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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Pub Science: Are Bilinguals Smarter?

Lecture | October 24 |  Little Hill Lounge

 10753 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530

 Eve Higby

 CLEAR Project

Come to a pub to learn about the wonders of the bilingual brain!

Yanni Loukissas: All Data Are Local

Lecture | October 24 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Yanni Loukissas

 Arts + Design

Yanni Loukissas, author

Yanni Loukissas delivers a talk drawing on his new monograph from MIT Press, All Data Are Local: Thinking Critically in a Data-Driven Society, which is addressed to a growing audience of practitioners who want to work with unfamiliar data both effectively and ethically. Loukissas is an assistant professor of digital media in the School of Literature, Media, and...   More >

Roman Decline and American Carnage: Considering Decline and Renewal in the Age of Trump

Lecture | October 24 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Edward Watts, Professor, Department of History, UC San Diego

 Department of History

The twinned notions of Roman decline and renewal are one of the few features of Roman life that link the Republic of Cato the Elder, the empire of Trajan Decius, the regime of Justinian, and the Frankish court of Charlemagne. This continuity is particularly striking because the causes of Roman decline, the ways in which it is measured, and even the very concept of Rome all shift as decline and...   More >

Brown Lecture in Education Research

Lecture | October 24 | 3-6 p.m. |  Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20004

 Prudence L. Carter, Dean, Graduate School of Education

 American Educational Research Association

Prudence L. Carter, dean and professor of the Graduate School of Education at UC Berkeley, and national expert on inequality in education, will present the American Educational Research Association's (AERA) 2019 Brown Lecture in Education Research.

Carter’s research focuses on factors that shape and reduce economic, social, and cultural inequalities among social groups in schools and society....   More >

Capitalism and the Question of Genealogy

Lecture | October 24 | 4 p.m. | Barrows Hall, MATRIX/Room 820

 Melinda Cooper, Associate Professor, Sociology and Social Policy, The University of Sydney

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Department of Sociology, Department of History, Department of Geography, The Program in Critical Theory, Berkeley Network for a New Political Economy

The paper asks why periods of capitalist breakdown are so often experienced as crises of reproduction and why the imagined solutions to such crises so predictably involve a return to reproductive order, with its attendant hierarchies of gender and race.

Cultural Expertise on Southeast Asia and Asylum Expert Witnessing

Lecture | October 24 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 ChorSwang Ngin, Professor of Anthropology, CSU Los Angeles

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies

What is "cultural expertise"? And what is Southeast Asian Studies useful for? This talk will review these questions illustrated with asylum cases from Indonesia, Myanmar, and Malaysia, to advocate for the teaching and learning of Southeast Asian Studies within the framework of “Cultural Expertise in Litigation”— a current project Prof. Ngin is involved in at Oxford University.

ChorSwang Ngin

Leading on the Edge of Change: Climate, Education and Politics in Alaska

Lecture | October 24 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Faculty Club, Seaborg Room

 James Johnsen, President, University of Alaska

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

The University of Alaska is the state's sole public system of higher education and a world leader in Arctic research. In response to unprecedented 41 percent state funding cut enacted by gubernatorial budget veto in 2019, the University mounted a major advocacy campaign, declared financial exigency, and began planning for organizational restructuring to include consolidation of the system's...   More >

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Agamemnon’s Cluelessness: Reason and Eudaimonia

Lecture | October 24 | 5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Josiah Ober, Mitsotakis Professor of Classics and Political Science, Stanford University

 Department of Classics

The Sather Classical Lectures, part 6.

Seeing Shamanic Practices in Ancient Peruvian Pottery

Lecture | October 24 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Cathy Costin, California State University, Northridge

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

The Lounge Lecture series, hosted alongside the current exhibit Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances, provides an opportunity to explore contemporary subjects related to mind-altering substances with leading experts in their fields.

This October, join archaeologist Dr. Cathy Costin who in this lecture will make the argument that a large proportion of...   More >

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