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
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)
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
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
Lecture | February 8 | 12 p.m. | Maude Fife Room Wheeler Hall
Zohar Weiman-Kelman will be discussing their recently published book, Queer Expectations: a Genealogy of Jewish Womens Poetry (SUNY Press, 2018). Bringing together Jewish womens 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.
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
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
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 >