Critic’s choice

It’s all happening at Berkeley

Mark Morris Dance Group / Pepperland: Sgt. Pepper at 50
Critic’s choice

Seminar: On the Fringe of Minitel — Alternative Uses of a State-Sponsored Communications Network A Participatory Masterclass

Monday, October 21 | 1-2 p.m. | BCNM Commons, 340 Moffitt Undergraduate Library
Minitel stands for "Médium interactif par numérisation d’information téléphonique." While the network was officially closed with pomp by bureaucrats in 2012, there is an active revival scene, led by original-gangster hackers and members of "the youth" currently attending French engineering schools. MORE about On the Fringe of Minitel — Alternative Uses of a State-Sponsored Communications Network A Participatory Masterclass

Reading: Labor, Global Supply Chains, and the Garment Industry in South Asia

Monday, October 21 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Kaufman Management Center, Room 55, 3rd floor, MC building NYU Stern School of Business,  44 W 4th St, New York
Book launch: Labor, Global Supply Chains, and the Garment Industry in South Asia: Bangladesh after Rana PlazaMORE about Labor, Global Supply Chains, and the Garment Industry in South Asia

Seminar: CITRIS Research Exchange - Oscar Dubón

Wednesday, October 23 | 12-1 p.m. | Banatao Auditorium, 310 Sutardja Dai Hall
Oscar Dubón is Vice Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion and Professor of Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) at U.C. Berkeley. In addition, he is Faculty Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.MORE about CITRIS Research Exchange - Oscar Dubón

Lecture: In the Shadow of Slavery — Africa’s Food Legacy in the Atlantic World — The 23rd Carl O. Sauer Memorial Lecture

Wednesday, October 23 | 4 p.m. | Chevron Auditorium International House
This lecture lends support to these observations by identifying the crops that European witnesses attributed to slave agency and by engaging the ways that African subsistence staples arrived, and became established, in the Americas.MORE about In the Shadow of Slavery — Africa’s Food Legacy in the Atlantic World — The 23rd Carl O. Sauer Memorial Lecture

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: Yanni Loukissas — All Data Are Local

Thursday, October 24 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Yanni Loukissas delivers a talk drawing on his new monograph from MIT Press, All Data Are Local: Thinking Critically in a Data-Driven Society, which is addressed to a growing audience of practitioners who want to work with unfamiliar data both effectively and ethically.MORE about Yanni Loukissas — All Data Are Local

Conference: Great Power Competition in the 21st Century — Linking Economics and Security

Thursday, October 24 | 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Great power competition is once again a critical component of the international system, with far reaching implications for the stability of the existing political and economic order. MORE about Great Power Competition in the 21st Century — Linking Economics and Security

Conference: Festschrift in Honor of Gordon Rausser

October 24 – 25, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Banatao Auditorium Sutardja Dai Hall
The Rausser Festschrift will feature panels focused on topics such as “Governance Structures and Agriculture’s Role in Economic Development,” “Big Data Analytics and Continuous Remote Sensing,” “Public Policy and Market Reforms in Transition Economics,” and more. MORE about Festschrift in Honor of Gordon Rausser

Lecture: PLANTS + PEOPLE Lunchtime Talks: Exploring the versatile uses and ethnobotany of the calabash trees in Caribbean Islands

Friday, October 25 | 12-1 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Learn about the calabash tree (Crescentia cujete L.), a species of flowering plant that belongs to the trumpet creeper (Bignoniaceae) botanical family. MORE about PLANTS + PEOPLE Lunchtime Talks: Exploring the versatile uses and ethnobotany of the calabash trees in Caribbean Islands

Botanical Garden: Carnivorous plants

Saturday, October 26 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Discover some of the fascinating and beautiful plants that can eat insects. Get up close and learn about the amazing leaf adaptations at this family event.MORE about Carnivorous plants