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Lectures & Learning Opportunities Hybrid

A Conversation with the Chancellor: Berkeley Discovery

Join Chancellor Carol T. Christ and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Oliver O’Reilly for a conversation about Berkeley Discovery, a campus-wide initiative that is transforming undergraduate education at Berkeley and making life-changing, out-of-class experiences widely available and equitable. By emphasizing endeavors that provide meaning, passion, and purpose, Berkeley Discovery aspires to make each undergraduate’s academic journey about much more than a degree and a diploma. Hear firsthand from undergraduate students about their Discovery journeys.

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Carol T. Christ

Carol T. Christ began her term as Berkeley’s 11th chancellor in 2017. A celebrated scholar of Victorian literature, she is also known as an advocate for high-caliber, accessible public higher education and a champion of women’s issues and diversity on college campuses. Christ spent more than three decades as a professor and administrator at Berkeley before serving as president of Smith College. At Cal, she works to foster community, improve the campus climate for people of all backgrounds, celebrate the institution’s long-standing commitment to free speech, strengthen Berkeley’s financial position, address a housing shortage, and develop a ten-year strategic plan for the campus.

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Oliver O'Reilly
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

As Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Oliver O'Reilly provides leadership on undergraduate education and is responsible for implementation of the campus strategic plan recommendations around Diversity, and Student Experience and Enrollment. Vice Provost O’Reilly oversees several strategic initiatives and academic programs, advises on enrollment planning and management, serves as a liaison for academic units to campus administrative offices, and chairs a number of campus committees.