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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

New Approaches to the Prague Spring

Lecture | March 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Timothy Scott Brown, Northeastern University, Boston

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

The Prague Spring, a movement of reform Communism instituted in Czechoslovakia under Alexander Dubcek in early 1968 and crushed by Soviet force of arms in August of the same year, has been interpreted overwhelmingly according to a liberal narrative ending in the “Velvet Revolution” of 1989. To be sure, the relevance of the experiment in “Socialism with a Human Face” for the Europe-wide uprisings...   More >

Timothy Scott Brown

PLANTS + PEOPLE Lunchtime Lectures : Among the Marshes: The Tebtunis Papyri at The Bancroft Library

Lecture | March 12 | 12-1 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The ancient Egyptian site of Tebtunis lies at the southern edge of the Fayum depression, a fertile region in the western desert fed by a branch of the Nile. Today, as in antiquity, this area was exploited for its rich agricultural production, which led to the establishment of new settlements by the Ptolemaic kings around the 4th century BCE. In her talk, Emily Cole will provide a glimpse into...   More >

Free for Members or with Garden Admission; Free for UC Berkeley Students, Staff and Faculty

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View from the Top: Gary Dickerson: Navigating the Perfect Storm: A New Semiconductor Playbook for the AI Era

Lecture | March 12 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor

 Gary Dickerson, President and CEO, Applied Materials

 College of Engineering

The pace of change is accelerating with technology promising an ever-brighter future. Artificial intelligence and big data will touch many areas of our lives, transforming industries and the global economy. To unlock the full potential of AI and Big Data, we need a new industry playbook for semiconductor design and manufacturing.

Emma Chubb | “Measured and Discrete: Artist-Architect Collaborations in Morocco"

Lecture | March 12 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Emma Chubb, Smith College

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

During the period of repression and emigration known as the Years of Lead, the Faraoui and de Mazières architecture firm in Rabat commissioned site-specific artworks for building projects across Morocco. Called “integrations” by the architects and praised by the art critic Toni Maraini as “measured and discrete,” the commissions included works by Farid Belkahia, Mohammed Chebaa, and Mohammed...   More >

Chern Lectures: The (in)compatibility of 3 and 5 dimensional Heisenberg geometry with Lebesgue spaces

Lecture | March 12 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Simons Institute, Auditorium,

 Assaf Naor, Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss the longstanding bi-Lipschitz embedding problem in $\mathbb R^k$, and how over the years it became intertwined with the embeddability properties of the Heisenberg groups into $L_p(\mu )$ spaces. We will explain a recent completion of this project, which exhibits unexpected twists, decisive applications to longstanding open questions in algorithms and metric geometry, and...   More >

Mosse Lecture: Ulrike Ottinger

Lecture | March 12 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Filmmaker in residence Ulrike Ottinger presents an illustrated lecture discussing her approach to the visual design of her films, as well as her research methods for a nonfiction film project like Chamisso’s Shadow.

Life and Career of Aaron Green

Lecture | March 12 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Wurster Gallery, Room 121

 Allan Wright Green; Jan Novie

 Environmental Design Archives

Join us for our third Gallery Talk this academic year with Allan Wright Green and Jan Novie!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Wurster Gallery, Room 121

6:30 to 7pm- Light Refreshments
7 to 8pm - Lecture

Free to UC Berkeley Students, Staff, Faculty, and Friends of the EDA

Suggested $10 donation for those outside UC Berkeley

Daily Life in the Abyss: Genocide Diaries, 1915-1918

Lecture | March 12 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Vahe Tachjian, Chief Editor of the Berlin-based Houshamdyan website, Houshamdyan

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program

In 1915, two Armenian families (the Bogharians and the Tavukjians) were deported from Ayntab (in the Ottoman Empire), together with many other Armenian inhabitants of the town. They were forcibly resettled, first in Hama and then in the nearby town of Salamiyya (today in Syria). Two diaries written by members of these families have come down to us: one by Father Nerses Tavukjian, the other by...   More >