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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Fire Ecology in California with David Ackerly

Lecture | April 5 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The UC Botanical Garden is pleased to host David Ackerly, PI of the Ackerly Lab at UC Berkeley and a leader of the Berkeley Initiative in Global Change Biology for a talk on fire ecology in California and the Bay Area. As our climate changes and we face more extreme fires, what are the impacts on biodiversity and the native flora of California? This talk will look at recent fires and the long...   More >

$20 / $15 UCBG Member / Free for UCB staff, students, and faculty

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Istanbul: Living with Difference in a Global City

Lecture | April 5 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Nora Fisher-Onar; E. Fuat Keyman

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Panelists will discuss their new volume Istanbul: Living with Difference in a Global City (Rutgers University Press, 2018) which asks: What does Istanbul teach us, for better or for worse, about living with the Other? The interdisciplinary group of contributors hail from politics, international studies, area studies, urban studies, sociology, anthropology, and geography. Chapters examine...   More >

The Imperial Landscape of Assyria, from the Ground and Above

Lecture | April 5 | 5-7 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Jason Ur, Professor, Harvard University

 Archaeological Research Facility, Near Eastern Studies, Badè Museum

This presentation describes project’s methods and preliminary results, with a particular focus on its use of historical remote sensing sources: declassified intelligence aerial photographs (U2) and satellite imagery (CORONA and HEXAGON) and drone-based aerial imagery.

Bastora Dam

Arthur Dudney | Testing the Limits of Comparatism: The Quarrel of the Ancients and Moderns in Persian and Urdu Literary Culture

Lecture | April 5 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Arthur Dudney, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Cambridge University

 Gregory Maxwell Bruce, Lecturer - Urdu, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, The Berkeley Urdu Initiative

A talk by Dr Arthur Dudney, scholar of the history of early modern Persian literary education and lexicography in India.

Buddhist and Muslim Perspectives on the Contemporary Crisis in Myanmar

Lecture | April 5 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 John Clifford Holt, Bowdoin College

 Center for Buddhist Studies

Voices from each of the major communities (Arakanese, Burmese and Rohingya) articulate narratives of siege when explaining how the current con icts between Buddhists and Muslims have unfolded recently in Myanmar. Why are respective understandings of belonging and exclusion so seriously contested? How do ethno-religious perspectives and contemporary geo-political realities complicate these...   More >

ERG Annual Lecture: John Harte: The Quest for Simplicity on the Other Side of Complexity

Lecture | April 5 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 John Harte, Professor of the Graduate School

 Energy and Resources Group

John Harte investigates the effects of human actions on, and the linkages among, biogeochemical processes, ecosystem structure and function, biodiversity, and climate.

Astronomy Night at UC Berkeley

Lecture | April 5 | 7:30-10 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Department of Astronomy

Astronomy Night @ UC Berkeley is back for the 2018 season!

Come join us at Campbell Hall on the UC Berkeley campus on the first Thursday of every month for a FREE public astronomy lecture and stargazing on the roof with our fleet of telescopes. Our full season is available now on our website.

We kick off on April 5th and hope to see you there!

When: Thursday, April 5th
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