Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Lecture | March 15 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Ishmael Reed is a poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, songwriter, public media commentator, lecturer, and publisher. His recent publications include The Complete Muhammad Ali, his latest nonfiction work; the essay collection Going Too Far: Essays About Americas Nervous Breakdown; his tenth novel, Juice!; and New and Collected Poems, 19642007. In 2013, his seventh play, The Final Version,... More >
Admission to this lecture is free.
Lecture | March 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
This paper will discuss the most recent excavations in the Genízaro Pueblo de Abiquiú, NM. Abiquiú, as one of the oldest and most successful Genízaro land grants, is a key area for better understanding the history of Indo-Hispanic settlements in Northern New Mexico. Three distinct sites were excavated, representing domestic, defensive, and agricultural contexts. The paper will go over the... More >
Lecture | March 15 | 12-1 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
Rabbi Adam Naftalin-Kelman is the Executive Director of Berkeley Hillel. Upon completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Rhode Island, he initially worked in the financial sector as a business consultant. He later pursued a Rabbinic degree from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles, and was ordained in 2005. Before serving as the Executive Director of Berkeley... More >
Lecture | March 15 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium
Leila Zia, Research Scientist, Wikimedia Foundation
Leila Zia joined the Wikimedia Foundation in February 2014 as part of the Research and Data team.
Free lunch available (limited #s). You must register by the Monday before the event for lunch. Register online
Territories of the Soul: Queered Belonging in the Black Diaspora: Townsend Book Chat with Nadia Ellis
Lecture | March 15 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Territories of the Soul draws upon queer and affect theory to explore structures of belonging experienced by the black diasporic subject.
Police and Guns in the Age of Concealed Carry: with University of Arizona sociology professor Jennifer Carlson
Lecture | March 15 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Social Science Matrix (8th floor)
Jennifer Carlson, University of Arizona
Police officers have long been sought-after allies for gun control advocates, but a 2017 Pew
Report finds that police favor gun rights over gun control by a 3-1 margin. These poll data might
lead many to wonderwouldnt permissive gun laws put police at a disadvantage? The University of Arizonas Jennifer Carlson has conducted extensive interviews with both law enforcement officers and gun... More >
Lecture | March 15 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall
The advent of autonomous vehicles is exciting and alarming. Their success will depend on the driver-vehicle interaction.
Linguistic and ethnographic sound recordings from early twentieth-century California: Optical scanning, digitization, and access
Lecture | March 15 | 5-7 p.m. | 356 Barrows Hall
Andrew Garrett, UC Berkeley
UC Berkeley is the repository of an American cultural treasure in over 2,500 early twentieth-century wax cylinder recordings of Native American speech and song. Some are the only known recordings of a language; many are the only known recordings of particular songs or stories; all are invaluable for scholarly research and the broader purposes of cultural and linguistic revitalization. Previous... More >
Lecture | March 15 | 5-6 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, BCNM Commons, Rm. 340
Berkeley Center for New Media
On Wednesday, March 15, Ian Ingram, a Los Angeles-based artist will be a body of his work on the influence of animal behavior in building technology.
Ian Ingram is a Los Angeles-based artist who builds mechatronic and robotic objects that borrow facets from animal morphology and behavior, from the forms and movements of machines, and from our stories about animals. The resulting worksoften... More >
The Sixth Annual Mario A. Del Chiaro Lecture: Traders and Refugees: Contributions to Etruscan Architecture
Lecture | March 15 | 5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Nancy A. Winter, Distinguished Senior Researcher, The Ancient Mediterranean Studies Program, The University of California, Santa Barbara
Lecture | March 15 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Ethnic Studies Library - Room 30
Jun Kamata, Associate Professor, ASIA University (Tokyo)
Jun Kamata has published eight books in Japan and will talk about his latest publications: one focused on Native Americans and the other on minorities in the US. He will also discuss his exhibit of 25 photographs on display in the Ethnic Studies Library.
Lecture | March 15 | 7 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
Professor David Biale, Emanuel Ringelblum Distinguished Professor of Jewish History, UC Davis
The Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in Jewish Studies, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
The 2017 Taubman Lectures
Lecture 1 (Mon, March 13: Rabbinizing Heresy: Korah in the Midrash
Lecture 2 (Weds, March 15): The Afterlives of Baruch Spinoza and Shabbetai Zvi
Lecture 3 (Thurs, March 16): Gershom Scholem, Hannah Arendt and the Boundaries of Modern Heresy
David Biale is the Emanuel Ringelblum Distinguished Professor of Jewish History at UC Davis.