<< February 2020 >>

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Career Clinic: Finding a New Career Direction: Steps to Finding Work You Love

Lecture | February 1 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | 609 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 Rebecca Andersen, Career Services at the UC Berkeley Information School; RuthAnn Haffke, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 UC Berkeley Extension

Do you feel like you are in a rut in your career and long to do something that feels more fulfilling, even if you have no idea what that might be? Do you know you're in the wrong job but feel stuck by fear or self-doubt when you think about trying to make a change?

This workshop is tailored to help you find direction and outline steps to find (and achieve!) work you love.

In advance of the...   More >

$50 $50 plus Strengthfinder Assessment

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The History of Botanical Art Lecture by Catherine Watters

Lecture | February 1 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The History of Botanical Art recounts the colorful history of this timeless art form dating back to 1500 BC up to the present. The lecture will focus on several noted artists and their work as well as several important florilegia - collections of botanical paintings depicting the plants growing in a particular garden or collected
during a voyage of exploration.

Catherine Watters is a...   More >

$15 Adult / $10 Adult Member

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The History of Botanical Art

Monday, February 3, 2020

Intersections of Power: Sexual Assault, Public Health, and the Making of Sexual Citizens

Lecture | February 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Jennifer Hirsch, Professor, Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Jennifer Hirsch's research spans five intertwined domains: the anthropology of love; gender, sexuality and migration; sexual, reproductive and HIV risk practices; social scientific research on sexual assault and undergraduate well-being, and the intersections between anthropology and public health.She has published articles in journals such as American Journal of Public Health, Studies in Family...   More >

Design Field Notes: Scott Snibbe: From Interactive Art to Social Products

Lecture | February 3 | 1-2 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Scott Snibbe, 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.

A Story of Her Own?: Representation in Alexander Herzen’s ‘The Thieving Magpie’

Lecture | February 3 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Ruth Wurl, PhD candidate, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stanford University

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

The second lecture in the Spring 2020 Slavic Graduate Colloquium Series.

Towards Comparative Legal Institutionalism featuring Katharina Pistor: Inaugural Irving Tragen Lecture on Comparative Law

Lecture | February 3 | 4-6:30 p.m. | Law Building, Warren Room, 295 Simon Hall

 Katharina Pistor, Columbia Law School

 Berkeley Law

Comparative law today leads only a shadow existence at law schools in the U.S. and elsewhere. This has been true especially for the last three decades when globalization and global law have gained prominence, diminishing the interest in (foreign) local law. In this talk, I will argue that comparative law is best thought of as a methodology that can and should be employed for analyzing the role of...   More >

Visualizing the World 2020

Lecture | February 3 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Andrés Cediel; Cassandra Herrman; Richard Koci Hernandez; Ken Light

 Arts + Design, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Presented by the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

Andrés Cediel, Filmmaker, Professor of Visual Journalism at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
Cassandra Herrman, Interim Head of Documentary, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
Richard Koci Hernandez, Associate Professor and Bloomberg Chair, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
Ken Light, Reva and David Logan...   More >

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Annals of Scientific Storytelling

Lecture | February 4 | 2:15-3:30 p.m. | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing), Auditorium, RM. 140

 Siobhan Roberts, Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

Simons Institute Journalist in Residence and author Siobhan Roberts will discuss her work and deconstruct some of her features for publications such as the New Yorker, the New York Times, and Quanta, followed by a Q&A (and, if desired, an informal pitch session).

Siobhan Roberts is a Canadian author and science journalist who writes for the New York Times' “Science Times,” Quanta, and the New...   More >

“The perverse absent-presence”: Disability and the perception of archival representation

Lecture | February 4 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Gracen Brilmyer

 Information, School of

Gracen Brilmyer, a 2016 CTSP fellow and MIMS 2016 alum, presents research for their doctoral dissertation.

Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition, and Compromise in Putin’s Russia

Lecture | February 4 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220

 Joshua Yaffa, Author and Moscow Correspondent for The New Yorker

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

In this rich and novelistic tour of contemporary Russia, Joshua Yaffa introduces readers to some of the country’s most remarkable figures—from politicians and entrepreneurs to artists and historians—who have built their careers and constructed their identities in the shadow of the Putin system. Torn between their own ambitions and the omnipresent demands of the state, each walks an individual...   More >

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Rivera and the Detroit Murals: A Personal Journey

Lecture | February 5 |  2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies)

 Center for Latin American Studies

March 1932 was not a good time to come to Detroit. Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo arrived in the city in the midst of a plummeting economy and social upheaval. The artists painted during grim economic times, yet Rivera’s dream of a popular international art has found an enthusiastic new audience, and Kahlo has become iconic throughout the world. In this talk, Harley Shaiken will explore the ways in...   More >

NASA Berkeley Aviation Data Science Seminar: Predicting Gate Conflicts Using NASA ATD2 Fused Data Sources

Lecture | February 5 | 11 a.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Jeremy Coupe, Aerospace Engineer, NASA Ames Research Center

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: The modern day National Airspace System (NAS) is powered by System Wide Information Management (SWIM) which is a real-time digital data sharing infrastructure that provides a high fidelity view of the lifecycle of a flight. The newly available data within the SWIM feeds can be leveraged to help drive efficiencies in the NAS. In this talk, we investigate the gate conflict prediction...   More >

NASA Berkeley Aviation Data Science Seminar

Lecture | January 22 – May 6, 2020 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science, UAM@Berkeley, Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies

Find out more on the BIDS website: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

Townsend Center Book Chat with Abigail De Kosnik and Keith Feldman: #identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation

Lecture | February 5 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

This collected volume offers a critical interdisciplinary view on how and why social media is at the heart of contemporary political discourse.

Contemporary Landscape Archaeology in the Bahamas

Lecture | February 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Elena Sesma, President's Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

This talk addresses a community-based archaeology project focused on the history of a 19th century Bahamian cotton plantation and the present-day communities who live on and around the former plantation acreage.

UC Berkeley Geosystems Group Wednesday Lecture Series: Investigation of the Feijao Tailings Dam Failure near Brumadinho, Brazil

Lecture | February 5 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Davis Hall, 406 Davis Hall

 Peter K. Robertson, Consultant and Technical Advisor, Gregg Drilling LLC

 UC Berkeley Geoengineering Society

At approximately 12:28pm local time on January 25, 2019, tailings dam B-1 at Vale S.A.’s Corrego do Feijao Iron Ore Mine, located 9 kilometers north-east of Brumadinho, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, suffered a sudden failure resulting in a catastrophic mudflow that travelled rapidly downstream resulting in significant damage and the loss of over 250 lives. This failure was unique in that...   More >

The New Global Politics of Waste

Lecture | February 5 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight & Salvage

 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Kate O'Neill, Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Professor Kate O'Neill discusses how wastes have become globalized, but also how a single move by one country — China's decision not to import paper and plastic scrap — can affect all of us right down to weekly chores such as taking out the trash.

 FREE to OLLI @Berkeley members, UC faculty, staff and students. $10/general admission. No RSVP required. All welcome!

Stacy Fahrentold: "Between the Ottomans and the Entente: The First World War in the Syrian and Lebanese Diaspora, 1908-1925"

Lecture | February 5 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Stacy Fahrentold, University of California, Davis

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Since 2011 over 5.6 million Syrians have fled to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, and beyond, and another 6.6 million are internally displaced. The contemporary flight of Syrian refugees comes one century after the region's formative experience with massive upheaval, displacement, and geopolitical intervention: the First World War. In this book, Stacy Fahrenthold examines the politics of Syrian and...   More >

History Homecoming: History Goes to the Movies

Lecture | February 5 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Great Hall

 Thomas Laqueur, Professor Emeritus, History Department; Stephanie Jones-Rogers, Associate Professor, History Department; David Henkin, Professor, History Department

 Peter Zinoman, Department Chair, Professor, History Department

 Department of History

What’s it like to go to the movies with a professional historian? Find out at History Homecoming 2020, which features a panel of distinguished Cal history professors discussing two recently released films (Little Women and Harriet) and one popular contemporary Netflix series (The Crown).

ARCHITECTURE LECTURE: 2019-20 BRANNER, STUMP & BECKERMAN FELLOWS

Lecture | February 5 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, FEB 5, 6:30pm. Recent fellowship recipients will present their research from their international travels. Followed by a reception in 108 Wurster, alongside the Branner, Stump &amp; Beckerman Fellows Exhibition. Open to all!

Thursday, February 6, 2020

The Novel Coronavirus: Why are such outbreaks difficult to prevent and where do we go from here?

Lecture | February 6 | Berkeley Way West, First Floor Colloquia

 Public Health, School of

Please join us for an engaging conversation with Dr. Art Reingold, infectious disease expert and professor at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and Erin Allday, veteran health reporter at The San Francisco Chronicle. They will discuss what's new about the coronavirus, why these outbreaks are so difficult to predict and prepare for, how the media has been covering this issue, and how we, in...   More >

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View from the Top: Tara Bunch: The Road Less Traveled

Lecture | February 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor

 Tara Bunch, vice president, AppleCare, Apple, Inc., Apple

 College of Engineering

Navigating the Landscape of Public Art

Lecture | February 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Lava Thomas; Mildred Howard

 Arts + Design

Lava Thomas, Artist
Mildred Howard, Artist, Activist, Educator

Join artists Lava Thomas and Mildred Howard for a conversation about their experiences with public art commissions in the Bay Area. Reflecting on the role of artists in envisioning spaces for collective remembrance, Thomas and Howard will discuss questions raised by their respective involvements in the public art process: Who...   More >

Lava Thomas and Mildred Howard

Daphne A. Brooks | Lemonade from Lemons: Black Women Artists and the Gershwin Problem, 1935-2020

Lecture | February 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall) | Note change in location

 Daphne A. Brooks, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of African American Studies; Professor of Theater Studies, American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Yale University

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

This talk interrogates the politics and poetics of black feminist performance practices and strategies of (re)arrangement in relation to this text and its multiplicity of iterations—from “southern renaissance” blackface novel to local color four-act play, from behemoth, multi-generic musical to American songbook playlist canon.

Daphne A. Brooks (Photo by Michael Marsland)

Syariah Markets: The Econography of Islam and Capitalism in Southeast Asia

Lecture | February 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 341, DSSEAS Library, Level F/G

 Daromir Rudnyckyj, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Victoria

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

This talk proposes the notion of econography: a methodological approach developed through empirical research in the region that attempts to provide analytical and practical purchase on the articulation of Islam and capitalism in Southeast Asia. Econography is a response to recent critiques that have questioned “ethnos” as the object of anthropological inquiry.

Daromir Rudnyckyj

The Case of the Occulted Landscape: Wuthering Heights and Ontological Reading

Lecture | February 6 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 300 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English, 19th Century & Beyond Cultural Studies Working Group, Center for British Studies, Florence Green Bixby Chair in English

"The Case of the Occulted Landscape: Wuthering Heights and Ontological Reading" is a talk by Lauren Goodlad of Rutgers University.
It considers Wuthering Heights in order" to develop the ontological work of genre and place and pivots briefly to Caribbean novels in French and English by Maryse Condee and Caryl Phillips.
Co-Sponsors: 19th Century & Beyond Cultural Studies Working Group, Center...   More >

Are We Alone?: The Search for Life in the Universe

Lecture | February 6 | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), 5th floor

 Nathalie Cabrol, Director of the Carl Sagan Center; astrobiologist

 Molly Bentley, producer and co-host of the radio program and podcast Big Picture Science

 UC Berkeley Extension

The SETI Institute is bringing SETI Talks to San Francisco for the first time, thanks to a partnership with U.C. Berkeley Extension. Three scientists will discuss their individual approaches to answering the question, “are we alone?” and how they are searching for life elsewhere in the universe. Will we find a so-called technosignature, evidence of advanced technological civilizations? Should we...   More >

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Friday, February 7, 2020

“Machine Translation is a lot like Booze:” Language Instructors’ Beliefs about Machine Translation

Lecture | February 7 | 3-5 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Emily Hellmich, Assistant Professor, French & SLAT, University of Arizona; Kimberly Vinall, Professor, Spanish, De Anza College

 Berkeley Language Center

Whether we like it or not, foreign language teaching and learning is implicated in the increased popularity and sophistication of machine translation platforms (e.g., GoogleTranslate). With this in mind, we set out to explore university language instructors’ beliefs about these tools in order to consider how MT is shaping language learning/teaching as well as the foreign language profession at...   More >

Aerial Co-robots of the Future: Safety, Intelligence, Certification

Lecture | February 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Naira Hovakimyan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 Institute of Transportation Studies

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Naira Hovakimyan will present Aerial Co-robots of the Future: Safety, Intelligence, Certification at the ITS Transportation Seminar Feb. 7 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Join us for cookies and beverages at 3:30 p.m.

"Respect those above, yield to those below": Conceptualizing social hierarchy in Vietnamese interlocutor reference: A Lecture by Jack Sidnell, Professor, University of Toronto

Lecture | February 7 | 4-6 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Jack Sidnell, Professor, University of Toronto

 Social Science Matrix, Department of Anthropology

Please join us on February 7, 2020 at 4pm as Jack Sidnell, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto, will deliver a lecture entitled, "'Respect those above, yield to those below': Conceptualizing social hierarchy in Vietnamese interlocutor reference." This event is co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley Department of Anthropology.

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Mental Health and Refugees: the Eritrean Case

Lecture | February 7 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Yohannes Ferdinando Drar, The Royal

 Center for African Studies, Canadian Studies Program (CAN)), Department of African American Studies, The Other and Belonging Institute

Poor mental health and suicide are two challenges facing the Eritrean community. The collective multi-generational trauma Eritreans experience is a direct result of continuous wars and human right violations committed by the current government. The denial of basic rights in Eritrea and subsequent difficulties experienced during migration, while claiming asylum, and integrating into new cultures...   More >

Monday, February 10, 2020

Europe's Green New Deal: Fueled by Innovation

Lecture | February 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General of Research and Innovation of the European Commission.

 Institute of European Studies, Climate Readiness Institute, Institute of Governmental Studies, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM), Center for Responsible Business

Becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050 is the greatest challenge and opportunity of our times. To achieve this, the European Commission has proposed the European Green Deal, a highly ambitious package of measures that should enable European citizens and businesses to benefit from the sustainable green transition. Key policies range from ambitiously cutting emissions, to...   More >

  RSVP online by February 9.

Jean-Eric Paquet

Design Field Notes: Paul Hekkert

Lecture | February 10 | 1-2 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Paul Hekkert, 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.

The Space of Ethics in the ‘Dream of a Ridiculous Man’

Lecture | February 10 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Alexander Spektor, Assistant Professor of Russian, University of Georgia

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

The first lecture in the Spring 2020 Slavic Graduate Colloquium Series.

Families and child welfare in Latin America: Partners, grandparents, and intergenerational households

Lecture | February 10 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 116 Haviland Hall | Note change in date

 Social Welfare, School of

Berkeley social Welfare's Spring Colloquium Series presents:
"Families and child welfare in Latin America: Partners, grandparents, and intergenerational households"
Sarah Anne Reynolds, Research Associate, School of Public Health

Walter Benjamin on William Shakespeare: Hamlet as Trauerspiel?

Lecture | February 10 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220

 Howard Eiland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 The Program in Critical Theory

The Program in Critical Theory & City Lights Books, San Francisco, present a talk by Howard Eiland, “Hamlet as Trauerspiel?”

Origin of the German Trauerspiel was Walter Benjamin’s first full, historically-oriented analysis of modernity. Readers of English knew it until last year under the title The Origin of German Tragic Drama, but in fact the subject is something else:...   More >

Working as a "Creative" in the Bay Area

Lecture | February 10 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Drew Bennett

 Arts + Design, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Presented by the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation and BAMPFA.

Drew Bennett, Artist, Designer/Builder, Curator, Creative Director, Founder of FB AIR

Purin Phanichphant, Artist, Designer, Lecturer, Master of Design, UC Berkeley

Join Oakland-based artist, designer/builder, curator, and creative director Drew Bennett, the founder of Facebook’s artist residency program...   More >

Drew Bennett

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Violence Against Healthcare in Conflict: From Protecting Human Rights Law to Understanding Public Health Consequences

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

 Rohini Haar, MD MPH

 Public Health, School of

Attacks on hospitals, health workers and patients in conflict and war are rising despite decades of formal legal protections. These attacks disrupt fragile health systems by impacting health services, utilization and outcomes. Traditional documentation and advocacy has focused on the most egregious cases, utilizing legal and journalistic approaches. More insidious attacks and chronic threats to...   More >

From Vengeance to Virtue: The Problem of Postwar Germany

Lecture | February 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Zachary Shore, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey

 Institute of European Studies, The Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington, Department of History

While Americans have been deeply divided over many issues since the country’s creation, no issue has proved more divisive or revealed more about the nation’s character than the way it treats its enemies. One impulse has been to punish perceived enemies as harshly as possible. The other impulse has been to exhibit benevolence through mercy. The conflicts over which path to pursue have caused...   More >

Zachary Shore

Recording North Africa: Jews, Muslims, and Music in the Twentieth Century Maghrib

Lecture | February 11 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

For much of the twentieth century, North African Jews played an outsized role as both music-makers and purveyors of music across the Maghrib. In Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, all under French rule until the middle of the last century, indigenous Jewish vocalists, instrumentalists, and sonic impresarios utilized the phonograph to record and rescue the classical Andalusian tradition while...   More >

Overregulating Community College Students through Racist Financial Aid Policies and Practices

Lecture | February 11 | 4-5 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Social Science Matrix Conference Room

 Devon Graves, University of California Board of Regents

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

To understand the barriers that exist in the financial aid process, Dr. Devon Graves conducted his dissertation research on financial aid verification and disbursement at a California community college. He contends that aid policies and practices carried out on community college campuses are founded in racist ideologies, which overregulate students and delay their receipt of financial aid....   More >

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Modern Diamond Heights

Lecture | February 11 | 7-8 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Room 112

 Hannah Simonson

 Environmental Design Archives

Hannah Simonson is an Architectural Historian/Cultural Resources Planner at the firm Page & Turnbull. She received a Master of Science in Historic Preservation at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, where she wrote her thesis on Diamond Heights. She currently serves as the President of the Northern California Chapter of Docomomo US, and gives walking tours of Diamond Heights...   More >

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

NASA Berkeley Aviation Data Science Seminar

Lecture | January 22 – May 6, 2020 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science, UAM@Berkeley, Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies

Find out more on the BIDS website: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

Bob Garfield of WNYC’s “On the Media” in conversation with Dean Edward Wasserman

Lecture | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Library

 Edward Wasserman, Dean, Graduate School of Journalism

 Bob Garfield of WNYC’s “On the Media”, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

 Graduate School of Journalism

Bob Garfield will be discussing his latest book, American Manifesto (January 14, 2020 | ISBN 9781640092808) with UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Dean Ed Wasserman.

Landscapes of Inequality

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

 Annie Danis, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

In this talk I compare how two community-based research projects I led created archaeological knowledge and became part of contemporary land-use politics.

Townsend Center Book Chat with Leslie Kurke and Richard Neer: Pindar, Song, and Space: Towards a Lyric Archaeology

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

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

In their study of the poet Pindar of Thebes, coauthors Leslie Kurke and Richard Neer develop a new methodological approach to classical Greece.

If You Can’t Pay You Should Go! Solidarity and Crisis Politics in the EU

Lecture | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Philipp Trein

 Institute of European Studies

The Eurocrisis after 2010 and the migration crisis of 2015 posed important policy challenges for the European Union and its member states. Both crisis events impacted on EU countries in an asymmetrical manner. The process of taming these problems through policies resulted in political conflicts between voters and governments supporting solidarity with negatively affected countries on the one...   More >

Philipp Trein

ARCH 259 EXPERT LECTURE SERIES: GIULIO BRUGNARO

Lecture | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. |  220 Jacobs Hall (2530 Ridge Rd, Berkeley, CA 94709)

 College of Environmental Design

WED, FEB 12, 12pm in 220 Jacobs Hall. Join us for the first expert lecture in ARCH 259 - Robotic Fabrication. Giulio Brugnaro will be presenting his exciting research on “Adaptive Robotic Fabrication Workflows.” Open to all!

7% Solution: Costing and Financing Universal Health Coverage in CA

Lecture | February 12 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight & Salvage

 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Richard M. Scheffler, Professor of the Graduate School at the School of Public Health and the Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

As of 2017, California’s uninsured rate stands at just over 7 percent. Moving towards universal health coverage in California for the 3.72 million projected to be uninsured in 2020, of which about 1.5 million are undocumented, is a significant challenge but has considerable benefits. Universal coverage will allow all Californians to have improved access to care.

 FREE to OLLI @Berkeley members, UC faculty, staff and students. $10/general admission. No RSVP required. All welcome!

Ghiselli Lecture 2020: How arousal increases neural gain and attentional selectivity

Lecture | February 12 | 3 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Mara Mather, PhD, University of Southern California

 Department of Psychology

The locus coeruleus is a small brainstem nucleus that is a hub region for integrating arousal signals. When activated, its neurons stimulate release of norepinephrine in cortical and subcortical brain regions to modulate physiology and cognition. Its anatomy makes it ideally suited to broadcast messages about arousing situations broadly throughout the brain – but nevertheless, experimental...   More >

Disabled Truths on Disability: Understanding, Interpreting and Experiencing Disability (Studies) in Hungary

Lecture | February 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Maria Flamich; Maria Rita Hoffman

 Disability Studies Program

Disability studies is a very young, about a ten-year-old, discipline in Hungary, and the very few Hungarian “disabled” scholars  are almost unknown in academia. This talk will outline some of the specific historical and political background necessary for understanding disability, disability representations, and disability studies in Hungary today.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Soft Power

Lecture | February 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Eungie Joo

 Arts + Design

Eungie Joo, Curator, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Curator Eungie Joo discusses issues raised in the exhibition SOFT POWER, on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art through February. Featuring recent works and new commissions by twenty international artists, the exhibition looks at the ways in which artists deploy art to explore their roles as citizens and social actors.
For...   More >

Eungie Joo

Davesh Soneji | Resounding Islam: Occluded Muslim Histories of Rāga-Based Music in Modern South India

Lecture | February 13 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Davesh Soneji, Associate Professor, Department of South Asia Studies, University of Pennsylvania.

 Vasugi Kailasam, Assistant Professor of Tamil Studies, South & Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, The Tamil Studies Initiative at UC Berkeley

A talk by social historian working in the field of performing arts and South Asia studies, Prof. Davesh Soneji.

Antisemitism: Here and Now: A Conversation with Deborah Lipstadt

Lecture | February 13 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 75 Law Building

 Deborah Lipstadt, Emory University

 Berkeley Hillel

Join Professor Deborah E. Lipstadt as she discusses historical and contemporary antisemitism and the best ways in which to combat these latest manifestations of an ancient hatred.

Please RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScoeTaYdxAAo5PRdgvBTVSAK_0Ejb1d6bToRz83roz-P1UbJg/viewform

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Spiny Succulents with author Jeff Moore

Lecture | February 15 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join author Jeff Moore on a visual journey through his newest book Spiny Succulents, as he shares examples of cultivated cacti, euphorbias, pachypodiums, alluaudias, and some other related mostly spiny xerophytic plants (such as terrestrial bromeliads). Most of the images are of examples of these plants in California landscape/botanical garden situations. Jeff will discuss these plants from a...   More >

$20 Adult / $10 Adult Member

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Science Lecture - Moon Landing Night

Lecture | February 15 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Dr. Lawrence Kuznetz, NASA

 Science@Cal

Imagine being at Mission Control on the night of the Moon Landing? Or being a guest on the Johnny Carson Tonight Show introducing the Space Shuttle to the American people? Imagine NASA asking you to spy on it’s leading Shuttle contractor only later to be spied upon by the KGB? Imagine being personal and professional friends with astronauts only to see them perish before your eyes in spacecraft...   More >

Apollo 11 Mission Control - Image: NASA

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice: Black Public Art

Lecture | February 18 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Rodney Leon

 Arts + Design

*This event is on a Tuesday, and will be ticketed.*

Rodney Leon, Founder and Principal, Rodney Leon Architects PLLC

Join us for a talk by architect Rodney Leon, an American architect of Haitian descent and the founder of Rodney Leon Architects. Mr. Leon is the designer of "The Ark of Return", the permanent United Nations memorial dedicated to victims of slavery...   More >

Rodney Leon

Notes of the Unsuccessful Writer in Progress: Dostoevsky and Shvarts Revise their City

Lecture | February 18 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Polina Barskova, Associate Professor of Russian Literature, Hampshire College

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

The fourth lecture in the Spring 2020 Slavic Graduate Colloquium Series.

A Celebration of Doreen G. Fernandez’s "Tikim: Essays on Philippine Food and Culture”

Lecture | February 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 Aileen Suzara, Chef/Educator, Sariwa Kitchen; Catherine Ceniza Choy, Professor of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies

This book talk celebrates the reprinting of Doreen G. Fernandez’s Tikim: Essays on Philippine Food and Culture and will feature reflections on the book's impact by chef Aileen Suzara, who authored a new foreword for the reprinting, and by Prof. Catherine Ceniza Choy, who wrote the preface. First published in 1994, Tikim is a groundbreaking work that introduces readers to Filipino foodways.

Supreet Kaur | The Malleability of Cognitive Capacity: A Novel Approach to Education in Schools

Lecture | February 18 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Supreet Kaur, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, UC Berkeley

 Sanchita Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies

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

A talk by Prof. Supreet Kaur, development economist at UC Berkeley.

Revisiting the Economics of German Overseas Imperialism, 1884-1918

Lecture | February 18 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Steven Press, Stanford University

 Institute of European Studies, Department of History, Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington, Center for German and European Studies

In the early 1900s, Germans discovered the richest diamond fields in history in the Protectorate of German Southwest Africa. Namibian diamonds quickly proved more than baubles. These tiny stones made an overlooked impact on the German colonial economy and even on German domestic politics. In addition, Namibian diamonds intersected with what has become a major topic of study: Germany’s genocidal...   More >

Steven Press

AIA Lecture - Spartan Taste: Through the Lens of Excavations at Geraki, Perioikic Geronthrai

Lecture | February 18 | 7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in date

 Elizabeth Langridge-Noti, UC Davis

 AIA San Francisco Society

Lacedaimonian conservatism has been a recurring trope in scholarship, but current scholarship has begun to demonstrate how many of our assumptions about ancient Lacedaimon are later constructions. When examining material culture, this conservatism meant assumptions of local focus and production. The ancient acropolis at Geraki, as one of the few historical period settlements (as opposed to...   More >

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

NASA Berkeley Aviation Data Science Seminar

Lecture | January 22 – May 6, 2020 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science, UAM@Berkeley, Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies

Find out more on the BIDS website: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

Zelia Nuttall, The Drake Plate of Brass, and the Hunt for Drake's Fair Bay

Lecture | February 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility) | Note change in date

 Melissa Darby, Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Anthropology, Portland State University

 Archaeological Research Facility

The theory that Francis Drake and the crew of the Golden Hind landed in California was not always universally accepted. In the early twentieth century new clues to Drake’s movements in the Pacific came to light with the findings of anthropologist Zelia Nuttall, one of the founders of the anthropology department at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research in Mexican and European...   More >

How Has the Ukraine Crisis Affected EU Foreign Policy and the EU-US Relationship?

Lecture | February 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Marianne Riddervold, Innlandet School of Business and Social Sciences

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

Marianne Riddervold's lecture discusses the EU’s response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the impact of increased Russian aggression on the EU’s foreign policy more broadly. Functioning as a 'critical juncture', the Ukraine crisis not only sparked sanctions on Russia - it also helped form common EU policies in areas that are not directly related to the Ukraine situation as such,...   More >

Marianne Riddervold

Curator’s Talk: Elaine Yau on Rosie Lee Tompkins

Lecture | February 19 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retrospective with exhibition cocurator Elaine Yau, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at BAMFPA. Yau will discuss how Tompkins’s textile art evolved both within and outside of quilting traditions, sharing new information about the artist’s life and introducing never-before-exhibited artworks along with Tompkins’s signature quilt tops.

Yau, who received her PhD...   More >

Remainders of Communism: China, Vietnam, North Korea, and Cuba in a Post-Communist World

Lecture | February 19 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight & Salvage

 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

 George Breslauer, Professor of Political Science, and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Emeritus, UC Berkeley

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Professor Emeritus George Breslauer explores four surviving, yet distinctly different, communist regimes — China, Vietnam, North Korea and China — and discusses their future prospects and the implications for US foreign policy.

 FREE to OLLI @Berkeley members, UC faculty, staff and students. $10/general admission. No RSVP required. All welcome!

Lecture: Prof Alon Chen | Stress-induced psychiatric disorders: A symphony of molecular and cellular mechanisms

Lecture | February 19 | 2-3 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium (Rm 300)

 Prof Alon Chen, President, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

 Division of Biological Sciences, Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies

<a href=https://ls.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/alon_chen_short_bio_berkeley.pdf>Prof Alon Chen</a>, (President of The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel) will present a special lecture on the neurobiology of stress. Part of the UC Berkeley-Israel STEM Speaker Series

Faculty Research Lecture: Attention Deficits, Impulsivity, and Self-Harm: A Multi-level, Developmental Psychopathology Perspective

Lecture | February 19 | 3 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Stephen Hinshaw, Professor, UC Berkeley, Department of Psychology

 Department of Psychology

From the core behavioral dimensions of attention and impulse control, to the clinical manifestations of ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders, both voluminous science and major societal controversy exist. I review my lab's longstanding program of research on core cognitive mechanisms, risk and etiologic factors, the roles of parenting and peer relations in the unfolding of symptoms and...   More >

Jill Lepore, Una's Lecture: The End of Knowledge: From Facts to Data

Lecture | February 19 | 5 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and a staff writer at the New Yorker.

Syria’s Fraught Balance: Movement, Politics, and Dabke Performance: With Shayna Silverstein, followed by a conversation with Deena Chalabi

Lecture | February 19 | 5-7 p.m. | Dwinelle Annex, Room 126

 Shayna Silverstein

 Arts Research Center

Syria’s Fraught Balance: Movement, Politics, and Dabke Performance
With Shayna Silverstein, followed by a conversation with Deena Chalabi
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | 5:00-7:00pm
Dwinelle Annex, Room 126, UC Berkeley

Co-sponsored by Arts Research Center, the Music Department, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies Department

 Event held in Dwinelle Annex on the UC Berkeley campus. Seating first-come, first served until capacity is reached.

Shayna Silverstein

Changing Climates: Lessons From Community Organizing in PR

Lecture | February 19 | 6-8 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Oscar Lopez Rivera, Foundation OLR-Libertá

 Boricuas in Berkeley

  RSVP online or by calling Betsabe Castro at 787-586-9778, or by emailing Betsabe Castro at boricuasinberkeley@gmail.com by February 18.

Changing Climates: Lessons Learned from Community Organizing in Puerto Rico

Lecture | February 19 | 6 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Center for Latin American Studies

After almost 36 years as a political prisoner, Oscar López Rivera’s sentence was commuted by President Obama in 2017. Since his release, he founded the Oscar López Rivera Foundation, Libertá, through which he has been leading efforts to strengthen grassroots community organizing, demanding the auditing and cancelation of the island's debt, and advocating for independence. In this talk, López...   More >

ARCHITECTURE LECTURE: MIMI HOANG | nARCHITECTS

Lecture | February 19 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, FEB 19, 6:30pm. Join us for a talk and book signing with co-founding Partner of nARCHITECTS and Adjunct Associate Professor at at the GSAPP/Columbia University. Open to all!

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Bancroft Library Roundtable: Brown, Behind the Scenes: Contending with Governor Jerry Brown and his Oral History

Lecture | February 20 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis Latimer Room

 Martin Meeker, Director, Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library

 Todd Holmes, Historian, Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library

 Bancroft Library

Jerry Brown wrapped up a lifetime of public service in January 2019, having served four terms as California governor. In this presentation, OHC historians Martin Meeker and Todd Holmes provide behind-the-scenes story of a remarkable interview with a singular Californian and offer an initial perspective on our understanding of California and its political culture.

 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.

The Future of Demographobia, Latinxs, and the Realist-Speculative Convergence

Lecture | February 20 | 4-6 p.m. |  Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way

 Department of English, Latinx Research Center

In this talk, Román analyzes the current American wave of “demographobia,” a term that Sami Alim defines as “the irrational fear of changing demographics.” To further explain this concept, Román offers close readings of three speculative dystopian cultural texts, America Libre, Ink, and Elysium, that envision what would happen if demographobia toward Latinxs and other people of color continues to...   More >

Jill Lepore in Conversation with Cathryn Carson: The second of two events with Jill Lepore

Lecture | February 20 | 5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Jill Lepore, the 2019-20 Avenali Chair in the Humanities, is joined in conversation by UC Berkeley history professor Cathryn Carson.

Does cultural interaction foment cultural change?: A case study from the proto-Silk Road in northwestern China

Lecture | February 20 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Andrew Womack, Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford Archaeology Center, Stanford University

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

More than 2000 years before the development of the historical Silk Road, people living in what is now northwestern China were participating in long-distance exchange networks that brought them new goods and technologies from both the Central Asian steppe and eastern China. These included domesticates such as wheat, barley, sheep, and cattle, as well as bronze working, jade carving, and pyromantic...   More >

From New Spain to the Dutch East Indies: The Global Histories of Indian Cotton

Lecture | February 20 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Sugata Ray, History of Art Department, UC Berkeley

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Institute for South Asia Studies, The South Asia Art Initiative

About this Event
The Lounge Lecture series, hosted alongside the current exhibit Cloth That Stretches: Weaving Community Across Time and Space, provides an opportunity to explore topics related to cloth and textiles with leading experts. This February, join Sugata Ray on a journey exploring the complex histories of cotton.

Colonial Mexican casta paintings depicting Indian printed...   More >

Miguel Cabrera, De español y negra, mulata, 1763, oil on canvas.

Gallery Talk with Becky Jaffe

Lecture | February 20 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Each plant has a story to tell. Each plant is not just a bundle of striving molecules like us, but a set of ideas-made-flesh, a library in bloom. In the exhibit The Book of Life: A Photographic Bibliography, Artist-in-Residence Becky Jaffe pairs her photographs of the UC Botanical Garden with books on ecology, evolutionary biology, and ethnobotany in a visual ode to Nature’s spellbinding...   More >

$15, $10 Garden members

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'Bookish' by Becky Jaffe

The Legacy of School Integration and Educational Outcomes

Lecture | February 20 | 7-9 p.m. |  JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch

 1414 Walnut St, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Rucker Johnson, GSPP; Natalie Orenstein, Berkeleyside

 Goldman School of Public Policy

It has been more than 60 years since Brown v. Board of Education pushed schools to integrate, and we are only now beginning to understand the legislature’s full ramifications. The resulting integration affected children’s lives in areas as broad as health, income, and educational attainment. Join GSPP professor Rucker Johnson (Children of the Dream: Why School Integration Works)...   More >

Friday, February 21, 2020

Gallery Talks: Lands of Promise and Peril

Lecture | February 21 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The student curators of Lands of Promise and Peril present gallery talks mapping the exhibition’s themes and revealing their curatorial process and perspectives.

The curators are Noor Ali, Lillias Arvanites, Aidan Barry-Owen, Joseph Chang, Kate Gabon, Jocelyn Gama, Joss Harrison, Shuge Luo, Luz Mendez, Paul O’Neill, Mohini Rye, and Aylin Figueroa Uribe, students in the UC Berkeley course...   More >

Deirdre Cooper Owens: Medical Bondage: Race, Gender and the Origins of American Gynecology

Lecture | February 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Deirdre Cooper Owens

 Othering & Belonging Institute

Deirdre Cooper Owens is The Charles and Linda Wilson Professor in the History of Medicine and Director of the Humanities in Medicine program. She is also an Organization of American Historians’ (OAH) Distinguished Lecturer. A popular public speaker, she has published essays, book chapters, and blog pieces on a number of issues that concern African American experiences. Her first book, Medical...   More >

Transportation and Climate Change: The Challenge of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Driving

Lecture | February 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Ethan Elkind, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

UC Berkeley/UCLA Center for Law, Energy & the Environment Climate Program Director Ethan Elkind will present Transportation and Climate Change: The Challenge of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Driving at the ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar Feb. 21, 2020 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining.

Life, Music, and Autism

Lecture | February 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 1203 Berkeley Way West

 Michael B. Bakan, Florida State University

 Graduate School of Education

From the advent of autism as a diagnosed condition in the 1940s until the present, the musical talents and affinities of autistic people have been widely recognized. Yet for all of the scholarly attention paid to the autism-music nexus, autistic musicians themselves have rarely been asked to account for how they make and experience music, or for why it matters to them that they do. It is to this...   More >

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Tagore in our Times: Celebrating the Tagore Program on Literature, Culture and Philosophy

Lecture | February 22 | 3-6:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Dipesh Chakrabarty, Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor in History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago

 Kamalini Mukherji, Rabindra Sangeet Artist; Nandita Yasmin, Rabindra Sangeet Artist

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, The Tagore Program on Literature, Culture and Philosophy at UC Berkeley, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, The South Asia Art Initiative

The launch of the Tagore Program on Literature, Philosophy and Culture at UC Berkeley

Sunday, February 23, 2020

How to Start a College Admissions Advising Business

Lecture | February 23 | 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), 2nd Floor

 Margaret Rothe

 UC Berkeley Extension

Participants in our College Admissions Counseling program often find themselves wondering how they will turn what they've learned into a thriving independent consulting business. If you find yourself intimidated by the start-up process and which aspects to take into consideration, join us for a workshop dedicated to this important topic. Learn with humor and plenty of practical applications from...   More >

$35

  Register online

Gallery Talks: Lands of Promise and Peril

Lecture | February 23 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The student curators of Lands of Promise and Peril present gallery talks mapping the exhibition’s themes and revealing their curatorial process and perspectives.

The curators are Noor Ali, Lillias Arvanites, Aidan Barry-Owen, Joseph Chang, Kate Gabon, Jocelyn Gama, Joss Harrison, Shuge Luo, Luz Mendez, Paul O’Neill, Mohini Rye, and Aylin Figueroa Uribe, students in the UC Berkeley course...   More >

Monday, February 24, 2020

Khiara Bridges - Imagining an Ethnography of Pregnant Class-Privileged Women of Color

Lecture | February 24 | 12:45-2 p.m. | Philip Selznick Seminar Room, Philip Selznick Seminar Room

 2240 Piedmont Ave., Berkeley, CA 94720

 Khiara Bridges, UC Berkeley School of Law

 400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice, Center for the Study of Law & Society Speaker Series

In this talk, Bridges will draw from her previous work with poor, pregnant women of color to discuss how class and race interact with -- and alter -- one another in the lives of wealthier, pregnant women of color in the United States.

Design Field Notes: Toshi Anders Hoo

Lecture | February 24 | 1-2 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Toshi Anders Hoo, 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.

Lust of the Eyes: Dostoevsky and the Feuilleton

Lecture | February 24 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Denis Zhernokleyev, Senior Lecturer of Russian, Vanderbilt University

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

The fifth lecture in the Spring 2020 Slavic Graduate Colloquium Series.

Repairing Innovation: The Labor of Integrating New Technologies

Lecture | February 24 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 210 South Hall

 Madeleine Clare Elish

 Information, School of

Madeleine Clare Elish uncovers the hidden labor behind automated aviation, driverless cars, small scale agriculture, grocery retail, and emergency healthcare.

MUSA Math Monday with Professor Sug Woo Shin: An Introduction to the Langlands Program

Lecture | February 24 | 5-6 p.m. | 1015 Evans Hall

 Mathematics Undergraduate Student Association

Abstract: This is a gentle introduction to the Langlands program based on the developments of reciprocity law. Some attention will be drawn to the birth of the Langlands program in a letter of Langlands to Weil in 1967. Time permitting a snapshot of some current developments may be given.

In Search of My Robot: Emergent Media, Racialized Gender, and Creativity

Lecture | February 24 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Margaret Rhee

 Arts + Design, Center for New Media, Department of Ethnic Studies, Department of Comparative Literature

Presented by the Berkeley Center for New Media; cosponsored by the Departments of Ethnic Studies and Comparative Literature.

Margaret Rhee, Poet, Scholar, New Media Artist

Robots, like any technology, are not “objective” or “universal”; instead, machines reveal the process of social formation. This talk by poet, scholar, and new media artist Margaret Rhee demonstrates how forms of...   More >

Robots

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Iván Velásquez Gómez: Challenging Corruption and Impunity in Guatemala

Lecture | February 25 | 12:30 p.m. |  2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies)

 Center for Latin American Studies

Iván Velásquez Gómez is a Colombian jurist and diplomat currently heading – at the rank of Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations – the International Commission Against Impunity (CICIG) in Guatemala. Having been hugely successful in the fight against corruption, CICIG was threatened with termination by Guatemala’s then-President Morales – but defended by Guatemala’s Constitutional...   More >

The Anti-Catholic Origins of Anti-Communism

Lecture | February 25 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Udi Greenberg, Associate Professor of European History, Dartmouth College, and Visiting Scholar at the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

The Christian campaign against secular Communism was a defining phenomenon in Europe’s modern history. Over the last few years, scholars have begun to uncover its many roots—especially in anti-Semitism—and to chart the vast intellectual production and political mobilization it inspired. This talk will add to this burgeoning work by exploring the role of Protestant anti-Catholic polemics in...   More >

Isabel Allende: A Long Petal of the Sea: In conversation with Adam Hochschild

Lecture | February 25 | 5 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Center for Latin American Studies

In the late 1930s, Spain’s civil war impelled thousands of refugees to flee their homes seeking a safer life. Isabel Allende’s latest book, A Long Petal of the Sea, follows a pregnant young widow who finds her life intertwined with an army doctor who is the brother of her deceased love. In order to survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them desires. Isabel Allende will speak in...   More >

James Crabtree | The Billionaire Raj: Corruption, Division and Inequality in Narendra Modi's India

Lecture | February 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 James Crabtree, Singapore-based author and journalist, and an Associate Professor of Practice at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

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

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Graduate School of Journalism

A talk by author James Crabtree on his book, The Billionaire Raj: The Billionaire Raj: A Journey Through India's New Gilded Age, a colorful and revealing portrait of the rise of India’s new billionaire class in a radically unequal society.

Ottoman Armenian Feminist Writers on Antimilitarism and People's Right to Self-Defense

Lecture | February 25 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Melissa Bilal, Distinguished Research Fellow, Center for Near Eastern Studies, UCLA

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

Armenian feminist thought at the turn of the twentieth century developed in dialogue with many contemporary social movements including socialism, abolutionism, and antimilitarism. Accordingly, it made essential contributions to the global beginnings of gender justice activism. One of the most important and definitive components of Ottoman Armenian women's liberation struggle was its engagement...   More >

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Application of Machine Learning Techniques to Aviation Operations: NASA Case Studies

Lecture | February 26 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Banavar Sridhar, University Space Research Association (USRA) at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: There is an increasing interest in applying methods based on Machine Learning Techniques (MLT) to problems in aviation operations. The current interest is based on developments in Cloud Computing, the availability of open software and the success of MLT in automation, consumer behavior and finance involving large database. Historically aviation operations have been analyzed using...   More >

NASA Berkeley Aviation Data Science Seminar

Lecture | January 22 – May 6, 2020 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science, UAM@Berkeley, Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies

Find out more on the BIDS website: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

Ancient Hunter-Gatherer Sea-Faring Explorers of Cyprus: Traversing Land and Sea during the Epipalaeolithic

Lecture | February 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Lisa Maher, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

The Mediterranean island of Cyprus was once thought to be peripheral to regional cultural developments during prehistory. It is now at the forefront of research on Late Epipalaeolithic hunter-gatherer and Early Neolithic movements and colonization, as well as their associated technological innovations and impacts on shaping newly settled landscapes.

Townsend Center Book Chat with Beth Piatote: The Beadworkers: Stories

Lecture | February 26 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Beth Piatote’s debut short story collection is a reflection on modern Native American life.

Et tu: Truth-telling Between Women

Lecture | February 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Jennifer Doyle, Professor, Department of English, UC Riverside

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

In this talk, centered on truth-telling between women in Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels, I take up alethurgy's shadows — those zones marked by the systems which reproduce power and authority as hidden, inexpressible and forgotten.

UC Berkeley Geosystems Group Wednesday Lecture Series: Investigation in Progress: Centennial Bridge

Lecture | February 26 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Davis Hall, 406 Davis Hall

 Wayne Magnusen, A3GEO

 UC Berkeley Geoengineering Society

Centennial Drive passes over Lawrence Road at a skew angle on a bridge flanked by two massive approach fills. Centennial Bridge began to exhibit signs of significant distress shortly after it was built (c. 1963) prompting a series of remedial measures intended to save the bridge and prevent collapse. During the winter of 1982-1983, one of the heaviest rainfall seasons on record, the eastern...   More >

The Radical Inductiveness of Machine Learning

Lecture | February 26 | 3-4 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Laura K. Nelson, Northeastern University

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Full details available on the BIDS website:
https://bids.berkeley.edu/events/radical-inductiveness-machine-learning

Shining Path and the Emergence of the Human Rights Community in Peru, 1980-2003

Lecture | February 26 | 4 p.m. |  2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies)

 Center for Latin American Studies

The brutal guerrilla war initiated by the Shining Path and the Peruvian government's fierce response led to illegal mass detentions, disappearances, and massacres. Human rights groups emerged quickly to investigate, publicize, and adjudicate. This presentation examines the challenges they faced, both in the difficulty of tracking events in rural areas of the Andean highlands and the necessity of...   More >

CEE Leadership Seminar Series - Leadership in Civil/Structural Engineering Careers

Lecture | February 26 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Jim Malley, Degenkolb Engineers

 Computers & Structures, Inc.

Where can your CEE take you? Hear from alumnus Jim Malley as he reflects on pivotal moments in his career and best practices for new graduates!

Careers in Civil/Structural Engineering offer many opportunities for leadership roles. They can range from very individual/personal leadership in the form of mentoring of younger engineers, to company-wide roles such as Project Manager, Principal,...   More >

 Priority will be given to CEE MS students, but all are welcome based on space availability.

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Jim Malley, Senior Principal and Group Director at Degenkolb Engineers

Professor Hazel Carby, African American Studies at Yale University

Lecture | February 26 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Hazel Carby, Professor, African American Studies, Yale University

 Media Studies Program

The Media Studies Program presents:

The lecture is drawn from a section of Imperial Intimacies: A Tale of Two Islands, a history of the British Empire told through one woman’s search through her family’s story. The book is an intimate personal history and a sweeping summation of the violent entanglement of two islands charting the imperial interweaving of capital and bodies, public language...   More >

The Ancient Middle East in Nineteenth-Century Popular Culture: The Creation of Moral Geographies through World’s Fairs, Operas, Design, and Mummy Stories

Lecture | February 26 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Kevin McGeough, University of Lethbridge

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Archaeological Research Facility, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

The emergence of European and North American archaeological explorations of the Middle East was coincident with an explosion of new Victorian media forms. The ancient Middle East was represented in many of these media forms - in periodicals, novels, panoramas, theatres, expositions, and even the rituals of secret societies. Thinking about the Middle East inspired authors like H. Rider Haggard and...   More >

The Global Trump: Structural US Populism and Economic Conflicts with Europe and Asia

Lecture | February 26 | 5-6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Paul Welfens, University of Wuppertal

 Institute of European Studies, Department of Economics

Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election was largely based on the rise of economic inequality in the United States and his populist message: This populism is likely to become a structural long run problem for the US. In 2018, Trump’s Council of Economic Advisors published a study in which the US was shown to have an economic lead vis-à-vis European countries of about 20%, but the...   More >

LAEP Lecture Series: Thomas Rainer

Lecture | February 26 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Wed, Feb 26, 6:30pm - Thomas Rainer is a landscape architect, teacher, and author living in Washington, D.C. Thomas is a leading voice in ecological landscape design and has designed landscapes for the U.S. Capitol grounds, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Mem

Psychoanalysis and the Invention of “Racism” - A talk with Christopher Chamberlin and Fernando Cadtrillon

Lecture | February 26 | 7-9 p.m. |  California Institute of Integral Studies (Lobby)

 Community Mental Health, Foundation of California Psychoanalysis

This talk explores how denunciations of the madness of racism shaped an understanding of white supremacy and the “afterlife of slavery,” and critiques how Freudian social theorists in the interwar United States later attempted to consolidate racism into a scientific object of investigation.

Christopher Chamberlin is the President’s Postdoctoral Fellow
in English at UC Berkeley. He received...   More >