Who we are

Unbounded Representation (URep) is a graduate student group within the UC Berkeley Department of Mathematics that promotes dialogue about the different kinds of diversity in the math community. One of our goals is to assess the diversity-related climate of the Math graduate student program. We are also working to develop programs that support Math graduate students who come from traditionally underrepresented groups, as well as the wider community of Math graduate students.

Donating to URep

You can help Unbounded Representation achieve its goals by donating to a URep endowment fund. Are you a recent (2005-2010) UC Berkeley alumni? Through the New Alumni Challenge, your gift can be multiplied by a factor of 4 by following the instructions below by June 30, 2010.

  1. Follow this link to give to the Math Department:
  2. Make sure to mark the box that says "I am eligible for the New Alumni Challenge" (for Classes of 2005 to 2010)
  3. In the box for "Special instructions or designations for this gift", write "URep Endowment".

Upcoming events

URep Meetings

Every other Monday from 1-2pm in 961 Evans through Dec. 13 (except Thanksgiving week).

Career Talks

To be announced.

Critical Points Discussions

To be announced.


Check out Mathspace every Thursday from 5-7pm in 1015 Evans.


Statistician David Blackwell, the first black tenured faculty member at UC Berkeley and the first black scholar admitted to the National Academy of Sciences, has passed away. Memorial articles can be found here and here.

The article Thin Ice: Stereotype Threat and Black College Students, by Claude Steele, presents a fascinating study on the difference in test performance by black and white students.

URep's year-end report for 2008-09

For a summary of our activities during the 2008-09 academic year, please see:

Contact Information

You can email Unbounded Representation at , or contact the webmaster (Manuel Reyes) at

Some Urep members' websites


URep is supported by an Endowment partially funded by Bloomberg. Funding for our activities has also been provided by the UC Berkeley Science Diversity Office, as well as the Graduate Assembly. We are grateful for a generous donation from Microsoft Research.