<< Week of January 26 >>

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

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Career Clinic: Finding a New Career Direction: Steps to Finding Work You Love

Lecture | February 1 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | 609 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 Rebecca Andersen, Career Services at the UC Berkeley Information School; RuthAnn Haffke, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 UC Berkeley Extension

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 >

$50 $50 plus Strengthfinder Assessment

  Register online

The History of Botanical Art Lecture by Catherine Watters

Lecture | February 1 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The History of Botanical Art recounts the colorful history of this timeless art form dating back to 1500 BC up to the present. The lecture will focus on several noted artists and their work as well as several important florilegia - collections of botanical paintings depicting the plants growing in a particular garden or collected
during a voyage of exploration.

Catherine Watters is a...   More >

$15 Adult / $10 Adult Member

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

The History of Botanical Art