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Public health: Control of river blindness in West Africa

Tuesday, September 19 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
River blindness (onchocerciasis) was a devastating disease in West Africa, oftentimes resulting in blindness in 30% of the adult population living along river banks. Vince Resh, professor of environmental science, policy & a management, presents the two-fold strategy in bringing this disease successfully under control.MORE about Control of river blindness in West Africa

Exhibit: Jennie Smith, new drawings

September 18 – December 15, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Townsend Center for the Humanities Stephens Hall
San Francisco artist Jennie Smith infuses her detailed drawings of the natural world with an imaginative sensibility.

Viewing hours are generally M-F, 9 am- 4 pm. The exhibit space also used for events and meetings; please call (510) 643-9670 or email in advance to confirm availability.MORE about Jennie Smith, new drawings

Exhibit: The Summer of Love 50th Anniversary

July 21 – December 29, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library Bancroft Library
Images from the Bay Area alternative press, psychedelic rock posters and mailers, documentary photographs of the Haight-Ashbury scene and major rock concerts, and material from the personal papers of author Joan Didion and poet Michael McClure are featured in this exhibit marking the 50th anniversary of the 1967 “Summer of Love.” MORE about The Summer of Love 50th Anniversary

Noon concert: International piano masterworks

Wednesday, September 20 | 12 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Berkeley student Eugenea Raychaudhuri and Isabella Chow, present works for piano by Albéniz, Villa Lobos, and Poulenc.MORE about International piano masterworks

Author talk: Empire of Cotton: A Global History

Thursday, September 21 | 4-6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Sven Beckert, professor of history at Harvard University, discusses his recently published book Empire of Cotton: A Global History, the first global history of the nineteenth century’s most important commodity. MORE about <em>Empire of Cotton: A Global History</em>

Design conversation: Eric Rodenbeck

Friday, September 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall
Stamen founder, CEO, and creative director Eric Rodenbeck will present "Telling Stories with Data" as part of the Jacobs Design Conversations series.MORE about Eric Rodenbeck

Dance: Moses(es)

Saturday, September 23 | 8 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
Award-winning choreographer Reggie Wilson’s evening-length Moses(es) is inspired by Zora Neale Hurston’s vernacular retelling of the biblical Moses story. Wilson draws on his own experiences traveling to North Africa to understand the migration of Africans with extensive research into black culture, movement, and spiritual traditions.MORE about Moses(es)

Botanical garden: Fall plant sale

Sunday, September 24 | 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Choose from a selection of drought-resistant plants from around the world including an enhanced selection of California natives and a wide array of plants for lawn replacements. Also on offer: the exotic and unusual such as rare cycads and palms, carnivorous plants, cacti and succulents, and more!MORE about Fall plant sale

Constitution day: Free Speech on Campus, Erwin Chemerinsky

Tuesday, October 10 | 6-8 p.m. | Morrison Library, Rm 101 Doe Library Doe Library
In his new book, Free Speech on Campus, Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of UC Berkeley Law School, and his co-author Howard Gillman, chancellor and professor of law, political science, and history at UC Irvine, argue that campuses must provide supportive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body but at the same time must never restrict the expression of ideas. MORE about <em>Free Speech on Campus</em>, Erwin Chemerinsky

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