Thursday, April 19, 2018
Bancroft Library Roundtable: From Kitchen Tables to Laboratories: Nutritional Science at UC Berkeley, 1895-1930
Lecture | April 19 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room
Kimberly Killion, doctoral candidate, History, and Bancroft Library Study Award recipient, UC Berkeley
During the late nineteenth century, scientists from various fields began conducting experiments that would change the way most Americans defined, chose, and related to food. Drawing from the collections of early professors of nutrition Myer Jaffa and Agnes Fay Morgan, Killion will discuss the development of nutritional science at UC Berkeley during a transformative period in American food history.
Lecture | April 19 | 3-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in time
Dr. William Mazzarella, The Neukom Family Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago
A talk by Dr. William Mazzarella, the Neukom Family Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago.
Lecture | April 19 | 4-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Institute of Research on Labor & Employment, Goldman School of Public Policy, Institute for Governmental Studies, Berkeley Opportunity Lab, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, California Policy Lab
Its been over fifty years since President Johnson declared war on poverty, and each year, our federal and state governments spend billions of dollars trying to alleviate it. So why are some 45.3 million Americans still living below the poverty line? Why is there still no consensus on what can be done to reduce poverty? And why does poverty won the war (Ronald Reagan, 1986) remain a political... More >
The Question of Judeo-Arabic: Nation, Partition, and the Linguistic Imaginary: CMES Distinguished Visitor Lecture
Lecture | April 19 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Ella Shohat, New York University
Professor Ella Shohat, 2018 CMES Distinguished Visitor, teaches at the departments of Art & Public Policy and Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies at New York University. She has lectured and written extensively on issues having to do with post/colonial and transnational approaches to Cultural studies. Her writing has been translated into diverse languages, including: French, Hebrew, Arabic,... More >
Lecture | April 19 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, T. B. A.
Lecture | April 19 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Faculty Club, Great Hall
Omar Abdullah, Indian Politician
Charismatic, articulate, and an ardent fan of technology, Omar Abdullah is an Indian politician and the scion of one of the most prominent political families of Jammu and Kashmir, the Abdullah family. He served as the youngest Chief Minister of the State of Jammu and Kashmir from 2009-2014. He is currently the Leader of opposition in J&K legislative assembly.
As a former Chief Minister and one... More >
Lecture | April 19 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Lecture | April 19 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
Join us for the lecture/panel on homelessness on 4/19/2018 in 112 Wurster Auditorium.
Lecture | April 19 | 6-8 p.m. | Latimer Hall, 120 Latimer Hall | Note change in location
Dr. Paul Koudounaris
For over a decade, Dr. Paul Koudounaris has traveled the world documenting the display of human remains in religious practice. From the earliest Christian charnel houses to mummy festivals in modern day Indonesia, he found that the taboo we commonly associate with the dead body was anything but universal. In many cultures throughout history and many presently, a literal memento mori--a reminder... More >
Lecture | April 19 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife
Please join us on April 19th at 7 pm for the 2017-18 Leslie Scalapino Lecture in Innovative Poetics. This years lecture will be given by New York-based visual artist Emilie Clark. Her talk,
"Toward an Ethnography of Earths Household" will be held in 315 Wheeler Hall and followed by a reception in the English Department Lounge (Wheeler 300). This event is free and open to the public.
Emilie... More >