<< Week of December 12 >>

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Why Diversity is Not Integration

Lecture | December 11 | 7 p.m. | Longfellow Middle School, Auditorium

 1500 Derby St., Berkeley, CA

 Prudence L. Carter, Graduate School of Education

 Berkeley Unified School District, Superintendent's Office

Prudence L. Carter, Dean of the Graduate School of Education, will discuss how school communities can foster empathy among people of varied social backgrounds as they teach, learn, communicate, and interact in ways that can fortify our democracy. She’ll help us think about the role each of us can play in promoting integration and educational equity.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Arthur Jafa and Stephen Best in Conversation

Lecture | December 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Stephen Best joins MATRIX artist Arthur Jafa in conversation to discuss the artist’s transition from the cinema screen to the gallery, the politics of Jafa’s aesthetics, and the turn toward “Afropessimism” in black thought.

Jafa is an artist, director, editor, and award-winning cinematographer whose poignant work expands the concept of black cinema while exploring African American experience...   More >

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Social Justice and Health Equity - A talk with Sir Michael Marmot

Lecture | December 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Colloquia

 Public Health, School of

Taking action to reduce health inequalities is a matter of social justice. We need to confront the social gradient in health, not just the difference between the worst off and everybody else. Policies and interventions must not be confined to the health care system; they need to address the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age. Tackling the health gap will take action,...   More >

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Gallery Talk: Elizabeth Sharf on the Japanese Collection

Lecture | December 13 | 12-1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Elizabeth Sharf, a visiting scholar in UC Berkeley’s Center for Japanese Studies, offers a tour of Ink, Paper, Silk illustrating the breadth and depth of the museum’s important collection of Japanese art. Highlights will include Nagasawa Rosetsu’s engaging Children Playing with an Elephant, Okamoto Shuki’s lyrical White Swallows by a Waterfall, and examples of Obaku calligraphy—seventeenth- and...   More >

Gallery Talk: Elizabeth Sharf on the Japanese Collection

Lecture | December 13 | 12-1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Elizabeth Sharf, a visiting scholar in UC Berkeley’s Center for Japanese Studies, offers a tour of Ink, Paper, Silk illustrating the breadth and depth of the museum’s important collection of Japanese art. Highlights will include Nagasawa Rosetsu’s engaging Children Playing with an Elephant, Okamoto Shuki’s lyrical White Swallows by a Waterfall, and examples of Obaku calligraphy—seventeenth- and...   More >

SOLD OUT: Indoor Fern Collection: Ferns 101: December Members' Walk

Lecture | December 13 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This members' exclusive walk, led by Horticulturist, Corina Rieder, will go over the basics of fern biology, (including what is a fern, morphology & lifecycle) plus basic propagation and cultivation tips for indoor ferns.

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Dissertation talk: Navigating Videos using Structured Text

Lecture | December 13 | 2-3 p.m. | Hearst Memorial Mining Building, 354/360 HMMB (BiD Lab http://bid.berkeley.edu/directions/)

 Amy Pavel, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This dissertation talk explores how we can combine domain-specific human annotations with automatic techniques to let people navigate videos using structured text documents. I'll talk about systems in the domains of educational lecture videos, movies, and critique sessions.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Science at Cal Lecture - Assessing the potential impact of super‐eruptions: on society and the environment

Lecture | December 15 | 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Stephen Self, Department of Earth and Planetary Science

 Science@Cal

Rare, but extremely large, explosive super-eruptions Magnitude 8 and above have occurred throughout geologic time.
If a future super-eruption was predicted, what would, or could, society do? Preparation for such low probability but high consequence events is difficult to imagine, yet some modest early measures can be considered.

Volcanic eruption - Stromboli, Italy