<< March 2020 >>

Monday, March 2, 2020

Design Field Notes: Aaron Marcus

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

 Aaron Marcus, 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.

Cynthia A. Chan Memorial Lecture: "The Coming of Age of de novo Protein Design"

Lecture | March 2 | 4-5 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 David Baker, University of Washington

 College of Chemistry

Proteins mediate the critical processes of life and beautifully solve the challenges faced during the evolution of modern organisms. Our goal is to design a new generation of proteins that address current day problems not faced during evolution. In contrast to traditional protein engineering efforts, which have focused on modifying naturally occurring proteins, we design new proteins from scratch...   More >

Real Big

Lecture | March 2 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Autumn Knight

 Arts + Design, Department of Art Practice

Presented by the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice.

Autumn Knight, Interdisciplinary Artist

In this talk, interdisciplinary artist Autumn Knight discusses how a series of performance projects use text and/or improvisation as strategies for survival within the institutional space. Looking at recent and ongoing works, Knight will discuss the breadth of concerns at work (or play) in this...   More >

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Chester W. Nimitz Memorial Lecture: Today's Disruptive Technologies and Their Impact on US National Security Strategy

Lecture | March 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 General Ellen Pawlikowski, Former Commander, Air Force Material Command

 Military Sciences Program (ROTC)

The Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Memorial Lectureship was established in 1983 to enhance the spirit of collegiality and sense of community to the University through the multi-disciplinary subject matter of national security affairs. Each year a speaker is nominated by the midshipmen and cadets of the Military Affairs Department. The lectureship provides a better and fuller understanding and...   More >

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

NASA Berkeley Aviation Data Science Seminar

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

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

The NASA Berkeley Aviation Data Science Seminar Series, launched in spring 2020, is held weekly on Wednesdays in Stanley 106, at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, from January 22 through May 6.

Townsend Center Book Chat with Catherine Flynn: James Joyce and the Matter of Paris

Lecture | March 4 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Catherine Flynn explores the ways in which James Joyce's imaginative consciousness was shaped by the paradigmatic city of European urban modernity.

AIA Joukowsky Lecture - Investigating a Minoan coastal town in east Crete: new work at Palaikastro, 2012-16

Lecture | March 4 | 7-9 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Carl Knappett, Walter Graham/ Homer Thompson Chair in Aegean Prehistory, Department of Art, University of Toronto

 San Francisco Society of the Archaeological Institute of America

Palaikastro is one of the most intensively excavated settlements of Minoan Crete. Yet, we still understand relatively little of its urban organization, and how the town fit in its wider landscape. In this talk I report on a five-year project (2012-16) that has conducted excavations in a new neighborhood on the edge of town, while also applying techniques of landscape analysis to look at the...   More >

Thursday, March 5, 2020

The New Eagle Creek Saloon

Lecture | March 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Sadie Barnette; Dena Beard

 Arts + Design

Sadie Barnette, Artist
Dena Beard, Executive Director, The Lab

For The New Eagle Creek Saloon, artist Sadie Barnette reimagined her father’s bar, the first black-owned gay bar in San Francisco. From 1990 to 1993 Rodney Barnette operated the Eagle Creek Saloon, a family-run business that served a multiracial gay community marginalized by the racist profiling practices of San Francisco’s bar...   More >

Sadie Barnette and Dena Beard

Silk, gold, and glass: Upper Mustang and Nepal and the Silk Roads after 400 CE

Lecture | March 5 | 5-7 p.m. | 315 Wheeler Hall

 Mark Aldenderfer, UC Merced

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

The high Himalayan valley of Upper Mustang today appears isolated and remote. But more than 1600 years ago, the settlements of Upper Mustang participated in an extensive trade network that ultimately connected them to the fabled Silk Road. Not only did exotic objects find their way in to the region, but new ideas and religious practices appeared in mortuary rites and rituals and which reflect a...   More >

Friday, March 6, 2020

Struggling for the Soul of Public Education: Lessons from the Frontlines of the Battle to Integrate Public Schools in New Jersey: Elise C. Boddie speaks at 400 years commemoration Research to Impact Series

Lecture | March 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Social Science Matrix Conference Room (8th floor)

 Elise C. Boddie, Rutgers Law School

 Othering and Belonging Institute

Decades of research point to significant educational and social-emotional benefits from integration. Yet public schools across the country continue to be highly segregated, raising questions about why integration is relatively scarce in public education. Most explanations lie with the significant limitations of federal constitutional law and white resistance. Drawing on lessons from the...   More >

Karuna Mantena | Gandhian Satyagraha and Democratic Politics: Celebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Lecture | March 6 | 4-6 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall

 Karuna Mantena, Professor of Political Science, Columbia 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, 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 Columbia University Political Scientist and scholar of Gandhi and non-violence studies Professor Karuna Mantena.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Career Clinic: Making a Successful Career Transition: Roadmap for Change

Lecture | March 7 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | 505 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

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

 UC Berkeley Extension

Making a career transition can be bewildering: how do you find jobs? How can you stand out as a candidate? And, if you finally get an interview, how do you showcase yourself as the best candidate? This workshop will walk participants through each step of making a career transition. Through interactive exercises, we will cover strategies in personal branding, networking, résumé and LinkedIn...   More >

$50

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Monday, March 9, 2020

Design Field Notes: Zahin Ali

Lecture | March 9 | 1-2 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Zahin Ali, 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.

Freedom of Speech? Censoring Art on Campus

Lecture | March 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 John K. Wilson

 Arts + Design, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Presented by BAMPFA.

John K. Wilson, 2019-20 Fellow with the University of California National Center on Free Speech and Civic Engagement

John K. Wilson, a 2019–20 fellow with the University of California National Center on Free Speech and Civic Engagement, discusses the past and present problem of art censorship on campus. Showing examples of artworks, performances, and cartoons that have...   More >

John Wilson

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Catholics, Protestants, and the Origins of Europe’s Harsh Religious Pluralism

Lecture | March 10 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Udi Greenberg, Dartmouth College

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

A series of recent controversies has raised many questions about Europe’s treatment of its religious minorities. Why do societies that claim to respect religious freedom and tolerance so routinely discriminate against Muslims, Jews, and others? Udi Greenberg will explore the origins of Europe’s contemporary thinking about religious pluralism to the recent peace between Catholics and Protestants...   More >

Talk by Development Economist at UC Berkeley, Prof. Supreet Kaur: Title TBD

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

NASA Berkeley Aviation Data Science Seminar

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

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

The NASA Berkeley Aviation Data Science Seminar Series, launched in spring 2020, is held weekly on Wednesdays in Stanley 106, at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, from January 22 through May 6.

Townsend Center Book Chat with Ian Duncan: Human Forms: The Novel in the Age of Evolution

Lecture | March 11 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Ian Duncan offers a major rethinking of the European novel and its relationship to early evolutionary science.

Yellow Star, Red Star: Holocaust Remembrance after Communism: 19th Peter N. Kujachich Lecture in Serbian and Montenegrin Studies

Lecture | March 11 | 5:15-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Jelena Subotic, Professor of Political Science, Georgia State University

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

Yellow Star, Red Star asks why Holocaust memory continues to be so deeply troubled—ignored, appropriated, and obfuscated—throughout Eastern Europe, even though it was in those lands that most of the extermination campaign occurred. As part of accession to the European Union, Jelena Subotic shows, East European states were required to adopt, participate in, and contribute to the...   More >

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Dignidad Rebelde

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

 Melanie Cervantes; Jesus Barraza

 Arts + Design

Melanie Cervantes, Artist
Jesus Barraza, Artist

Oakland-based artists Jesus Barraza and Melanie Cervantes discuss their graphic arts collaboration Dignidad Rebelde. They write, “We believe that art can be an empowering reflection of community struggles, dreams, and visions. Following principles of Xicanisma and Zapatismo, we create work that amplifies people’s stories and art that can be put...   More >

Melanie Cervantes

Italy's Holocaust: the Genocide of the Jews of Italy

Lecture | March 12 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Simon Levis Sullam, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy

 Institute of European Studies, Program for the Study of Italy, Department of Italian Studies

In this lecture, Simon Levis Sullam will discuss his new book (The Italian Executioners, Princeton, 2018), which demonstrates that Italian bureaucrats, ideologues and members of the fascist party, were responsible for genocide - together with the German occupiers of Italy during WW2 - to a much higher degree than has been acknowledged to date.

Manisha Sethi | Ritual Death as Essential Practice: Defending Sallekhana in the Courtroom

Lecture | March 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Manisha Sethi, Associate Professor of Sociology at the Centre for the Jawaharlal Nehru Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

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

A talk by Prof. Manisha Sethi, a sociologist whose research focuses on the Jains, in particular in the contexts of law and politics.

Feminist Open Access and Internet Publishing

Lecture | March 12 | 5-8 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall

 Francesca Coppa, Co-founder, Organization for Transformative Works; Kristina Busse, Co-founder, Transformative Works & Cultures; Karen Hellekson, Co-founder, Transformative Works & Cultures

 Berkeley Center for New Media, Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities, Information, School of, Film & Media Studies, Library, D-Lab

Discover how the Organization for Transformative Works built a Hugo award-winning model for for non-corporate, user-driven, online participatory cultures.

The OTW was founded as a wholly fan organized and fan run media organization, specifically to provide a safe space for women and queer users. In working towards their mission of building a future in which all fannish works are recognized as...   More >

Laverne Cox

Lecture | March 12 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

The Emmy Award-winning transgender actress and advocate, known for her groundbreaking role on Orange is the New Black, shares her views on race, class, and gender, communicating a powerful message of inner strength and self-acceptance.

$28–$58 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Laverne Cox appears in Cal Performances' Speaker Series on March 12, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Design Conversations: Leah Buechley

Lecture | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Leah Buechley, The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

This Spring, the Jacobs Institute will continue investigating these ideas through our Design Conversations series, "For Whom? By Whom? Designs for Belonging," which invites three leading design thinkers to outline design’s blind spots and exclusions, and share their thoughts on possibilities for a future of belonging.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Preparing to Publish in Today's Market

Lecture | March 14 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 210 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 Rachael Herron

 UC Berkeley Extension

With a manuscript in hand, it can be difficult to figure out whether to aim for a traditional New York publishing deal or to go the self-publishing route.

Are New York deals more lucrative?

Is the technology involved in self-publishing difficult to learn?

What about marketing?

In this one-day workshop, find out the pros and cons of each approach and be able to make informed,...   More >

$75

  Register online

Monday, March 16, 2020

#MeFirst: Undemocratic Hedonism

Lecture | March 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, MATRIX/820

 Joseph Fischel, Associate Professor, Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Yale University

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

more details soon...

Gender & Women's Studies Department Spring 2020 Lecture Series:
"Thinking About Sexual Violence On Campus: Six Scholars, Five Programs"

These lectures are free and open to the public. Venues are wheelchair accessible. Please refrain from wearing scented products at these events. If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART...   More >

Expanded Internet Art

Lecture | March 16 | 12:30-2 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 340 (BCNM Commons)

 Ceci Moss

 Berkeley 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 >

Danez Smith and Patricia Smith

Lecture | March 16 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Danez Smith; Patricia Smith

 Arts + Design, Arts Research Center

Presented as part of the Poetry and the Senses program at UC Berkeley’s Arts Research Center, in partnership with Engaging the Senses Foundation.

Danez Smith, Poet, Writer, Performer
Patricia Smith, Poet, Author

Join us for an evening of fierce readings and conversation with renowned poets Danez Smith and Patricia Smith. The author of Don’t Call Us Dead, Danez Smith is a black, queer, poz...   More >

Danez Smith and Patricia Smith

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

European Disintegration? The Politics of Crisis in the European Union

Lecture | March 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Douglas Webber

 Institute of European Studies

The Eurozone, Ukraine, refugees and Brexit – the European Union has had to confront and manage several major crises during the last decade. However, the outcomes of these crises in respect of political integration have been divergent. The Eurozone has become politically more closely integrated. The Ukraine crisis has not produced any significant effect one way or the other. In contrast, the...   More >

Douglas Webber

Talk by UC Berkeley psychologist, Prof. Mahesh Srinivasan: Title TBD

Lecture | March 17 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Mahesh Srinivasan, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology; member, Cognitive Science Faculty, University of California, Berkeley. Previously, I was a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Psychology at the University of Californ

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

A talk by UC Berkeley psychologist, Prof. Mahesh Srinivasan.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

NASA Berkeley Aviation Data Science Seminar

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

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

The NASA Berkeley Aviation Data Science Seminar Series, launched in spring 2020, is held weekly on Wednesdays in Stanley 106, at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, from January 22 through May 6.

The Signum Vortumni Project: Excavations at the Horrea Agrippiana in the Roman Forum (2016-2019)

Lecture | March 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Matthew J. Mandich, Field School Director, The International Society for Archaeology, Art and Architecture of Rome

 Archaeological Research Facility

In 2016, the International Society for the Archaeology, Art and Architecture of Rome (ISAR) was granted an official excavation concession by the Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali (MiBAC) for the Signum Vortumni Project. The aim of this project is to uncover and reconstruct the pre-Imperial topography of this important area in the monumental center.

Atlas of (Remote) Islands and Sea Level Rise

Lecture | March 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Christina Gerhardt

 Institute of European Studies

In "Let Them Drown," the 2016 London Edward W. Said lecture, Naomi Klein called attention, as Rob Nixon's "Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor" had done, to the nexus of climate change, (colonial) racism and poverty. But she shifted the spotlight onto the oft-overlooked low-lying island nations. Their current day situation is dire. In her new book project, "Atlas of (Remote)...   More >

Christina Gerhardt

Joyce Carol Oates: In Conversation on the Art of Writing

Lecture | March 18 | 5 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Reading Room

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Joyce Carol Oates, author of over seventy works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, is the Roger S. Berlind ’52 Professor Emerita of the Humanities at Princeton University and has taught as a visiting professor of English at UC Berkeley. She is a recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the Carl Sandburg Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the Jerusalem Prize.

The author’s oeuvre confronts...   More >

 Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Nomadic Identity: The Development of a Multiethnic Empire in Mongolia

Lecture | March 18 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Christine Lee, California State University, Los Angeles

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

The nomadic states in Mongolia developed their own definitions of ethnicity and citizenship independently from the settled populations of China. Here, nomads and agriculturalists have lived in the same communities for thousands of years. While the ruling nobility was one specific ethnicity, there was not a clear hierarchy of ethnicities. Mongolia has experienced the migration and incorporation of...   More >

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Food Justice and Belonging: A Demonstration and Conversation

Lecture | March 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Bryant Terry

 Arts + Design

Bryant Terry, Chef, Educator, Author

Join us for a presentation by Bryant Terry, a James Beard Award–winning chef, educator, and author renowned for his activism to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system. Terry is the author of the acclaimed books Vegetable Kingdom, Afro-Vegan, and Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine. Since 2015 he has been...   More >

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

NASA Berkeley Aviation Data Science Seminar

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

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

The NASA Berkeley Aviation Data Science Seminar Series, launched in spring 2020, is held weekly on Wednesdays in Stanley 106, at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, from January 22 through May 6.

Monday, March 30, 2020

The Right to Be Creative and Invisible Russia

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

 Margarita Kuleva; Natalia Samutina

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

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

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

Looking at Art

Right to Be Creative and Invisible Russia

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

 2155 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94720

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

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

The Right to Be Creative:

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

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Politics in a Post-Truth Era: Identity, Knowledge, and Political Responsibility in an Age of "Alternative Facts"

Lecture | March 31 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Ilan Zvi Baron, School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University

 Institute of European Studies

The rise of populism, Donald Trump's election and the result of the EU referendum in the UK have been widely interpreted as a rejection of the post-war liberal order - the manifestation of a desire to undermine the political system that people feel has let them down. Yet mainstream politicians and analysts have been slow to grasp the changing situation, instead relying on a rhetoric of 'hard...   More >

Ilan Zvi Baron