Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Lecture | November 15 | Wurster Hall
CANCELLED! WED, NOV 15. Please note: This lecture has been CANCELLED!
Lecture | November 15 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Do plant names ever seem intentionally obscure and hard to remember? Do you wonder how they got their names and why? This program will break down botanical nomenclature, looking at some of the most common Greek and Latin vocabulary and the rules for plant naming. We will also examine the ways that names reflect politics, patronage, and advances in the science of botany.
Free with Garden Admission
Lecture | November 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall
Aria Fani, PhD Candidate, Dept. of Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley
What is literature? Posing this fundamental question allows me to critically delve into the conceptual history of literature in Persian in the mid-nineteenth and the early-twentieth centuries. In a way, this is a story of how a literary discourse was formed and later became an institution, casting its epistemic shadow over all modes of literary and cultural production in the Persian-speaking... More >
Lecture | November 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Aebhric Coleman, Director, Kramlich Collection
In Curating and Collecting Across Media, Aebhric Coleman will discuss collecting and curating artwork that mixes media forms across visual art objects, film, performance, and new technologies.
Aebhric Coleman is Director of Kramlich Collection, a collection of art by Richard and Pamela Kramlich recognized as one of the most important private international collections of media,... More >
Life and Labor in the Industrial Frontier: Archaeology of the Samuel Adams Limekilns, Santa Cruz, California
Lecture | November 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
David Hyde, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology
Beginning in the 1850s a lime extraction and processing industry took root in Santa Cruz County, California, supplying the American West Coast with a critical construction and manufacturing material. Over the subsequent 70 years, the industry shifted from being comprised of number of independently owned and operated operations to being monopolized by a single regional conglomerate. Throughout... More >
Lecture | November 15 | 4 p.m. | 2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies), Conference Room
The writing of Mexican poet Octavio Paz (1914-1998) reflects a constant engagement with social questions of his time. His ideas about the role of intellectuals, politics, and the media are expressed in poems, essays, radio programs, and television. In this lecture, Professor Dorella will present some of the controversies that were generated by Pazs political position in the media.
Lecture | November 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
Oleg Budnitskii, Professor of History, and Director, International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences, National Research University - Higher School of Economics, Moscow
During the years of the Great Patriotic War about 500,000 women were called up to serve in the Red Army. In the Second World War, the Soviet Union was not the only country to enlist women in the military. But the Soviet experience was unique in the fact that a significant number of women served in combat units. Female pilots and snipers attained the greatest fame. Some women served as tank crew... More >
Lecture | November 15 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
George Packer will present the Jefferson lecture on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, in conjunction with the observance of Constitution Day. The lecture, entitled "American Identity in the Age of Trump," will be held in the Chevron Auditorium of International House and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
Lecture | November 15 | 6-7 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94607
The fight against global poverty is connected to the contentious issue of migration from poor to rich countries. The connection of the war on poverty to the war on terror perpetrates a stereotype of poor people as violent, unintentionally fueling xenophobia and restrictions on migration. The good news is that economic ideas are the best antidote to xenophobia, opening the door again to migration... More >
Lecture | November 15 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Professor Dan Kammen, a global thought leader for clean energy and energy access, reflects on lessons learned from three decades on the frontlines of the clean energy debates and what those lessons portend for the future of global energy and the planet.
Lecture | November 15 | 7-9 p.m. | Zaytuna College, Sanctuary
2401 Le Conte Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709
Professor Alexander Key, Professor, Stanford University
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 >