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Monday, March 20, 2017

Bulgarian Dialectology as Living Tradition

Lecture | March 20 | 12-1:30 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Ronelle Alexander, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley

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

This talk focuses on the methodology behind the making and the distinctive features of the interactive database “Bulgarian Dialectology as Living Tradition” that presents excerpts of natural dialect speech recording in 68 different villages throughout Bulgaria. The excerpts were chosen to illustrate both the major features of each dialect, and to convey cultural content of interest. Each excerpt...   More >

New Research In Oral History - Lunch Lecture: Exploring The African American Experience In the 19th and 20th Centuries through Oral History

Lecture | March 20 | 12-1:15 p.m. | 267 Bancroft Library

 Shirley Ann Wilson Moore, Professor Emerita of History, California State University, Sacramento

 Oral History Center

Professor Shirley Moore, an alumna of UC Berkeley, is the author of numerous works on African American history in the West, including "To Place Our Deeds: The African American Community in Richmond, California 1910-1963," and most recently "Sweet Freedom's Plains: African Americans on the Overland Trails 1841-1869. In the lunch lecture series, "New Research in Oral History," Dr. Moore will...   More >

Donald Trump is No Friend of Taiwan

Lecture | March 20 | 4 p.m. |  Doe Library

 Shelley Rigger, Political Science, Davidson College

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

Many Americans believe Taiwan is an important friend and partner to the US. The prospect of a foreign policy iconoclast in the White House appealed to many of Taiwan’s supporters in the US, especially those who are active in US foreign policy circles. Former officials of the George W Bush administration, in particular, have spent the past 8 years arguing that it is time for the US to upgrade its...   More >

Obama's Legacy in the Middle East

Lecture | March 20 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 James Gelvin, Professor, History, UCLA

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Spring 2016 CMES Distinguished Visitor lecture.

Undergraduate Lecture Series (Math Monday): 4-Manifolds Revisited

Lecture | March 20 | 5-6 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Peter Teichner, UC Berkeley & Max Planck Institute for Mathematics

 Department of Mathematics

I’ll try to give a survey of classification of manifolds up to dimension 4.

Arts + Design Mondays: Designing Spatiality for New Media Art, with Andrew and Deborah Rappaport

Lecture | March 20 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Andrew and Deborah Rappaport founded the Minnesota Street Project in 2015, which offers affordable and economically sustainable spaces for art galleries, artists, and related nonprofits. The project is inspired by the couple’s belief that philanthropic support for the arts today requires an alternate model—one suited to the innovative nature of Silicon Valley and the region as a whole.

This...   More >

Admission to this lecture is free.

ATC Lecture — Andrew and Deborah Rappaport, “Designing Spatiality for New Media Art”: Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium

Lecture | March 20 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Barbo Osher Theater

 Andrew Rappaport, Minnesota Street Project; Deborah Rappaport, Minnesota Street Project

 Center for New Media

Collecting and exhibiting new media art poses particular challenges for private collectors. Among other questions, every acquisition must address the following:

* Is it possible to honor and adhere to the artist’s vision outside of an institutional context?
* Is it practical to integrate the work into a home environment while still living in the house?
* Is it feasible to manage conservation...   More >

The Nemea Center Lecture: The Road Less Traveled By? History, Archaeology, and Landscape in southern Greece

Lecture | March 20 | 7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Dimitri Nakassis, Classics, University of Colorado Boulder

 The Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology, AIA, San Francisco Society

At first glance, the tranquil valleys and mountain passes of the western Argolid give the appearance being of a rather isolated and unremarkable region in southern Greece. In reality, this fertile area is crisscrossed by ancient roads and dotted with ruins that testify to its importance to the major powers of Greece from Classical antiquity to the Ottoman Empire. The results on the ongoing...   More >