Physics-Astronomy Library reopens in LeConte Hall

The Physics-Astronomy Library will open at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 17 in 351 LeConte Hall. The library's new hours are:

     Mon-Thu: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

     Fri: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

     Sat-Sun: Closed

The new books display will resume on Monday. The after hours bookdrop is located between LeConte and Birge, behind the bicycle rack.

Please come and see the newly renovated library.

Photo of journals displayPhoto of circulation desk and study tables

Faculty Conversation: April 14

Please join us for a faculty conversation about scholarly communication:

  • Date: Monday, April 14
  • Tiime: 2:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Location: Seaborg Room, Faculty Club

In the last few weeks, scholarly communication issues at Berkeley and nationally have made headlines:

Join your colleagues for a conversation about what these recent headlines portend for the future of scholarly communication both here at Berkeley and within the University of California as a whole. Professors Mike Eisen (Molecular & Cell Biology), Nick Jewell (Public Health) and Randy Schekman (Molecular & Cell Biology) will share their thoughts. University Librarian Tom Leonard will moderate.


This event is co-sponsored by the Academic Senate Library Committee, The Library, the Librarian's Association of the University of California, Berkeley (LAUC-B) and the Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE).

Roundtable: East from California: How Ideas, Methods and Personnel from California influenced the Conquest of the Interior West

March 20th, Faculty Club

While people generally think of the American frontier as moving from east to west, the conquest of much the interior west actually originated in California. This talk, led by Benjamin Madley (a Yale University Doctoral student), will explore how strategies, methods, and personnel were transferred from California eastward to Arizona, Idaho, and the Great Plains. Specifically, Mr. Madley will focus on how California's Civil War volunteers brought new levels of violence to Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, thus informing the increasingly brutal conquest of the interior west in the 1860s and 1870s.

The impact of the Civil War on American society is rarely studied from this perspective; the impact of soldiers returning from war on the violence level of a society is a topic of concern to Americans to this day. We invite the campus community to join us to hear this original view of the settlement of the west. Bancroft Round Tables aim to highlight the breadth and importance of Bancroft collections for considering perspectives vital to our understanding of our place in the world today.