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More Berkeley on the Jukebox

By Pat Joseph

Volume II in our growing playlist of Cal-connected music.

Illustration by Michael Byers

Solving for Doomsday

By Hayden Royster

Harold Camping ’42 thought he had calculated when the world would end. Ten years after his death, he still has plenty to teach us about the dangers and appeal of “doing your own research.”

Marcus Hanschen

Exit Interview with the Chancellor

By Pat Joseph

After seven years at the helm, Carol Christ hangs up her iconic blue blazer. Before she headed out the door, California sat down with her for a final interview.

60 MINUTES

The Bedrock of Good Journalism

By Francisco Martínezcuello

2024 Alum of the Year Bill Whitaker brings integrity to his storytelling.

HBO

What to Read, Watch, and Listen to This Summer

By California magazine editors

Here are our favorite books, shows, and podcasts by people from Berkeley to enjoy this summer.

CALIFORNIA HALL, INVENTORY OF THE JOHN GALEN HOWARD COLLECTION, (1955-4), ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN ARCHIVES. COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY. BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA

Kingdom Come Never Came

By Pat Joseph

Solving for the end of the world, plus much more in this issue

Illustrations by Patrick Welsh

Cal Comedians

By Dano Nissen ’18

Six comedians walk onto campus…

Five Questions for Social Psychologist Sa-kiera Hudson

By Nathalia Alcantara

This Berkeley Haas assistant professor is studying a less understood social emotion called “schadenfreude.”

COURTESY OF HUMAN RIGHTS CENTER

Working Toward Justice

By Leah Worthington

In an unassuming house on Piedmont Avenue, students are ushering human rights investigations into the digital era.

Berkeley Buffet

By Dhoha Bareche

A new course enables students to sample the campus’s intellectual riches

PHILIPPE PSAILA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Neanderthal-Human Overlap

By Katherine Blesie

What 45,000-year-old bones reveal about the earliest history of modern humans

PHOTOGRAPH BY MARCUS HANSCHEN

Semester of Discontent

By Pat Joseph

As campuses across the country made headlines, Berkeley managed to stay out of them. Mostly.