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Thursday, April 6, 2017

The History of Higher Education in California: Big Data Approach

Lecture | April 6 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Zach Bleemer


In his talk, Zach Bleemer will discuss how he has used data science - thousands of computer-processed versions of annual registers, directories, and catalogs - to reconstruct a near-complete database of all students, faculty, and courses at four-year universities in California in the first half of the 20th century, including the UC system. Visualizations of this database display the expansion of...   More >

LECTURE: Alvar Aalto and the International Modern Movement

Lecture | April 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 104 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

THU, APR 6, NOON. Please join us for a talk by Dr. Ylimaula, Professor in Architectural History and Restoration Studies and Director of the Doctoral Programme in Architecture at the University of Oulu, Finland. Open to the public.

Global Health Inequalities, Justice and Governance: A Lecture by: Dr. Jennifer Prah Ruger

Lecture | April 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 545 Li Ka Shing Center

 Dr. Jennifer Ruger, Amartya Sen Professor of Health Equity, Economics, and Policy, University of Pennsylvania

 Public Health, School of, School of Public Health (Bioethics), Center for Global Public Health, Thelma Shobe Endowed Chair for Ethics and Spirituality in Health at UCSF

Dr. Jennifer Prah Ruger is the Amartya Sen Professor of Health Equity, Economics, and Policy in the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. Her talk will build on the work of Amartya Sen, and address health inequalities.


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Europe: A Literary History (1559-1648)

Lecture | April 6 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Warren Boutcher, Queen Mary University of London

 Department of Italian Studies, Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Critical Bibliography, Bancroft Library, Designated Emphasis in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, Department of English, Romance Languages and Literatures, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Presented by the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Critical Bibliography.

Join us for Dr Boutcher’s lecture, followed by a round table discussion with UC Berkeley faculty:

Ivonne de Valle, Spanish & Portuguese
Timothy Hampton, French and Comparative Literature
Victoria Kahn, English and Comparative Literature
Ignacio Navarrete, Spanish & Portuguese
Diego Pirillo, Italian Studies

Thomas Blom Hansen | Urban Theory goes South: On the Historicity of Space and Urban Imagination in South Asia

Lecture | April 6 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Thomas Blom Hansen, Reliance-Dhirubhai Ambani Professor in South Asian Studies; Professor in Anthropology; Director of Center for South Asia, Stanford University

 Lawrence Cohen, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies and Professor of Anthropology and of South & Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

Talk by Stanford anthropologist and leading contemporary commentator on religious and political violence in India, Dr. Thomas Blom Hansen.

Dangerous Belief? Xin 信 in Occult Anecdotes in Tang and Song China: Berkeley Public Theology Lecture

Lecture | April 6 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room 220

 Robert Hymes, Carpentier Professor of Oriental Studies, Columbia University

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Robert Hymes received his B.A. from Columbia College (1972), and his M.A. (1976) and Ph.D. (1979) from the University of Pennsylvania. His work so far has focused on the social and cultural history of middle period and early modern China, drawing questions and sometimes data from cultural anthropology as well as history, and using the methods of the local historian to study elite culture, family...   More >

ERG Annual Lecture: Arlie Hochschild: Pollution, the Political Divide and the Possibility of Common Ground

Lecture | April 6 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Arlie Hochschild, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley Sociology Department

 Energy and Resources Group

TITLE: Pollution, the Political Divide and the Possibility of Common Ground

ARLIE RUSSELL HOCHSCHILD is one of the most influential sociologists of her generation. She is the author of nine books, including The Second Shift, The Time Bind, The Managed Heart, and The Outsourced Self. Three of her books have been named as New York Times Notable Books of the Year and her work appears in sixteen...   More >