<< January 2019 >>

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Curator's Circle Event: MATRIX Chat with Masako Miki

Lecture | January 9 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Please join us to celebrate the opening of our newest MATRIX exhibition with artist Masako Miki. We will begin at 6 PM in BAMPFA’s Theater 2, where Miki will join Curatorial Assistant Matthew Coleman for an informal chat about her artistic process and the ideas behind this new work. After the chat, we will move to the Koret Reading Room for drinks and a delicious reception catered by...   More >

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Towards a mathematical theory of development

Lecture | January 16 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 4500 Berkeley Way West

 Geoffrey Schiebinger PhD

 Public Health, School of

In this talk we introduce a mathematical model to describe temporal processes like embryonic
development and cellular reprogramming. We consider stochastic processes in gene expression
space to represent developing populations of cells, and we use optimal transport to recover
the temporal couplings of the process. We apply these ideas to study 315,000 single-cell RNA-sequencing profiles...   More >

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Free Career Webinar: Informational Interviewing: Conversations for Exploring Your Future

Lecture | January 17 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Terrie Moore, UC Berkeley Staff Career Development Program

 UC Berkeley Extension

Are you considering a career change? Would you like to advance into a new role or are you curious about bringing your skills to a new industry? Informational interviews can play a powerful part in your career development—throughout your career—if you know some basic best practices. They will make all the difference in making career connections that are effective and worthwhile for both...   More >

Friday, January 18, 2019

Semi-Supervised Inference with Large and High Dimensional Data: A Semi-Parametric Perspective

Lecture | January 18 | 12-2 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Abhishek Chakrabortty PhD

 Public Health, School of

In this talk, I will consider SS inference for a class of standard Z-estimation problems. I will discuss first the subtleties and associated challenges that necessitate a semi-parametric perspective. I will then demonstrate a family of SS Z-estimators that are robust and adaptive, thus ensuring that they are always as efficient as the supervised estimator and more efficient (optimal in some...   More >

Wolfgang Kaleck: Law Vs. Power: Edward Snowden's lawyer

Lecture | January 18 | 12:50 p.m. | 170 The Law Building

 Wolfgang Kaleck, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights

 Human Rights Center, Human Rights Law Student Association, Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law, International Human Rights Law Clinic

Wolfgang Kaleck, best known as Edward Snowden's lawyer, is a human rights activist who has travelled globally for two decades to fight alongside those suffering injustice at the hands of powerful players. He is Founder and General Secretary of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights in Berlin and together with his colleagues and partners from around the world he brings legal...   More >

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Biomedical Imaging Technology at Cal: for Early-Stage Medical Diagnosis

Lecture | January 19 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Steven Connoly, Bioengineering and Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences


Abstract Treatments for diseases are most effective when the disease is noticed at the earliest stage. Modern medical imaging tools are indispensable for early-stage diagnosis of deadly diseases, like Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke. Unfortunately, many diseases are still only diagnosed at advanced stage. For example, only 15% of lung cancer is diagnosed at the earliest stage. Hence,...   More >

Magnetic particle imaging

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Rally to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Third World Liberation Front

Lecture | January 22 | 12-1 p.m. | Sproul Hall, Mario Savio Steps

 Paola Bacchetta, Faculty Member, Gender and Women's Studies; Hatem Bazian, Faculty Member, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley, http://ethnicstudies.berkeley.edu/faculty-profile/hatem-bazian, Provost, Co-founder and Faculty Member of Islamic Law and Theology at Zaytuna College; Oliver Jones, 1969 TWLF Student Striker, Member of the Afro-American Students Union, and Civil Rights Attorney; Jeff Leong, Poet, Author, 1969 TWLF Student Striker, and Member of the Asian American Political Alliance; Ysidro Macias, Poet, Author, Artist, Retired Attorney, Tortilla Maker, 1969 TWLF Student Striker, and Member of Mexican-American Student Confederation; Lulu Matute, Artist and Undergraduate Scholar, UC Berkeley; LaNada War Jack, 1969 TWLF Student Striker, Member of Native American Students Union, and Shoshone-Bannock Nation Activist, Writer, Educator and 1969 TWLF Student Striker, Indigenous Visions Network; Eddie Zheng, Former San Quentin incarceree, and Founder of Asian Prisoners Support Committee, Asian Prisoners Support Committee; Marcelo Garzo Montalvo, Artist, Musician, Ph.D. Candidate, The Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley, Graduate Student Researcher, Center for Race and Gender; Floyd Huen, 1969 TWLF Student Striker and Member of Asian American Political Alliance; Cynthia Ledesma; Abraham Ramirez, PhD. Candidate, The Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley; Vicci Wong, 1969 TWLF Student Striker and Member of the Asian American Political Alliance

 Blake Simons, Assistant Director, Fannie Lou Hamer Black Resource Center; Joanne Yi, UC Berkeley Undergraduate, and Director of External Affairsm REACH!, REACH!

 American Cultures, TWLF 1969/twLF veterans, TWLF Research Initiative, Asian Pacific American Student Development, Department of African American Studies, Chicanx Latinx Student Development, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, Asian Prisoner Support Committee, Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project, Native American Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies, REACH!

Rally to celebrate the first day and 50th anniversary of the Third World Liberation Front strike.

Courtesy of Ethnic Studies Library

Of Pathogens and Humans. A Cultural History of the Policies on Epidemics in the Nineteenth Century

Lecture | January 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Andrea Wiegeshoff, Marburg University (Germany)

 Institute of European Studies, GHI West – Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC

In the nineteenth century, epidemics reached, for the first time in history, all inhabited continents. Globally spreading pathogens were an unintended side effect of a growing flow of people, animals and goods across state borders, imperial spaces and continents. "Of pathogens and humans" is an ongoing research project that analyzes reactions to increasingly mobile diseases in the American and...   More >

Khalid Ben Srhir, "Jewish Studies in the Islamic World"

Lecture | January 22 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Professor Khalid Ben Srhir is by academic trade an expert on British-Moroccan relations. However, in Morocco he is known for his unique accomplishments in the fields of both translation and Jewish studies. Ben Srhir started his career as a primary teacher in Morocco’s southern hinterland before he joined University Mohamed V as a Professor. Today, he is not only the editor of the oldest history...   More >

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Bridging the gap between noisy healthcare data and knowledge: causality and portability

Lecture | January 23 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Xu Shi, PhD

 Public Health, School of

Routinely collected healthcare data present numerous opportunities for biomedical research but also come with unique challenges. For example, critical issues such as data quality, unmeasured and mismeasured confounding, high-dimensional covariates, and patient privacy concerns naturally arise. In this talk, I present tailored causal inference methods and an automated data quality control pipeline...   More >

Surveying Sistan: New Tales about an Old Archaeological Project in Afghanistan

Lecture | January 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility) | Note change in date

 Mitchell Allen, Research Associate, Archaeological Research Facility & Smithsonian Institution

 Archaeological Research Facility

This presentation will offer a brief overview of the Helmand Sistan Project (HSP), the only multidisciplinary, long-term, comprehensive survey and excavation project ever conducted in the southwest corner of Afghanistan.

The Promise of Smart Materials in Earthquake Resistant Design

Lecture | January 23 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Reginald DesRoches, William and Stephanie Sick Dean of Engineering, Rice University

 UC Berkeley EERI Student Chapter

Damage from recent earthquakes underscores the importance of developing new approaches and technologies to improve the performance of structures during earthquakes. The presentation will highlight applications of one class of smart materials — shape memory alloys — in improving the performance of structures subjected to earthquake loading.

Bringing Genocidaires to Justice: The Perspective of an NGO in the Trenches: Dixon Osburn | Executive Director of the Center for Justice and Accountability

Lecture | January 23 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Eshleman Hall, Bay View Room

 Dixon Osburn, Executive Director, Center for Justice and Accountability

 The Berkeley Forum

How can one NGO take on the world’s war criminals? Come listen to how San Francisco based Center for Justice and Accountability has been leading the charge for the past twenty years.


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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Creativity: A New Approach with Stan Lai

Lecture | January 24 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 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 >

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Creativity: A New Approach -- Series Introduction by Stan Lai

Lecture | January 24 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 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 >

Ajay Verghese | Secularization with Hindu Characteristics

Lecture | January 24 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Ajay Verghese, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Riverside

 Jennifer Bussell, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of Political Science

A talk by political scientist, Dr. Ajay Verghese on secularization in India.

TDPS Speaker Series | Directing and Patriarchy: Towards Theater of Empowerment

Lecture | January 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 44B Dwinelle Hall

 Éva Patkó, Theater Director, University Teacher, and Visiting Fulbright Scholar, University of Arts Târgu-Mureș, Romania

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Coming from an Eastern European theater tradition, Éva Patkó will present possible shifts from the Theater of Power towards the Theater of Empowerment.

Is the Śaiva Source of the Buddhist Herukābhidhāna's Treatment of Initiation pre-Tantric?

Lecture | January 24 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Alexis Sanderson, University of Oxford

 Center for Buddhist Studies

In his work, Alexis Sanderson has maintained that the treatment of the topic of initiation found in the Buddhist Tantra Herukābhidhāna, also known as the Laghvabhidhāna or Laghuśaṃvara, has been adopted with some light editing from a Śaiva source. In this lecture he puts forward the hypothesis that this source, though surviving within a Tantric Śaiva work,...   More >

Friday, January 25, 2019

Jacobs Design Conversations: Dori Tunstall

Lecture | January 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Elizabeth (Dori) Tunstall is a design anthropologist, public intellectual, and design advocate who works at the intersections of critical theory, culture, and design. As Dean of Design at Ontario College of Art and Design University, she is the first black and black female dean of a faculty of design. She leads the Cultures-Based Innovation Initiative focused on using old ways of knowing to drive...   More >

Fighting mosquito-borne diseases with mathematical models, genetic analysis and machine learning

Lecture | January 25 | 12-2 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 John Marshall, PhD

 Public Health, School of

Malaria, dengue, Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases continue to pose a major global health burden through much of the world, despite the widespread distribution of insecticide-based tools and antimalarial drugs. Consequently, there is interest in novel strategies to control these diseases, including the release of mosquitoes transfected with Wolbachia and engineered with CRISPR-based...   More >

Monday, January 28, 2019

GUH Lecture: Mapping Affecdence: Urban counter-drag in San Francisco, 1966-75

Lecture | January 28 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 106 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

In the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, San Francisco’s counterculture devised underground, self-organized do-it-yourself (DIY) urban networks of communal survival. The Angels of Light, an acid-drag commune of free-theatre performers, transformed buildings...   More >

Modeling and Simulation of Next Generation 3D Printing Systems for Functionalized Materials with Machine-Learning System Design

Lecture | January 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Professor Tarek Zohdi, Chair of the UCB Computational & Data Science & Engineering Program Professor of Mechanical Engineering

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

The Subversive Pedagogy of Yugoslav Surrealism: Aleksandar Vuco and Dusan Matic’s The Exploits of the “Five Cockerels” Gang

Lecture | January 28 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Aleksandar Boskovic, Lecturer in Bosnian, Croatian & Serbian, Columbia University

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

The 1933 collaborative surrealist book The Exploits of the “Five Cockerels” Gang marks the end of the historical avant-gardes in Yugoslavia. Created by two prominent Belgrade Surrealists –Aleksandar Vuco, who wrote the verses, and Dusan Matic, who authored the foreword, collages, as well as the “explanations” of the collages—The Exploits is one of the examples of avant-garde...   More >

Colonial Exceptionalism on Native Grounds: American Literature before American Literature

Lecture | January 28 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Jerome McGann, John Stewart Bryan University Professor, University of Virginia, University of Virginia

 Department of English

LAEP Lecture Series: Mark R. Eischeid

Lecture | January 28 | 6-7 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Mon, Jan 28, 6pm - Mark Eischeid will discuss the design and photographic representation of one of Kiley’s most famous projects and an oft-proclaimed modernist masterpiece, the landscape at the Miller House (1957, Columbus, Indiana).

Art and The City: Cultural Planning in the Bay Area

Lecture | January 28 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Christian Frock, Independent Writer and Public Scholar; Jennifer Lovvorn, Chief Cultural Affairs Officer, Civic Art Program, City of Berkeley; Roberto Bedoya, Cultural Affairs Manager City of Oakland

 Arts + Design, Civic Arts Commission of the City of Berkeley, Office of Cultural Affairs of the City of Oakland, the Global Urban Humanities Department, College of Environmental Design

Recently both the City of Berkeley and the City of Oakland have rolled out new cultural plans focused on enriching public life through the arts. Join us for an imaginative conversation about the future possibilities for culturally enriched civic spaces in urban communities, the challenges facing cities, and the possibilities for coalition building within the region. Featuring Berkeley's recently...   More >

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Lean Impact

Lecture | January 29 | 12-1:30 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

 Ann Mei Chang

 Blum Center for Developing Economies, Center for Social Sector Leadership

Despite enormous investments of time and money, are we making a enough of a dent on the social and environmental challenges of our time? What if we could exponentially increase our impact?

“Even if everything ends” A talk with writer and translator Victoria Häggblom on the translation of contemporary Swedish poet Bruno K. Öijer

Lecture | January 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Victoria Häggblom

 Institute of European Studies, Department of Scandinavian, Nordic Studies Program

The work of Swedish poet Bruno K. Öijer (b. 1951) has been described as “dark, crystalline, magnetic, and mystical”. His compilation "The Trilogy" will be available to English-speaking readers for the first time when published in Victoria Häggblom’s translation by Action Books in 2019.

Öijer has been one of the most popular and influential Swedish poets for decades, and is as well known in...   More >

Inference on Treatment Effects after Model Selection

Lecture | January 29 | 1-3 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Jingshen Wang, PhD candidate

 Public Health, School of

Inferring cause-effect relationships between variables is of primary importance in many sciences. In this talk, I will discuss two approaches for making valid inference on treatment effects when a large number of covariates are present. The first approach is to perform model selection and then to deliver inference based on the selected model. If the inference is made ignoring the randomness of...   More >

AIA Lecture - Joukowsky Lecture - Remembering Boudica: Monuments of a Barbarian Queen

Lecture | January 29 | 7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Alison Futrell, Department of History, University of Arizona

 San Francisco Society of the Archaeological Institute of America

Empire! Taxes! Violation! Massacre! In the early years of his reign, the emperor Nero briefly considered withdrawing the legions from the new province of Britannia. Before he could do so, the stability of empire was shaken by revolt, as Boudica, a tribal queen pushed beyond her limits by the excesses of the Roman colonizers, exacted a horrifying retribution, with deaths in the tens of thousands....   More >

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat with Allan deSouza: How Art Can Be Thought: A Handbook for Change

Lecture | January 30 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

What terms do we use to describe and evaluate art? How do we judge if art is good, and if it is for the social good? DeSouza investigates the terminology through which art is discussed, valued, and taught.

The Clothes on Their Backs: Sartorial Practices of Self-making within the African Diaspora

Lecture | January 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Ayana Omilade Flewellen, University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

Through an analysis of material culture and documentary data, my work examines the complex interplay between structural forms of oppression and agency by focusing on the ways sharecropping, tenant and landowning farmers in Texas utilized dress to negotiate racism, sexual exploitation, and exploitive capitalism.

The American Welfare State in the Age of Trump

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

 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Tina Sacks, UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

What are some of the current challenges to maintaining social welfare programs for the nation's most vulnerable people in the Trump era?

Beshara Doumani, "Between House and Orchard: Family, Shar'ia, and the Making of the Modern Middle East"

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

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Beshara Doumani is a Professor of History and Director of Middle East Studies at Brown University. His research focuses on groups, places, and time periods marginalized by mainstream scholarship on the early modern and modern Middle East. He also writes on the topics of displacement, academic freedom, politics of knowledge production, and the Palestinian condition. His books include Family Life...   More >

"Displaced Voices: Retelling the Mythos of Odysseus' Journey" (Book talk about Mythos and Voice: Displacement, Learning and Agency in Odysseus' World)

Lecture | January 30 | 3:30 p.m. | 303 Doe Library

 Charles Underwood, University-Community Links


This is a book talk by UCB Executive Director of University-Community Links Charles Underwood.

From the Upper Indus to the East Coast of China: On the Origin of the Pictorial Representation of the Lotus Sūtra

Lecture | January 30 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Haiyan Hu-von Hinüber, Peking University

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

In Chinese Buddhist art, there is an image of two sitting Buddhas, Śākyamuni and Prabhūtaratna, which can be traced back to the Saddharmapuṇḍarīkasūtra. Because (until 2012) no image of the “Two Sitting Buddhas” had been found outside China, it has been assumed that the depiction of this pair of Buddhas is of Chinese origins. Drawing on four images that have...   More >

Partial Representation: Bruegel, Dickens, Aurbach

Lecture | January 30 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Alex Woloch, Professor, Stanford English

 Department of English

Public lecture. All welcome. Reception to follow.

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.