Arts & Events

Press Release: Ruin In Progress:
How the Decay of Cal’s Historic Buildings Reflect Its Changing Mission
With Dr. Gray Brechin

Friday February 28, 2014 - 04:51:00 PM

Can we allow UC Berkeley to destroy its historic buildings? Its Maybeck, its South Hall? William Randolph Hearst and his mother, Phoebe Apperson Hearst gave generously to the University of California at Berkeley in its formative years. Signature buildings like The Campanile, the Library, and Hearst Gym were built according to two Hearst plans for the campus. As costly new structures rise around the university's perimeter, the historic buildings at its core suffer advanced neglect. Geographer. Gray Brechin will present an illustrated talk on changing priorities in a time of forgetting. 

Ruin in Progress With Dr. Gray Brechin  

Friday, March 7, 2014 from 5-7 PM 

315 Wheeler Hall. University of California, Berkeley  

Wheelchair Accessible.  

All Welcome. 

A round table discussion on the crisis of maintenance at UC’s flagship campus will follow with Art History Professor Margaretta Lovell and Professor Emerita of Integrative Biology Roberta Park. The talk is co-sponsored by the Berkeley Faculty Association and the Department of English. Audience participation is encouraged.