Lecture | February 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General of Research and Innovation of the European Commission.
Becoming the worlds first climate-neutral continent by 2050 is the greatest challenge and opportunity of our times. To achieve this, the European Commission has proposed the European Green Deal, a highly ambitious package of measures that should enable European citizens and businesses to benefit from the sustainable green transition. Key policies range from ambitiously cutting emissions, to... More >
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Lecture | February 10 | 1-2 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall
Paul Hekkert, The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation
This spring, join The Jacobs Institute for our continued Design Field Notes series, held on Mondays from 1-2pm at 220 Jacobs Hall. This event is free and welcome to all students and the public.
Lecture | February 10 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
The first lecture in the Spring 2020 Slavic Graduate Colloquium Series.
Families and child welfare in Latin America: Partners, grandparents, and intergenerational households
Lecture | February 10 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 116 Haviland Hall | Note change in date
Berkeley social Welfare's Spring Colloquium Series presents:
"Families and child welfare in Latin America: Partners, grandparents, and intergenerational households"
Sarah Anne Reynolds, Research Associate, School of Public Health
Lecture | February 10 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220
Howard Eiland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Program in Critical Theory & City Lights Books, San Francisco, present a talk by Howard Eiland, Hamlet as Trauerspiel?
Origin of the German Trauerspiel was Walter Benjamins first full, historically-oriented analysis of modernity. Readers of English knew it until last year under the title The Origin of German Tragic Drama, but in fact the subject is something else:... More >
Lecture | February 10 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Presented by the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation and BAMPFA.
Drew Bennett, Artist, Designer/Builder, Curator, Creative Director, Founder of FB AIR
Purin Phanichphant, Artist, Designer, Lecturer, Master of Design, UC Berkeley
Join Oakland-based artist, designer/builder, curator, and creative director Drew Bennett, the founder of Facebooks artist residency program... More >
Violence Against Healthcare in Conflict: From Protecting Human Rights Law to Understanding Public Health Consequences
Lecture | February 11 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West
Rohini Haar, MD MPH
Attacks on hospitals, health workers and patients in conflict and war are rising despite decades of formal legal protections. These attacks disrupt fragile health systems by impacting health services, utilization and outcomes. Traditional documentation and advocacy has focused on the most egregious cases, utilizing legal and journalistic approaches. More insidious attacks and chronic threats to... More >
Lecture | February 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Zachary Shore, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey
While Americans have been deeply divided over many issues since the countrys creation, no issue has proved more divisive or revealed more about the nations character than the way it treats its enemies. One impulse has been to punish perceived enemies as harshly as possible. The other impulse has been to exhibit benevolence through mercy. The conflicts over which path to pursue have caused... More >
Lecture | February 11 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
For much of the twentieth century, North African Jews played an outsized role as both music-makers and purveyors of music across the Maghrib. In Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, all under French rule until the middle of the last century, indigenous Jewish vocalists, instrumentalists, and sonic impresarios utilized the phonograph to record and rescue the classical Andalusian tradition while... More >
Lecture | February 11 | 4-5 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Social Science Matrix Conference Room
Devon Graves, University of California Board of Regents
To understand the barriers that exist in the financial aid process, Dr. Devon Graves conducted his dissertation research on financial aid verification and disbursement at a California community college. He contends that aid policies and practices carried out on community college campuses are founded in racist ideologies, which overregulate students and delay their receipt of financial aid.... More >
Lecture | February 11 | 7-8 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Room 112
Hannah Simonson is an Architectural Historian/Cultural Resources Planner at the firm Page & Turnbull. She received a Master of Science in Historic Preservation at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, where she wrote her thesis on Diamond Heights. She currently serves as the President of the Northern California Chapter of Docomomo US, and gives walking tours of Diamond Heights... More >
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Lecture | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Library
Edward Wasserman, Dean, Graduate School of Journalism
Bob Garfield of WNYC’s “On the Media”, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
Bob Garfield will be discussing his latest book, American Manifesto (January 14, 2020 | ISBN 9781640092808) with UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Dean Ed Wasserman.
Lecture | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Annie Danis, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley
In this talk I compare how two community-based research projects I led created archaeological knowledge and became part of contemporary land-use politics.
Townsend Center Book Chat with Leslie Kurke and Richard Neer: Pindar, Song, and Space: Towards a Lyric Archaeology
Lecture | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens
In their study of the poet Pindar of Thebes, coauthors Leslie Kurke and Richard Neer develop a new methodological approach to classical Greece.
Lecture | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
The Eurocrisis after 2010 and the migration crisis of 2015 posed important policy challenges for the European Union and its member states. Both crisis events impacted on EU countries in an asymmetrical manner. The process of taming these problems through policies resulted in political conflicts between voters and governments supporting solidarity with negatively affected countries on the one... More >
Lecture | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall (2530 Ridge Rd, Berkeley, CA 94709)
WED, FEB 12, 12pm in 220 Jacobs Hall. Join us for the first expert lecture in ARCH 259 - Robotic Fabrication. Giulio Brugnaro will be presenting his exciting research on “Adaptive Robotic Fabrication Workflows.” Open to all!
Lecture | February 12 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Freight & Salvage
2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
Richard M. Scheffler, Professor of the Graduate School at the School of Public Health and the Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley
As of 2017, Californias uninsured rate stands at just over 7 percent. Moving towards universal health coverage in California for the 3.72 million projected to be uninsured in 2020, of which about 1.5 million are undocumented, is a significant challenge but has considerable benefits. Universal coverage will allow all Californians to have improved access to care.
FREE to OLLI @Berkeley members, UC faculty, staff and students. $10/general admission. No RSVP required. All welcome!
Lecture | February 12 | 3 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West
Mara Mather, PhD, University of Southern California
The locus coeruleus is a small brainstem nucleus that is a hub region for integrating arousal signals. When activated, its neurons stimulate release of norepinephrine in cortical and subcortical brain regions to modulate physiology and cognition. Its anatomy makes it ideally suited to broadcast messages about arousing situations broadly throughout the brain but nevertheless, experimental... More >
Disabled Truths on Disability: Understanding, Interpreting and Experiencing Disability (Studies) in Hungary
Lecture | February 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall
Maria Flamich; Maria Rita Hoffman
Disability Studies Program
Disability studies is a very young, about a ten-year-old, discipline in Hungary, and the very few Hungarian disabled scholars are almost unknown in academia. This talk will outline some of the specific historical and political background necessary for understanding disability, disability representations, and disability studies in Hungary today.
Lecture | February 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Eungie Joo, Curator, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Curator Eungie Joo discusses issues raised in the exhibition SOFT POWER, on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art through February. Featuring recent works and new commissions by twenty international artists, the exhibition looks at the ways in which artists deploy art to explore their roles as citizens and social actors.
For... More >
Davesh Soneji | Resounding Islam: Occluded Muslim Histories of Rāga-Based Music in Modern South India
Lecture | February 13 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Davesh Soneji, Associate Professor, Department of South Asia Studies, University of Pennsylvania.
Vasugi Kailasam, Assistant Professor of Tamil Studies, South & Southeast Asian Studies
A talk by social historian working in the field of performing arts and South Asia studies, Prof. Davesh Soneji.
Lecture | February 13 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 75 Law Building
Deborah Lipstadt, Emory University
Join Professor Deborah E. Lipstadt as she discusses historical and contemporary antisemitism and the best ways in which to combat these latest manifestations of an ancient hatred.
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Lecture | February 15 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Join author Jeff Moore on a visual journey through his newest book Spiny Succulents, as he shares examples of cultivated cacti, euphorbias, pachypodiums, alluaudias, and some other related mostly spiny xerophytic plants (such as terrestrial bromeliads). Most of the images are of examples of these plants in California landscape/botanical garden situations. Jeff will discuss these plants from a... More >
$20 Adult / $10 Adult Member
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Lecture | February 15 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall
Dr. Lawrence Kuznetz, NASA
Imagine being at Mission Control on the night of the Moon Landing? Or being a guest on the Johnny Carson Tonight Show introducing the Space Shuttle to the American people? Imagine NASA asking you to spy on its leading Shuttle contractor only later to be spied upon by the KGB? Imagine being personal and professional friends with astronauts only to see them perish before your eyes in spacecraft... More >