Upcoming Events

Wed
Apr 15
2015

Fixing California's Tax System: How to Reform Proposition 13 and Other Policies for a Better Future

The application of Proposition 13 to commercial property has created a large hole in a tax system which fails to support city and county services and schools. And the fix which has helped the state budget--raising taxes on the rich--is due to expire.

Wed
Apr 22
2015

Biomimicry: How Nature is Inspiring Radical Innovation

The wave of the future has been around since the beginning of time: it’s called Nature. Now an interdisciplinary and international group of scientists, inventors, and engineers is turning to Nature to innovate.

Wed
Apr 29
2015

How Our Emotional Lives Mature: Changes and New Strengths

Robert W. Levenson is Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley where he is a member of the Clinical Science; Plasticity, Change, and Development; and Social/Personality programs.

Highlighted Courses

Wed
Jun 03
2015

Turn, Turn, Turn: Rock’n Roll Road Trip, Part 2

This course will cover the golden age of American rock 'n roll, 1965-75. It will be taught chronologically and geographically (“a road trip”) across six regions—plus a one-class exploration of a legend’s rock ‘n’ roll masterworks--- where key American musical movements sprung up.

Thu
Jun 04
2015

Space and Place in Asian American Literature

This course analyzes metaphors of space and place in selected works of Asian American literature and cultural production. We will discuss the ways authors work with space as racially bordered, legislated history, lived experience, internalized existential panic, and literary tropes.

Thu
Jun 04
2015

Russia: Contemporary Issues

Where is Russia headed? Is it moving toward a harsh form of authoritarianism or something else? How may we understand the regime that President Vladimir Putin is constructing in Russia? How, if at all, is Russia’s Soviet past shaping its current politics?