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Friday, April 12, 2019

Plants, Bugs, and Molecules: The Chemistry of Plants and Insects with Greti Séquin

Lecture | April 12 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Greti Séquin will introduce the subject of her new book, The Chemistry of Plants and Insects: Plants, Bugs, and Molecules. With her enthusiastic and accessible way of connecting chemistry with plants and insects, she presents organic compounds in a motivating, understandable context that captures the interest of people who would like a deeper understanding of the natural world.

Free with Garden admission; Free for UCBG members, UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty

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Problems, problem-solvers, and local impacts: A view from Peruvian Amazonia: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Lecture | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Christine Beier, Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Linguistics, UC Berkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

From Enigma to Virtual Splendor - The Nazi-Era Theft and Restitution of Guillaume de Machaut’s Extraordinary Medieval Manuscript, the Ferrell-Vogüé

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

 Carla Shapreau, Institute of European Studies

 Institute of European Studies, Department of Music

The stunning Guillaume de Machaut medieval codex known as the Ferrell-Vogüé has been cloistered in private ownership for nearly all of its long life. It is a manuscript of exceptional importance to the fields of music, literature, and art. It was also one of the most significant musical losses suffered on French soil during World War II. This lecture will focus on a time in the life of this...   More >

Catherine B. Asher | The Qutb Complex: India and the Persianate World

Lecture | April 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Catherine Asher, Professor, Department of Art History, University of Minnesota

 Sugata Ray, Associate Professor, History of Art Department

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, South Asia Art Initiative, The Berkeley Urdu Initiative, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Department of History of Art

A talk by Dr. Catherine Asher, Professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Minnesota.

Confronting Chance: Models of Medicine in the Hippocratic Corpus

Lecture | April 12 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Mark Schiefsky, Department of Classics, Harvard University

 Department of Classics, Department of Philosophy

ERG 25th Annual Lecture with Thomas Lovejoy

Lecture | April 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Thomas Lovejoy, University Professor, Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University

 Energy and Resources Group

The Energy and Resources Group is delighted to present Thomas Lovejoy, Senior Fellow at the United Nations Foundation and University Professor in the Environmental Science and Policy department at George Mason University, as speaker for the 25th Annual Lecture on Energy and Environment.