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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Bancroft Library Roundtable: From Kitchen Tables to Laboratories: Nutritional Science at UC Berkeley, 1895-1930

Lecture | April 19 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Kimberly Killion, doctoral candidate, History, and Bancroft Library Study Award recipient, UC Berkeley

 Bancroft Library

During the late nineteenth century, scientists from various fields began conducting experiments that would change the way most Americans defined, chose, and related to food. Drawing from the collections of early professors of nutrition Myer Jaffa and Agnes Fay Morgan, Killion will discuss the development of nutritional science at UC Berkeley during a transformative period in American food history.

William Mazzarella | Mad Man of Bombay: A Tale of Magic Found and Lost

Lecture | April 19 | 3-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in time

 Dr. William Mazzarella, The Neukom Family Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago

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

A talk by Dr. William Mazzarella, the Neukom Family Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago.

Reflections on the End of the Safety Net as We Know It

Lecture | April 19 | 4-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Sheldon Danziger, President, Russell Sage Foundation

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment, Goldman School of Public Policy, Institute for Governmental Studies, Berkeley Opportunity Lab, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, California Policy Lab

It’s been over fifty years since President Johnson declared war on poverty, and each year, our federal and state governments spend billions of dollars trying to alleviate it. So why are some 45.3 million Americans still living below the poverty line? Why is there still no consensus on what can be done to reduce poverty? And why does “poverty won the war” (Ronald Reagan, 1986) remain a political...   More >

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The Question of Judeo-Arabic: Nation, Partition, and the Linguistic Imaginary: CMES Distinguished Visitor Lecture

Lecture | April 19 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Ella Shohat, New York University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Professor Ella Shohat, 2018 CMES Distinguished Visitor, teaches at the departments of Art & Public Policy and Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies at New York University. She has lectured and written extensively on issues having to do with post/colonial and transnational approaches to Cultural studies. Her writing has been translated into diverse languages, including: French, Hebrew, Arabic,...   More >

Facts and Other Metaphors of Enlightenment Science

Lecture | April 19 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, T. B. A.

 Tita Chico, Associate Professor, University of Maryland English

 The Eighteenth-Century and Romanticism Colloquium

A Conversation With Mr. Omar Abdullah: The Path Forward in Kashmir

Lecture | April 19 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Faculty Club, Great Hall

 Omar Abdullah, Indian Politician

 Institute of International Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

Charismatic, articulate, and an ardent fan of technology, Omar Abdullah is an Indian politician and the scion of one of the most prominent political families of Jammu and Kashmir, the Abdullah family. He served as the youngest Chief Minister of the State of Jammu and Kashmir from 2009-2014. He is currently the Leader of opposition in J&K legislative assembly.

As a former Chief Minister and one...   More >

DCRP / Davis Lecture: Confronting Youth and Family Homelessness

Lecture | April 19 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Join us for the lecture/panel on homelessness on 4/19/2018 in 112 Wurster Auditorium.

Memento Mori: Lessons from a Decade Among the Dead

Lecture | April 19 | 6-8 p.m. | Latimer Hall, 120 Latimer Hall | Note change in location

 Dr. Paul Koudounaris

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

For over a decade, Dr. Paul Koudounaris has traveled the world documenting the display of human remains in religious practice. From the earliest Christian charnel houses to mummy festivals in modern day Indonesia, he found that the taboo we commonly associate with the dead body was anything but universal. In many cultures throughout history and many presently, a literal memento mori--a reminder...   More >

Leslie Scalapino Memorial Lecture in Innovative Poetics

Lecture | April 19 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 Emilie Clark

 Department of English

Please join us on April 19th at 7 pm for the 2017-18 Leslie Scalapino Lecture in Innovative Poetics. This year’s lecture will be given by New York-based visual artist Emilie Clark. Her talk,
"Toward an Ethnography of Earth’s Household" will be held in 315 Wheeler Hall and followed by a reception in the English Department Lounge (Wheeler 300). This event is free and open to the public.

Emilie...   More >