This week we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the C.V. Starr East Asian Library and the Chang-Lin Tien Center for East Asian Studies — the latter named for Berkeley’s seventh chancellor. These events, for me, bring Chang-Lin even more vividly to mind. He was, of course, the first person of Asian descent to lead a major American research university. He was also an extraordinary leader, and an important model and mentor to me.
Statements & news
October 2, 2018
September 27, 2018
Dear campus community,
Every member of the UC Berkeley community is a valuable contributor to the university, regardless of immigration status. We remain steadfast in welcoming, supporting, and building community with our undocumented students and staff.
September 26, 2018
Dear campus community,
On behalf of the MyVoice Working Group and its Action Planning team, I write to provide the latest updates on the MyVoice survey initiative and to invite your participation in the next stage of this important project.
Earlier this year, nearly 15,000 UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty took the MyVoice survey, sharing their experiences, beliefs, and knowledge regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment (SVSH).
September 18, 2018
Dear Campus Community,
I’m excited to write the second “On My Mind” column in the Berkeleyan, where senior campus leaders like me will share our experiences, thoughts and visions for the community. Today, in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, I want to talk about what UC Berkeley was like when I first came here as a graduate student in 1989, how that informs the work I do today as the vice chancellor of equity and inclusion, and how I see the campus moving forward in the coming years.
September 12, 2018
Campus leaders gathered this week to dedicate UC Berkeley’s newest residence hall to David Blackwell, the first black professor to receive tenure at Berkeley and a preeminent statistician who died in 2010. Blackwell Hall opened to more than 750 students in August and features study centers, a gym and plenty of ping-pong and pool tables.
Chancellor Carol Christ told the crowd that it was a fitting tribute to Blackwell to have an undergraduate residence hall named in his honor.