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Thursday, January 31, 2019

SOLD OUT - Lecture: Carolus Linnaeus and the Naming of Everything with Margareta Séquin

Lecture | January 31 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Professor Margareta Séquin for an illustrated story of Carolus Linnaeus's life and work and a look at his botanical garden in Uppsala, Sweden. The presentation will give an overview of his life and his development of binomial nomenclature in the mid 1700's, still used today.

$12 / $10 UCBG Members, UC Staff, Faculty and Students


Why Read Santa Teresa's The Life: Why Read...Series

Lecture | January 31 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Amy Hollywood, Harvard University; Ethan Shagan, U.C. Berkeley; Alison Weber, University of Virginia; Carlos Eire, Yale University

 Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

Adaptation and Transformation: A Conversation with Mary Zimmerman and Stan Lai

Lecture | January 31 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Mary Zimmerman; Stan Lai

 Arts + Design

Join us for the opening lecture of the spring 2019 A+D Thursdays Lecture Series, which is shaped around three key words: Creativity, Migration and Transformation. Stan Lai, co-curator of the series, is one of the most acclaimed playwrights/directors in Asia, known not only for creating some of the most memorable works for the contemporary Chinese stage, but also for creating bold new genres and...   More >

The "Manananggal": On the Labor of Difference

Lecture | January 31 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, UCLA

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Filipino and Philippine Studies Working Group

The manananggal (viscera sucker) has been the subject of countless Filipino films. This talk focuses on representations and engagements of the manananggal as a feminist national icon made to bear the weight of the social order because of her monstrous difference.

Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns

Mohamed Diagayété, “Africa's Islamic Heritage in Peril? An Insider's Account of the State of Timbuktu's Arabic Manuscripts"

Lecture | January 31 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 African history Working Group, Center for African Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Please join us for a rare opportunity to hear from the director of the most important Arabic manuscript archive in West Africa, the Institut Ahmad Baba in Timbuktu (Mali). Timbuktu was historically one of West Africa’s most important Muslim intellectual centers. Chosen as a site for a UNESCO-sponsored public archive and research center for Arabic manuscripts in 1967, it was named after the famous...   More >

DiPerna Lecture: Seeing Through Space-Time

Lecture | January 31 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Gunther Uhlmann, University of Washington

 Department of Mathematics

We will consider the question on whether we can determine the structure of space time by making measurements near the worldline of an observer. We will consider both active and passive measurements. For the case of passive measurements one measures the fronts of light sources near the observer. For the case of active measurements we couple Einstein equations with matter or electromagnetic fields...   More >

Get Home Safe: Cross-Genre Routes through Everyday Racism

Lecture | January 31 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

Discussion by:

Beth Piatote, Associate Professor, Native American Studies

Leigh Raiford, Associate Professor, African American Studies

Somini Sengupta | Existential threats: Stories from the front lines of climate change in South Asia and beyond - The Sarah Kailath Memorial Lecture

Lecture | January 31 | 5-7 p.m. | Faculty Club, The Heyns Room

 Somini Sengupta, The New York Times's International Climate Change Correspondent

 Geeta Anand, Acting Professor of Reporting, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair in India Studies, Renewable & Appropriate Energy Lab, Energy and Resources Group, Graduate School of Journalism, Institute of International Studies, Blum Center for Developing Economies

Somini Sengupta delivers our 7th Annual Sarah Kailath Memorial Lecture on the theme of Women and Leadership.

The Veda, Indian Grammarians, and the Language of Early Buddhism

Lecture | January 31 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Oskar von Hinüber, Albert-Ludwigs Universität, Freiburg

 Center for Buddhist Studies

Connections between the Vedic language and that of early Buddhism were observed already during the beginnings of Buddhology in Europe. After a brief survey of research, some features of syntax and vocabulary are discussed, while concentrating on the Vedic meaning of certain words and terms such as grāma or saṃkakṣikā partly unrecognized so far and preserved only in the...   More >

Pubscience Presents Sleepless and Alone

Lecture | January 31 | 5:45-7 p.m. |  The Octopus Literary Salon

 2101 Webster St., Oakland, CA 94612

 Dr. Eti Ben Simon, Center for Human Sleep Science, UC Berkeley

 UC Berkeley CLEAR

Join us as Dr. Eti Ben Simon, a researcher at the Center for Human Sleep Science at UC Berkeley, shares some new insights on human sleep. Her recent work found that the way we interact with the world when we are awake has a lot to do with how much we sleep.