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Bears in the Library: Cal Students Talk About Research

Undergraduates at the University of California, Berkeley discuss how they approach library research, their initial impressions of the campus libraries, the impact that library research instruction has had on their ability to locate and evaluate relevant scholarly resources and the transformative impact that independent research can have on the large lecture course format and on their experience of education. 12 min.

Berkeley in the 90's: What Happened to Student Activism?

A film by Jason Leal and Tom Pollock. Berkeley in the 90's interviews currently enrolled students at UCB concerning why the present generation does not engage in political activism as was done in the 1960's. Includes interviews with now middle-aged Free Speech Movement activists. Produced by students enrolled in Documentary Film (Film 28B) at the University of California, Berkeley. Instructor: B. Ruby Rich. 1993. 26 min.

Berkeley in the Sixties.

Contents: Pt. 1 Confronting the university: the Free Speech Movement-- pt. 2. Confronting America: the anti-war movement (32 min.) -- pt. 3. Confronting history: the counter-culture movement(45 min.). Through interviews with participants and archival footage, presents a history of Berkeley, California in the 1960s. A film by Mark Kitechell. 1990. 117 min.
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Berkeley in the Sixties.

Contents: Pt. 1 Confronting the university: the Free Speech Movement-- pt. 2. Confronting America: the anti-war movement (32 min.) -- pt. 3. Confronting history: the counter-culture movement(45 min.). Through interviews with participants and archival footage, presents a history of Berkeley, California in the 1960s. A film by Mark Kitechell. 1990. 117 min. Online Access through LFLFC and Kanopy

Berkeley Shakespeare Festival Conference

Conference held at UCB, September 12, 1985. ; Storage Info: pt. 1-pt. 2 pt. 1-2

Berkeley Writers at Work

Berkeley Writers at Work: David Kirp, March 31, 2004David Kirp, Berkeley professor of Public Policy, is interviewed by College Writing Program lecturer, John Levine. Kirp discusses his writing process and answers questions from the audience. View it with RealPlayer Berkeley Writers at Work: Linda Williams, March 4, 2003.

Bettina Aptheker

Political activist and feminist, Bettina Aptheker addresses such issues as her unhappy early childhood years, her activities during the Free Speech Movement at the University of California, Berkeley and her career in political and social advocacy. Speech is followed by questions from the audience. Videographer, Harold Adler. Filmed on November 15, 2006 at Black Oak Books, Berkeley. 93 min.

Beyond Sproul Plaza: Analysis of the Free Speech Movement.

Performers: Mario Savio, Bettina Aptheker, Charles Hitch, Ronald Reagan, Alex Sherriffs, Charles Young, Austin Goheen, Reggie Edgerton, Robert Barber, Robert Karplus, Art Rosenfeld, Robert Stebbins, Karl Pister, Roger Heyns, Mervin Field.

Biography of a Biography: Writing the Life of William Randolph Hearst.

David Nasaw, author and professor at City University of New York, lectures on the noted California newspaperman and national political figure, William Randolph Hearst. Concludes with questions from the audience. A lecture presented in Dwinelle Hall, University of California Berkeley for the Friends of The Bancroft Library, April 7, 2001. 61 min. War, the Press and U.S. Power: Diplomacy and Conflict in the Post-9/11 World. Panel host: Orville Schell.

Campus Forum: Implications of War in Iraq

To initiate a campus dialogue about the Iraq war, a panel of UC Berkeley faculty experts were invited to explore the war's economic, political and regional implications. The event was introduced by Chancellor Robert Berdahl and the panel was moderated by David Leonard, Dean of International and Area Studies. The panelists and their areas of knowledge are Nezar Al Sayyad, Middle Eastern Studies; Thomas G. Barnes, law and history; David D. Caron, law; Laura Nader, anthropology; Steven Weber, political science; and Janet L. Yellen, economics.

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