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Out of Frame: Past and Present Visions of the UC’s City of Intellect

The Berkeley Faculty Association is sponsoring a discussion with Chris Newfield and Seth Rosenfeld, Monday, October 1, 5PM, with reception to follow, in the Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall, UCB. This presentation is part of the Fiat Lux Redux project.

Through the original Fiat Lux project, Ansel Adams pictured one of the most turbulent periods in UC history, the 1960s. Yet his photos give little evidence of tumult. The university appears as a pristine, calm, sparsely populated place. Seth Rosenfeld, author of the new book Subversives: The FBI’s War on
Student Radicals, and Reagan’s Rise to Power, and Chris Newfield, author of Unmaking the Public University: The Forty-Year Assault on the Middle Class, will reflect on Adams’ framing of the “City of Intellect,” exploring what these images reveal, disguise, and foretell about the UC’s past and present.

Co-sponsored by the Making UC Futures Townsend Center Working Group.

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