Thursday, November 1, 2018
Lecture | November 1 | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In collaboration with Cal Performances and the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, this lecture, presented by Ahmad Sikainga, will discuss the African Diaspora in relation to the performance The Routes of Slavery (14441888). Currently at the Department of History at the Ohio State University, Sikaingas academic interests embrace the study of Africa, the African Diaspora, and the... More >
Lecture | November 1 | 10-11:30 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
The iconic hero of the wilderness, John Muir, held an ecstatic relationship to trees. While Muirs writings about trees helped lay the foundations for federal laws that aimed to protect wilderness forests as national treasures, they also index Muirs deeply religious response to trees as living, sentient beings. This talk explores Muirs nature spirituality that endowed trees with a kind of... More >
Free with Garden admission ($12); Free for UCBG members, GTU and UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty
Lecture | November 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies)
Myrna Santiago, UC Berkeley
Professor Myrna Santiago argues that the crisis in Nicaragua is not only a conflict over the fate of the Ortega-Murillo presidency, but also over the memory of the Sandinista Revolution and the country's political history. Nicaraguans perspectives on the presidential couple depends, at heart, on how they interpret the history and legacy of the Sandinista Revolution. In the process, various... More >
Lecture | November 1 | 4-5:15 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall
David Gissen, California College of the Arts
This paper is part of a larger lecture series entitled "Digital Humanities and the Ancient World." The events are co-sponsored by the AHMA Colloquium and the Townsend Center for the Humanities.
Lecture | November 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall
Angana P. Chatterji, Political Conflict, Gender and Peoples Rights Project and Visiting Research Anthropologist, Center for Race & Gender
Mariane C. Ferme, Professor of Anthropology and African Studies, Curator of African Ethnology at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Lecture | November 1 | 4 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium
Devon Carbado, UCLA School of Law
The 2018 Jorde Symposium will feature Pulitzer Prize winner James Forman, Jr., Professor of Law at Yale Law School speaking about his book "Locking Up Our Own: Crime & Punishment in Black America." The lecture features comments by Devon Carbado of UCLA Law, L. Song Richardson of UC Irvine Law and David Sklansky of Stanford Law School. Book sales will follow the lecture
Daniel M. Kammen | The Clean Energy Transition in Bangladesh - Local and Global Impacts and Opportunities: The Chowdhury Center Distinguished Lecture for 2018
Lecture | November 1 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in location
Daniel M. Kammen, Director of Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL); Professor in the Energy and Resources Group (ERG); and Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy
Isha Ray, Associate Professor at the Energy and Resources Group and Co-Director of the Berkeley Water Center at University of California, Berkeley
A lecture by Distinguished Professor of Energy and Chair of the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley and a former Science Envoy for the State Department, Prof. Daniel M. Kammen.
Lecture | November 1 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Library of French Thought, 4229 Dwinelle
William D. Adams, Senior Fellow, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundationhttps://mellon.org/
William D. Adams is a Senior Fellow at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and a former Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Victoria Bergstrom, of the French Department, will be his respondent.
Lecture | November 1 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Matt Pyle, Department of Physics
What is dark matter? For decades, firm astronomical evidence from observations of stars and galaxies has indicated that most of the matter in the universe cannot be seen directly in telescopes. Instead, this matter must be observed indirectly through its gravitational pull on the objects that we can see. This is how the term dark matter was coined But how do we search for something we cant... More >
Lecture | November 1 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall
Dan Werthimer, UC Berkeley
The final UC Berkeley Astronomy Night of the 2018 season features a talk by Dan Werthimer, the Marilyn and Watson Alberts SETI Chair and chief scientist of the Berkeley SETI Research Center, on the search for extraterrestrial life with SETI@home.
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... More >