<< April 2020 >>

Wednesday, April 1, 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

Find more information on the BIDS Events list: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

Disruption!: How Corporate Brands Stole #MeToo and What Universities Can Learn from Their Mistakes

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

 Jane Ward, Professor, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of California, Riverside

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Jane Ward is professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at University of California Riverside, where she teaches courses in feminist, queer, and heterosexuality studies.

Struggles Over Europe: Europeanness, Polishness and Coloniality of Power in the EU Commission in Brussels

Lecture | April 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Paweł Lewicki, European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder)

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

Based on ethnographic research among EU civil servants in Brussels between 2007 and 2011, Pawel Lewicki will show how a notion of modernity conflated with "Europeanness" and expressed in everyday life in language use, in bodily performance and in lifestyle among EU civil servants, creates (national) stereotypes and divisions. These divisions lead to the emergence of the so called Euroclass – a...   More >

Pawel Klein

Townsend Center Book Chat with Ellen Oliensis: Loving Writing/Ovid’s Amores

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

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Ellen Oliensis offers a fresh approach to the Amores emphasizing the masochistic pleasures of the elegiac writing project.

Robert Strand: Nordics: Capitalism Meets Sustainable Development Goals

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

 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Dr. Robert Strand, Lecturer, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and Executive Director, Center for Responsible Business

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Nordic countries — Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland, and Denmark —consistently rank at or near the top of virtually every global sustainability metric. What are the potential lessons for the US, and is it open to learning them? Hear from Dr. Robert Strand.

 FREE to current OLLI @Berkeley members and UC faculty, staff and students with Cal ID. $10/general admission. No need to RSVP. Just come and learn!

Trade, Improvement and Survival: An Indigenous Approach to the Current Immigration “Crisis”

Lecture | April 1 | 4 p.m. |  2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies)

 Center for Latin American Studies

To examine the topic of migration, we must reflect on issues of race and indigenous peoples simultaneously. This is a complex task, since the media, public institutions, and even academia address these topics separately. In this talk, Dr. Velásquez Nimatuj will examine the theme of migration from an indigenous perspective, within a larger context of racial oppression.

Irma Alicia Velásquez...   More >

The Anti-Social Contract: Injurious Talk and Dangerous Exchanges in Northern Mongolia

Lecture | April 1 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Lars Højer, University of Copenhagen

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Mongolia Initiative

Based on a recently published monograph, the talk will introduce a remote district of villagers and nomadic pastoralists in the northernmost part of Mongolia in the aftermath of the breakdown of the socialist state. While the collapse of state socialism in Mongolia often implied a chaotic lack of social cohesion, the talk will focus on an everyday universe where uncertainty and suspicion are as...   More >

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Ronni Favors

Lecture | April 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Ronni Favors

 Arts + Design

Ronni Favors, Rehearsal Director, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Ronni Favors, rehearsal director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, discusses her work in dance. After training at the Ailey School, Favors was a member of Ailey II, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company; an experienced dance educator, she was involved in the national implementation of...   More >

Ronni Favors headshot

Maira Hayat | Ecologies of Water Governance in Pakistan: The Colony, the Corporation and the Contemporary [The S.S. Pirzada Dissertation Prize in Pakistan Studies Lecture for 2019]

Lecture | April 2 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room)

 Maira Hayat, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Anthropology and the Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Berkeley Pakistan Initiative, Syed Sharifuddin Pirzada Endowment on Pakistan

A lecture by the S.S. Pirzada Dissertation Prize in Pakistan Studies recipient for 2019.

From Paternal to Fraternal Domination: Global “Big Brothers” and Infrastructural Imperialism

Lecture | April 2 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Rebecca Bryant, Utrecht University

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Central Asia Working Group

In early European imperialism, trade and resource exploitation financed lavish building projects in metropolitan centers and fueled further colonial expansion. Today, rising economic powers with global ambitions rely on building the infrastructure of other states to drive reconstruction in their own capitals and to create “soft power” empires. This lecture will turn an ethnographic lens on...   More >

Manufacturing Meaning: How corporations are monopolizing the means of making meaning and how people’s media can, and always have, fight back

Lecture | April 2 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Durant Hall, Atrium

 Laura Flanders, The Laura Flanders Show

 Media Studies Program

The Media Studies Program Presents:

The development of the internet and the explosion of social media sites seemed to promise the diversification, democratization, and decentralization of media power.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Europe’s Crisis of Legitimacy: Governing by Rules and Ruling by Numbers in the Eurozone

Lecture | April 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Vivien Schmidt, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies | Boston University

 Barry Eichengreen, Department of Economics

 Institute of European Studies

The Eurozone crisis has generated not only a crisis of economics and politics but also of legitimacy. The European Union’s decision to ‘govern by rules and rule by numbers’ at the inception of the crisis, by mandating austerity and structural reform, undermined Euro member-states’ economic performance while increasing political volatility. The subsequent remedy, centered on reinterpreting the...   More >

Vivien Schmidt

Design Conversations: Bryce Johnson: Recognize Exclusion, Design for Inclusion

Lecture | April 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Bryce Johnson, 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.

$0

  Buy tickets online

Martin Meyerson Berkeley Faculty Research Lectures: Understanding Microbial Life on Leaves

Lecture | April 3 | 4-5 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Steven Lindow, UC Berkeley Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

 Academic Senate

As a world leader in the environmental and ecological sciences, Professor Steven Lindow has been a dominant force in revealing complex interactions between microbes, plants, and the environment. Using genetic and molecular research techniques, his current work focuses on developing biological strategies for addressing plant disease and frost control that can serve as alternatives to chemical...   More >

Monday, April 6, 2020

Research on Cognition Mode of Intangible Cultural Heritage and Cultural Consumption — A Comparative Study from Chinese and British questionnaires

Lecture | April 6 | 12:30-2 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 340 (BCNM Commons)

 Gu Jiang, National Center for Industry Research

 Berkeley Center for New Media

According to a survey conducted by the National Cultural Industry Research Center of Nanjing University in China and the UK, this paper uses the order logit model to discuss the influence of the intangible cultural cognition mode on the degree of Chinese and British cultural consumption that occurs while resident income increases. The results show that, generally speaking, the residential...   More >

Design Field Notes: Nadia Gathers

Lecture | April 6 | 1-2 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Nadia Gathers, 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.

William Pope.L

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

 William Pope.L

 Arts + Design, Department of Art Practice

**Admission free; seat reservations required. Reservations available March 23 at artsdesign.berkeley.edu.**

Presented by the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice.

William Pope.L, Artist

Join us for a talk by Chicago-based artist William Pope.L, whom the New York Times called “inarguably the greatest performance artist of our time. . . . Over the course of the last four decades, no...   More >

William Pope.L

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

A Bullish Bulldog: Understanding the United Kingdom in the 21st Century

Lecture | April 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Edward Price, Head of Financial Sector and Economic Policy, North America - British Consulate General in New York

 Institute of European Studies, Center for British Studies

Twenty years into the new century, how should we in the United States (US) understand the United Kingdom (UK)? What is the UK’s global influence and how does it affect the US? And, amid incessant media noise, what were the structural causes of Brexit? This lecture is an exclusive chance to explores these issues, delving first hand into the financial, economic and constitutional keys to...   More >

Edward Price

Wednesday, April 8, 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

Find more information on the BIDS Events list: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

Deirdre English: The Impact of the #MeToo Movement: How Journalists See It

Lecture | April 8 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight & Salvage

 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Deirdre English, Continuing Lecturer, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

The #MeToo Movement is a human rights movement, building on decades of feminist theory, law and legislation against gender-based discrimination, harassment and violence. Hear from Deirdre English, continuing lecturer, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, who'll explore where are we now and where are we headed.

 FREE to current OLLI @Berkeley members and UC faculty, staff and students with Cal ID. $10/general admission. No need to RSVP. Just come and learn!

Ronald Rael: Notes from the Borderland

Lecture | April 8 | 4 p.m. |  2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies)

 Center for Latin American Studies

Ronald Rael will discuss how the borderlands are a site for creative production and will share stories from the book Borderwall as Architecture, an important re-examination of what the 700 miles of physical barrier that divides the United States of America from the United Mexican States is, and what it could be.

Ronald Rael holds a joint appointment in the departments of Architecture and Art...   More >

ARCHITECTURE LECTURE: ADRIANA CUELLAR + MARCEL SANCHEZ

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

 College of Environmental Design

WED, APR 8, 6:30pm. Join us for a talk with the co-founders of CRO studio, a collaborative research and architecture firm established at the border region of Tijuana / San Diego. Sponsored by the Howard A. Friedman Endowment. Open to all!

Thursday, April 9, 2020

mak-hussistak / Our Vision

Lecture | April 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Vincent Medina; Louis Trevino

 Arts + Design

Vincent Medina, Co-founder, mak-'amham and Cafe Ohlone
Louis Trevino, Co-founder, mak-'amham and Cafe Ohlone

A presentation by Vincent Medina (Chochenyo Ohlone) and Louis Trevino (Rumsen Ohlone), cofounders of mak-'amham and Cafe Ohlone, a restaurant pop-up at University Press Books in Berkeley devoted to the traditional foods of Bay Area Native peoples. They write:
“We are a Native...   More >

Evening at Cafe Ohlone

Anne Blackburn | The Promise of Precedent: Rāmādhipati at Bago

Lecture | April 9 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Anne Blackburn, Professor of Buddhist Studies and South Asian Studies at Cornell University

 Penny Edwards, Associate Professor, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Center for Buddhist Studies, The Ruby Lord Fund for Theravada Studies at the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies

A talk by historian of South and Southeast Asian Buddhism, and Professor of Buddhist Studies and South Asian Studies at Cornell University, Anne Blackburn.

The Gayley Lecture

Lecture | April 9 | 8-10 p.m. |  Wheeler Hall

 Cecil Giscombe, Professor, Berkeley English

 Department of English

Friday, April 10, 2020

On Butterflies, Onions, and Surfers: How Language Teaching Can Save the World

Lecture | April 10 | 3-5 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Glenn Levine, Professor, German, UC Irvine

 Berkeley Language Center

Teaching a language always implies an underlying pedagogy. Regardless of whether that pedagogy is explicit or implicit, it is comprised of knowledge, beliefs and assumptions about what language is and how language learning happens. In this presentation, I argue that limiting beliefs and assumptions prevail in many approaches guiding language teaching today. I make the case here for a more...   More >

What civil engineers and planners should know about building infrastructure in the real world: Lessons from Rwanda

Lecture | April 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Patricie Uwase, Rwanda Ministry of Infrastructure

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Permanent Secretary for Rwanda’s Ministry of Infrastructure Patricie Uwase will present What civil engineers and planners should know about building infrastructure in the real world: Lessons from Rwanda at the ITS Transportation Seminar and Global Metropolitan Studies Lecture Series at 4 p.m. April 10, 2020 in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Design Field Notes: David Merrill

Lecture | April 13 | 1-2 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 David Merrill, 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.

Achieving Equity in the National Trauma Healthcare System

Lecture | April 13 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Commons 116

 Megan Moore, Associate Professor, University of Washington

 Social Welfare, School of

Spring Colloquium Series

An Archaeology for the New Nomadic Age

Lecture | April 13 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Yannis Hamilakis, Joukowsky Family Professor of Archaeology and Professor of Modern Greek Studies, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University

 Archaeological Research Facility

The Archaeological Research Facility's Spring 2020 Lecture features a talk by Prof. Yannis Hamilakis, followed by a reception.

Neural Abstractions

Lecture | April 13 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Tom White

 Arts + Design, Center for New Media

Presented by the Berkeley Center for New Media; cosponsored by Autolab and CITRIS People and Robots (CPAR).

Tom White, Senior Lecturer, Victoria University of Wellington School of Design

How do machines perceive the world? Tom White has investigated enabling computer vision systems to draw their own visual abstractions through the creation of abstract ink print artworks. Though these...   More >

Tom with Chickens

Neural Abstractions

Lecture | April 13 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Osher Theater, BAMPFA

 Tom White, Victoria University of Wellington School of Design

 Berkeley Center for New Media, Arts + Design, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, Autolab

How do machines perceive the world? Tom White has investigated enabling computer vision systems to draw their own visual abstractions through the creation of abstract ink print artworks. Though these artificial vision systems are trained only on real world images, when forced to express themselves abstractly they are able to create simpler forms that match their internal representations. These...   More >

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Assessing and Improving Skills in College: China, India, Russia, and the United States

Lecture | April 14 | 4-5 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Social Science Matrix Conference Room

 Prashant Loyalka

 Institute of East Asian Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

Using nationally representative data on STEM undergraduates collected from China, India and Russia (which train about half of the world's STEM undergraduates) and the United States, Assistant Professor Prashant Loyalka shares his study’s findings that assess and compare levels and gains in academic and higher order thinking skills among college students in multiple countries, and examines which...   More >

  RSVP online

English as Money: The Political Economy of Translation in Southeast Asia and the United States

Lecture | April 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall | Note change in date and location

 Vicente Rafael, Giovanni and Amne Costigan Endowed Professor of History, University of Washington

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies, Filipino and Philippine Studies Working Group

Vicente Rafael

Wednesday, April 15, 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

Find more information on the BIDS Events list: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

Townsend Center Book Chat with Ken Light and José Angel Navejas: Midnight La Frontera

Lecture | April 15 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Documentary photographer Ken Light and author José Ángel Navejas discuss their book, which features photographs of U.S. border patrol agents on their nighttime shifts on the Mexican border in the 1980s.

Buddhist Contributions to Contemporary Moral Reflection: Selflessness and Moral Responsiveness (2020 Chao Lecture)

Lecture | April 15 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Jay Garfield, Smith College

 Center for Buddhist Studies

We expect our partners in dialogue to share our broad concerns but to bring distinctive insights to the conversation. Without a shared purpose there is no motivation for dialogue; without differences in perspective, there is no value in dialogue. When the topic is ethics, we will find that the Western and Buddhist traditions are excellent dialogical partners. Scholars of each community and...   More >

ARCHITECTURE LECTURE: DEANNA VAN BUREN

Lecture | April 15 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, APR 15, 6:30pm. Join us for a talk with the Executive Director of the nonprofit design studio Designing Justice + Designing Spaces and recipient of the 2018 Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Prize. Sponsored by the Berkeley-Rupp Endowment. Open to all!

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Social Engineer: The Artist as Bridge Builder | With Cannupa Hanska Luger: In conversation with Shari Huhndorf

Lecture | April 16 | 12-2 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Cannupa Hanska Lugar

 Arts Research Center

Social Engineer: The Artist as Bridge Builder
With Cannupa Hanska Luger
In conversation with Shari Huhndorf
Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 12:00-2:00pm
Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

Join the Arts Research Center for a lecture and conversation with renowned performance, installation, and political action artist Cannupa Hanska Luger.

 Free and open to the public; seating first-come first-served until capacity is reached.

Cannupa Hanska Luger (photo by Marco Pavan)

Bancroft Library Roundtable: 'An Island Rises from the Sea to Annex Itself': George Davidson, the Pacific Coast Survey, and the Charting of an Oceanic American Empire

Lecture | April 16 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis Latimer Room

 Alexander Arroyo, PhD Candidate, Department of Geography

 Bancroft Library

George Davidson, Berkeley's first professor of geography, spent nearly his entire career charting the location and transformation of the Bering Sea’s stratovolcano, Aĝasaaĝux from 1867 until 1911. Drawing on Bancroft’s collection of Davidson’s papers, Arroyo will discuss the historical conditions through which "an island rising from the sea" could be said to "annex itself" for empire.

 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.

Seabury Lecture

Lecture | April 16 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Haviland Commons

 Dr. Sean Joe, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis

 Social Welfare, School of

Seabury Lecture with Dr. Sean Joe, Associate Dean for Faculty & Research, Benjamin E. Youndhal Professor of Social Development, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis

  RSVP online or or by emailing Lia Swindle at lia.swindle@berkeley.edu by April 10.

Ringrose Lecture 2020

Lecture | April 16 | 2-4 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Nestrick Room

 Department of English, Department of Italian Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Near Eastern Studies

Lecture by Professor Graziella Parati entitled “The Promise of Happiness in Colonial Fascism” (April 16). Prof. Parati will hold a seminar the next day (April 17). Time of both events TBD.

After Michael Brown: Community Science Strategies to Advance the Social Mobility of Black Boys and Young Men in St. Louis: Seabury Lecture

Lecture | April 16 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Commons 116

 Dr. Sean Joe, Associate Dean for Faculty and Research and Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor of Social Development, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis

 Social Welfare, School of

Dr. Joe is a nationally recognized authority on suicidal behavior among Black Americans, particularly regarding the role of firearms as a risk factor, and is expanding the evidence base for effective practice with urban Black boys and young men.

Achin Vanaik | The Indo-American Community Lecturer at UC Berkeley for 2019: Title TBD

Lecture | April 16 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Achin Vanaik, Historian of South Asia

 Institute for South Asia Studies

Lecture by acclaimed historian of South Asia, Dr. Achin Vanaik.

Art and AI

Lecture | April 16 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall

 Christiane Paul, Chief Curator / Director, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center; Claudia Schmuckli, Curator-in-Charge of Contemporary Art and Programming, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

 Berkeley Center for New Media, Autolab, Arts + Design, Department of Art Practice, Arts Research Center

with Christiane Paul
Chief Curator / Director of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Professor at The New School and Adjunct Curator of Digital Art at the Whitney Museum of American Art

Response from Claudia Schmuckli
Curator-in-Charge of Contemporary Art and Programming at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Co-sponsored by AutoLab, Arts + Design, the Arts Research Center, Art...   More >

AIA Lecture - A Tale of Three Temples: Fifth and Fourth Century B.C. Architectural Sculpture in the Athenian Agora: Research and Retrieval, 2010-2020

Lecture | April 16 | 7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Andrew Stewart, Chancellor’s Professor and Curator of Mediterranean Archaeology, Hearst Museum, UC Berkeley

 AIA San Francisco Society

Since 2010, selected U.C. Berkeley graduate students and Professor Andrew Stewart have been studying the Classical and Hellenistic architectural and free-standing sculpture found in the Athenian Agora since the start of excavations in 1931, publishing their results in Hesperia, the journal of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. This talk summarizes the work to date on the...   More >

Friday, April 17, 2020

Design Conversations: Benjamin Earl Evans: Inclusivity through Design Thinking

Lecture | April 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Benjamin Earl Evans, 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.

$0

  Buy tickets online

Stepping Stones to Sustainable Transportation?

Lecture | April 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Stephen Zoepf, Stanford University

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Stanford University Center for Automotive Research Executive Director Stephen Zoepf will present Stepping Stones to Sustainable Transportation? at the ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar on April 17, 2020 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Design Field Notes: Danielle Applestone

Lecture | April 20 | 1-2 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Danielle Applestone, 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.

Cash Transfers and Global Human Rights: The Case for Universalism

Lecture | April 20 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 309 Haviland Hall

 Lutz Leisering, Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) University of Bielefeld, Germany

 Social Welfare, School of

Spring Colloquium Series

Kahlil Joseph in Conversation with Leigh Raiford and Shannon Jackson

Lecture | April 20 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Kahlil Joseph; Leigh Raiford; Shannon Jackson

 Arts + Design

**Admission free; seat reservations required. Reservations available April 6 at artsdesign.berkeley.edu.**

Kahlil Joseph, Artist, Filmmaker
Leigh Raiford, Associate Professor, African American Studies
Shannon Jackson, Associate Vice Chancellor, Arts and Design

Join artist and filmmaker Kahlil Joseph for an evening of conversation focused on BLKNWS, an ongoing project that blurs the lines...   More >

Kahlil Joseph

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Who’s afraid of the history of the services sector? Beyond the narrative of (industrial) decline for European history of the 1970s and 1980s.

Lecture | April 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Benoît Majerus, University of Luxembourg

 Institute of European Studies

In the last 10 years, a historiographical narrative has divided the history of Western Europe in the second half of the 20th century into two major periods: the “trente glorieuses” and the decades “after the boom”(Doering-Manteuffel and Raphael 2008). Research has questioned the label of the “trente glorieuses” on two levels: on the one hand, by historicizing this contemporary description (Pawin...   More >

Benoît Majerus

A Regional Contemporary and Asian Art: Discoursing Asia in Contemporary Art Symposia, 1997-2002

Lecture | April 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 C.J. Wan-ling Wee, Professor of English, Nanyang Technological University

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

The 1990s saw art exhibitions and biennials that staged, centrally, Southeast Asian contemporary art. The increased curatorial capacity to think through the modern and contemporary with at times an imprecisely defined region was supported by regional fora on contemporary Asian art. Art symposia hosted by the Japan Foundation in 1997, 1999, and 2002 form the focus for this presentation.

C.J. Wan-ling Wee

Wednesday, April 22, 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

Find more information on the BIDS Events list: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

Transformative Justice Vision for Responding to Gender-based Violence and Campus Sexual Assault

Lecture | April 22 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Mimi E. Kim, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, California State University, Long Beach; Xhercis Méndez, Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies, California State University, Fullerton

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Dr. Mimi Kim recently joined the School of Social Work faculty. Dr. Kim’s research is in the area of social movements and community organizing with an emphasis on domestic violence and sexual assault in communities of color.

Dr. Méndez is an assistant professor at SUNY Oneonta. Her research thus far focuses on race, sex, gender and sexuality at the intersection of science and religion.

Preserving A Difficult Heritage: The Afterlife of Fascist-Era Monumental Art in Contemporary Italy

Lecture | April 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Carmen Belmonte, Kunsthistorisches Institut

 Institute of European Studies, Department of Italian Studies

This lecture focuses on the visual culture and legacy of Italian colonialism and fascism, as well as on the history and theory of cultural heritage after natural disasters.

Speaker: Carmen Belmonte is a postdoctoral researcher at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence, Italy. She received her Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Udine with a dissertation on colonial visual culture...   More >

From the museum back to the tomb: the virtual rejoining of a sarcophagus and its burial in 26th Dynasty Saqqara

Lecture | April 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Rita Lucarelli, Associate Professor of Egyptology, Department of Near Eastern Studies

 Archaeological Research Facility

In this presentation, I will provide a demo of the VR headset application (under development), present the “Book of the Dead in 3D project”, aiming at building a database of annotated 3D coffins as the one of Psamtek, and describe the technological and intellectual challenges of combining multiple types of data in the application.

Roberto Bedoya: The Aesthetic Speech of the City

Lecture | April 22 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight & Salvage

 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Roberto Bedoya, Cultural Affairs Manager, City of Oakland

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Explore the world of creative placemaking and creative placekeeping in the making of cities with Roberto Bedoya, Cultural Affairs Manager for the City of Oakland.

 FREE to current OLLI @Berkeley members and UC faculty, staff and students with Cal ID. $10/general admission. No RSVP needed. Just come and learn.

Facheng, Gö Chödrup, and the Three Monks Wu: The Multiple Mistaken Identities of a Sino-Tibetan Translator in Dunhuang

Lecture | April 22 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Meghan Howard, UC Berkeley

 Center for Buddhist Studies, Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

Inscriptions and manuscripts from the Mogao Caves (Dunhuang, China) preserve a wealth of evidence on the lives of individuals who lived in this Silk Road oasis at the end of the first millennium of the Common Era. However, deciphering these sources is not always a straightforward business. One of the best attested figures in Dunhuang is a ninth-century monk known by the Chinese name Facheng...   More >

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Breaking Down the Gates: A Conversation About Curation and Inclusion in the Arts

Lecture | April 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Gerald Casel; Dustin H. Chinn; Maria Jenson; Miyuki Baker

 Arts + Design, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Presented by the UC Berkeley Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Gerald Casel, Artist, Director, Gerald Casel Dance
Dustin H. Chinn, Playwright
Maria Jenson, Creative and Executive Director, SOMArts
Miyuki Baker, Artist, Activist

Let’s talk openly about the impact of equity, diversity, and inclusion in curatorial practices in the fields of theater, dance, and visual...   More >

Speaker headshots

DCRP / Terner Center Lecture: Lawrence Vale

Lecture | April 23 | 5:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Does Public Housing Redevelopment Purge the Poorest?

Friday, April 24, 2020

Why Read The Tempest?

Lecture | April 24 | Wheeler Hall, Location TBD

 Department of English

More details to come.

Modeling access and equity in the design of school districts and related transportation decisions

Lecture | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Karen Smilowitz, Northwestern University

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Northwestern University's Karen Smilowitz will present Modeling access and equity in the design of school districts and related transportation decisions at the ITS Transportaiton Seminar and Global Metropolitan Studies Lecture Series at 4 p.m. March 24, 2020 in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building.

Why Global History? Opportunities and Challenges

Lecture | April 24 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Sebastian Conrad, Freie Universität Berlin

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

Global History has arrived in the historiographical mainstream, and at the same time, it has increasingly come under attack. It is both hailed as the most advanced form of history writing, and criticized for naively buying into the rhetoric of globalization. In this talk, I will discuss what forms of Global History will continue to be useful to historians, and will explore the important...   More >

Monday, April 27, 2020

The Language of Incorporation: The Chinese Migrants in Central-Eastern Europe

Lecture | April 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Amy H. Liu, Associate Professor, Department of Government, UT Austin

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

The Chinese are one of the largest migrant groups in Central-Eastern Europe. Yet, we know very little about their behavior as a group or the region as a migration destination. In this talk, I draw on original survey data, interview observations, and newspaper text analysis in five countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, and Serbia). I demonstrate how the Chinese – specifically those in...   More >

A Syndemic Perspective of Sexual Compulsivity Among Methamphetamine-Using Sexual Minority Men Living with HIV

Lecture | April 27 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Commons 116

 Walter Gomez, PhD Student, UC Berkeley

 Social Welfare, School of

Spring Colloquium

ERG Annual Lecture: Naomi Oreskes: Why Trust Science?

Lecture | April 27 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Naomi Oreskes, Harvard University

 Energy and Resources Group

Naomi Oreskes is Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. A world-renowned geologist, historian and public speaker, she is a leading voice on the role of science in society and the reality of anthropogenic climate change. Oreskes is author or co-author of over 200 scholarly and popular books, articles, and opinion pieces,...   More >

Youth Designing Our Future Cities

Lecture | April 27 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Arts + Design, City of Richmond

Presented by the City of Richmond and UC Berkeley Arts + Design.

Youth will be living in the cities of the future, so they should be engaged in every level of planning for them. This panel brings together youth leaders from RYSE Center, the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, Groundwork Richmond, and other organizations and initiatives to share the ways in which they are planning the...   More >

RYSE Up

Wednesday, April 29, 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

Find more information on the BIDS Events list: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

Dan Kammen: The Green Energy Revolution is Now

Lecture | April 29 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight & Salvage

 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Dan Kammen, Professor and Chair, Energy & Resources Group, Goldman School of Public Policy and Dept of Nuclear Engineering

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Dan Kammen explores the revolutionary changes taking place in clean energy around the planet, and how the Youth Climate Movement, and the Green New Deal can become the "new normal."

 FREE to current OLLI @Berkeley members and UC faculty, staff and students with Cal ID. $10/general admission. No need to RSVP. Just come and learn.