<< Week of September 08 >>

Monday, September 9, 2019

Bing Concert Hall (at Stanford): SEMM Seminar

Lecture | September 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Raymond Pugliesi, S.E. P.E., Degenkolb Engineers

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

This presentation will outline the design and analysis of the new 844 seat Stanford Bing Concert Hall. The discussion will include the acoustic requirements, complex features of the structural skeleton and performance space, as well as seismic safety. The challenges faced during design and construction will also be discussed.

The Sincere Voice, or How Sincerity is Written and Read in Russian (and not only Russian) Poetry

Lecture | September 9 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Stuart Goldberg, Associate Professor of Russian, Georgia Tech

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

The first lecture in the Fall 2019 Slavic Graduate Colloquium Series.

Complicating the Countryside: Reflections on Land, Labor and the Law

Lecture | September 9 | 4:30-6 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Martha Lampland, University of California, San Diego

 Institute of European Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

Keynote lecture of the Graduate Student Conference:
Understanding the Countryside. Rural Europe in a Post-Global World

Martha Lampland is a Professor of Sociology and a core member of the Science Studies Program at the University of California, San Diego. Her work touches on political economy, social history, and feminist science studies, and her research focuses on Hungary, and Central...   More >

Martha Lampland

Robots Are Creatures, Not Things with Madeline Gannon

Lecture | September 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Madeline Gannon

 Arts + Design

Presented by the Berkeley Center for New Media

Madeline Gannon, Designer

After fifty years of promises and potential, robots are beginning to leave the lab to live in the wild with us. But how should we coexist with these intelligent, autonomous machines? In this lecture, multidisciplinary designer Madeline Gannon discusses how art and technology are merging to forge new futures for...   More >

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

From Bonfire to Firewire: Innovative Online Modules on Philippine Folklore

Lecture | September 10 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Pia Arboleda, Associate Professor of Filipino and Philippine Literarure, University of Hawaii at Manoa

 Filipino and Philippine Studies Working Group

This talk will review current research on Ifiallig orature in Barlig, on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, including the significance of Ifiallig oral traditions, the methods used in collecting orature, and the process of reviving tales through different media.

Omar Khan | Paper Jewels: Postcards from the Raj

Lecture | September 10 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in date

 Omar Khan, Author, Distinguished scholar, & San Francisco based historian

 Asma Kazmi, Assistant Professor of Art in the Department of Art Practice

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, South Asia Art Initiative, Department of History of Art, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of Art Practice

A presentation by distinguished scholar and San Francisco based historian, Omar Khan, on his new publication Paper Jewels: Postcards from the Raj, a visual tour of India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka through 500 vintage postcards (1892 to 1947).

Reports from the Field - Summer 2019

Lecture | September 10 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Sara Eriksson, Anthropology; Erin Lawrence, Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology; Abigail Hoskins, Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology

 San Francisco Society of the Archaeological Institute of America

UC Berkeley graduate students report on their summer research and experiences at different ancient sites. Sara Eriksson is interested in household archaeology and gender in Hellenistic Greece. She will talk about her work with the Kalaureia Research Program at a Poseidon sanctuary on the Greek island of Poros. Erin Lawrence studies 5th and 4th century BCE Athenian sculpture and will discuss...   More >

Public Lecture by Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt: "Scaling up: is there a national vision for groundwater recharge?”

Lecture | September 10 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Bancroft Hotel, Great Hall

 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for Law, Energy & the Environment

Former Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt will give a public lecture on water and environmental policy. The talk will discuss groundwater recharge as a way to help achieve sustainability for our water resources, and will link this emerging technique for water stewardship to its state and national implications, and to potential large scale policy actions.


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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Visualizing the Complexity of Past and Future Shoreline and Near-Shore Environments over Time: Examples from Australia, Vietnam, and California

Lecture | September 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Thomas G. Whitley, Associate Professor, Anthropology, Sonoma State University

 Archaeological Research Facility

By incorporating dynamic geomorphological processes into the environmental modeling it becomes possible to provide much more accurate depictions of the inundation and retreat of shorelines over time, their hydrodynamics, and the evolution of shoreline and near-shore ecosystems. Presented here are some examples of this approach using highly diverse datasets from Australia, Vietnam, and California.

Fung Institute presents: Engineering Leadership Speaking Series

Lecture | September 4 – December 4, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 4-5:30 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Join UC Berkeley Master of Engineering students for an executive speaker series with leaders from different technology industries. The technology industry forms a vital part of the Northern California economy and these sessions provide an opportunity to deepen your understanding and connections. Engage with innovative leaders from top companies, deepen your industry and functional knowledge and...   More >

Why Cannabis? Why CBD? Why Now?

Lecture | September 11 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Dr. Josh Meisel, Humboldt State University; Martin A. Lee, Project CBD

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Botanical Garden

This talk will examine the factors contributing to the current pro-cannabis cultural shift and the surge of interest in CBD.

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

US, UK, EU: Brexit, Trump, Foreign Policy and Transatlantic Relations

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

 David Whineray, Visiting Scholar, Center for British Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute of European Studies, Center for British Studies, Anglo-American Studies Program

Major geopolitical changes are taking place within Europe, and between the United States and Europe. Brexit is the biggest geopolitical shift in Europe since the fall of the Berlin Wall. After 50 years of European integration—championed by successive US administrations—the UK’s exit from the EU is the first time a country has left the union. At the same time, European-US relations have become...   More >

Faculty Conversations on Design for Democracy

Lecture | September 12 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Arts + Design

Faculty of UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley faculty join in a discussion of design and democracy.

For more information and updates, visit artsdesign.berkeley.edu.


Arts + Design Thursdays @ BAMPFA is made possible thanks to support from the Big Ideas Courses Program in the College of Letters & Science at UC Berkeley and from...   More >

Alinka Gearon: Voices of trafficked youth: critique of child trafficking policy and practice

Lecture | September 12 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Haviland Commons

 Alinka Gearon, Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath

 Social Welfare, School of

Alinka Gearon is an Associate Professor in Social Work at the University of Bath, specializing in child trafficking and child protection social work. She holds a PhD in Social Work with considerable front-line practice experience working with children, abuse and exploitation. Her research explores children’s worlds, child protection and children’s rights. Her recent publication: Child...   More >

Politics and Poetry: a Reading and Conversation with Robert Hass

Lecture | September 12 | 4:30-6 p.m. |  Faculty Club

 Robert Hass

 Department of English

Professor of the Graduate School Robert Hass reflects on his experience with the way the politics with which we live enters his poetry and that of his contemporaries.

Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd | Caste in the Age of Modi

Lecture | September 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd, Political Theorist, Writer, & Activist for Dalit Rights

 Robert Goldman, Professor of Sanskrit and Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South & Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Ambedkar-King Study Circle

Talk by Indian political theorist, writer and activist for Dalit rights, Dr. Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd.

Playing the Part: Masks and the Performance of Identity in Iron Age Cyprus

Lecture | September 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Graduate Theological Union, Center for the Arts & Religion, Doug Adams Gallery

 2465 LeConte Ave, Berkeley, CA

 Dr. Erin Walcek Averett, Associate Professor, Archaeology, Creighton University

 Center for the Graduate Theological Union Arts & Religion, Bade Museum of Biblical Archaeology, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

This talk reevaluates the evidence for masking rituals in Late Bronze Age and Iron Age Cyprus through close analysis of archaeological contexts to reconstruct masked performances.

Dark Humanisms | Surplus Visuality with Rizvana Bradley Lecture

Lecture | September 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 308A/Art History Slide Library

 Rizvana Bradley, Yale University

 Arts Research Center

Dark Humanisms | Surplus Visuality
Rizvana Bradley
Professor of History of Art and African American Studies, Yale University
Thursday, September 12, 2019
308A Doe Library, Art History Slide Library

This talk explores the way visual art archives generate surplus material that work to both construct and interrogate an image of the human.

Rizvana Bradley

Friday, September 13, 2019

The State of Europe: A Conversation with Former European Commission President José Manuel Barroso

Lecture | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, Room 310

 José Manuel Barroso, Former president of the European Commission

 European Union Center, Clausen Center for International Business and Policy

Please join UC Berkeley's Clausen Center for International Business and Policy and the European Union Center for a conversation with José Manuel Barroso, former president of the European Commission and former prime minister of Portugal. He also received a Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the European Union in 2012. Barroso will discuss economic and political changes and challenges facing...   More >

José Manuel Barroso

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Princes of Plants, Trees of Life: How People Use Palms

Lecture | September 14 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Palms are the third-most economically important plant family, after grasses and legumes. But you'd never know it living here near the 38th parallel. Jason Dewees, palm expert at Flora Grubb Gardens and author of the award-winning Designing with Palms (Timber Press, 2018), will talk about the rich economic and cultural relationships between palms and people. In addition to their fascinating and...   More >

$15,$10 members; price includes Garden admission (a $15 value)

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