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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall


College of Environmental Design


FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.



Trespassers?: Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia

Colloquium | November 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room


Willow Lung-Amam, Assistant Professor, Urban Studies and Planning, University of Maryland, College Park

Center for Research on Social Change, Dept. of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning


Over the last few decades, California’s Silicon Valley has become not only the world’s technological epicenter, but also one of the fastest growing, and most racially and ethnically diverse regions in the U.S. Spurred by the rise of tech giants like Google and Facebook, the region has attracted diverse, highly-educated immigrants from across the globe, particularly Asia, who have built their new...   More >



Clearing the Clutter: An Overview of the Marketing Analytics Ecosystem

Special Event | November 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  South Hall


Michael Koved

Information, School of


A topical overview of the marketing ecosystem and the connectivity between the marketing technology stack, the data utilized, data generated, and useful metrics.



China’s Hong Kong SAR at 20: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Conference/Symposium | November 14 | 1-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies


Two decades after its transformation from a British colony to become China’s Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong is an arena of tensions punctuated by local-Mainland discord and mutual distrust. Anchored in multidisciplinary approaches with divergent ideo-political perspectives, this half-day seminar engages the Berkeley community with Hong Kong front-liners.



America's Next War and How to Prevent It

Lecture | November 14 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Dr. Paul Stares, Council on Foreign Relations

Institute of International Studies


Paul B. Stares is the General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and director of the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. The author or editor of nine books on U.S. security policy and international relations as well as a regular commentator on current affairs, Dr. Stares has worked at leading think tanks and universities in the United States,...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences



The Troubled Waters of Transformation: Shipyard Labor in East Central Europe from Late to Post Socialism

Lecture | November 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall


Ulf Brunnbauer, Director, Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, University of Regensburg

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Institute of European Studies


Practitioners of East European labor history are at risk of falling into deep depression. Under state-socialism, industrial workers were apparently let down by regimes that claimed to rule in their name. After the end of communist rule, many workers experienced large-scale dispossession because of deindustrialization and the emerging hegemony of neo-liberalism. In my talk, which is based on the...   More >



Share Your Scholarship: Humanities Commons

Workshop | November 14 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle Hall 117 (Level D)


Stacy Reardon

Library


Humanities Commons, a new platform developed by the MLA and other humanities organizations, offers a professional alternative to for-profit academic networking sites like Academia.edu. In this workshop, we'll learn how to make your research available online, develop an academic portfolio, and connect with colleagues at other universities using Humanities Commons.



Author Event with Jennifer Doudna: A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution, Jennifer Doudna

Reading - Nonfiction | November 14 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience & Natural Resources Library


Dr. Jennifer A. Doudna, Professor, UC Berkeley

Library, Life & Health Sciences Division


Professor Doudna's new book chronicles the discovery of CRISPR and the ethical questions to come. Join us for a fascinating discussion with Professor Doudna on the timely and important issues explored in her book.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

CANCELLED! ARCH Lecture: Mary-Ann Ray

Lecture | November 15 |  Wurster Hall


College of Environmental Design


CANCELLED! WED, NOV 15. Please note: This lecture has been CANCELLED!



Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall


College of Environmental Design


FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.



Introduction to Georeferencing

Workshop | November 15 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 356 Barrows Hall


Susan Powell, Library

Library


This workshop will cover the basic concepts involved in georeferencing/georectifiying a digital image and provide hands-on practice using a web-based interface. Georeferencing involves “spatializing” scanned maps or aerial imagery so they can be used in a geographic information system (GIS).

We will cover the basics of topics such as projections, coordinate systems, and the theory behind...   More >



Noon Concert: Gamelan

Performing Arts - Music | November 15 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Ben Brinner and Midiyanto, co-directors
A concert of Javanese and Balinese gamelan music by Department of Music performers


FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well...   More >



What is Adabiyāt?: Forging Persian Literature and Its Domain (1860-1920)

Lecture | November 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall


Aria Fani, PhD Candidate, Dept. of Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley

Near Eastern Studies


What is literature? Posing this fundamental question allows me to critically delve into the conceptual history of literature in Persian in the mid-nineteenth and the early-twentieth centuries. In a way, this is a story of how a literary discourse was formed and later became an institution, casting its epistemic shadow over all modes of literary and cultural production in the Persian-speaking...   More >



Octavio Paz, Mexican Politics, and the Media: Lecture with Priscila Dorella

Lecture | November 15 | 4 p.m. | 2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies), Conference Room


Priscila Dorella

Center for Latin American Studies


The writing of Mexican poet Octavio Paz (1914-1998) reflects a constant engagement with social questions of his time. His ideas about the role of intellectuals, politics, and the media are expressed in poems, essays, radio programs, and television. In this lecture, Professor Dorella will present some of the controversies that were generated by Paz’s political position in the media.


All Audiences

All Audiences



Python FUN!damentals: Part 4

Workshop | November 15 | 4-7 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library


Rachel Jansen, D-Lab

Library


This four-part, interactive workshop series is your complete introduction to programming Python for people with little or no previous programming experience. By the end of the series, you will be able to apply your knowledge of basic principles of programming and data manipulation to a real-world social science application.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Cal ID required to enter Moffitt Library

 free

Register online.



International Scholarships in Higher Education: Pathways to Social Change

Panel Discussion | November 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Robin Marsh, Senior Researcher, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley; Anne Campbell, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of International Policy & Management, Middlebury Institute for International Studies

Aryn Baxter, Assistant Research Professor and Director of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Arizona State University

Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Institute of International Studies, Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education, Arizona State University, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, Center for Studies in Higher Education


This event will be the West Coast book launch for International Scholarships in Higher Education: Pathways to Social Change (Palgrave MacMillan/Springer Nature, 2017), co-edited by Joan Dassin, Robin Marsh and Matt Mawer. The book explores the multiple pathways from international scholarships to positive social change presenting the latest research on scholarship policy and practice and outcome.



Women in the Red Army, 1941-1945

Lecture | November 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall


Oleg Budnitskii, Professor of History, and Director, International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences, National Research University - Higher School of Economics, Moscow

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)


During the years of the Great Patriotic War about 500,000 women were called up to serve in the Red Army. In the Second World War, the Soviet Union was not the only country to enlist women in the military. But the Soviet experience was unique in the fact that a significant number of women served in combat units. Female pilots and snipers attained the greatest fame. Some women served as tank crew...   More >



American Identity in the Age of Trump: Jefferson Memorial Lecture featuring George Packer

Lecture | November 15 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium


George Packer, Staff Writer, The New Yorker Magazine

Graduate Division


George Packer will present the Jefferson lecture on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, in conjunction with the observance of Constitution Day. The lecture, entitled "American Identity in the Age of Trump," will be held in the Chevron Auditorium of International House and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.


All Audiences

All Audiences



The Berkeley Forum In Discussion with Alexandra Petri

Special Event | November 15 | 6-8 p.m. |  Free Speech Movement Café (Moffitt Library)


Alexandra Petri, The Washington Post

Library, Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs


The Berkeley Forum in discussion with Alexandra Petri, the columnist behind The Washington Post’s ComPost blog and author of
A Field Guide to Awkward Silences. Ms. Petri writes satirical and lighthearted pieces on contemporary news, politics and points of view. The Berkeley Forum staff will moderate the forum and allow audience questions afterwards with Ms. Petri.


All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences



The Good Neighbor: Addressing Global Poverty in an Age of Xenophobia

Lecture | November 15 | 6-7 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room


2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94607

William Easterly

Goldman School of Public Policy


The fight against global poverty is connected to the contentious issue of migration from poor to rich countries. The connection of the war on poverty to the war on terror perpetrates a stereotype of poor people as violent, unintentionally fueling xenophobia and restrictions on migration. The good news is that economic ideas are the best antidote to xenophobia, opening the door again to migration...   More >



The Short Films of Hayoun Kwon

Film - Short | November 15 | 7-8:05 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The artist joins us to present five of her short films using animation and new technologies that reflect on historical truth and personal meaning, whether in the Korean DMZ or modern France.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall


College of Environmental Design


FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.



​New Nationalism and Universities: Global Perspectives on Politics and Policy and the Future of Higher Education: An International Conference to Celebrate the Center for Studies in Higher Education’s 60th Anniversary

Conference/Symposium | November 16 – 17, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium


Center for Studies in Higher Education , Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Institute of Governmental Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), University World News, Carnegie Corporation of New York


To celebrate the Center for Studies in Higher Education's (CSHE) 60th Anniversary, the Center is hosting a two-day international conference on 16 and 17 November 2017 at the iconic UC Berkeley campus in Berkeley, California.


Interested in attending? Register here: www.cshe.berkeley.edu/events/new-nationalism-and-universities



Bancroft Library Roundtable: Native Claims Across Nations: Indigenous Land Ownership in Mexican and U.S. California, 1840-1860

Lecture | November 16 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room


Julia Lewandoski, doctoral candidate, History, UC Berkeley

Bancroft Library


The vast majority of indigenous Californians never received land promised to them after Mexico secularized California's missions in 1834. Drawing mainly from land case files in The Bancroft Library, Julia Lewandoski will trace the stories of those who did receive grants from Mexico in the 1840s. These communities used legal systems to gain and keep land after California became a U.S. state in 1850.



Benjamin Siegel | Hungry Nation: Food, Famine, and the Making of Modern India

Lecture | November 16 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Benjamin Siegel, Assistant Professor of History, Boston University

Institute of International Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies


Benjamin Siegel is a historian of modern South Asia, with particular interests in the politics and economic life of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh in global contexts. His first book project, Hungry Nation: Food, Famine, and the Making of Modern India (Cambridge University Press, 2018), interrogates the ways in which problems of food and scarcity has structured Indian citizens’...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences



Precarity and Dependence in the "Sharing" Economy

Lecture | November 16 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director's Room


Juliet Schor, Professor of Sociology, Boston College

Ruth Berins Collier, Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley; Annette Bernhardt, Director, Low-Wage Work Program, The Labor Center at IRLE

Institute of Research on Labor & Employment, The Scholars Strategy Network


The sharing economy debuted to grand claims about its ability to change the world for the good--it would encourage social connection, use assets more efficiently, and be better for the environment. For earners on platforms, it promised flexibility, freedom and the ability to become a "micro-entrepreneur." Ten years in, the reality is far more complex. In this talk, Schor discusses her...   More >


RSVP online.



The Berkeley Seminar on Global History: Is it a good idea to try to teach the history of everything?

Seminar | November 16 | 5-7 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


David Christian, Professor, Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations — Macquarie University

Department of History, Institute of International Studies


David Christian (D.Phil. Oxford, 1974) is by training a historian of Russia and the Soviet Union, but since the 1980s he has become interested in world history and in history at very large scales and across many disciplines.


All Audiences



Iffat Fatima | Khoon Diy Baarav (Blood Leaves its Trail): A Screening followed by Discussion with the Filmmaker

Film - Documentary | November 16 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Iffat Fatima, Documentary Filmmaker

Angana Chatterji, Visiting Research Anthropologist; Co-chair, Project on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights Center for Race and Gender

Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Project on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights at the Center for Race and Gender


A screening followed by discussion with independent documentary filmmaker Iffat Fatima on her most recent film Khoon Diy Baarav (Blood Leaves its Trail) that explores issues of violence and memory in Kashmir.



NABJ Presents: “Objectivity through the Black Lens”

Panel Discussion | November 16 | 5:30-8 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Library (Room 142)


Graduate School of Journalism


Local black journalists will talk about their experiences covering racially polarizing topics including, officer-involved shootings, offensive marches, and violent rallies on our campus and throughout the Bay Area.

Panelists include:
Otis Taylor, SF Chronicle
Marcus Thompson, The Athletic
Dawn Porter, Trilogy Films
Millie Jefferson, Audible, NPR

This event will be open to students of...   More >


RSVP online.



Cripping the Renaissance: Lamentation, Consolation, and Disability in Cervantes and Milton: a talk by Elizabeth B. Bearden

Lecture | November 16 | 6-8 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall


Elizabeth B. Bearden, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of English, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Program in Disability Studies


"In this talk, I focus on works by two disabled authors of the early modern period: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra and John Milton. I propose that these authors draw on the art of consolation—particularly Petrarch’s De Remediis and the Psalms—to depict the lows and highs of their lived experience of disability. Furthermore, they employ transgressive reappropriation when responding to ablist...   More >



Phoebe's Cast Collection: Two Millennia of Copies and Replicas at the Hearst Museum

Lecture | November 16 | 6-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology


Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology


This talk will provide an introduction to UC Berkeley's collection of nearly 300 casts of Greek and Roman sculptures from the Classical period - examining both how these plaster copies were made from original sculptures in Europe, and how they travelled to California at the turn of the 20th century. This will be contextualized within a larger discussion of the copying tradition, starting in the...   More >



Theater: TDPS Presents "Mechanics of Love"

Performing Arts - Theater | November 16 – 18, 2017 every day | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse


Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies


A man who forgets everything falls in love with a ballerina who forgets nothing. Until, that is, she falls in love with him. And his wife. And the mechanic. Characters frolic through life in this pirouette of a play that questions how we love, who we choose, and the cost of making sense of it all.


All Audiences

$13 Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors online presale,, $15 Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors at the door. ID required., $18 General Admission online presale,, $20 General Admission at the door

Buy tickets online.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall


College of Environmental Design


FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.



​New Nationalism and Universities: Global Perspectives on Politics and Policy and the Future of Higher Education: An International Conference to Celebrate the Center for Studies in Higher Education’s 60th Anniversary

Conference/Symposium | November 16 – 17, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium


Center for Studies in Higher Education , Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Institute of Governmental Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), University World News, Carnegie Corporation of New York


To celebrate the Center for Studies in Higher Education's (CSHE) 60th Anniversary, the Center is hosting a two-day international conference on 16 and 17 November 2017 at the iconic UC Berkeley campus in Berkeley, California.


Interested in attending? Register here: www.cshe.berkeley.edu/events/new-nationalism-and-universities



The Moral Imperative of Better School Quality Measures

Lecture | November 17 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall


Jack Schneider, Assistant Professor, College of the Holy Cross

Graduate School of Education


Today, parents and policymakers can access school- and district-level data in historically unprecedented quantities. Yet available information largely consists of student standardized test scores, which offer a limited picture of school performance and often indicate more about student demography than about educational practice. Consequently, such data may produce a distorted picture of school...   More >



A Colloquium on Flat Protagonists: A Theory of Novel Character: with author Marta Figlerowicz, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Yale University

Colloquium | November 17 | 12:30-2 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Room 300


Marta Figlerowicz, Assistant Professor Of English and Comparative Literature, Yale University, Berkeley Consortium for the Study of the Novel

Joshua Steven Gang, Assistant Professor of English, UC Berkeley

Berkeley Consortium for the Study of the Novel and Berkeley Department of English


Professor Figlerowicz will discuss the new theory of novelistic character proposed in her recently published book. The colloquium is open to all. Selections from Flat Protagonists may be found on the event website.



Flat Protagonists: a Theory of Novel Character

Colloquium | November 17 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall


Martha Figlerowicz, Assistant Professor of English & Comparative Literature, Yale University; Joshua Gang, Assistant Professor of English, UC Berkeley

Department of English, Berkeley Consortium on the Novel, The Eggers Chair of English


Marta Figlerowicz in conversation with Joshua Steven Gang

Selections from Flat Protagonists are available at https://bcourses.berkeley.edu/courses/1466905.



Composition Colloquium: Charlie Sdraulig and Davor Vincze

Colloquium | November 17 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall


Department of Music


3-4:30, Morrison 125 (unless otherwise noted)

Free and open to the public

AEarning widespread notice for his richly colored and superbly crafted scores, Pierre Jalbert (b. 1967) has developed a musical language that is engaging, expressive, and deeply personal. Among his many honors are the Rome Prize, the BBC Masterprize, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's 2007 Stoeger Award,...   More >



MENA Salon

Workshop | November 17 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Every Friday in the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Monday before the Salon for the current week's topic.



If Data Sharing is the Answer, What is the Question?

Seminar | November 17 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall


Christine Borgman

Information, School of


Christine Borgman is Distinguished Professor and Presidential Chair in Information Studies at UCLA.



The Learning Tree

Film - Feature | November 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The first Hollywood studio film directed by an African American, The Learning Tree is Gordon Parks’s semiautobiographical portrait of black youth, racial discrimination, and masculinity in Depression-era Kansas.



Lineage of Japanese Prose Fiction

Panel Discussion | November 17 | 4 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall


Dennis Washburn, Dartmouth College; Reiko Abe Auestad, University of Oslo; Keith Vincent, Boston University; Alan Tansman, UC Berkeley

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


A roundtable discussion of the lineage of Japanese prose fiction. Many critics and readers have long agreed that the peaks in this tradition are the writings of Murasaki Shikibu in the early eleventh century and of Natsume Sôseki in the early twentieth century. But these are writings rarely thought of together. Do they allow us to think of a long tradition of Japanese prose fiction? Is the modern...   More >



Global Lives Project

Film - Documentary | November 3 – December 29, 2017 every Friday | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


This collaborative video project captures twenty-four hours in the lives of diverse individuals across the globe.



Theater: TDPS Presents "Mechanics of Love"

Performing Arts - Theater | November 16 – 18, 2017 every day | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse


Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies


A man who forgets everything falls in love with a ballerina who forgets nothing. Until, that is, she falls in love with him. And his wife. And the mechanic. Characters frolic through life in this pirouette of a play that questions how we love, who we choose, and the cost of making sense of it all.


All Audiences

$13 Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors online presale,, $15 Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors at the door. ID required., $18 General Admission online presale,, $20 General Admission at the door

Buy tickets online.



The Joffrey Ballet: Dance Residency

Performing Arts - Dance | November 17 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall


The Joffrey Ballet, Cal Performances

Cal Performances


With this program of new and recent works by some of the most exciting choreographers working today, The Joffrey Ballet stays true to its 60-year reputation for innovation and eclecticism. Performed to a live Philip Glass score, Justin Peck's In Creases showcases his keen eye for manipulating bodies to form complex geometric structures. Annabelle Lopez Ochoa creates a spellbinding depiction of a...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

$36 - 126

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org.