The Regents' Lectureship, a prestigious honor in the UC system, provides an opportunity for each campus to invite a small group of leading scholars, scientists, artists, government officials and others to give public lectures and spend a short time in residence on the campus to meet with faculty and students.
Berkeley Regents' Lecturers for spring semester include Italian architect Giancarlo De Carlo, pioneering psychiatrist David Hamburg and William J. Spencer, chair of an international semiconductor manufacturing consortium.
Giancarlo De Carlo, Architecture Department
De Carlo first came to international prominence in the 1950s as a leader in the movement to reinvigorate modern architecture with a new emphasis on ethical and formal concerns.
In his work, De Carlo has advocated the virtues of re-using existing buildings as an economic and psychological determinant to facilitate people's image of their cities.
As editor of the influential journal Space and Society, he has focused on exploring the processes of architecture and the relationship between space and society rather than confining the magazine to the display of objects.
He also founded the International Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Design (ILAUD), a consortium of architecture schools around the world that share research. As an ILAUD member, Berkeley's architecture department has sent more than 55 students and nine faculty to its annual summer program.
De Carlo will present two lectures during his visit. The first, "Motivating Questions," Monday, March 9, will identify issues important to his career. On Wednesday, March 18, De Carlo will discuss "Continuing Explorations," a review of his current projects. Both lectures begin at 7 p.m. in 112 Wurster.
David Hamburg, Department of Psychology
David Hamburg, president emeritus of the Carnegie Corporation of New York and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, will give a public lecture on "Preventing Deadly Conflict: Can We Learn to Live Together?" Wednesday, March 4, at 4 p.m. in 1 LeConte.
Hamburg has been known throughout his career for his dedication to improving the quality of life and education for young people, for his efforts to prevent violent conflict among nations and for bringing science and technology to bear on today's leading issues.
In the 1950s he was a pioneering investigator of stress and anxiety, as well as of the relationship between physiology and behavior. He also created one of the nation's first clinical research centers to combine psychological and biological factors in the study of depression.
During his tenure at Stanford (1961-76), four of his students, who were studying primate behavior at the Gombe Station in Tanzania, were kidnapped by rebels from Zaire. Hamburg flew to Gombe and spent 10 weeks negotiating their release.
Hamburg's vivid exposure to violence, disease, ignorance and poverty during this crisis prompted him to devote his energies toward using science to help meet social needs.
William Spencer, College of Engineering and Haas School of Business
William J. Spencer, chair of SEMATECH, an international semiconductor manufacturing consortium, will present two free public lectures.
On Monday, March 2, Spencer will discuss "Lessons Learned from Cooperative Research and Development in the Semiconductor Industry" at 3 p.m. in Bechtel Engineering Center's Sibley Auditorium. On Thursday, March 5, at 3 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Room at the Haas School, he will lecture on "The Role of International Cooperation in Semiconductor Research and Development." A reception follows each lecture.
Spencer began his career at Bell Telephone Laboratories in 1959. From 1973 to '81, he directed systems development and microelectronics at Sandia National Laboratories. He then left to serve as group vice president and senior technical officer at Xerox Corp. in Stamford, Conn., as well as vice president and manager of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center until 1990.
From 1990 to '97, Spencer served as president and chief executive officer of SEMATECH, a research and development consortium of 16 international corporations involved in semiconductor manufacturing. He now chairs the consortium.
Spencer is also a research professor of medicine at the University of New Mexico, where the first implantable electronic drug delivery systems were developed jointly with Sandia National Labs.
Spencer will hold office hours on campus. Students and faculty interested in meeting with him should contact Janine Roucek in the Engineering Dean's Office, 642-5771, or email firstname.lastname@example.org