Engage

Students

  • Earn a unit for reading the book and participating in related events by enrolling in L&S 10: The On the Same Page Course in the fall.
  • Enroll in a course related to the themes of this year’s book.
  • Attend an event related to the book: it might be a keynote delivered by the author, a panel, a roundtable discussion, a film screening, a concert, a hands-on workshop, even a karaoke night!
  • Apply to the Bloom Asian American Community Program: Bloom, originally the Asian Pacific American Theme House, was established in 1992 and is a residence for students who have an interest in Asian American history, culture, and contemporary issues. Bloom provides a small community experience in a large university. The program offers a dynamic environment for interaction and learning through academic and social activities such as group discussions, cultural events, and community service.
  • Find meaningful internship and service opportunities to understand issues raised in this year’s book.
  • Discuss the book with other UC Berkeley students as well as faculty and staff, in our On the Same Page Goodreads Community.
  • Volunteer to serve as a student reviewer. During the fall term, student reviewers read and review the shortlist. Open to current UC Berkeley undergraduate students only.
Ang Lee and undergraduate students at lunch
Ang Lee and undergraduate students at the Faculty Club (2009)
Stephen Hawking with L&S Undergraduate Division Dean Christina Maslach
Stephen Hawking with L&S Undergraduate Division Dean Christina Maslach (2007)

Faculty

  • Include the book or some of the issues it raises in your courses this year, and let Aileen Liu know so that she can feature it on the website.
  • Teach a freshman seminar on a topic related to the book.
  • Volunteer to serve on the faculty planning committee. Members have expertise in the themes of this year’s book, and plan engaging events related to the book. Email Aileen Liu to express your interest.
  • Volunteer to serve on the faculty selection committee. Members read widely to nominate texts to the long-list, read the long-list over the summer, and meet at the beginning of the fall term to narrow down the long-list to a shortlist. Email Aileen Liu to express your interest.
Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale, gave a talk at UC Berkeley last week as part of the campus’s On the Same Page program. (UC Berkeley photo by Peg Skorpinski)
Katherine Boo and Deirdre English
Katherine Boo and Deirdre English. Photo by Amanda Hart (2015)
Fiat Lux Remix contest winners
The Fiat Lux Remix contest winners had a chance to meet the U.C. Regents and Governor in March. In this photo (right to left): Yuan Chen, Alix Schwartz (program director), Amanda Eicher (Fiat Lux, Fiat Lunch course instructor), Catherine Cole (lead faculty member), Sheila Wagner, Luis Flores, and Elena Kempf. Photograph by Everto Gutierrez (also a Fiat Lux Remix contest winner).