<< Week of August 19 >>

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The Handmaid's Tale Escapes from Its Book: The On the Same Page Keynote lecture

Lecture | August 23 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Margaret Atwood

 College of Letters & Science

Margaret Atwood's classic, and timely, novel The Handmaid's Tale has been selected as the focus of this year's On the Same Page program at UC Berkeley. Atwood will kick off the program with a lecture in the first week of classes, giving us food for thought to animate and inform ongoing discussions of her work throughout the fall term.

 Show a valid Cal id for free admission. At 6:45 we will open admission to the general public if any seats remain.

Margaret Atwood

Friday, August 24, 2018

Members' Walk: South America

Lecture | August 24 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Take an in-depth look into the South America Collection with Horticulturist Noah Gapsis. The Garden’s South American Area represents the floras of the temperate and Mediterranean-climate areas of South America, featuring plants from the matorral of coastal Chile. The South American matorral is comparable to the chaparral of California and the maquis vegetation of the Mediterranean Basin, all...   More >

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There's Plenty of Room at the Top: Nano Seminar Series

Lecture | August 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu, UC Berkeley, EECS

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

The virtuous cycle of integrated-circuit "microchip" technology advancement has been sustained for over 50 years, resulting in the proliferation of information technology (IT) with dramatic economic and social impact. Although there is still some “room at the bottom” today to manipulate and control matter at ever smaller scales, physics and economics limit the benefits of further transistor...   More >

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Finding Well-Being and Happiness: Ling Rinpoche

Lecture | August 25 | 2-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, West Pauley Ballroom

 Ling Rinpoche, Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) Centers of the Bay Area

 Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) Centers of the Bay Area

In this public talk, “Finding Well-Being and Happiness,” His Eminence Ling Rinpoche will talk about the need for cultivating inner well-being and happiness, and methods to achieve these states. We will explore how our untamed minds can be transformed to bring about a cessation of suffering and cultivate the happiness we seek.

 Event is FREE and OPEN to the public; RSVPs are preferred at www.lingrinpochepublictalk2018.org by August 25. RSVP online by August 25.