<< Week of January 15 >>

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Hearst Museum Legacies: The Collections of L.L. Loud 1911-1946

Lecture | January 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Paolo Pellegatti, Research Archaeologist, University of California, Berkeley Phoebe Hearst Museum

 Archaeological Research Facility

The Hearst Museum of Anthropology curates archaeological collections going back
more than 150 years. Under Kroeber's directorship (1904 - 1947) the museum had its own active field program separated from the Department of Anthropology and, often following tips from landowners, researchers or accidental discoveries, it dispatched a handful of archaeologists whose work will result in the discovery...   More >

Sculpting the Frontal Cortex: The Brain's Topiary Arts: Faculty Lecture

Lecture | January 18 | 3-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Linda Wilbrecht, Associate Professor

 Department of Psychology

I AM YOU: Volunteer Response to the Refugee Crisis

Lecture | January 18 | 6-8 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Rebecca Reshdouni, I AM YOU

 Center for Global Public Health

In less than a year, I AM YOU has become one of the leading volunteer organizations operating within the refugee crisis in Greece. Over 400 volunteers from across the globe have joined the effort carrying out important assignments ranging from beach rescue operations, aid distribution and shelter allocation to camp management, education and medical transportation.

The organization was born on...   More >


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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Science at Cal Lecture: The Really Big One: Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest

Lecture | January 21 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Diego Melgar, UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory


Most people think that in the United States, the area
around the San Andreas Fault poses the highest risk for a large earthquake. But the risk for a “great earthquake” and tsunami is highest in the Pacific Northwest. Join seismologist Diego Melgar and learn about the risks, the geologic forces behind the potential for a truly massive U.S. earthquake, and efforts underway to build warning systems...   More >

Oregon coastline near Cannon Beach (photo: Abhinaba Basu)