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Thursday, February 14, 2019

The Undefeated Heart: Buddhism and Performance and Practice with Joe Goode

Lecture | February 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Joe Goode

 Arts + Design

Joe Goode will talk about how Buddhist philosophy has changed his working process from a preordained “vision” process to one of discovery. Goode is Artistic Director of Joe Goode Performance Group with whom he has performed in the U.S., Canada, Africa, South America, and the Middle East. His performance installations have been commissioned by the Krannert Art Museum, the M. H. DeYoung Museum,...   More >

The Globotics Upheaval: Globalization, Robotics, and the Future of Work

Lecture | February 14 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum, Chou Hall

 Richard Baldwin, Graduate Institute, Geneva

 Clausen Center for International Business and Policy

Automation and robotics are changing our lives quickly - everyone knows that. But digital disruption goes much further. In The Globotics Upheaval, Richard Baldwin, one of the world's leading globalisation experts, explains that exponential growth in computing, transmission and storage capacities is also creating a new form of "virtual" globalisation that could undermine the foundations of...   More >

Undocumented Lives: The Untold Story of Mexican Migration

Lecture | February 14 | 4 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Ana Raquel Minian

 Center for Latin American Studies

In this talk, Professor Minian explores circular migration, which reshaped communities in the United States and Mexico, and shares stories of Mexicans who have been used and abused by economic and political policies of both countries.
Ana Raquel Minian is Assistant Professor of History and of Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University.

A migrant farm worker in Virginia who returns to Mexico every year on a H2A visa. (Photo by Laura Elizabeth Pohl/Bread for the World.)

Optimization for Machine Learning

Lecture | February 14 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 210 South Hall

 Yifan Sun

 Information, School of

How good data models facilitate optimization and generalization in machine learning.

Modernism in Wartime: Avant-Gardes, Revolutions, Poetries

Lecture | February 14 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 Vincent Sherry, Howard Nemerov Professor of the Humanities, Washington University in St.Louis

 C. D. Blanton, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley Department of English; Catherine Flynn, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley Department of English; Donna Jones, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley Department of English

 Department of English, Institute of European Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Vincent Sherry will speak about the experience of the First World War from the vantage of an international avant-garde, considering the alternate temporalities of the radical time of the prewar avant-garde event and the long and lengthening durée of the conflict. How does an avant-garde poetry respond to this difference, and what is the longer story of revolution it tells?

Farm and Field: Sather Lecture Series: A Bronze Age Greek State in Formation

Lecture | February 14 | 5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Jack L. Davis, Blegen Professor of Greek Archaeology, University of Cincinnati

 Department of Classics

Internationally recognized scholar of Bronze Age Greece offers a series of lectures showing how the archaeological record sheds light on culture and communal life of early Greece.