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Women We Admire: Carol Christ

Save the date to join Carol Christ, chancellor of UC Berkeley, for the next talk in the Women We Admire series:

Date: Monday, Dec. 11
Time: 12 to 1 p.m.
Location: Franklin Lobby 1

If you can’t attend the talk in person, join via Zoom: or 408-638-0968 (toll charges apply),*4 (from a UCOP office phone), Meeting ID: 698-756-8179

Christ began her term as the 11th chancellor of UC Berkeley on July 1, 2017. A celebrated scholar of Victorian literature, Christ is also well known as an advocate for quality, accessible public higher education, a proponent of the value of a broad education in the liberal arts and sciences, and a champion of women’s issues and diversity on college campuses.

Christ spent more than three decades as a professor and administrator at UC Berkeley before serving as president of Smith College, one of the country’s most distinguished liberal arts colleges, from 2002 to 2013. She returned to Berkeley in January 2015 to direct the campus’s Center for Studies in Higher Education, and was appointed interim executive vice chancellor and provost in April 2016 before being named chancellor in March 2017. Since returning to Berkeley, Christ has played an instrumental role in efforts to stabilize the institution’s budget, confront sexual violence and sexual harassment on campus, create a long-term plan for housing students and scholars, and more.

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