International affairs archive

Slow down but don’t stop. It’s summer at Berkeley

Slow down but don’t stop. It’s summer at Berkeley with photos

June 2, 2015:

The campus is downshifting into a relaxed but still lively summer season, with enrollment again expected to top 16,000. Of this year’s more than 4,300 visiting students, 3,084 are from overseas and 1,224 are U.S. residents. More than 1,800 will be taking online courses, a 12 percent increase over last year.

Campus gets $1 million grant to boost study of religious issues

Campus gets $1 million grant to boost study of religious issues May 11, 2015:

The three-year grant from from the Henry Luce Foundation will help the interdisciplinary Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion to examine theology in ways rarely tried at a public university.

Dorothea Lange fellow plans to document Cairo recyclers

Dorothea Lange fellow plans to document Cairo recyclers May 8, 2015:

Journalism grad student Sara Lafleur-Vetter, the 2015 Dorothea Lange Fellow, plans to use her $4,000 fellowship to document the lives of members of a Coptic Christian community that has collected and recycled Cairo’s trash for seven decades.

Campus staffer, in Turkey, marks Armenian genocide centennial

Campus staffer, in  Turkey, marks Armenian genocide centennial April 24, 2015:

When broadcast-communications manager Roxanne Makasdjian writes that “my whole life has led me to this moment,” she means the centennial of the Armenian genocide – being marked on April 24, 2015 – and her presence this week at commemorative gatherings in Turkey.

Student artist marks Armenian genocide centennial

Student artist marks Armenian genocide centennial April 20, 2015:

Third-year art-practice student Tara Baghdassarian took molds of fellow students’ faces to create a remembrance of those killed in the Armenian genocide, whose centennial will be marked on April 24, 2015.

The ‘temptation’ of military leadership: Resist, urges Barney Frank

The ‘temptation’ of military leadership: Resist, urges Barney Frank March 13, 2015:

The cost of the United States’ need to “lead,” longtime Democratic congressman Barney Frank said at I-House, has been its ability to pay for vital domestic programs and growing cynicsm about government itself. He believes the U.S. military budget could be cut by 20 percent with “no reduction” in the nation’s security.

MacArthur Foundation awards $1 million to Human Rights Center with video

MacArthur Foundation awards $1 million to Human Rights Center February 5, 2015:

The MacArthur Foundation has honored the UC Berkeley Human Rights Center for its investigations and research on war crimes and human rights abuses with a 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. The award, announced Thursday, Feb. 5, comes with $1 million, which the center will use to establish an endowment and to expand its sexual violence program.