“Pheobe Apperson Hearst and the Transformation of Town and Gown” Chuck Wollenberg: Saturday, June 7 at the Berkeley Public Library 2-3:30 p.m.

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.   

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California Studies Dinner Seminar: Patricia Wakida on “The Los Angeles Atlas” May 15, 2014

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, zulu2@berkeley.edu

 

 

California Studies Dinner Seminar: Spring 2014 Schedule

California Studies Association

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

Contact Myra Armstrong, zulu2@berkleley.edu

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CALIFORNIA STUDIES DINNER SEMINARS, UC BERKELEY

 

Spring Schedule

 

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, zulu2@berkeley.edu

 

CALIFORNIA STUDIES DINNER SEMINARS: Spring Schedule

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: zulu2@berkeley.edu