<< January 2020 >>

Monday, January 13, 2020

The Korean Peninsula Peace Process: Opportunities and Challenges

Lecture | January 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180

 Chung-in Moon, Special Advisor to the ROK President for Foreign Affairs and National Security

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), East Asia Foundation

President Moon Jae-in has undertaken an ambitious Korean peace initiative since May 2017. Under this initiative, he successfully transformed the year of acute crisis in 2017 into a new beginning of peace in 2018. However, as the Hanoi summit between President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un in late February failed to produce any agreement, his peace initiative is facing major challenges. Whereas...   More >

Chung-in Moon

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Tech for Good: A French vision for the 4th industrial revolution

Lecture | January 14 | 11 a.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Philippe Étienne, Ambassador of France to the United States

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Ambassador of France to the US, Philippe Etienne, for a special talk Tech for Good: A French vision for the 4th industrial revolution, on Jan. 14 in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building at 11 a.m.

The Pinch: Have the Old Stolen the Future of the Young?: A talk with David Willetts

Lecture | January 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Rt Hon. Lord David Willetts, President of the Advisory Council and Intergenerational Centre, Resolution Foundation

 Department of Demography, Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging (CEDA)

A talk with the David Willetts, author of The Pinch, former Member of Parliament, now member of the House of Lords, and former Minister for Universities and Science in the Cameron cabinet.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Curator’s Talk: Apsara DiQuinzio on Ron Nagle

Lecture | January 15 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join exhibition curator Apsara DiQuinzio for an engaging, expert tour of Ron Nagle: Handsome Drifter. DiQuinzio, BAMPFA’s senior curator of modern and contemporary art and Phyllis C. Wattis MATRIX Curator, offers insights into Nagle’s work from several angles, including his history at UC Berkeley, the Bay Area context, and his interest in Surrealism.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Earthquakes in our Backyard: UCB CLEAR PubScience Event

Lecture | January 16 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Little Hill Lounge

 10753 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito, CA 94530

 Peggy Hellweg, UC Berkeley

 UC Berkeley CLEAR

The Hayward Fault, in our East Bay backyard, is a big earthquake hazard. What have we learned recently? What are we doing to improve earthquake outcomes? What can you do to be prepared?

Friday, January 17, 2020

View from the Top: Dr. Morris Chang (CANCELED): In conversation with Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu

Lecture | January 17 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor | Canceled

 Dr. Morris Chang, Founder, Former Chairman and CEO, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)

 Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley College of Engineering

View from the Top: Dr. Morris Chang

After the Algorithm: Making Machine Learning Work in Healthcare

Lecture | January 17 | 3-4 p.m. | Genentech Hall, UCSF, Genentech Hall Room N114

 600 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94158

 Leonard D’Avolio, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Cyft

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science, UCSF Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute

Abstract: In his talk, titled "After the Algorithm: Making Machine Learning Work for Healthcare," Leonard D'Avolio, Ph.D. shares lessons learned from 15 years of experience designing, developing, and deploying machine learning-enabled systems in academic, government, philanthropic, and industrial healthcare environments. This talk is a painfully honest view of the promise and potential of machine...   More >

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Science Lecture - The Hidden world of vibrations

Lecture | January 18 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Damian O. Elias, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management

 Science@Cal

As humans, our appreciation of the natural world is tied to our senses and the sights, sounds, and smells we experience. Recent scientific research however has shown just how limited this viewpoint is. The majority of life on earth use sights, sounds, and smells that are imperceptible to humans and with the help of technology, researchers have finally started to open up this hidden world. In this...   More >

The hidden world of vibrations

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

NASA Berkeley Aviation Data Science Seminar

Lecture | January 22 – May 6, 2020 every Wednesday | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science, UAM@Berkeley, Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies

Find more information on the BIDS Events list: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

The Pompeii Artifact Life History Project - Characterizing and Comparing Three Residential Artifact Assemblages

Lecture | January 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 J. Theodore Peña, Department of Classics, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

The Pompeii Artifact Life History Project (PALHIP) is a long-term UC Berkeley Classics research project designed to shed light on various aspects of the life history of portable artifacts in the Roman town of Pompeii and selected sites in its environs.

UC Berkeley Geosystems Group Wednesday Lecture Series: Port of San Francisco - Geotechnical Challenges and Approach for Risk-Based Seismic Assessment

Lecture | January 22 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Davis Hall, 406 Davis Hall

 Thaleia Travasarou, Geoconsulting Service Line Manager, Fugro

 UC Berkeley Geoengineering Society

The three-mile long Port of San Francisco northern Seawall was built more than a century ago to reclaim hundreds of acres of tidal mudflat and transform them into a major deep water port. The Seawall was constructed by dredging a trench through soft Young Bay Mud, hundreds of feet bayward of the original shoreline, filling the trench with rock, and building a bulkhead wall. The Seawall retains up...   More >

At the Movies: Streaming, #MeToo, Oscars and More

Lecture | January 22 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight & Salvage

 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94611

 Harry Chotiner, NYU School for Professional Studies

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Join us for a lively lecture from film historian Harry Chotiner about the state of American cinema. He’ll talk (and answer questions about) Hollywood blockbusters, indie favorites, the impact of the #MeToo movement, streaming, changes (and non-changes) in the film academy and Oscars. Plus, chat about the best, worst, and most interesting films of 2019.

 Free for OLLI @Berkeley members, and UC faculty, staff and students with ID. $10/general admission

Digital Hijras: Intersex/ tions of Postcolonial and Queer Digital Humanities

Lecture | January 22 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Rahul Gairola

 Center for New Media

The goal of this talk is to historically and critically read hijras’ (M2F transgender women’s) identities on social media platforms of Bombay Dost (BD) – namely the organization’s Facebook group page. I engage in this research as a means for complicating and extending the ways in which digital identities come together in the purview of publications in Digital India. I turn my critical acumen to...   More >

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Monument Lab: Process and Power in Public Art

Lecture | January 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Paul Farber

 Arts + Design

Paul Farber, Artistic Director and Co-founder, Monument Lab

Monument Lab works with artists, students, activists, municipal agencies, and cultural institutions on exploratory approaches to public engagement and collective memory. They cultivate and facilitate critical conversations around the past, present, and future of monuments through citywide art exhibitions, site-specific commissions,...   More >

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2nd Herma Hill Kay Memorial Lecture: The Myth of the Laboratories of Democracy: Rethinking Federalism Doctrine Featuring Heather Gerken

Lecture | January 23 | 4-6:30 p.m. | The Law Building, Warren Room, 295 Simon Hall

 Heather Gerken, Dean, Yale Law School

 Berkeley Law

The Myth of the Laboratories of Democracy: Rethinking Federalism Doctrine featuring Heather Gerken

The Herma Hill Kay Memorial Lecture

Lecture from 4-5:30 p.m. in Warren Room, 295 Simon Hall.
Reception to follow in Donor Lobby from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Heather Gerken is the Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Dean Gerken is one of the country’s leading experts...   More >

Friday, January 24, 2020

Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership

Lecture | January 24 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Professor, Department of African American Studies, Princeton University

 Social Science Matrix, Department of African American Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center of Global Metropolitan Studies

Please join us on January 24, 2020 from 12pm-1:30pm for a Matrix Lecture by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. She will discuss her book, Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership.

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Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Lyft’s Approach to Developing Self-Driving Technology

Lecture | January 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Kumar Chellapilla, Lyft

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Lyft's Kumar Chellapilla will present Lyft’s Approach to Developing Self-Driving Technology at the ITS Transportation Seminar Jan. 24 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building at 4 p.m

Monday, January 27, 2020

Robert Frank on the Psychology of Climate Change

Lecture | January 27 | 3-5 p.m. | Goldman School of Public Policy, Living Room

 Robert Frank, Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management, Cornell University

 Dan Kammen, Professor, Director of Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL), Professor in the Energy and Resources Group Energy and Resources Group (ERG), Professor of Public Policy Goldman School of Public Policy

 Goldman School of Public Policy

Robert Frank will visit the Goldman School of Public Policy on Monday, Jan. 27, from 3-5 pm in the Living Room to discuss his upcoming book, Under the Influence.

“After more than three decades, the public is finally beginning to grasp what a serious threat global warming poses. What’s missing from the climate conversation now is a plausible narrative about how we might parry this threat....   More >

The Improbable Poetics of Crime and Punishment

Lecture | January 27 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Great Matzner-Gore, Assistant Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Southern California

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

The first lecture in the Spring 2020 Slavic Graduate Colloquium Series.

"Imported" Feminism and "Indigenous" Queerness: From Backlash to Transphobic Feminism in Transnational Japanese Context (Lecture)

Lecture | January 27 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220

 Akiko Shimizu, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo

 The Program in Critical Theory

As is often the case with many countries in “the rest,” women’s and/or feminist movements in Japan have often been criticized for uncritically importing and transplanting ideas from “the West” that have no relevance to, and are sometimes even incompatible with, the “local” “indigenous” tradition, culture and society of whatever those critics imagine as “Japan.” Curiously enough, “Japan” has also...   More >

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Javier Mejia Cubillos: “Social Interactions and Contract Enforcement in the Postcolonial Arab World; Evidence from the Industrial Elite of Morocco, 1956-1982”

Lecture | January 28 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

This paper studies the role of social interactions in the business-elite activity of the postcolonial Arab world. We use mixed methods to exploit an exceptional set of interviews with members of the industrial elite of Morocco during the import-substituting-industrialization period. We find that the high risk of contractual breach characterized the business environment. In this context, business...   More >

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

NASA Berkeley Aviation Data Science Seminar

Lecture | January 22 – May 6, 2020 every Wednesday | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science, UAM@Berkeley, Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies

Find more information on the BIDS Events list: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

The Anatomy of a Standoff: Searching for Pearl Royal Hendrickson

Lecture | January 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 William A. White, III, Department of Anthropology

 Archaeological Research Facility

On July 31, 1940, African American World War I veteran Pearl Royal Hendrickson shot and killed a Federal Marshall sent to evict him from his home in the foothills overlooking Boise, Idaho. This action precipitated a standoff between Hendrickson and dozens of law enforcement officers from across Idaho.

Townsend Book Chat with Anne Walsh: Hello Leonora, Soy Anne Walsh

Lecture | January 29 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

In her response to surrealist painter Leonora Carrington’s feminist novella, The Hearing Trumpet, Anne Walsh uses a variety of media to cast herself as an “apprentice crone” who studies and rehearses the trauma of old age.

UC Berkeley Geosystems Group Wednesday Lecture Series: Design of a Near Surface Disposal Facility

Lecture | January 29 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Davis Hall, 406 Davis Hall

 Rajendram (Arul) Arulnathan, Associate Vice President, AECOM

 UC Berkeley Geoengineering Society

A confidential client proposes to develop the Near Surface Disposal Facility (NSDF) to establish a safe, local, and permanent means for the disposal of low-level radioactive waste and mixed waste at one of its sites. The NSDF is being designed, licensed, and built as an engineered containment mound (ECM). The ECM will have an operational life of 50 years and a total waste capacity of 1,000,000...   More >

Student Debt and the Financing of Higher Education

Lecture | January 29 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight & Salvage

 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Jane Wellman, Senior Advisor, College Futures Foundation; Brian Murphy, Associate (President Emeritas), UC Berkeley Center for Studies in Higher Education

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Hear from experts in the field — Jane Wellman and Brian Murphy — as they discuss the many contributing factors behind the past thirty years’ trends in higher education finance and the rise of student debt. They'll highlight some of the institutional and political interests behind the rise in indebtedness, the (so far) inadequate responses to the crisis, and whether real solutions are possible.
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 FREE to OLLI @Berkeley members, UC faculty, staff and students. $10/general admission. No RSVP required. All welcome!

Architecture Lecture: Michael Arad

Lecture | January 29 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, JAN 29, 6:30pm. Join us for a talk with the designer of the National September 11 Memorial in New York and the Emanuel Nine Memorial in Charleston. Open to all!

David Ohannessian and the Armenian Ceramics of Jerusalem

Lecture | January 29 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Sato Moughalian, Author

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

The brilliant blue-green glazes of Jerusalem’s Armenian pottery have become a distinctive feature of the Holy City, but the origins of this iconic art spring from the historic ceramics center of Kütahya, in today’s northwest Turkey, and are entwined with the genocide and deportation of Ottoman Armenians during the First World War. Ms. Moughalian’s illustrated talk will trace the historic...   More >

Thursday, January 30, 2020

We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race, Resegregation, and Public Arts

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

 Jeff Chang

 Arts + Design

Jeff Chang, Author, Vice President, Race Forward

Jeff Chang gives a talk related to his latest book, We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation. Published in 2016, it was named the Northern California Nonfiction Book of the Year, and the Washington Post declared it “the smartest book of the year.”
Jeff Chang is vice president for narrative, arts and culture at Race Forward. His books...   More >

Jeff Chang headshot

Social-Emotional Skills in the Digital Age

Lecture | January 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Inka-Kristiina Hanhivaara, Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology at Sofia University in Palo Alto; Mervi Pänkäläinen, Founder and CEO of Mightifier, Mightifier

 Institute of European Studies, Nordic Studies Program

The OECD published the latest PISA results in December 2019 on students’ academic performance and well-being. Only two-thirds of students were satisfied with their lives, a share that shrank by five points from 2015 to 2018. Almost a quarter of students reported being bullied at least a few times a month and

Mervi Pänkäläinen

The Feminism of Alexandrina Cantacuzino and the Little Entente of Women: A Historical Puzzle

Lecture | January 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Maria Bucur, John W. Hill Professor of East European History, Professor of Gender Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington

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

Between 1923 and 1930, feminists in Eastern Europe sought to build a regional network of women activists through the Little Entente of Women (LEW). Initially presided over by the Romanian conservative nationalist Alexandrina Cantacuzino, the group encompassed socialists, peasantists, liberals, and many stripes of nationalism. This paper examines Cantacuzino’s motivations and choices as leader, as...   More >

CANCELLED: Policies to Respond to the Next Influenza Pandemic: The 14th Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Lecture in Health Policy

Lecture | January 30 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll/Bechtel Room

 Tim Uyeki (MD, MPP, MPH), CDC

 Goldman School of Public Policy

This event has been cancelled due to the emerging coronavirus situation.

CRISPR Genome Editing: Emerging Technologies and Applications

Lecture | January 30 | 6-8 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), Room 505

 Geoffrey Sargent, Ph.D., CEO, Chair, GeneTether; Kevin Doxzen, Ph.D., Science Communications Specialist, Innovative Genomics Institute

 UC Berkeley Extension

Genome editing is adapting and evolving rapidly. Learn about the science behind the CRISPR technology and its real world applications.

About this Event

The impact of genome editing on technology, science and entrepreneurship is profound and promises to alter the way we address medical and agricultural problems.

At this event, designed for a general audience and anyone interested in...   More >

 FREE. Register online

Friday, January 31, 2020

Building Principled Decision Procedures for Urban Transit and Emergency Response Services

Lecture | January 31 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Abhishek Dubey, Vanderbilt University

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Vanderbilt University's Abhishek Dubey will present Building Principled Decision Procedures for Urban Transit and Emergency Response Services at the ITS Transportation Seminar Jan. 31, 2020 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Working Group in Ancient Philosophy: On First Principles in the Timaeus and Metaphysics, Lambda

Lecture | January 31 | 4:10-6 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 Wolfgang Mann, Columbia University

 Townsend Center for the Humanities