Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Lecture | February 15 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium
Greg Diamos, Senior Researcher, Baidu
Greg Diamos is a senior researcher at Baidus Silicon Valley AI Lab (SVAIL). Previously he was on the research team at NVIDIA. Greg holds a PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he contributed to the development of the GPU-Ocelot dynamic compiler, which targeted CPUs and GPUs from the same program representation. His PhD thesis pioneered execution models for heterogeneous... More >
Free lunch available (limited #s). You must register by the Monday before the event for lunch. Register online
Lecture | February 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall
Eduardo Escobar, PhD Candidate, Department of Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley
This talk will consider what R.C Thompson's 1949 "Dictionary of Assyrian Botany" might look like in the twenty-first century. Scribal investigations of plants covered a wide range of scholarly genres in cuneiform cultures, from lexical lists, to materia medica, and glassmaking recipes. I will address the perennial challenge of identifying modern plant species in ancient texts, and suggest new... More >
Lecture | February 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall | Note change in date
Sofia Shwayri, CMES Visiting Scholar
The uprisings that swept North Africa from late 2010 thru early 2011 reached Syria, to the surprise of many including President Bashar Al-Assaad, in March 2011. Al-Assaad, was convinced that his country would never experience such a widespread public show of dissent. Differing from those other uprisings, Syrians could not claim their own Tahrir Square in Damascus, as the long standing state of... More >
Lecture | February 15 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This talk explores what role photographyas document, as art, and as surveillanceplayed in the modern civil rights movement and how the medium continues to shape our memories of the "Second Reconstruction."
Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission | Event is included with admission
Lecture | February 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
This presentation focuses on the cultural slippage that occurs in frontier zones where competing worldviews create conditions for alternative, innovative, and layered performances of intersecting identities.
Lecture | February 15 | 12-1 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
Elizabeth Rynecki is the great-granddaughter of the late Polish-Jewish artist, Moshe Rynecki (1881-1943), who perished in the Holocaust. Her memoir, Chasing Portraits: A Great-Granddaughters Quest for Her Lost Art Legacy, was published in 2016 and immediately reviewed in the New York Times. For many years after his death, Moshe Ryneckis family believed that most of his oeuvrecirca eight... More >
The Builders Association: Performance and Media in Contemporary Theater: Townsend Book Chat with Shannon Jackson
Lecture | February 15 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Shannon Jackson discusses her recent co-authored book on the Builders Association, a New York-based multimedia theater company that creates original productions based on stories drawn from contemporary life.
Lecture | February 15 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94704
Non-ordinary or altered states of consciousness provide rich sources of information relevant to better understanding the connections between mind and reality.
David Presti has taught neurobiology, psychology, and cognitive science at UC Berkeley for more than 25 years.
Lecture | February 15 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall
Hadar Dancig-Rosenberg and Anat Peleg
How can online social media communities support and empower victims of sexual violence?