Lecture | September 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Nicaragua is in the middle of its worst political crisis in decades. The Solidarity Caravan is a group of Nicaraguan activists touring the United States to educate about the current situation and inspire support for the people of Nicaragua. They will speak on the continuing peaceful civic resistance to the human rights violations occurring throughout Nicaragua.
Lecture | September 5 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
This talk will examine several paleoenvironmental studies from the Maya lowlands as a basis for developing a broader context from which to view the rise and fall of prehispanic Maya settlement.
Lecture | September 5 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Lena Salaymeh, Ph.D., Tel Aviv University
Like artists who use a combination of recycled and new materials, Muslim jurists crafted their legal opinions by fusing ancient norms, scripture, Prophetic precedents, local practice, and contemporaneous needs in unexpected ways. The craft of legal recycling produced works whose component parts are not easily identifiable or classifiable. Much law was simultaneously Islamic, tribal, Jewish, or... More >
Lecture | September 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall
Peter van Alfen, American Numismatic Society
This is the first of eight papers that will make up a lecture series entitled "Digital Humanities and the Ancient World." The event is co-sponsored by the AHMA Colloquium and the Townsend Center for the Humanities.
Lecture | September 5 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Alumni House
Karen Ross, CA Department of Food & Agriculture
Join Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture; the Goldman School of Public Policy; and the Berkeley Food Institute for a discussion on immigration and the future of agriculture in California.
Lecture | September 5 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
WED, SEPT 5, 6:30pm. Join us for a talk co-sponsored by the Center for Japanese Studies. Go Hasegawa will speak about his practice & approach of exploring new possibilities & building new connections. Also live streaming in 106 Wurster. Open to all!
Lecture | September 6 | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Nichole Sobecki is a photographer and filmmaker based in Nairobi, Kenya, and represented internationally by the photo agency VII. After graduating from Tufts University, Nichole spent the early years of her career in Turkey, Lebanon, and Syria, focusing on regional issues related to identity, conflict, and human rights. In this public lecture, Nichole will discuss the COAL+ICE exhibition at the... More >
Lecture | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
David M. Wineroither, National University for Public Service, Budapest
Most party systems in Western Europe have seen the establishment of right-wing populist parties (RPPs) since the 1980s. Among these newcomers, the rise of the Freedom Party in Austria (FPÖ) has gained particular prominence for several reasons: First, unlike many other parties belonging to this type, the FPÖ had already existed for three decades at the time of its incipient electoral rise but then... More >
Lecture | September 6 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing), Calvin Lab auditorium
Anil Ananthaswamy, Simons Institute Journalist-in-Residence
In the early 1800s, Thomas Young performed a homespun experiment with a sunbeam split into two, and challenged our understanding of the nature of light. He had done the first ever double-slit experiment. With the birth of quantum mechanics, starting in the early 1900s, this experimentnow done with individual photons, electrons, atoms, and even moleculesstarted challenging our ideas about the... More >
Lecture | September 6 | 6-7 p.m. | 230 Cheit Hall
Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live
Since 2006, Don Roy King has been the director of Saturday Night Live. On September 6, he joins the Berkeley Forum to share the behind the scenes of the production demands required by a show that comes together in less than a week. He will talk through the challenges of producing ten one-act plays headlined by a different star each show, including full concert presentations of a current musical... More >
Lecture | September 6 | 7:30-10 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall
This month's Astronomy Night @ UC Berkeley features a talk by Astro Night co-creator and recent PhD graduate Lea Hirsch on finding planets in other solar systems.
As always, come join us at Campbell Hall on the UC Berkeley campus on the first Thursday of every month for a FREE night of astronomy and stargazing on the roof with our fleet of telescopes.
When: Thursday, September 6th
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Lecture | September 7 | 12-2 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Kevin Scannell, Professor of Computer Science, Saint Louis University
Professor Kevin Scannell (Computer Science, Saint Louis University) will discuss some of the challenges faced by minority language communities when developing advanced languages technologies such as machine translation and speech recognition, and strategies for meeting those challenges. Most of the talk will focus on Irish and Celtic languages, but will also discuss efforts to scale up to the... More >
Lecture | September 7 | 4 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall
Ankur Mehta, UCLA
Urban and suburban communities are experiencing rapid growth in both population and density, adding considerable strain on transportation infrastructure. This in turn detracts from quality of life through the consequent increased commuter delays, energy consumption, and pollution associated with transit. While autonomous vehicle technology promises to improve traffic conditions through... More >
Lecture | September 8 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), Room 506
Rebecca Andersen, Career Services at the UC Berkeley Information School; RuthAnn Haffke, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Do you feel like you are in a rut in your career and long to do something that feels more fulfilling, even if you have no idea what that might be? Do you know you're in the wrong job but feel stuck by fear or self-doubt when you think about trying to make a change?
This workshop is tailored to help you find direction and outline steps to find (and achieve!) work you love.
In advance of the... More >
$40 $40 plus Strengthfinder Assessment