Lecture | September 5 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall
Online platforms today are being used in deplorably diverse ways. How can technology companies allow the free flow of ideas while reining in abuses?
Lecture | September 5 | 7-9 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Marta Segarra, Research Professor, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France; Professor of Gender Studies and French Studies at Universitat de Barcelona, Spain; Visiting Scholar, the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs, UC Berkeley
Marta Segarras lecture will consider how some beings are relegated to the external margins of the community and reduced to an anonymous mass, which is often more related to animality than to humanity. From an ecofeminist and posthuman perspective, it will also examine the possibility of a reformulation of the human community beyond the family. It will focus on how new kinship, understood as... More >
Lecture | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Nicholas Tripcevich, University of California, Berkeley Archaeological Research Facility; Chris Hoffman, University of California, Berkeley Research IT; Aaron Culich, University of California, Berkeley Research IT
This talk presents overview of changes in research support and several examples that demonstrate how research computing technologies are being applied to archaeological research on campus.
Lecture | September 6 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Wurster Gallery
Alison Isenberg, Professor of History and Co-Director, History and the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities
The Global Urban Humanities Initiative, Department of History, and the Arts Research Center are pleased to welcome Alison Isenberg, Professor of History and Co-Director of the Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, & the Humanities. She will present her new book titled, Designing San Francisco.
http://globalurbanhumanities.berkeley.edu/events/alison-isenberg-princeton-mellon-initiative-colloquium-talk. Registration opens August 1. Register online or by calling Tina Novero at 510-664-4077, or by emailing Tina Novero at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 6.
Lecture | September 6 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
WED, SEPT 6, 6:30pm. Frieda Escobedo is the fall 2017 Howard A. Friedman Visiting Professor of Practice in Architecture.
Lecture | September 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 200C Warren Hall
Adam Anderson, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities
Adam Anderson, a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities at UC Berkeley, has spent his career scanning texts in order to draw upon secondary literature in archaeology and computational linguistics. He'll describe the OCR project he is working on (described in this article), as well as how he intends to utilize the generated data: "My plan is to use a combination of analytical tools,... More >
Lecture | September 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 545 Li Ka Shing Center
Hernan Reyes, International Committee of the Red Cross
Hernán Reyes, MD, is an obstetrician and gynecologist and was medical coordinator for the International Committee of the Red Cross, specializing in prison health and medical ethics. Dr. Reyes documented prison health as well as ill-treatment, human rights violations, and torture for the ICRC in more than 45 countries around the world during his 28 years with the institution Dr. Reyes has taught... More >
Lecture | September 7 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director's Room
Its no secret that the American labor market is increasingly unequal for workers. While work for the highest earners yields ever-higher returns, work at the bottom is becoming more and more unpredictable and insecure. In addition to low wages, short tenure, few benefits, and non-standard hours, workers specifically in retail and food service often face schedules that are unstable and... More >
The Crown Jewel of our Realm: The Forgotten Story of Künzang Chöling, a Tibetan Buddhist Nunnery in Nepal
Lecture | September 7 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315
Charles Ramble, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris
In Nepals Mustang District, on the right bank of the Kali Gandaki river facing the large settlement of Tshug, is a low hill known as Gompa Gang, the convent ridge. Standing on the ridge are the ruins of a Buddhist site, Künzang Chöling, whose dilapidated condition belies the fact that it features the finest example of Nyingmapa mural art outside Tibet. Until recently, nothing else was known... More >
Lecture | September 7 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Katie Parla, http://katieparla.com/
Katie Parla, Italian food journalist and author of Tase of Rome (IACP Award Winner for Best International Cookbook 2017), joins us to discuss the history and complexity of Southern Italian cuisine.
Ejaz Hussain | Neither Transition nor Transformation: Hybridization of Civil-Military Relations in Contemporary Pakistan
Lecture | September 7 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room)
Ejaz Hussain, Independent political and defence analyst
Munis Faruqui, Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies and Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies
Talk by Independent political and defense analyst from Pakistan, Ejaz Hussain
Lecture | September 8 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)
Susanne Even, Clinical Associate Professor, Indiana University Bloomington
Berkeley Language Center
All of us perform multiple roles in our normal daily lives without necessarily being aware of it. But when it comes to learning another language, normality is suspended: learners enter a different world they cannot navigate as easily due to less developed lexical, structural and pragmatic knowledge. To improve foreign language skills, teachers employ grammar, communication and activity-oriented... More >
Lecture | September 9 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), Room 504
Rebecca Andersen, Career Services at the UC Berkeley Information School; RuthAnn Haffke, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Do you feel like you are in a rut in your career and long to do something that feels more fulfilling, even if you have no idea what that might be? Do you know you're in the wrong job but feel stuck by fear or self-doubt when you think about trying to make a change?
This workshop is tailored to help you find direction and outline steps to find (and achieve!) work you love.
In advance of the... More >