<< November 2019 >>

Friday, November 1, 2019

The Discovery of Pulsars: A Graduate Student's Tale: 2019 Emilio Segrè Lecture

Lecture | November 1 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Visiting Professor, Chancellor, University of Oxford, England, and University of Dundee, Scotland

 Department of Physics

In this presentation Jocelyn Bell Burnell will describe how pulsars were inadvertently discovered, describe some instances where they were 'nearly' discovered, and outline the properties of these amazing objects.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Kabir in Song: Padmashri Prahlad Singh Tipanya and the Kabir Ensemble singing religious poetry from North India

Lecture | November 4 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Prahlad Singh Tipanya

 Nora Melnikova, Lecturer – Hindi, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies

 Linda Hess, Kabir scholar and former professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Stanford University

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South and Southeast Asian Studies

Please join us for an afternoon of North India devotional music by Padmashri Prahlad Singh Tipanya and his folk ensemble as they sing the poetry of the famous nirgun-bhakti poet Kabir, the great iconoclastic mystic of 15th-century North India, in the vigorous and joyful folk style of Madhya Pradesh’s Malwa region.

BIDS Forum: Statistics and Machine Learning Forum

Lecture | November 4 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Full details about this meeting will be posted here: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

On Lyric Erring: The First Russian Avant-Garde and Arkadii Dragomoshchenko

Lecture | November 4 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Ivan Sokolov, Graduate Student, Slavic, UC Berkeley

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

The fourth lecture in the Fall 2019 Slavic Graduate Colloquium Series.

Transience, Replication, and the Paradox of Social Robotics

Lecture | November 4 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Guy Hoffman

 Arts + Design

Presented by the Berkeley Center for New Media

Guy Hoffman, Robotics Researcher, Cornell University

As we continue to develop social robots designed for connectedness, we struggle with paradoxes related to authenticity, transience, and replication. In this talk, Cornell University robotics researcher Guy Hoffman links his fifteen years of experience designing social robots with...   More >

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

WASH Benefits: Randomized, controlled trials to evaluate the individual and combined impacts of water, sanitation, hygiene, and nutritional interventions on diarrhea and stunting in children in low-income, rural settings.

Lecture | November 5 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Lauren Goldstein

 Public Health, School of

Jack Colford, MD PhD, Professor of Epidemiology, will present on UC Berkeley being the coordinating center for two recent large (total N=13,797) randomized, controlled, factorial 7-arm trials in Bangladesh and Kenya supported by the Gates Foundation (the WASH BENEFITS studies) (1,2).  The trials were designed to investigate the effects of basic water, hygiene, sanitation, and nutrition...   More >

Mapping the East Bay's Long Lost History

Lecture | November 5 | 12-1 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), room 208

 Liam O'Donoghue, journalist, historian and podcast host, East Bay Yesterday

 UC Berkeley Extension

Every day we watch the landscape of the Bay Area - from historic buildings to natural environs - change before our eyes. Journalist and historian, Liam O'Donoghue, tracks these changes on a historical map called, "Long Lost Oakland," featuring some of the most impressive features of the local landscape that no longer exist: Piedmont Baths, a swimming complex with hot tubs, pools and a café; Idora...   More >

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Cultural Legacy of the Pre-Ashkenazic Jews in Eastern Europe: 2019 Taubman Lectures: Moshe Taube

Lecture | November 5 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Easton Hall

 2401 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Moshe Taube, Hebrew University

 Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in Jewish Studies, Department of History, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Center for Jewish Studies, Jewish Studies at UC Davis, Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University, Hamaqom

Lecture 1: Tuesday, October 29th, 7:00 pm
Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe: The Beginnings

Lecture 2: Thursday, October 31st, 7:00 pm
Translations from Hebrew in Russia in the 13th-15th Centuries CE: By Converts?

Lecture 3: Tuesday, November 5th, 5:30 pm
Translations from Hebrew in Russia in the Second Half of the 15th Century and the Heresy of the Judaizers

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Katharine Hayhoe: Science in a Fact-Free World

Lecture | November 6 | 4 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Berkeley Atmospheric Sciences Center

Katharine Hayhoe is an accomplished atmospheric scientist who studies climate change and why it matters to us here and now. She is also a remarkable communicator who has received the American Geophysical Union’s climate communication prize, the Stephen Schneider Climate Communication award, named Champion of the Earth by UNEP and been named to a number of lists including Time Magazine’s 100 Most...   More >

Credit: ArtieLimmer, Texas Tech University

Fung Institute presents: Engineering Leadership Speaking Series

Lecture | September 4 – December 4, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 4-5:30 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Join UC Berkeley Master of Engineering students for an executive speaker series with leaders from different technology industries. The technology industry forms a vital part of the Northern California economy and these sessions provide an opportunity to deepen your understanding and connections. Engage with innovative leaders from top companies, deepen your industry and functional knowledge and...   More >

Life and Death from Yemen to Euphrates: Syrian Governor Cemal Pasha

Lecture | November 6 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Umit Kurt, Polonsky Fellow, Van Leer Institute

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

Known for his rigid policies towards Arab nationalists and Zionists during his posting in Greater Syria, Cemal Pasha and his role in the Armenian genocide has always remained an issue of contention. There are important accounts of Cemal’s activity, particularly during WWI, which have found him to have had no active role in the deportation and extermination of Armenians – here differing from the...   More >

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Allison Arieff: Architecture, Urban Planning, and Well-Being

Lecture | November 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Allison Arieff

 Arts + Design

Allison Arieff, editorial director of SPUR

This week, A + D Thursdays welcomes Allison Arieff, editorial director of SPUR, the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association. A contributing columnist to the New York Times since 2006, Arieff writes about architecture, design, and cities for numerous publications including California Sunday, the MIT Technology Review, Dialogue,...   More >

Aging Services Faculty Search Candidate Talk

Lecture | November 7 – December 5, 2019 every Thursday with exceptions | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Haviland Commons

 Social Welfare, School of

Sloganization in Language Education Discourse: Conceptual Thinking in the Age of Academic Marketization

Lecture | November 7 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)

 Barabara Schmenk, University of Waterloo

 Berkeley Language Center

This presentation looks at one neoliberal trend in academic discourse: the sloganization of concepts and terms, i.e., the use of slogans rather than clearly defined terms in language education discourse. While sloganization is not entirely new, its use has increased noticeably in the course of/in the wake of the marketization of education and the academe. Slogans and catchy tag lines have gained...   More >

Francis Cody | Defamation Machine: Law, Free Speech, and the Political Body

Lecture | November 7 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Francis Cody, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto

 Lawrence Cohen, Professor in Anthropology and South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Townsend Center Working Group on Form and Formalism, Linguistic Anthropology Working Group at UC Berkeley, Department of Anthropology

A talk by Professor Francis Cody, scholar of the language and politics of southern India and Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto.

Digital Semiotics: German Idealism, Cybernetics, and the Sign

Lecture | November 7 | 5 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room

 Leif Weatherby, Professor of German, NYU

 Berkeley English 18th Century and Romanticism Colloquium

Digital machines are sign-making machines. This basic fact was known - and crucial - to the first generation of computer architects, who often tied their work to a philosophical trajectory from Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz to Charles Sanders Peirce. This talk traces the semiotic origins of digital technologies and its consequences for what Max Bense, the most important semiotician of the digital,...   More >

Author Reading: Alberto Ledesma: The Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer: Undocumented Vignettes from a Pre-American Life

Lecture | November 7 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 30 Stephens Hall

 Alberto Ledesma, Graduate Diversity Director, Arts and Humanities Department

 Ethnic Studies Library

Refreshments served
Co-sponsors: Ethnic Studies Library, Alianza, and Berkeley HEROES

Alberto Ledesma attended UC Berkeley as an undergraduate and received his Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies there in 1996. He has held lecturer and administrative positions on campus, including including Director of Admissions at the School of Optometry, and Writing Program Coordinator at the Student Learning Center....   More >

C18/Romanticism Colloquium Talk: Leif Weatherby

Lecture | November 7 | 5:30 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall

 Leif Weatherby, Director of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor Of German, NYU Arts & Sciences

 Department of English

Please mark your calendars for an upcoming talk hosted by the Eighteenth-Century and Romanticism Colloquium. Leif Weatherby will be presenting a paper titled, "Digital Semiotics: German Idealism, Cybernetics, and the Sign" on Thursday, November 7th at 5:30 pm in Wheeler 300.

Leif is an Associate Professor of German at NYU and the author of Transplanting the Metaphysical Organ: German...   More >

Catastrophic Fires, Colonialism, and Indigenous Landscape Practices: The Relevancy of Archaeology in Rethinking the Stewardship of Public Lands in California

Lecture | November 7 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Hillside Club

 2286 Cedar St., Berkeley, CA 94709

 Kent G. Lightfoot, Professor, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

In this lecture, Kent Lightfoot outlines the historical roots of the fire crisis in California and discusses the role that archaeology can play in rethinking our current stewardship of public lands.

$10 per person, paid at the door

AIA Lecture - The Actions and Meanings of Visible and Hidden Spaces at Formative Chiripa, in the Lake Titicaca Basin, Boliva

Lecture | November 7 | 8 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Christine Hastorf, Department of Anthropology

 San Francisco Society, Archaeological Institute of America

Friday, November 8, 2019

"As on the First Day": The Struggle of Firsts in Heidegger's "First Elaboration" of his "Origin of the Work of Art"

Lecture | November 8 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Peter Fenves, Professor of German, Comparative Literary Studies, Jewish Studies, and Asian Languages and Cultures, Northwestern University

 The Program in Critical Theory

The primary thesis of this paper is that Heidegger’s “First Elaboration” of the thoughts that would emerge as his essay on “The Origin of the Work of Art” provides a tantalizing brief index of an insight into the work of art from which the later elaborations of the “Artwork” essay would progressively retreat. The secondary thesis of this paper is that, even if its primary thesis appears as...   More >

Saturday, November 9, 2019

The Chowdhury Center Distinguished Lecture for 2019 by Shahidul Alam: Title TBD

Lecture | November 9 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Shahidul Alam, Photographer, writer, human rights activist, and Time magazine’s 2018 Person of the Year

 Geeta Anand, Acting Professor of Reporting, UC Berkeley School of Journalism

 The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies, The South Asia Art Initiative at UC Berkeley, Department of History of Art, Blum Center for Developing Economies, Master of Development Practice, Department of Art Practice, Graduate School of Journalism, Human Rights Center

A lecture by Time magazine’s 2018 Person of the Year, photographer, writer, and human rights activist Shahidul Alam.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Leveraging data science for infectious disease epidemiology: applications to helminth infection, influenza, and malaria

Lecture | November 12 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Public Health, School of

Dr. Benjamin-Chung, PhD MPH, a Lecturer and Epidemiologist in the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California, Berkeley, will present on her research on spillover effects (i.e., herd effects) of infectious disease interventions, including examples focused on diarrhea, soil-transmitted helminth infections, influenza, and malaria. She will highlight data science tools...   More >

Before the Flood: The Itaipu Dam and the Visibility of Rural Brazil A Conversation with the Author

Lecture | November 12 | 4-5 p.m. |  2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies)

 Jacob Blanc, Lecturer in Latin American History at the University of Edinburgh., University of Edinburgh

 Center for Latin American Studies

In the 1970s and 1980s, Brazilian communities facing displacement by the Itaipu Dam — which is now largest producer of hydroelectric power in the world — stood up against the military officials overseeing the dam's construction. In the context of an emerging national fight for democracy, they elevated their struggle for land into a referendum on the dictatorship itself. Jacob Blanc will discuss...   More >

Itaipu Dam in Brazil. (Photo courtesy of Duke University Press.)

Bernard Moses Memorial Lectures featuring Waldo E. Martin, Jr.: DEEP SOUL: Twentieth-Century African American Freedom Struggles and the Making of the Modern World

Lecture | November 12 | 4:10 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Waldo E. Martin, Jr., Alexander F. & May T. Morrison Professor of American History & Citizenship, University of California, Berkeley

 Graduate Division

Waldo E. Martin, Jr. will present the Bernard Moses Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 titled "DEEP SOUL: Twentieth-Century African American Freedom Struggles and the Making of the Modern World." The lecture is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Waldo E. Martin, Jr.

Aishwary Kumar | Can the People Rule? Gandhi, Dignity, and Resentment: Celebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Lecture | November 12 | 5-7 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall

 Aishwary Kumar, Visiting Professor of Political Theory and Intellectual History, Department of History of Consciousness at UC-Santa Cruz

 Munis Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies; Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Center for British Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for Initiative on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights Race and Gender

A talk by political theorist and intellectual historian of South Asia, empire, and the Global South, Professor Aishwary Kumar.

Health vs Hoax: A discussion on the attacks, importance and future of public health

Lecture | November 12 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, First Floor Colloquia

 Public Health, School of

Berkeley Public Health celebrates 35 years of The Wellness Letter, a publication launched by our faculty and staff in 1984 with the goal of providing evidence-based health and wellness tips to the public.

The celebration will begin with an overview of The Wellness Letter’s history and the recent evolution of our Health and Wellness Publications.
Afterwards, nutrition scientist and Stanford...   More >

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Archaeology and Heritage of Slavery at the Jesuit Vineyards of Nasca

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

 Brendan Weaver, Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford Archaeology Center

 Archaeological Research Facility

This presentation considers recent advances in the archaeological and community engaged work of the Haciendas of Nasca Archaeological Project (PAHN) and the role of the archaeology of slavery and hacienda as critical community heritage in south coastal Peru.

Hanif Qureshi | The Police and Rape Myths in India

Lecture | November 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall

 Hanif Qureshi, Inspector General of Police in Haryana

 Pradeep Chhibber, Professor of Political Science and Indo-American Community Chair in India Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of Political Science

A talk by Dr. Hanif Qureshi, the Inspector General of Police in Haryana. He is also a criminologist who has written extensively on the Indian police. His ongoing research work revolves around "rape myths," with a particular focus on the reasons Indian police officers turn away complainants of sexual violence.

Townsend Book Chat with Anne Walsh: Hello Leonora, Soy Anne Walsh

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

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

In her response to surrealist painter Leonora Carrington’s feminist novella, The Hearing Trumpet, Walsh uses a variety of media to cast herself as an “apprentice crone” who studies and rehearses the trauma of old age.

Fung Institute presents: Engineering Leadership Speaking Series

Lecture | September 4 – December 4, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 4-5:30 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Join UC Berkeley Master of Engineering students for an executive speaker series with leaders from different technology industries. The technology industry forms a vital part of the Northern California economy and these sessions provide an opportunity to deepen your understanding and connections. Engage with innovative leaders from top companies, deepen your industry and functional knowledge and...   More >

"Lampedusa: A Migrant's Tragedy" a Lecture with John Kerrigan

Lecture | November 13 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room 315 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English

Lecture by John Kerrigan, Professor of English at Cambridge University

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Julien Beller in Conversation: Atypical Architectures and Urban Belonging

Lecture | November 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Julien Beller

 Arts + Design

Julien Beller, architect

Architect Julien Beller illuminates his atypical approach to urban design: calling into question how a city is built, he works towards building a just city, constructed with pleasure, where everyone has a place. His projects focus on autonomous zones (cultural spaces, work spaces, classrooms) and on housing and habitat for the city’s most precarious inhabitants...   More >

Aging Services Faculty Search Candidate Talk

Lecture | November 7 – December 5, 2019 every Thursday with exceptions | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Haviland Commons

 Social Welfare, School of

CRG Distinguished Guest Lecture: Ojichaagwag Waaseyaaziwag (Radiant Souls): Four Women Masters of Social Self-Expression

Lecture | November 14 | 4-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center (Suite 220)

 Margaret Noodin, Director, Electa Quinney Institute for American Indian Education; Professor of English and American Indian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 Center for Race and Gender, Multicultural Community Center

Margaret Noodin is a Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she also serves as Director of the Electa Quinney Institute for American Indian Education. She is the author of Bawaajimo: A Dialect of Dreams in Anishinaabe Language and Literature and Weweni, a collection of bilingual poems in Ojibwe and English. Her poems are anthologized in New Poets of Native Nations, Sing: Poetry...   More >

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Rahuldeep Singh Gill | Ante-Colonial Anti-Imperial Sikh Tradition: Reflections on the 550th Anniversary of Guru Nanak's Birth

Lecture | November 14 | 5-7 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall

 Rahuldeep Singh Gill, Associate Professor of Religion, California Lutheran University

 Munis Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies; Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

A talk by Associate Professor of Religion and the campus interfaith strategist at California Lutheran University, Professor Rahuldeep Singh Gill.

DCRP Lecture Series: 12th Annual Martin Wachs Lecture by Elizabeth Deakin

Lecture | November 14 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

THURSDAY, NOV 14, 5:30pm. 12th Annual Martin Wachs Lecture by Elizabeth Deakin: Integrating Transportation, Land Use, and Environmental Planning for Social Justice and Carbon Reduction

Friday, November 15, 2019

2019 Annual Tang Lecture: Over Mountains and Steppes: Tracing ancient tracks of Asia’s Silk Roads

Lecture | November 15 | 5-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Michael Frachetti, Washington University in St. Louis

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

For over a century, the Silk Road was depicted by camel caravans crossing barren deserts, transporting exotic commodities to oasis cities across Central Asia and beyond. The harsh grasslands of the Eurasian steppe and the soaring peaks of Inner Asia were seen as barriers to this flow of Asian commerce — risky regions to be crossed quickly or avoided altogether. Yet new archaeological research in...   More >

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Ravish Kumar | Gandhi, Godse, and Memory in Modern India: The 3rd Bhattacharya Lecture on the "Future of India"

Lecture | November 16 |  Haas School: Andersen Auditorium | Note change in location

 Ravish Kumar, Writer, Journalist and Media Personality

 Pradeep Chhibber, Professor of Political Science and Indo-American Community Chair in India Studies, UC Berkeley; Abhishek Kaicker, Assistant Professor of History, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Bhattacharya India Fund at UC Berkeley

Ravish Kumar delivers the 3rd lecture in this newly established lecture series on the Future of India.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Expanded Internet Art

Lecture | November 18 | 12:30-2 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, BCNM Commons, Room 340

 Ceci Moss, writer, curator, educator, LA

 Center for New Media

In this talk, author Dr. Ceci Moss discusses her new book “Expanded Internet Art: Twenty-First-Century Artistic Practice and the Informational Milieu” (New York: Bloomsbury, 2019). The publication is the first comprehensive art historical study of “expanded” internet art practices. Charting the rise of a multidisciplinary approach to online artistic practice in the past decade, the text discusses...   More >

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BIDS Forum: Statistics and Machine Learning Forum

Lecture | November 18 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Full details about this meeting will be posted here: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

My Place Is the Placeless: Sherin Guirguis

Lecture | November 18 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Sherin Guirguis

 Arts + Design

Presented by the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice

Sherin Guirguis, Visual Artist

Egypt-born, Los Angeles–based artist Sherin Guirguis discusses her work, which investigates narratives and histories that have often been forgotten, marginalized, or erased. Using a specific site, related text (poems, biographies, songs), and historical research as the core of each series, Guirguis...   More >

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The Myanmar Shwe: Rule of Law in the New Burma

Lecture | November 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Stephen Rosenbaum, Lecturer, Berkeley Law School, UC Berkeley

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

Foreign development actors, policymakers and civil society have initiated a number of rule of law activities in Myanmar, with many references to concepts such as “access to justice” and “human rights.” Global marketplace competition and development of human capital are among the drivers leading the nation to modernize its entire educational system and produce a corps of professional and ethical...   More >

Stephen Rosenbaum

Carlo Rotella: Craft: How Writers, Musicians, Athletes, and Others Cultivate Their Talent

Lecture | November 19 | 4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Writer, journalist, and scholar Carlo Rotella is joined in conversation by UC Berkeley professor of English Scott Saul.

The Mystery of Van Gogh's Ear

Lecture | November 19 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Bernadette Murphy

 French Studies Program, Department of History of Art, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , Bancroft Library, Department of French

Bernadette Murphy spent seven years looking into the night of Vincent van Gogh's infamous self-harm. Using modern technology, her investigation ignored everything that had been written about the subject and she started afresh like a detective. She made an important discovery that re-wrote the story of the world's most famous artist and was reported all over the world. This discovery became the...   More >

Bernadette Murphy

GUH Lecture: “The World is Always Coming to An End: Pulling Together and Apart in a Chicago Neighborhood

Lecture | November 19 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 315 Wheeler Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Carlo Rotella will speak on his new book, which one reviewer called “an urban history with the soul of a memoir.” The World is Always Coming to an End: Pulling Together and Apart in a Chicago Neighborhood is a hauntingly personal account of...   More >

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

D. H. Lawrence's Etruscan Places and the Rise of Italian Fascism

Lecture | November 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Stefania Michelucci, University of Genoa, Italy

 Institute of European Studies, Department of English

In 1926 and 1927, the British writer D.H. Lawrence visited some Etruscan sites with an American friend, the painter Earl Brewster, and seriously considered the Etruscans as a possible subject for a book which had to be “half travel-book, scientific too.” In this lecture, Professor Stefania Michelucci will discuss how Lawrence's visit turned into an opportunity to reveal the dichotomy between two...   More >

Townsend Book Chat with Sugata Ray: Climate Change and the Art of Devotion: Geoaesthetics in the Land of Krishna, 1550-1850

Lecture | November 20 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

In the north Indian pilgrimage region of Braj, the landscape is considered sacred. Ray shows how this place-centered theology and its art emerged in the wake of the climatic catastrophe of the Little Ice Age (ca. 1550–1850).

Fung Institute presents: Engineering Leadership Speaking Series

Lecture | September 4 – December 4, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 4-5:30 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Join UC Berkeley Master of Engineering students for an executive speaker series with leaders from different technology industries. The technology industry forms a vital part of the Northern California economy and these sessions provide an opportunity to deepen your understanding and connections. Engage with innovative leaders from top companies, deepen your industry and functional knowledge and...   More >

Aging and Alzheimer's Disease: Can lifestyle practices protect the brain?

Lecture | November 20 | 5:45-8:05 p.m. |  Roundhouse Market & Conference Center

 2600 Camino Ramon, San Ramon, CA 94583

 Dr. Susan Landau, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute

 Tri-Valley Alumni Club

Susan will educate us on best practices for a healthy brain as we age!
About this Event
Join us for an evening with Dr. Susan Landau to learn how lifestyle changes may influence the brain later in life and how they may reduce the risk of cognitive decline.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Amy Franceschini: Presence as Practice

Lecture | November 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Amy Franceschini

 Arts + Design

Amy Franceschini, founder of Futurefarmers

This week’s A+D Thursdays speaker is Amy Franceschini, the founder of Futurefarmers, a group of artists, designers, farmers, and architects with a common interest in creating frameworks of participation that recalibrate our cultural compass. Their work uses various media to enact situations that disassemble habitual apparatus: public policy, urban...   More >

Bancroft Library Roundtable: “To make letters live, that men themselves may have more life”: Manuscript Analysis and the Lettering Arts

Lecture | November 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Chris McDonald, Assistant Pictorial Archivist, The Bancroft Library

 Bancroft Library

The Bancroft Library is home to one of the more significant collections of medieval and renaissance manuscripts in the nation. Chris McDonald will discuss the esoteric tradition of study of letterforms in the scripts found in such documents, illustrating this analysis along the way.

 The Lewis-Latimer Room has a maximum capacity of 28 people. The doors will be shut and no more attendees may enter once the room is at capacity.

Aging Services Faculty Search Candidate Talk

Lecture | November 7 – December 5, 2019 every Thursday with exceptions | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Haviland Commons

 Social Welfare, School of

Anthony W. Fontes Mortal Doubt: Transnational Gangs and Social Order

Lecture | November 21 | 4-5 p.m. |  2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies)

 Anthony Fontes, Assistant Professor in the School of International Service at American University, American University

 Center for Latin American Studies

Maras (transnational gangs) like the MS-13 stand at the center of ever-growing politics of fear. Based on years of fieldwork in Central America, Anthony W. Fontes illuminates how the maras became the region’s public enemy #1. However, the problem goes beyond gangs. By providing cover for a host of other actors taking advantage of extreme violence, maras help create a sense of order in the midst...   More >

A man in a mausoleum in Guatemala City. (Photo by Anthony W. Fontes.)

Foerster Lectures on the Immortality of the Soul featuring Jane Taylor: On Uncertainty

Lecture | November 21 | 4:10 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Jane Taylor, Andrew W. Mellon Chair of Aesthetic Theory and Material Performance, Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape

 Graduate Division

Jane Taylor will present the Foerster lecture on Thursday, November 21, 2019 titled "On Uncertainty." The lecture is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Jane Taylor

The Daily Life of Betel: from Leaf to Nut, Preparation to Ritual

Lecture | November 21 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Deepa Natarajan, UC Botanical Garden

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Institute for South Asia Studies, Botanical Garden

Betel nuts (Areca catechu) and leaves (Piper betle), are for many, a part of daily life in Southern India. Come explore the world of vethela paaku (the preparation of betel leaves and nuts) through a visual journey through Southern India.

Deepa Natarajan is the Program Coordinator at the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley, where she has transformed her love of plants into a year-round series of...   More >

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Monday, November 25, 2019

Screening: Tongues Untied

Lecture | November 25 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Darieck B. Scott; Leila Weefur; Ken Light

 Arts + Design

Presented by the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice, African American Studies, and the Graduate School of Journalism

Darieck B. Scott, Associate Professor, African American Studies
Leila Weefur, Artist, Writer, Curator; Teacher, Art Practice
Ken Light, Reva and David Logan Professor of Journalism

Marlon Riggs (1957-1994) was a graduate of and professor at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School...   More >

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Fung Institute presents: Engineering Leadership Speaking Series

Lecture | September 4 – December 4, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 4-5:30 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Join UC Berkeley Master of Engineering students for an executive speaker series with leaders from different technology industries. The technology industry forms a vital part of the Northern California economy and these sessions provide an opportunity to deepen your understanding and connections. Engage with innovative leaders from top companies, deepen your industry and functional knowledge and...   More >