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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat: Catherine Gallagher: Telling It Like It Wasn’t: The Counterfactual Imagination in History and Fiction

Lecture | October 3 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Inventing counterfactual histories—such as a Europe that never threw off Hitler, or a second term for JFK—is a common pastime of modern day historians. Gallagher probes how counterfactual history works and to what ends.

Shellfish for the Celestial Empire: A Deep History of the Birth, Collapse, and Future of Abalone Fishing in California

Lecture | October 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Todd J. Braje, Irvine Chair of Anthropology and Associate Curator, California Academy of Sciences

 Archaeological Research Facility

In the midst of the California Gold Rush, a small group of enterprising Chinese immigrants recognized untapped resources along our state’s coast. Freed from both human and sea otter predation for decades, coastal California was teeming with abalone stocks and commercial fishing of several species rose to become a multimillion dollar industry. By the late twentieth century, however, overfishing,...   More >

Systems and the Politics of Representation with Charles Gaines

Lecture | October 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Charles Gaines

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join scholar and collector Alan Templeton and Columbia University Mellon Fellow Grace Harpster for an informative perspective on selected works in Old Masters in a New Light, including Juan de Borgoña’s Ecce Homo and BAMPFA’s magnificent late fifteenth-century tapestry of the same subject.

Harpster specializes in early modern Italian art as well as the Spanish empire and missionary networks....   More >

Supreme Court: Year in Review

Lecture | October 3 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Marshall Krause and Roy Ulrich will discuss the Supreme Court's 2018 term.

Why Do People Reject Good Science?: Charles M. and Martha Hitchcock Lectures by Eugenie Scott

Lecture | October 3 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Dr. Eugenie C. Scott, Founding Executive Director, National Center for Science Education, Inc.

 Graduate Division

Eugenie Scott will present the Hitchcock lectures on October 3 and 4, 2018. The second lecture is titled "Evolution and Creationism as Science and Myth" and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Spero’s Journey: Building a Biotech and Fighting Antimicrobial Resistance

Lecture | October 3 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  TBA

 Ankit Mahadevia, Spero Therapeutics

 The Berkeley Forum

Ankit Mahadevia, MD is CEO of Spero Therapeutics, a company that is dedicated to bring novel, life improving therapies to patients suffering from multidrug-resistant infections. He will discuss topics that are unique to the antibiotic field and the importance of bringing new therapies to patients while also speaking to the lessons learned from taking companies from development stage to the public...   More >

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ARCHITECTURE LECTURE: Jack Halberstam

Lecture | October 3 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, OCT 3, 6:30pm. Please join us for a talk about the queer and trans* legacy of the work of Gordon Matta-Clark and the concept of anarchitecture to contemporary queer and trans* projects, aesthetic and activist. Open to all!