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Chancellor Berdahl

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Jean Galbraith and Chancellor Berdahl

Episode 16, April 7, 2004

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Chancellor Robert M. Berdahl talks to this year's Faculty Research Lecturers — Erich Gruen, the Gladys Rehard Wood Professor of History and Classics, and David Wake, Professor Emeritus of Integrative Biology; University Librarian Tom Leonard; and law student Jean Galbraith, editor of the California Law Review. At the end of the program, Berdahl shares what's on the Top of his Mind: the importance of thinking like global citizens.

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Hear the entire episode from start to finish ...
39:26 minutes

audio Introduction
1:19 minutes

The Erich Gruen and David Wake interviews
12:83 minutes

In this interview, History and Classics professor Erich Gruen explains how Jews interacted with other ethnic groups in ancient times, and what relevance such long-ago relationships have to current issues. Meanwhile, as part of his discussion of biodiversity's importance, David Wake, Professor Emeritus of Integrative Biology, warns that although we may think of lower life forms as the proverbial "canaries in the coal mine" when it comes to pollution and global warming, humankind can't simply evacuate the Earth.

Details about the Faculty Research Lectures to be given by Gruen (April 7, 5 p.m., Berkeley Art Museum) and Wake (April 13, same time and place)

Erich Gruen
David Wake

The Tom Leonard interview
10:07 minutes

UC Berkeley is justly famed for its libraries, ranking third among all major research universities in the United States and Canada. University Librarian Tom Leonard tells why the physical library will remain central to campus life regardless of the increasing role of the Internet, and how the Bancroft and other campus archives will adapt to the demands of the digital age.

Tom Leonard
audio The Jean Galbraith interview
9:82 minutes

Third-year Boalt Hall law student Jean Galbraith has just concluded her tenure as editor-in-chief of the California Law Review. Here, she details her unusual path to law school, from studying religion at Harvard to working for the Peace Corps in The Gambia; explains how law journals differ from those at other professional schools; and talks about her upcoming clerkship with the Federal Court of Appeals in Washington, DC.
Jean Galbraith
audio Top of Mind
5:12 minutes

Having just returned from meeting with faculty, foundations, alumni, and friends at the Asian Leadership Conference in Singapore, Berdahl is thinking about the frontiers of discovery: how to sustain our economy, our environment, and the future of our planet. Of particular concern: humankind's dependence on fossil fuels (and its contribution to to global warming); ensuring a clean water supply; and preventing the spread of infectious diseases.
Robert M. Berdahl

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