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UC Berkeley History

The Berkeley Rebels

Narrator: Harry Reasoner (CBS). Mario Savio, Clark Kerr, Sallie Learey, Ron Anastasi,Kate Coleman, Michael Rossman. A unique documentary film presenting the 1964 Free Speech Movement demonstrations and sit-in at the University of California, Berkeley through first person accounts by four students involved in the protests. Includes debates between students withdiffering viewpoints of the movement, debates between faculty and students and an overview of the impersonalacademic experience at the University which fueled the unrest. 1965? 57 min. (preservation copy)

The Big Game 1982 - Cal vs Stanford: The Final Play

Final few minutes of the Cal/Stanford, 1982 Big Game showing the improbable play that won the game for the Bears. Plays several times sequentially.

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The Black Panthers

This event is organized by the Graduate Assembly, University of California, Berkeley. This event took place on October 25, 1990, at Booth Auditorium, Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley. Speakers: Benny Stewart, Pedro Niguera. Sheba MacKeba, Baroni Stevens, Landon Williams, Bobby Seale. approx. 2 hours, 16 min. ;
NOTE: first 8 minutes of this recording are very poor quality.

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugliest of Graduate Student Instructing.

Berkeley, CA: University of California, Berkeley, Office of Media Services, [199-?].
Dramatization of successful and unsuccessful encounters between teaching assistants and students in classroom sections and during office hours. Produced by students of the Mechanical Engineering 301 course (at the University of California, Berkeley) under supervision of Dr. David A. Dornfeld, Dr. Patrick J. Pagni, Rachel T. Honjo.

The New Majority: Beyond the Melting Pot; a report on California's cultural and racial demographics and how they affect our society.

Part of the UC Berkeley Open Window Series. California's cultural and racial demographics - by K. Russell -- Diversity: Changing the face of politics; election reapportionment - by T. Mock -- Hate crimes - by K. Debro -- Labor unions and the new immigrants - by H. Frieze -- University of California, Berkeley: Multicultural education - by W. Lasola -- The arts - by H. Norman -- English only initiative - by J. McKelvey -- The lives of immigrants - by B. Pimentel -- A look at immigration policy - by F. Langner. Filmed in Berkeley and the South Bay Area, May 1991.

The Nobel Tradition at Berkeley.

Reviews Nobel prize winners on the UC Berkeley campus. 1985

The Torch is Passed.

SLATE is a student political party which was active at the University of California, Berkeley in the late 50's and early 60's. Former members, gathered for a 25th anniversary reunion, reflect on the party's values and actions. 30 min.

Tibetan Tradition in Crisis.

Kenting Tai, the situ rinpoche, discusses the Tibetan tradition of Buddhism. Examines the impact of the Chinese occupation of Tibet and more recently on the opening of Tibet on traditional beliefs and religious institutions. 1986. ; Storage Info: B 4 175 498

Twenty Years After: The Third World Strike

Original footage from the Third world strike and a discussion on what happened, why it happened, and what has happened since, with Carlos Munoz, Jr., Anthony Garcia, Octavio Romano V, Troy Duster.

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U.C. Berkeley Convocation, 1988

Jeff Chang, ASBerkeley President, gives an address on the generation of the 1980's. Bob Woodward, journalist of the Washington Post, gives the keynote address on Richard Nixon and the capacity of a country to forget.