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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Robert Louis Stevenson in Samoa

Lecture | March 1 | 4-6:30 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Joseph Farrell

 Department of English, C. 19 & Beyond British Cultural Studies Working Group

The C.19 & Beyond British Cultural Studies Working Group is pleased to invite you all to hear our guest speaker Joe Farrell present work from his forthcoming book, "Robert Louis Stevenson in Samoa," which analyzes the author's final years in Samoa and his relationship to British Colonialism.

What You Lose When You Lose Your Job: The Lasting Impacts of Unemployment

Lecture | March 1 | 4-6 p.m. |  2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment)

 Jennie Brand, Professor of Sociology, UCLA

 Danny Yagan, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

 Sandra Smith, Director, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment, Center for the Study of Law and Society, Department of Economics, Berkeley Population Center

As the US economy improves, the unemployment rate continues to fall. But job loss has far-reaching and long-lasting consequences, and many Americans are still dealing with the economic, social, and psychological effects of layoffs. Professor Brand will explore the complex ways that the shock of job loss impacts workers’ career achievement, economic outcomes, and wellbeing, and how these effects...   More >

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Mosse-Lecture: Can Architecture Be Democratic?: 2nd Annual Mosse-Lecture

Lecture | March 1 | 4:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Jan-Werner Mueller, Professor, Political Science, Princeton University

 Martin Jay, Professor, History, UC Berkeley

 Department of German, The Mosse Foundation

Many people have an intuitive sense that the built environment is bound up with politics. The lecture poses the question how we might think more systematically (and normatively) about the relationship between democracy and architecture as well as public spaces as a particular form of the built environment.

HTNM: "The Software Arts" with Warren Sacks

Lecture | March 1 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall

 Warren Sacks, UCSC

 Center for New Media

Sacks argues computing grew out of the arts. This argument will be a provocation for some, especially for those who see a bright line dividing the “two cultures” of the arts and the sciences. For others, the argument will not seem provocative at all.

Leaving Religion and Losing Culture: Secular Conversion among Hispanic Freethinkers, Black Atheists, and Ex-Muslims: Joseph Blankholm

Lecture | March 1 | 5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Relying on years of ethnographic research among avowedly secular people, Blankholm argues that becoming secular is a transformative process akin to conversion, and that secular Americans who are not white or who convert from non-Christian religions face unique challenges that lead to new forms of secularism.

Ferdinand de Saussure and the Phonic Harmony of Archaic Latin Poetry: Sather Lecture #4

Lecture | March 1 | 5:30 p.m. |  Alumni House | Note change in time and location

 Maurizio Bettini, Università degli Studi di Siena

 Department of Classics

SOLD OUT - The Science of Cannabis: Cannabis as Medicine

Lecture | March 1 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

What are the potential therapeutic benefits of Cannabis to ameliorate physical and psychological illnesses? Because of the constraints on conducting medical research on Cannabis and related products, much available information is empirical and has not been subjected to the rigors of the scientific method.

$30 / $25 UCBG Members / $15 Current students

 SOLD OUT.

Pioneering Tech Journalist and Author Kara Swisher: Can Silicon Valley Be Tamed?

Lecture | March 1 | 6:15-7:45 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Graduate School of Journalism, Taube Philanthropies

Seating is first come, first served. Advance registration does not guarantee seating.

About Kara Swisher
Kara Swisher is one of the country's most influential journalists covering Silicon Valley, the focus of her reporting for over two decades. She is the executive editor of Recode, host of the Recode Decode podcast and co-executive producer of the high-profile Code Conference. Swisher...   More >

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