California Studies Dinner Seminars - Past Dinners

Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Louise Dyble, PhD, Weisman Postdoctoral Instructor, California Institute of Technology, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
“Landmark of Death: Institutional Culture and the Question of a Suicide Barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge.”

Thursday, October 18, 2007
Frank Gruber, Writer and Columnist for the Santa Monica Lookout
“The four-state solution:  How to divide California”

Wednesday, September 19, 2007  
Bill Issel, Professor, History Department, San Francisco State, “A desecration of my rights as an American citizen:  J. Edgar Hoover’s investigation of Sylvestre Andriano”

Thursday, May 10, 2007
Richard Walker, Professor, Geography Department, UC Berkeley and former Chair, California Studies Association, speaking on his new book “ The Country in the City:  The Greening of the San Francisco Bay Area ”

Tuesday, April 17, 2007
No meeting (California Studies Association Conference will be held April 27, 2007 – April 29, 2007 at Berkeley City College

Thursday, March 15, 2007
Jasper Rubin, PhD, San Francisco Planning Department, "A Consciousness of the Water:  Early Struggles Over Waterfront Development in San Francisco"

Thursday, February 22, 2007
Gene Marine, Author & Journalist, “The lost past of Pacifica Radio”

Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Fred Glass, California Federation of Teachers, Oakland’s general strike of 1946:   60th Anniversary”

Thursday, November 16, 2006
Sandra Nichols, Senior Analyst at the California Institute for Rural Studies, and 2006-07 Visiting Scholar in ESPM, UC Berkeley "Mexican migrants and their transnational communities in Napa."

Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Susan Snyder will speak on her book, Past Tents:  The way we camp, Heyday Books

Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Amy Meyer, Community Activist, will speak on her new book New Guardians for the Golden Gate, UC Press

Tuesday, May 9, 2006
Charles Postal, Cal State Sacramento “California Populism:  The Great Exception?”

Thursday, April 20, 2006
Terry Young, Cal Poly “A recreation ground for the citizens:  Frederick Law Olmsted’s abandoned San Francisco Park plan”

Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Karen McNeil, Graduate Student, History Department, UCB "Rewriting Julia Morgan: a Question of Research and Interpretation"

Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Ava Kahn,  Guest Curator, Magnes Museum, “If not now, when?  A 150 years of California Jewish activism”

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