Dr. Chuck Wollenberg of Berkeley City College will give the second talk in the Berkeley Public Library’s series, “Berkeley and the Great State U” this Saturday. The lecture/discussion will discuss Phoebe Apperson Hearst’s role in both the transformation of Cal from an undistinguished western land grant college into a major university and the city’s transformation from a rural town into an integral part of the Bay Area’s urban core during the first two decades of the twentieth century. The event will be held in the third floor conference room of the main library from 2-3:30 p.m.
Author Patricia Wakida will her discuss her forthcoming book, The Los Angeles Atlas, on Thursday, May 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. A former staff member at the Japanese American National Museum and Heyday Books, Wakida is the author of several publications, including Only What We Could Carry: the Japanese Internment Experience. Her talk, the last dinner seminar of the academic year, will be at the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education, 2521 Channing Way (just east of Telegraph Ave.). Free Admission and dinner.
RSVP: Myra Armstrong, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, January 16 TOMAS SUMMERS SANDOVAL, Pomona College, on his new book, “Latinos at the Golden Gate”
Wednesday, February 19 JOSHUA BRAHINSKY, UC Santa Cruz, on “Pulled Between Fundamentalist and Evangelical: Pentecostal Higher Education in Central California”
Tuesday March 18 DICK WALKER, UC Berkeley, on his new book, “The Atlas of California”
Thursday, May 15 PATRICIA WAKIDA, author and editor, on her Los Angeles Atlas Project
UC Berkeley Labor Center, 2521` Channing Way, 7-9 p.m.
Free admission and dinner
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CALIFORNIA STUDIES DINNER SEMINARS, UC BERKELEY
Wed. Feb. 20 Images of the Pacific Rim: Australia and California 1850-1935 Erika Esau, Australian National University, Canberra
Thurs. Mar. 21 Monster Storm: The 1861-62 Floods and Their Legacy Today Marcia Eymann, Sacramento City Historian and Dale Cox, US Geological Survey
Wed. May 15 Church and State in the City: Catholics and Politics in 20th Century San Francisco Bill Issel, Mills College
Free. 7-9 p.m., Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, 2521 Channing St., Berkeley
Dick Walker and Chuck Wollenberg, conveners. RSVP Myra Armstrong, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, February 20 “Images of the Pacific Rim: Australia and California 1850-1935” Erika Esau, Australian National University, Canberra
Thursday, March 21 “Monster Storm: the 1861-62 Floods and Their Legacy Today” Marcia Eymann, Sacramento City Historian and Dale Cox, U.S. Geological Survey
Wednesday, May 15 “Church and State in the City: Catholics and Politics in 20th Century San Francisco” Bill Issel, Mills College
7-9 p.m., Directors Room, UCB Institue for Research on Labor and Employment, 2521 Channing St., Berkeley
RSVP Myra Armstrong, email: email@example.com