<< Week of September 16 >>

Monday, September 17, 2018

2018 Eastman Lectures in Catalysis: Interfacial Perimeter Sites – an Essential Component in Supported Au Catalysis

Lecture | September 17 | 4-6 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Harold H. Kung, Professor, Northwestern University

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Interfacial perimeter sites, where the metal atom and its nearest atomic neighbor of support oxide are both accessible to reacting molecules simultaneously, have been found to be essential in supported Au catalysts. They have been reported for CO oxidation, water-gas shift, and selective oxidation reactions. By creating these sites using inverse catalysts, we have demonstrated that these sites...   More >

Creative Aging: Celebration as Strategy with Dominic Campbell

Lecture | September 17 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Dominic Campbell

 Arts + Design

Working as a cultural producer in a department of nuero-science focused on reducing the impact of Alzheimers and dementias leads to sleepless nights and interesting observations. An instinctive collaborator and passionate believer in co-creation, Dominic Campbell invites your engagement with his idea - that celebration might be one of the finest routes to a better experience for populations aging...   More >

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Data and sustainability science and practice: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

Lecture | September 18 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Dan Kammen, Professor and Chair, Energy and Resources Group

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The energy-information nexus has become a key tool and research area in efforts aimed at decarbonizing energy systems, enabling and operating the 'smart grid', which I will argue encompasses the utility-scale system, mini-grids, and off-grid energy systems. In this talk we will review a range of theoretical models and practical tools where data science, machine learning, and human-machine...   More >

Methodological Individualism and the Age of Microeconomics

Lecture | September 18 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Annie McClanahan, English, University of California, Irvine

 The Program in Critical Theory

Annie McClanahan is an assistant professor of English at UC Irvine. Her first book, Dead Pledges: Debt, Crisis, and 21st Century Culture (Stanford, 2016) explores the ways that U.S. culture—from novels and poems to photojournalism and horror movies—has responded to the collapse of the financialized consumer credit economy in 2008. She is also working on two new projects. The first...   More >

Together But Apart: Care Work in Filipino Transnational Families in the Digital Age

Lecture | September 18 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library | Note change in time

 Valerie Francisco-Menchavez, Assistant Professor of Sociology, San Francisco State University

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

Prof. Valerie Francisco-Menchavez (Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center) will discuss her new book, which explores the dynamics of gender and technology of care work in Filipino transnational families in the Philippines and the U.S.

Valerie Francisco-Menchavez

Solving the Patient Access Paradox: Julie Yoo at the Forum

Lecture | September 18 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Koret Classroom (F320)

 Julie Yoo, Kyruus

 The Berkeley Forum

One of the generation-defining problems in healthcare is what we've coined as "The Patient Access Paradox" - the fact that patients are told to wait weeks for a doctor appointment, despite the fact that 20-40% of the health system's appointment capacity is underutilized. Kyruus provides a first-in-class solution to provider organizations to solve this problem by taking a "Moneyball" approach to...   More >


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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Protecting the Dead: the LBA site of Aidonia, Greece, and the TAPHOS project

Lecture | September 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Kim Shelton, Associate Professor of Classics, Director of Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology, Department of Classics, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

I present the preliminary results of the Nemea Center's collaborative project with the Greek Archaeological Service (TAPHOS) at the LBA site of Aidonia in the Korinthia region of Greece.

2018 Eastman Lectures in Catalysis: Extending the reach of catalytic influence on chemical reactions

Lecture | September 19 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Harold H. Kung, Professor, Northwestern University

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Since the formulation of the concept of catalysis, extensive research has been conducted to understand the nature of reaction intermediates and their interactions with catalytic active sites - the atom(s) that form bonds with the reaction intermediates. In heterogeneous catalysis, manipulating an active site to change catalytic properties would involve changing the nature, location, and density...   More >

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Borderwall as Architecture: A Manifesto for the U.S.-Mexico Boundary with Ronald Rael

Lecture | September 20 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Ronald Rael

 Arts + Design

Ronald Rael is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, with a joint appointment in the departments of Architecture and Art Practice. He is the author of Earth Architecture (Princeton Architectural Press, 2008)—a history of building with earth in the modern era to exemplify new, creative uses of the oldest building material on the planet, and Borderwall as Architecture: A...   More >

Borderwall as Architecture: A Manifesto for the US–Mexico Boundary with Ronald Rael

Lecture | September 20 | 12-1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 College of Environmental Design

Join Associate Professor of Architecture Ronald Rael for a lecture on borderwall politics and architecture at BAMPFA.

Bancroft Library Roundtable: A Wise Counselor and Faithful Servant: The Life of Regent Andrew Smith Hallidie

Lecture | September 20 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Taryn Edwards, Librarian/Historian, Mechanics' Institute Library and Chess Room, San Francisco

 Bancroft Library

University of California Regent Andrew Smith Hallidie’s biographer, Taryn Edwards, will talk about his life. Considered the father of San Francisco’s cable car, Hallidie was a champion of the Bay Area's libraries and educational institutions. He was named an ex officio regent in 1868, later appointed in his own right, and served until his death in 1900.

Seeds of Resistance: The Fight to Save Our Food Supply: Book Talk

Lecture | September 20 | 2-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Julia Morgan Hall

 Botanical Garden

An Eye-Opening Exposé of the Struggle to Control the World’s Seeds and the Future of our Food

Ten thousand years after humans figured out how to stop wandering and plant crops, veteran investigative journalist Mark Schapiro plunges into the struggle already underway for control of seeds, the ground-zero ingredient for our food.

Free with Garden admission ($12); Free for UCBG members, UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty

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Inventing a Better Tomorrow: The Life and Legacy of Stanford R. Ovshinsky

Lecture | September 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 330 Blum Hall

 Lillian Hoddeson, Peter Garrett

 Center for Latin American Studies

Stanford R. Ovshinsky was described as, “the Edison of our age” by The Economist. Even this comparison fails to capture the full range of his achievements. The Man Who Saw Tomorrow: The Life and Inventions of Stanford R. Ovshinsky (MIT Press 2018), is the first full-length biography of a visionary whose energy and information innovations continue to fuel our economy.

Stan and Iris Ovshinsky diagramming the hydrogen loop in the 1950s. (Photo courtesy of Stanford R. Ovshinsky.)

Navigating Borders and Violence: Indigenous Maya Families and Central American Children in Migration: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Lecture | September 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

“It is a crime to be young here”: Violence against Minors in Central America, Mexico, and the United States
Leisy J. Abrego, Department of Chicana/o Studies, UCLA

Pedagogies of Migration/Reframing What It Means to Teach and Learn
Indigenous Maya Families from Yucatán in California
Patricia Baquedano-López, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley

Zooarchaeology and Heritage: The History of Sea Otters in Southeast Alaska-- from Near-Extinction to Protected Species to the Center of Conflict between Fishers, Hunters, and Defenders of Wildlife

Lecture | September 20 | 5-6 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Madonna Moss, Professor of Anthropology and Curator of Zooarchaeology, Museum of Natural and Cultural History, University of Oregon

 Archaeological Research Facility

Sea otters (Enhydra lutris) were once common in the North Pacific but were extirpated from southeast Alaska by about A.D. 1830. In the 1960s, sea otters were re-introduced and now their populations are rapidly increasing. Today, sea otters and people are competing for some of the same commercially important invertebrates. After having been absent for nearly 150 years, the re-entry of sea...   More >

Corpus Poetics: Thinking the Writer's Career with Data

Lecture | September 20 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Geballe Room

 Andrew Piper

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Corpus Poetics: Thinking the Writer's Career with Data

Harvey Mudd College President Maria Klawe at the Berkeley Forum

Lecture | September 20 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  TBA

 Maria Klawe, Harvey Mudd College

 The Berkeley Forum

Maria Klawe, a renowned computer scientist and scholar, is the fifth president of Harvey Mudd College since 2006. Harvey Mudd College is a a liberal arts college, known for its intensive STEM focus. As the first woman to lead the college, she focuses on increasing the representation of women in STEM fields, and she has made significant changes on campus: for the past 12 years, the number of women...   More >


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Friday, September 21, 2018

The Spell of the Arctic: The EU as Geopolitical Actor

Lecture | September 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Andreas Raspotnik, Nord University Business School in Bodø (Norway)

 Institute of European Studies

The Arctic is melting. And it is melting fast. In times of starving polar bears going viral, the Arctic has become the globe’s ‘climate change’ canary in a coal mine. After some rather silent years around the turn of the millennium, the region prominently re-hit global headlines a decade ago. An area that may provide for economic opportunities in the decades to come but currently rather holds...   More >

Physical Chemistry of Nanocrystals with the Graphene Liquid Cell: Nano Seminar Series

Lecture | September 21 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. A. Paul Alivisatos, UC Berkeley, Chemistry & MSE

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Colloidal nanocrystals have emerged as a major building block for nanoscience and nanotechnology. Today it is possible to control the size, shape, and topology of nanocrystals and to harness the variations of their properties with size to create materials with proven applications in biological imaging and electronic displays, and many more applications under development in renewable energy....   More >

Designing for Customer Consideration of Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Instead of Final Purchase

Lecture | September 21 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Erin MacDonald, Stanford University

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Stanford University's Erin MacDonald will present Designing for Customer Consideration of Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Instead of Final Purchase on September 21, 2018 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Join us for cookies and beverages at 3:30 p.m.

Aruna D’Souza in Conversation with Allan deSouza

Lecture | September 21 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, Room 315

 Aruna D’Souza

 Arts Research Center

Aruna D’Souza in Conversation
with Allan deSouza
Friday, September 21, 2018
Maude Fife Room, Room 315, Wheeler Hall