Lecture | March 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in date
Rolf Schneider, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich
The AHMA Colloquium is a series of informal papers presented in the afternoon in 7205 Dwinelle Hall. It is hosted and organized by graduate students from the Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology Graduate Group.
Lecture | March 5 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Ila Fiete, University of Texas at Austin
I will review key aspects of the problem of navigation and describe the brain's circuits that participate in navigation. These circuits contain cells with remarkable responses to spatial variables, and include head-direction cells, grid cells, and place cells. I'll illustrate the head-direction circuit and code across species from insects to mammals. I'll focus on the bizzare, non-local, periodic... More >
Lecture | March 5 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
MON, MARCH 5, 6:00PM - Wurster Auditorium
Lecture | March 5 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Gina Pell, Content Chief, The What; Susan Hoffman, Director, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, UC Berkeley
While the world argues about who, or which generation, is relevant ... Gina Pell, tech entrepreneur and Berkeley alum, offers has coined the term Perennials to describe an ever-blooming group of people of ALL ages, stripes, and types who transcend stereotypes and make connections with each other and the world around them. Perennials don't let age define their interests, tastes, social behavior,... More >
The End of Gold? Monetary Metals Studied at the Planetary and Human Scale During the Classical Gold Standard Era
Lecture | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Andrea Westermann, GHI West. The Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institude Washington DC
Andrea Westermann analyzes an early case of global mineral resource appraisal: In 1877, Eduard Suess, a professor of geology from Vienna published The Future of Gold (Die Zukunft des Goldes). In 1892, the year the Austrian Government convened an expert commission to discuss its Empire's transition from a 40-year period of inconvertible paper money to a gold coinage standard, he published his... More >
Lecture | March 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall | Canceled
Admiral Dennis C. Blair, Former Director of National Intelligence
Admiral Dennis Blair currently serves as a director and advisor to National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), Sasakawa Peace Foundation, the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property, the Energy Security Leadership Council of Securing Americas Future Energy, and Freedom House. Admiral Blair has also served on the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federally funded research and... More >
Lecture | March 6 | 5-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
William Nazaroff, Daniel Tellep Distinguished Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept., UC Berkeley
This lecture features three vignettes that illustrate recent advances in knowledge about the air we breathe. The advanced analytical capability combined with deep domain knowledge is yielding surprising new insights about the composition of the air around us.
Lecture | March 6 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 210 Wurster Hall
Joseph Slusky, an artist, sculptor and faculty member in the College of Environmental Design for more than thirty years will discuss his sculpture and two-dimensional work spanning a period of over fifty years.
Lecture | March 6 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium
Joseph Slusky, an artist, sculptor and faculty member in the College of Environmental Design for over thirty years will discuss his sculpture and two-dimensional work spanning a period of over fifty years. Five of his sculptures are on permanent display in the Environmental Design Library. Professor Slusky will trace the historic roots of his work and the journey of subconscious exploration.
The Afterlife of Gender: Transgender Deaths and Familial, Religious and Political Belonging in Contemporary Turkey
Lecture | March 7 | 12-2 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall
Asli Zengin, Research Associate and Visiting Professor in the Women’s Studies in Religion Program, Harvard Divinity School
Associations between death, sovereignty, and gendered belonging have received little scholarly attention in social sciences and humanities. Professor Zengin's talk explores this intricate and intimate relationship by focusing on Sunni Muslim transgender peoples deaths, their funeral ceremonies and burial and mourning practices in Turkey.
Townsend Center Berkeley Book Chat: Robert Hass: A Little Book on Form: An Exploration into the Formal Imagination of Poetry
Lecture | March 7 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens
Professor of English and former US poet laureate Robert Hass reveals the role of instinct and imagination within poetic form, demonstrating his formidable gifts as both a poet and a critic.
Lecture | March 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
The research revealed a complex set of decisions involved in the organization and spread of metal production in the landscape that provided an explanation for the location of archaeological sites.
Lecture | March 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Allan Little has extensive experience as a foreign correspondent (and bureau chief) for the BBC. He was one of the first journalists into Iraq after the 1992 war broke out. He covered the fall of the Soviet Union and the years immediately after its collapse, as well as the rise of a new kind of authoritarianism in Russia, and he also co-authored a book on Yugoslavia.
Allan Little is the 2018... More >
Lecture | March 7 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall
How can social media platforms better foster well-being when people experience distress and stigma?
Lecture | March 7 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)
Vint Cerf, VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
The Internet has been evolving since 1973 and has been in operation since 1983. It has continued to evolve and now serves about half the Earth's population. We have learned a great deal since the advent of the World Wide Web and online social media and among the lessons are that the Internet can be abused in ways that produce social harm as well as social and economic good. Coping with this is an... More >
Chester W. Nimitz Memorial Lecture: Storm Clouds Over the Western Pacific: Challenges to American Strategy in East Asia
Lecture | March 7 | 7-9 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Admiral Dennis C. Blair, Former U.S. Director of National Intelligence
This year, NROTC UC Berkeley is proud to present Admiral Dennis C. Blair at the annual Nimitz Lecture Series. Admiral Blair currently serves as a director and advisors to National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), Sasakawa Peace Foundation, the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property, the Energy Security Leadership Council of Securing Americas Future Energy, and Freedom House.... More >
Lecture | March 7 | 7:30-9 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
WED, MAR 7, 7:30pm. Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee, founding partners of an award-winning architecture firm and Artistic Directors for the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, will talk about their work. Co-sponsored by AIA East Bay. Open to the public!
Lecture | March 8 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Laura Wexler, Professor, Yale University
Department of English, American Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Berkeley Art History Department, Phi Beta Kappa Berkeley Chapter, The National Phi Beta Kappa Society
The Photogrammar Project is a web-based platform for organizing, searching and visualizing the 170,000 photographs from 1935 to 1945 created by the United States Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information (FSA-OWI). Its development, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies, is a vivid example of contemporary image-based ... More >
Lecture | March 8 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Laura Wexler, Yale University, American Studies Program
The Photogrammar Project is a web-based platform for organizing, searching and visualizing the 170,000 photographs from 1935 to 1945 created by the United States Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information (FSA-OWI). Its development, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies, is a vivid example of contemporary image-based... More >
Lecture | March 8 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Teena Purohit, Associate Professor of Religion at Boston University
Abhishek Kaicker, Assistant Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley
A talk by Teena Purohit, Associate Professor of Religion at Boston University
Lecture | March 8 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 106 Wurster Hall
Claudio Sopranzetti, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, All Souls College, University of Oxford
Based on research conducted during politically charged protests in Bangkok in 2010, this talk presents an ethnographic study of motorcycle taxi drivers in the city that focuses not on the sturdiness of hegemony or the ubiquity of everyday resistance but on its potential fragility and the work needed for its maintenance.
Lecture | March 8 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Jack Meng-Tat Chia, UC Berkeley/National University of Singapore
Chinese migration since the nineteenth century have led to the spread of Buddhism to maritime Southeast Asia. Recently, scholars of Buddhism and historians of Chinese religions have begun to consider the connected history of Buddhism in China and Southeast Asia, using Buddhist records, epigraphic sources, as well as oral history interviews. In this talk, Jack Chia explores the transregional... More >
Lecture | March 9 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 308A Doe Library
Laura Wexler, Professor, Yale University
In the 1860s, Frederick Douglass gave several public lectures about the importance of the thennew
invention of photography. In Pictures and Progress he shared his vision of the role he hoped
photography would play in fostering a more democratic society after the Civil War. Douglass thus
became one of the first major American theorists of the medium. This presentation and discussion... More >
Lecture | March 9 | 12 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Franck Bille, Program Director, Tang Center for Silk Road Studies
Sara L. Jackson, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Metropolitan State University of Denver
Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative
The Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine has become a symbol of the promise of mining to revive Mongolias struggling economy and to propel the nation into a new era of prosperity. Water resources are vital to the operation of Oyu Tolgoi, which is expected to be in operation for at least thirty years. However, local residents, particularly nomadic herders, have raised concerns about the redirection of... More >
Lecture | March 9 | 3 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll room
Charlan Nemeth, Professor of the Graduate School, UC Berkeley
This talk will deal with a career long investigation of the power of minority opinions, which initially focused on how they persuade and subsequently on their value in stimulating thought. Witnessing dissent, our thinking becomes more open and less biased, the kind of thinking that leads to better decisions and more creative solutions.
This research, conducted over 40 years, underscores two... More >
A Drive for Better Air Service: How air service imbalances across megaregions integrate air and highway demands
Lecture | March 9 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Megan Smirti Ryerson, University of Pennsylvania
Abstract: Between 2000 and 2010, newly merged U.S. airlines decreased service to airports in small and mid-sized metropolitan regions, opting to consolidate their operations at high-value airport hubs (passenger transfer points). At this point travelers living in small and mid-sized regions likely began leaking, or abandoning their local airport to take flights from hub airports offering more... More >