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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

A Field of Autocratic Temptation: European Soccer and its Actors

Lecture | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Timm Beichelt, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)

 Institute of European Studies

While soccer officials often insist that sports and politics belong to different spheres, the opposite seems to be true. With frames like “success”, “unlimited competition”, and “team loyalty”, soccer heavily influences the pre-political sphere in European states. In the field of soccer, basic dispositions with regard to the legitimacy of an economized life and the definition of local or...   More >

Timm Beichelt

Continuity and Change in Landscape Use: Examples from Iwate, Northern Japan

Lecture | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Junko Habu, Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat with Anthony Long: How to Be Free: An Ancient Guide to the Stoic Life

Lecture | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Born a slave, the ancient Roman Stoic philosopher Epictetus taught that mental freedom is supreme, since it can liberate one anywhere, even in a prison. Long presents a new edition of Epictetus’s famed handbook on Stoicism.

CANCELLED: Mehnaz Afridi "The Role of Muslims in the Holocaust"

Lecture | March 13 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Dr. Mehnaz Afridi, Manhattan College

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Unfortunately, this event has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Self-fulfilling Prophecies in Schooling: Wherein Lies their Power

Lecture | March 13 | 3:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Rhona Weinstein, PH.D., Professor Emrtita, UC Berkeley, Department of Psychology

 Department of Psychology

In this talk, I reflect on a career-long journey as a community psychologist, investigating the dynamics of how beliefs about ability can become self-fulfilling prophecies in educational settings. Such expectancy effects either foster growth or constrain it. From descriptive to intervention research (untracking a high school, new school design, and policy), I explore these discoveries in...   More >

A Tribute to Political Activist Marielle Franco

Lecture | March 13 | 4-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Tiana Paschel, UC Berkeley; Cidinha da Silva

 Department of History, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for the Study of Sexual Culture

A tribute to Marielle Franco, Brazilian politician and human rights activist.

Chern Lectures: Extension, discretization, and quantitative differentiation

Lecture | March 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Simons Institute, Auditorium,

 Assaf Naor, Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss questions about the relation between discrete phenomena and their continuous counterparts. This relates to extension of partially defined functions, Bourgain’s work on discretization and almost extension for a quantitative version of Ribe’s rigidity theorem, and differentiation questions that are well understood as infinitesimal phenomena but their macroscopic counterparts...   More >

What’s Theology Got to Do with It? An Eighteenth-Century Chinese Emperor Debating Religions and Christianity

Lecture | March 13 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Eugenio Menegon, Associate Professor of Chinese History, Boston University; Collaborative Scholar, Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, Boston College

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

In his Lettres chinoises, indiennes et tartares, Voltaire republished “a note by the good Kangxi Emperor to the Peking Jesuits” as follows: “The emperor is surprised to see you so stubborn in your ideas. Why would you worry so much about a world where you have not been yet? Enjoy the present. Your God must be pained by your preoccupations...   More >

Calculation and Cosmography: Formal Continuities in Buddhist Art along the Gansu Corridor, from Dunhuang to Labrang Monastery

Lecture | March 13 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Jon Soriano, UC Berkeley

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

While the art history of the overland silk road seems distinguished by its continual flux, as disparate visual regimes flowed in and out over the centuries, the art in question is also marked by strong formal continuities specific to its regions, as well as certain adaptations to global paradigms. This talk adopts Kublerian concepts of 'shape' and 'sequence' to identify a formal series...   More >

2019 Oppenheimer Lecture: Teaching for Learning: What I have learned from learning research

Lecture | March 13 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Helen R. Quinn, Professor Emeritus, SLAC

 Department of Physics

I will talk about the ideas and research base underlying the "Framework for k-12 Science Education" and the vision for "three-dimensional learning" as defined by that document.

Helen R. Quinn

How We Lived: the Houshamadyan Project

Lecture | March 13 | 7:30-9 p.m. | St. Vartan Church, John Marukian Hall

 650 Spruce Street, Oakland, CA 94610

 Vahe Tachjian, Chief Editor of the Berlin-based Houshamdyan website, Houshamdyan

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program

Houshamadyan was born from this simple and powerful idea: we should bring back to life the cities, towns, and villages in which Armenians lived in the Ottoman Empire by reconstructing our inheritance – the rich memory of the lives of our ancestors. Houshamadyan is a non-profit organization founded in Berlin in 2010. The website www.houshamadyan.org appears in three languages: Armenian, English,...   More >

Mario Savio Memorial Lecture and Young Activist Award: Free Speech in Angry Times

Lecture | March 13 | 8-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy, UC Berkeley

 March for Our Lives

 College of Letters & Science, Goldman School of Public Policy, Library

The Mario Savio Memorial Lecture and Young Activist Award are presented annually to honor the memory of Mario Savio (1942-1996), a spokesperson for Berkeley's Free Speech Movement of 1964, and the spirit of moral courage and vision which he and countless other activists of his generation exemplified; to promote the ideas and values he struggled to advance throughout his life; and to recognize and...   More >

 Free admission. Open to the public; first come, first served.

Professor Robert Reich