Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Lecture | February 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall
Erich Gruen, UC Berkeley
The AHMA Noon Colloquium is a series of informal papers presented at noon in 7205 Dwinelle Hall.
Revealing Social Relationships and Intersectional Identities in a Pre-Columbian Muisca Community Through Diet and Activity (Sabana de Bogotá, Colombia AD 1000-1400)
Lecture | February 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
The Muisca cultural group occupied a large Andean territory around the Sabana de Bogotá (Colombia) for at least 800 years before the Spanish arrived in 1536-37. Historically, the Muisca have been portrayed as a classic chiefdom society, with an emphasis on social rank and hierarchy as a primary aspect of Muisca social life. Highly stratified societies are characterized by differentiation between... More >
Lecture | February 8 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium
Peter Norvig, Director of Research, Google
Peter Norvig is a Director of Research at Google Inc. Previously he was head of Google's core search algorithms group, and of NASA Ames's Computational Sciences Division, making him NASA's senior computer scientist. He received the NASA Exceptional Achievement Award in 2001.
Free lunch at UC Berkeley if you register by the Monday before the talk (lunches limited). Register online
Lecture | February 8 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94704
Scientists and other sensory explorers are developing powerful new technologies that can change, enhance and perhaps expand the limits of what we can perceive.
Kara Platoni is a science reporter based in Oakland, California and teaches at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.
Lecture | February 8 | 6:30-7:45 p.m. | 505 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)
Neil Hrushowy, City Design Group
The public realm is much more than a utilitarian system of connections to get from here to there. It is where people walk, meet, and where they socialize. It is where they take in the views, where they see what merchants have to offer, and where they come to know their neighborhood and their fellow citizens.
In this presentation, Neil Hrushowy, Manager of San Francisco's City Design Group will... More >