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Thu, January 25, 2018, 5:00 - 7:00pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall, UC Berkeley

Linda Gregerson, Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished University Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Michigan; Chancellor, Academy of American Poets

Lecture details forthcoming. [Note: Gregerson will also be offering a poetry reading at 2pm in 300 Wheeler Hall on the 25th.] A Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Linda Gregerson is the Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished University Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan, where she teaches creative writing and … Continue reading


Wed, January 31, 2018, 5:00 - 7:00pm
3335 Dwinelle, UC Berkeley

Dominic Erdozain, Freelance Writer

Gun rights are typically identified with the Second Amendment – a legal, indeed constitutional, prerogative. This lecture argues that they are better understood as part of a culture and a belief system, centering on ideas of innocence and legitimate violence. I argue that this belief system is apparent in the contemporary gun culture’s confidence in … Continue reading

The Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (BCSR) is pleased to announce the New Directions in Theology Graduate Student Grants. Up to four awards in the amount of $5,000 are designated for incoming graduate students in their first year of study in 2018-2019. The New Directions in Theology award supports promising incoming graduate students with high potential for interdisciplinary exchange in … Continue reading