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Thursday, November 21, 2019

View from the Top: Craig Federighi: Questionable Advice from One Very Lucky Berkeley Engineer

Lecture | November 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor

 Craig Federighi, Senior VP, Software Engineering, Apple

 Society of Women Engineers, UC Berkeley College of Engiennering

Bancroft Library Roundtable: “To make letters live, that men themselves may have more life”: Manuscript Analysis and the Lettering Arts

Lecture | November 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Chris McDonald, Assistant Pictorial Archivist, The Bancroft Library

 Bancroft Library

The Bancroft Library is home to one of the more significant collections of medieval and renaissance manuscripts in the nation. Chris McDonald will discuss the esoteric tradition of study of letterforms in the scripts found in such documents, illustrating this analysis along the way.

 The Lewis-Latimer Room has a maximum capacity of 28 people. The doors will be shut and no more attendees may enter once the room is at capacity.

Amy Franceschini: Presence as Practice

Lecture | November 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Amy Franceschini

 Arts + Design

Amy Franceschini, founder of Futurefarmers

This week’s A+D Thursdays speaker is Amy Franceschini, the founder of Futurefarmers, a group of artists, designers, farmers, and architects with a common interest in creating frameworks of participation that recalibrate our cultural compass. Their work uses various media to enact situations that disassemble habitual apparatus: public policy, urban...   More >

Aging Services Faculty Search Candidate Talk

Lecture | November 14 – December 5, 2019 every Thursday with exceptions | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Haviland Commons

 Social Welfare, School of

Spectacle of Empire: The Visual Destruction of Iraq | Dena Al-Adeeb

Lecture | November 21 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Dena Adnan Al-Adeeb, University of California, Davis

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

The Spectacle of Empire critically investigates the relationship between art, architecture and archaeology and militarized visual culture, analyzed against the historical and political backdrop of imperial and neoliberal processes in the Middle East. Drawing from the fields of postcolonial theory, visual culture, and media studies, The Spectacle of Empire sheds light on the United States’ 2003...   More >

Member's Walk: Australasia

Lecture | November 21 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 James Fong

 Botanical Garden

Garden members are invited to take an in-depth look into the Australasia Collection with Horticulturist James Fong. This diverse collection represents flora from the temperate, subtropical, and tropical climates of Australia, New Zealand, and more!

Anthony W. Fontes Mortal Doubt: Transnational Gangs and Social Order

Lecture | November 21 | 4-5 p.m. |  2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies)

 Anthony Fontes, Assistant Professor in the School of International Service at American University, American University

 Center for Latin American Studies

Maras (transnational gangs) like the MS-13 stand at the center of ever-growing politics of fear. Based on years of fieldwork in Central America, Anthony W. Fontes illuminates how the maras became the region’s public enemy #1. However, the problem goes beyond gangs. By providing cover for a host of other actors taking advantage of extreme violence, maras help create a sense of order in the midst...   More >

A man in a mausoleum in Guatemala City. (Photo by Anthony W. Fontes.)

Foerster Lectures on the Immortality of the Soul featuring Jane Taylor: On Uncertainty: Wittgenstein: Habits of Thought and Thoughts of Habit

Lecture | November 21 | 4:10 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Jane Taylor, Andrew W. Mellon Chair of Aesthetic Theory and Material Performance, Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape

 Graduate Division

Taylor's lecture is about uncertainty. The lecture will be accessible and interesting to a broad audience. She will be engaged with the English, Drama, and other departments on campus as her work is widely respected.

Jane Taylor

Singing Schubert, Hearing Race: Black Concert Singers and the German Lied in Interwar Central Europe

Lecture | November 21 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Kira Thurman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, Department of History, Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington

Kira Thurman explores the rise in popularity of African American classical musicians in interwar Germany and Austria. Singing Lieder by Schubert, Brahms, and others, they challenged audiences’ expectations of what a black performer looked and sounded like in the transatlantic “jazz age.” Audiences labeled singers such as Marian Anderson and Roland Hayes “negroes with white souls,” and marveled at...   More >

Kira Thurman

35th Colin and Elsa Miller Lecture: Elections and Protests: Government Influence and Social Attitudes in Today’s Russia

Lecture | November 21 | 5:15-6:45 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220

 Maria Lipman, Editor, Point & Counterpoint

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

The year 2019 has been marked by several unexpected developments. The Moscow city council elections, usually a non-event, resulted in mass street protests after the government barred undesired candidates from the race. The police responded with unprecedented brutality. The prosecution of some of the protesters was extremely arbitrary, even by Russian standards. What followed was a campaign of...   More >

The Daily Life of Betel: from Leaf to Nut, Preparation to Ritual

Lecture | November 21 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Deepa Natarajan, UC Botanical Garden

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Institute for South Asia Studies, Botanical Garden

Betel nuts (Areca catechu) and leaves (Piper betle), are for many, a part of daily life in Southern India. Come explore the world of vethela paaku (the preparation of betel leaves and nuts) through a visual journey through Southern India.

Deepa Natarajan is the Program Coordinator at the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley, where she has transformed her love of plants into a year-round series of...   More >

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