Lecture | December 9 | 4-6 p.m. | 102 Moffitt Undergraduate Library
Alejandro Diaz, Association Legal Guardianship Dra. María Julia Hernández
Alejandro Díaz will discuss the El Mozote massacre and the legal case against its perpetrators. Over four days in 1981, members of the Salvadorian army killed almost 1000 people, including 558 children, in the town of El Mozote, El Salvador. Now the trial has been reopened.
Lecture | December 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
JoAnne Stubbe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ribonucleotide reductases (RNRs) catalyze the de novo reduction of NDPs to dNDPs in all organisms, controlling their relative ratios and amounts and contributing to the fidelity of DNA replication and repair. The class Ia RNRs are composed of a2 and b2 subunits that form an active and dynamic a2b2 complex. Studies with mechanism-based inhibitors have revealed half-sites reactivity with only one... More >
Lecture | December 9 | 5-6 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Dr. Lenore Blum, Carnegie Mellon University
I knew Julia Robinson from 1968, when I arrived as a postdoc at Berkeley to work with her, until her death in 1985. As a grad student at MIT, her beautifully written paper, The decision problem for fields, was a constant reference while I was developing a model theory and axioms for differentially closed fields (ch 0). When I arrived in Berkeley, I was shocked that this famous mathematician who... More >
Lecture | December 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall
Birth Strike Lays bare how U.S. politics around race and immigration are closely connected to the struggle for reproductive freedom, both in the past and today. You will never think about reproductive rights in the same way again.
Ibram X. Kendi, author, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America and How to Be an Antiracist, director, Antiracist Research... More >
Explaining urban transformations through Roman pottery: the case of Carthago Nova (Southeastern Spain)
Lecture | December 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Alejandro Quevedo, UC Berkeley Roman Material Culture Laboratory
This lecture explores Carthago Novas urban reality during the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD based on the archaeological record and taking into account the stratigraphic sequences and the material culture, especially the pottery.
Lecture | December 11 | 5-8 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater
John R. Weeks, San Diego State University; Hector Tobar, University of California, Ivine
Irene Bloemraad, University of California, Berkeley
This event features two speakers: John R. Weeks, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography and Director of the International Population Center at San Diego State University, and Héctor Tobar, Author, Journalist, Associate Professor UC Irvine.
The discussion after the lectures will be moderate by Irene Bloomberg, Chair of Canadian Studies & Director of the Berkeley Interdisciplinary... More >
RSVP online by December 10.
Lecture | December 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
Russian Poland was among the most militant tsarist borderlands during the 1905-1907 Revolution. Harboring long-lasting strikes and breeding bellicose street fighters, Poland witnessed an unprecedented political upheaval manifest in the emergence of mass parties, labor unions and a new public culture. However, only a decade later, when revolutionary movements again loomed large and shook the whole... More >