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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Love in the Ruins: Jewish Life in Lower Silesia 1945-1968 in the voice of the oral history

Lecture | May 3 | 12-1 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Agnieszka Ilwicka, Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Love in the Ruins: Jewish Life in Lower Silesia 1945-1968 in the voice of the oral history

Polish-born Yiddishist and oral historian Agnieszka Ilwicka will talk about her research project "Love in the Ruins: Jewish Life in Lower Silesia 1945-1968." After World War II, Lower Silesia was the largest Jewish settlement in Europe. Ilwicka will share her journey through Yiddish, Polish, Hebrew, and...   More >

Policy Entrepreneurship

Lecture | May 3 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium | Note change in date

 Tom Kalil, UC Berkeley and the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Group

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Tom Kalil is an expert on technology and innovation policy, and served both the Clinton and Obama admistrations, most recently Deputy Director for Policy for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. He also served as the Senior Advisor for Scienc

Free

 Free lunch at UC Berkeley if you register by the Monday before the talk (lunches limited). Register online

Ayotzinapa: La verdadera noche de Iguala

Lecture | May 3 | 12-2 p.m. | 5125 Dwinelle Hall

 Anabel Hernández

 Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Dr.

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UC Berkeley, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Global Exchange, and Escuelita Comunitaria invite the community to:

Anabel Hernández’s presentation of her new book on Ayotzinapa, La verdadera noche de Iguala

Wednesday, May 3rd, 12:00 – 2:00 pm

5125 Dwinelle Hall, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Artist’s Talk: Sam Contis

Lecture | May 3 | 12:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

MATRIX artist Contis talks about her photographs and shifting notions of place, identity, and gender in the American West.

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

Interpreting Communal Violence in Myanmar

Lecture | May 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library | Note change in date

 Dr. Nick Cheesman, Research Fellow, Political & Social Change, Australian National University

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

From 2012 to 2014, Myanmar experienced recurrent acts of lethal violence, realised through repeated public expressions that Muslims constitute an existential threat to Buddhists. This talk will make a case for classing and analyzing the violence as “communal”. This lecture has been re-scheduled from its original March date.

Nick Cheesman

Heller Lecture: Mind the Gap: Vergil and the Poetics of Narrative

Lecture | May 3 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Nestrick Room - 142

 Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer, Helen A. Regenstein Distinguished Service Professor of Classics and the Program in Gender Studies, University of Chicago

 Department of Classics

Microbiomes in Health and Disease: A Science Cafe Event

Lecture | May 3 | 7 p.m. |  Restaurant Valparaiso

 1403 Solano Ave., Albany, CA 94706

 Dr. Michael Shapira, Assistant Professor in Residence, Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley

 Science@Cal

What do we know about our internal microbial communities – their roles in healthy living and disease? Michael Shapira will explore some intriguing ideas about the contribution of our internal flora and fauna to evolution.

Intestinal Flora (Courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory).