April 25-26, 2002
Townsend Center for the Humanities
220 Stephens Hall
University of California, Berkeley
   
Thursday, April 25
 
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Registration at the Townsend Center for the Humanities, Stephens Hall
12:15 - 12:45 PM Exhibition Tour - "The Foundations of Anthropology in California, 1901-1960" (Exhibit Gallery, The Bancroft Library)
Guide: David Farrell, UC Berkeley Acting University Archivist
1:00 - 3:00 PM All-UC Conference Opening Session
 
  Welcome
John Douglass, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Studies in Higher Education - UC Berkeley
Richard Cándida Smith - Director Regional Oral History Office - UC Berkeley

Symposium - “Shaping the University of California: An Historical and Contemporary Examination”
Panel discussed past and future challenges for the University of California as it faces another wave of enrollment growth and changing demographics. This event celebrated the completion of the oral history project The University of California Office of the President and Its Constituencies: 1983-1995 by the Regional Oral History Office - Bancroft Library.

Panel:
Moderator - Karl Pister, Chancellor Emeritus, UC Santa Cruz
David Gardner, President Emeritus, University of California
I. Michael Heyman, Chancellor Emeritus, UC Berkeley
Jack Peltason, President Emeritus, University of California; Chancellor Emeritus, UC Irvine
Neil Smelser, Professor Sociology; Former Chair, Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate

3:00 - 5:00 PM Working Meeting on UC History Archival Management: Options for the Future
The increased existence of electronic records and the ability to digitize paper records open up new perspectives, potentialities, and problems for the university's records managers and University Archives. This session provided an opportunity to discuss problems, strategies, and opportunities for enhancing the preservation and access to UC-related historical documents.

Presentation: A preliminary plan for building a UCwide Archive
Charlotte Brown, UCLA University Archivist

Presentation: A New Resource: The UC History Digital Archives
John Douglass, UCHDA Director, Senior Research Fellow - Center for Studies in Higher Education
Sally Thomas, UCHDA Associate Director and Senior Editor

Panel:
Moderator - Charlotte Brown, UCLA University Archivist
Dennis Bitterlich, UCLA Archives Assistant
David Farrell, UC Berkeley Interim University Archivist
David Gartrell, UC Santa Barbara University Archivist
Jennifer Jacobs, UC Irvine University Archivist
Connie Williams, UC Office of the President Records Manager

5:00 - 6:30 PM

Reception (Morrison Room, Doe Library)

A Celebration Presenting The University of California Office of the President and Its Constituencies, 1983-1995, twenty-four oral histories documenting University of California governance during the presidencies of David Gardner and Jack Peltason. Representing the University of California will be C. Judson King, Provost and Senior Vice President--Academic Affairs.

 
  Friday, April 26
   
  8:30 - 9:00 AM Registration at the Townsend Center for the Humanities, Stephens Hall
     
  9:00 - 9:15 AM Program Objectives
 
  9:15 - 10:45 AM Memoirs: Personal Reflections on Interpreting the Past

Moderator and Panelist - David Gardner, President Emeritus, University of California; author Earning My Degree: Memoirs of an American University President (working title, UC Press, forthcoming)

Clark Kerr, President Emeritus, University of California; author The Gold and the Blue (UC Press, 2001)

Robert Sinsheimer, Chancellor Emeritus, University of California Santa Cruz; author The Strands of a Life: The Science of DNA and the Art of Education (UC Press, 1994)

 
  10:45 AM - 12:00 PM UC in Historical Context: What is Unique and What is Not
Moderator - Sheldon Rothblatt, Professor Emeritus History, UC Berkeley; author The Modern University and Its Discontents: The Fate of Newman's Legacies in Britain and America (Cambridge University Press, 1997)

Scale, Management and Two Saviors: The Invention of Junior Colleges and UCLA
John Douglass, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Studies in Higher Education, UC Berkeley; author The California Idea and American Higher Education (Stanford University Press, 2000)

UC and the Rise and Fall of Public Research Universities
Roger Geiger, Professor Higher Education, Pennsylvania State University; editor, History of Higher Education Annual; author Research and Relevant Knowledge: The Growth of American Research Universities Since World War II (Oxford University Press, 1993)

 

 
  12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch (Townsend Center Terrace)
 
  1:00 - 1:20 PM UC History Survey Results/Announcements
 
  1:20 - 2:45 PM

New Works


Moderator - Kerwin Klein, Professor History, UC Berkeley.

A Revisionist View of UC and Stanford's Role in the Building of Silicon Valley
Christophe Lecuyer, Stanford University; author The Making of Silicon Valley: Engineering Culture, Innovation and Industrial Growth: 1930-1970 (forthcoming, MIT Press)

An Unusual Relationship: UC and the Development of the National Laboratory System
Peter Westwick, California Institute of Technology; author The National Labs: Science in an American System, 1947-1974 (forthcoming, Harvard University Press)

A Reexamination of the Free Speech Movement: Constitutionally Interpreting the FSM Controversy
Robert Post, Professor of Law, UC Berkeley; contributing author in The Free Speech Movement: Reflections on Berkeley in the 1960s, edited by Reginald Zelnik and Robert Cohen (forthcoming UC Press, 2002)

 
  2:45 - 4:00 PM Tribulations and Triumphs: Campus and Departmental Histories
Panel:
Nancy Scott Anderson (McLaughlin), author An Improbable Venture: A History of UC San Diego (1993)
Samuel Clyde McCulloch, Professor Emeritus History, UC Irvine; author Instant University: The History of the University of California, Irvine, 1957-93 (1996)
Ann F. Scheuring, author Abundant Harvest: The History of the University of California, Davis (2001)
Calvin Moore, Professor of Mathematics, UC Berkeley: History of the UCB Math Department
Ira Jacknis, Associate Research Anthropologist, Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology
 
  4:00 - 4:30 PM How to Promote University History: A Discussion

 

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