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Lecture: Design Field Notes — Ben Allen

Monday, March 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall
Ben Allen is a PhD candidate in Stanford University’s interdisciplinary Modern Thought and Literature program, where he studies gender and the history of software. His current work focuses on the development of COBOL and other early business programming languages. MORE about Design Field Notes — Ben Allen

Special Event: Edible Book Festival

Monday, March 18 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 4th floor, Central Commons Moffitt Undergraduate Library
Edible Book Festivals feature creative food projects that draw their inspiration from books and stories.MORE about Edible Book Festival

Lecture: Renisa Mawani — Across Oceans of Law

Monday, March 18 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Anthony Hall
In Across Oceans of Law Renisa Mawani retells this well-known story of the Komagata Maru. MORE about Renisa Mawani — Across Oceans of Law

Lecture: On Digital Colonialism and 'Other' Futures

Monday, March 18 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Osher Theater, BAMPFA
Morehshin Allahyari will discuss some of her previous projects focused on topics such as 3D fabrication, activism, digital colonialism, monstrosity and fabulation. She will use this talk as a platform to show the possibilities of art-making beyond aesthetics or visualization. MORE about On Digital Colonialism and 'Other' Futures

Exhibit: The Book as Place — Visions of the Built Environment

January 28 – May 17, 2019 every day | Environmental Design Library, 210 Wurster Hall Wurster Hall
This exhibition of artists' books centers on ideas about the built environment and has been curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for UC Berkeley’s Environmental Design Library.MORE about The Book as Place — Visions of the Built Environment

Lecture: Life History and Learning — When (and Why) Children Are Better Learners than Both Adults and A.I.

Tuesday, March 19 | 4-5 p.m. | Chevron Auditorium International House
Alison Gopnik received her B.A. from McGill University and her Ph.D. from Oxford University. She is an internationally recognized leader in the study of cognitive science and of children’s learning and development and was one of the founders of the field of “theory of mind,” an originator of the “theory theory” of children’s development, and, more recently, introduced the idea that probabilistic models and Bayesian inference could be applied to children’s learning. MORE about Life History and Learning — When (and Why) Children Are Better Learners than Both Adults and A.I.

Panel Discussion: Wai Wai Nu | On Rohingya Citizenship Rights

Tuesday, March 19 | 4-6 p.m. | 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) Stephens Hall
The Chowdhury Center, has launched a Rohingya Working Group in which students, researchers, and practitioners are invited to develop ideas and collaborations to further their collective work related to the Rohingya crisis.
MORE about <em>Wai Wai Nu | On Rohingya Citizenship Rights</em>

Lecture: Visual Judaica — Jewish Icons and Collecting Patterns in the Early 20th Century

The highly decorative works of Arthur Szyk contain key Jewish visual elements such as the Lion of Judah, the dove, and the seven spices mentioned in the bible as typical of the Land of Israel. These themes are repeated in Szyk’s oeuvre throughout his life. With Shir Gal Kochavi, assistant curator at The Magnes.MORE about Visual Judaica — Jewish Icons and Collecting Patterns in the Early 20th Century

Exhibit: Project “Holy Land” — Yaakov Benor-Kalter’s Photographs of British Mandate Palestine, 1923-1940

January 29 – June 28, 2019 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4:05 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
For nearly two decades, Yaakov (Jacob) Benor-Kalter (1897-1969) traversed the Old City of Jerusalem, documenting renowned historical monuments, ambiguous subjects in familiar alleyways, and scores of “new Jews” building a new homeland. Benor-Kalter’s photographs oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.MORE about Project “Holy Land” — Yaakov Benor-Kalter’s Photographs of British Mandate Palestine, 1923-1940

Lecture: Algorithms of Oppression — How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

Wednesday, March 20 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 310 Banatao Auditorium Sutardja Dai Hall
Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search engines, leads to a biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, specifically women of color- and contributes to our understanding of how racism is created, maintained, and disseminated in the 21st century.MORE about Algorithms of Oppression — How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

Performance: De Rompe y Raja

Wednesday, March 20 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This local ensemble brings us Afro-Peruvian music and dance from the coastal areas of Peru, where indigenous, African, and European influences intersect. “When a Peruvian says, ‘este lugar esta de rompe y raja,’ this means ‘this place is off the chain,’” says founder Gabriela Shiroma. “It’s a typical way to explain to others that if you’re looking for a good time, you’ve come to the right place.”MORE about De Rompe y Raja

Film: The Heiresses

Wednesday, March 20 | 7 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall
Chela and Chiquita both descended from wealthy families in Asunción, Paraguay, and have been together for over 30 years. MORE about <em>The Heiresses</em>

Lecture: Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat with Mary Ann Smart

Wednesday, March 20 | 12-1 p.m. | Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall Stephens Hall
Smart explores how nineteenth-century Italian opera sparked political change by making the newly engaged spectator in the opera house into an actor on the political stage.MORE about Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat with Mary Ann Smart

Special Event: Fireside Chat with Ambassadors Cho and Harris

Wednesday, March 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Chevron Auditorium International House
UC Berkeley hosts Ambassadors Harris and Cho for a discussion on the future of the alliance. This opportunity to directly engage the ambassadors is part of the Ambassadors’ Dialogue program, organized by the Korea Economic Institute.
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Special Event: Spring Equinox Sound Bath

Wednesday, March 20 | 12-1 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Celebrate the first day of spring with this special concert of quartz crystal singing bowls and finely tuned gongs at the UC Botanical Garden.MORE about Spring Equinox Sound Bath

Exhibit: Get Dancin’ — Selections from the Collection

January 9 – March 31, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The exhibition complements a season of dance programming in the Full series of performances, which takes place in the museum on the evening of every full moon.MORE about Get Dancin’ — Selections from the Collection

Exhibit: Masako Miki / MATRIX 273

January 9 – April 28, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Masako Miki creates larger-than-life-size, felt-covered forms drawn from the Japanese folk belief in yokai (shape-shifters) who can disguise themselves in any number of different forms. Miki creates the semi-abstract, sculptural forms utilizing brilliant colors and sets them into a magical environment suggesting another reality. The installation moves from the three-dimensional forms to abstract images on the floor and walls, conveying a sense of expanding boundaries.
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Exhibit: Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer | The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
The Hearst Museum considers the complex social and economic dynamics behind ten mind-altering drugs. MORE about Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer | The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

Lecture: TDPS Speaker Series | Toward a Left Aesthetics for Our Populist Times

Thursday, March 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 44B Dwinelle Hall
Janelle Reinelt is Emeritus Professor of Theatre and Performance, University of Warwick, UK as well as University of California, Irvine. She has published widely on politics and performance, receiving the ‘Distinguished Scholar Award’ for lifetime achievement from the American Society for Theatre Research (2010), and an honorary doctorate from the University of Helsinki in 2014.MORE about TDPS Speaker Series | Toward a Left Aesthetics for Our Populist Times

Lecture: Ritual Use of Psychoactive Plants and Fungi

Thursday, March 21 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall | Note change in location
David E. Presti will speak alongside the exhibit Pleaseure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances.MORE about Ritual Use of Psychoactive Plants and Fungi

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