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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Plants and People Lunchtime Lectures: The Ethnobotany of a Medicinal Moss

Lecture | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

As a part of our "Year of Ethnobotany" celebrations, the Garden will be hosting monthly lunch time lectures featuring the research of UC Berkeley graduate students, post-docs, and faculty.

In February join, Eric Harris to learn all about mosses and their use in human life.

Free with Garden Admission

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Sustainability – Why and How? The Nordic Way

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

 Ambassador Ove Ullerup, Royal Danish Embassy in Sweden

 Institute of European Studies, Center for Responsible Business, Nordic Studies Program

In his talk, the Danish ambassador to Sweden, Ove Ullerup, will focus on the relationship and cooperation between the public and private sector on the sustainability agenda in the Nordic countries.
The ambassador discusses challenges in changing concepts and how the Nordic countries will face these in the future. What role will the UN Sustainable Development Goals play and have they changed our...   More >

Ove Ullerup

Restraining Great Powers: Soft Balancing From Empires To The Global Era

Lecture | February 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 T.V. Paul, McGill University

 Institute of International Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Institute for South Asia Studies

This presentation is based on the book with the same title (Yale University Press, 2018) which examines a crucial element of state behavior -- the use of international institutions, informal alignments and economic instruments such as sanctions -- to constrain the power and threatening behavior of dominant actors. Much of International Relations scholarship fails to capture the use of these...   More >

Sincerity out, Authenticity in: Poetry on the Quest for Trust in the times of Post-Truth

Lecture | February 12 | 5:30-7 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Stanislav Lvovsky, Auhtor

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

Back then in the first half of 1990s new generation of Russian poets, — or its considerable part — found itself facing the challenge of inventing a new way to speak straightforwardly: readily available poetics either weren’t quite fit for the job or themselves were part of the problem to be resolved. Poetry optics, which has emerged at the time in the capacity of the solution, was the “new...   More >

Discovery and Diversity: Critical Factors in Tomorrow's Health Care: Dean of the Stanford School of Medicine Lloyd B. Minor

Lecture | February 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Lloyd B. Minor, Stanford University School of Medicine

 The Berkeley Forum

How are medical schools adapting to today's greatest challenges? Join the Dean of Stanford University School of Medicine, Lloyd B. Minor M.D., for a discussion on the ways in which medical education is changing and responding to unique social demands. Dean Minor will specifically discuss the challenges in biomedical discovery and the vital importance of diversity in science, while showcasing how...   More >


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Food Politics 2019: Nutrition Science Under Siege with Marion Nestle

Lecture | February 12 | 6-8 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Logan Multimedia Center (Room 142)

 Graduate School of Journalism, Berkeley Food Institute, UC Berkeley-11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship

Please join us for a special lecture series with celebrated author and scholar Marion Nestle. "Food Politics 2019: Nutrition Science Under Siege." Nutrition science is under attack from statisticians and the food industry. Who stands to gain and what might be lost?

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Photo: Bill Hayes

Surprising Evidence:: Revealing Vanished Landscapes Through Nontraditional Moving Images

Lecture | February 12 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Wurster Auditorium, RM 112

 Rick Prelinger, University of California, Santa Cruz

 Environmental Design Archives

Join us for our second Gallery Talk!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Wurster Auditorium, Room 112

6:30 to 7pm - Light Refreshments
7 to 8pm - Lecture

Free to UC Berkeley Students, Staff, Faculty, and Friends of the EDA

Suggested $10 donation for those outside UC Berkeley

Historians, architects and planners often look to feature films as records of extinct environments. But few know...   More >