Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Performativity of Land Acknowledgments and Settler Whiteness

Colloquium | February 19 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room | Note change in location

 Dr. Selena Couture, University of Alberta

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN)), Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies, Native American Studies, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Dr. Couture's talk will discuss the increasingly frequent practice of Indigenous land acknowledgments in Canadian society and what implications this might have for local practices in the Bay Area. Through an engagement with methods and theoretical understandings from the field of performance studies, she examines when and how land acknowledgments can be decolonizing and when they can contribute...   More >

The Return to Form: a panel on Caroline Levine's FORMS: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network (Princeton UP, 2015)

Panel Discussion | February 19 | 5 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Carol Levine, David and Kathleen Ryan Professor of Humanities, Cornell English

 Department of English

Is literary criticism undergoing a "return to form," and can that be understood as something other than a retreat? Can close reading be deployed to analyze more than literary works of art, can its scope be broadened to include the analysis of sociopolitical experience? Were that so, could literary criticism intervene in and alter arrangements of power?

In Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy,...   More >

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Investigations into the neuropsychology of face perception

Colloquium | February 20 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Brad Duchaine, Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

I'll discuss two topics in my presentation. First, I'll provide an overview of previous studies examining the cognitive and neural basis of developmental prosopagnosia (DP), and then I'll discuss a recent fMRI study from my lab that assessed 26 category-selective areas in a relatively large sample of DPs. Our results revealed that face selectivity was reduced across the face network in the DPs...   More >

Algorithmic Pirogov-Sinai theory

Seminar | February 20 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Will Perkins, University of Illinois at Chicago

 Department of Statistics

What is the connection between a phase transition in a statistical physics model and the computational complexity of sampling from the given model? In the setting of the hard-core and Potts models on lattices, it is known that in the phase coexistence regime the Glauber dynamics mix slowly. Using some of the same tools used to prove slow mixing (the cluster expansion and Pirogov-Sinai theory), we...   More >

Bowen Lectures: Lecture 2: On the birational classification of algebraic varieties

Lecture | February 20 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Christopher Hacon, University of Utah

 Department of Mathematics

Algebraic varieties are geometric objects defined by polynomial equations. The minimal model program (MMP) is an ambitious program that aims to classify algebraic varieties. According to the MMP, there are 3 building blocks: Fano varieties, Calabi-Yau varieties and varieties of general type which are higher dimensional analogs of Riemann Surfaces of genus 0,1 or at least 2 respectively. In this...   More >

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Anti-Black State Violence Across the Americas: Power and Struggle in Brazil and the United States

Conference/Symposium | February 21 – 22, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center (#220)

 Ericka Huggins; Asha Rosa Ransby-Sporn, National Organizing Co-Chair, BYP 100; Tina Sacks, Assistant Professor, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

 Tianna Paschel, Assistant Professor, Department of African American Studies, UC Berkeley

 Leigh Raiford, Associate Professor, Department of African American Studies, UC Berkeley

 Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Office of the Dean of Social Sciences, Antonio Gramsci Fund, Center for Latin American Studies, Global Black Feminisms Project, Department of Sociology, Graduate School of Education, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for the Study of Law and Society, Latinx Research Center, Diversity and Democracy Cluster (HIFIS), Institute of Governmental Studies, Institute of International Studies, Center for Research on Social Change, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of Geography, Department of African American Studies, Center for Race and Gender, American Cultures

Over several days, scholars, scholar-activists, and organizers will discuss the intersecting challenges of addressing anti-black state violence through workshops on topics including: policing and democracy; historical foundations of Black struggle; wellness and healing; sustainability and social movements; cultural media production; education in today’s socio-cultural contexts...   More >

 $0 Donation

  Registration opens January 15. Register  by February 19.

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: The Macro Impact of Short-Termism

Seminar | February 21 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Stephen Terry, Boston University

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Global Entanglements of a Man Who Never Traveled: A Seventeenth-Century Chinese Christian and His Conflicted Worlds

Colloquium | February 21 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Dominic Sachsenmaier, Professor of Modern China with a Special Emphasis on Global Historical Perspectives, Göttingen University

 Li Ka-Shing Foundation Program in Modern Chinese History at Berkeley, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Dominic Sachsenmaier will present his recently published book, Global Entanglements of a Man Who Never Traveled (Columbia University Press, 2018), which explores the mid-seventeenth-century world and the worldwide flows of ideas through the lens of a Chinese Christian convert, Zhu Zongyuan. Born into a low-level literati family in the port city of Ningbo, Zhu likely never left his home province....   More >

TDPS Speaker Series | Knowing Through Moving: 50 Years of the Dance Program

Panel Discussion | February 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 44B Dwinelle Hall

 Marni Thomas Wood, Professor Emerita of Dance, UC Berkeley; Joe Goode, Professor of Dance, UC Berkeley; Wendy Rogers, Professor Emerita of Dance, UC Riverside

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Prior to the opening of Berkeley Dance Project 2019, join TDPS for a panel discussion about the dance program's 50-year history at UC Berkeley.

 

Mathematics Department Colloquium/Bowen Lectures: Lecture 3: Birational geometry in characteristic $p >0$

Colloquium | February 21 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Christopher Hacon, University of Utah

 Department of Mathematics

After recent spectacular progress in the classification of varieties over an algebraic closed field of characteristic 0 (e.g. the solution set of a system of polynomial equations defined by $p_1,...,p_r$ in $C[x_1,...,x_n]$) it is natural to try and understand the geometry of varieties defined over an algebraically closed field of characteristic $p >0$. Many technical difficulties arise in this...   More >

Future Reading: What Is Anglophone Fiction in the 21st Century?

Lecture | February 21 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Rebecca L. Walkowitz, Professor and Chair, Department of English, Rutgers English

 Grace Lavery, Assistant Professor, Berkeley English

 Colleen Lye, Associate Professor, Berkeley English

 Harsha Ram, Associate Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures

 Department of English, Townsend Center for the Humanities, John F Hotchkis Chair in English

Editing The Code Of Life: The Future Of Genome Editing

Lecture | February 21 | 5-6:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Dr. Jennifer Doudna

 Institute of International Studies

Our technological capacity to make changes to genomic data has expanded exponentially since the 2012 discovery of CRISPR-Cas9 as an RNA-programmable genome editing tool. Over the past seven years, this genome editing platform has been used to revolutionize research, develop new agricultural crops, and even promises to cure genetic diseases. However, ethical and societal concerns abound, requiring...   More >

A Truly Prehistoric Archaeology: Sather Lecture Series: A Bronze Age Greek State in Formation

Lecture | February 21 | 5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Jack L. Davis, Blegen Professor of Greek Archaeology, University of Cincinnati

 Department of Classics

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.

Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers

Performing Arts - Dance | February 21 – 23, 2019 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Joe Goode, Professor of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

 

Choreographers

Joe Goode, TDPS, Joe Goode Performance Group

Cherie Hill, IrieDance, UC Berkeley Alumna

Rulan Tangen, DANCING EARTH

Latanya Tigner, TDPS, Dimensions Dance Theater

Katie O'Connor, UC Berkeley Alumna

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of UC Berkeley’s dance program, Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers will feature an all-student cast performing pieces by professional choreographers Joe Goode, Rulan Tangen, Latanya Tigner, and Cherie Hill, as well as recent dance program alumna Katie O’Connor.

 $13 online in advance or $15 at the door for students/seniors and UC Berkeley faculty/staff, $18 online in advance or $20 at the door for general admission

  Buy tickets online

Friday, February 22, 2019

Anti-Black State Violence Across the Americas: Power and Struggle in Brazil and the United States

Conference/Symposium | February 21 – 22, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center (#220)

 Ericka Huggins; Asha Rosa Ransby-Sporn, National Organizing Co-Chair, BYP 100; Tina Sacks, Assistant Professor, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

 Tianna Paschel, Assistant Professor, Department of African American Studies, UC Berkeley

 Leigh Raiford, Associate Professor, Department of African American Studies, UC Berkeley

 Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Office of the Dean of Social Sciences, Antonio Gramsci Fund, Center for Latin American Studies, Global Black Feminisms Project, Department of Sociology, Graduate School of Education, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for the Study of Law and Society, Latinx Research Center, Diversity and Democracy Cluster (HIFIS), Institute of Governmental Studies, Institute of International Studies, Center for Research on Social Change, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of Geography, Department of African American Studies, Center for Race and Gender, American Cultures

Over several days, scholars, scholar-activists, and organizers will discuss the intersecting challenges of addressing anti-black state violence through workshops on topics including: policing and democracy; historical foundations of Black struggle; wellness and healing; sustainability and social movements; cultural media production; education in today’s socio-cultural contexts...   More >

 $0 Donation

  Registration opens January 15. Register  by February 19.

27th Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference: Affective Realisms

Conference/Symposium | February 22 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of German

We often think of realism as a reactionary gesture, circumscribing all that is possible within the limits of the status quo – but recent developments in critical theory, philosophy, and literary studies have mobilized affect and reality in surprising new configurations. Scholars such as Eve Kosofsky-Sedgwick, Brian Massumi, Sarah Ahmed, Jane Bennett, and Mel Y. Chen have figured affect as...   More >

Points of Transition: Ovoo and the Ritual Remaking of Religious, Ecological, and Historical Politics in Inner Asia

Conference/Symposium | February 22 | 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Ovoo, the structures of stones, trees, scarves, skulls, steering wheel covers, and a staggering array of other objects that are ubiquitous across the landscape of contemporary Mongolia, Buryatia, Inner Mongolia, and Qinghai, have long marked sites where ritual, though often highly spontaneous, practices invoke the presence of immanent relations. Built and maintained by various publics, gatherings...   More >

Publishing in 20th+21st Century Literature

Workshop | February 22 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Rebecca L. Walkowitz, Professor and Chair, Department of English, Rutgers English

 Department of English

A Workshop with Rebecca L. Walkowitz
Professor and Chair of English, Rutgers University
Editor, "Literature Now" series, Columbia University Press
Former editor, Contemporary Literature

Open to graduate students and faculty

A Question of Time: A Roundtable on American Literature from Colonial to Contemporary Fiction

Panel Discussion | February 22 | 1:30-3 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Cindy Weinstein, Vice Provost, CalTech Office of the Provost; Mark Goble, Associate Professor, Berkeley English; Elizabeth Freeman, Professor, UC Davis English; Dorothy Hale, Professor, Berkeley English

 Department of English, Americanist Colloquium

Please join us for a roundtable with Cindy Weinstein (California Institute of Technology), Mark Goble (UC Berkeley), and Elizabeth Freeman (UC Davis) on Friday, February 22nd, 1-3:30pm, in 315 Wheeler Hall (Maude Fife Room). Professors Weinstein, Goble, and Freeman will be discussing their individual and collective contributions to A Question of Time: American Literature from Colonial Encounter...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: The Structure of Gibbs Measure with Low Complexity

Seminar | February 22 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Kyeongsik Nam, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will talk about several different perspectives to analyze the structure of Gibbs measures with low complexity. The first perspective is a mean-field approximation to the free energy that appears in the variational formula, studied by Chatterjee and Dembo. As an application, one can compute the probability of large deviation events given by nonlinear functions with low complexity, for instance...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Stanford graduate composers

Colloquium | February 22 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

The DMA in composition is offered to a limited number of students who demonstrate substantial training in the field and high promise of attainment as composers. Students may work in traditional and/or electronic forms. Breadth is achieved through studies in other branches of music and in relevant fields outside of music, as desirable. In addition to formal coursework and independent study,...   More >

Fighting for a Laugh: East African Entertainers, WWII, and the Global Politics of Comedy

Lecture | February 22 | 3-5 p.m. | 3205 Dwinelle Hall

 Elizabeth Dyer, Visiting Scholar -UC Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of History, African History Working Group

Ovidian Synchronisms

Lecture | February 22 | 5 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall

 Joseph Farrell, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of Classics

Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers

Performing Arts - Dance | February 21 – 23, 2019 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Joe Goode, Professor of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

 

Choreographers

Joe Goode, TDPS, Joe Goode Performance Group

Cherie Hill, IrieDance, UC Berkeley Alumna

Rulan Tangen, DANCING EARTH

Latanya Tigner, TDPS, Dimensions Dance Theater

Katie O'Connor, UC Berkeley Alumna

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of UC Berkeley’s dance program, Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers will feature an all-student cast performing pieces by professional choreographers Joe Goode, Rulan Tangen, Latanya Tigner, and Cherie Hill, as well as recent dance program alumna Katie O’Connor.

 $13 online in advance or $15 at the door for students/seniors and UC Berkeley faculty/staff, $18 online in advance or $20 at the door for general admission

  Buy tickets online

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers

Performing Arts - Dance | February 21 – 23, 2019 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Joe Goode, Professor of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

 

Choreographers

Joe Goode, TDPS, Joe Goode Performance Group

Cherie Hill, IrieDance, UC Berkeley Alumna

Rulan Tangen, DANCING EARTH

Latanya Tigner, TDPS, Dimensions Dance Theater

Katie O'Connor, UC Berkeley Alumna

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of UC Berkeley’s dance program, Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers will feature an all-student cast performing pieces by professional choreographers Joe Goode, Rulan Tangen, Latanya Tigner, and Cherie Hill, as well as recent dance program alumna Katie O’Connor.

 $13 online in advance or $15 at the door for students/seniors and UC Berkeley faculty/staff, $18 online in advance or $20 at the door for general admission

  Buy tickets online

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Colloquium: When Science Entered Modern Art

Panel Discussion | February 24 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Four leading UC Berkeley faculty members (historian of science Cathryn Carson, mathematician David Eisenbud, astrophysicist Alex Filippenko, and biophysicist James Hurley) are joined by the curator of Dimensionism (Vanja Malloy) for a colloquium offering a fascinating look at how scientific advances of the early to mid-twentieth century were visualized in the media of the day and made their way...   More >

Monday, February 25, 2019

Nationhood in Antiquity. Was There Any Such Thing?: A History Department Colloquium

Colloquium | February 25 | 12-2 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Erich Gruen, Wood Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley Department of History

 Department of History

Did the idea of nationhood have any significance in the ancient world? Or is it simply the importation and imposition of a concept framed in the modern world? Wherein lay the focal point of allegiance or the sense of collective identity in ancient societies? Is the notion of nation an anachronism, even a deception, when applied to antiquity? The talk does not profess to resolve this large and...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: Characterization of queer supercrystals

Seminar | February 25 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Wencin Poh, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

We provide a characterization of the crystal bases for the quantum queer superalgebra recently introduced by Grantcharov et al.. This characterization is a combination of local queer axioms generalizing Stembridge's local axioms for crystal bases for simply-laced root systems, which were recently introduced by Assaf and Oguz, with further axioms and a new graph $G$ characterizing the relations of...   More >

What accounts for socioeconomic differences in child-directed speech? The role of resource scarcity

Colloquium | February 25 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Monica Ellwood-Lowe, Department of Psychology

 Department of Psychology

Parents with fewer educational and economic resources (low socioeconomic-status, SES) tend to speak less with their children, with important consequences for children’s later language outcomes and, ultimately, their performance in school. Despite this well-established link, surprisingly little research has focused on why such a gap exists. In fact, most researchers rely on individual-level...   More >

Political Economy Seminar: "The Coordination Consequences of Media Censorship: Experimental Evidence from China"

Seminar | February 25 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 David Yang, Stanford

 Department of Economics

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

Jessica Coon, "Mayan Agent Focus and the Ergative Extraction Constraint: Facts and Fictions Revisited"

Colloquium | February 25 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Jessica Coon, McGill University

 Department of Linguistics

Many languages of the Mayan family restrict the extraction of transitive (ergative) subjects for focus, wh-questions, and relativization (A’-extraction). We follow Aissen (2017) in labelling this restriction the ergative extraction constraint (EEC). In this talk, we offer a unified account of the EEC within Mayan languages, as well as an analysis of the special construction known as Agent Focus...   More >

What do language disorders reveal about the brain? From classic models to network approaches

Colloquium | February 25 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Nina Dronkers, Psychology

 Department of Psychology

Past approaches to the study of language and the brain have focused largely on the contributions of Broca's and Wernicke's areas. By using advanced neuroimaging techniques with individuals who have aphasia, we have now learned that language is an extraordinarily complex system that requires an extensive and interactive network of brain regions to sustain it. We have also learned that an intricate...   More >

IB Finishing Talk: One bee, two bees, dead bee, doomed bees

Seminar | February 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Lewis Bartlett, University of Exeter

 Department of Integrative Biology

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Daily Labor Supply and Adaptive Reference Points

Seminar | February 26 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Neil Thakral, Brown University

 Department of Economics

Link to Paper

ABSTRACT: This paper provides field evidence on how reference points adjust, a degree of freedom in reference-dependence models. To examine this in the context of cabdrivers’ daily labor-supply behavior, we ask how the within-day timing of earnings affects decisions. Drivers work less in response to higher...   More >

Immigrant Sanctuary as the “Old Normal”: A Brief History of Police Federalism

Colloquium | February 26 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room | Note change in time

 Trevor Gardner, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Washington; Franklin Zimring, WIlliam G. Simon Professor of Law, UC Berkeley Law

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Center for Research on Social Change, Department of Sociology, Center for the Study of Law and Society, Center for Race and Gender

Three successive presidential administrations have opposed the practice of immigrant sanctuary, at various intervals characterizing state and local government restrictions on police participation in federal immigration enforcement as reckless, aberrant, and unpatriotic. This Article finds these claims to be ahistorical in light of the long and singular history of a field the Article identifies as...   More >

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Concentration Compactness Methods for Nonlinear Dispersive PDEs

Seminar | February 26 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 James Rowan, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Concentration compactness methods provide a powerful tool for proving global well-posedness and scattering for nonlinear dispersive equations. Once one has a small-data global well-posedness result, one knows that there is some minimal size of the initial data at which global well-posedness and scattering can fail. Then, using a profile decomposition, one can show that there is a minimal blowup...   More >

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Migration between Platforms"

Seminar | February 26 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Gary Biglaiser, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 Department of Economics

Very Slight Worry: Sonnet Recitation Festival

Reading - Literary | February 26 | 5 p.m. | Doe Library, 308A (accessible through the art history library on the 3rd floor)

 Department of English

The next "Very Slight Worry" gathering is a sonnet recitation festival. Everyone is welcome. The goal is to commit sonnets to memory and then bask in them together via recitation.

If you intended to memorize something for this, now or soon might be a good time to start. Any sonnet from any time will do.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

ICBS Seminar

Seminar | February 27 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2121 Berkeley Way, room 1102

 Zach Pardos, Graduate School of Education and School of Information; Stella Yu, Berkeley Institute for Data Science, EECS

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

The Mind in Big Data, Zach Pardos

Learning with Minimal Human Supervision, Stella Yu

Unscripted: The Visuality of Monumental Scripts in Ptolemaic Egypt

Lecture | February 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

 Emily Cole, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for the Tebtunis Papyri at The Bancroft Library

 Near Eastern Studies

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 >

Curating a Decolonial Guide to Hawai‘i: The Detours Project

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

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

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 Hawai‘i 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 >

Legacies of War and Civil Society in Post-Conflict Settings

Colloquium | February 27 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Justine Davis, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Center for African Studies

How does civil war shape post-conflict democratization? More specifically, how does living under rebel control during civil war affect local non-governmental organization (NGO) leaders’ attitudes and behaviors regarding the distribution of resources to citizens? I develop a theory in which the takeover of territory and the establishment of institutions by rebels during civil war evokes...   More >

Justine Davis

Workshop on Getting Approval for Human Subjects Research--led by OPHS staff

Workshop | February 27 | 2-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Program Manager, Haas Scholars Program

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Staff from the Office of the Protection of Human Subjects and the Office of Undergraduate Research will present on how undergraduates should prepare a proposal (protocol) to receive approval for human subjects related research projects.

Statistical Physics, Markov Chains, and Programmable Matter

Seminar | February 27 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Sarah Cannon, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

I will discuss how tools from statistical physics used to analyze partition functions, such as Peierls arguments and the cluster expansion, can be used to solve seemingly unrelated distributed computing problems about programmable matter. Programmable matter is a material or substance that has the ability to change its features in a programmable, distributed way; examples are diverse and include...   More >

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | February 28 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 David Martinez-Miera, Carlos III

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

IB Seminar: Identification with Societies in Humans and Other Animals

Seminar | February 28 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Mark Moffett, Smithsonian Institution

 Department of Integrative Biology

Project Europe: A New History of the European Union

Lecture | February 28 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 240 Mulford Hall

 Kiran Klaus Patel, Maastricht University

 Institute of European Studies, GHI West, Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Insitute Washington DC, Department of History, Center for German and European Studies

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 >

Preserving and Conserving Nestor: Sather Lecture Series: A Bronze Age Greek State in Formation

Lecture | February 28 | 5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Jack L. Davis, Blegen Professor of Greek Archaeology, University of Cincinnati

 Department of Classics

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.

Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers

Performing Arts - Dance | February 28 – March 2, 2019 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Joe Goode, Professor of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

 

Choreographers

Joe Goode, TDPS, Joe Goode Performance Group

Cherie Hill, IrieDance, UC Berkeley Alumna

Rulan Tangen, DANCING EARTH

Latanya Tigner, TDPS, Dimensions Dance Theater

Katie O'Connor, UC Berkeley Alumna

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of UC Berkeley’s dance program, Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers will feature an all-student cast performing pieces by professional choreographers Joe Goode, Rulan Tangen, Latanya Tigner, and Cherie Hill, as well as recent dance program alumna Katie O’Connor.

 $13 online in advance or $15 at the door for students/seniors and UC Berkeley faculty/staff, $18 online in advance or $20 at the door for general admission

  Buy tickets online

Friday, March 1, 2019

Dealing With Infinity: Art and the Transformation of the Symbolic Order

Conference/Symposium | March 1 – 2, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, Department of German

This is a multi-day, interdisciplinary workshop. Presentations on Friday, March 1st will run from 10:00am-4:30pm, and from 10:00am-2:00pm on Saturday, March 2nd.

A genealogy of the historical forms of imagination or of attentiveness in literature and the other arts traces these forms back to epistemological realms that predate aesthetic experience: to the medieval formation of the soul, to...   More >

Dealing with Infinity: Art and the transformations of the symbolic order

Workshop | March 1 – 2, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Niklaus Largier, Professor of German and Comparative Literature, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion; David Marno, Associate Professor of English, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

This is a multi-day, interdisciplinary workshop. Presentations on Friday, March 1st will run from 10:00am-4:30pm., and from 10:00am-2:00pm on Saturday, March 2nd.

A genealogy of the historical forms of imagination or of attentiveness in literature and the other arts traces these forms back to epistemological realms that predate aesthetic experience: to the medieval formation of the soul, to...   More >

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"The Tragedy of the Last Mile: Economic Solutions to Congestion in Broadband Networks"

Seminar | March 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 311 Wellman Hall

 Aviv Nevo, Northwestern University

 Department of Economics

joint with ARE Friday Seminar Series

Cultural Resources Management Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion | March 1 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Archaeological Research Facility

Please join us to learn about opportunities for archaeologists in cultural resources management. This event will feature brief presentations, a discussion on the state of consulting, and a chance to speak with representatives from six local CRM firms.

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: A Fractional Kinetic Process Describing the Intermediate Time Behaviour of Cellular Flows

Seminar | March 1 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Alexei Novikov, Penn State University

 Department of Mathematics

This is joint work with Martin Hairer, Gautam Iyer, Leonid Koralov, and Zsolt Pajor-Gyulai. This work studies the intermediate time behaviour of a small random perturbation of a periodic cellular flow. Our main result shows that on time scales shorter than the diffusive time scale, the limiting behaviour of trajectories that start close enough to cell boundaries is a fractional kinetic process: A...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Jimmy Lopez

Colloquium | March 1 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

“One of the most interesting composers anywhere today” (Chicago Sun-Times), with a distinct voice that is “adventurous and winning” (Denver Post) López has created works performed by such renowned ensembles as the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony, Sydney Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic, Radio France Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Atlanta...   More >

Singing to the People: Evolving Iconic Songs in Contemporary China

Colloquium | March 1 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Levi S. Gibbs, Assistant Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures, Dartmouth College

 Andrew Jones, Professor and Louis B. Agassiz Chair in Chinese, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

In China and around the world, performances of songs can create virtual meeting grounds where different voices and perspectives engage with one another. In his new book about the rise of “Folksong King of Western China” Wang Xiangrong, Levi S. Gibbs explores parallels between the song culture of Wang’s childhood mountain village and his contemporary national and international performances where...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium: Neil Verma (Northwestern University: Screamlines: Anatomy and Geology of Radio

Colloquium | March 1 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Neil Verma
Neil Verma is assistant professor in Radio/Television/Film. He teaches in the Screen Cultures PhD program and the MA program in Sound Arts and Industries, where he is also associate director. He is author of Theater of the Mind: Imagination, Aesthetics, and American Radio Drama (Chicago, 2012), winner of the Best First Book Award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. He is...   More >

Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers

Performing Arts - Dance | February 28 – March 2, 2019 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Joe Goode, Professor of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

 

Choreographers

Joe Goode, TDPS, Joe Goode Performance Group

Cherie Hill, IrieDance, UC Berkeley Alumna

Rulan Tangen, DANCING EARTH

Latanya Tigner, TDPS, Dimensions Dance Theater

Katie O'Connor, UC Berkeley Alumna

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of UC Berkeley’s dance program, Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers will feature an all-student cast performing pieces by professional choreographers Joe Goode, Rulan Tangen, Latanya Tigner, and Cherie Hill, as well as recent dance program alumna Katie O’Connor.

 $13 online in advance or $15 at the door for students/seniors and UC Berkeley faculty/staff, $18 online in advance or $20 at the door for general admission

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Saturday, March 2, 2019

Dancing Cy(i)phers: Hip Hop’s Embodied Expression

Conference/Symposium | March 2 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Hearst Gymnasium

 Shabba Doo, The Original Lockers; Ejoe Wilson, Elite Force Crew; Traci Bartlow, Starchild Entertainment; Darrin Hodges, Gentlemen of Production

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

As a symposium and workshop offering, Dancing Cyphers: Hip Hop’s Embodied Expression will bring together dance communities broadly interested in Hip Hop. More specifically, the event will delve into the history of African American street dance, culture, and the scholarship around its global impact and ancestral connections to specific African dance traditions. Panel discussions and...   More >

 $15 UC Berkeley Student/Faculty, $20 Student, $25 General Public

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Dealing With Infinity: Art and the Transformation of the Symbolic Order

Conference/Symposium | March 1 – 2, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, Department of German

This is a multi-day, interdisciplinary workshop. Presentations on Friday, March 1st will run from 10:00am-4:30pm, and from 10:00am-2:00pm on Saturday, March 2nd.

A genealogy of the historical forms of imagination or of attentiveness in literature and the other arts traces these forms back to epistemological realms that predate aesthetic experience: to the medieval formation of the soul, to...   More >

Dealing with Infinity: Art and the transformations of the symbolic order

Workshop | March 1 – 2, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Niklaus Largier, Professor of German and Comparative Literature, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion; David Marno, Associate Professor of English, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

This is a multi-day, interdisciplinary workshop. Presentations on Friday, March 1st will run from 10:00am-4:30pm., and from 10:00am-2:00pm on Saturday, March 2nd.

A genealogy of the historical forms of imagination or of attentiveness in literature and the other arts traces these forms back to epistemological realms that predate aesthetic experience: to the medieval formation of the soul, to...   More >