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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Remembering Queen Mary: Heritage Conservation of Free Blacks on St. Croix, U.S.V.I.

Lecture | November 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 William White, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

This talk explores the ways positionality plays a central role in the way heritage conservation is practiced by black Crucians and white Danish scholars.

Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat: Anne Nesbet: The Orphan Band of Springdale

Lecture | November 7 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Nesbet’s historical novel for younger readers takes place during World War II in Springdale, Maine. It tells the story of eleven-year-old Gusta, who is sent to live in an orphanage run by her grandmother after her labor-organizer father is forced to flee the country.

Translation Strategies for Filmic Text: Idiom vs. Explicit Meaning in English Subtitles

Lecture | November 7 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 María Labarta Postigo, Professor, Faculty of Philology, Translation, and Communication, University of Valencia, Spain

 Berkeley Language Center

In this presentation, I will examine how idioms in original Spanish and German filmic texts are translated in English subtitles. My goals are to shed to light on strategies used in the translation process and to explore how translation can affect understanding and reception by the audience.

Between Center and Periphery? Higher Education, Social Sciences and Intellectuals from Islamic Habitus in Turkey

Lecture | November 7 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Deniz Ilhan, Stony Brook University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

The modernization program endorsed by the Republic of Turkey, and the institutions which established the infrastructure for educational, cultural and scientific development went hand in hand with a nationalist interpretation of Westernization and secularization agenda. Parallel to those in other Muslim-majority contexts throughout the world, the reactions to this program has been diverse, which...   More >

New Literary History at 50

Lecture | November 7 | 1-2 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall


 Department of English

Please join Bruce Holsinger, incoming editor of New Literary History, for an informal presentation and discussion about the journal’s current direction and future prospects as NLH begins its fiftieth anniversary year. Intended primarily for early career scholars in the literary humanities (advanced graduate students, instructors, and assistant professors) though open to all, the hour-long session...   More >

Facing the Limits of Decoloniality from a Southeast Asian Peri-urban Forest

Lecture | November 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Juno Salazar Parrenas, Assistant Professor, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Ohio State University

 Nancy Lee Peluso, Henry J. Vaux Distinguished Professor of Forest Policy, UC Berkeley

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

This talk argues that recent scholarly efforts to center decoloniality and indigenous knowledges risk romanticization when universalized. The research is drawn from transdisciplinary ethnographic field research in Sarawak, East Malaysia, with Malay and Iban orangutan-handlers and orangutans between 2010-2016.

Shuddhabrata Sengupta | Kinetic Contemplation: Raqs Media Collective in Medias Res

Lecture | November 7 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, Room 315

 Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Artist and writer, and member of Raqs Media Collective

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Arts Research Center, Department of English, Department of Art Practice, University of California Humanities Research Institute, The South Asia Art Initiative at UC Berkeley

A talk by Shuddhabrata Sengupta, artist and writer, and member of Raqs Media Collective.

Illuminating Biology at the Nanoscale and Systems Scale by Imaging: 2018 Emilio Segrè Lecture

Lecture | November 7 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Xiaowei Zhuang, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, David B. Arnold Jr. Professor of Science, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Professor of Physics, Harvard University

 Department of Physics

As a fundamental unit of life, a cell is comprised of numerous different types of molecules that form intricate interaction networks, which function collectively to give the cell its life. Dissecting the inner workings of a cell thus requires imaging methods with molecular specificity, molecular-scale resolution, and dynamic imaging capability such that molecular interactions inside the cell can...   More >

The Art of Giving Feedback: Thriving in Science Monthly Lecture: November, 2018

Lecture | November 7 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Stanley Hall, 105 & Atrium

 Cal Facilitation Team, LEAD Center

 Thriving in Science

Is your team or group finding it challenging to communicate expectations? Do some team members volunteer for tasks, but not follow through? If these situations sound familiar, then let us teach you how to give effective feedback. In the workshop, you will learn the best language to use when addressing difficult situations in team settings. We will go over the best way to approach these issues and...   More >

Theoretically Speaking Series — Training Artificial Intelligence by Playing Games

Lecture | November 7 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Thore Graepel, Google DeepMind

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

Intelligence can be viewed as the ability of agents to achieve goals in a wide range of environments. If we wish to use machine learning to train intelligent agents, we need ways of creating rich environments that provide appropriate challenges and feedback signals to learning agents. Just as in real life (and evolution), the most challenging environments for learning agents arise from...   More >


  Registration opens October 22. Register online by November 6.


Lecture | November 7 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, NOV 7, 6:30pm. Please join us for a talk with the Fall 2018 Joseph Esherick Visiting Professor of Practice, a Professor at the California College of the Arts, co-director of The Urban Works Agency, and founder of The Open Workshop. Open to all!

Midterm Elections: Moving Forward

Lecture | November 7 | 8-9:30 p.m. | 222 Wheeler Hall

 Darren Zook, Bridge USA

 Bridge USA

In the wake of one of the most anticipated midterm elections in modern American history, BridgeUSA invites you to join Professor Darren Zook as he talks about the impact these elections will have moving forward. Key to the discussion will be the issues surrounding political diversity, increasing partisanship in Washington, and influence on future generations.

Prof. Darren Zook lectures in the...   More >