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Malcolm Potts, professor of population and family planning | June 6, 2019

This is a blog I couldn’t find the way in Please post for me D Day On Tuesday June 6th 1944 I was a small boy attending primary school. I’m sure my parents heard the BBC 9 o’clock news announcing the Normandy invasion, but I was asleep in bed. However, I do have genuine memories … Continue reading »


Malcolm Potts, professor of population and family planning |

I couldn’t make my password work can you post for me? Today is important.! 510 524 4320 D Day On Tuesday June 6th 1944 I was a small boy attending primary school. I’m sure my parents heard the BBC 9 o’clock news announcing the Normandy invasion, but I was asleep in bed. However, I do … Continue reading »

My annual review 2018

David Zilberman, professor, agriculture and resource economics | December 20, 2018

Towards the end of every year I post a summary of my personal and professional activities. They are intertwined. I hope this summary is enlightening to people who are interested in the university, its people and their ideas. I discuss first personal aspects, and then move to research and academic activities. I am 71 and … Continue reading »

NAFTA’s dark holidays

Harley Shaiken, director, Center for Latin American Studies, professor in education and in geography | December 11, 2018

General Motors’ surprise announcement the Monday after Thanksgiving that it would eliminate 14,000 jobs and shutter five plants sent traumatic shock waves across the industrial Midwest and into Canada, putting a dark cloud over the holiday season. While these changes will affect autoworkers today, they will undoubtedly be felt by all working Americans in the … Continue reading »

Exit, voice and loyalty for graduation speakers

Henry Brady, dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy | May 16, 2018

This is an edited excerpt from remarks Monday, May 14, at the graduation ceremonies for the Goldman School of Public Policy Public policy analysis deals with the hard problems faced in the public and non-profit sectors where we must bring political values to bear in the most effective way to solve difficult public problems. In … Continue reading »

My annual review 2017

David Zilberman, professor, agriculture and resource economics | December 22, 2017

This year moved very quickly, and it was relatively quiet on a personal level, which is good. I really enjoyed playing with my grandchildren as they grow up. Our sons and daughters-in-law are doing well. Leorah is enjoying her retirement, and maybe one day I’ll join her. She is really creative with her knitwear and … Continue reading »

A holiday message for the Berkeley campus

Carol Christ, Chancellor | December 12, 2017

As the semester winds down and the holidays approach, I want to share with you a few reflections about where we as a campus have been and where we are headed. Please view this short video message for some of these thoughts:  I hope your holiday break is invigorating, and I wish you a very … Continue reading »

Nationalism and the future of higher education

John Aubrey Douglass, Senior Research Fellow - Public Policy and Higher Education, Center for Studies in Higher Education | November 20, 2017

(These remarks were delivered at the opening of a Nov. 16-17 conference observing the 60th anniversary of UC Berkeley’s Center for Studies in Higher Education, held in partnership with University World News, and exploring the influence of nationalism on major national universities around the world.) With varying levels of intensity, university are extensions of the … Continue reading »

The dangerous data hack that you won’t even notice

Betsy Cooper, Former executive director, UC Berkeley Center for Long-term Cybersecurity |

A recent wave of cyberattacks — from WannaCry and Equifax to the alleged Russian influence on the U.S. election — has demonstrated how hackers can wreak havoc on our largest institutions. But by focusing only on hackers’ efforts to extort money or mess with our political process, we may have been missing what is potentially … Continue reading »

A fall semester update

Carol Christ, Chancellor | November 16, 2017

As we approach the yearly rituals of the season—the Big Game and the holidays—we have an opportunity to reflect on the fall semester. Free Speech and Community Values The semester was an eventful one, as we tried to balance our commitment to free expression with our values as a community. The discussions and conversations we … Continue reading »

Remembering the Filipino veterans of World War II

Catherine Ceniza Choy, professor of ethnic studies | November 9, 2017

For many years, unbeknownst to many of my friends and colleagues, Veterans Day has held special significance for my family and I. During World War II, my Lolo (the Filipino word for grandfather), Braulio Ceniza, served as a soldier and later captain of the United States Army Forces in the Far East (USAFFE) in the … Continue reading »

When Cal chose ‘academic stuff’ over college football

Malcolm Potts, professor of population and family planning | October 25, 2017

The proverbial visitor from Mars would surely conclude that the primary purpose of American universities is to promote football and that teaching and research are secondary activities. The coaches are paid more than university presidents and chancellors. The largest and most expensive buildings are to stage football games a few times a year. I am … Continue reading »

What I learned about research strategies and authorship

David Zilberman, professor, agriculture and resource economics | October 16, 2017

Before I came to Berkeley, I consulted my cousins, my professors and my friends on the secrets for success in Ph.D. programs. Most suggested that you have to work hard, but not too hard, and you must have a life. They also emphasized that achievement in class is important, but the most important thing is … Continue reading »

Reflections on Las Vegas, and resources for the campus

Carol Christ, Chancellor | October 4, 2017

Like many of you, I am struggling to process the tragedy that unfolded Sunday evening in Las Vegas. The immense loss of life, the hundreds of injuries, the panic on the ground brought to life in video and audio recordings, the renewed acrimony about gun control, and the search for answers all weigh heavily. I extend my deepest … Continue reading »

A time to reflect and move forward together

Carol Christ, Chancellor | September 28, 2017

The past several weeks have been trying ones for Berkeley. In demonstrating our firm commitment to the free speech protections of the First Amendment, this week we have seen speakers come to campus who brought with them ideas that run counter to our Principles of Community and to our belief in the fundamental value of every individual … Continue reading »