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Film: The Young Girls of Rochefort

Sunday, October 14 | 4-6:05 p.m. | Outdoor Screen Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In the sleepy town of Rochefort, denizens who somnolently dance sidewise down the street are energized by the arrival of a traveling commercial fair that passes for spectacle. Catherine Deneuve and her talented sister Françoise Dorléac play musical twin sisters.MORE about <em>The Young Girls of Rochefort</em>

Film: The Serpent’s Egg

Sunday, October 14 | 7-9 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Self-exiled in Germany due to tax issues in Sweden, Bergman joined with American producer Dino de Laurentiis for this atypical period piece set amidst the decadence and paranoia of 1923 Berlin, when Nazism was on the rise.MORE about <em>The Serpent’s Egg</em>

Film: Crossroads

Sunday, October 14 | 4:30-5:10 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Crossroads has been called a "A funny, inventive Depression comedy about the trials facing unemployed young graduates in thirties Shanghai." It marked the emergence of Zhao Dan and Bai Yang as major stars, but Shen’s promising career was cut short by his early death in wartime Chongqing in 1940. MORE about <em>Crossroads</em>

Crossroads

Lecture: Garden Goddesses — Four California Women and Their Legendary Gardens

Sunday, October 14 | 10-11:30 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
In his new talk, “Garden Goddesses: Four California Women and Their Legendary Gardens,” popular garden writer Donald Olson takes participants on an informative and entertaining tour of some spectacular California gardens and introduces the remarkable women who created them.MORE about Garden Goddesses — Four California Women and Their Legendary Gardens

Workshop: Contemplating Desire — Photography

Monday, October 15 | 1-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
In this contemplative photography workshop, participants will wander the Garden of Eden as voyeurs to nature’s inherent sensuality.MORE about Contemplating Desire — Photography

Lecture: Sholem Aleichem on the South Side of Chicago

Forgotten and never staged, Sholem Aleichem's original handwritten Yiddish manuscript of Stempenyu turned up over a century later in the basement of a home slated for demolition in Chicago’s once-Jewish South Shore neighborhood. This program tells the story of the manuscript’s reemergence, and brings to life the author’s original Stempenyu – the story of a community bound by language, tradition and music.MORE about Sholem Aleichem on the South Side of Chicago

Film: Mother, Daughter, Sister

Tuesday, October 16 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 100 Boalt Hall, School of Law
Filmmaker Jeanne Hallacy screens her newest film on sexual and gender based violence in in Myanmar in both Rakhine state (against the Rohingya) and Kachin states. She will be joined in a panel discussion by Muslim Burmese interfaith activist Myo Win, Rohingya lawyer and activist Wai Wai Nu, and UC Berkeley Burmese lecturer Kenneth Wong.MORE about <em>Mother, Daughter, Sister</em>

Workshop: Natural Perfume with Jessica Hannah

Tuesday, October 16 | 6-8 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
This two-hour beginners natural perfume workshop will teach the history and art of natural perfumes. Participants will create a formula with oils from around the world, including Italian bergamot, Haitian vetiver, Bulgarian rose, and more. Suitable for new and returning students. MORE about Natural Perfume with Jessica Hannah

Colloquium: Thinking about Climate Risk in an Era of Extremes

Wednesday, October 17 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall
Daniel Swain will offer perspectives on recent developments in the field of climate extremes, and discuss recent work on increasing “precipitation whiplash” in California in the broader context of climate risk assessment and adaptation.MORE about Thinking about Climate Risk in an Era of Extremes

Lecture: Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat — Bryan Wagner

Wednesday, October 17 | 12-1 p.m. | Geballe Room Stephens Hall
In The Tar Baby: A Global History, Bryan Wagner offers a fresh analysis of this deceptively simple story of a fox, a rabbit, and a doll made of tar and turpentine, tracing its history and connections to slavery, colonialism, and global trade.MORE about Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat — Bryan Wagner

Colloquium: Towards a Conscious AI with Manuel Blum

Wednesday, October 17 | 4-5 p.m. | Banatao Auditorium Sutardja Dai Hall
Thanks to major advances in neuroscience, we are on the brink of a scientific understanding of how the brain achieves consciousness. This talk will describe neuroscientist Bernard Baars' Global Workspace Model (GWM) of the brain, its implications for understanding consciousness, and a novel computer architecture that it inspires. With Manuel Blum, a pioneer in theoretical computer science and the winner of the 1995 Turing Award.MORE about Towards a Conscious AI with Manuel Blum

Colloquium: Daring to Dream

Wednesday, October 17 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
This session shares the reflections of a young African scientist on the state of scientific research in Africa and why there is cause for optimism. It is one session in the Fall 2018 African Studies Colloquium series, which continues through November 14.MORE about Daring to Dream

Panel Discussion: Dubravka Simonovic, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Its Causes and Consequences

Wednesday, October 17 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law
Special Rapporteur Dubravka Simonovic, the Human Rights Center's Alexa Koenig and Amnesty International's Danielle Cass will address the need for tech companies to more effectively prevent and respond to rampant online violence against women and girls, and to establish transparent, more effective complaint mechanisms to better protect them from online abuse.MORE about Dubravka Simonovic, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Its Causes and Consequences

Lecture: What is in a Category? Telling Political Refugees and Economic Migrants Apart

Wednesday, October 17 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Toll Room Alumni House
Unlike Europe, where there are two separate migration issues that are coming together in a complicated way, the U.S. conversation on migration has until recently been more neatly divided between economic immigrants coming from Latin America and East/South Asia and refugees being resettled in the country largely from the Middle East and Africa. But numerous issues have brought the U.S. conversation closer to where Europe is – trying figure out how to differentiate between the two groups and clarifying their rights and our responsibilities to them. With David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, followed by a conversation with Jutta Allmendinger, president of the WZB Berlin Social Science Center.MORE about What is in a Category? Telling Political Refugees and Economic Migrants Apart

Panel Discussion: Online Fact-Finding and the Future of Journalism

Thursday, October 18 | 6-7 p.m. | Library North Gate Hall
Panelists will discuss the future of journalism and online facts. Includes Edward Wasserman, dean, School of Journalism, UC Berkeley; Christiaan Triebert, senior investigator and lead trainer, Bellingcat; Alexa Koenig, executive director of the Human Rights Center. Moderated by Félim McMahon, director, Human Rights Investigations Lab, Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley School of Law.MORE about Online Fact-Finding and the Future of Journalism

Conference: Coping with the Global Backlash

October 18 – 19, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
This two-day conference addresses new developments in the global economy. Participants will examine empirical trends, how the national strategies of key global players are likely to alter the context for multinational corporations, the technology strategies of countries and industrial policy, and a forum with practitioners from leading MNCs on business-government relations in a new global context.MORE about Coping with the Global Backlash

Lecture: Why Read Montaigne’s Essays?

Friday, October 19 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Round-table and discussion with Carla Freccero, UC Santa Cruz; Jane O. Newman, UC Irvine; Diego Pirillo, UC Berkeley; and Antonia Szabari, USC.MORE about Why Read Montaigne’s Essays?

Film: Zama

Friday, October 19 | 4-6 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Adapted from the 1956 novel by Argentine writer Antonio di Benedetto, Zama is a Buñuelian glimpse into a colonial abyss via the mind and body of Don Diego de Zama. An officer of the Spanish crown stationed at a remote proto-Paraguayan outpost, Zama exists in perpetual anticipation of his transfer home.MORE about <em>Zama</em>

Zama

Tour: Fall Bird Walk with Chris Carmichael

Friday, October 19 | 9:30-11 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Fall migrants are arriving in the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden. Come see the first winter sparrows, and search for other newcomers such as warblers and thrushes.MORE about Fall Bird Walk with Chris Carmichael

Film: CineSpin — The Blood of a Poet

Friday, October 19 | 9:30-10:20 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Join the BAMPFA Student Committee for the fall 2018 iteration of CineSpin. Live student DJs and musicians will play a dynamic, original score over Jean Cocteau’s The Blood of a Poet. Cocteau plays with narrative expectation, stringing together a series of discontinuous images that blend seamlessly into a work of surrealist and absurdist brilliance. Also includes surprise short films and a small reception.MORE about CineSpin — <em>The Blood of a Poet</em>

The Blood of a Poet

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