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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Towards a Sustainable Archaeology Praxis: Lesson from St. Croix, USVI

Lecture | October 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Justin Dunnavant, University of California, Santa Cruz

 Archaeological Research Facility

The relationship between archaeologists and stakeholder communities has become a topic of introspection for researchers within the field. Throughout the years, communities have become increasingly involved in the various phases of research design, interpretation, and knowledge dissemination. Building upon these discussions, archaeologists and heritage professionals in St. Croix, USVI are...   More >

On Curating Film: From theaters to galleries: Arts + Design Wednesdays at BAMPFA

Lecture | October 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Kate MacKay, Associate Film Curator, UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

 Arts + Design

Kate MacKay, Associate Film Curator at BAMPFA, will discuss her experience as a film curator - from festivals, to museum theatres to galleries - using specific case studies from her curatorial work

Kate MacKay is Associate Film Curator at the University of California Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive. She has served as the programmer and interim artistic director of The...   More >

Curating the Moving Image: From Cinemas to Galleries with Kate MacKay

Lecture | October 4 | 12-1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Kate MacKay, associate film curator at BAMPFA, discusses her experience as a film curator—from festivals to museum theaters to galleries—using specific case studies from her curatorial work.

Supreme Court 2017

Lecture | October 4 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Marshall Krause and Roy Ulrich will discuss the Supreme Court's 2017 term, including the ramifications of Neil Gorsuch's confirmation to the court.

Atrocities in Burma (Myanmar)

Lecture | October 4 | 1-2 p.m. | 134 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Brad Adams, Human Rights Watch

 Boalt Hall Committee for Human Rights, Human Rights Center

Nearly half a million Rohingya have fled from Burma to neighboring Bangladesh to escape killings, arson, and other mass atrocities. The United Nations recently called the situation “a textbook case of ethnic cleansing.” Come learn about the mounting crisis in Burma’s Rakhine State from Brad Adams, executive director of Human Rights Watch’s Asia Division and professor of international human rights...   More >

Design Innovation from Nature Lecture: "Learning from plants for livable architecture and sustainable building construction of the 21st century"

Lecture | October 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 2060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Thomas Speck, University of Freiburg

 Design Innovation from Nature

During the last decades biomimetics has attracted increasing attention as well from basic and applied research as from various fields of industry, architecture and especially from building construction. Biomimetics has a high innovation potential and offers the possibility for the development of sustainable technical products and production chains. The huge number of organisms with the specific...   More >

Violent Passions: Polygamy and Power in Early America

Lecture | October 4 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Sarah Pearsall, University Senior Lecturer in the History of Early America and the Atlantic World, University of Cambridge

 Department of History

Sarah Pearsall is University Senior Lecturer in the History of Early America and the Atlantic World at Cambridge University. Her scholarship probes the intersections of gender, households, and sexuality with the development, maintenance, and end of colonies in a North Atlantic world. Her articles have appeared in Gender & History, the William & Mary Quarterly, the American Historical Review, and...   More >

Sara Ogger: The Public Humanities and the Ph.D. in an Expanded Sphere

Lecture | October 4 | 5-7 p.m. | 4229 Dwinelle Hall

 Sara Ogger, German Department

 Department of German

Zaytuna College Lecture Series with Professor Steven Fish: Are Muslims Distinctive?

Lecture | October 4 | 7-9 p.m. | Zaytuna College, Sanctuary

 2401 Le Conte Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709

 Professor Steven Fish, Professor, UC Berkeley

 Graduate Theological Union

Zaytuna College invites you to their upcoming Lecture Series, occurring on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at 2401 Le Conte Ave. Berkeley, CA 94709 throughout the Fall semester with renowned speakers such as UC Berkeley Anthropology Professor Laura Nader, Political Science Professor Steven Fish, CAIR Director Zahra Billoo, Stanford Comparative Literature and Classical Arabic Professor...   More >

Mario Savio Memorial Lecture: Resistance: What does effective resistance look like and include today?

Lecture | October 4 | 8 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Annie Leonard, Greenpeace USA

 College of Letters & Science

Annie Leonard, Executive Director of Greenpeace USA, will be this year’s featured speaker at the Mario Savio Memorial Lecture: "Resistance: What does effective resistance look like and include today?"

This memorial lecture series honors the memory of the late Mario Savio, spokesperson for Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement, and the spirit of moral courage which he and other activists of his...   More >

 Free admission. Open to the public.

  RSVP online or or by emailing LSevents@berkeley.edu by September 27.