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Panel examines Frankenstein’s impact on literature, bioethics

Few novels in history have permeated the collective consciousness like Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.” On Thursday, a five-person panel examined the various ways in which the novel has influenced literature, philosophy, and the pursuit of scientific knowledge.

Environmental activist explains power of art

Art has become one of the most important ways to combat climate change, according to world-renowned environmental activist Bill McKibben. He discussed the role of art within the anti-climate change movement as a part of the series that promotes the “Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment” exhibit at the University Art Museum.

Remembering Wen Fong, pioneer in Chinese art

Professor of Art History Emeritus Wen Fong, one of the world’s most renowned scholars in Chinese art history, left an indelible legacy both within the University and beyond. He died of leukemia on Oct. 3, at the age of 88.

Law professor Leti Volpp ’86 on fact-checking Trump’s Muslim ban

During the latest iteration of the weekly Asian American Studies lecture series, Berkeley School of Law professor Leti Volpp ’86 examined the Trump administration’s travel ban on Muslim-majority countries and discussed inherent Islamophobia concealed in the rhetoric surrounding “honor killings.”

Panel discusses freedom of speech, Rosen course

A five-person panel at the Carl A. Fields Center turned fiery on Tuesday night, as a discussion on campus free speech transformed into an appraisal of Lawrence Rosen’s cancelled course on cultural freedoms.