Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Lecture | May 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Lisa Maher, Department of Anthropology
Although the Mediterranean islands produced some of the most sophisticated cultures of the ancient world, until recently there was little evidence that these islands were occupied prior to the Neolithic. Identifying and dating Epipalaeolithic occupations on Cyprus addresses issues of exploration and movement into new territories.
Lecture | May 1 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Professor Meyda Yeğenoğlu, Visiting Scholar, Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, Duke University
Auction of Souls: The Story of Aurora Mardiganian, the Christian Girl Who Survived the Great Massacres is a film that claims to recount the true narrative of the life of Aurora Mardiganian, a young Armenian girl held in captivity by the Turks during the forced deportation of Armenians in Anatolia before the First World I.
Lecture | May 1 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 190 Doe Library
Shreeharsh Kelkar, Interpretive Social Scientist, UC Berkeley
"Data scientist, so says the Harvard Business Review, is the sexiest job of the 21st century. What accounts for the prestige that this new professional mode of knowledge production now enjoys across institutions ranging from non-profits to research labs, corporations, hospitals, and schools? Based on a two-year ethnographic study ... More >
Why are there so many big earthquakes in Alaska, and does that tell us something about California?: 2019 Lawson Lecture
Lecture | May 1 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)
Dr. Jeffrey T. Freymueller, Michigan State University
Many people think that California is the most earthquake-prone state in the US, but in fact 75% of all earthquakes in the United States with magnitudes larger than 5.0 happen in Alaska. I will talk about several of the recent large earthquakes in Alaska, and what our knowledge of active tectonic motions can (and cant) tell us about them.
Lecture | May 1 | 6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room
What does reading translation live mean? If the poet is a performer, is the translator a performer as well? How is the energy of poetry translated from the page to the stage? Vincent Broqua and Tracie Morris will talk and perform together, reflecting on modes of translation in performance, and how their collaboration emerged from their discussions on translating poetic lines. They will present... More >
Lecture | May 1 | 7-9 p.m. | JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch
1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA 94709
Goldman School of Public Policy, JCC East Bay
With 13 million workers, the restaurant industry is one of the largest and fastest-growing sectors of the US economyand it is also the lowest paying. Join GSPP, the East Bay Jewish Community Center and Saru Jayaraman in a vibrant discussion about what these low wages mean for tipped workers, how this relates to #MeToo, and what can be done. Followed by a dessert reception.
Saru Jayaraman is... More >
$15 Member, $20 Non-Member