Lecture | October 7 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Tibetan artist Tsherin Sherpa, whose works are featured in Boundless: Contemporary Tibetan Artists at Home and Abroad, explores themes of displacement and identity as he recounts his artistic journey. Trained as a traditional Tibetan thangka painter, Sherpa is now an artist whose work brings together both sacred and profane or, in his words, the icon and the ordinary.
Sherpa has exhibited... More >
Lecture | October 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Sarover Zaidi, Assistant Professor of Art and Architecture, Jindal School of Art and Architecture, Sonipat, Haryana, India
Lawrence Cohen, Professor in Anthropology and South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
A talk by social anthropologist, Sarover Zaidi on muslim settlements in Bombay
Lecture | October 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall
Adam Anderson, UC Berkeley
This is the second paper in 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.
Abstract: I introduce the Ur III (250,000 tot.; Drehem 15,000) and Old Assyrian (23,000 tot.; 10,000 published) texts as examples of large bodies of cuneiform tablets that were... More >
Then and Now: Fred Korematsu's Story and Its Relevance to the Injustices of Today: Karen Korematsu at the Berkeley Forum
Lecture | October 8 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 107 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Karen Korematsu, Fred T. Korematsu Institute
On Indigenous Peoples Day, Karen Korematsu will share her fathers story and the realities of Japanese American incarceration during World War II. She will also talk about her fathers coram nobis case in 1983, where he successfully overturned his federal conviction in court by correcting a falsified government narrative. During her talk, Karen will go into detail about why teaching the history... More >
Lecture | October 8 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Osher Theater, BAMPFA
Kelani Nichole, The Current
Berkeley Center for New Media, Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Kelani Nichole, NYC design strategist and exhibition maker, will discuss the networked culture that emerged at the end of the 20th century introduced a generation of artists who employ open, distributed, virtualized, and highly collaborative techniques.
Lecture | October 8 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Arts + Design, Berkeley Center for New Media
The networked culture that emerged at the end of the 20th century introduced a generation of artists who employ open, distributed, virtualized, and highly collaborative techniques. Their studios are built on commercial software, CGI aesthetics, online public exhibition, and peer-to-peer sharing and critique. They simultaneously embrace and subvert technology as a means of interrogation,... More >
Lecture | October 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall
Lagos is notorious for its ever-expanding population, massive infrastructural challenges, and controversial practices of state-sanctioned land capture. This talk will discuss will discuss how we can utilize urban planning and visual culture studies to inv
Letters of recommendation in Berkeley undergraduate admissions: Program evaluation and natural language processing: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science
Lecture | October 9 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library
In Fall 2015 and 2016, UC Berkeley asked many freshman applicants to submit letters of recommendation as part of their applications. This was highly controversial. Proponents argued that letters would aid in the identification of disadvantaged students who had overcome obstacles that were not otherwise apparent from their applications, while opponents argued that disadvantaged students were... More >
Lecture | October 9 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Martina Kessel, Bielefeld University
Martina Kessel looks at the meaning and role of humor as an identity practice in Germany during the time of National Socialism in Germany. One theory that she will explore in her lecture is that non-Jewish Germans disguised violence as 'art' to justify their failure to comply with international or humanitarian beliefs.
Martina Kessel is a Historian of Modern Germany at Bielefeld University,... More >
Lecture | October 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Timothy Scott Brown, Northeastern University
The better part of a century after being relegated to the political fringes by its central responsibility for war and genocide, fascism is unmistakably making a comeback on both sides of the Atlantic. Of course, fascism never completely went away; but what has propelled it from the margins back to the center? Attempts to understand this phenomenon lead inevitably back to a question that has... More >
Lecture | October 10 | 12:10-1 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
Gabriella Licata, PhD Candidate, Romance Languages and Literatures, Berkeley
The current ideologies and politics of Genoese, a dialect of Ligurian in the Northwestern Italian region of Liguria, reflect the status of many of Italys dialectslingering in unofficial status with little institutional support but vibrant ties to and representation in regional identity.
Lecture | October 10 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704
The Living New Deal has been identifying, mapping, and interpreting the vast physical matrix of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal for over a decade. Like those of a lost civilization, these artifacts speak to us in a language we have been made to forget of a time when government was designed to serve all of its citizens rather than those who could afford to buy it.
Lecture | October 10 | 12:50-2 p.m. | 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law
Deepak Gupta, Gupta Wessler
American Constitution Society
Please join the Civil Justice Research Initiative, the Consumer Advocacy & Protection Society (CAPS), American Constitution Society (ACS), and the Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice, for a lunch event featuring prominent Supreme Court Litigator Deepak Gupta. Mr. Gupta is an accomplished appellate advocate who has argued before the Supreme Court on numerous occasions. Mr. Guptas current &... More >
The Distributional Effects of Minimum Wages: Evidence from Linked Survey and Administrative Data: IRLE Speaker Series
Lecture | October 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Director's Room
John Voorheis, Howard University
Join us for a discussion with John Voorheis, economist from the U.S. Census Bureau, on the effects of minimum wage on earnings and the implications for law-wage workers.
RSVP online by September 4.
Lecture | October 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Katya Cengel, journalist
Journalist Katya Cengel will discuss her new book, Exiled: From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back (Potomac Books, 2018) which follows the stories of four Cambodian families, as they confront criminal deportation 40 years after their resettlement in the U.S. Copies of the book will be available for sale at the event, courtesy of Eastwind Books.
The Distributional Effects of Minimum Wages: Evidence from Linked Survey and Administrative Data, Jon Voorheis, US Census
Lecture | October 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Directors Room
John Voorheis, U.S. Census Bureau’s Center for Administrative Records Research and Applications
Voorheis will discuss the implications of his research finding that minimum wage policies increase long-term earnings of low-wage workers, and possibly reasons for the persistence of those effects. Rising income inequality and stagnating economic mobility have prompted state and local governments to focus on higher minimum wages. As these policies expand, an understanding of how minimum wage... More >
Lecture | October 10 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, BCNM Commons, 340 Moffitt
Timothy Stott, Dublin School of Creative Arts, Dublin Institute of Technology
Play was, and remains, a social technology for the cybernetic age. Advocated by many as a humanist corrective to a technocratic and automated post-war society, play also expanded cybernetic ideas of interaction, feedback, and systems modelling into the social domain. From the late nineteen-fifties on, especially, cybernetics and play converged through games, toys, and interactive... More >
Lecture | October 10 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall
Ofir Weisse explains how the Foreshadow attack dismantles Intel's SGX security â previously considered the most secure feature of Intel chips â and also bypasses virtual machine isolation between users in the cloud.
Lecture | October 10 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Join Olivia Young, PhD candidate in UC Berkeleys Department of African Diaspora Studies, for insights into the work of Christina Quarles, including the dynamics of excess, visibility, and form as instruments of black queer longing.
Youngs writing has appeared in publications by the New Museum (New York), Antenna Gallery (New Orleans), and BAMPFA. Her dissertation asks how contemporary,... More >
Lecture | October 10 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Hicham Alaoui, University of Oxford
Islamist movements have dominated popular discussions of opposition and change within Arab politics for the past three decades. Uniquely positioned during the Arab Spring, some have since directly governed, while others have been co-opted or absorbed into existing political structures. Yet outside Tunisia, no Islamist group has been able to deliver upon its promise of political transformation.... More >
Lecture | October 10 | 7-9 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall
Marina, a young transgender actress and singer in Chile, and Orlando, an older man who owns a printing company, are in love and planning for the future. After Orlando suddenly falls ill and dies, Marina is forced to confront his family and society, and to fight to show them who she is: a complex, strong, forthright, and fantastic woman.
Lecture | October 11 | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Fernanda Fisher has been involved in the arts throughout her life. She grew up in NYC with both her father, Leonard Gordon, a cardiologist and her mother, Rita Moreno, an actress. Fisher will talk about Puerto Rico, her mothers rise to stardom, and her own creative career. She attended Brearley School and danced under George Balanchine at the School of American Ballet. After moving to Los... More >
Lecture | October 11 | 10-11:30 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Lester Gertrude Rowntree (1878-1978) was a pioneering California native plant botanist and horticulturalist who popularized the study, use, and protection of native flora through voluminous writings, lectures, and photographs. As testimonial to Lester's important role she was named life-long honorary president of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) upon its creation in 1965. However, the... More >
Free with Garden admission ($12); Free for UCBG members, UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty
Lecture | October 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
Raymond Kévorkian, Emeritus director of research, Institut Français de Géopolitique, Université Paris VIII, Saint-Denis
Our knowledge of the impact of the 1915 genocide on German society has long been characterized by Germanys commitment to the Eastern Front and by the experience of mass violence experienced by several thousand soldiers and officers who witnessed the extermination of the Armenians. But the most recent works, in particular Stefan Ihrigs two books, have opened new avenues for studying the... More >
Lecture | October 11 | 12-1 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Rita Rita Moreno
The daughter of celebrated actress Rita Moreno, Fernanda Fisher has been involved in the arts throughout her life. In this event hosted by Kathryn Roszak, Fisher will talk about Puerto Rico, her mothers rise to stardom, and her own creative career.
Fernanda Fisher grew up in New York City, where she attended Brearley School and danced under George Balanchine at the School of American Ballet.... More >
Lecture | October 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium | Note change in location
Edward W. Felten, Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs at Princeton University
Edward W. Felten is Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs at Princeton University. His research interests include computer security and privacy, and public policy issues relating to information technology.
He is the Director of Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP), a cross-disciplinary effort studying digital technologies in public life. CITP... More >
Whats New about New Materialism?: Black and Indigenous Scholars on Science, Technology and Materiality
Lecture | October 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall
As the New Materialisms discourse continues to gain traction across multiple fields of inquiry, we come together as scholars of Xicanx/Latinx Studies, Native American/Indigenous Studies and postcolonial African Studies to open up a space of dialogue on the subject.
Lecture | October 11 | 4:10 p.m. | Bancroft Hotel, Great Hall
2680 Bancroft Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
Joseph Raz will present the Howison lecture on October 11, 2018. His lecture is titled "Identity and Social Bonds" is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
Lecture | October 11 | 5:15-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Jason Wittenberg is associate professor of political science at UC Berkeley and a former Academy Scholar at Harvard University. He is the co-author of Intimate Violence: Anti-Jewish Pogroms on the Eve of the Holocaust (Cornell, 2018). His first book, Crucibles of Political Loyalty: Church Institutions and Electoral Continuity in Hungary (Cambridge, 2006), won the 2009 Hubert... More >
Lecture | October 11 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, Townsend Center
Escritura, Trama Y Deseo (Writing, Plot And Desire) with Diamela Eltit
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Geballe Room, Townsend Center for the Humanities
Lecture | October 11 | 6-8 p.m. | 250 Goldman School of Public Policy
Giorgio Jackson is a transformative political figure in Chile. As a student at the Catholic University in Santiago, Jackson was a key leader of the Chilean student protests in 2011. As a 25 year old, Jackson founded the Democratic Revolution political party in 2012, and was elected to Congress representing Santiago in 2013. He was re-elected in 2017 with the highest plurality of any member... More >
Lecture | October 12 | 1-2 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
The Class of '68 50th Reunion Lecture
HOMECOMING WEEKEND, OCTOBER 12-14, 2018
PROFESSOR ROBERT B. REICH ignites a discussion of the good we have had in common, what happened to it, and what we might do to restore it. His goal is not that we all agree on the common good. It is that we get into the habit of thinking and talking about it, listening to each others views and providing a means for... More >
Lecture | October 12 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Prof. SungWng Kim, Sungkyunkwan University, Energy Science
In this talk, two different strategies for the discovery of new two-dimensional (2D) materials with electro-active functionality will be introduced. Our new 2D materials are created based on the engineering of crystal structure dealing with electrons, showing unprecedented physical properties.
The first material, electride, which is regarded as a new electronic material, is ionic crystal in... More >
Lecture | October 12 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)
Mary Quinn, University of New Mexico
Berkeley Language Center
According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, one in every four undergraduate students takes at least one class online and studies show that access to online learning can boost graduation rates. But certain subjects, like language learning, seem in their very nature to be antithetical to an online format. In this talk I will share my experience of adapting a beginning literature class in... More >
Unlikely Alliances and Transpartisanship: Finding Common Ground Across Difference on Transportation and Infrastructure
Lecture | October 12 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Karen Trapenberg Frick
Against a backdrop of hyper-political polarization worldwide, this presentation reviews recent transpartisan coalitions of conservative and progressive allies who advocate for policy change about transportation and infrastructure in the United States. Some might view these as unholy alliances where participants make deals with the devil or lend ones enemies undue legitimacy. However,... More >
Fall 2018 Bioengineering Alumni Lecture: Pushing the Boundaries of Your Engineering Degree: Imagination Will Take You Everywhere
Lecture | October 12 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Dr. Karin Hollerbach
Karin Hollerbach serves as Managing Director of Taku International, a technology consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Germany, and conducts R&D for a medical device / wearables company in Silicon Valley. Applications of her technical interests in cyber-physical systems, both real and sci-fi, cut across multiple industries, including energy, medical, ag tech, and search and... More >
RSVP online by October 5.
Lecture | October 13 | 9-10 a.m. | 145 Dwinelle Hall
Jeffrey Mackie-Mason, Library
Every day theres a new scary story: Russians hacking elections; thieves remotely locking computers and demanding ransom; millions of credit card numbers and other personal records stolen from corporate data systems. What is vulnerable and why? What should we, as ordinary citizens, understand about cybersecurity and about how to protect ourselves?
This event is part of Homecoming Weekend — if you have not registered (online registration is now closed), we urge you to arrive early and register onsite at Homecoming Headquarters for a Class Pass for access to all lectures. Class Passes are free f
Lecture | October 13 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), Room 507
Rebecca Andersen, Career Services at the UC Berkeley Information School; RuthAnn Haffke, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Making a career transition can be bewildering: how do you find jobs? How can you stand out as a candidate? And, if you finally get an interview, how do you showcase yourself as the best candidate? This workshop will walk participants through each step of making a career transition. Through interactive exercises, we will cover strategies in personal branding, networking, résumé and LinkedIn... More >
Lecture | October 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, Third Floor
Sarah Gold McBride, Visiting Lecturer, Department of History, UC Berkeley
How did something as ordinary as hair affect major U.S. institutions like slavery and the womens rights movement? In the 19th century, American people from different regions, class backgrounds, racial groups, and religious traditions shared the belief that hair exposed the truth about the person from whose body it grew.
Lecture | October 13 | 1:30-3 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Matti Braun, Artist
A talk by Artist, Matti Braun on the remarkable life and biography of Vikram Sarabhai (1919-1971), best remembered as the father of Indian Space Program