Lecture | September 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall
Raymond Pugliesi, S.E. P.E., Degenkolb Engineers
This presentation will outline the design and analysis of the new 844 seat Stanford Bing Concert Hall. The discussion will include the acoustic requirements, complex features of the structural skeleton and performance space, as well as seismic safety. The challenges faced during design and construction will also be discussed.
Lecture | September 9 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
The first lecture in the Fall 2019 Slavic Graduate Colloquium Series.
Lecture | September 9 | 4:30-6 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms
Martha Lampland, University of California, San Diego
Keynote lecture of the Graduate Student Conference:
Understanding the Countryside. Rural Europe in a Post-Global World
Martha Lampland is a Professor of Sociology and a core member of the Science Studies Program at the University of California, San Diego. Her work touches on political economy, social history, and feminist science studies, and her research focuses on Hungary, and Central... More >
Lecture | September 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Presented by the Berkeley Center for New Media
Madeline Gannon, Designer
After fifty years of promises and potential, robots are beginning to leave the lab to live in the wild with us. But how should we coexist with these intelligent, autonomous machines? In this lecture, multidisciplinary designer Madeline Gannon discusses how art and technology are merging to forge new futures for... More >
Lecture | September 10 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Pia Arboleda, Associate Professor of Filipino and Philippine Literarure, University of Hawaii at Manoa
This talk will review current research on Ifiallig orature in Barlig, on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, including the significance of Ifiallig oral traditions, the methods used in collecting orature, and the process of reviving tales through different media.
Lecture | September 10 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in date
Omar Khan, Author, Distinguished scholar, & San Francisco based historian
Asma Kazmi, Assistant Professor of Art in the Department of Art Practice
A presentation by distinguished scholar and San Francisco based historian, Omar Khan, on his new publication Paper Jewels: Postcards from the Raj, a visual tour of India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka through 500 vintage postcards (1892 to 1947).
Lecture | September 10 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Sara Eriksson, Anthropology; Erin Lawrence, Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology; Abigail Hoskins, Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology
San Francisco Society of the Archaeological Institute of America
UC Berkeley graduate students report on their summer research and experiences at different ancient sites. Sara Eriksson is interested in household archaeology and gender in Hellenistic Greece. She will talk about her work with the Kalaureia Research Program at a Poseidon sanctuary on the Greek island of Poros. Erin Lawrence studies 5th and 4th century BCE Athenian sculpture and will discuss... More >
Public Lecture by Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt: "Scaling up: is there a national vision for groundwater recharge?”
Lecture | September 10 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Bancroft Hotel, Great Hall
2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Center for Law, Energy & the Environment
Former Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt will give a public lecture on water and environmental policy. The talk will discuss groundwater recharge as a way to help achieve sustainability for our water resources, and will link this emerging technique for water stewardship to its state and national implications, and to potential large scale policy actions.
Visualizing the Complexity of Past and Future Shoreline and Near-Shore Environments over Time: Examples from Australia, Vietnam, and California
Lecture | September 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
By incorporating dynamic geomorphological processes into the environmental modeling it becomes possible to provide much more accurate depictions of the inundation and retreat of shorelines over time, their hydrodynamics, and the evolution of shoreline and near-shore ecosystems. Presented here are some examples of this approach using highly diverse datasets from Australia, Vietnam, and California.
Join UC Berkeley Master of Engineering students for an executive speaker series with leaders from different technology industries. The technology industry forms a vital part of the Northern California economy and these sessions provide an opportunity to deepen your understanding and connections. Engage with innovative leaders from top companies, deepen your industry and functional knowledge and... More >
Lecture | September 11 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Dr. Josh Meisel, Humboldt State University; Martin A. Lee, Project CBD
This talk will examine the factors contributing to the current pro-cannabis cultural shift and the surge of interest in CBD.
Lecture | September 12 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Faculty of UC Berkeley
UC Berkeley faculty join in a discussion of design and democracy.
For more information and updates, visit artsdesign.berkeley.edu.
Arts + Design Thursdays @ BAMPFA is made possible thanks to support from the Big Ideas Courses Program in the College of Letters & Science at UC Berkeley and from... More >
Lecture | September 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
David Whineray, Visiting Scholar, Center for British Studies, UC Berkeley
Major geopolitical changes are taking place within Europe, and between the United States and Europe. Brexit is the biggest geopolitical shift in Europe since the fall of the Berlin Wall. After 50 years of European integrationchampioned by successive US administrationsthe UKs exit from the EU is the first time a country has left the union. At the same time, European-US relations have become... More >
Lecture | September 12 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Haviland Commons
Alinka Gearon, Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath
Alinka Gearon is an Associate Professor in Social Work at the University of Bath, specializing in child trafficking and child protection social work. She holds a PhD in Social Work with considerable front-line practice experience working with children, abuse and exploitation. Her research explores childrens worlds, child protection and childrens rights. Her recent publication: Child... More >
Lecture | September 12 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Faculty Club
Professor of the Graduate School Robert Hass reflects on his experience with the way the politics with which we live enters his poetry and that of his contemporaries.
Lecture | September 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd, Political Theorist, Writer, & Activist for Dalit Rights
Robert Goldman, Professor of Sanskrit and Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South & Southeast Asian Studies
Talk by Indian political theorist, writer and activist for Dalit rights, Dr. Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd.
Lecture | September 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Graduate Theological Union, Center for the Arts & Religion, Doug Adams Gallery
2465 LeConte Ave, Berkeley, CA
This talk reevaluates the evidence for masking rituals in Late Bronze Age and Iron Age Cyprus through close analysis of archaeological contexts to reconstruct masked performances.
Lecture | September 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 308A/Art History Slide Library
Rizvana Bradley, Yale University
Dark Humanisms | Surplus Visuality
Professor of History of Art and African American Studies, Yale University
Thursday, September 12, 2019
308A Doe Library, Art History Slide Library
This talk explores the way visual art archives generate surplus material that work to both construct and interrogate an image of the human.
Lecture | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, Room 310
José Manuel Barroso, Former president of the European Commission
European Union Center, Clausen Center for International Business and Policy
Please join UC Berkeley's Clausen Center for International Business and Policy and the European Union Center for a conversation with José Manuel Barroso, former president of the European Commission and former prime minister of Portugal. He also received a Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the European Union in 2012. Barroso will discuss economic and political changes and challenges facing... More >
Lecture | September 14 | 10-11:30 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Palms are the third-most economically important plant family, after grasses and legumes. But you'd never know it living here near the 38th parallel. Jason Dewees, palm expert at Flora Grubb Gardens and author of the award-winning Designing with Palms (Timber Press, 2018), will talk about the rich economic and cultural relationships between palms and people. In addition to their fascinating and... More >
$15,$10 members; price includes Garden admission (a $15 value)