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(Some pictures from some past events are below the listing.)

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Sunday, March 30, 2:00 PM
Cinnabar Theater - Of Mice and Men. See Newsletter page 6

Sunday May 4, 4-8:00 PM
Annual Awards Dinner at The Berkeley Faculty Club.
See Newsletter page 5

A few recent events.
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At the 2007 Asilomar we heard Daniel W. Bursch, an astronaut from the International Space Station. Now a video tour of the ISS is available. See the video here

Paramount Theater
Western railway Museum
Stanford University
More information here
Mare Island Mansion
Oakland Aviation Museum
AT&T Park
Turtle Rescue Center
Mission Murals
Berkeley Botanical Garden, Apr 2008
Berkeley Botanical garden
Wine Tasting at Asilomar
Julia Morgan House
Asilomar at Sunset
Hawk Hill 2005



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Asilomar Tax Deduction for Attendees

$73 of the $100 deposit you paid in 2013 for this Asilomar conference is tax deductible on your 2013 taxes.



Don't miss the Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner
Sunday May 4, 2014 at the Berkeley Faculty Club
See the Newsletter, page 5

The Scholarship awards for 2013 were presented to:

Abigail Andrews, UC Berkeley, Sociology
Emily Brault, UC Santa Cruz, Ocean Sciences
Sarah Broderick, San Francisco State University, Creative Writing
*Andrew Chang, Stanford, Chemistry / Bioengineering (Elizabeth Reed Memorial Scholarship recipient)
Carrie Cizauskas, UC Berkeley, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
Rachel Denison, UC Berkeley, Neuroscience
Talya Meyers, Stanford, English
Josef Nguyen, UC Davis, English
Edward Pham, Stanford, Medicine / Microbiology and Immunology
Aidan Tait, UC San Francisco / UC Berkeley, Joint Medical Program
Alison Weiss, UC Berkeley, History - Speaker at the 2014 Asilomar Conference
Carly Whelan, UC Davis, Anthropology

The Teaching Excellence awards for 2013 were presented to:

Terri Bimes, Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
J. Mira Kopell, Department of Film and Media Studies,
University of California, Berkeley - Speaker at the 2014 Asilomar Conference
Richard Mitchell, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Santa Cruz
Patricia Plude, Department of Music, Santa Clara University
Priya Mariana Shimpi, Department of Education, Mills College

Berkeley Faculty ClubThe awards were presented on May 5, 2013 in the collegial setting of the UC Berkeley Faculty Club at our Annual Dinner. On that occasion we celebrated our primary mission: providing scholarships and teaching awards to deserving scholars and professors to recognize and enhance their educational and research activities.


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Phi Beta Kappa Award Certificate

Association Honored by the National Society

Our Association received a significant honor at the concluding banquet of the Triennial in Seattle Aug. 6-10, 2003. The award included a check for $1000 that we may use for either our endowment or scholarship fund. We also received the certificate pictured at the left. Click on the image to see an enlarged view.

The wording on the Certificate of Recognition is:

"The Senate of the Phi Beta Kappa Society on the recommendation of the Committee on Associations honors the Northern California Association for excellence in representing the ideals and commitments of Phi Beta Kappa during the 2000 –2003 triennium.* Presented at the 40th Triennial Council meeting August 6-10, 2003".

(Signed by Joseph W. Gordon, President and John Churchill, Secretary)

*From the Key Reporter, Fall 2003, issue:
"...among its accomplishments were presenting 15 speakers and other events in the past year; organizing an annual retreat at (Asilomar) State Conference Center, presenting honoraria for teaching excellence to four area professors; awarding scholarships to nine graduate students at area institutions; and producing a newsletter and website." Our President, Mary Hanel is shown receiving the award.








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