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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Understanding Redwood Giants: Using Science to Protect the Tallest Forests

Lecture | May 17 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Emily Burns, Director of Science for the Save the Redwoods League, for a morning in our Redwood Grove. Home to endangered species and notable for their remarkable carbon storage capacity, coast redwood forests stand today in a rapidly changing world.

Free with Garden Admission ($12 adult/$10 seniors), Free for UCBG Members/UC Students, Staff, Faculty

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Bancroft Library Roundtable: The Business of Silver and Gold: Comstock Mines, California Finance, and the Production of Money in the Gilded Age West, 1860-1879

Lecture | May 17 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Rick Elliott, doctoral candidate, History, and Arthur J. Quinn Memorial Fellowship recipient, The Bancroft Library, University of Illinois at Chicago

 Bancroft Library

The discovery and mining of precious metals were central to the development of the American West, from the initial gold rush in 1848 through the end of the nineteenth century. But how was the region's silver and gold actually transformed into money and how did their production affect the American economy? Drawing from The Bancroft Library's collections, Elliott explores these questions.

Tlingit Story-Telling

Lecture | May 17 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Mr. Bob Sam, Member of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska

 Archaeological Research Facility, Department of Anthropology, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Making Faces, Forensic Art and Facial Identification

Lecture | May 17 | 6-8 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber Hall

 Gloria Louise Nusse, San Francisco State University

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

About this Lounge Lecture:
Forensic Facial reconstruction and the anatomy of the face combine to aid in the identification of unidentified remains. This lecture will present history and current use of this unique combination of science, art and the face.

About the Speaker:
Gloria Louise Nusse is a Scientific Sculptor with a Master's degree in Biological Anthropology. She is also an anatomist...   More >