<< Week of September 04 >>

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Nicaragua’s Solidarity Caravan for Peace

Lecture | September 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Isabel Nogueira

 Center for Latin American Studies

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.

Members of the Solidarity Caravan for Peace speak in Europe.

Climate and Land Use Change in the Maya Lowlands

Lecture | September 5 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Dr. David Wahl, Research Geographer, US Geological Survey

 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.

The Beginnings of Islamic Law: Late Antique Islamicate Legal Traditions

Lecture | September 5 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Lena Salaymeh, Ph.D., Tel Aviv University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

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 >

AHMA Colloquium - Assembling Numismatic Data Online: Concepts, Collections, Hoards, and Statistics

Lecture | September 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 Peter van Alfen, American Numismatic Society

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

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.

Style as Essence: The Baroque.

Lecture | September 5 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, Townsend Center

 Anthony Cascardi, UC Berkeley

 Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, D.E.

Lecture to celebrate the beginning of the semester.

CA Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross

Lecture | September 5 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Karen Ross, CA Department of Food & Agriculture

 Goldman School of Public Policy, Berkeley Food Institute

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.

ARCHITECTURE LECTURE: Go Hasegawa

Lecture | September 5 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

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 &amp; approach of exploring new possibilities &amp; building new connections. Also live streaming in 106 Wurster. Open to all!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Photography: A Climate for Conflict with Nichole Sobecki

Lecture | September 6 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Nichole Sobecki

 Arts + Design

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 >

Austrian Democracy and the Rise of Right-Wing Populism

Lecture | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 David M. Wineroither, National University for Public Service, Budapest

 Institute of European Studies

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 >

Through Two Doors at Once

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

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

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 experiment—now done with individual photons, electrons, atoms, and even molecules—started challenging our ideas about the...   More >

Yes, It's Really LIVE!: A Conversation With Director for Saturday Night Live Don Roy King

Lecture | September 6 | 6-7 p.m. | 230 Cheit Hall

 Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live

 The Berkeley Forum, Business Careers in Entertainment Club

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 >

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Astronomy Night at UC Berkeley

Lecture | September 6 | 7:30-10 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Department of Astronomy

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
Talk:...   More >

Friday, September 7, 2018

New Frontiers in Language Technology for Minority Languages

Lecture | September 7 | 12-2 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Kevin Scannell, Professor of Computer Science, Saint Louis University

 Institute of European Studies

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 >

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Collaborative control and autonomy for traffic optimization

Lecture | September 7 | 4 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Ankur Mehta, UCLA

 Institute of Transportation Studies

ABSTRACT:
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 >

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Career Clinic: Finding A New Career Direction: Steps to Finding Work You Love

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

 UC Berkeley Extension

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

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