The Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate of the University of California invites you to attend the 105th Annual Martin Meyerson Faculty Research Lectures.

Victoria Kahn

Professor of Comparative Literature and Katharine Bixby Hotchkis Professor of English

The Trouble with Literature

Wednesday, April 4
4–5 p.m., free to the public
Chevron Auditorium, International House, 2299 Piedmont Avenue

Victoria Kahn is Professor of Comparative Literature and Katharine Bixby Hotchkis Professor of English at Berkeley. Her areas of specialization are Renaissance literature and early modern political theory. She received her Ph.D. in comparative literature from Yale University. Before coming to Berkeley, she taught at Bennington College, Johns Hopkins University, UC Irvine, and Princeton University.

William Dietrich

Professor of Earth and Planetary Science

Landscapes and What They Tell Us: The Shock of the Familiar

Monday, April 23
4–5 p.m., free to the public
Chevron Auditorium, International House, 2299 Piedmont Avenue

William Dietrich joined the Berkeley faculty in 1982, after studying at Occidental College and the University of Washington. His work focuses on understanding the processes that drive landscape evolution, including: rainfall runoff, soil production and transport, landsliding, river incision into bedrock, and floodplain formation. He is currently director of the Eel River Critical Zone Observatory, co-founder and co-director of the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping, and a member of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover team. Dietrich has received many honors, including the Robert E. Horton Medal of the American Geophysical Union and the Arthur Holmes Medal of the European Geosciences Union. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the National Academy of Sciences.


For more information about visiting campus, consult the online campus map. Campus parking information can be found at pt.berkeley.edu. We suggest the Underhill Structure, located between Haste Street and Channing, near College Ave. You may park in surrounding city and private lots on a first-come, first-served basis, but charges and hours vary.

For information, please call 510.643.1936 or e-mail .