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Robert Goldman wins World Sanskrit Award for 2017

Renowned Sanskrit scholar Robert P.

Alice Waters was reluctant.

Girls’ STEM camp connects with campus

As 75 girls ages in grades 2 through 12 who attended an Oakland summer camp on Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Exploration Camp head back to their regular classrooms this fall, plans are under way to strengthen new ties between the students and UC Berkeley this academic year.

The Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley next week open its doors to an exhibit of work by some of the San Francisco Bay Area’s leading photographers that document Bay Area protests, starting with the Free Speech Movement and resistance to the draft in the 1960s and continuing to the multi-city Women’s March last January.

Hello Arts + Design community, and welcome to the 2017/18 school year! We are still feeling the excitement from the creative events that helped to celebrate the beginning of the school year.

Here’s a snapshot of the last week, in case you missed it.

Hamilton soundtrack gets new students On the Same Page

Hamilton — the hit Broadway show that blends hip-hop, pop, R&B and history to tell a diverse new generation the story of the country’s founding — is bringing together incoming students as the heart of this year’s On the Same Page program at UC Berkeley.

On the ground in Greece, students test tech to help refugees

In a sweltering a refugee camp on the Greek mainland, Berkeley Haas MBA student Sarrah Nomanbhoy listened closely as a mother and her teenage son told their story.

Visualize This: Project Shows U.S. Magazine Evolution

A new project will tap funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to collect a century’s worth of hard-to-access circulation data to document the histories of major American magazines such as the New Yorker, Saturday Evening Post, Life and Black Mask, then present it with compelling, open-source digital tools.

Asian Youth Orchestra Educates, Exhilarates at Zellerbach Hall

The Asian Youth Orchestra pounced on Zellerbach Hall last Saturday night — one stop of 20 on a worldwide tour for the Hong Kong-based orchestra — with both the drive of a professional symphony and a good-natured excitement that reflected the youth of the players.

Picks and Highlights from the New Cal Performances Season

Single-ticket sales for the 2017-18 season of Cal Performances go on sale at noon today (and there are season packages to consider as well). Overwhelmed by choice? Berkeleyside has pored over the program and chosen our favorite performances in each of the season’s principal categories.