Lecture | January 28 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 106 Wurster Hall
In the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, San Francisco’s counterculture devised underground, self-organized do-it-yourself (DIY) urban networks of communal survival. The Angels of Light, an acid-drag commune of free-theatre performers, transformed buildings... More >
Modeling and Simulation of Next Generation 3D Printing Systems for Functionalized Materials with Machine-Learning System Design
Lecture | January 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall
Professor Tarek Zohdi, Chair of the UCB Computational & Data Science & Engineering Program Professor of Mechanical Engineering
The Subversive Pedagogy of Yugoslav Surrealism: Aleksandar Vuco and Dusan Matics The Exploits of the Five Cockerels Gang
Lecture | January 28 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
The 1933 collaborative surrealist book The Exploits of the Five Cockerels Gang marks the end of the historical avant-gardes in Yugoslavia. Created by two prominent Belgrade Surrealists Aleksandar Vuco, who wrote the verses, and Dusan Matic, who authored the foreword, collages, as well as the explanations of the collagesThe Exploits is one of the examples of avant-garde... More >
Lecture | January 28 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room
Lecture | January 28 | 6-7 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
Mon, Jan 28, 6pm - Mark Eischeid will discuss the design and photographic representation of one of Kiley’s most famous projects and an oft-proclaimed modernist masterpiece, the landscape at the Miller House (1957, Columbus, Indiana).
Lecture | January 28 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater
Christian Frock, Independent Writer and Public Scholar; Jennifer Lovvorn, Chief Cultural Affairs Officer, Civic Art Program, City of Berkeley; Roberto Bedoya, Cultural Affairs Manager City of Oakland
Arts + Design, Civic Arts Commission of the City of Berkeley, Office of Cultural Affairs of the City of Oakland, the Global Urban Humanities Department, College of Environmental Design
Recently both the City of Berkeley and the City of Oakland have rolled out new cultural plans focused on enriching public life through the arts. Join us for an imaginative conversation about the future possibilities for culturally enriched civic spaces in urban communities, the challenges facing cities, and the possibilities for coalition building within the region. Featuring Berkeley's recently... More >
Even if everything ends A talk with writer and translator Victoria Häggblom on the translation of contemporary Swedish poet Bruno K. Öijer
Lecture | January 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
The work of Swedish poet Bruno K. Öijer (b. 1951) has been described as dark, crystalline, magnetic, and mystical. His compilation "The Trilogy" will be available to English-speaking readers for the first time when published in Victoria Häggbloms translation by Action Books in 2019.
Öijer has been one of the most popular and influential Swedish poets for decades, and is as well known in... More >
Lecture | January 29 | 12-1:30 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall
Ann Mei Chang
Despite enormous investments of time and money, are we making a enough of a dent on the social and environmental challenges of our time? What if we could exponentially increase our impact?
Lecture | January 29 | 1-3 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West
Jingshen Wang, PhD candidate
Inferring cause-effect relationships between variables is of primary importance in many sciences. In this talk, I will discuss two approaches for making valid inference on treatment effects when a large number of covariates are present. The first approach is to perform model selection and then to deliver inference based on the selected model. If the inference is made ignoring the randomness of... More >
Lecture | January 29 | 7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Alison Futrell, Department of History, University of Arizona
San Francisco Society of the Archaeological Institute of America
Empire! Taxes! Violation! Massacre! In the early years of his reign, the emperor Nero briefly considered withdrawing the legions from the new province of Britannia. Before he could do so, the stability of empire was shaken by revolt, as Boudica, a tribal queen pushed beyond her limits by the excesses of the Roman colonizers, exacted a horrifying retribution, with deaths in the tens of thousands.... More >
Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat with Allan deSouza: How Art Can Be Thought: A Handbook for Change
Lecture | January 30 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
What terms do we use to describe and evaluate art? How do we judge if art is good, and if it is for the social good? DeSouza investigates the terminology through which art is discussed, valued, and taught.
Lecture | January 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Ayana Omilade Flewellen, University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley
Through an analysis of material culture and documentary data, my work examines the complex interplay between structural forms of oppression and agency by focusing on the ways sharecropping, tenant and landowning farmers in Texas utilized dress to negotiate racism, sexual exploitation, and exploitive capitalism.
Beshara Doumani, "Between House and Orchard: Family, Shar'ia, and the Making of the Modern Middle East"
Lecture | January 30 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Beshara Doumani is a Professor of History and Director of Middle East Studies at Brown University. His research focuses on groups, places, and time periods marginalized by mainstream scholarship on the early modern and modern Middle East. He also writes on the topics of displacement, academic freedom, politics of knowledge production, and the Palestinian condition. His books include Family Life... More >
Lecture | January 30 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704
Tina Sacks, UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare
What are some of the current challenges to maintaining social welfare programs for the nation's most vulnerable people in the Trump era?
"Displaced Voices: Retelling the Mythos of Odysseus' Journey" (Book talk about Mythos and Voice: Displacement, Learning and Agency in Odysseus' World)
Lecture | January 30 | 3:30 p.m. | 303 Doe Library
Charles Underwood, University-Community Links
This is a book talk by UCB Executive Director of University-Community Links Charles Underwood.
Lecture | January 30 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room
Public lecture. All welcome. Reception to follow.
From the Upper Indus to the East Coast of China: On the Origin of the Pictorial Representation of the Lotus Sūtra
Lecture | January 30 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Haiyan Hu-von Hinüber, Peking University
In Chinese Buddhist art, there is an image of two sitting Buddhas, Śākyamuni and Prabhūtaratna, which can be traced back to the Saddharmapuṇḍarīkasūtra. Because (until 2012) no image of the Two Sitting Buddhas had been found outside China, it has been assumed that the depiction of this pair of Buddhas is of Chinese origins. Drawing on four images that have... More >
Lecture | January 31 | 10-11:30 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Join Professor Margareta Séquin for an illustrated story of Carolus Linnaeus's life and work and a look at his botanical garden in Uppsala, Sweden. The presentation will give an overview of his life and his development of binomial nomenclature in the mid 1700's, still used today.
$12 / $10 UCBG Members, UC Staff, Faculty and Students
Lecture | January 31 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater
Mary Zimmerman; Stan Lai
Join us for the opening lecture of the spring 2019 A+D Thursdays Lecture Series, which is shaped around three key words: Creativity, Migration and Transformation. Stan Lai, co-curator of the series, is one of the most acclaimed playwrights/directors in Asia, known not only for creating some of the most memorable works for the contemporary Chinese stage, but also for creating bold new genres and... More >
Mohamed Diagayété, Africa's Islamic Heritage in Peril? An Insider's Account of the State of Timbuktu's Arabic Manuscripts"
Lecture | January 31 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Please join us for a rare opportunity to hear from the director of the most important Arabic manuscript archive in West Africa, the Institut Ahmad Baba in Timbuktu (Mali). Timbuktu was historically one of West Africas most important Muslim intellectual centers. Chosen as a site for a UNESCO-sponsored public archive and research center for Arabic manuscripts in 1967, it was named after the famous... More >
Lecture | January 31 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, UCLA
The manananggal (viscera sucker) has been the subject of countless Filipino films. This talk focuses on representations and engagements of the manananggal as a feminist national icon made to bear the weight of the social order because of her monstrous difference.
Lecture | January 31 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Gunther Uhlmann, University of Washington
We will consider the question on whether we can determine the structure of space time by making measurements near the worldline of an observer. We will consider both active and passive measurements. For the case of passive measurements one measures the fronts of light sources near the observer. For the case of active measurements we couple Einstein equations with matter or electromagnetic fields... More >
Lecture | January 31 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall
Beth Piatote, Associate Professor, Native American Studies
Leigh Raiford, Associate Professor, African American Studies
Lecture | January 31 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Oskar von Hinüber, Albert-Ludwigs Universität, Freiburg
Connections between the Vedic language and that of early Buddhism were observed already during the beginnings of Buddhology in Europe. After a brief survey of research, some features of syntax and vocabulary are discussed, while concentrating on the Vedic meaning of certain words and terms such as grāma or saṃkakṣikā partly unrecognized so far and preserved only in the... More >
Somini Sengupta | Existential threats: Stories from the front lines of climate change in South Asia and beyond - The Sarah Kailath Memorial Lecture
Lecture | January 31 | 5-7 p.m. | Faculty Club, The Heyns Room
Somini Sengupta, The New York Times's International Climate Change Correspondent
Geeta Anand, Acting Professor of Reporting, UC Berkeley
Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair in India Studies, Renewable & Appropriate Energy Lab, Energy and Resources Group, Graduate School of Journalism, Institute of International Studies, Blum Center for Developing Economies
Somini Sengupta delivers our 7th Annual Sarah Kailath Memorial Lecture on the theme of Women and Leadership.
Lecture | January 31 | 5:45-7 p.m. | The Octopus Literary Salon
2101 Webster St., Oakland, CA 94612
Dr. Eti Ben Simon, Center for Human Sleep Science, UC Berkeley
Join us as Dr. Eti Ben Simon, a researcher at the Center for Human Sleep Science at UC Berkeley, shares some new insights on human sleep. Her recent work found that the way we interact with the world when we are awake has a lot to do with how much we sleep.
Lecture | February 1 | 10-11:30 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Sir Joseph Banks (1743 1820) was an English naturalist and botanist who accompanied Captain James Cook on his first voyage to the Pacific. During the expedition, 30,000 plants were collected and The Banks Florilegium was created but not published until 1989. Banks is credited for introducing the genera Acacia, Banksia and Eucalyptus to the Western world. Approximately 80 species of plants were... More >
$12, $10 members (Price includes Garden Admission)
Lecture | February 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall
Elora Shehabuddin, Associate Professor of Humanities and Political Science, Rice University
My current project traces the history of successive generations of urban Muslim Bengali women activists over the second half of the twentieth century. This allows me to examine how they have negotiated their identitiesas Bengali, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Third World, secular, religious, and Muslimat different moments and how transnational interactions and international interventions have shaped... More >
Tainted Garments: The Exploitation of Women and Girls in Indias Home-based Garment Sector: Research Launch Event
Lecture | February 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall
The Blum Center for Developing Economies & Institute of South Asia Studies invites you to the launch of the report "Tainted Garments: The Exploitation of Women and Girls in Indias Home-based Garment Sector" by Blum Center Research Fellow and renowned anti-trafficking expert Siddharth Kara. Lunch will be provided (RSVP required).
Kara's report offers the most comprehensive investigation yet... More >
The Devil Really is in the Details: Why Specificity Matters in Understanding the Global Radical Right
Lecture | February 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room
There are obvious similarities between Vladimir Putin, Viktor Orbán, Recep Erdoğan, Jair Bolsonaro, Jarosław Kaczyński, Rodrigo Duterte, Donald Trump, and all the other politicians we have come to call populists. Not only is that label misleading, but analyzing them as part of a single ideological movement can lead to confusion. This presentation will use the example of Poland to... More >
Lecture | February 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center
Professor Gentry Patrick, UC San Diego
How does one take a kid from Compton on a life journey and academic career path to Professor in Neurobiology at UC San Diego by way of UC Berkeley (B.A.), Harvard University (Ph.D.), and postdoctoral studies at California Institute of Technology?
The answer is simple: Access, Mentorship and Advocacy!
Professor Patrick is dedicated to driving the overall vision for the PATHS Program, a pilot... More >
Lecture | February 2 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), Room 613
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 >
$50 $50 plus Strengthfinder Assessment