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Thursday, May 4, 2017

35th Annual Geo-Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series

Lecture | May 4 | 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Jonathan Stewart, PhD, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles; Robert Kayen, PhD, Research Civil Engineer, US Geological Survey and Adjunct Professor, UC Berkeley and UCLA; Robb Moss, PhD, Professor, California Polytechnic State University, San Louis Obispo; Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Michigan; Onder Cetin, PhD, Professor, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey; C.Y. Ou, PhD, Chair and Professor, Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology; Raymond Seed, PhD, Professor, University of California, Berkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Join us for the 35th Distinguished Lecture Series THURSDAY MAY 4th, 2017 jointly sponsored by the San Francisco Geo-Institute (SFGI) and UC Berkeley. We are dedicating this year's program to honor the career of our esteemed colleague, Ray Seed, who is retiring from Berkeley at the end of the current semester.

The Euro Crisis: A Look Back and a Look Forward

Lecture | May 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Political Science at the UC Berkeley

 Institute of European Studies, Clausen Center

This lecture will provide a retrospective on the euro crisis -- which aspects were a surprise and which were predictable -- and sketch a viable way forward for the Eurozone.

Professor Eichengreen has published widely on the history and current operation of the international monetary and financial system. He was a senior policy advisor to the International Monetary Fund in 1997 and 1998,...   More >

A Journey Around Color

Lecture | May 4 | 4-5 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

It is not just a question of color as decoration, the idea of color is far more rich and complex than that. Color can be a useful tool to reach different goals in our everyday lives, homes, offices, and institutions.

Pia Lopez-Izquierdo, Architect and Visiting Scholar in the Department of Philosophy, will lead us through this talk on how colors belonging to our environment can make spaces...   More >

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

The Next 82 Years: Faculty and Students Confronting Existential Challenges

Lecture | May 4 | 5-7 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Malcolm Potts, School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

Since 1950, the global population and the global economy together have grown at 3.9 percent per year—doubling every 17 years. Such exponential growth cannot continue on a finite planet. Will it end in pain or in achievable policies? Many scientists agree that human activity has passed—or will pass shortly—the biological capacity of the planet to sustain life as we know it.

Join Professor...   More >

 Registered guests will be seated first. Registration opens April 6. Register online by May 3.

Portrait of the Physician As A Writer

Lecture | May 4 | 5-7 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 4229 - French Department Library

 Martin Winckler, Physician-Writer, The French Consulate, San Francisco

 Department of French

The French Department and the Cultural Services of the French Consulate, San Francisco, welcome Martin Winckler, Physician-Writer