Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Lecture | April 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 4101 Etcheverry Hall
Dr. Mavrik Zavarin, LLNL
Over the past 75 years, the global inventory of plutonium on earth has increased by a factor of approximately 10 6 . A fraction of this plutonium inventory has been released into the environment and can be identified in sediments, rock and glacial ice. As a result, plutonium environmental chemistry has gained sincere interest both in the public and scientific communities. Plutonium aquatic... More >
Lecture | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library
Featuring Professor Rachel Morello-Frosch, from Environmental Science, Policy, and Management Department and the School of Public Health
Emerging research indicates that more unequal societies have more polluted and degraded environments, perhaps also helping to explain why more unequal societies are often less healthy. A lack of environmental justicethat is, a situation in which people of... More >
Consuming Temples on Both Sides of the Atlantic: German-speaking Jews from the Department Store to the Mall
Lecture | April 24 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
This talk focuses on two contexts: the formation of consumer culture in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Germany and the activites of German-speaking émigrés in American consumer culture after World War II. It will show how department stores and other commercial venues were coded and represented as "Jewish" in the pre-war German context, while in postwar America, the work of some of these... More >
Lecture | April 24 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Naomi Hossain, Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex
Sanchita B. Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies
A talk by political sociologist, Naomi Hossain.
Lecture | April 24 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater
To celebrate his first comprehensive artist monograph, Trevor Paglen (UC Berkeley Geography PhD and 2017 MacArthur genius fellow) will discuss his work with ARC Director Julia Bryan-Wilson.
Magic Spells: A Research Workshop on Hebrew Amulets: With Magnes curators Shir Gal Kochavi, Zoe Lewin, and Francesco Spagnolo
Lecture | April 24 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
Join Magnes curators in discovering the elaborate texts and imagery, magic formulas, and kabbalistic sources in Hebrew amulets.
Worn on ones person or placed in homes, Jewish amulets are used at moments of vulnerability and transition, like childbirth, marriage, or illness. They feature texts including biblical verses, Psalms, divine names, and invocations of powerful figures like angels, and... More >