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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Dissertation Talk: e-mission: an open source, extensible platform for human mobility systems

Lecture | November 12 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 K. Shankari, EECS Department, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Decarbonizing transportation is challenging because it depends on individual behaviors, and local land use planning. Its solutions can come from Computational Mobility (CM). CM focuses on collecting, analysing and influencing human travel behavior. e-mission is an extensible platform whose modular architecture, use of virtual sensors, and reproducible pipeline form a robust foundation for CM.

Chronic Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Cancer Risk: Are we all Susceptible?

Lecture | November 12 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Public Health, School of

Traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) is classified as a Group 1 human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, yet a relatively weak association is usually observed in population-based epidemiological studies. In his talk, Dr. Gerber will discuss two possible explanations for the latter phenomenon: (a) certainty of exposure and misclassification; and (b) differential...   More >

Amman: City in the Middle, An Overview | Marwan Hanania

Lecture | November 12 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Marwan Hanania, University of California, Berkeley

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

A vast urban space inhabited by over 4 million people, Amman occupies a strategic position in the Levant. Despite meager resources and the arrival of continuous waves of Palestinian, Iraqi and Syrian migrants, the city has remained relatively peaceful over the course of its modern history. This presentation will highlight some of the characteristics that have defined the Jordanian capital's urban...   More >

Proving Student Competence in Higher Education

Lecture | November 12 | 3-4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Room 630, Bechtel Board Room

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Student experience and student competence are often viewed as separate things, though in any realistic sense they are closely interlinked. Students, teachers and universities engage for all kinds of intrinsic reasons, but importantly to learn and achieve. Experience and engagement are part of the same educational journey. Identifying and leading patterns in such journeys and linking them to...   More >

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Before the Flood: The Itaipu Dam and the Visibility of Rural Brazil A Conversation with the Author

Lecture | November 12 | 4-5 p.m. |  2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies)

 Jacob Blanc, Lecturer in Latin American History at the University of Edinburgh., University of Edinburgh

 Center for Latin American Studies

In the 1970s and 1980s, Brazilian communities facing displacement by the Itaipu Dam — which is now largest producer of hydroelectric power in the world — stood up against the military officials overseeing the dam's construction. In the context of an emerging national fight for democracy, they elevated their struggle for land into a referendum on the dictatorship itself. Jacob Blanc will discuss...   More >

Itaipu Dam in Brazil. (Photo courtesy of Duke University Press.)

Bernard Moses Memorial Lectures featuring Waldo E. Martin, Jr.: DEEP SOUL: Twentieth-Century African American Freedom Struggles and the Making of the Modern World

Lecture | November 12 | 4:10 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Waldo E. Martin, Jr., Alexander F. & May T. Morrison Professor of American History & Citizenship, University of California, Berkeley

 Graduate Division

Waldo E. Martin, Jr. will present the Bernard Moses Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 titled "DEEP SOUL: Twentieth-Century African American Freedom Struggles and the Making of the Modern World." This public lecture is part of UC Berkeley’s commemorative events spotlighting African American history after the passage of the 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act.

Waldo E. Martin, Jr.

"Lampedusa: Migrant Tragedy" a Lecture with John Kerrigan

Lecture | November 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room 315 Wheeler Hall | Note change in date

 Department of English

Lecture by John Kerrigan, Professor of English at Cambridge University

Aishwary Kumar | Can the People Rule? Gandhi, Dignity, and Resentment: Celebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Lecture | November 12 | 5-7 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall

 Aishwary Kumar, Visiting Professor of Political Theory and Intellectual History, Department of History of Consciousness at UC-Santa Cruz

 Munis Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies; Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Center for British Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for Initiative on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights Race and Gender

A talk by political theorist and intellectual historian of South Asia, empire, and the Global South, Professor Aishwary Kumar.

Health vs Havoc: A discussion of nutrition, sanity and unapologetic deliciousness

Lecture | November 12 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, First Floor Colloquia

 Public Health, School of

Berkeley Public Health celebrates 35 years of The Wellness Letter, a publication launched by our faculty and staff in 1984 with the goal of providing evidence-based health and wellness tips to the public.

The celebration will begin with an overview of The Wellness Letter’s history and the recent evolution of our Health and Wellness Publications.
Afterwards, nutrition scientist and Stanford...   More >

A Debate on Breaking Up Big Tech at the Berkeley Forum: Resolved: The U.S. Federal Government should invoke antitrust legislation to break up big technology corporations such as Amazon, Google, and Facebook

Lecture | November 12 | 6-7 p.m. | N100 Chou Hall

  , Berkeley, CA 94720

 Jonathan Taplin, Director Emeriitus, University of Southern California; Jessica Powell, Former VP of Communications, Google; Hemant Bhargava, Professor of Technology Management, University of California, Davis

 The Berkeley Forum

Over the last two decades, the valuation and market share of America's largest technology companies has increased massively. Now, some of these companies are under investigation for abusing their customers' privacy, abusing freedom of expression, enabling foreign powers to influence the American political process, and engaging in anti-competitive activities. Many now argue that the U.S....   More >


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Land to the Tiller?: Gender and the Distribution of Land in Latin America

Lecture | November 12 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Carmen Diana Deere

 Master of Development Practice

Why has the gender distribution of land ownership in Latin America continued to be so unequal despite the strengthening of women’s land rights over the past forty years and a tendency towards the feminization of peasant agricultural production? And why have recent progressive governments been unable to engage in substantial land redistribution? Dr. Deere will review three moments of land reform...   More >