<< Week of March 21 >>

Sunday, March 15, 2020

College Admissions Essays: The Role of the Counselor

Lecture | March 15 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 207 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 Elizabeth Stone, Ph.D., author of the The Better College Essay: Fitting In and Standing Out (Wintergreen Orchard House)

 Meredith J. Charlson, Director of Writing at Campanile College Counseling, Inc.

 UC Berkeley Extension

College admission essays are critical components of college applications for moderately and highly selective colleges, and are thus extraordinarily stressful for high school students to tackle. This hands-on workshop supports teachers, counselors, and other educational professionals in guiding students with college admission essays.

Participants will be introduced to instructor Dr. Elizabeth...   More >

$35

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Monday, March 16, 2020

#MeFirst: Undemocratic Hedonism

Lecture | March 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, MATRIX/820

 Joseph Fischel, Associate Professor, Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Yale University

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Joseph Fischel is a theorist of social and sexual justice. His research on the regulation of sex, gender, and sexuality is informed by normative political theory, queer studies, and critical race and feminist legal theory.

Violent Borderlands. The EU Border Regime in Global Comparative Approach

Lecture | March 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Estela Schindel, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)

 Institute of European Studies

Border scholars have called attention to the role of geographical, topographical, environmental and material entanglements of border regimes. These imbrications play an increasingly important role in border securitization, as migration routes become longer, more dangerous, and potentially lethal. Research about the US-Mexican border has put forward the mobilization of non-human actors like...   More >

Expanded Internet Art

Lecture | March 16 | 12:30-2 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 340 (BCNM Commons)

 Ceci Moss

 Berkeley Center for New Media

In this talk, author Dr. Ceci Moss discusses her new book “Expanded Internet Art: Twenty-First-Century Artistic Practice and the Informational Milieu” (New York: Bloomsbury, 2019). The publication is the first comprehensive art historical study of “expanded” internet art practices. Charting the rise of a multidisciplinary approach to online artistic practice in the past decade, the text discusses...   More >

Danez Smith + Patricia Smith | Readings + Conversation

Lecture | March 16 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Danez Smith, http://www.danezsmithpoet.com/bio-encore; Patricia Smith

 Arts Research Center

Danez Smith + Patricia Smith | Readings + Conversation
Monday, March 16, 2020
Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater
6:30 – 8:00pm Readings + Conversation
8:00 – 8:30pm Book signing

Join us for an evening of fierce readings and conversation with internationally acclaimed poets Danez Smith and Patricia Smith.

 Free and open to the public; seating first-come first-served until capacity reached.

Danez Smith + Patricia Smith

ARCHITECTURE LECTURE: WANDA KATJA LIEBERMANN

Lecture | March 16 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

MON, MAR 16, 6:30pm. Join us for a talk about design and disability in Berkeley, from its local roots to new practices. Sponsored by Professor Emeritus Raymond Lifchez. Open to all!

Danez Smith and Patricia Smith

Lecture | March 16 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Danez Smith; Patricia Smith

 Arts + Design, Arts Research Center

Presented as part of the Poetry and the Senses program at UC Berkeley’s Arts Research Center, in partnership with Engaging the Senses Foundation.

Danez Smith, Poet, Writer, Performer
Patricia Smith, Poet, Author

Join us for an evening of fierce readings and conversation with renowned poets Danez Smith and Patricia Smith. The author of Don’t Call Us Dead, Danez Smith is a black, queer, poz...   More >

Danez Smith and Patricia Smith

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The Polarization in Trust for American Institutions since 1970

Lecture | March 17 | 12-1 p.m. | Moses Hall, Library

 Henry Brady, Dean, Goldman School for Public Policy; Brad Kent

 Institute of Governmental Studies

The well-known polarization of American politics in the past fifty years has led to
polarization in evaluations of basic knowledge producing institutions, including higher education, science, and journalism, so that they are now trusted more by Democrats than by Republicans. Similarly there is polarization in evaluations of basic rules and values institutions such as the police, the military,...   More >

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Atlas of (Remote) Islands and Sea Level Rise

Lecture | March 17 | 12-1 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), room 206

 Christina Gerhardt, Associate Professor of Environmental Humanities, Film and German Studies at the University of Hawaii and Senior Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley

 UC Berkeley Extension

Low-lying island nations face particular risk from climate change and the accompanying sea level rise. Yet, they are often over looked in discussions of at-risk areas around the globe.

In "Let Them Drown," the 2016 London Edward W. Said lecture, Naomi Klein called attention, as Rob Nixon's Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor had done, to the nexus of climate change, (colonial)...   More >

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European Disintegration? The Politics of Crisis in the European Union

Lecture | March 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Douglas Webber

 Institute of European Studies

The Eurozone, Ukraine, refugees and Brexit – the European Union has had to confront and manage several major crises during the last decade. However, the outcomes of these crises in respect of political integration have been divergent. The Eurozone has become politically more closely integrated. The Ukraine crisis has not produced any significant effect one way or the other. In contrast, the...   More >

Douglas Webber

Latin American Indigenous Spirituality and Cultural Concepts of Distress

Lecture | March 17 | 12-1 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Commons, 116

 Dr. Alejandra Acuna, California State University, Northridge

 Social Welfare, School of

Cultural Concepts of Distress and Curanderismo

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5 lists cultural concepts of distress from Latin America such as susto, ataque de nervios, and nervios. These concepts and the Mexican American folk healing system, Curanderismo, will be presented with recommendations for social work research and clinical practice.

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BIDS Data Science Research Seminar: Integrated Intelligent Imaging: AI Applied Biomedical Imaging from Acquisition to Interpretation

Lecture | March 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Sharmila Majumdar, Vice Chair for Research, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, UCSF

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Full details available on the BIDS website:
https://bids.berkeley.edu/events/integrated-intelligent-imaging

Speaking Science to Power: Advising U.S. Presidents about Science and Environment: Charles M. and Martha Hitchcock Lectures by John P. Holdren

Lecture | March 17 | 4:10-5:45 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 John P. Holdren, Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

 Graduate Division

John Holdren was a professor at UCB for more than two decades and is prof emeritus now. He has served several US presidents in roles on environmental policy. The departments of ERG and some of the sciences will be engaged during his week on campus. Please include on UCB front webpage events and critic's choice.

Mahesh Srinivasan | The Development of Reasoning about Religious Norms: Insights from Hindu and Muslim children in India

Lecture | March 17 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Mahesh Srinivasan, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology; member, Cognitive Science Faculty, University of California, Berkeley

 Robert Goldman, Professor of Sanskrit and Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South & Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

A talk by UC Berkeley psychologist, Prof. Mahesh Srinivasan.

The 2019-2020 Leslie Scalapino Lecture in Innovative Poetics - Eugene Ostashevsky: Translingualism: A Poetics between Cultures, Nations, and Languages

Lecture | March 17 | 7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room 315 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English

The 2019-2020 Leslie Scalapino Lecture in Innovative Poetics with speaker Eugene Ostashevsky presenting work titled "Translingualism: A Poetics between Cultures, Nations, and Languages"

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

NASA Berkeley Aviation Data Science Seminar

Lecture | January 22 – May 6, 2020 every Wednesday | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science, UAM@Berkeley, Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies

Find more information on the BIDS Events list: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

The Signum Vortumni Project: Excavations at the Horrea Agrippiana in the Roman Forum (2016-2019)

Lecture | March 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Matthew J. Mandich, Field School Director, The International Society for Archaeology, Art and Architecture of Rome

 Archaeological Research Facility

In 2016, the International Society for the Archaeology, Art and Architecture of Rome (ISAR) was granted an official excavation concession by the Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali (MiBAC) for the Signum Vortumni Project. The aim of this project is to uncover and reconstruct the pre-Imperial topography of this important area in the monumental center.

Atlas of (Remote) Islands and Sea Level Rise

Lecture | March 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Christina Gerhardt

 Institute of European Studies

In "Let Them Drown," the 2016 London Edward W. Said lecture, Naomi Klein called attention, as Rob Nixon's "Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor" had done, to the nexus of climate change, (colonial) racism and poverty. But she shifted the spotlight onto the oft-overlooked low-lying island nations. Their current day situation is dire. In her new book project, "Atlas of (Remote)...   More >

Christina Gerhardt

The EU Foreign and Trade Policy Facing China’s Emergence and the Asia-Pacific Region: Achievements, Political Implications and Challenges

Lecture | March 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Mario Telò, Université Libre de Bruxelles

 Institute of European Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

The new global context, characterized by the emergence of new powers, notably China, the WTO-DDR deadlock, trade wars, and political unpredictability, forced the EU to adjust its external relations, and trade policy dimension. In his lecture, Mario Telò will address various questions in this context: Which are the institutional backgrounds, main features, achievements, and perspectives of the new...   More >

CEE Leadership Seminar Series - Human Engineering: To Lead, Influence and Inspire!

Lecture | March 18 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Ashraf Habibullah, CSI

 Computers & Structures, Inc.

Where can your CEE degree take you? Hear from alumnus Ashraf Habibullah as he reflects on pivotal moments in his career and best practices for new graduates!

Ashraf is a structural engineer and is President/CEO of Computers & Structures, Inc. (CSI). Today, CSI is recognized globally as the pioneering leader in the development of software tools for structural and earthquake engineering. The...   More >

 Priority will be given to CEE MS students, but all are welcome based on space availability.

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Ashraf Habibullah, President/CEO of CSI

Rapid Climate Change is Transforming the Arctic: Why Everybody Should Care: Charles M. and Martha Hitchcock Lectures by John P. Holdren

Lecture | March 18 | 4:10-5:45 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 John P. Holdren, Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

 Graduate Division

John Holdren was a professor at UCB for more than two decades and is prof emeritus now. He has served several US presidents in roles on environmental policy. The departments of ERG and some of the sciences will be engaged during his week on campus. Please include on UCB front webpage events and critic's choice.

Parmenides and the Limits of Grammar

Lecture | March 18 | 5-6:30 p.m. | TBD UC Berkeley Campus

 André Laks, Paris-Sorbonne/Universidad Panamericana

 Department of Rhetoric, Working Group in Ancient Philosophy

Nomadic Identity: The Development of a Multiethnic Empire in Mongolia

Lecture | March 18 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Christine Lee, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, California State University, Los Angeles

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies, Mongolia Initiative

The nomadic states in Mongolia developed their own definitions of ethnicity and citizenship independently from the settled populations of China. Here, nomads and agriculturalists have lived in the same communities for thousands of years. While the ruling nobility was one specific ethnicity, there was not a clear hierarchy of ethnicities. Mongolia has experienced the migration and incorporation of...   More >

Joyce Carol Oates: In Conversation on the Art of Writing

Lecture | March 18 | 5 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Reading Room

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Joyce Carol Oates, author of over seventy works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, is the Roger S. Berlind ’52 Professor Emerita of the Humanities at Princeton University and has taught as a visiting professor of English at UC Berkeley. She is a recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the Carl Sandburg Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the Jerusalem Prize.

The author’s oeuvre confronts...   More >

 Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Panel Discussion: Diverse Perspectives on Conservation Action in California

Lecture | March 18 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Featuring:
Dan Gluesenkamp, Executive Director, California Native Plant Society
Heath Bartosh, Co-Founder and Senior Botanist, Nomad Ecology
Bart O'Brien, Director, Regional Parks Botanic Garden
Holly Forbes, Curator, UC Botanical Garden
Following these four presentations a panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Vanessa Handley, Director of Collections and Research at the UC Botanical...   More >

Free; registration required; donations to support the Garden's Conservation work welcome

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

LAEP Lecture Series - Plural: Respect + Delight

Lecture | March 18 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Wed, March 18, 6:30PM - The friendship of Plural was founded on mutual respect and an appreciation of each other’s design approaches, values, and commitment to building great places. After seven years of collaborating at CMG Landscape Architecture, we cam

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Food Justice and Belonging: A Demonstration and Conversation

Lecture | March 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Bryant Terry

 Arts + Design

Bryant Terry, Chef, Educator, Author

Join us for a presentation by Bryant Terry, a James Beard Award–winning chef, educator, and author renowned for his activism to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system. Terry is the author of the acclaimed books Vegetable Kingdom, Afro-Vegan, and Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine. Since 2015 he has been...   More >

Bancroft Library Roundtable: More Than a Centennial Celebration: California Women and the Vote

Lecture | March 19 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis Latimer Room

 Lee Anne Titangos, Information and Instruction Specialist, The Bancroft Library

 Bancroft Library

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. However, Californians can be proud that within the Golden State, woman suffrage was achieved nine years earlier. This talk, richly illustrated with campaign ephemera from the Bancroft collections, will explore the hard-won victory of 1911.

 The Lewis-Latimer Room has a maximum capacity of 28 people. The doors will be shut and no more attendees may enter once the room is at capacity.

A Strategic Agenda for the European Union for the 2020s

Lecture | March 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Daniel Gros

 Institute of European Studies, European Union Center

The last decade was dominated by crisis, forcing the EU institutions into a fire-fighting mode. With the ‘poly crisis’ overcome, it is time to reflect on a strategy for the next decade on both the internal and external side.
Economic policy should avoid the rear mirror view, trying to fight the past crisis. The coming decade is more likely to be dominated by demographic trends. Infrastructure...   More >

Daniel Gros

Patrick Flores | When Commitments Confuse: Writing and Curating (Around) Art History

Lecture | March 19 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Patrick D. Flores, Professor of Art Studies at the Department of Art Studies at the University of the Philippines; Curator of the Vargas Museum in Manila

 Atreyee Gupta, Assistant Professor of Global Modern Art and South and Southeast Asian Art, History of Art Department

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, South Asia Art Initiative, Department of History of Art, Center for Southeast Asia Studies, The Filipino & Philippine Studies Working Group at the Townsend Center for the Humanities

A talk by the eminent Manila-based academic, curator, and art historian, Patrick D. Flores.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Human Factors in Intelligent Vehicles- Impact of Automated Vehicles on Road Users and Safety

Lecture | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Christina Olaverri, Johannes Kepler University, Linz

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Johannes Kepler University, Linz's Christina Olaverri will present Human Factors in Intelligent Vehicles- Impact of Automated Vehicles on Road Users and Safety at 4 p.m. at the ITS Transportation Seminar March 20, 2020 in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Science Lecture - The Power and beauty of geometry and symmetry

Lecture | March 21 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Prof. Carlo H. Séquin, EECS Computer Science Division

 Science@Cal

In this talk, we will leave the world of natural objects and look at the science of man-made artifacts and systems. Prof. Séquin will introduce the notion of “mathematical seeing” and clarify the concept of “symmetry,” and will discuss regular polyhedra, like the Platonic solids, including a glimpse into the 4th dimension. The presentation will conclude with a description of some abstract...   More >

Tetra-Tangle of Four Bow-Tie Links: Carlo H. Séquin