<< Week of May 14 >>

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Bancroft Library Roundtable: Native American Collections at The Bancroft Library

Lecture | May 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Lee Anne Titangos, Information and Instruction Specialist, The Bancroft Library

 Bancroft Library

Lee Anne Titangos will share highlights of The Bancroft Library’s Native American collections, spanning from original research material gathered by Hubert Howe Bancroft himself to contemporary photographic documentation of cultural heritage revitalization of local indigenous groups. She also will discuss how these amazing collections are being used by the campus community and beyond.

Bancroft Library Roundtable: Cold War Confessions: How Mexican American Labor Activists and Their Allies Fought to End the Bracero Program

Lecture | May 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room | Canceled

 Maggie Elmore, Bancroft Library Study Award recipient and doctoral candidate in history, UC Berkeley

 Bancroft Library

In 1958, a small gathering of Catholic priests and Mexican American labor leaders prepared a last-ditch effort to end what some called "a substitute for slavery," during federal congressional hearings on the Mexican farm labor program. The program continued, but the group's joint efforts forged a Cold War labor-liberal coalition and revealed a vibrant economic civil rights activism.

Toward Sustainable Financing of Higher Education

Lecture | May 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium at Sutardja Dai Hall

 Rick Levin, Chief Executive Officer, Coursera & President Emeritus,Yale University

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

In the face of rising costs of attendance and an escalating burden of student debt, universities are under pressure to increase productivity and control costs...   More >

Climate Change: Time Running Out

Lecture | May 18 | 7-9 p.m. | 608 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 Gary White, climate activist who was trained by former Vice President Al Gore, Climate Reality Project organization

 UC Berkeley Extension

Climate change has been characterized by many as the ultimate challenge of humanity. First discovered over a century ago, global climate change was first popularized in 1989 by James Hansen, a climatologist formerly at NASA. In the over 25 years since, the physical consequences of climate change have gotten progressively worse. At the same time, a diminishing yet powerful number of Americans...   More >

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Science at Cal Lecture - Why we sleep

Lecture | May 20 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Matthew Walker, Sleep and Neuroimaging Laboratory


Allow me to ask you a question: Can you recall the last time you woke up without an alarm clock feeling refreshed, not needing caffeine? If the answer is “no,” you are not alone. Two-thirds of adults fail to obtain the recommended 8 hours of nightly sleep. I doubt you are surprised by the answer to this question, but you may be surprised by the consequences. Routinely sleeping less than 6 or 7...   More >

Why we sleep