Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Thermal thresholds increase the vulnerability of coastal Los Angeles to temperature-linked increases in West Nile virus transmission
Lecture | October 15 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West
Dr. Skaff is a postdoctoral scholar in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences in the Berkeley School of Public Health. His expertise spans the ecology, evolution and epidemiology of vector-borne diseases in changing environments.
Temperature variation across critical threshold ranges can generate highly localized discontinuities in infectious disease transmission. Here, we present... More >
Lecture | October 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 303 Doe Library
Michelle Steinbeck is a Swiss author, curator, and editor whose 2016 debut novel My Father was a Man on Land and a Whale in the Water (Mein Vater war ein Mann an Land und im Wasser ein Walfisch), published by Lenos Verlag, was nominated for both the Swiss and the German Book Prize. It has been described by one reviewer as ". . .one of the most audacious, exuberant and thrilling novels Ive read... More >
Lecture | October 15 | 5-7 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall
Ali Asgar (Tara), Transdisciplinary artist and cultural producer
Lawrence Cohen, Professor in Anthropology and South and Southeast Asian Studies and the co-director of the Medical Anthropology Program
A talk by Ali Asgar (Tara), a transdisciplinary artist and cultural producer whose work focuses primarily on the body and the relationship between body and space.
Lecture | October 15 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Nina Verheyen, Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI), Essen, Germany
"Leistung" is a key concept of public debates in Germany today, and even though the term itself has a rather neutral or positive meaning « work performance » would be an adequate translation the debates it is used in very often have a negative connotation. These debates deal with the quantification of performance in so-called neoliberal times, the spreading of all forms of competition... More >