Lecture | January 27 | 3-5 p.m. | Goldman School of Public Policy, Living Room
Robert Frank, Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management, Cornell University
Dan Kammen, Professor, Director of Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL), Professor in the Energy and Resources Group Energy and Resources Group (ERG), Professor of Public Policy Goldman School of Public Policy
Robert Frank will visit the Goldman School of Public Policy on Monday, Jan. 27, from 3-5 pm in the Living Room to discuss his upcoming book, Under the Influence.
After more than three decades, the public is finally beginning to grasp what a serious threat global warming poses. Whats missing from the climate conversation now is a plausible narrative about how we might parry this threat.... More >
Lecture | January 27 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
The first lecture in the Spring 2020 Slavic Graduate Colloquium Series.
"Imported" Feminism and "Indigenous" Queerness: From Backlash to Transphobic Feminism in Transnational Japanese Context (Lecture)
Lecture | January 27 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220
Akiko Shimizu, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
As is often the case with many countries in the rest, womens and/or feminist movements in Japan have often been criticized for uncritically importing and transplanting ideas from the West that have no relevance to, and are sometimes even incompatible with, the local indigenous tradition, culture and society of whatever those critics imagine as Japan. Curiously enough, Japan has also... More >
Javier Mejia Cubillos: Social Interactions and Contract Enforcement in the Postcolonial Arab World; Evidence from the Industrial Elite of Morocco, 1956-1982
Lecture | January 28 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
This paper studies the role of social interactions in the business-elite activity of the postcolonial Arab world. We use mixed methods to exploit an exceptional set of interviews with members of the industrial elite of Morocco during the import-substituting-industrialization period. We find that the high risk of contractual breach characterized the business environment. In this context, business... More >
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Lecture | January 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
On July 31, 1940, African American World War I veteran Pearl Royal Hendrickson shot and killed a Federal Marshall sent to evict him from his home in the foothills overlooking Boise, Idaho. This action precipitated a standoff between Hendrickson and dozens of law enforcement officers from across Idaho.
Lecture | January 29 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens
In her response to surrealist painter Leonora Carringtons feminist novella, The Hearing Trumpet, Anne Walsh uses a variety of media to cast herself as an apprentice crone who studies and rehearses the trauma of old age.
Lecture | January 29 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Davis Hall, 406 Davis Hall
Rajendram (Arul) Arulnathan, Associate Vice President, AECOM
UC Berkeley Geoengineering Society
A confidential client proposes to develop the Near Surface Disposal Facility (NSDF) to establish a safe, local, and permanent means for the disposal of low-level radioactive waste and mixed waste at one of its sites. The NSDF is being designed, licensed, and built as an engineered containment mound (ECM). The ECM will have an operational life of 50 years and a total waste capacity of 1,000,000... More >
Lecture | January 29 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Freight & Salvage
2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
Jane Wellman, Senior Advisor, College Futures Foundation; Brian Murphy, Associate (President Emeritas), UC Berkeley Center for Studies in Higher Education
Hear from experts in the field Jane Wellman and Brian Murphy as they discuss the many contributing factors behind the past thirty years trends in higher education finance and the rise of student debt. They'll highlight some of the institutional and political interests behind the rise in indebtedness, the (so far) inadequate responses to the crisis, and whether real solutions are possible.
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FREE to OLLI @Berkeley members, UC faculty, staff and students. $10/general admission. No RSVP required. All welcome!
Lecture | January 29 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
WED, JAN 29, 6:30pm. Join us for a talk with the designer of the National September 11 Memorial in New York and the Emanuel Nine Memorial in Charleston. Open to all!
Lecture | January 29 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Sato Moughalian, Author
The brilliant blue-green glazes of Jerusalems Armenian pottery have become a distinctive feature of the Holy City, but the origins of this iconic art spring from the historic ceramics center of Kütahya, in todays northwest Turkey, and are entwined with the genocide and deportation of Ottoman Armenians during the First World War. Ms. Moughalians illustrated talk will trace the historic... More >
Lecture | January 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Jeff Chang, Author, Vice President, Race Forward
Jeff Chang gives a talk related to his latest book, We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation. Published in 2016, it was named the Northern California Nonfiction Book of the Year, and the Washington Post declared it the smartest book of the year.
Jeff Chang is vice president for narrative, arts and culture at Race Forward. His books... More >
Lecture | January 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Inka-Kristiina Hanhivaara, Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology at Sofia University in Palo Alto; Mervi Pänkäläinen, Founder and CEO of Mightifier, Mightifier
The OECD published the latest PISA results in December 2019 on students academic performance and well-being. Only two-thirds of students were satisfied with their lives, a share that shrank by five points from 2015 to 2018. Almost a quarter of students reported being bullied at least a few times a month and
Lecture | January 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
Between 1923 and 1930, feminists in Eastern Europe sought to build a regional network of women activists through the Little Entente of Women (LEW). Initially presided over by the Romanian conservative nationalist Alexandrina Cantacuzino, the group encompassed socialists, peasantists, liberals, and many stripes of nationalism. This paper examines Cantacuzinos motivations and choices as leader, as... More >
CANCELLED: Policies to Respond to the Next Influenza Pandemic: The 14th Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Lecture in Health Policy
Lecture | January 30 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll/Bechtel Room
Tim Uyeki (MD, MPP, MPH), CDC
This event has been cancelled due to the emerging coronavirus situation.
Lecture | January 30 | 6-8 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), Room 505
Geoffrey Sargent, Ph.D., CEO, Chair, GeneTether; Kevin Doxzen, Ph.D., Science Communications Specialist, Innovative Genomics Institute
Genome editing is adapting and evolving rapidly. Learn about the science behind the CRISPR technology and its real world applications.
About this Event
The impact of genome editing on technology, science and entrepreneurship is profound and promises to alter the way we address medical and agricultural problems.
At this event, designed for a general audience and anyone interested in... More >
FREE. Register online
Lecture | January 31 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Abhishek Dubey, Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University's Abhishek Dubey will present Building Principled Decision Procedures for Urban Transit and Emergency Response Services at the ITS Transportation Seminar Jan. 31, 2020 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Lecture | January 31 | 4:10-6 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall
Wolfgang Mann, Columbia University
Lecture | February 1 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | 609 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)
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
Lecture | February 1 | 10-11:30 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
The History of Botanical Art recounts the colorful history of this timeless art form dating back to 1500 BC up to the present. The lecture will focus on several noted artists and their work as well as several important florilegia - collections of botanical paintings depicting the plants growing in a particular garden or collected
during a voyage of exploration.
Catherine Watters is a... More >
$15 Adult / $10 Adult Member
Register online or by calling 510-664-7606