Thursday, March 14, 2019
Lecture | March 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater
Composer Jimmy López and playwright Nilo Cruz collaborate on a new oratorio for orchestra, chorus, and soprano, entitled Dreamer. Performed with the LA Philharmonic. The piece will explore the US immigrant experience, in particular that of Dreamersundocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as childrenand what it means for cities to provide sanctuary from prosecution and... More >
Yanbo Li: Surfing in Globalization: The Misplaced Urban Reaction and Community-Based Resilience in Shanghai
Lecture | March 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall
Globalization is a universal context nowadays though which is not a new concept. China used to be an essential participant and even positive advocator among the earlier rounds of it. But in modern times, China became a passive follower in the globalization tides. For each time the country was trying to adapt itself to the outside world, a specific reaction could be seen. However, it is not an... More >
Lecture | March 14 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 308 A Doe Library
Elizabeth Hunter, African American Studies & African Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley
Visual artist Jeannette Ehlers discusses artistic strategies of resistance to coloniality with Professor Leigh Raiford and Elizabeth Hunter (African Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley), focusing on counter-narratives to the Eurocentric writing of History.
Jeannette Ehlers is a Copenhagen-based artist of Danish and Trinidadian descent whose practice takes shape experimentally across photography, ... More >
Lecture | March 14 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 190 Doe Library
John Harte, Professor, Energy & Resources Group, UC Berkeley
Constrained maximization of information entropy yields least biased probability distributions and provides a framework for construction of complex systems theory. From physics to
Lecture | March 14 | 3:30-5 p.m. | The Shorb House
2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94601
DR. ENRIQUE DUSSEL, National Autonomous University of Mexico
The Latinx Research Center, Chicana Studies Program
Join the Latinx Research Center and the Chicana/o Studies Program in hosting two historical events with a major Latin American and Third World intellectual. Dr. Enrique Dussel is an early critic of Eurocentric philosophy produced in the West and has become an invaluable archive to intellectuals of the global "south," and people of color throughout the United States.
Throughout his career,... More >
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Lecture | March 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall
Ree Botts, PhD Candidate in African American Studies
Kenly Brown, PhD Candidate in African American Studies
Derrika Hunt, PhD Candidate in School of Education, Graduate Student Wellness Project Director for the Graduate Assembly
Tiffani Johnson, PhD candidate of Education, Social & Cultural Studies
Shelby Mack, BA Candidate in American Studies
Lecture | March 14 | 4-6 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Please join us for the opening reception of Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances, a timely exhibit exploring the complex social and economic dynamics behind ten mind-altering drugs.
Performance Studies Graduate Speaker Series | Affective Publics: News Storytelling, Sentiment and Technology
Lecture | March 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 44B Dwinelle Hall
Zizi Papacharissi, Professor and Head of the Communication Department, Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois-Chicago
Zizi Papacharissi is Professor and Head of the Communication Department, Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois-Chicago, and University Scholar at the University of Illinois System. Her work focuses on the social and political consequences of online media. She has published nine books, over 70 journal articles and book chapters, and serves on the editorial board of fifteen... More >
Lecture | March 14 | 4-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
James N. Green, Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Professor of Latin American History, Brown University
Lecture | March 14 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Priya Moorjani, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, UC Berkeley
Munis D. Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies; Associate Professor, South & South East Asian Studies
Talk by molecular biologist and geneticist, Professor Priya Moorjani.
Lecture | March 14 | 5:30 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall
Jack L. Davis, Blegen Professor of Greek Archaeology, University of Cincinnati
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.
Between the Money-Image and the Museum: Ulrich Peltzer's Theory of the (Contemporary) Work of (Installation) Art: Professor Richard Langston (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Lecture | March 14 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 340 Moffitt
Abstract: If moneys status as dominant medium guiding what Jochen Hörisch once called the ontosemiological framework of modern culture has really yielded to the empire of audio-visual media, then why is so much contemporary German literature still so obsessed with money? This presentation considers how one such exampleUlrich Peltzers 2015 novel Das bessere Leben, a work whose very title... More >
Lecture | March 14 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
Jonathan Tate, Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Development + Design