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Introducing Berkeley’s 11th chancellor


What can we change in a single generation?

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Gallery: Capturing humanity


Berkeley receives largest ever monetary gift to acquire art


First U.S. center for Silk Road studies opens at Berkeley


Graduate fellowships seed careers in service


Preserving old recipes for new moms

From skateboards to smartphones: Alumnus of the Year Paul Jacobs


Haas alum stretches ‘beyond’ to support new building

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Betting on brilliance to halt illness Making Connections Bear Perspective: There’s only love for everyone here

Introducing Berkeley’s


chancellor A highly regarded administrator, scholar, and champion of women’s issues and diversity, Carol Tecla Christ was confirmed in March as the campus’s 11th chancellor.

The Promise of Berkeley, June 2017 Published by University Development and Alumni Relations, 2080 Addison Street #4200, Berkeley, CA 94720–4200 Copyright 2017, The Regents of the University of California

Starting July 1, she will be the first

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“Berkeley changed my life. It changed my

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female chancellor in Berkeley’s 149-year history. sense of the world,” Christ said following her unanimous confirmation by the UC Board of Regents. Reflecting on the university’s transformational nature, she said there are few places in the United States where you feel that history is being made around you, and that “there’s no subject on the face of the earth that someone at Berkeley doesn’t know about and is not pushing the boundaries of


our understanding even further.”

Promise of Berkeley June 2017  

Promise of Berkeley June 2017

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