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Presentation: Black Life — Michelle M. Wright

Saturday, September 21 | 4 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Michelle M. Wright, a professor at Emory University in Atlanta, offers a lecture entitled “Using Time to Represent Blackness.” MORE about Black Life — Michelle M. Wright

Lecture: Our changing atmosphere

Saturday, September 21 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Drawing on recent scientific papers organized for a course he teaches at Berkeley, Jeff Reimer will show how the atmosphere is changing, that humans are the cause, and that there are consequences. MORE about Our changing atmosphere

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

Open House: Berkeley Food Institute

Monday, September 23 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Morgan Lounge Morgan Hall
Learn about BFI and how students can get involved. Undergraduate and graduate student groups focused on various aspects of food systems will also share opportunities within their organizations.MORE about Berkeley Food Institute

Panel Discussion: American Indian Activism from the 1960s to Present

Monday, September 23 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Banatao Auditorium Sutardja Dai Hall
The discussion will highlight important movements in Native American activism, from Alcatraz to Standing Rock and will delve into critical moments of our time, including the climate change crisis and the stewardship of the ecosystem with traditional ecological knowledge.MORE about American Indian Activism from the 1960s to Present

Seminar: Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials Seminar

Monday, September 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall
Learn about recent advances in models and methods developed for achieving a simulation-based qualification paradigm for laser-based metal additive manufacturing (AM).MORE about Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials Seminar

Lecture: The Copper in My Cooch and Other Technologies

Monday, September 23 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Marisa Morán Jahn weaves together her interest in creative technology as myth-making and her practice of codesigning with and for historically underserved communities (specifically low-wage workers, immigrants, youth, and women). MORE about The Copper in My Cooch and Other Technologies

Seminar: Imaging in biology and bio-medicine

Tuesday, September 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
In recent years, new imaging probes such as organic dyes, green fluorescent proteins, optical tweezers, single molecule FRET, and super-resolution microscopy are having a profound impact on biological sciences.MORE about Imaging in biology and bio-medicine

Panel Discussion: Will it still be the Economy, Stupid, in 2020?

Tuesday, September 24 | 3-5 p.m. | Social Science Matrix, 820 Barrows Hall
Featuring James Campbell, UB Distinguished Professor of Political Science at SUNY Buffalo; Douglas Rivers, Chief Scientist, yougov.; Lynn Vavreck, Marvin Hoffenberg Chair in American Politics and Public Policy, UCLA; Chair Gabriel Lenz, Professor of Political Science UC BerkeleyMORE about Will it still be the Economy, Stupid, in 2020?

Book Chat: Someone — The Pragmatics of Misfit Sexualities, from Colette to Hervé Guibert

Wednesday, September 25 | 12-1 p.m. | Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Stephens Hall
Imagine trying to tell someone something about yourself and your desires for which there are no words. Lucey examines characters from 20th-century French literary texts whose sexual forms prove difficult to conceptualize or represent.MORE about Someone — The Pragmatics of Misfit Sexualities, from Colette to Hervé Guibert

Lecture: Evolving Economies of Cannabis

Wednesday, September 25 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Two leading experts will speak about the economic and social implications of a growing global cannabis industry.
MORE about Evolving Economies of Cannabis

Seminar: CITRIS Research Exchange - Jiang Lin

Wednesday, September 25 | 12-1 p.m. | Banatao Auditorium, 310 Sutardja Dai Hall
CITRIS Research Exchange delivers fresh perspectives on information technology and society from distinguished academic, industry, and civic leaders. MORE about CITRIS Research Exchange - Jiang Lin

Exhibit: Strange

September 4 – November 27, 2019 every Wednesday | 12:15 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Explore the spirit of Surrealism with a guided tour of Strange, which features a diverse array of works from the BAMPFA collection invoking the improbable, uncanny, mysterious, and miraculous.MORE about Strange

Film: Long Train Running: A History of the Oakland Blues

Thursday, September 26 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Marlon Riggs and Peter Webster’s thesis project reflects on the heyday of Oakland blues in the late 1940s and ’50s, when an influx of African American shipyard workers mostly hailing from Louisiana and Texas arrived in the Bay Area.MORE about <em>Long Train Running: A History of the Oakland Blues</em>

Conference: Freedom Farmers — Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

Thursday, September 26 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
Hear about the historical foundation that will add meaning and context for current conversations regarding the resurgence of agriculture in the context of food justice/sovereignty movements in urban spaces like Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, New York City, and New Orleans.MORE about Freedom Farmers — Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

Panel Discussion: California on the Page

Thursday, September 26 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Banatao Auditorium Sutardja Dai Hall
This panel brings together creative writers whose work touches in meaningful ways on the magnificent diversity that is California. MORE about <em>California on the Page</em>

Lecture: Melodie Yashar: Human Factors within Autonomous Buildings — Design for Earth, the Moon, and Mars

Thursday, September 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Melodie Yashar shares insights from her work as a design architect, researcher, and cofounder of Space Exploration Architecture (SEArch+), a group building upon a ten-year portfolio of academic space research and practice developing human-supporting concepts for space exploration.MORE about Melodie Yashar: Human Factors within Autonomous Buildings — Design for Earth, the Moon, and Mars

Lecture: The Patrick Finelli Keynote Speaker Series presents Joseph Roach | The Temptations of Goodness: Brecht’s Enlightenment

Thursday, September 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Maude Fife Room, Room 315 Wheeler Hall
The Patrick Finelli Keynote Speaker Series presents "The Temptations of Goodness: Brecht’s Enlightenment," a talk by Joseph Roach.MORE about The Patrick Finelli Keynote Speaker Series presents Joseph Roach | The Temptations of Goodness: Brecht’s Enlightenment

Lecture: View from the Top — Chandrika Tandon

Friday, September 27 | 12-1 p.m. | Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor Sutardja Dai Hall
Business leader, Grammy-nominated artist, and humanitarian Chandrika Tandon will discuss the importance of defying conventions in "Breaking Boundaries," a conversation with College of Engineering Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu.MORE about View from the Top — Chandrika Tandon