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Chancellor Berdahl


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The Hewlett Challenge, the Energy Biosciences Institute, and equity and inclusion

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The Energy Biosciences Institute

Dec. 2006
Exploring intercollegiate athletics at UC Berkeley

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From stem cells to smart buildings: The world of research at UC Berkeley

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Christopher Edley, Maria Mavroudi, and Tyrone Hayes on the challenges facing UC Berkeley

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Introducing Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau

Sept. 2002 - April 2004
Episodes hosted by previous chancellor Robert M. Berdahl


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Chancellor Berdahl interviews members of the campus community for a new monthly online-radio series

Chancellor Robert Berdahl enjoys asking questions. "There are so many interesting people who are part of the Berkeley community," he says. "I learn something new in every conversation."

With the beginning of this school year, a new radio-style talk show called "Bear in Mind" debuts. Listen in on these conversations, in which Berdahl interviews Berkeley faculty, staff, students and visitors about world events, their expertise, experiences and more. Each month, a new segment in the chancellor's Bear in Mind online series will appear on the Berkeley Web site.

Want to suggest someone for an interview? Send Bear In Mind an email.

The interviews below (audio only) are in RealPlayer format.

Episode One, Sept. 12, 2002:

audio This is Chancellor Berdahl. You are listening to Bear in Mind ...
2:26 minutes

The chancellor tells what Bear in Mind is all about: creating a dialogue within our community.
audio The Tom Campbell interview
11:44 minutes

Five-term congressman and former Stanford law professor Tom Campbell is the new dean of the Haas School of Business. He talks to the chancellor about how he plans to instill ethics in MBA students, the constant pressure to compromise in politics, and the modern plague of cynicism.
  Chancellor Berdahl in conversation with Tom Campbell

The Oscar Armijo-Maria Mejia interview
8:23 minutes

Freshmen Oscar Armijo (left), and Maria Mejia (right), share why they chose to attend UC Berkeley, how a trip to the International House changed their perspective, and their hopes and fears for the coming year.

  Freshmen Oscar Armijo (left) and Maria Mejia (right).

The Walter Alvarez interview
10:34 minutes

The chancellor gets a crash course in geology from earth and planetary science professor Walter A. Alvarez, who is teaching his first Freshman Seminar this semester. A member of the team that discovered the cause of the demise of the dinosaurs, Alvarez knows how to make rocks really come to life.

  Walter A. Alvarez and Chancellor Berdahl.
audio The Jessica Quindel-Jesse Gabriel interview
7:36 minutes

Jessica Quindel, president of the Graduate Student Assembly, tells how she plans to help her fellow grad students meet, network, and support each other as well as to encourage participation in the student government. She and Jesse Gabriel, ASUC president, also describe how they hope to encourage communication between diverse groups at the university.
Jessica Quindel, president of the Graduate Student Assembly.Jesse Gabriel, ASUC president
audio Top of Mind
2:35 minutes

The chancellor savors the new experience of having a victorious football team and offers his thoughts about how we remember those who died on September 11, 2001.


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