Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Lecture | March 6 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Gina Marchetti, Director of the Center for the Study of Globalization and Cultures, University of Hong Kong
As the Harvey Weinstein allegations opened up the depth and breadth of sexual harassment in Hollywood, Weinsteins associates in Hong Kong and the Peoples Republic of China came under scrutiny as well. Hong Kong serves as a bridge as well as a gateway between mainland Chinese and Hollywood concerns as well as the nexus for a constellation of industrial networks... More >
Lecture | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Alyssa Scott, Anthropology, UC Berkeley
This presentation will discuss the intersection between healthcare systems and racialized and gendered landscapes in California by tracking the design and transformation of the institutional landscape of tuberculosis sanitoria using archaeological survey, ground penetrating radar (GPR), magnetometer survey, historical research, and oral histories.
The Future of European Research via the lenses of the Horizon EU research and innovation programme 2021-2027
Lecture | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Jekaterina Novikova, EU Fellow at the IES
Jekaterina Novikova, EU fellow at the Institute of European Studies at UC Berkeley and Innovation Policy Coordinator at the European Commission, will speak about Horizon EU, a European research and innovation programme. This talk will highlight the process of the preparation of the programme based on the lessons learned from the previous programs, its building blocks, key novelties, and... More >
Lecture | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Oatess latest novel is the dystopian story of a young woman living in a bleak future dictatorship, who is punished for her transgressions by being sent back in time.
Lecture | March 6 | 12:50-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, 110 Boalt Hall
Rushan Abbas, Managing Director, Campaign for Uighurs; Darren Byler, Ph.D, University of Washington
Peter Jan Honigsberg, University of San Francisco Law
More than one million people, mostly Uighur Muslims, are in
indefinite detention in a secretive network of prisons in
Northwest China. Xinjiang has become an open-air prison-a
place where Orwellian high-tech surveillance, political
indoctrination, forced cultural assimilation, arbitrary arrests and
disappearances have turned ethnic minorities into strangers in
their own land. Kumi... More >
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Lecture | March 6 | 3:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
The visual world is cluttered, discontinuous, and noisy, but our perceptual experience is notscenes appear rich, seamless, and stable. This seeming contradiction has posed a challenge for theories of perception for decades. In this talk, I will discuss two complementary processes that reconcile the contradiction: First, a mechanism that generates rich visual impressions by efficiently... More >
Lecture | March 6 | 4 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall
The Townsend British Studies working group and the C19 colloquium are happy to announce a visit from Rachel Teukolsky (Vanderbilt), who will be workshopping her paper "Disraeli, Arendt, and the Fascist Novel" (abstract below!).
If you would like to participate in the workshop--which will take place at 4pm on 3/6 in Wheeler 306--please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for a... More >
Lecture | March 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Admiral James Stavridis, Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe
The Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Memorial Lectureship was established in 1983 to enhance the spirit of collegiality and sense of community to the University through the multi-disciplinary subject matter of national security affairs. Each year a speaker is nominated by the midshipmen and cadets of the Military Affairs Department. The lectureship provides a better and fuller understanding and... More >
Lecture | March 6 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall
Recent advances in deep learning and satellite imagery make it possible to remotely monitor economic and agricultural trends across the developing world, at high resolution. These advances are now being translated from research labs into the real world.
This seminar will discuss the technology and vision behind Atlas AI, a Bay Area start-up that spun out of Stanford University in 2018.... More >
Lecture | March 6 | 7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Lissette Jimenez, Lecturer of Museum Studies, San Francisco State University
San Francisco Society of the Archaeological Institute of America
Image and representation have always played a central role in the commemoration of the dead in ancient Egypt. Ritual funerary practices were often multi-sensory experiences comprised of an intricate combination of visual, auditory, tactile, gustatory, and olfactory senses. A proper ancient Egyptian funerary ensemble, coupled with the burial landscape, facilitated active tactile encounters between... More >