In August 2017 the College of Letters & Science, UC Berkeley, organized a First Lecture series for its incoming freshmen and transfer students. This series was L&S’s academic contribution to the new student orientation, Golden Bear Orientation.
- Imagining a New World: Arts and Humanities. Presented by Professor Kathleen Donegan on August 16, 2017
- Thinking Critically: Economics and Business. Presented by Teaching Professor Martha Olney on August 16, 2017
- Blue Oaks and Golden Bears – Biological Sciences. Presented by Professor David Ackerly on August 16, 2017
- The Beauty and Joy of Binary Numbers: Computer Science. Presented by Teaching Professor Dan Garcia on August 16, 2017
- Doing Science at Berkeley: Physical Science. Presented by Professor (and Dean) Bob Jacobsen on August 16, 2017