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On the Same Page gives new students in the College of Letters & Science something to talk about: a book by an author who has changed the way we view the world. This year, we'll all be on the same page reading Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America.

Read the Book

All new L&S freshmen and transfers received a free copy by mail over the summer. L&S faculty received a postcard that they can redeem for a free copy. All other Cal students, faculty, and staff can get a discount on the book at the ASUC general store.

Discuss the Book

Freshman and Sophomore Seminars about the book will be offered in Fall 2007.

Faculty members led one-time discussions about the book during Welcome Week (August 20-24).

And some faculty members will be incorporating the book into one of their regular fall courses.

Portrait of Garry Wills
Garry Wills won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Lincoln at Gettysburg.

Encounter Garry Wills

Watch the webcast of Wills' lecture, presented September 26, 2007, at Zellerbach Hall.

Attend Related Events

Attend a panel discussion On Writing History, featuring Wills and four distinguished members of Berkeley's Department of History. Tuesday, September 25th.

View Civil War-era photographs and a print of Lincoln and his family at the Berkeley Art Museum.

Enjoy a free concert featuring selections from Our American Cousin, a new opera based on Lincoln's final night at Ford's Theater, playing in Hertz Hall on August 23.

Free screenings of The Young Mr. Lincoln (7:00 p.m. Monday, August 20) and Glory (1:00 p.m. Thursday, August 23) will be held at the Pacific Film Archive. Tickets will be released one half hour before each show, first come first served.

Last Year's Event: Stephen Hawking

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Cosmologist Stephen Hawking spoke to an overflow crowd at Zellerbach Hall on March 13, 2007. For more information, see the press coverage and Hawking event home page.