NOVUM: A New Look at Yourself, Society, and the World

Berkeley PBL

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)

Berkeley, CA

NOVUM: A New Look at Yourself, Society, and the World

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At its core, Novum is about the exchange and spread of ideas that change the way we go about our everyday lives. As students, it's easy for us to get lost in the routine of daily living, and not very often do we think about the depth of the world around us. Novum is a chance for like-minded, curious individuals to gather together for a moment in time to hear from some of the greatest minds on campus speak about topics that they are passionate about. This event will be an exciting celebration of knowledge in all forms.

Next Generation Leadership

As students of a leading university and one of the bay area’s greatest centers of knowledge, the University of California, Berkeley is a place where the best and the brightest gather to learn from and teach each other. As students graduate, they become the leaders of their generation. we have gathered a wide variety of some of UC Berkeley’s greatest faculty members to speak about their passion, inspiration, and the next generation. Come see what this generation’s leaders are passionate about and be inspired to become the leaders of the next generation!



Alexei Filippenko - Astronomy

Alex Filippenko is a Senior Lecturer in Astronomy and Astrophysics and joined the faculty in 1986. Professor Filippenko received his Ph.D. in astronomy from Caltech in 1984. He is currently the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in the Physical Sciences and has won several prestigious awards including, but not limited to, the Carnegie/CASE National Professor of the Year and ASP’s Emmons Award for undergraduate teaching. He has also been voted the “Best Professor” on campus a record 9 times. His primary areas of research are supernovae, active galaxies, black holes, gamma-ray bursts, and the expansion of the Universe. Fun fact: Professor Filippenko was featured on askReddit on pi day last year and generated over 1000 comments!

Bob Berring - Law

Bob Berring is a lecturer in Law at the Boalt Hall School of Law. Berring received his undergraduate degree from Harvard  in 1971 and his law degree from University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law in 1974. In 1987 he was awarded UC Berkeley's Distinguished Teaching Award. In 2003 he won the Frederick Charles Hicks Award for contributions to law librarianship. Professor Berring teaches contracts, advanced legal research and courses covering Chinese law. He also regularly teaches an undergraduate course about China for the Legal Studies Department, and offers freshmen seminars about law and cognitive studies.

Dan Garcia - Computer Science

Dan Garcia is a Senior Lecturer in the Computer Science Division of the EECS Department and joined the faculty in the fall of 2000. Professor Garcia received his PhD and MS in Computer Science from UC Berkeley in 2000 and 1995 respectively. He also received dual BS degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT in 1990. He has won the Information Technology Faculty Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, earned the highest teaching effectiveness ratings in the history of the CS department’s lower division introductory courses.

Robert Birgeneau - Former Chancellor

Robert Birgeneau was UC Berkeley’s ninth chancellor serving his term from 2004 to 2013. Chancellor Birgeneau graduated from St. Michael's College School in Toronto. He received a B.S in mathematics in 1963 from St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto Birgeneau received his Ph.D in physics from Yale University in 1966. Birgeneau pioneered the creation of the campus’s Middle Class Access Plan in 2011. Birgeneau led the campus as the state slashed hundreds of millions of dollars from the University of California’s budget. He fought to maintain the quality of education against all odds, while redefining what it means for UC Berkeley to be a public university.

Todd Fitch - Economics

Todd Fitch received his MBA from the Berkeley-Columbia MBA Program in 2005 and his BS in Computer Science in 1988. He is currently a Lecturer in the Haas School of Business. Professor Fitch has worked for various startups and large corporations as an engineer and senior manager. He currently holds 26 patents and has over 40 patents pending. He also won the Cheit GSI Award in 2009.




UC Berkeley Azaad is a co-ed competitive Hindi film dance team. Azaad, referring to “independence or freedom”, is excited to bring a fresh, new taste of Bollywood to Berkeley. The team is based on dedication, passion and energy, with the primary goal of creating productions that entertain and motivate audiences to connect with the Bollywood culture. After two years of collegiate competitions, Azaad has been extremely successful and has entertained audiences nationwide. To find more info, check out their Facebook page HERE.

The California Golden Overtones

The California Golden Overtones are a completely student-run musical group on campus. We are a lively group of girls who, with our music, love to spread joy and Cal Spirit. We can be seen performing at Cal football games, at University functions, as well as all over the Bay Area for private events and parties. We have been performing for our favorite fans — Cal students — every Friday at 1 PM in front of Sather Gate for more than 20 years!

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Andersen Auditorium - Haas School of Business
2220 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)

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