The Problem with Area Studies

  The development of humanity is written in the obsessive quest to define “the Other.” Anthropology muses over questions of the savage, history measures hierarchies of backwardness, peace and conflict studies traces notions of human nature, cultural studies searches for fundamental difference. The threads of these distinct but related fields
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Professors provide parting advice

The Daily Cal asked professors via email about their last recommendations for seniors. This is what they suggested.   Daily Cal: What’s the biggest lie new graduates are told (and seem to believe)? Edward Frenkel, UC Berkeley math professor: “After graduation, the world at large will welcome you, recognize your
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Seven UC Berkeley instructors selected as Princeton Review’s 300 “Best Professors”

Seven UC Berkeley instructors are listed among the country’s 300 best professors in a book published Tuesday by the Princeton Review. The list of professors — created by the Princeton Review staff through student surveys, ratings and input from administrators and the professors under consideration — profiles instructors from six different campus
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