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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Edward Simpson | State Highway 31: A road trip through the heart of modern India

Lecture | October 24 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Edward Simpson, Social Anthropologist and Director of the South Asia Institute at SOAS, University of London

 Lawrence Cohen, Professor in Anthropology and South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, International and Area Studies (IAS)

A talk by Professor Edward Simpson, Director, SOAS South Asia Institute.

Cracking the Code: Language, Learning, and Technology in Dystopian Times

Lecture | October 24 | 12-1 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Aria Razfar, Professor of Education and Linguistics, University of Illinois at Chicago

 Berkeley Language Center

I draw on the NIDALS framework of language, learning, and identity and semiotic data visualization in order to better understand how “Trump” became an icon of a populist movement in the United States.

Paving the Way: Refugees in German Higher Education

Lecture | October 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Bernd Fischer, Deputy Head of Division, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research,

 Institute of European Studies, GHI West, the Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC

Many refugees coming to Germany are highly educated. In late 2015, at the beginning of the so-called “European refugee crisis”, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research launched a 100 Million Euro four-year initiative to pave the way for refugees into the German higher education system.

200 universities are taking part in the programs rolled out by the German Academic Exchange...   More >

Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat: Hertha Sweet Wong: Picturing Identity: Contemporary American Autobiography in Image and Text

Lecture | October 24 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Wong explores the intersection of writing and visual art in the autobiographical work of Art Spiegelman, Faith Ringgold, Leslie Marmon Silko, and other American writers-artists who experiment with hybrid forms of self-narration.

Living on Ohlone Land

Lecture | October 24 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Speaker: Corrina Gould, spokesperson for the Confederated Villages of Lisjan/Ohlone

Women of Mosul in the Age of Terrorism and Beyond: 2014 to the Present

Lecture | October 24 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

In June 2014, a terrorist group calling itself the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham also known as ISIS conquered the city of Mosul. They displaced Christians, enslaved Yazidis, killed Shia and Sunnis alike. Life in Mosul came to a halt. More than 9,000 Yazidi women were enslaved and more than 500 women were publicly executed in the streets of the city on multiple charges. 2,000 women from...   More >

Lift Us Up Don’t Push Us Out! Book Talk and Discussion

Lecture | October 24 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Mark Warren, University of Massachusetts Boston

 Graduate School of Education

New book lifts up stories and successes in the fight for educational justice.

Lift Us Up Don’t Push Us Out! Voices from the Front Lines of the Educational Justice Movement (Mark R. Warren, Beacon Press, 2018) features voices from the front lines of a new movement for educational justice that is growing across the United States. Contributors tell their own stories of how black and brown...   More >

Buddhist Textiles Along the Silk Road: Material Evidence and Visual Representation

Lecture | October 24 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Mariachiara Gasparini, University of California Riverside

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

In the field of Buddhist Studies textual sources provide a fundamental ground to analyze and compare philosophical and religious contexts developed in various geographic areas of the larger Asian continent. However, as a non-verbal form of communication, textile material evidence and visual representation may offer a different intercultural perspective that clarifies Buddhist rituals, and...   More >

The Distinguished Astronomy Lecture at UC Berkeley: From the Accelerating Universe to Accelerating Science

Lecture | October 24 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Robert P. Kirshner, Harvard University

 College of Letters & Science

Twenty years ago, astronomers were astonished to learn from observations of exploding stars that cosmic expansion is speeding up. We attribute this to a mysterious “dark energy” that pervades the universe and makes up 70% of it. Scientists are working in many ways to learn more about the nature of dark energy, but our reservoir of ignorance is deep. This talk will summarize the present state of...   More >


Lecture | October 24 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, OCT 24, 6:30pm. Please join us for a talk with the Fall 2018 Howard A. Friedman Visiting Professor of Practice, CED alumnus, and founding principal of Mark Cavagnero Associates. Open to all!

Mark Cavagnero