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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

A contact-era mortuary ritual space in the central highlands of Peru

Lecture | October 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Bruce Owen, Sonoma State University

 Archaeological Research Facility

When the Upper Mantaro Archaeological Research Project excavated Patio J54=7 in the Late Horizon-to-early colonial town of Marca, near Jauja in the central highlands of Peru, in 1983, we described the patio and the circular structure in it as anomalous in many ways. Reanalysis of the field and lab data, including ceramic, lithic, metal, botanical, faunal, and human remains, confirms that this was...   More >

Department of Psychology 2019 Annual Equity and Inclusion Lecture: Cultural Variation in Ideal Affect: Implications for Promoting Equity and Inclusion in Multicultural Settings

Lecture | October 30 | 3 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Jeanne L. Tsai, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Psychology, Stanford University

 Department of Psychology

In this talk, I will describe a series of studies demonstrating
that cultural differences in how people ideally want to feel
(their “ideal affect”) shape how people judge and treat
others. Consistent with our previous findings that European
Americans value excitement states more than East Asians,
European Americans rate excited (vs. calm) faces as more
affiliative (friendly, extraverted,...   More >

Archaeological and Contemporary Perspectives on the Native Cuisine of the San Francisco Bay Area

Lecture | October 30 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Rob Cuthrell; Vincent Medina; Alexii Sigona

 Archaeological Research Facility

Join us in exploring local Native cuisine through a panel discussion of foods that Native people of the San Francisco Bay Area have eaten for thousands of years, as well as ways that Native people have managed and maintained the land that produces these foods.

Paul Chan in Conversation

Lecture | October 30 | 5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Paul Chan, the 2019-20 Una’s Lecturer, is joined in conversation by UC Berkeley faculty members Shannon Jackson and James Porter.

Human Forms with Ian Duncan

Lecture | October 30 | 5-6:30 p.m. |  University Press Books

 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA

 Ian Duncan, Professor, Florence Green Bixby Chair in English, Berkeley English

 Department of English

Ian Duncan will be discussing his new book, Human Forms: The Novel in the Age of Evolution, the first full-length study of the interaction of European fiction (Goethe to George Eliot) with early evolutionary science (Buffon to Charles Darwin).

We invite submission of discussion questions ahead of time. Please forward them to Meaghan Kilmartin and let us know if you'd like to remain anonymous....   More >

Cambodian Women Building Democracy

Lecture | October 30 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 Mu Sochua, Vice-President, Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP)

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Race and Gender, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies

EVENT HAPPENING AS SCHEDULED - Mu Sochua is Vice-President of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP). In this talk she will discuss the role of women in politics in Cambodia and current developments in the country. She received a degree from UC Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare in 1981, and was the recipient of the Elise and Walter A. Haas International Award from UC Berkeley in 2006.

Mu Sochua

Simons Institute Theoretically Speaking Series — Algorand's Forthcoming Blockchain Technology

Lecture | October 30 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Silvio Micali, Algorand & MIT

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

Algorand has solved the famous blockchain trilemma by providing a permissionless, Pure PoS blockchain that is simultaneously fully decentralized, scalable, and secure. The Algorand network launched last June via a world-wide Dutch auction, conducted on chain, proving its ability to handle tokenization at scale. In this talk we shall focus Algorand’s next wave of technology: Vault, Pixel,...   More >