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UCIRA Artist Catherine Cole’s (UCB) Interview on Future Planning for the UC System

Recently the UC Institute for Research in the Arts SOTA publication interviewed UC Berkeley professor Catherine Cole about Future Planning for the UC.  A short summary of her current work on this topic is below.  Please click the following link for the full interview: http://ucsota.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/catherine-cole-future-planning/


Q & A on Future Planning for the UC System: Interview with Catherine Cole

SOTA interviews long-time UCIRA friend and former Advisory Board member Catherine Cole  (Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, UC Berkeley) about her latest research and call to action. Cole has been active with SAVE, a Berkeley faculty group, and has written occasionally on the Remaking the University blog and circulated a widely read Open Letter to Students trying to explain the budget-cuts early on in the summer of 2009. She recently led a forum at UC Santa Barbara on ‘Trading Futures: Prospects for California’s University”, and is currently at work on a further iteration of that project, entitled ‘The Uses of the University in 2050′ with Ann Bermingham, Acting Director of the UC Santa Barbara Interdisciplinary Humanities Center. Cole teaches African Performance, Field Methods, Postcolonial Studies, and Disability Studies. She is the author of Performing South Africa’s Truth Commission: Stages of Transition (2010) as well as Ghana’s Concert Party Theatre (2001), which received a 2002 Honorable Mention for The Barnard Hewitt Award from the American Society for Theatre Research and was a finalist for the Herskovits Prize in African Studies.

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