engaged more than 9,000 UC Berkeley alumni in activities that inspired our Cal spirit anew.

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Around the World, Alumni Welcome New Students to Berkeley

Summer Welcome Parties have been in full swing this summer! Even while navigating unprecedented times, the Golden Bears community remains a vibrant and welcoming hub.