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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Hellenistic Historiography in the Wake of Alexander the Great: AHMA Noon Colloquium

Lecture | February 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 Erich Gruen, UC Berkeley

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

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)

 Melanie Miller, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 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 >

Software Engineering with Machine Learning

Lecture | February 8 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium

 Peter Norvig, Director of Research, Google

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

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

The Future of Sensory Perception

Lecture | February 8 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

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.

Open Space Design in the Public Realm

Lecture | February 8 | 6:30-7:45 p.m. | 505 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 Neil Hrushowy, City Design Group

 UC Berkeley Extension

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 >

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