<< March 2019 >>

Friday, March 1, 2019

AHMA Colloquium - Colonial Encounters: Preliminary Findings from the Abydos Temple Paper Archive

Lecture | March 1 | 12-1:15 p.m. | 308A Doe Library

 Jessica Kaiser, UC Berkeley

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

This paper is part of a larger lecture series entitled "Digital Humanities and the Ancient World." The series is co-sponsored by the Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology (AHMA) Colloquium and the Townsend Center for the Humanities.

Applying Downscaled Climate Models to Inform Restoration and Climate Change Adaptation in California: Environmental Engineering Seminar

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

 James Gregory, Fluvial Engineer, Environmental Science Associates; Dr. Dane Behrens, Coastal Engineer and Hydrologist, Environmental Science Associates

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Sovereign Bodies: Fighting Gender and Sexual Violence Against Indigenous People

Lecture | March 1 | 12:50-2 p.m. | Law Building, Goldberg Room, 297 Simon Hall

 Annita Lucchesi, Sovereign Bodies Institute

 Human Rights Center, Native American Student Development

Sovereign Bodies Institute (SBI), founded in 2019, builds on indigenous traditions using research and data sharing to fight gender and sexual violence against undigenous people. Their projects include the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) database, Uniting Against Femicide and Supporting Indigenous Survivors of Campus Sexual Violence (conducted in part at UC Berkeley).
Lunch will be...   More >

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The Multiliteracies Framework and Interpretive Communication: Curricular and Instructional Perspectives

Lecture | March 1 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)

 Kate Paesani, Director, Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition

 Berkeley Language Center

Over the past two decades, postsecondary foreign language programs have experienced a shift away from an emphasis on oral communication toward more text-based curricula and the development of students’ multiple literacies. This “literacy turn” prioritizes overlapping language modalities, interpretation and creation of multimodal texts of various genres, and linguistic, cognitive, and...   More >

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Career Clinic: Making a Successful Career Transition: Roadmap for Change

Lecture | March 2 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), Room 613

 Rebecca Andersen, Career Services at the UC Berkeley Information School; RuthAnn Haffke, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 UC Berkeley Extension

Making a career transition can be bewildering: how do you find jobs? How can you stand out as a candidate? And, if you finally get an interview, how do you showcase yourself as the best candidate? This workshop will walk participants through each step of making a career transition. Through interactive exercises, we will cover strategies in personal branding, networking, résumé and LinkedIn...   More >


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Sunday, March 3, 2019

SOLD OUT - Psychedelic Plants: Introduction to the biology and ritual ethnobotany of Peyote, Tobacco, and Ayahuasca

Lecture | March 3 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Psychedelic plant rituals are part of humanity’s ancient relationship to nature. Other psychoactive plant species, such as tobacco, are partner to those rituals. Each of these can carry potential wisdom, healing, yet also shadows, depending on human factors. Learn about the botany, chemistry, and indigenous ceremonial histories of these few species, which all evolved in the Americas.

$45 / $40 UCBG Members


Monday, March 4, 2019

The Securitization of Migration and Racial Sorting in Fortress Europe

Lecture | March 4 | 12 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Maartje van der Woude, Leiden Law School (Netherlands)

 Institute of European Studies, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative, GHI West - Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC

These past two decades the European Union has been hit by two so-called "crises": the financial or "Euro" crisis of 2008 and the 2015-2016 migration crisis. Whereas both crises have fed into euro-sceptic sentiments, it is safe to say that the response to the financial crisis at least seemed to be somewhat coordinated and uniform with EU member states coming together to reinforce the monetary...   More >

Better Together? The Tale of Tolstoevsky

Lecture | March 4 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Julie Buckler, Samuel Hazzard Cross Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature, Harvard University

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Slavic Graduate Colloquium Spring 2019 Series

The Rise of Illiberal Governance: Comparing Viktor Orban and Donald Trump: A Lecture by John Shattuck

Lecture | March 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 John Shattuck, Professor of Practice in Diplomacy, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

 Social Science Matrix

Join us Monday, March 4th at 4:00pm for the Spring 2019 Social Science Matrix Distinguished Lecture, "The Rise of Illiberal Governance: Comparing Viktor Orban and Donald Trump," by John Shattuck, Professor of Practice, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

John Shattuck

Captivated by the Mediterranean: Early Modern Spain and the Political Economy of Ransom

Lecture | March 4 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220

 Daniel Hershenzon, Associate Professor of Literature, Cultures, and Languages, University of Connecticut

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, Department of History

This talk explores the entangled experience of Muslim and Christian captives and by extension the connected histories of the Spanish Empire, Morocco, and Ottoman Algiers in the 17th-century. It argues that piracy, captivity, and redemption shaped the Mediterranean as an integrated region—at the social, political, and economic levels. The history that emerges of the captivities of Christians and...   More >

Design Field Notes: Jacob Gaboury

Lecture | March 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Jacob Gaboury is an Assistant Professor of Film & Media at the University of California, Berkeley, specializing in the seventy year history of digital image technologies and their impact on society's contemporary visual culture. His forthcoming book is titled Image Objects (MIT Press), and it traces a material history of early computer graphics told through a set of five objects that structure...   More >

History on the Run: Hmong Refugees and Knowledge Formation

Lecture | March 4 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 Ma Vang, Assistant Professor of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, UC Merced

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies

Taking a feminist refugee approach and by analyzing Hmong women’s narratives against U.S. redacted archival records that erase Hmong and Laos history during the U.S. “secret war,”, this talk explores the politics of knowledge formation which has generated a historiography about the Hmong refugee as a masculinized refugee soldier and a distinct U.S. ally.

Ma Vang

LAEP Lecture Series: Diane Jones Allen

Lecture | March 4 | 6-7 p.m. | 121 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Mon, March 4, 6pm - Diane Jones Allen has years of practice focusing on land planning, and varied scales of open space design, including community development work.

A Conversation with Nnedi Okorafor

Lecture | March 4 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Nnedi Okorafor, Author

 Berkeley Center for New Media, Department of Architecture's Studio One, Department of African American Studies, Department of English

Presented by Berkeley Center for New Media and co-sponsored with the Department of Architecture's Studio One, the Department of African American Studies, and the Department of English.

"Nature is the greatest artist and scientist. If we human beings, with our rather brilliant, often flawed, sometimes evil, creativity joined forces with our creator (nature), as opposed to trying to control it...   More >


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The #METOO Movement and Women's Protest in Spain

Lecture | March 5 | 12:50-2 p.m. | Law Building, Room 130

 Eva Anduiza, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)

 Institute of European Studies, Berkeley Law

In March 2018 thousands of women took the streets in Spain to protest against gender inequality, discrimination and sexual Violence following the social media campaigns #metoo, #yotambién and #cuéntalo.
The presentation explores the causes and consequence of the participation in these events using panel survey data.
What is the effect of sociodemographic characteristics, motivations and...   More >

Eva Anduiza

2019 Citrin Center Award Lecture

Lecture | March 5 | 4 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 8th floor Social Science Matrix Conference Room

 Peter D. Hart, Founder, Hart Research Associates

 Department of Political Science, Social Science Matrix, Citrin Center for Public Opinion

The 2020 Election: The challenges and changes facing political polling

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Displaying International Communism: The Exhibition of Socialist Countries (Moscow, 1958)

Lecture | March 5 | 5:15-6:45 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Matteo Bertelé, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow at the University of California Santa Barbara, Universität Hamburg and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Ca’ Foscari University

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

The Exhibition of Socialist Countries, held in the Moscow Manege in 1958, was the first large exhibition ever organized in the socialist hemisphere, with more than two thousand artworks from twelve East-European and Asian countries. Conceived as a socialist response to the Venice Biennale - branded as the main international showcase for “decadent and bourgeois art from capitalist nations” - the...   More >

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The Future of European Research via the lenses of the Horizon EU research and innovation programme 2021-2027

Lecture | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Jekaterina Novikova, EU Fellow at the IES

 Institute of European Studies, European Union Center

Jekaterina Novikova, EU fellow at the Institute of European Studies at UC Berkeley and Innovation Policy Coordinator at the European Commission, will speak about Horizon EU, a European research and innovation programme. This talk will highlight the process of the preparation of the programme based on the lessons learned from the previous programs, its building blocks, key novelties, and...   More >

Jekaterina Novikova

The Weimar Joint Sanatorium: Institutional landscapes, identification, and disease

Lecture | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Alyssa Scott, Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

This presentation will discuss the intersection between healthcare systems and racialized and gendered landscapes in California by tracking the design and transformation of the institutional landscape of tuberculosis sanitoria using archaeological survey, ground penetrating radar (GPR), magnetometer survey, historical research, and oral histories.

#MeToo Hong Kong

Lecture | March 6 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Gina Marchetti, Director of the Center for the Study of Globalization and Cultures, University of Hong Kong

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Media Studies

As the Harvey Weinstein allegations opened up the depth and breadth of sexual harassment in Hollywood, Weinstein’s associates in Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China came under scrutiny as well. Hong Kong serves as a bridge as well as a gateway between mainland Chinese and Hollywood concerns as well as the nexus for a constellation of industrial networks...   More >

Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat with Joyce Carol Oates: Hazards of Time Travel

Lecture | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Oates’s latest novel is the dystopian story of a young woman living in a bleak future dictatorship, who is punished for her transgressions by being sent back in time.

The Uighur Crisis in China: One Million and Counting

Lecture | March 6 | 12:50-2 p.m. | Law Building, 110 Boalt Hall

 Rushan Abbas, Managing Director, Campaign for Uighurs; Darren Byler, Ph.D, University of Washington

 Peter Jan Honigsberg, University of San Francisco Law

 Human Rights Center

More than one million people, mostly Uighur Muslims, are in
indefinite detention in a secretive network of prisons in
Northwest China. “Xinjiang has become an open-air prison-a
place where Orwellian high-tech surveillance, political
indoctrination, forced cultural assimilation, arbitrary arrests and
disappearances have turned ethnic minorities into strangers in
their own land.” —Kumi...   More >

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Reduce, reuse, recycle your vision: the basis of rich and stable perceptual experience

Lecture | March 6 | 3:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 David Whitney, Professor, UC Berkeley, Department of Psychology

 Department of Psychology

The visual world is cluttered, discontinuous, and noisy, but our perceptual experience is not—scenes appear rich, seamless, and stable. This seeming contradiction has posed a challenge for theories of perception for decades. In this talk, I will discuss two complementary processes that reconcile the contradiction: First, a mechanism that generates rich visual impressions by efficiently...   More >

Chester W. Nimitz Memorial Lecture: The Voyage of Character

Lecture | March 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Admiral James Stavridis, Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe

 Military Sciences Program (ROTC)

The Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Memorial Lectureship was established in 1983 to enhance the spirit of collegiality and sense of community to the University through the multi-disciplinary subject matter of national security affairs. Each year a speaker is nominated by the midshipmen and cadets of the Military Affairs Department. The lectureship provides a better and fuller understanding and...   More >

Disraeli, Arendt, and the Fascist Novel

Lecture | March 6 | 4 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Rachel Teukolsky, Associate Professor, Vanderbilt English

 Department of English, Townsend British Studies working group, C19 Colloquium

The Townsend British Studies working group and the C19 colloquium are happy to announce a visit from Rachel Teukolsky (Vanderbilt), who will be workshopping her paper "Disraeli, Arendt, and the Fascist Novel" (abstract below!).

If you would like to participate in the workshop--which will take place at 4pm on 3/6 in Wheeler 306--please email eceisenberg@berkeley.edu or vvm@berkeley.edu for a...   More >

Harnessing AI for Global Economic Development

Lecture | March 6 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Victoria Coleman

 Information, School of

Recent advances in deep learning and satellite imagery make it possible to remotely monitor economic and agricultural trends across the developing world, at high resolution. These advances are now being translated from research labs into the real world.

This seminar will discuss the technology and vision behind Atlas AI, a Bay Area start-up that spun out of Stanford University in 2018....   More >

AIA Lecture - The Sixth Sense: Multisensory Encounters with the Dead in Roman Egypt

Lecture | March 6 | 7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Lissette Jimenez, Lecturer of Museum Studies, San Francisco State University

 San Francisco Society of the Archaeological Institute of America

Image and representation have always played a central role in the commemoration of the dead in ancient Egypt. Ritual funerary practices were often multi-sensory experiences comprised of an intricate combination of visual, auditory, tactile, gustatory, and olfactory senses. A proper ancient Egyptian funerary ensemble, coupled with the burial landscape, facilitated active tactile encounters between...   More >

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Why Read Descartes's Meditations: Why Read...Series

Lecture | March 7 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Jonathan Sheehan, U.C. Berkeley; Kristin Primus, U.C. Berkeley; John Carriero, UCLA; Janet Broughton, U.C. Berkeley

 Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

The Language of Love in the Petitions of Armenians from the Ottoman Province of Van and in the Print Media, 1820s-1870s

Lecture | March 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Dzovinar Dederian, PhD Candidate, Department of Middle East Studies, University of Michigan

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program

This talk will focus on the language of love in petitions and print media of the nineteenth century to situate nation and patria in a grid of emotions that permeated the lives of Ottoman Armenians. The lecture seeks to answer how Van Armenians engaged in the contestation and transformation of the boundaries and socio-political dynamics of nation and patria between the 1820s and 1870s. By...   More >

Curating Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction with Lucinda Barnes

Lecture | March 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Lucinda Barnes

 Arts + Design

Lucinda Barnes serves as Curator Emerita at the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, after many years as Chief Curator and Director of Programs and Collections. At BAMPFA Barnes has curated and co-curated over forty exhibitions, including Measure of Time (2006), Human/Nature: Artists Respond to a Changing Planet (2009), Indeterminate Stillness: Looking at...   More >

European Economic Integration and Populism: Foes or Allies?

Lecture | March 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Dariusz Adamski, University of Wrocław

 Institute of European Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

Could it be that one of the most extraordinary experiments in international reconciliation and community-building in the history of mankind – European integration after World War II – has contributed to what European Commission President Juncker once dubbed “galloping populism”? Seeking an answer to this question, Dariusz Adamski will dissect the nature of the major economic policies of the...   More >

Dariusz Adamski

The Uses and Abuses of Incarceration: Dehumanization, Slavery, and Profit: Spring 2019 Kadish Lecture

Lecture | March 7 | 4-6 p.m. | Law Building, Moot Court, room 140

 Professor Tommie Shelby, Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies & Philosophy, Harvard University Department of African and African American Studies & Department of Philosophy

 Professor Loic Wacquant, Professor of Sociology, UC Berkeley, Sociology; Professor Osagie Obasogie, Professor of Bioethics, Diversity and Health Disparities - Haas Distinguished Chair, UC Berkeley Haas Institute For A Fair and Inclusive Society

 Kadish Center for Morality, Law, & Public Affairs

Professor Tommie Shelby of Harvard will deliver the Kadish Lecture, "The Uses and Abuses of Incarceration: Dehumanization, Slavery, and Profit" with commentary from Professor Loic Wacquant, UC Berkeley Sociology, and Osagie K. Obasogie Professor of Bioethics and Diversity and Health Disparities--Haas Distinguished Chair.

Tommie Shelby is the Caldwell Titcomb Professor in the Department of...   More >

Language Change and Narrative Form from Ó Cadhain to Ferrante

Lecture | March 7 | 5 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315 - Maude Fife Room

 Barry McCrea, University of Notre Dame

 Institute of European Studies, Irish Studies Program

This talk looks at the difficulties faced by minor languages in founding traditions of the realist novel, and explores what these difficulties can tell us about the nature of the genre itself.

Speaker: Barry McCrea is a novelist and scholar of modern European, Latin American, and Irish literature. He most recent book is Languages of the Night: Minor Languages and the Literary Imagination in...   More >

Barry McCrea (University of Notre Dame)

TDPS Speaker Series | Pina Bausch's Aggressive Tenderness

Lecture | March 7 | 5-6 p.m. | 44B Dwinelle Hall | Note change in time

 Telory D. Arendell, Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance, Missouri State University

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

In this talk, Telory Arendell argues that Pina Bausch takes what other practitioners have written as praxis (theory/practice) and reverses it: she makes the theory practical. Bausch disables gender and explores the breaking point between tenderness and violence in human interactions. Arendell believes that experimental theater should include at least a nod to Bausch’s oeuvre as a...   More >

Telory Arendell

Balancing Between the Institutional and Alternative: Strategies for Collectively Performing Cinema across the Geographic and Ideological Borders of the Cold War

Lecture | March 7 | 5-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Megan Hoetger, UC Berkeley Performance Studies

 Institute of International Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Institute of European Studies

At a time when non-, anti-, and counter-cinema practices faced heavy state censorship with little in the way of art institutional or film industrial support, filmmakers and artists forged new ways of circulating their work at local levels, as well as across national borders. Looking to the Viennese context as a case study, this talk examines the entangled development of two forms of artist...   More >

Critical Public Theology: How to Use and Not to Use the Bible in Contemporary Public Issues

Lecture | March 7 | 5-7 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall | Note change in location

 Konrad Schmid, Professor of Old Testament Science and Early Jewish Religious History, University of Zürich

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

The Bible sometimes plays a major role in current, political discourses, especially in the United States. As a project, public theology supports efforts to let the Bible speak to contemporary, public concerns. But using the Bible in this way involves many potential traps. How can a 2000 year old book provide guidance for social and political challenges? Should it do so at all? This lecture argues...   More >

Science and the Mortuary Landscape: Sather Lecture Series: A Bronze Age Greek State in Formation

Lecture | March 7 | 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.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Atif Mian, Asim Khawaja, Maroof Syed, and Saad Gulzar | On "Evidence-based Economic Policy" in Pakistan

Lecture | March 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Atif Mian, Professor, Economics, Public Policy and Finance (Princeton University) and Co-Founder & Board Member, Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP); Asim I. Khwaja, Professor, International Finance and Development (Harvard University) and Co-Founder & Board Member, Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP); Maroof A. Syed, President & CEO, Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP) and Director of Pakistan Strategy & Development, Evidence for Policy Design (EPOD-Harvard); Saad Gulzar, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Stanford University

 Munis Faruqui, Chair, Institute for South Asia Studies, Associate Professor of South and Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative, The Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP), Center on the Politics of Development, Master of Development Practice, Clausen Center for International Business & Policy, Center for Effective Global Action, Department of Economics

A presentation on “evidence based economic policy” in Pakistan, a new initiative led by Princeton economist, Prof. Atif Mian, Harvard economist, Prof. Asim Khawaja, Mr. Maroof Syed, CEO of Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP), and Saad Gulzar, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Stanford University.

Jenni Monet | “The State of Indigenous Journalism”

Lecture | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Logan Multimedia Center (Room 142)

 Graduate School of Journalism

Jenni Monet is an award-winning journalist who writes about Indigenous rights and injustice for such publications as The LA Times, The Guardian, the Center for Investigative Reporting and others. Jenni received top honors for her coverage of the Dakota Access Pipeline battle in which she chronicled the movement for six consecutive months, resulting in her arrest and ultimately her acquittal....   More >

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Carbon capture and redirection for enhanced wastewater treatment: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Lecture | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Maureen Njoki Kinyua, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Using Learner-Generated Work as Source Materials for a Language Revitalization Course

Lecture | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Julia Nee, PhD Candidate, Linguistics

 Berkeley Language Center

Over the past two years, Julia Nee has been working on language revitalization initiatives with speakers and learners of Teotitlán del Valle Zapotec (TdVZ), an indigenous language spoken by approximately 3,500 people in Oaxaca, Mexico. One of her projects focuses on the development and implementation of several two-week intensive language camps for children ages 5-12.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

SOLD OUT: Colorful Pigments, Colorful Dyes: The Chemistry of Color with Dr. Margareta Séquin

Lecture | March 9 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This talk, which includes a walk, is a wonderful introduction to the chemistry of color and to the special structures of colorful plant substances, including those that can be used as dyes on fibers. Learn about anthocyanins, tannins, flavonoids, and more!

$20 / $15 UCBG Member

 SOLD OUT - email gardenprograms@berkeley.edu to be added to the waitlist.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Design Field Notes: Caricia Catalani

Lecture | March 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Dr. Caricia Catalani is a Director of Design for Health and Design Research at IDEO Palo Alto. Caricia’s passion for design and research science drives impactful ways to improve health and human rights around the world.

At IDEO, Caricia combines human-centered design and qualitative and quantitative research methods to build high-impact innovations in health. Caricia’s work at IDEO is focused...   More >

Leading with Creative Confidence: Tom Kelley of IDEO in Conversation with Rich Lyons

Lecture | March 11 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Tom Kelley; Rich Lyons

 Arts + Design, Haas School of Business, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Tom Kelley is a Partner at IDEO, and Chairman of the Tokyo-based venture capital firm D4V (Design for Ventures). He is also the author of three successful books including The Art of Innovation and the New York Times bestseller Creative Confidence, which he wrote with his brother, IDEO founder David Kelley. As a leading speaker, Tom has addressed business audiences in more than thirty countries on...   More >

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

New Approaches to the Prague Spring

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

 Timothy Scott Brown, Northeastern University, Boston

 Institute of European Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

The Prague Spring, a movement of reform Communism instituted in Czechoslovakia under Alexander Dubcek in early 1968 and crushed by Soviet force of arms in August of the same year, has been interpreted overwhelmingly according to a liberal narrative ending in the “Velvet Revolution” of 1989. To be sure, the relevance of the experiment in “Socialism with a Human Face” for the Europe-wide uprisings...   More >

Timothy Scott Brown

PLANTS + PEOPLE Lunchtime Lectures : Among the Marshes: The Tebtunis Papyri at The Bancroft Library

Lecture | March 12 | 12-1 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The ancient Egyptian site of Tebtunis lies at the southern edge of the Fayum depression, a fertile region in the western desert fed by a branch of the Nile. Today, as in antiquity, this area was exploited for its rich agricultural production, which led to the establishment of new settlements by the Ptolemaic kings around the 4th century BCE. In her talk, Emily Cole will provide a glimpse into...   More >

Free for Members or with Garden Admission; Free for UC Berkeley Students, Staff and Faculty

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View from the Top: Gary Dickerson: Navigating the Perfect Storm: A New Semiconductor Playbook for the AI Era

Lecture | March 12 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor

 Gary Dickerson, President and CEO, Applied Materials

 College of Engineering

The pace of change is accelerating with technology promising an ever-brighter future. Artificial intelligence and big data will touch many areas of our lives, transforming industries and the global economy. To unlock the full potential of AI and Big Data, we need a new industry playbook for semiconductor design and manufacturing.

Emma Chubb | “Measured and Discrete: Artist-Architect Collaborations in Morocco"

Lecture | March 12 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Emma Chubb, Smith College

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

During the period of repression and emigration known as the Years of Lead, the Faraoui and de Mazières architecture firm in Rabat commissioned site-specific artworks for building projects across Morocco. Called “integrations” by the architects and praised by the art critic Toni Maraini as “measured and discrete,” the commissions included works by Farid Belkahia, Mohammed Chebaa, and Mohammed...   More >

Chern Lectures: The (in)compatibility of 3 and 5 dimensional Heisenberg geometry with Lebesgue spaces

Lecture | March 12 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Simons Institute, Auditorium,

 Assaf Naor, Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss the longstanding bi-Lipschitz embedding problem in $\mathbb R^k$, and how over the years it became intertwined with the embeddability properties of the Heisenberg groups into $L_p(\mu )$ spaces. We will explain a recent completion of this project, which exhibits unexpected twists, decisive applications to longstanding open questions in algorithms and metric geometry, and...   More >

Mosse Lecture: Ulrike Ottinger

Lecture | March 12 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Filmmaker in residence Ulrike Ottinger presents an illustrated lecture discussing her approach to the visual design of her films, as well as her research methods for a nonfiction film project like Chamisso’s Shadow.

Life and Career of Aaron Green

Lecture | March 12 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Wurster Gallery, Room 121

 Allan Wright Green; Jan Novie

 Environmental Design Archives

Join us for our third Gallery Talk this academic year with Allan Wright Green and Jan Novie!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Wurster Gallery, Room 121

6:30 to 7pm- Light Refreshments
7 to 8pm - Lecture

Free to UC Berkeley Students, Staff, Faculty, and Friends of the EDA

Suggested $10 donation for those outside UC Berkeley

Daily Life in the Abyss: Genocide Diaries, 1915-1918

Lecture | March 12 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Vahe Tachjian, Chief Editor of the Berlin-based Houshamdyan website, Houshamdyan

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program

In 1915, two Armenian families (the Bogharians and the Tavukjians) were deported from Ayntab (in the Ottoman Empire), together with many other Armenian inhabitants of the town. They were forcibly resettled, first in Hama and then in the nearby town of Salamiyya (today in Syria). Two diaries written by members of these families have come down to us: one by Father Nerses Tavukjian, the other by...   More >

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

A Field of Autocratic Temptation: European Soccer and its Actors

Lecture | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Timm Beichelt, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)

 Institute of European Studies

While soccer officials often insist that sports and politics belong to different spheres, the opposite seems to be true. With frames like “success”, “unlimited competition”, and “team loyalty”, soccer heavily influences the pre-political sphere in European states. In the field of soccer, basic dispositions with regard to the legitimacy of an economized life and the definition of local or...   More >

Timm Beichelt

Continuity and Change in Landscape Use: Examples from Iwate, Northern Japan

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

 Junko Habu, Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat with Anthony Long: How to Be Free: An Ancient Guide to the Stoic Life

Lecture | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Born a slave, the ancient Roman Stoic philosopher Epictetus taught that mental freedom is supreme, since it can liberate one anywhere, even in a prison. Long presents a new edition of Epictetus’s famed handbook on Stoicism.

CANCELLED: Mehnaz Afridi "The Role of Muslims in the Holocaust"

Lecture | March 13 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Dr. Mehnaz Afridi, Manhattan College

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Unfortunately, this event has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Self-fulfilling Prophecies in Schooling: Wherein Lies their Power

Lecture | March 13 | 3:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Rhona Weinstein, PH.D., Professor Emrtita, UC Berkeley, Department of Psychology

 Department of Psychology

In this talk, I reflect on a career-long journey as a community psychologist, investigating the dynamics of how beliefs about ability can become self-fulfilling prophecies in educational settings. Such expectancy effects either foster growth or constrain it. From descriptive to intervention research (untracking a high school, new school design, and policy), I explore these discoveries in...   More >

A Tribute to Political Activist Marielle Franco

Lecture | March 13 | 4-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Tiana Paschel, UC Berkeley; Cidinha da Silva

 Department of History, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for the Study of Sexual Culture

A tribute to Marielle Franco, Brazilian politician and human rights activist.

Chern Lectures: Extension, discretization, and quantitative differentiation

Lecture | March 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Simons Institute, Auditorium,

 Assaf Naor, Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss questions about the relation between discrete phenomena and their continuous counterparts. This relates to extension of partially defined functions, Bourgain’s work on discretization and almost extension for a quantitative version of Ribe’s rigidity theorem, and differentiation questions that are well understood as infinitesimal phenomena but their macroscopic counterparts...   More >

What’s Theology Got to Do with It? An Eighteenth-Century Chinese Emperor Debating Religions and Christianity

Lecture | March 13 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Eugenio Menegon, Associate Professor of Chinese History, Boston University; Collaborative Scholar, Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, Boston College

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

In his Lettres chinoises, indiennes et tartares, Voltaire republished “a note by the good Kangxi Emperor to the Peking Jesuits” as follows: “The emperor is surprised to see you so stubborn in your ideas. Why would you worry so much about a world where you have not been yet? Enjoy the present. Your God must be pained by your preoccupations...   More >

Calculation and Cosmography: Formal Continuities in Buddhist Art along the Gansu Corridor, from Dunhuang to Labrang Monastery

Lecture | March 13 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Jon Soriano, UC Berkeley

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

While the art history of the overland silk road seems distinguished by its continual flux, as disparate visual regimes flowed in and out over the centuries, the art in question is also marked by strong formal continuities specific to its regions, as well as certain adaptations to global paradigms. This talk adopts Kublerian concepts of 'shape' and 'sequence' to identify a formal series...   More >

2019 Oppenheimer Lecture: Teaching for Learning: What I have learned from learning research

Lecture | March 13 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Helen R. Quinn, Professor Emeritus, SLAC

 Department of Physics

I will talk about the ideas and research base underlying the "Framework for k-12 Science Education" and the vision for "three-dimensional learning" as defined by that document.

Helen R. Quinn

How We Lived: the Houshamadyan Project

Lecture | March 13 | 7:30-9 p.m. | St. Vartan Church, John Marukian Hall

 650 Spruce Street, Oakland, CA 94610

 Vahe Tachjian, Chief Editor of the Berlin-based Houshamdyan website, Houshamdyan

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program

Houshamadyan was born from this simple and powerful idea: we should bring back to life the cities, towns, and villages in which Armenians lived in the Ottoman Empire by reconstructing our inheritance – the rich memory of the lives of our ancestors. Houshamadyan is a non-profit organization founded in Berlin in 2010. The website www.houshamadyan.org appears in three languages: Armenian, English,...   More >

Mario Savio Memorial Lecture and Young Activist Award: Free Speech in Angry Times

Lecture | March 13 | 8-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy, UC Berkeley

 March for Our Lives

 College of Letters & Science, Goldman School of Public Policy, Library

The Mario Savio Memorial Lecture and Young Activist Award are presented annually to honor the memory of Mario Savio (1942-1996), a spokesperson for Berkeley's Free Speech Movement of 1964, and the spirit of moral courage and vision which he and countless other activists of his generation exemplified; to promote the ideas and values he struggled to advance throughout his life; and to recognize and...   More >

 Free admission. Open to the public; first come, first served.

Professor Robert Reich

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Making Dreamer: An Oratorio of Immigration with Nilo Cruz

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

 Nilo Cruz

 Arts + Design

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 Dreamers—undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children—and 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

 Global Urban Humanities

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 >

How to Challenge Scandinavian Colonial Amnesia

Lecture | March 14 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 308 A Doe Library

 Elizabeth Hunter, African American Studies & African Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley

 Leigh Raiford, African American Studies & African Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley

 Jeannette Ehlers

 Institute of European Studies, Nordic Studies Program, Department of African American Studies

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 >

Jeannette Ehlers

BIDS Data Science Lecture: The statistical mechanics of big data

Lecture | March 14 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 John Harte, Professor, Energy & Resources Group, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Constrained maximization of information entropy yields least biased probability distributions and provides a framework for construction of complex systems theory. From physics to

Decolonizing World History

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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World-renowned decolonialist and a founder of Liberation Philosophy,Dr. Dussel visits us from UNAM in Mexico!

Celebrating Black Girls in Libertaory Spaces

Lecture | March 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

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

Exhibit Premiere: Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

Lecture | March 14 | 4-6 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. 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.

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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

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

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 >

Zizi Papacharissi

The Life and Times of a Gay Brazilian Revolutionary

Lecture | March 14 | 4-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 James N. Green, Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Professor of Latin American History, Brown University

 Department of History, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for the Study of Sexual Culture

Priya Moorjani | Reconstructing South Asian Population History using Genetic Data

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

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Center for Computational Biology, Population Center, Population Science, Department of Demography

Talk by molecular biologist and geneticist, Professor Priya Moorjani.

Minoan Missionaries: Sather Lecture Series: A Bronze Age Greek State in Formation

Lecture | March 14 | 5:30 p.m. | 142 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.

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

 Department of German

Abstract: If money’s 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 example—Ulrich Peltzer’s 2015 novel Das bessere Leben, a work whose very title...   More >

Jonathan Tate, Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Development + Design

Lecture | March 14 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Jonathan Tate, Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Development + Design

Friday, March 15, 2019

Design Innovation from Nature Lecture: Robert Lang

Lecture | March 15 | 12-1 p.m. |  310 Jacobs Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRI, MAR 15, 12pm in 310 Jacobs Hall. Join us for a talk with origami artist and scientist Robert J. Lang titled From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: The Art and Science of Origami. Open to all!

Opportunities for greywater reuse at different scales: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Lecture | March 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Eberhard Morgenroth, Professor, Process Engineer in Urban Water Management, Swiss Federal institute of Technology Zürich (ETH) and Aquatic Science and Technology(Eawag)

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

3D Modeling and Development of Cultural Heritage and Environmental Assets

Lecture | March 15 | 2-3 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Rossella Franchino, Università degli Studi della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli” (Italy); Nicola Pisacane, Università degli Studi della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli” (Italy)

 Archaeological Research Facility

Survey and 3D modeling techniques today make possible the fruition and the sustainable renewal of buildings, objects, places even if inaccessible, destroyed or only partially preserved. The theme will be developed through the presentation of case studies in Campania Region - Italy.

Dennis Discher, 2019 Distinguished Lecture in Bioengineering: Mechanosensing: from Scaling in ‘Omics and Nuclear Rupture to a Macrophage Checkpoint in Cancer

Lecture | March 15 | 3-4 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Dennis Discher, University of Pennsylvania

 Bioengineering (BioE)

The Department of Bioengineering is pleased to welcome distinguished professor and alumnus, Dennis E. Discher, as the 2019 Distinguished Lecturer in Bioengineering.
Reception to follow.

Chern Lectures: Nonpositive curvature is not coarsely universal

Lecture | March 15 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Simons Institute, Auditorium,

 Assaf Naor, Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss coarse embeddings into Alexandrov spaces of nonpositive or nonnegative curvature. By studying subtle invariants that initially arose within the Ribe program and discretization questions, we will answer a question of Gromov (1993) about the coarse universality of Hadamard spaces. Connections to important questions such as the existence of super-expanders will be explained.

Jennifer Scappettone: Agitation of a Copper Lyre: Geopoetics of Entanglement vs./within the Wireless Imagination

Lecture | March 15 | 7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Jennifer Scappettone, Associate Professor, University of Chicago English

 Department of English

Jennifer Scappettone works at the juncture of scholarly research, translation, and the literary arts, on the page and off. She is the author of the books From Dame Quickly: Poems (Litmus Press, 2009), Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice (Columbia University Press, 2014), and The Republic of Exit 43: Outtakes & Scores from an Archaeology and Pop-Up Opera of the Corporate Dump (Atelos,...   More >

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Stories of Migration: Dreamers Libretto reading with Nilo Cruz

Lecture | March 17 | 1:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Cal Performances

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz leads a read-through of his Dreamers libretto, with commentary and Q&A moderated by Sabrina Klein, Cal Performances' director of artistic literacy. Free and open to the public.

Monday, March 18, 2019

David Dunn

Lecture | March 18 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

The CNMAT Users Group presents: David Dunn

David Dunn is a composer and sound artist. He will be presenting on his recent work in large-scale meta-soundscape recording and invertebrate intervention research.

This Event is Free and Open to the Public

Defining Roles. Representations of Lumumba and his Independence Speech in Congolese and Belgian Literature

Lecture | March 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Lieselot De Taeye, Institute of European Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute of European Studies, Center for African Studies

On June 30th 1960, Congo declared its independence from Belgium. In his speech at the ceremony, the Belgian King Baudouin applauded the work of his countrymen during the colonial period, calling his great-granduncle Leopold II, who was responsible for the death of approximately ten million Congolese people, a ‘genius’. Patrice Lumumba, the first Congolese Prime Minister, gave a now-famous speech...   More >

Lieselot De Taeye

‘Don’t Fall off the Earth’: The Armenian Communities in China from the 1880s to 1950s

Lecture | March 18 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Khatchig Mouradian, Lecturer in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program

Hundreds of Armenians journeyed eastward to China in the late 19th century in search of opportunity, anchoring themselves in major cities, as well as in Harbin, a town that rose to prominence with the construction of the Chinese Eastern Railway. A few thousand others arrived in the region escaping the Armenian Genocide and turmoil in the Caucasus in the years that followed. Many of these...   More >

Maxwell, Rankine, Airy and Modern Structural Engineering Design

Lecture | March 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Bill Baker, NAE, FREng, Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Behind the Curtain Translational Medicine Lecture

Lecture | March 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 410 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Mar. 18 – Rajan Patel and Kate Stephenson
iO Design

These lectures highlight real-world experiences of leaders in the health technologies space. Looking beyond the initial excitement of a concept, industry veterans discuss the heavy lifting on many fronts that gets new ideas out of the lab and into the clinic.

Design Field Notes: Ben Allen

Lecture | March 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Ben Allen is a PhD candidate in Stanford University’s interdisciplinary Modern Thought and Literature program, where he studies gender and the history of software. His current work focuses on the development of COBOL and other early business programming languages.

About Design Field Notes:
Each informal talk in this pop-up series brings a design practitioner to a Jacobs Hall teaching studio...   More >

Russian Nature Lyric, Short Forms: Tyutchev, Mandelstam, Glazova

Lecture | March 18 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Luba Golburt, Associate Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Slavic Graduate Colloquium Spring 2019 Series

Spring 2019 Distinguished Guest Lecture: Renisa Mawani

Lecture | March 18 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Center for Race and Gender, Institute for South Asia Studies, Canadian Studies Program (CAN)), Townsend Center for the Humanities

The Center for Race & gender Presents its Spring 2019 Distinguished Guest Lecture:

Renisa Mawani
Across Oceans of Law

On Digital Colonialism and 'Other' Futures

Lecture | March 18 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Morehshin Allahyari, Artist, Activist, Educator

 Berkeley Center for New Media, Art Practice Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Stanford University

Presented by Berkeley Center for New Media and co-sponsored with the Art Practice Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series, the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and Stanford University

For her talk Morehshin Allahyari will discuss some of her previous projects focused on topics such as 3D fabrication, activism, digital colonialism, monstrosity and...   More >


On Digital Colonialism and 'Other' Futures

Lecture | March 18 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Osher Theater, BAMPFA

 Morehshin Allahyari

 Berkeley Center for New Media, Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Stanford University

For her talk Morehshin Allahyari will discuss some of her previous projects focused on topics such as 3D fabrication, activism, digital colonialism, monstrosity and fabulation. She will use this talk as a platform to show the possibilities of art-making beyond aesthetics or visualization. She will posit and contextualize “a position outside” that asks difficult questions and suggests alternative...   More >

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Camptown Races: Blackface Minstrelsy, Stephen Foster, and Americanization in Japanese Internment Camps

Lecture | March 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Dr. Rhae Lynn Barnes, Assistant Professor of History, Princeton University

 Department of History

This talk will contextualize the recent blackface scandals in Virginia by examining the central role amateur blackface minstrel shows played in the United States government. In the century spanning the end of the Civil War to the birth of the Civil Rights Movement (an era called “Jim Crow,” after the first blackface character), the American government refocused domestic and foreign policy...   More >

Dr. Rhae Lynn Barnes

Helke Sander's dffb Cinema, 1968 and West Germany's Feminist Movement

Lecture | March 19 | 2-3 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Christina Gerhardt, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

 Institute of European Studies

Helke Sander was a key figure of the early dffb (Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin), where she studied between 1966 and 1969. Returning to her political organizing and her films of the era revises three crucial narratives:
1. it expands narratives about 1968 to include the establishment of feminism as part of it (The Tomatenwurf), which is often read as a 1970s phenomenon;
2. it...   More >

Christina Gerhardt

Citrin Center for Public Opinion

Lecture | March 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 8th floor Social Science Matrix Conference Room

 Morris Levy, Professor, University of Southern California; Cecilia Mo, Professor, UC Berkeley; Cara Wong, Professor, University of Illinois

 Laura Stoker, Professor, UC Berkeley

 Department of Political Science, Social Science Matrix, Citrin Center for Public Opinion, Berkeley Law, Institute of International Studies, Insitute for the study of Societal Issues

American Opinion on Immigration: Implications for Policy

Wai Wai Nu | On Rohingya Citizenship Rights: Talk followed by community updates by UC Berkeley's Rohingya Working Group

Lecture | March 19 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Wai Wai Nu, Visiting Scholar, Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley

 Eric Stover, Faculty Director of the Human Rights Center and Adjunct Professor of Law and Public Health, UC Berkeley

 Yoshika Crider, PhD Student | Energy & Resources Group

 Samira Siddique, MS PhD Student | Energy & Resources Group

 The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies, Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Human Rights Center

A lecture on the Rohingya Crisis

Faculty Research Lecture: Life History and Learning: When (and Why) Children Are Better Learners than Both Adults and A.I.: Faculty Research Lecture by Alison Gopnik

Lecture | March 19 | 4-5 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Alison Gopnik, Professor of Psychology and Affiliate Professor of Philosophy

 Academic Senate

Alison Gopnik received her B.A. from McGill University and her Ph.D. from Oxford University. She is an internationally recognized leader in the study of cognitive science and of children’s learning and development and was one of the founders of the field of “theory of mind,” an originator of the “theory theory” of children’s development, and, more recently, introduced the idea that probabilistic...   More >

Islamophobia Series, Episode 2: Islamophobia and Bullying in K-12

Lecture | March 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

Amna Salameh has a background in education, she serves on both the Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) committee and the Office of Educational Equity (OEE) committee at the Elk Grove Unified School District. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Louisiana State University, and finished her Master of Arts in Education, with a concentration in Curriculum...   More >

The Specter Haunting Singapore: Why the People's Action Party Cannot Get Over Operation Coldstore

Lecture | March 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Dr. Thum Ping Tjin, Managing Director, New Naratif

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

This talk looks at the significance for Singapore's history of "Operation Coldstore" - the 1963 arrest and detention without trial of over 112 opposition politicians, trade unionists, and political activists on grounds of a communist conspiracy - including how it has shaped Singapore's governance, and why it matters to the ruling party today.

Thum Ping Tjin

Universal Coverage: Is “Medicare for All” the answer?

Lecture | March 19 | 5-7 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Colloquia

 Public Health, School of

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Around Arthur Szyk: Berkeley Scholars on Art and History: Visual Judaica: Jewish Icons and Collecting Patterns in the early 20th century

Lecture | March 19 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The highly decorative works of Arthur Szyk contain key Jewish visual elements such as the Lion of Judah, the dove, and the seven spices mentioned in the bible as typical of the Land of Israel. These themes are repeated in Szyk’s oeuvre throughout his life and can be found in his early pieces ("Book of Esther," 1925) as well as in later ones ("Pathways Through the Bible," 1946). In this talk, we...   More >

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