Public Speaking for Graduate Students

Application Deadline: Jan 18, 2019

Lura Dolas conducts a two-part workshop designed to teach graduate students techniques to help them deliver job talks and professional presentations clearly, confidently, and persuasively.

Art Exhibition: Livia Stein

Monsters and Others
220 Stephens Hall | opens Jan 28, 2019

Livia Stein's paintings depict tentative and often failed efforts at communication between human beings and other beings — whether animal or monster, real or imagined.

Townsend Center Working Groups


Townsend Center Working Groups bring together faculty and graduate students with shared research interests. They are a cornerstone of Berkeley’s rich, collaborative interdisciplinary culture. This year the Center is pleased to support over 70 Working Groups.

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Art of Writing teaches UC Berkeley undergraduates to write clearly and eloquently in a variety of nonfiction forms.

For students whose writing level has advanced beyond the Reading & Composition requirement, Art of Writing funds small seminars that foster collaborative writing communities.

Art of Writing also runs a Summer Writing Institute to help graduate students refine their skills as teachers of writing, and presents campus events featuring acclaimed authors and critics.

Art of Writing at the Townsend Center for the Humanities is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a private donation, and the Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. Chancellor's Distinguished Chair in Writing. 

Visit the Art of Writing website to learn more.