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Friday, October 20, 2017

Vive la Revolution or Vive la Counterrevolution?

Lecture | October 20 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Peter Bartu, Ph.D.

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

The Gulf states seemed impermeable to the 2011 Arab uprisings, but saw regional developments as both threat and opportunity. Bartu will discuss Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE, and Qatar in particular and their roles in an ongoing struggle for the heart and soul of a region.

Peter Bartu teaches political transitions in the Middle East, North Africa, the Gulf states, international organizations, and...   More >

America and Germany - Old Friends or New Rivals?

Lecture | October 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Jan Philip Burgard, Deputy Bureau Chief of the German TV Network ARD

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, American Council on Germany, San Francisco Eric M. Warburg Chapter

For decades, the USA and Germany have been the bulwark of the West. But like no other President before him, Donald Trump has raised questions about the nature of this key partnership. Shortly after the Bundestagswahl (federal elections) in Germany, TV correspondent, Dr. Jan Philipp Burgard, will provide an inside view of how the new political environment might change the translatlantic...   More >

Jet Noise and The Production of Environmentalism(s) in the 1970's Bay Area: Disruptive: Noise as Material

Lecture | October 20 | 2-3 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall

 Eric Porter, Professor in the History of Consciousness Department at UC Santa Cruz

 UCHRI, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts Research Center

The UCHRI working group Counter-Production: Noise as Critical Research will be hosting several events across the UC’s this year that critically engage the field of Sound Studies through interdisciplinary research. Taking up the negative powers of noise, we argue that its disruptive, illegible and unintelligible attributes produce a critical lens for understanding sound’s interaction with the...   More >

Blown across the Sea: Glass along the Maritime Silk Road

Lecture | October 20 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 141 McCone Hall | Note change in location

 Sanjyot Mehendale, Tang Center for Silk Road Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

This lecture will highlight the results of underwater surveys of a 2000-year-old shipwreck uncovered off the coast of the small fishing village of Godavaya, Sri Lanka. The ship's cargo of glass ingots, among other objects, will be the starting point of a discussion on the movement of glass raw materials and finished objects along the intertwined maritime and overland trading networks commonly...   More >

FlexPass: Incentives for reducing employee parking

Lecture | October 20 | 4 p.m. | 412 McLaughlin Hall

 Dounan Tang, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Most employers offer free or underpriced parking to employees even as they feel the pressure to reduce the number of employees driving alone to work. The FlexPass study is a parking incentive program that avoids employee discontent. We conducted a two-phase study during the year of 2015 and 2016, the FlexPass and FlexPass-Plus study.

Why Timber is the Construction Material of the 21st Century

Lecture | October 20 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. |  Krutch Theatre (Clark Kerr Campus)

 Ryan E. Smith, Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Utah

 College of Natural Resources

2017 S. J. Hall Lecture in Industrial Forestry

We are experiencing a wood construction revival. Steel and concrete were the material innovations of the industrial revolution. Wood, used to build houses for centuries, is the commercial construction innovation of the 21st century. Long valued for its affordability, timber is being embraced by building developers due to recent advances in...   More >