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Monday, February 25, 2019

Engineering Clarity

Lecture | February 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Gregor Horstmeyer, PE, Associate, Eckersley O'Callaghan

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Design Field Notes: Niloufar Salehi

Lecture | February 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Niloufar Salehi is an Assistant Professor in Berkeley's School of Information. Her research centers on social computing, technologically mediated collective action, digital labor, and more broadly, human-computer-interaction (HCI). At Jacobs, she'll discuss her research on how computing platforms can support collective efforts for social change.

From Exile to Utopia: A Yugoslav Writer’s Return

Lecture | February 25 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Djordje Popovic, PhD candidate in Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

The act of writing assures that exile is never permanent in the mind of the writer even if it is an abiding feature of their reality. Dubravka Ugresic explores this paradox in her essay “The Writer in Exile,” suggesting that what separates the exiled writer from the migrant is the former’s ability to leave her footprints on the cultural map of the world, thus retaining the imprint of her...   More >

Behind the Curtain Translational Medicine Lecture

Lecture | February 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 410 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Feb. 25 – Tony Fields (BS ‘83)
Clinical Trials: Successes and Fails

These lectures highlight real-world experiences of leaders in the health technologies space. Looking beyond the initial excitement of a concept, industry veterans discuss the heavy lifting on many fronts that gets new ideas out of the lab and into the clinic.

Ned Sublette "Kalunga: Kongo Thought in Africa and the Americas"

Lecture | February 25 | 4-6 p.m. | 315 Wheeler Hall

 Ned Sublette

 Global Urban Humanities

Ned Sublette is a historian, musicologist, rumba producer, a long-time correspondent for the public radio program Afropop Worldwide, the author of four books, and now a music travel producer. He has had extensive field experience with music throughout the African diaspora, and especially in Cuba. His books all deal, in one way or another, with the world of the Kongo and its connection with...   More >

Report Back from Syria with Dr. Ahmad Tarakji

Lecture | February 25 | 4-5 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, 145 Boalt Hall

 Dr. Ahmad Tarakji, Syrian American Medical Society

 Human Rights Center

Dr. Ahmad Tarakji is the President of the Syrian American Medical Society and a cardio-thoracic surgeon. SAMS has treated millions of patients in and out of Syria and oversaw the humanitarian response plan for crises including starvation, besiegement, and chemical attacks. Dr.Tarakji lead the Syria session at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016 and has testified before the members of the US...   More >

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Ned Sublette: Kalunga, Kongo Thought in Africa and the Americas

Lecture | February 25 | 4-6 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Ned Sublette

 Department of English, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Global Urban Humanities, Institute of European Studies

Ned Sublette is a historian, musicologist, musician, and record producer. His books include *Cuba and its Music: from the First Drums to the Mamba* (2004), *The World that made New Orleans: from Spanish Silver to Congo Square* (2008), *The Year before the Flood: a Story of New Orleans* (2009), and, with Constance Sublette, *The American Slave Coast: a History of the Slave-breeding Industry*...   More >

The Moral Economy: Why Good Incentives are No Substitute for Good Citizens: Barbara Weinstock Lectures on the Morals of Trade by Samuel Bowles

Lecture | February 25 | 4:10 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Samuel Bowles, CORE

 Graduate Division

Samuel Bowles will present the Weinstock lecture on February 25, 2019. His lecture is titled "The Moral Economy: Why Good Incentives are No Substitute for Good Citizens" The lecture is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

LAEP Lecture Series: Anita Berrizbeitia

Lecture | February 25 | 6-7 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Mon, Feb 25, 6pm - Anita Berrizbeitia research focuses on design theories of modern and contemporary landscape architecture, the productive aspects of landscapes, and Latin American cities and landscapes.

In and out of the Body and into the Machine

Lecture | February 25 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Osher Theater, BAMPFA

 Chico MacMurtrie

 Berkeley Center for New Media

Chico MacMurtrie’s work pushes the boundaries between robotic sculpture, new media installation, and performance. Immersed in the Bay Area’s Art and Technology Counterculture of the 1990s, he became known for his anthropomorphic, computer-controlled sculptures which evolved over the years into a “Society of Machines”.

In and Out of the Body and into the Machine

Lecture | February 25 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Chico MacMurtrie, Artist

 Berkeley Center for New Media, Graduate School of Journalism

Presented by Berkeley Center for New Media

Chico MacMurtrie’s work pushes the boundaries between robotic sculpture, new media installation, and performance. Immersed in the Bay Area’s Art and Technology Counterculture of the 1990s, he became known for his anthropomorphic, computer-controlled sculptures which evolved over the years into a “Society of Machines”. Today, operating out of his...   More >

How the Catholic Church Can Overcome the Sexual Abuse Crisis: featuring Dr. Jennifer Haselberger

Lecture | February 25 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 105 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Jennifer Haselberger

 Law, Boalt School of

In 2013, Dr. Haselberger made national news when she resigned as the top canon lawyer for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and publicly exposed the Archdiocese’s mishandling of sexual abuse. In this lecture, Dr. Haselberger will address how canon law and other institutional factors have contributed to the abuse crisis and possible reforms for the Church to overcome it.

Dr....   More >