The Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate of the University of California invites you to attend the 107th annual Martin Meyerson Berkeley Faculty Research Lectures.

David Card

Class of 1950 Professor of Economics

“Are We Under-investing in Education?”

Monday, March 2
4—5 p.m.

Free to the public
Chevron Auditorium at International House, 2299 Piedmont Ave..

David Card, who was recently elected the 2021 president of the American Economic Association, is the Class of 1950 Professor of Economics and director of the Center for Labor Economics at UC Berkeley. He taught at Princeton University from 1983 to 1996 and has held visiting appointments at Columbia University, Harvard University, UCLA, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. Card’s research interests include education, inequality, immigration, and gender-related issues. He co-authored the 1995 book Myth and Measurement: The New Economics of the Minimum Wage, co-edited eight additional titles, and has published over 100 journal articles and book chapters. In 1995, he received the American Economic Association's John Bates Clark Prize, which is awarded every other year to the economist under 40 whose work is judged to have made the most significant contribution to the field. He has since won several additional awards for his work, and served as Director of the Labor Studies Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research from 2012 to 2017.

Steven Lindow

Professor of Plant and Microbial Biology

“Understanding Microbial Life on Leaves”


Free to the public
Chevron Auditorium at International House, 2299 Piedmont Ave..

As a world leader in the environmental and ecological sciences, Professor Steven Lindow has been a dominant force in revealing complex interactions between microbes, plants, and the environment. Using genetic and molecular research techniques, his current work focuses on developing biological strategies for addressing plant disease and frost control that can serve as alternatives to chemical pesticides. His contributions, described in more than 175 research publications and 70 reviews, have opened new fields of research that have resulted in major impacts on plant pathology and microbiology. A professor at UC Berkeley since 1978, Lindow currently serves as a graduate-level professor in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology. A member of the National Academy of Sciences and fellow with the American Academy of Microbiology, Lindow has received numerous honors and awards for his research and teaching. In 1995, Lindow was named Alumnus of the Year by Oregon State University, where he earned his undergraduate degree in Botany in 1973. During his long tenure at Berkeley, he has served many roles, including former Associate Dean of the College of Natural Resources. In 2004, he received the College of Natural Resources Teaching Award, and in 2012, he received a Career Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to research, teaching, and service to the university.

For more information about visiting campus, consult the online campus map. Campus parking information can be found at 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 .