California Studies Dinner Seminars - Past Dinners

Wednesday, November 17, 1999
Bernard Wong, Professor, Department9f Anthropology, San Francisco State University
"Astronauts" in Silicon Valley:  The Story of Success and Failure of the New Chinese Immigrants"

Wednesday, October 20, 1999
Glenna Matthews, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar, IURD, UCB
"Towards Silicon Valley"

Tuesday, September 21, 1999
Alexander Saxton, Professor Emeritus, UCLA
"Bay Area Wing Culture in the 30s and 40s"

Tuesday, November 17, 1998
Mary Ryan, History Department, UCB
"A Laudable Pride in the Whole of Us"; San Francisco's Old City Hall as Venacular Political Theory"

Tuesday, October 20, 1998
Michael Black, California Studies Association
"California's Last Salmon: The Unnatural Policies of Natural Resource Agencies"

Tuesday, September 22, 1998
Martha Winnacker, Office of the President, University of California
"Copyright and California's Digital Dreeams: Nightmare or Utopia?"

Thursday, May 20, 1998
Marta Gutman, Department of Architectural History, UCB
“Inside the Institution:  The Art and Craft of Settlement Work at the Oakland New Century Club”

Thursday, April 30, 1998
Joe Blum, Department of Sociology, UCB
“The Machinery Industry of San Francisco”

Wednesday, March 25, 1998
Jim Buckley, Department of Architecture, UCB
"Forest and Factory:  The Redwood Lumber Industry in Northern California 1850-1929"

Tuesday, February 24, 1998
Paul Rhode, University of North Carolina
"The Evolution of California Manufacturing"

Thursday, January 15, 1998
James Williams, Foothill College
“California Energy, Technology and Environment”

Wednesday, November 19, 1997
Miriam J. Wells, University of California, Davis
“Strawberry Fields”

Tuesday, October 28, 1997
Tim Fong, Holy Names College
“Changing Politics in Oakland”

Monday, September 29, 1997
Mike Advis, Author
City of Quartz:  Exavating the Future in Los Angeles

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