<< August 2019 >>

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Astronomy Night at UC Berkeley

Lecture | August 1 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Josh Dillon, UC Berkeley

 Department of Astronomy

The August 2019 installment of our Astro Night series will be on August 1. UC Berkeley postdoctoral fellow Josh Dillon will talk about using radio telescopes to make 3D maps of hydrogen in the early universe.

As always, come join us at Campbell Hall on the UC Berkeley campus for a FREE night of astronomy and stargazing on the roof with our fleet of telescopes.

News from the Ice Age: Mobility, Connectivity and Home or How Our Ice Age Ancestors Might Tell Us Something about Adapting to Climate Challenges

Lecture | August 1 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Hillside Club

 2286 Cedar, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Meg Conkey, Professor emerita, Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

I will relate some of this research that has focused on what we call a landscape archaeology, and on trying to understand the lives and life-spaces of our ancestors in a wider social context.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Partition and Generational Impacts of PTSD: The 1947 Partition Archive

Lecture | August 4 | 2-4 p.m. | The 1947 Partition Archive Berkeley HQ, Suite 1

 1840 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703

 Shaili Jain MD

 Institute for South Asia Studies

Dr. Shaili Jain, M.D. (Stanford University) on 'The Unspeakable Mind: Stories of Trauma and Healing from the frontlines of PTSD Science

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Ways of Seeing Tobacco in Cultures, Past and Present

Lecture | August 10 | 1-4 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology | Canceled

 Kathleen Harrison, Botanical Dimensions

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Explore the historical, cultural, spiritual and protective aspects of this complex plant teacher from various traditions around the world.

Domesticated from the wild by indigenous people of South America, tobacco has been a sacred tool for native people for millennia. In the animist view, tobacco may be both powerful prayer medicine and a very tricky spirit being. Tobacco use took the European...   More >


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Spotlight on Iran-US Relations: A talk by Karim Sadjadpour

Lecture | August 10 | 3-5 p.m. | 145 Dwinelle Hall

 Karim Sadjadpour, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies

Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies, San Francisco State University proudly presents the first lecture in its new series, “Spotlight on Iran-US Relations,” featuring a talk by Iran scholar Karim Sadjadpour . This event is co-sponsored by UC Berkeley Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Berkeley Lecture Series, and Persian Center. “Spotlight on Iran-US Relations” aims to bring experts and our local...   More >

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Yogendra Yadav | Politics after Modi: Hegemony and Counter-Hegemony

Lecture | August 13 | 12-2 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall

 Yogendra Yadav, Indian politician, psephologist and academic

 Pranab Bardhan, Professor of Graduate School at the Department of Economics

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Master of Development Practice, Institute of International Studies

A talk by Yogendra Yadav, Indian politician, activist and well known election analyst.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Science Lecture - Black Holes, Big and Small- A laser-guided adaptive optics view

Lecture | August 17 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Jessica Lu, Department of Astronomy


Black holes come in at least two varieties. Supermassive black holes lay at the centers of galaxies and, while not theoretically predicted, have been definitively proven to exist using observations of stars’ orbits at the heart of the Milky Way. Stellar mass black holes are predicted to exist in large numbers — 100 million in our Galaxy alone — but only two dozen have been found, all in binaries....   More >

A laser beam directed toward the centre of the Milky Way. Image:ESO/Yuri Beletsky

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Lecture by Harvard Prof. David Wilkins

Lecture | August 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | The Law Building, Warren Room

 Berkeley Law

Professor Wilkins is the Lester Kissel Professor of Law, Vice Dean for Global Initiatives on the Legal Profession, and Faculty Director of the Center on the Legal Professor and the Center for Lawyers and the Professional Services Industry at Harvard Law School.
His lecture will be introduced by Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky.

The Archaeology of Beer

Lecture | August 22 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Christine Hastorf, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Join us for a lecture from Christine Hastorf, Ph.D. on the history of beer through an archaeological lens. How long have people been making beer? Where did beer making traditions first begin? How do ancient beer making traditions compare to those in practice around the world today? This lecture is hosted alongside the Hearst Museum's current exhibit - Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: The...   More >


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Monday, August 26, 2019

A Conversation with Tommy Orange: An On the Same Page event

Lecture | August 26 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Tommy Orange, Author

 Beth Piatote, Professor, Native American Studies, UC Berkeley

 College of Letters & Science

Tommy Orange, whose novel There There is the featured text for On the Same Page 2019, will be interviewed onstage by Professor Beth Piatote.

 Free and open to all.

Tommy Orange, photo credit Elena Siebert

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Marzana Kamal | Wives Left Behind: A Study of the Impact of Men’s International Labour Migration on their Wives in Bangladesh

Lecture | August 27 | 12-2 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall

 Marzana Kamal, PhD Candidate, Sociology and Social Policy, Bangor University, Gwynedd, UK

 Sanchita Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Berkeley Master of Development Practice, Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice, Center for Initiative on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights Race and Gender, American Medical Women's Association at Berkeley

A talk by Marzana Kamal on the intersectionality of migration, patriarchy and religion in Bangladesh through an exploration of male labour migration and it's impact on the wives that get left behind in Bangladesh.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

MVZ Lunch Seminar - Jochen Wolf

Lecture | August 28 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Join us for our first MVZ Lunch Seminar of the semester this Wednesday, August 28 at 12 pm,.

Speaker: Jochen Wolf, Chair and Professor of Evolutionary Biology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

Title: "Birds of a feather flock together: Speciation genomics in crows. Location: 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, Grinnell-Miller Library – please let the receptionist know you...   More >

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Mimi Zeiger: Design, Citizenship, and the Need to Envision Tomorrow

Lecture | August 29 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Mimi Zeiger

 Arts + Design

Mimi Zeiger, critic, editor, and curator

Cocurator of the US Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, Mimi Zeiger will give insight into the curatorial practices and research that led to the Biennale exhibition, Dimensions of Citizenship, as well as the upcoming exhibition Soft Schindler at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture.
Interrogating the spatial conditions of design and...   More >

Friday, August 30, 2019

Members' Walk: Asia

Lecture | August 30 | 2-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Eric Hupperts

 Botanical Garden

Garden members are invited to take a free in-depth look into the Asian Collection with Horticulturist Eric Hupperts. This stunning collection includes much of the Asian continent with the majority coming from temperate climate and subtropical areas of China, Japan, Korea, Siberia, the Kamchatka Peninsula, and the Himalayas.

Please note that this walk may feature pathways with stairs and...   More >

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