Thursday, September 20, 2018
Lecture | September 20 | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Ronald Rael is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, with a joint appointment in the departments of Architecture and Art Practice. He is the author of Earth Architecture (Princeton Architectural Press, 2008)a history of building with earth in the modern era to exemplify new, creative uses of the oldest building material on the planet, and Borderwall as Architecture: A... More >
Lecture | September 20 | 12-1 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Join Associate Professor of Architecture Ronald Rael for a lecture on borderwall politics and architecture at BAMPFA.
Bancroft Library Roundtable: A Wise Counselor and Faithful Servant: The Life of Regent Andrew Smith Hallidie
Lecture | September 20 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room
Taryn Edwards, Librarian/Historian, Mechanics' Institute Library and Chess Room, San Francisco
University of California Regent Andrew Smith Hallidies biographer, Taryn Edwards, will talk about his life. Considered the father of San Franciscos cable car, Hallidie was a champion of the Bay Area's libraries and educational institutions. He was named an ex officio regent in 1868, later appointed in his own right, and served until his death in 1900.
Lecture | September 20 | 2-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Julia Morgan Hall
An Eye-Opening Exposé of the Struggle to Control the Worlds Seeds and the Future of our Food
Ten thousand years after humans figured out how to stop wandering and plant crops, veteran investigative journalist Mark Schapiro plunges into the struggle already underway for control of seeds, the ground-zero ingredient for our food.
Free with Garden admission ($12); Free for UCBG members, UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty
Lecture | September 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 330 Blum Hall
Lillian Hoddeson, Peter Garrett
Stanford R. Ovshinsky was described as, the Edison of our age by The Economist. Even this comparison fails to capture the full range of his achievements. The Man Who Saw Tomorrow: The Life and Inventions of Stanford R. Ovshinsky (MIT Press 2018), is the first full-length biography of a visionary whose energy and information innovations continue to fuel our economy.
Navigating Borders and Violence: Indigenous Maya Families and Central American Children in Migration: CRG Thursday Forum Series
Lecture | September 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall
It is a crime to be young here: Violence against Minors in Central America, Mexico, and the United States
Leisy J. Abrego, Department of Chicana/o Studies, UCLA
Pedagogies of Migration/Reframing What It Means to Teach and Learn
Indigenous Maya Families from Yucatán in California
Patricia Baquedano-López, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley
Zooarchaeology and Heritage: The History of Sea Otters in Southeast Alaska-- from Near-Extinction to Protected Species to the Center of Conflict between Fishers, Hunters, and Defenders of Wildlife
Lecture | September 20 | 5-6 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Sea otters (Enhydra lutris) were once common in the North Pacific but were extirpated from southeast Alaska by about A.D. 1830. In the 1960s, sea otters were re-introduced and now their populations are rapidly increasing. Today, sea otters and people are competing for some of the same commercially important invertebrates. After having been absent for nearly 150 years, the re-entry of sea... More >
Lecture | September 20 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Geballe Room
Corpus Poetics: Thinking the Writer's Career with Data
Lecture | September 20 | 6-7:30 p.m. | TBA
Maria Klawe, Harvey Mudd College
Maria Klawe, a renowned computer scientist and scholar, is the fifth president of Harvey Mudd College since 2006. Harvey Mudd College is a a liberal arts college, known for its intensive STEM focus. As the first woman to lead the college, she focuses on increasing the representation of women in STEM fields, and she has made significant changes on campus: for the past 12 years, the number of women... More >