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UC Berkeley History & Culture

Affirmative Action Panel, UCB, October 19, 1995.

Contents: The impact of affirmative action on the University of California, Berkeley (105 min.) -- Affirmative action: Where do we go from here? (45 min.) A program designed to educate and inform the University community and the general public about the past, present and future of affirmative action policy and its impact on the University of California, Berkeley. 150 min.

Affirmative Action. 1986.

This event took place on February 2, 1986, at Booth Auditorium, Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley. An exchange of views and a discussion on affirmative action between Charles Murray, Senior Research Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, New York, and Ronald Takaki, Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. This event is organized by the Graduate Assembly, University of California, Berkeley.

Affirmative Action: The History of an Idea.

Explores the historical roots of affimative action and the current debate over its usefulness. Looks at several different affirmative action programs including the Univ. of California, Berkeley, the U.S. Army, federal aid to minority businesses, and affirmative action in the Chicago Police Dept. Includes archival footage and features interviews with a wide array of academic scholars. Dist.: Films Media Group. 1996. 56 min.

All for One: In the Spirit of the Race.

This first feature-length documentary film ever made about men's intercollegiate rowing, follows coach Steve Gladstone and his University of California Berkeley crew team in their quest to rebuild the once dominant rowing program. Having led Cal to their last national title in 1976 and now in his second stint at Cal in 1997, Gladstone produced immediate results by guiding the team to their best season in over a decade. 2001. 60 min.

American Cultures Requirement: After Ten Years.

Cassette 1. Introduction (6 min.) -- Creating the American cultures requirement / Lily Wong Fillmore, Roderic Park, W. Russell Ellis (90 min.) -- Cassette 2. Student perspectives on the American cultures requirement / Romola Sanyal, Denise Velasco (48 min.) -- Cassette 3. Future of the American cultures requirement / Elaine Kim, Jeff Romm, Romola Sanyal (84 min.).

Berkeley in the Sixties.

A film by Mark Kitechell. 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. This film is a celebration and tribute to the spirited rebellion of the students of Berkeley in the 1960s.

Charter Day Honors Outgoing Chancellor Berdahl and His Wife, 4/15/04

Presents film coverage of the Charter Day ceremony of 2004 featuring a special farewell to the Berdahls, in which the Cal community expresses gratitude for the chancellor's leadership and celebrates his seven years of achievements at the University. 110 min.

Decolonizing the University: Fulfilling the Dream of the Third World College

The idea of a Third World College called for epistemological, pedagogical, institutional, and social change, to be facilitated by the creation of departments of Asian Studies, Black Studies, Chicano Studies, Native American Studies, and any other Ethnic Studies programs as they developed. Since then, there is only one College of Ethnic Studies in the nation (at SFSU), and only some universities with ethnic studies departments or programs.

Diversity Matters: Perspectives Across the Disciplines on Affirmative Action.

Produced and directed by Mary A. Knighton and The Diversity Video Project Group. Professors and students at the University of California, Berkeley share their views on diversity in college student populations, debate definitions of diversity, multiculturalism in higher education and the need for affirmative action programs. Includes a historical look at resistance to affirmative action programs in the University of California college system. Contents: Part l. Present Matters: The Pipeline -- Retention, outreach and mentoring (Berkeley Pledge) -- Measuring diversity: Quotas?

Identity in the Institution.

Interviews with college students at the University of California, Berkeley concerning their experiences in classes, their attitudes towards the academic environment and their philosophies of education (i.e should education be learning for learning's sake or simply preparation for a career?) Produced by students enrolled in Ethnographic Film (Anthropology 138B) in Spring of 1996, at the University of California, Berkeley, Dept. of Anthropology. 1996. 19 min.