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Friday, February 8, 2019

The Ethnobotany of Eden: The Colonial Quest for Green Gold in the Humid Tropics with Robert A. Voeks

Lecture | February 8 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The colonial era witnessed a fevered quest for the healing flora of the equatorial latitudes. Subscribing to ancient Eden notions of plant-people relations, European physicians and scientists were motivated by the belief that God had planted botanical cures for diseases in their places of origin. While many colonial bioprospectors subscribed to the biblical Doctrine of Signatures, they discovered...   More >

$12, $10 members (Price includes Garden Admission)

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Minner Distinguished Lecture: Engineering Ethics in Action: Experiences from the Medical Device Industry

Lecture | February 8 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor

 Tim Guertin, EECS ‘72, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors, Varian Medical Systems

 College of Engineering, Bioengineering Honor Society

Adapting to climate change: Generating new science-based design typologies

Lecture | February 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Kristina Hill, Associate professor, Department of landscape architecture & environmental planning and urban design, UC Berkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Queer Expectations: a genealogy of jewish women's poetry

Lecture | February 8 | 12 p.m. |  Maude Fife Room Wheeler Hall

 Zohar Weiman-Kelman

 Center for the Study of Sexual Culture

Zohar Weiman-Kelman will be discussing their recently published book, Queer Expectations: a Genealogy of Jewish Women’s Poetry (SUNY Press, 2018). Bringing together Jewish women’s poetry in English, Yiddish, and Hebrew from late nineteenth century through the 1970s, this talk will explore how Jewish women writers turned to poetry to write new histories.

Sarah Pinto | The Doctor and Mrs. A.: Ethics and Counter-Ethics in an Indian Dream Analysis

Lecture | February 8 | 2-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room)

 Sarah Pinto, Professor of Anthropology, Tufts University

 Lawrence Cohen, Professor in Anthropology and South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Townsend Center Working Group on Form and Formalism, Townsend Center for the Humanities Lecture Grant, The Berkeley South Asia Art Initiative

A talk by Professor Sarah Pinto, Professor of Anthropology at Tufts University.

Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science: A Planet-Scale Playground for Data Scientists – Google Maps: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

Lecture | February 8 | 2-3 p.m. | Doe Library, 190 Doe Library

 Data Sciences

Are there good soba noodle places nearby? How do I get to JFK by train? In this talk, Google Vice President of Engineering Luiz André Barroso and Google Earth Engine Co-founder Matt Hancher will describe the technical complexity of creating models that reflect the real world for tools such as Google Maps, Search and Google Earth.

A planet-scale playground for data scientists - Google Maps: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

Lecture | February 8 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Luiz André Barroso, VP of Engineering, Google

 Matt Hancher, Co-founder, Google Earth Engine, Google

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Are there good soba noodle places nearby? How do I get to JFK by train? When does this park close? Show me Stonehenge! Helping people explore and get things done in the real world is the task our team has taken on, and it is a rather challenging one. In this talk I will describe the technical complexity of creating models that reflect the real world for tools such as Google Maps, Search and...   More >