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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

“Bringing the War Home”: Visual Aftermaths and Domestic Disturbances in the Era of Modern Warfare

Lecture | February 13 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Caren Kaplan, Professor of American Studies, University of California, Davis

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

At the close of the First Gulf War, feminist architectural historian Beatriz Colomina wrote that “war today speaks about the difficulty of establishing the limits of domestic space.” That conflict of 1990-91 is most often cited as the first to pull the waging of war fully into the digital age and therefore into a blurring of boundaries of all kinds.

The Exeter Anthology: Codicological Grace and Integrative Poetics

Lecture | February 13 | 12 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 John Niles, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley

 Department of English

A brown-bag presentation by John Niles on his most recent book *God's Exiles and English Verse: On the Exeter Anthology of Old English Poetry.*

HearstCAVE: Immersive Visualization and Student Discovery Experiences

Lecture | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Chris Hoffman, Associate Director, Research IT

 Archaeological Research Facility

This talk explores the role that visualization walls, photogrammetry, and virtual reality can play in research, scholarship, and student engagement, highlighting a series of projects led by Research IT and the Hearst Museum of Anthropology with a growing set of partners on campus and beyond.

Reimagining Labor Law

Lecture | February 13 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Catherine Fisk, Berkeley Law

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Transformation of work through the gig economy and through the decline of unions presents unprecedented challenges for regulating work for the common good. But it also presents opportunities for a fresh start. This lecture will examine some of the recent radical changes in the law of the workplace in California and nationwide.

Berkeley Lectures in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering presented by The Dow Chemical Company: Seeking Intersections Between Disciplines: “Boundaries” in Multiphase Flows

Lecture | February 13 | 4-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Howard Stone, Professor, Princeton University

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Fluid dynamics is a discipline with a long history, and has a distinctive feature that it links engineering, mathematics and physics, and provides many avenues for intersections with biology. In this talk I will provide one view of the ways that mechanics, and in particular fluid dynamics, yields insights into a wide variety of "multiphase" flow problems. The talk will begin with brief examples...   More >

Howison Lectures in Philosophy Presented by Philip Kitcher: Progress in the Sciences and in the Arts

Lecture | February 13 | 4:10 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Philip Kitcher, John Dewey Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University

 Graduate Division

Philip Kitcher will present the Howison Lecture on February 13, 2019. The lecture is titled "Progress in the Sciences and in the Arts," and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Total Medicine: An Approach to the Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Medical Texts

Lecture | February 13 | 5 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall

 John Niles, Professor Emeritus, Berkeley English

 Medieval Studies Program

When we enter the realm of Anglo-Saxon medicine we find ourselves in a landscape of total war, with all the curative plants of the earth and all beneficent animal extracts aligned with the physician, angels, archangels, and the almighty God against the attacks of wyrms, elves, witches, and flying venoms. We are also in a pre-Scholastic environment of experimental science where the curative...   More >

Reetika Khera | Dissent on Aadhaar: Big Data Meets Big Brother

Lecture | February 13 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room)

 Reetika Khera, Associate Professor, Economics and Public Systems Group, the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

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

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

A talk by Walter Hakala, Associate Professor in the Asian Studies Program and Department of English at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, and author of Negotiating Languages: Urdu, Hindi, and the Definition of Modern South Asia, published by Columbia University Press.

Docent Lecture: Berkeley Rep's "Paradise Square"

Lecture | February 13 | 5-5:45 p.m. | 330 Wheeler Hall

 Dee Kursh, Berkeley Repertory Theatre

 Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Come hear more about Berkeley Repertory Theatre's new musical, "Paradise Square: A New Musical."

It’s 1863 and in a 20-block area of Manhattan known as the Five Points, Black and Irish Americans live side by side, work together, marry, and for a brief period realize racial harmony. However, the intensifying Civil War soon results in the first-ever Federal draft, leading to riots as whites are...   More >


Lecture | February 13 | 7:30-9 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, FEB 13, 7:30pm. Please join us for a talk with the co-founder and principal of JFAK, an internationally recognized firm based in Los Angeles. Co-sponsored by AIA East Bay. Open to all!