Kabir in Song: Padmashri Prahlad Singh Tipanya and the Kabir Ensemble singing religious poetry from North India
Lecture | November 4 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Nora Melnikova, Lecturer – Hindi, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies
Linda Hess, Kabir scholar and former professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Stanford University
Please join us for an afternoon of North India devotional music by Padmashri Prahlad Singh Tipanya and his folk ensemble as they sing the poetry of the famous nirgun-bhakti poet Kabir, the great iconoclastic mystic of 15th-century North India, in the vigorous and joyful folk style of Madhya Pradeshs Malwa region.
Lecture | November 4 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library
Full details about this meeting will be posted here: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.
Lecture | November 4 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Viktor Ginzburg, UC Santa Cruz
On the conceptual level, the roots of a big part of modern symplectic topology can be easily traced back to the original work of Floer, and this talk is no exception. The main theme of the talk is the dynamics of Hamiltonian pseudo-rotations, i.e., Hamiltonian diffeomorphisms with minimal number of periodic points. This is an interesting and important class of maps and there is a strong relation,... More >
Lecture | November 4 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
Ivan Sokolov, Graduate Student, Slavic, UC Berkeley
The fourth lecture in the Fall 2019 Slavic Graduate Colloquium Series.
Lecture | November 4 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 3 LeConte Hall
Matt Pyle, Professor, Department of Physics; Sinéad Griffin, Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Join us for a conversation between a Theorist and an Experimentalist, both pursuing the search for Dark Matter.
What is dark matter? For decades, firm astronomical evidence from observations of stars and galaxies has indicated that most of the matter in the universe cannot be seen directly in telescopes. Instead, this matter must be observed indirectly through its gravitational pull on the... More >
Lecture | November 4 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Presented by the Berkeley Center for New Media
Guy Hoffman, Robotics Researcher, Cornell University
As we continue to develop social robots designed for connectedness, we struggle with paradoxes related to authenticity, transience, and replication. In this talk, Cornell University robotics researcher Guy Hoffman links his fifteen years of experience designing social robots with... More >
WASH Benefits: Randomized, controlled trials to evaluate the individual and combined impacts of water, sanitation, hygiene, and nutritional interventions on diarrhea and stunting in children in low-income, rural settings.
Lecture | November 5 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West
Jack Colford, MD PhD, Professor of Epidemiology, will present on UC Berkeley being the coordinating center for two recent large (total N=13,797) randomized, controlled, factorial 7-arm trials in Bangladesh and Kenya supported by the Gates Foundation (the WASH BENEFITS studies) (1,2). The trials were designed to investigate the effects of basic water, hygiene, sanitation, and nutrition... More >
Lecture | November 5 | 12-1 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), room 208
Liam O'Donoghue, journalist, historian and podcast host, East Bay Yesterday
Every day we watch the landscape of the Bay Area - from historic buildings to natural environs - change before our eyes. Journalist and historian, Liam O'Donoghue, tracks these changes on a historical map called, "Long Lost Oakland," featuring some of the most impressive features of the local landscape that no longer exist: Piedmont Baths, a swimming complex with hot tubs, pools and a café; Idora... More >
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TSH Talk Tuesday at 5 pm: Margaret Fuller, Transcendental Gossip, and the Strange Case of Electrical Psychology
Lecture | November 5 | 5 p.m. | 330 Wheeler Hall
Kim Adams, Lecturer, College Core Curriculum at New York University
We cordially invite you to join the Theories of Science and the Humanities Working Group for a talk tomorrow (Tuesday, November 5) by Kim Adams of NYU English. The talk will take place at 5:00 pm in 330 Wheeler (the English Department lounge). Please note that this is a room change from the previous announcement!
Kim will be discussing her recent research on mesmerism and 19th-century feminism... More >
Lecture | November 5 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Easton Hall
Moshe Taube, Hebrew University
Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in Jewish Studies, Department of History, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Center for Jewish Studies, Jewish Studies at UC Davis, Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University, Hamaqom
Lecture 1: Tuesday, October 29th, 7:00 pm
Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe: The Beginnings
Lecture 2: Thursday, October 31st, 7:00 pm
Translations from Hebrew in Russia in the 13th-15th Centuries CE: By Converts?
Lecture 3: Tuesday, November 5th, 5:30 pm
Translations from Hebrew in Russia in the Second Half of the 15th Century and the Heresy of the Judaizers
RSVP by emailing TaubmanLectures@gmail.com
Lecture | November 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Scott Lyons, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley
Excavated sporadically for over thirty years, Ōgata in Kashiwara City and Mori in Katano City are the largest-scale Kofun Period ironworking sites in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. Large numbers of forging slags have been unearthed from both sites, which alongside partially preserved hearth features, provide the bulk of evidence for ironworking. Following methods developed by French... More >
Lecture | November 6 | 1-2 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West
Lara Rostomian, UC Berkeley
Please join us for the next speaker in the i4Y Child Marriage & Youth Empowerment Speaker Series:
Title: "Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Family Planning Options in Armenia"
Abstract: Most of the available data on family planning in Armenia is limited, out of date, and indicates high abortion rates coupled with low modern contraceptive prevalence. Making this discovery ignited Lara's... More >
Lecture | November 6 | 4-6 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Katharine Hayhoe is an accomplished atmospheric scientist who studies climate change and why it matters to us here and now. She is also a remarkable communicator who has received the American Geophysical Unions climate communication prize, the Stephen Schneider Climate Communication award, named Champion of the Earth by UNEP and been named to a number of lists including Time Magazines 100 Most... More >
Join UC Berkeley Master of Engineering students for an executive speaker series with leaders from different technology industries. The technology industry forms a vital part of the Northern California economy and these sessions provide an opportunity to deepen your understanding and connections. Engage with innovative leaders from top companies, deepen your industry and functional knowledge and... More >
Lecture | November 6 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Known for his rigid policies towards Arab nationalists and Zionists during his posting in Greater Syria, Cemal Pasha and his role in the Armenian genocide has always remained an issue of contention. There are important accounts of Cemals activity, particularly during WWI, which have found him to have had no active role in the deportation and extermination of Armenians here differing from the... More >
Lecture | November 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Allison Arieff, editorial director of SPUR
This week, A + D Thursdays welcomes Allison Arieff, editorial director of SPUR, the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association. A contributing columnist to the New York Times since 2006, Arieff writes about architecture, design, and cities for numerous publications including California Sunday, the MIT Technology Review, Dialogue,... More >
Bringing Health to Life: An Institutional Ethnography of the Social Determinants of Health and the Life Course Perspective: Maggie Downey Doctoral Mock Job Talk
Lecture | November 7 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Commons 116 | Note change in date
Lecture | November 7 | 12:50-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 170
Dr. James Garrett
Join the Berkeley Law Staff Circle on Anti-Racism in a conversation with Dr. James Garrett, a co-founder of the Black Student Movement Movement and an early activist for the establishment of Ethnic Studies Departments at SF State University and across the country.
Lecture | November 7 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)
Barabara Schmenk, Professor of German/Applied Linguistics, University of Waterloo
Berkeley Language Center
This presentation looks at one neoliberal trend in academic discourse: the sloganization of concepts and terms, i.e., the use of slogans rather than clearly defined terms in language education discourse. While sloganization is not entirely new, its use has increased noticeably in the course of/in the wake of the marketization of education and the academe. Slogans and catchy tag lines have gained... More >
Lecture | November 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Arthur Levine, Arthur Levine, Senior Fellow and President Emeritus at Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
This talk will focus on the future of American Education. The United States is undergoing a transition from a national, analog, industrial economy to a global, digital, knowledge economy. All of our social institutions, including higher education, were created for the former and change will be required to fit the latter. There is currently a heated debate on how much change will be necessary with... More >
Lecture | November 7 | 4 p.m. | Bancroft Hotel
2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Christopher Clark, University of Cambridge
Political power is wielded in ways that are culturally and historically contingent, meaning that how these distortions occur and what effects they generate will vary according to the constitution of the regime in question. This talk explores historical fluctuations in the temporality of power in Prussia and reflects on their implications for our understanding of politics in the present.
"As on the First Day": The Struggle of Firsts in Heidegger's "First Elaboration" of his "Origin of the Work of Art"
Lecture | November 7 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in date
Peter Fenves, Professor of German, Comparative Literary Studies, Jewish Studies, and Asian Languages and Cultures, Northwestern University
The primary thesis of this paper is that Heideggers First Elaboration of the thoughts that would emerge as his essay on The Origin of the Work of Art provides a tantalizing brief index of an insight into the work of art from which the later elaborations of the Artwork essay would progressively retreat. The secondary thesis of this paper is that, even if its primary thesis appears as... More >
Lecture | November 7 | 5 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 300 Wheeler Hall
Leif Weatherby, Professor of German, NYU
Digital machines are sign-making machines. This basic fact was known - and crucial - to the first generation of computer architects, who often tied their work to a philosophical trajectory from Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz to Charles Sanders Peirce. This talk traces the semiotic origins of digital technologies and its consequences for what Max Bense, the most important semiotician of the digital,... More >
Lecture | November 7 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Francis Cody, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto
Lawrence Cohen, Professor in Anthropology and South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Townsend Center Working Group on Form and Formalism, Linguistic Anthropology Working Group at UC Berkeley, Department of Anthropology
A talk by Professor Francis Cody, scholar of the language and politics of southern India and Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto.
Lecture | November 7 | 5:30 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall
Please mark your calendars for an upcoming talk hosted by the Eighteenth-Century and Romanticism Colloquium. Leif Weatherby will be presenting a paper titled, "Digital Semiotics: German Idealism, Cybernetics, and the Sign" on Thursday, November 7th at 5:30 pm in Wheeler 300.
Leif is an Associate Professor of German at NYU and the author of Transplanting the Metaphysical Organ: German... More >
Author Reading: Alberto Ledesma: The Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer: Undocumented Vignettes from a Pre-American Life
Lecture | November 7 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 30 Stephens Hall
Alberto Ledesma, Graduate Diversity Director, Arts and Humanities Department
Co-sponsors: Ethnic Studies Library, Alianza, and Berkeley HEROES
Alberto Ledesma attended UC Berkeley as an undergraduate and received his Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies there in 1996. He has held lecturer and administrative positions on campus, including including Director of Admissions at the School of Optometry, and Writing Program Coordinator at the Student Learning Center.... More >
Catastrophic Fires, Colonialism, and Indigenous Landscape Practices: The Relevancy of Archaeology in Rethinking the Stewardship of Public Lands in California
Lecture | November 7 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Hillside Club
In this lecture, Kent Lightfoot outlines the historical roots of the fire crisis in California and discusses the role that archaeology can play in rethinking our current stewardship of public lands.
$10 per person, paid at the door
Lecture | November 7 | 7-9:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall
Burkhard Militzer, UC Berkeley
Join us on November 7th for the LAST Astro Night of 2019! Berkeley Professor Burkhard Militzer will talk about the planets of our solar system, including how Saturn became the "Lord of the Rings".
Come to Campbell Hall on the UC Berkeley campus for a FREE night of astronomy and stargazing on the roof with our fleet of telescopes.
AIA Lecture - The Actions and Meanings of Visible and Hidden Spaces at Formative Chiripa, in the Lake Titicaca Basin, Boliva
Lecture | November 7 | 8 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Christine Hastorf, Department of Anthropology
San Francisco Society, Archaeological Institute of America
On Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power with Curator Mark Godfrey, Tate Modern: in conversation with Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle
Lecture | November 8 | 4-6 p.m. | David Brower Center
Mark Godfrey, Senior Curator of International Art, Tate Modern, UK
On Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
Curator Mark Godfrey, Tate Modern, in conversation with Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle
Friday, November 8, 2019
4:00-6:00pm (reception to follow)
David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Downtown Berkeley
Co-sponsored by The Arts Research Center and the Department of Art Practice, this lecture is free and open to the public.
Free and open to the public. Seating first come, first served; doors open at 3:30pm.
Lecture | November 8 | 4-6 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 341 (SSEAS Library)
Kannan Muthukrishnan, Researcher, French Institute of Pondicherry
A talk by Mr. Kannan Muthukrishnan, a scholar of modern Tamil literature at the French Institute of Pondicherry
Shahidul Alam | The Challenge of being a Journalist in Bangladesh Today: The Chowdhury Center Distinguished Lecture for 2019
Lecture | November 9 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Shahidul Alam, Photographer, writer, human rights activist, and Time magazine’s 2018 Person of the Year
Geeta Anand, Acting Professor of Reporting, UC Berkeley School of Journalism
The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies, The South Asia Art Initiative at UC Berkeley, Department of History of Art, Blum Center for Developing Economies, Master of Development Practice, Department of Art Practice, Graduate School of Journalism, Human Rights Center
A lecture by Time magazines 2018 Person of the Year, photographer, writer, and human rights activist Shahidul Alam.