Thursday, February 15, 2018
Lecture | February 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
The destruction of art, especially religious art, is one of the components of the genocidal phenomenon. Claims for the restitution of surviving religious and artistic objects form part post-conflict processes of survival or reconciliation. The widespread destruction of religious art is a well known dimension of the Armenian Genocide, yet its has rarely attracted critical attention. A rare example... More >
Lecture | February 15 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room
Kenna Fisher, MLIS, Manuscripts Cataloger, The Bancroft Library
Ever wonder how Bancroft's wonderful collections are made ready for the public? Go behind the scenes with Bancroft manuscripts cataloger Kenna Fisher as she takes you on a journey through special collections processing. Fisher will discuss how she solved mysteries contained in two new acquisitions: a Gold Rush-era journal and a World War I collection.
Lecture | February 15 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 140 Boalt Hall, School of Law
Stephen J. Rapp, former US Ambassador-at-Large, Office of Global Crimnial Justice, US State Dept
Stephen Rapp was Ambassador-at-Large (2009-2015) heading the Office of Global Criminal Justice in the US State Department, where he coordinated US Government support to international criminal tribunals, and to hybrid and national courts responsible for prosecuting persons charged with genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.
Lecture | February 15 | 4-6 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 4125A (level D)
This event will feature two presentations of ongoing quantitative research into the adoption of labels for novelistic subgenres phrases such as a novel of manners and a historical novel. Is the appearance of generic subtitles on title pages a reliable indicator of a novels content? Do such subtitles spread in a predictable fashion, and to what extent does their use traverse national and... More >
Barbarians at the Gate: Socialist University, Upward Mobility, and New Intelligentsia in Postwar Poland
Lecture | February 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
After the social revolution brought on by WWII and a new political order, Polish society started on a path of intense reconstruction. A freshly established university in the "Polish Manchester" - Łódź - serves as a case study to examine postwar visions of academia, reforms of higher education, and upward mobility. The socialist university project was designed for the people and was a... More >
Lecture | February 15 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Erez Joskovich, UC Berkeley
Classical Chan/Zen literature is famous for its disparagement of scriptural authority, ranging from the well-known slogan separate transmission outside the scriptures..., attributed to Bodhidharma, to stories of renowned Zen masters abusing Buddhist scriptures. Nevertheless, similar to other Buddhist schools, incantations of sutras and invocation of dhāranī have been a significant... More >
Lecture | February 15 | 5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in time and location
Maurizio Bettini, Università degli Studi di Siena
Lecture | February 15 | 6-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
How does Cannabis affect our brain, mind, and behavior? The subjective experiences, therapeutic uses, and potential for abuse associated with Cannabis are related to the plants complex botanical chemistry and the impact of this chemistry on body and psyche.
$30 / $25 UCBG Members / $15 Current students