Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Lecture | March 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Kirsti Kauppi, Ambassador of Finland to the United States
Kirsti Kauppi, Ambassador of Finland to the United States, will discuss topical international issues as seen from Finland, a Nordic country, a staunch member of the European Union and a close partner but not a member of NATO. The state of the transatlantic relations is fundamentally important for a small nation like Finland that depends on a rules-based international system. What are the Finns... More >
Lecture | March 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall
Brooke Norton, PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley, Department of Near Eastern Studies
Most notable for the numerous ancient amethyst mines, associated settlements, and rock inscriptions dating to the Middle Kingdom and Greco-Roman period, Wadi el-Hudi contains dozens of archaeological sites dating from the Paleolithic to the Islamic Period in the Eastern Desert south of Aswan. Recent work by the Wadi el-Hudi Expedition mapping, 3D modeling, and surveying has provided us with... More >
Lecture | March 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Lisa Pieraccini, History of Art, UC Berkeley
This presentation explores three different examples of Etruscan tomb biographies literally outside the box with new evidence of prestige items, new discoveries of Etruscan tomb groups, as well how the Etruscans were appropriated at the turn of the 20th century.
Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat with Mary Ann Smart: Waiting for Verdi: Opera and Political Opinion in Nineteenth-Century Italy, 1815-1848
Lecture | March 20 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Smart explores how nineteenth-century Italian opera sparked political change by making the newly engaged spectator in the opera house into an actor on the political stage.
Lecture | March 20 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Dr. Neguin Yavari
If by any one thing, it is religious transformation that marks early modern history. Confessional and pietist movements, both European firsts, are prominent examples of such catalysts for change. In large parts of the Islamic world in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, it was Sufi piety that carried the day. The historiographical record reveals strikingly new imaginaires and novel modes of... More >
Lecture | March 20 | 3:15 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West
Stress the experience of adverse life events and circumstances is one of the most robust contributors to psychological and other health problems. Crucially, however, the deleterious effects of stress are not observed in all people exposed to stress. Many people exhibit resilience: They maintain health and well-being even under conditions of chronically elevated stress. What psychological... More >
Lecture | March 20 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium
Safiya Umoja Noble, UCLA
In her recent best-selling book Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem. Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number... More >
Lecture | March 20 | 6-7 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Sandeep Jauhar, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Dr. Sandeep Jauhar will talk about how his amazing path from experimental condensed-matter physics to med school to bestselling author started at Berkeley.
Jauhar is a cardiologist and director of the Heart Failure Program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. After graduating from Berkeley with a Ph.D. in physics, Jauhar went to medical school at Washington University in St. Louis. He has... More >
Lecture | March 20 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
WED, MAR 20, 6:30pm. Please join us for a talk with the Spring 2019 Howard A. Friedman Visiting Professors of Practice & founding principals of LEDDY MAYTUM STACY Architects in SF, the 2017 National AIA Architecture Firm Award winner. Open to all!