Upcoming Events

Friday, February 14, 2020

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

CITRIS Research Exchange - Maggi Kelly

Seminar | February 19 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Mapping for Impact in a Changing California

About the Talk:

Many of the natural resource challenges we face today around food, water, equity, energy, invasive species, fire, climate change, biodiversity – are complex problems that impact diverse public groups across multiple scales - and they require a spatial approach to make an impact.

 

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Jill Lepore, Una's Lecture: The End of Knowledge: From Facts to Data

Lecture | February 19 | 5 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and a staff writer at the New Yorker.

Syria’s Fraught Balance: Movement, Politics, and Dabke Performance: With Shayna Silverstein, followed by a conversation with Deena Chalabi

Lecture | February 19 | 5-7 p.m. | Dwinelle Annex, Room 126

 Shayna Silverstein

 Arts Research Center

Syria’s Fraught Balance: Movement, Politics, and Dabke Performance
With Shayna Silverstein, followed by a conversation with Deena Chalabi
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | 5:00-7:00pm
Dwinelle Annex, Room 126, UC Berkeley

Co-sponsored by Arts Research Center, the Music Department, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies Department

 Event held in Dwinelle Annex on the UC Berkeley campus. Seating first-come, first served until capacity is reached.

Shayna Silverstein

Friday, February 21, 2020

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Benefit Performances of Our Monologues 2020: Phases of Healing: Many Moons

Special Event | February 22 | 7 p.m. |  Wheeler Auditorium

 Gender Equity Resource Center, V-Day at Berkeley (Our Monologues)

Welcome to the 2020 benefit production of Our Monologues — Phases of Healing: Many Moons. Doors open at 6pm.

 $12-16 sliding scale - OurMons table on Upper Sproul Plaza, $12 + online fee online

 Tickets also sold at OurMons table on Upper Sproul Plaza M-F. Tickets go on sale February 7. Buy tickets online

Monday, February 24, 2020

Gašper Beguš

Colloquium | February 24 | 3-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of Linguistics

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Isabel Allende: A Long Petal of the Sea: In conversation with Adam Hochschild

Lecture | February 25 |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Center for Latin American Studies

In the late 1930s, Spain’s civil war impelled thousands of refugees to flee their homes seeking a safer life. Isabel Allende’s latest book, A Long Petal of the Sea, follows a pregnant young widow who finds her life intertwined with an army doctor who is the brother of her deceased love. In order to survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them desires. Isabel Allende will speak in...   More >

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

CITRIS Research Exchange - Jen Schradie

Seminar | February 26 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

The Revolution That Wasn’t: How Digital Activism Favors Conservatives

About the Talk:

The internet has been hailed as a leveling force that is reshaping activism. From the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street to Black Lives Matter and #MeToo, digital activism seemed cheap, fast, and open to all. Now this celebratory narrative finds itself competing with an increasingly sinister story as...   More >

 

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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Benefit Performances of Our Monologues 2020: Phases of Healing: Many Moons

Special Event | February 29 | 7 p.m. |  Wheeler Auditorium

 Gender Equity Resource Center, V-Day at Berkeley (Our Monologues)

Welcome to the 2020 benefit production of Our Monologues — Phases of Healing: Many Moons. Doors open at 6pm.

 $12-16 sliding scale - OurMons table on Upper Sproul Plaza, $12 + online fee online

 Tickets also sold at OurMons table on Upper Sproul Plaza M-F. Tickets go on sale February 7. Buy tickets online

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Benefit Performances of Our Monologues 2020: Phases of Healing: Many Moons

Special Event | March 1 | 7 p.m. |  Wheeler Auditorium

 Gender Equity Resource Center, V-Day at Berkeley (Our Monologues)

Welcome to the 2020 benefit production of Our Monologues — Phases of Healing: Many Moons. Doors open at 6pm.

 $12-16 sliding scale - OurMons table on Upper Sproul Plaza, $12 + online fee online

 Tickets also sold at OurMons table on Upper Sproul Plaza M-F. Tickets go on sale February 7. Buy tickets online

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

CITRIS Research Exchange - Grace Gu

Seminar | March 4 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

CITRIS Research Exchange with Grace Gu
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley

About CITRIS Research Exchange:

Launched in 2008, CITRIS Research Exchange delivers fresh perspectives on information technology and society from distinguished academic, industry, and civic leaders. CITRIS Research Exchange is free and open to the public. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12 pm...   More >

 

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2020 RISE! Celebrating Women, Community Love and Leadership: 6th Annual Event

Special Event | March 4 | 5-7 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.) | Note change in time

 Gender Equity Resource Center

RISE! Celebrating Women*, Community Love and Leadership

*We welcome all who experience life through the lens of woman in body, spirit, identity - past, present, future, and fluid.

 

  RSVP online by March 4.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Opacities: Trans Visual Cultures with Tourmaline + Chris Vargas: In conversation with Eric Stanley

Lecture | March 5 | 5-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Tourmaline; Chris Vargas

 Arts Research Center

Opacities: Trans Visual Cultures with Tourmaline + Chris Vargas
In conversation with Eric Stanley
Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 5:00-7:00pm
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley

This conversation will engage Tourmaline and...   More >

 Seating first-come first-served until capacity reached

Tourmaline

Friday, March 13, 2020

18th Spring Workshop on Theory and Method in Linguistic Reconstruction

Conference/Symposium | March 13 – 15, 2020 every day | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of Linguistics

On Friday, March 13, the workshop will take place in 3335 Dwinelle; on Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15, the workshop will take place in 2063 VLSB.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

18th Spring Workshop on Theory and Method in Linguistic Reconstruction

Conference/Symposium | March 13 – 15, 2020 every day | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of Linguistics

On Friday, March 13, the workshop will take place in 3335 Dwinelle; on Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15, the workshop will take place in 2063 VLSB.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

18th Spring Workshop on Theory and Method in Linguistic Reconstruction

Conference/Symposium | March 13 – 15, 2020 every day | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of Linguistics

On Friday, March 13, the workshop will take place in 3335 Dwinelle; on Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15, the workshop will take place in 2063 VLSB.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Proper Measurement of Linguistic Complexity (and why it matters)

Colloquium | March 16 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Johanna Nichols, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Linguistics

This paper addresses what I see as gaps in cross-linguistic work on
complexity:
• A measure of the full linguistic complexity of a language is
generally held to be unattainable at least with current resources, yet
cross-linguistic comparisons require some assurance of reasonably
comprehensive coverage.
• The kind of complexity that is favored by certain sociolinguistic
factors is not what...   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

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

CITRIS Research Exchange - Sarah Kurtz

Seminar | March 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Creating Positive Feedback Loops to Accelerate the Energy Transition


About the Talk

Photovoltaic solar electricity has grown much faster than was expected. Continuation of the historical growth rate would enable solar to generate as much electricity as the entire world uses by ~ 2030. California, in particular, has taken a leading role; 19% of electricity generated in 2018 in the state of...   More >

 

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Monday, March 30, 2020

Kristen Syrett

Colloquium | March 30 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Kristen Syrett, Rutgers University

 Department of Linguistics

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

CITRIS Research Exchange - Karina Edmonds

Seminar | April 1 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Karina Edmonds, Google

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

CITRIS Research Exchange with Karina Edmonds
Google Cloud AI University Lead, Google


About CITRIS Research Exchange:

Launched in 2008, CITRIS Research Exchange delivers fresh perspectives on information technology and society from distinguished academic, industry, and civic leaders. CITRIS Research Exchange is free and open to the public. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12 pm and is...   More >

 

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Monday, April 13, 2020

Zenzi Griffin

Colloquium | April 13 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Zenzi Griffin, University of Texas, Austin

 Department of Linguistics

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Social Engineer: The Artist as Bridge Builder | With Cannupa Hanska Luger: In conversation with Shari Huhndorf

Lecture | April 16 | 12-2 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Cannupa Hanska Lugar

 Arts Research Center

Social Engineer: The Artist as Bridge Builder
With Cannupa Hanska Luger
In conversation with Shari Huhndorf
Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 12:00-2:00pm
Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

Join the Arts Research Center for a lecture and conversation with renowned performance, installation, and political action artist Cannupa Hanska Luger.

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

Cannupa Hanska Luger (photo by Marco Pavan)

TDPS presents The New Play Reading Series | A Subtlety: The Sugar Play by Adrianna Mitchell and Akilah Walker

Performing Arts - Theater | April 16 | 4-6 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall, Room 7 | Note change in date, time, and location

 Adrianna Mitchell and Akilah Walker

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

A sugar refinery in Brooklyn is scheduled to be demolished. It houses Kara Walker's "Marvelous Sugar Baby," a voluptuous Mammy-Sphinx sculpture made entirely of (you guessed it)... sugar. Two black women, eager to unravel sugar's not-so-sweet history, visit the Marvelous Sugar Baby for some answers, but the magical fever dream that ensues is beyond anything they could ever imagine.   More >

Adrianna Mitchell & Akilah Walker

Monday, April 20, 2020

David Goldstein

Colloquium | April 20 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 David Goldstein, University of California, Los Angeles

 Department of Linguistics

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Joy Harjo | Reading by U.S. Poet Laureate: In conversation with Beth Piatote

Reading - Literary | April 22 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Joy Harjo, https://www.joyharjo.com/

 Arts Research Center, Engaging the Senses Foundation

Joy Harjo, Reading by U.S. Poet Laureate
In conversation with Beth Piatote
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
5:30 – 7:00pm Reading + Conversation
7:00 – 7:30pm Book Signing + Reception
David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Join the Arts Research Center for an evening of reading and conversation with the 23rd U.S. Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo.

 Tickets required, distributed through the Arts Research Center. Available free on Eventbrite a week prior to the event (on Monday, April 13). Please visit our website at arts.berkeley.edu for more information as the date approaches. Please note: The Browe

 $0 Available on Eventbrite 4/13/20, visit arts.berkeley.edu for more info

  Tickets go on sale April 13.

Joy Harjo (photo by Paul Abdoo)

Monday, April 27, 2020

Juliet Stanton

Colloquium | April 27 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Juliet Stanton, New York University

 Department of Linguistics