Lecture | February 24 | 10-11:30 a.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), Room 202
Interested in traveling and looking for your next big adventure? Teaching English abroad is a great opportunity to experience life in another country and travel inexpensively. Come to the TESOL Sunday Matinees: Teaching English Abroad event to learn about opportunities to teach English in France, Spain, Vietnam, China, and beyond! A panel of veteran international English teachers will share their... More >
Lecture | February 25 | 4-6 p.m. | 315 Wheeler Hall
Ned Sublette is a historian, musicologist, rumba producer, a long-time correspondent for the public radio program Afropop Worldwide, the author of four books, and now a music travel producer. He has had extensive field experience with music throughout the African diaspora, and especially in Cuba. His books all deal, in one way or another, with the world of the Kongo and its connection with... More >
Lecture | February 25 | 4-6 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room
Ned Sublette is a historian, musicologist, musician, and record producer. His books include *Cuba and its Music: from the First Drums to the Mamba* (2004), *The World that made New Orleans: from Spanish Silver to Congo Square* (2008), *The Year before the Flood: a Story of New Orleans* (2009), and, with Constance Sublette, *The American Slave Coast: a History of the Slave-breeding Industry*... More >
Lecture | February 25 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
The act of writing assures that exile is never permanent in the mind of the writer even if it is an abiding feature of their reality. Dubravka Ugresic explores this paradox in her essay The Writer in Exile, suggesting that what separates the exiled writer from the migrant is the formers ability to leave her footprints on the cultural map of the world, thus retaining the imprint of her... More >
Lecture | February 25 | 4-5 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, 145 Boalt Hall
Dr. Ahmad Tarakji, Syrian American Medical Society
Dr. Ahmad Tarakji is the President of the Syrian American Medical Society and a cardio-thoracic surgeon. SAMS has treated millions of patients in and out of Syria and oversaw the humanitarian response plan for crises including starvation, besiegement, and chemical attacks. Dr.Tarakji lead the Syria session at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016 and has testified before the members of the US... More >
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Lecture | February 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 410 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Feb. 25 Tony Fields (BS 83)
Clinical Trials: Successes and Fails
These lectures highlight real-world experiences of leaders in the health technologies space. Looking beyond the initial excitement of a concept, industry veterans discuss the heavy lifting on many fronts that gets new ideas out of the lab and into the clinic.
Lecture | February 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall
Niloufar Salehi is an Assistant Professor in Berkeley's School of Information. Her research centers on social computing, technologically mediated collective action, digital labor, and more broadly, human-computer-interaction (HCI). At Jacobs, she'll discuss her research on how computing platforms can support collective efforts for social change.
The Moral Economy: Why Good Incentives are No Substitute for Good Citizens: Barbara Weinstock Lectures on the Morals of Trade by Samuel Bowles
Lecture | February 25 | 4:10 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
Samuel Bowles, CORE
Samuel Bowles will present the Weinstock lecture on February 25, 2019. His lecture is titled "The Moral Economy: Why Good Incentives are No Substitute for Good Citizens" The lecture is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
Lecture | February 25 | 6-7 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
Mon, Feb 25, 6pm - Anita Berrizbeitia research focuses on design theories of modern and contemporary landscape architecture, the productive aspects of landscapes, and Latin American cities and landscapes.
Lecture | February 25 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Osher Theater, BAMPFA
Chico MacMurtries work pushes the boundaries between robotic sculpture, new media installation, and performance. Immersed in the Bay Areas Art and Technology Counterculture of the 1990s, he became known for his anthropomorphic, computer-controlled sculptures which evolved over the years into a Society of Machines.
Lecture | February 25 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 105 Boalt Hall, School of Law
In 2013, Dr. Haselberger made national news when she resigned as the top canon lawyer for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and publicly exposed the Archdioceses mishandling of sexual abuse. In this lecture, Dr. Haselberger will address how canon law and other institutional factors have contributed to the abuse crisis and possible reforms for the Church to overcome it.
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Lecture | February 25 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater
Chico MacMurtrie, Artist
Presented by Berkeley Center for New Media
Chico MacMurtries work pushes the boundaries between robotic sculpture, new media installation, and performance. Immersed in the Bay Areas Art and Technology Counterculture of the 1990s, he became known for his anthropomorphic, computer-controlled sculptures which evolved over the years into a Society of Machines. Today, operating out of his... More >
Lecture | February 26 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor
Ashraf Habibullah, Founder, President, and CEO, Computers and Structures, Inc.
College of Engineering, Cal Seismic Design Team.
Ashraf Habibullah, founder, president, and CEO of Computers and Structures Inc., a global leader in the development of software tools for structural and earthquake engineering.
In his talk, "Empowering the Next Generation of Engineers," Ashraf will share his view of the future of the engineering profession and discuss how engineering education and the role of engineers must adapt if the... More >
Lecture | February 26 | 3-5 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West
Kean Ming Tan, PhD, School of Statistics, University of Minnesota
Sparse generalized eigenvalue problem (GEP) plays a pivotal role in a large family of high-dimensional learning tasks, including sparse Fishers discriminant analysis, canonical correlation analysis, and sufficient dimension reduction. Most of the existing methods and theory in the context of specific statistical models that can be recast into sparse GEP require restrictive structural assumptions... More >
Lecture | February 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
David Gilbert, S.V. Ciriacy Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Science, Management, and Policy, UC Berkeley
This talk looks at what happened after a group of plantation laborers living on the Aren volcano on the Indonesian island of Sumatra joined with a self-proclaimed 'peasant' union in 1996 to occupy a nearly 100-year-old industrial ranch and plantation.
Lecture | February 26 | 5 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Reading Room
Michael Lewis is the author of The Big Short, Moneyball, The Fifth Risk, and other New York Times bestselling books. He is also an investigative journalist whose articles have appeared in Vanity Fair, the New Yorker, and Slate. Lewis talks with Ramona Naddaff (Rhetoric), director of Art of Writing, about his career and practice as a writer.
Around Arthur Szyk: Berkeley Scholars on Art and History: Poland Reborn: A State Between Democracy and Fascism
Lecture | February 26 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
This talk focuses on the divided Poland that emerged after World War I. On the one hand Poland had to accommodate the demands of generations of freedom fighters, while on the other... More >
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Lecture | February 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Markus Hinterleitner, Institute of European Studies, UC Berkeley
Many advanced democracies are currently characterized by a norm-eroding politics, which manifests itself in increased levels of populism and blame generation. The erosion of norms is a potentially far-reaching challenge for democracy. In his lecture, Markus Hinterleitner conceptualizes the process of political norm erosion capturing the interactions of norm violators and norm defenders with the... More >
Lecture | February 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall
Emily Cole, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for the Tebtunis Papyri at The Bancroft Library
The Egyptian language is visually associated with its iconic Hieroglyphs. However, by the Ptolemaic period (332-30 BCE), the later form of Egyptian known as Demotic, which employed a different script, was commonly used in daily life. Hieroglyphs retained a prominent position and could imbue an inscription with prestige, but the multicultural shift of the Egyptian population by this period led to... More >
Lecture | February 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Rasmus Nielsen, Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Department of Statistics, UC Berkeley
I this talk I will discuss the use of ancient DNA in anthropological research. I will start by discussing some of our work on the discovery of interbreeding between modern humans and Neanderthals and the causes of the Neanderthal extinction. I will then move into a discussion of several different studies we have been involved with on analyzing human remains.
Lecture | February 27 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez, Associate Professor of American Studies, Honors Program Director, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
The "Detours" project takes seriously the power of form, and the reading practices and publics produced by the genre of the guidebook, which manifest the fantasy of Hawaii as an exotic island destination for the consumption of tourists. "Detours" deliberately perverts the guidebook to produce alternative narratives, tours, itineraries, mappings and images of the islands as well as concrete... More >
Lecture | February 27 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Rohini Pande, Rafik Hariri Professor of International Political Economy, Harvard Kennedy School
Talk by Political Economist, Prof. Rohini Pande
Lecture | February 27 | 5 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
Maggie Nelson, a 2016 MacArthur Fellow, is the author of numerous works of nonfiction and poetry, including The Argonauts, an autobiographical account that received the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism. Her Una's Lecture is titled "Songs of Care and Constraint."
Lecture | February 28 | 10-11 a.m. | Cory Hall, 540 AB
Yogesh Ramadass, Director, Power Management, Kilby Labs at Texas Instruments
Power electronics can be found in everything from cellphones and laptops to gasoline/electric vehicles, industrial motors and inverters that connect solar panels to the electric grid. With close to 80% of electrical energy consumption in the US expected to flow through a power converter by 2030, innovative circuits, devices and systems solutions are required to tackle key issues related to... More >
Lecture | February 28 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater
Peter Glazer, the co-curator of this series, teaches in the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies at UC Berkeley. He is a professional director and playwright whose plays, adaptations, collaborations and directing projects include Woody Guthries American Song (Bay Area Drama Critics award, with Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations Off-Broadway and Joseph Jefferson... More >
Border Surveillance and the Black Mediterranean: Alternative Imaginaries of Refugees, Race and Rights
Lecture | February 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall
Camilla Hawthorne, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UC Santa Cruz
Debarati Sanyal, French, Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory, the Institute of European Studies, and the Center for Race & Gender, UC Berkeley
Lecture | February 28 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220
Maggie Nelson, Professor of English, University of Southern California
Public University, Public Values is a new series of talks and conversations co-organized by BCSR and the Townsend Center for the Humanities. The series is prompted by the recognition that the current moment of crisis in the liberal democracies of Europe and North America is, among other things, a crisis of value. The political focus that has shaped the humanities and much of the social... More >
Lecture | February 28 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 240 Mulford Hall
Kiran Klaus Patel, Maastricht University
Today, the EU seems to be in an existential crisis. Against this backdrop, the early history of European integration since the 1950s shines all the brighter. But is this an appropriate assessment? Kiran Patel analyzes the concrete effects and results of European integration and what we can learn from the past for our present day, summarizing some of the key findings of his monograph on the topic... More >
Lecture | February 28 | 5-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Carlos Daganzo, Professor of the Graduate School, Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley
Four short stories will be used to illustrate how physics and imagination can be used to diagnose and remedy some of the critical urban mobility problems that are faced today by some of the worlds megacities. The stories have in common that they address important problems in new ways.
Lecture | February 28 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
This talk will summarize the speakers arguments in his book, Anti-Jewish Violence in Poland, 1914-1920 (Cambridge UP, 2018), contrasting them with major recent works on the post-World War II years by Polish scholars Joanna Tokarska-Bakir and Marcin Zaremba. It will highlight interpretation focused on popular mentalities, societal traumas, and enactment of routinized, unreflected-upon... More >
Lecture | February 28 | 5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Jack L. Davis, Blegen Professor of Greek Archaeology, University of Cincinnati
Internationally recognized scholar of Bronze Age Greece offers a series of lectures showing how the archaeological record sheds light on culture and communal life of early Greece.
Lecture | March 1 | 12-1:15 p.m. | 308A Doe Library
Jessica Kaiser, UC Berkeley
This paper is part of a larger lecture series entitled "Digital Humanities and the Ancient World." The series is co-sponsored by the Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology (AHMA) Colloquium and the Townsend Center for the Humanities.
Applying Downscaled Climate Models to Inform Restoration and Climate Change Adaptation in California: Environmental Engineering Seminar
Lecture | March 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall
James Gregory, Fluvial Engineer, Environmental Science Associates; Dr. Dane Behrens, Coastal Engineer and Hydrologist, Environmental Science Associates
Lecture | March 1 | 12:50-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Goldberg Room, 297 Simon Hall
Annita Lucchesi, Sovereign Bodies Institute
Sovereign Bodies Institute (SBI), founded in 2019, builds on indigenous traditions using research and data sharing to fight gender and sexual violence against undigenous people. Their projects include the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) database, Uniting Against Femicide and Supporting Indigenous Survivors of Campus Sexual Violence (conducted in part at UC Berkeley).
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The Multiliteracies Framework and Interpretive Communication: Curricular and Instructional Perspectives
Lecture | March 1 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)
Kate Paesani, Director, Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition
Berkeley Language Center
Over the past two decades, postsecondary foreign language programs have experienced a shift away from an emphasis on oral communication toward more text-based curricula and the development of students multiple literacies. This literacy turn prioritizes overlapping language modalities, interpretation and creation of multimodal texts of various genres, and linguistic, cognitive, and... More >
Lecture | March 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
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 >