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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Photography: A Climate for Conflict with Nichole Sobecki

Lecture | September 6 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Nichole Sobecki

 Arts + Design

Nichole Sobecki is a photographer and filmmaker based in Nairobi, Kenya, and represented internationally by the photo agency VII. After graduating from Tufts University, Nichole spent the early years of her career in Turkey, Lebanon, and Syria, focusing on regional issues related to identity, conflict, and human rights. In this public lecture, Nichole will discuss the COAL+ICE exhibition at the...   More >

Austrian Democracy and the Rise of Right-Wing Populism

Lecture | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 David M. Wineroither, National University for Public Service, Budapest

 Institute of European Studies

Most party systems in Western Europe have seen the establishment of right-wing populist parties (RPPs) since the 1980s. Among these newcomers, the rise of the Freedom Party in Austria (FPÖ) has gained particular prominence for several reasons: First, unlike many other parties belonging to this type, the FPÖ had already existed for three decades at the time of its incipient electoral rise but then...   More >

Through Two Doors at Once

Lecture | September 6 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing), Calvin Lab auditorium

 Anil Ananthaswamy, Simons Institute Journalist-in-Residence

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

In the early 1800s, Thomas Young performed a homespun experiment with a sunbeam split into two, and challenged our understanding of the nature of light. He had done the first ever double-slit experiment. With the birth of quantum mechanics, starting in the early 1900s, this experiment—now done with individual photons, electrons, atoms, and even molecules—started challenging our ideas about the...   More >

Yes, It's Really LIVE!: A Conversation With Director for Saturday Night Live Don Roy King

Lecture | September 6 | 6-7 p.m. | 230 Cheit Hall

 Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live

 The Berkeley Forum, Business Careers in Entertainment Club

Since 2006, Don Roy King has been the director of Saturday Night Live. On September 6, he joins the Berkeley Forum to share the behind the scenes of the production demands required by a show that comes together in less than a week. He will talk through the challenges of producing ten one-act plays headlined by a different star each show, including full concert presentations of a current musical...   More >


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Astronomy Night at UC Berkeley

Lecture | September 6 | 7:30-10 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Department of Astronomy

This month's Astronomy Night @ UC Berkeley features a talk by Astro Night co-creator and recent PhD graduate Lea Hirsch on finding planets in other solar systems.

As always, come join us at Campbell Hall on the UC Berkeley campus on the first Thursday of every month for a FREE night of astronomy and stargazing on the roof with our fleet of telescopes.

When: Thursday, September 6th
Talk:...   More >