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Monday, March 30, 2020

Fundamentals of Human Factors and Ergonomics

Course | March 9 – May 1, 2020 every day |  Online

 Meg Honan, RPT, MS, CP; Melissa Afterman, MS-HFE, CPE

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

This 8-week online course presents fundamental concepts from multiple disciplines that are essential to practicing ergonomics. The course begins with core topics from anatomy, kinesiology and the physiology of work as applied to human abilities and limitations.

Political Economy Seminar: "Populism, Stigma, and Political Correctness"

Seminar | March 30 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Mattias Polborn, Vanderbilt University

 Department of Political Economy - UC Berkeley

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

Design Field Notes: Mark Cordell Holmes

Lecture | March 30 | 1-2 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Mark Cordell Holmes, The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

This spring, join The Jacobs Institute for our continued Design Field Notes series, held on Mondays from 1-2pm at 220 Jacobs Hall. This event is free and welcome to all students and the public.

What Has Changed in World Politics Since 1989?

Colloquium | March 30 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 402 Barrows Hall

 Francis Fukuyama, Stanford University

 Department of Sociology

Hegelian reflections from the author of the The End of History and the Last Man in the era of Trump

Kristen Syrett

Colloquium | March 30 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Kristen Syrett, Rutgers University

 Department of Linguistics

Solidarity or Realpolitik: Documentary Performance of Ethnic Relations in China

Colloquium | March 30 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Ying Qian, Assistant Professor, Dept. of East Asian Languages & Cultures, Columbia University

 Weihong Bao, Associate Professor, EALC, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

This talk discusses how ethnographic documentary films and their filmmaking processes constructed distinctions, formed ethnographic knowledge, and contributed to the changing relationships between the Chinese state and the minority peoples at its border. I focus on two historical periods – the Sino-Japanese War period when the KMT government attempted to wield further control over its border...   More >

Interdisciplinary approaches to reveal parasite vulnerabilities

Seminar | March 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Emily Derbyshire, Duke University

 College of Chemistry

Within the liver a single Plasmodium parasite transforms into tens of thousands of blood infective forms to cause malaria. The Derbyshire lab combines chemical biology, biochemistry and genomics to uncover molecular events that drive this transient developmental stage within the liver. Through an integrative approach, we utilize small molecule probes, gene sequencing technologies and a forward...   More >

Cannabis and Mental Health: Issues Impacting Clinical Social Work Practice

Presentation | March 30 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Commons 116

 Social Welfare, School of

Spring Colloquium Series

The Right to Be Creative and Invisible Russia

Lecture | March 30 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Margarita Kuleva; Natalia Samutina

 Arts + Design, Center for New Media, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Department of History of Art, Arts Research Center

Presented by the Berkeley Center for New Media; cosponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature, the Department of History of Art, and the Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley.

Margarita Kuleva, Senior Lecturer, National Research University Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg and Chair, Department of Design and Contemporary Art
Natalia Samutina, Head, Research Centre...   More >

Looking at Art

Right to Be Creative and Invisible Russia

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

 2155 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Margarita Kuleva, Centre for German and European Studies at St. Petersburg State University–University of Bielefeld and the Centre for Art, Design and Social Research; Natalia Samutina, Head of the Research Centre for Contemporary Culture, nstitute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow

 Center for New Media, Arts + Design, Arts Research Center, Department of History of Art, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

The Right to Be Creative:

What is fair in contemporary society, and how do people negotiate fairness when there is a lack of clarity and governmental regulation? This question urgently needs to be answered in our time of uncertainty that is blighted by economic austerity and severe political crises. The answer can be found in the regimes of fairness devised by highly innovative social groups...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Library, Berkeley Language Center

Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,...   More >

Brave Warriors and Fantastic Tales: The World According to Yoshitoshi

Exhibit - Painting | February 5 – May 31, 2020 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

January 15–May 31, 2020
Among the last great ukiyo-e artists of Meiji Japan, Taiso Yoshitoshi (1839–1892) reigned supreme for his daring prints based on various tales and legends of ancient Japan and China. He made use of Western colors and inks for dramatic effect, yet stayed loyal to the woodblock print techniques that had guided past masters. In his short life, he created numerous series...   More >

Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retrospective

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 19 – July 19, 2020 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

February 19–July 19, 2020
Rosie Lee Tompkins (1936–2006) is widely considered one of the most brilliant and inventive quiltmakers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Her reputation has grown to the point where her work is no longer considered solely within the context of quilting, but celebrated among the great American artistic achievements of our time. Rosie Lee Tompkins: A...   More >

Art for Human Rights: Peace Now!

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26 – July 12, 2020 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the spring of 1970, President Richard Nixon announced an expansion of the Vietnam War into eastern Cambodia. After fifteen years in Vietnam, the maneuver prompted outrage across an already divided United States. Nixon and other conservative politicians, tired of near-constant dissent, focused their energies on vocal university students who protested the war. Nixon called them “bums,” while...   More >

Ulrike Ottinger / MATRIX 276

Exhibit - Photography | March 25 – June 28, 2020 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Ulrike Ottinger (b. 1942) resides in Berlin, where she works as a filmmaker, visual artist, and director of theater and opera. She became interested in photography at the age of nine and it has remained (along with cinematography) one of her primary pursuits as a visual artist. Over the course of her career, she has created a body of work that is deeply informed by her encounters with fellow...   More >

Photographs by Ken Light: American Stories

Exhibit - Photography | January 13 – May 15, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

In an exhibition of selected works from the past five decades, documentary photographer Ken Light probes social and political issues in America.

 Viewing hours are Monday-Friday during the academic year. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events. Please call (510) 643-9670 or email townsendcenter@berkeley.edu for viewing times.

Object Lessons: The Egyptian Collections of the University of California, Berkeley

Exhibit - Artifacts | November 11, 2019 – May 22, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery and Corridor

 Friends of The Bancroft Library, Bancroft Library, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Object Lessons brings together ancient and modern Egyptian artifacts from the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology in an exhibition in The Bancroft Library Gallery and Corridor. In the gallery, we invite you to explore how items from everyday life were created and discarded, excavated and conserved, from antiquity to the present day. The corridor...   More >