Lecture | March 20 | 12-1:30 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
This talk focuses on the methodology behind the making and the distinctive features of the interactive database Bulgarian Dialectology as Living Tradition that presents excerpts of natural dialect speech recording in 68 different villages throughout Bulgaria. The excerpts were chosen to illustrate both the major features of each dialect, and to convey cultural content of interest. Each excerpt... More >
New Research In Oral History - Lunch Lecture: Exploring The African American Experience In the 19th and 20th Centuries through Oral History
Lecture | March 20 | 12-1:15 p.m. | 267 Bancroft Library
Shirley Ann Wilson Moore, Professor Emerita of History, California State University, Sacramento
Professor Shirley Moore, an alumna of UC Berkeley, is the author of numerous works on African American history in the West, including "To Place Our Deeds: The African American Community in Richmond, California 1910-1963," and most recently "Sweet Freedom's Plains: African Americans on the Overland Trails 1841-1869. In the lunch lecture series, "New Research in Oral History," Dr. Moore will... More >
Lecture | March 20 | 4 p.m. | Doe Library
Shelley Rigger, Political Science, Davidson College
Many Americans believe Taiwan is an important friend and partner to the US. The prospect of a foreign policy iconoclast in the White House appealed to many of Taiwans supporters in the US, especially those who are active in US foreign policy circles. Former officials of the George W Bush administration, in particular, have spent the past 8 years arguing that it is time for the US to upgrade its... More >
Lecture | March 20 | 5-6 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Peter Teichner, UC Berkeley & Max Planck Institute for Mathematics
I’ll try to give a survey of classification of manifolds up to dimension 4.
Lecture | March 20 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Andrew and Deborah Rappaport founded the Minnesota Street Project in 2015, which offers affordable and economically sustainable spaces for art galleries, artists, and related nonprofits. The project is inspired by the couples belief that philanthropic support for the arts today requires an alternate modelone suited to the innovative nature of Silicon Valley and the region as a whole.
This... More >
Admission to this lecture is free.
ATC Lecture Andrew and Deborah Rappaport, Designing Spatiality for New Media Art: Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium
Lecture | March 20 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Barbo Osher Theater
Andrew Rappaport, Minnesota Street Project; Deborah Rappaport, Minnesota Street Project
Collecting and exhibiting new media art poses particular challenges for private collectors. Among other questions, every acquisition must address the following:
* Is it possible to honor and adhere to the artists vision outside of an institutional context?
* Is it practical to integrate the work into a home environment while still living in the house?
* Is it feasible to manage conservation... More >
The Nemea Center Lecture: The Road Less Traveled By? History, Archaeology, and Landscape in southern Greece
Lecture | March 20 | 7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Dimitri Nakassis, Classics, University of Colorado Boulder
The Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology, AIA, San Francisco Society
At first glance, the tranquil valleys and mountain passes of the western Argolid give the appearance being of a rather isolated and unremarkable region in southern Greece. In reality, this fertile area is crisscrossed by ancient roads and dotted with ruins that testify to its importance to the major powers of Greece from Classical antiquity to the Ottoman Empire. The results on the ongoing... More >
Lecture | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Constructions in inundation risk zones largely impacted by Climate Change, including the Western Amazon Basin, have traditionally incorporated natural materials. These lightweight enclosures often made with agrowaste including plant fibers as palm leaves have proven largely efficient for climate comfort. However, during the twentieth century, these constructions became incrementally supplanted or... More >
Free with Garden Admission
Lecture | March 21 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Professor Torkel Klingberg from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden will be giving a lecture in the Cognitive Neuroscience colloquium series in Psychology.
Lecture | March 21 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Tatiana Chudakova, Department of Anthropology, Tufts University
Franck Billé, Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative
This paper discusses the inadvertent effects of transforming the marked into the marketable on the mundane strategies of making a living, both economically and cosmologically, in Buddhist Siberia. Building on anthropological discussions on marketing ethnicity, it tracks attempts to develop a regional brand in Buryatia, a self-governing republic within the Russian Federation that derives its... More >
Food Politics and the Twenty-First Century Food Movement: Barbara Weinstock Lectures on the Morals of Trade by Marion Nestle
Lecture | March 21 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Marion Nestle will present the Weinstock lecture on March 21, 2017. Her lecture is titled "Food Politics and the Twenty-First Century Food Movement" and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
Lecture | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
Ron Feldman is a Visiting Scholar at the Graduate Theological Union, where he earned his PhD in History of Culture and Religion with an emphasis on Judaism. In addition, he earned his MBA from UC Berkeleys Haas School of Business, and has been serving as the Chief Financial Officer of the JCC of the East Bay for the past eight years.
His presentation will focus on the history and evolution of... More >
Mediterranean Models and Modalities in Forging a Strong Centralized Monarchy in 13th-Century Armenian Cilicia
Lecture | March 22 | 12-2 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
Situated on a major thoroughfare between East and West and on the intersection of sea and land routes running North and South, the Levant has always been a locus of encounter and exchange. Adopting the insights of Braudel (1966) and more recently Horden and Purcell (2000), this paper views the medieval Armenian experiment with statedom in Cilicia (11th-14th cc.) through Mediterranean optics.... More >
Lecture | March 22 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Laura E. Pérez is associate professor of ethnic studies, core faculty in performance studies, and an affiliated faculty of both gender and womens studies and the Center for Latin American Studies at UC Berkeley. Pérez is the author of Chicana Art: The Politics of Spiritual and Aesthetic Altarities. She curated UC Berkeley's first and only US Latina/o performance art series in 20012 and Labor +... More >
Admission to this lecture is free.
Lecture | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall
Ilana Szobel, Associate Professor of Hebrew Literature at Brandeis University;, Visiting Professor in Near Eastern Studies, and the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies at UC Berkeley
By focusing on the work of the Jewish-Israeli dancer Tamar Borer (b. 1965, in 1990 was involved in a car accident that left her paralyzed in both legs), this talk examines the implications of disability in Israeli society. The talk looks into ways in which disability is not a condition to overcome, but rather a starting point for radical social change. The talk explores the ways in which disabled... More >
Lecture | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Richard Herr, Professor Emeritus of History, UC Berkeley
Richard Herr will be drawing on his new book Separate but Equal? Individual and Community Since the Enlightenment to propose how the social motivations of individualism and community dedication led European nations and the US in the 19th century to the policy of assimilating nonconforming communities or eliminating them, and measures taken since WW II to avoid its disastrous effects.
Lecture | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Mitch Allen, President, Scholarly Roadside Service
This is part of a series of lectures
Lecture | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium
Michel Maharbiz, Professor, EECS, UC Berkeley
Michel Maharbiz is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley. His current research centers on building micro/nano interfaces to cells and organisms and exploring bio-derived fabrication methods. His research group is also known for developing the worlds first remotely radio-controlled cyborg beetles;
Free lunch available (limited #s). You must register by the Monday before the event for lunch. Register online
Displacement and the Lived Experience of Language: Testimonies from Children with Migration Backgrounds in an Austrian School
Lecture | March 22 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)
Brigitta Busch, University of Vienna
Berkeley Language Center
The Study of Contacts Between Cultures: The Case of Sino-European Encounters in the Seventeenth Century
Lecture | March 22 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room (220 Stephens Hall)
Nicolas Standaert, Professor of Sinology, University of Leuven
This is the keynote lecture of the multiday workshop Translating Religion and Theology in Europe and Asia: East to West.
Lecture | March 22 | 5-7 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall
Professor Colin T. Strine, Suranaree University of Technology
Dr. Strine will talk about his work in Northeast Thailand using king cobra research and education to reshape local human-wildlife conflict, and to promote conservation more broadly. He currently leads the Sakaerat Conservation and Snake Education Team at Sakaerat Man and Biosphere Reserve, as well as the nascent Biodiversity Conservation Center of Excellence at Suranaree University of Technology.
Lecture | March 22 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
WED, MAR 22, 6:30pm 2017 Friedman Professor in the Practice of Architecture Laurel Broughton will present "Fantasy Substrate"
Lecture | March 23 | D1 Hearst Field Annex
Michael Auer, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich
The Peace of Utrecht (1713/14) marked an important caesura in European political history: ushering in, according to Michel Foucault, a completely new regime of governmentality. This lecture shows how the English political ode responded to this rupture by redeploying the time-honored allegory of the ship of state: affording a thematic shift from sovereignty to governance, from legislation to... More >
Enmity, Amity, Comity, Normality, Abnormality: Korea-U.S. Relations in the Post Geun-hye, Post Obama Era
Lecture | March 23 | 12 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Edward Dong, Former Senior Foreign Service rank of Minister-Counselor, US Department of State
Laura Nelson, UC Berkeley
Korea-U.S. relations have historically been fraught, with Korea more often than not part of a sub-issue in broader contexts such as the Cold War in Asia, U.S.-China and U.S.-Japan relations, and global non-proliferation. Even on a bilateral basis, the relationship is often defined by North Korea/military alliance and economic/commercial factors, leading to frictions. In more recent years, the... More >
The First Rambo? - Finnish and other Nordic Immigration to the New Sweden Colony in the Delaware River Valley and to Silicon Valley
Lecture | March 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Ismo Söderling, Director of the Population Research Institute, Helsinki, & Director of the Institute of Migration, Turku
A sizeable migration from Finland to Sweden took place in the late 16th century. Later, in the early 17th century, hundreds of these, so called Forest Finns were sent to the New Sweden, a settlement founded by the Swedish Kingdom in the area of current Delaware in 1638. However, the actual boom of Finnish emigration to the USA took place in the late 19th century, a few decades later than the... More >
Lecture | March 23 | 4-5 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
James H. Simons Chair in Mathematics
The Mathematics of Moving Interfaces: From Industrial Printers and Semiconductors to Medical Imaging and Foamy Fluids
Lecture | March 23 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall
The Center for Race & Gender Thursday Forum Series presents...
Bodies as Borders: A Spotlight on Undergraduate Research
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Istifaa Ahmed, Ethnic Studies, Gender and Womens Studies
The performance we will analyze is Untitled (2012), by black artist Tameka Norris, directly inspired by Ana Mendietas performance piece, Untitled (Body Tracks) (1974). In her work, Norris... More >
Lecture | March 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Dr. Thomas Seidel, First Secretary, Political Affairs Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations
The primary responsibility for peace and security in the world community lies with the UNs Security Council. It was founded, like the UN, shortly after the 2nd World War and its structure continues to reflect the global political landscape of the days when the 20th centurys darkest chapter came to an end. Hardly anyone rejects the need to modernize the Security Council, to render it... More >
Lecture | March 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Lei Kang, UC Berkeley
Abstract: Airlines rely on flight dispatchers to perform the duty of fuel planning. The required trip fuel is calculated by airlines Flight Planning Systems (FPS). However, the FPS trip fuel predictions are not always accurate. If planned trip fuel is higher than actual trip fuel, then a flight will waste fuel by carrying excess fuel weight. On the other hand, if trip fuel is under-estimated,... More >