Lecture | February 5 | 4:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In this illustrated lecture, Paz Encina discusses her installation work and the importance of site specificity for both her artwork and her films. She will also address the complexities of using the Archive of Terror in Paraguaythe unique and horrific archive kept by the Stroessner dictatorship of its "state terrorism"from which she has drawn materials for her film and art practices, resulting... More >
Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission
Lecture | February 6 | 4-5:15 p.m. | 112 Hilgard Hall
This presentation critically examines the integration of Agroecology and Participatory Action Research (PAR), as a promising approach to address current agrifood system issues.
Lecture | February 6 | 5-7 p.m. | 5125 Dwinelle Hall
Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Chancellor's Office, Regents' Lectureship Program
Paz Encina, a Paraguayan artist, filmmaker, humanist, and committed intellectual, UC Regents Lecturer of 2017.
ATC Lecture Pamela and Richard Kramlich, Collecting the Uncollectible: Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium
Lecture | February 6 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Barbo Osher Theater
Pamela Kramlich, New Art Trust; Richard Kramlich, New Art Trust
Since the 1960s, artists have been actively working with film and video, and media art has become one of the most important forms of contemporary art over the last twenty years. So why is media art still so rarely collected by private collectors and museum curators?
Based in San Francisco and Napa, the Kramlich Collection is recognised internationally as one of the most pioneering and... More >
Lecture | February 7 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall
William Dow, PhD, Kaiser Permanente Endowed Chair in Health Policy and Management, University of California Berkeley
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) reformed the individual insurance market and the Trump administration now wants to undo some reforms and make other changes. Drawing on a survey of California individual insurance market enrollees both in Covered California and outside the exchange, we analyze plan selection behavior and adverse selection. Results inform potential changes such as dropping the... More >
Lecture | February 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Kevin Woods, Ph.D. candidate, Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley
Joshua Muldavin, Professor of Human Geography, Sarah Lawrence College
The presentation demonstrates how contemporary land governance reform in Burma, despite excitement on the opportunity for a fresh start, is borne out of legacies of war, racialized subjects, and state territorial politics.
Lecture | February 8 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium
Peter Norvig, Director of Research, Google
Peter Norvig is a Director of Research at Google Inc. Previously he was head of Google's core search algorithms group, and of NASA Ames's Computational Sciences Division, making him NASA's senior computer scientist. He received the NASA Exceptional Achievement Award in 2001.
Free lunch at UC Berkeley if you register by the Monday before the talk (lunches limited). Register online
Revealing Social Relationships and Intersectional Identities in a Pre-Columbian Muisca Community Through Diet and Activity (Sabana de Bogotá, Colombia AD 1000-1400)
Lecture | February 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
The Muisca cultural group occupied a large Andean territory around the Sabana de Bogotá (Colombia) for at least 800 years before the Spanish arrived in 1536-37. Historically, the Muisca have been portrayed as a classic chiefdom society, with an emphasis on social rank and hierarchy as a primary aspect of Muisca social life. Highly stratified societies are characterized by differentiation between... More >
Lecture | February 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall
Erich Gruen, UC Berkeley
The AHMA Noon Colloquium is a series of informal papers presented at noon in 7205 Dwinelle Hall.
Lecture | February 8 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94704
Scientists and other sensory explorers are developing powerful new technologies that can change, enhance and perhaps expand the limits of what we can perceive.
Kara Platoni is a science reporter based in Oakland, California and teaches at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.
Lecture | February 8 | 6:30-7:45 p.m. | 505 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)
Neil Hrushowy, City Design Group
The public realm is much more than a utilitarian system of connections to get from here to there. It is where people walk, meet, and where they socialize. It is where they take in the views, where they see what merchants have to offer, and where they come to know their neighborhood and their fellow citizens.
In this presentation, Neil Hrushowy, Manager of San Francisco's City Design Group will... More >
Lecture | February 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall
Aaron A. Sandel, Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan
Strong social bonds, or friendships, play an important role in primate behavior. These bonds feature prominently in the lives of adult male chimpanzees. Male chimpanzee friends form coalitions, share food, join each other on territorial border patrols, and help each other as they attempt to rise in the dominance hierarchy. Despite the importance of friendship and dominance rank in adulthood,... More >
Lecture | February 9 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law
Prof. Frank Zimring, Berkeley Law
Prof. Adam Winkler, UCLA Law
UCLA Law Professor and author Adam Winkler discusses the future of the Second Amendment under the Trump Administration and his acclaimed book Gun Fight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America, which probes four centuries of Americas fixation on gun rights. Winkler argues that gunsnot abortion rights, race, or religionare at the heart of Americas cultural divide. Discussing the... More >
Lecture | February 9 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Carlos Milani will examine the current crisis in Brazil, its causes, and its impact on future public policies.
Lecture | February 9 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
THU, FEB 9, 5:00pm. Atul Pokharel will discuss the possibilities and limits of community infrastructure governance.
Lecture | February 9 | 5-7 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room
Professor of Economics at the Warsaw School of Economics (WSE), former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, former President of the National Bank of Poland (NBP). He is the architect of Polands economic reforms initiated in 1989; he has been at the center of Polands economic and political life since the fall of communism in Poland in 1989. Author of more than 100 publications on... More >
Lecture | February 9 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 127 Dwinelle Hall
James Lee, University of Cincinnati
This talk adapts digital methods to redefine our understanding of a squarely humanistic problem: the history of race in Shakespeares era. If we only read Shakespeares plays, the Renaissance world looks fairly small, tracing a map that would include political adversaries like France, Spain, and Holland and a distant imagination of Italy and the Ottoman Empire. However, if we expand our textual... More >
No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity: Prof. Sarah Haley, University of California, Los Angeles
Lecture | February 9 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center
Center for Race & Gender presents the Spring 2017 Distinguished Guest Lecture
No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity
Prof. Sarah Haley, University of California, Los Angeles
Introduction by Prof. Nikki Haley, African American Studies
Thursday, February 9, 2017
5:30pm - reception; 6pm - 8pm - lecture & discussion
Multicultural Community Center, MLK... More >
Lecture | February 9 | 8:30 p.m. | Alumni House
Mary Margaret McCabe, King's College London
The opening lecture in the 2017 Sather series "Seeing and Saying: Plato on Virtue and Knowledge"
Lecture | February 10 | 10-11 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Come learn about seed basics, seed treatment, sowing, and aftercare. After an overview of seed propagation of the Garden Collection, Susan Malisch, Garden Propagator, will share general information and tips for starting your own successful seedlings at home. The workshop includes a hands-on seed activity.
$20, $10 members
Lecture | February 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall
SFMade CEO Kate Sofis will speak at Jacobs Hall.
Lecture | February 10 | 1:10-2:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library
Although petabytes of data are now available, most scientific disciplines are failing to translate this sea of data into scientific advances. The missing step between data collection and research progress is a lack of training for scientists in crucial skills for effectively and reproducibly managing and analyzing large amounts of data. Already faced with a deluge of data, researchers themselves... More >
Lecture | February 10 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)
David Gramling, Assistant Professor of German Studies, University of Arizona
Berkeley Language Center
Lecture | February 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Andreas Malikopoulos, University of Delaware
Abstract: Recognition of the necessity for connecting vehicles to their surroundings is gaining momentum. In this new world of massive amounts of data from vehicles and infrastructure, what we used to model as uncertainty (noise or disturbance) for traffic becomes extra state information in a much higher-dimensional vector. Connected and automated vehicles provide the most intriguing... More >