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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Computer Workstation Evaluator Training (BEUHS403)

Workshop | November 14 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomic Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics; Mallory Lynch, MA, Campus Ergonomist, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Specifically for Departmental Computer Workstation Evaluators, learn the basics of how to evaluate and modify computer workstations according to campus ergonomic guidelines in this practical, hands-on workshop. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center

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Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: Universality of Euler flows and flexibility of Reeb embeddings

Seminar | November 14 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Eva Miranda, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

 Department of Mathematics

The dynamics of an inviscid and incompressible fluid flow on a Riemannian manifold are described by the Euler equations. Recently, Terry Tao launched a programme to address the global existence problem, not only for Euler equations, but also for their viscid counterpart, the Navier-Stokes equations, based on the concept of universality. This notion concerns the Euler equations without fixing...   More >

EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | November 14 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall


 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Dissertation Talk: Demultiplexed Mutiwavelength Interferometry for High Precision Metrology

Seminar | November 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 (Woz Lounge)

 Zain Zaidi

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will present results from a new arithmetic algorithm for multiwavelength interferometer that has a theoretical maximum range of the lowest-common-multiple of the wavelengths used, the resolution of a single-wavelength interferometer, and the theoretical maximum noise tolerance of an algebraic approach.

Applied Math Seminar: Nonlocal models in computational science and engineering: challenges and applications

Seminar | November 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Marta D’Elia, Sandia National Labs

 Department of Mathematics

Nonlocal models such as peridynamics and fractional equations can capture effects that classical partial differential equations fail to capture. These effects include multiscale behavior, discontinuities in the solutions such as cracks, and anomalous behavior such as super- and sub-diffusion. For this reason, they provide an improved predictive capability for a large class of engineering and...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Topic TBA

Seminar | November 14 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Nick Barberis, Yale School of Management

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | November 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Jimmy Roberts, Professor, Duke University

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Mindful Awareness: Guided Meditation

Miscellaneous | August 29 – November 21, 2019 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Jeffrey Oxendine

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resilience, and well-being. These meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and students.

Writing the Self in Mediterranean History

Lecture | November 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Konstantina Zanou, Assistant Professor of Italian, Columbia University

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

In this talk, Konstantina Zanou places herself together with the figures of some obscure—and less obscure—intellectuals who lived along the coasts of the Adriatic Sea and Eastern Europe in the first half of the nineteenth century, in order to understand how she came about to write her recent book Transnational Patriotism in the Mediterranean, 1800-1850: Stammering the Nation (Oxford...   More >

Julien Beller in Conversation: Atypical Architectures and Urban Belonging

Lecture | November 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Julien Beller

 Arts + Design

Julien Beller, architect

Architect Julien Beller illuminates his atypical approach to urban design: calling into question how a city is built, he works towards building a just city, constructed with pleasure, where everyone has a place. His projects focus on autonomous zones (cultural spaces, work spaces, classrooms) and on housing and habitat for the city’s most precarious inhabitants...   More >

Self-Care for Stressed Out Parents (BEUHS375)

Workshop | November 14 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Lara Scriba, RN, co-sponsored by the Ann Martin Center

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

The responsibilities and isolation of parenting can easily lead to stress, exhaustion, overwhelm & burnout.

Learn practical, holistic tools that will not only reduce stress but also build a sense of rhythm, vitality and ease within your body, mind & family.

Embrace nature’s energetic rhythms and explore simple solutions to:
• Optimize time & energy
• Support your nervous system...   More >

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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

Stebbins Piano Series: Music of Edvard Grieg

Performing Arts - Music | November 14 | 12:15-1 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 Eugenea Raychaudhuri, Student - Music Department

 Women's Faculty Club

Piano concert featuring the music of Edvard Grieg - "Sonata in E minor, op 7" and "Ballade in G minor, op 24 in the forms of Variations on a Norwegian Folk Song"

Pianist - Eugenea Raychaudhuri

  RSVP by calling Front Desk at 5106424175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by November 13.

IB Seminar: Differentiation, Communication, and Emergence in Ant Societies

Seminar | November 14 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Daniel Kronauer, The Rockefeller University

 Department of Integrative Biology

Econ 235, Financial Economics Student Seminar

Seminar | November 14 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Marius Guenzel

 Department of Economics

Microsoft Excel Charts

Course | November 14 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business

 Human Resources

This course details the process of Chart creation and manipulation in Microsoft Excel. Emphasis is placed on proper structure of source data, functional differences of various Chart types, and integration of Chart functionality with other baseline Excel features. Learning Objectives * Understand the relationship between Charts and other Excel data visualizations. * Leverage one-dimensional and...   More >

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How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | November 14 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 2019 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

War in Raqqa: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. |  2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )

 Human Rights Center

Experience photographs, videos, open source investigations, and 360° Virtual Reality that document the assault on Raqqa, Syria by coalition forces in 2017. The show draws on Amnesty International's investigations, supported by students in UC Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab and the Digital Verification Corps worldwide. Immerse yourself in video, testimonials, satellite imagery and maps...   More >

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Molly Schumer, Assistant Professor, Stanford University

Seminar | November 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Center for Computational Biology

Title: Unraveling the tangled web: the evolutionary impact of hybridization

How distinct species persist in the face of gene flow is a long-standing and central question in evolutionary biology, reinvigorated by the recent realization that hybridization is surprisingly common. Though it is now appreciated that gene flow often occurs before, during, and after speciation, little about...   More >

ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Jahi Chappell

Seminar | November 14 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Jahi Chappell

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Jahi Chappell, Executive Director of Food First, will present: "Beginning to End Hunger: Lessons on food security, transformation, and solidarity from Belo Horizonte, Brazil." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall. Co-sponsored by the the Center for Diversified Farming Systems.

The TDPS Speaker Series presents Miguel Gutierrez | Does Abstraction Belong to White People?: Thinking the Politics of Race in Contemporary Dance

Performing Arts - Other | November 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Miguel Gutierrez, choreographer, composer, performer, singer, writer, educator, and advocate

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, Latinx Research Center, Dance Studies Working Group, Performance and Art in Latinx America Working Group, Center for the Study of Sexual Culture, Arts Research Center

In this artist talk, Gutierrez will reflect upon his experience as a queer Latinx choreographer in a dance landscape of whiteness, examining who and under what conditions can claim “abstraction” and the “avant-garde.” He will also discuss his latest projects, including "This Bridge Called My Ass," a piece that bends tropes of Latinidad to identify new relationships to content and form. A...   More >

Photo by Ian Douglas

CRG Distinguished Guest Lecture: Ojichaagwag Waaseyaaziwag (Radiant Souls): Four Women Masters of Social Self-Expression

Lecture | November 14 | 4-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center (Suite 220)

 Margaret Noodin, Director, Electa Quinney Institute for American Indian Education; Professor of English and American Indian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 Center for Race and Gender, Multicultural Community Center

Margaret Noodin is a Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she also serves as Director of the Electa Quinney Institute for American Indian Education. She is the author of Bawaajimo: A Dialect of Dreams in Anishinaabe Language and Literature and Weweni, a collection of bilingual poems in Ojibwe and English. Her poems are anthologized in New Poets of Native Nations, Sing: Poetry...   More >

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From Alice, Texas to Beirut, Lebanon and Everything in Between: Lessons I Have Learned as a Student, Faculty Member, and a Woman in Engineering: Russell Severance Springer Colloquium

Seminar | November 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Dr. Janet Ellzey, Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Foundation Centennial Teaching Fellow, University of Texas at Austin

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Dr. Janet Ellzey, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Foundation Centennial Teaching Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, was born in a small town in South Texas, received her undergraduate and MS degrees at UT Austin, and her PhD at UC Berkeley in 1985. In the course of her career, she has embraced an array of opportunities ranging from conducting combustion...   More >

How to Claim a Migrant: Koreans, Borders, and Belonging at the Edge of Asia and Russia

Colloquium | November 14 | 4-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180

 Alyssa Park, University of Iowa

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Summary: In the late nineteenth century, Koreans suddenly began to cross the border to Russia and China by the thousands. Their continuous mobility and settlement in the tripartite borderland made them an enduring topic of dispute between multiple countries (Korea, Russia, China, and Japan), and prompted a host of questions that concerned fundamental questions about states’ governance over...   More >

Seminar 242, Econometrics: " Inference on Treatment Effects after Model Selection with application to subgroup analysis"

Seminar | November 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jingshen Wang, UC Berkeley, Biostatistics and Epidemiology

 Department of Economics

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Geometry and dynamics of K3 surfaces

Colloquium | November 14 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Simion Filip, Institute for Advanced Study and Clay Mathematics Institute

 Department of Mathematics

In the classification of compact complex surfaces, K3s are the intermediate case between the positively and negatively curved ones. Alternatively, one can think of K3s as holomorphically symplectic surfaces. Their geometry is rich: K3s admit Ricci-flat metrics and have homogeneous parameter spaces, analogous to Teichmuller and moduli spaces of Riemann surfaces. Additionally, K3s often admit...   More >

Dual-Aspect Reflexivism in Buddhist Philosophy of Mind

Colloquium | November 14 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Moses Hall, Howison Library

 Matt MacKenzie, Colorado State University

 Center for Buddhist Studies, Department of Philosophy

Indian Buddhist philosophers associated with the pramāṇavāda (logico-epistemological) school developed an account of mind and cognition that I term ‘dual-aspect reflexivism’. On this view, conscious awareness is reflexive or self-presenting in that it always involves awareness of awareness. Further, a typical episode of conscious cognition involves the presentation of an object...   More >

Financing Study Abroad

Information Session | November 14 | 5-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, MLK BNorth, Room 82D

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Do you want to study abroad, but don't know if you can afford it?

Join our Financing Study Abroad workshop to learn how to locate and understand a program budget, how financial aid works for your term abroad, and what scholarships are available so you can get a jumpstart on the planning process.

Very Slight Worry with Sonnets

Reading - Literary | November 14 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Department Lounge, 330

 Department of English

Please join us to contribute to, or simply enjoy, a recitation of sonnets on Thursday, October 10, 5-6:30 in the English Department Lounge (Wheeler 330).

For those who wish to contribute: bring a sonnet, from any time period by any author, to recite--from memory, if possible (though a "cheat sheet" is fine and use of one would not elicit disdain).

Rahuldeep Singh Gill | Ante-Colonial Anti-Imperial Sikh Tradition: Reflections on the 550th Anniversary of Guru Nanak's Birth

Lecture | November 14 | 5-7 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall

 Rahuldeep Singh Gill, Associate Professor of Religion, California Lutheran University

 Munis Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies; Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

A talk by Associate Professor of Religion and the campus interfaith strategist at California Lutheran University, Professor Rahuldeep Singh Gill.

DCRP Lecture Series: 12th Annual Martin Wachs Lecture by Elizabeth Deakin

Lecture | November 14 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

THURSDAY, NOV 14, 5:30pm. 12th Annual Martin Wachs Lecture by Elizabeth Deakin: Integrating Transportation, Land Use, and Environmental Planning for Social Justice and Carbon Reduction

Wachs Lecture: Integrating Transportation, Land Use, and Environmental Planning for Social Justice and Carbon Reduction: Finding a Way that Works

Lecture | November 14 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 Elizabeth Deakin, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Join Professor Emerita Elizabeth Deakin, UC Berkeley for the 12th Annual Martin Wachs lecture Integrating Transportation, Land Use, and Environmental Planning for Social Justice and Carbon Reduction: Finding a Way that Works Thursday, November 14, 5:30 - 7 p.m. in Wurster Hall Auditorium, Room 112.

About the Martin Wachs Distinguished Lecture in Transportation
Now in its twelfth year, the...   More >

Elizabeth Deakin

International Grad Meetup: BAMPFA Tour

Social Event | November 14 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Connect with fellow international graduate students on a fun tour of the BAMPFA this Thursday, November 14th. Take a break from your busy semester to make some new friends, relieve stress, and enjoy some great art!

We'll meet in front of the BAMPFA at 5:30 p.m.

South Bay UC Berkeley Engineering Meetup

Social Event | November 14 | 6-9 p.m. |  Duke of Edinburgh

 10801 N. Wolfe Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014

 UC Berkeley Engineering Alumni Society (South Bay)

Hello South Bay Cal Engineering, Computer Science and Chemical Engineering Alumni. It's time to celebrate fall and meet some fellow alumni. Networking is more important than ever. So...come on out to Duke's -- a British pub in Cupertino across the street from the Apple spaceship.   More >

South Bay UC Berkeley Engineering Meetup

Social Event | November 14 | 6-9 p.m. |  Duke of Edinburgh

 10801 N. Wolfe Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014

 Cal Alumni Association, UC Berkeley Engineering Alumni Society (South Bay)

It's time to celebrate fall and meet some fellow alumni. Networking is more important than ever. So...come on out to Duke's -- a British pub in Cupertino across the street from the Apple spaceship.   More >

Illuminating the Dark: First Stars in the Universe: CLEAR PubScience

Lecture | November 14 | 6-8 p.m. |  Little HIll Lounge

 10753 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530

 Deepthi Gorthi, UC Berkeley, Radio Astronomy Lab


The universe originated from a hot dense singularity called the Big Bang. Over time, it cooled down and expanded to become the universe we see today. Somewhere during this evolution, stars and galaxies first started forming. What caused their formation? How are astronomers looking for these stars?

 No one under 21 years old.

PubScience event November 14 2019

International Relations Career Panel

Panel Discussion | November 14 | 6-8 p.m. | 205 Dwinelle Hall

Department of State, Human Rights Center, Peace Corps, International Relations Council of Berkeley

 International Relations Council

Interested in International Relations? Come explore a variety of career paths and organizations through guest speakers. This event is a great opportunity to explore different fields of IR and network with professionals. Brought to you by our very own International Relations Council

Medicare for All Debate

Panel Discussion | November 14 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 108 Wheeler Auditorium

 Sally Pipes, President and CEO, Pacific Research Institute; Richard Scheffler, Professor of the Graduate School, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 Berkeley Conservative Society, Center on Civility and Democratic Engagement

Come out to see a Medicare for All debate between Pacific Research Institute President and CEO Sally Pipes and Berkeley School of Public Health Professor Richard Scheffler! Anyone from any side of the political spectrum is welcome to attend, so put the event on your calendars and see political discourse at Berkeley at its best!

East Bay Science Cafe - The secret superpowers of insects

Presentation | November 14 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

 Javier Ceja-Navarro, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab


Join us at Cafe Leila on San Pablo Avenue for an evening of science, conversation, and community.

In this presentation, Dr. Javier Navarro will tell us about his work in revealing the hidden powers of insects and other critters. We will hear about a coffee addict, a wood-degrading machine, and litter decomposers. All have something in common: their intimate associations with microbes to thrive...   More >

The coffee borer beetle loves coffee!

Beyond Recognition: Indigenous Activism

Film - Series | November 14 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Indigenous activism comes in many forms: survival, continuance or regeneration of cultural practices, political protest, legal actions, and creative interventions in writing and art making, to name a few. The ironically titled Home of the Brave, a four-minute history of conquest and subjugation of Native people, offers a searing critique of settler colonialism. Made forty years after the...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

The Life and Career of Kaneji Domoto

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 19 – December 16, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

This exhibition explores the complex story behind the only American Japanese architect and landscape architect at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian community, in Westchester County, New York in 1944.

Photographs by Ken Light: American Stories

Exhibit - Photography | August 28, 2019 – May 15, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Journalism, Graduate School of

In an exhibition of selected works from the past five decades, documentary photographer Ken Light probes social and political issues in America.

 Viewing hours are generally Monday-Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events. Please contact the Townsend Center to confirm availability.

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Library, Berkeley Language Center

Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,...   More >

Power and the People: The U.S. Census and Who Counts

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 16, 2019 – March 1, 2020 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery


Since 1790, the U.S. Census has impacted many aspects of our lives. It determines congressional apportionment, decides which communities receive a slice of $500,000,000,000 in federal funds, and provides information essential to policy making. Census questions also reflect the beliefs, concerns and prejudices of their time, starting with the first census which mandated that enslaved people be...   More >

Power to the People

You Are On Indian Land: There There (On the Same Page 2019): An Exhibit of Library Collections relating to the Native American community of Oakland

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 26, 2019 – January 31, 2020 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd floor


Tommy Orange's debut novel, There There, is this year's On the Same Page program reading. The entire campus community is encouraged to read the book and participate in classes and events this Fall.

“Orange’s debut is an ambitious meditation on identity and its broken alternatives, on myth filtered through the lens of time and poverty and urban life. Its many short chapters are told through a...   More >

 Show UCB ID to enter Moffitt Library

Object Lessons: The Egyptian Collections of the University of California, Berkeley

Exhibit - Artifacts | November 11, 2019 – May 22, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery and Corridor

 Friends of The Bancroft Library, Bancroft Library, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Object Lessons brings together ancient and modern Egyptian artifacts from the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology in an exhibition in The Bancroft Library Gallery and Corridor. In the gallery, we invite you to explore how items from everyday life were created and discarded, excavated and conserved, from antiquity to the present day. The corridor...   More >

Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

If you sip a cup of coffee, are you on drugs? If you try psychedelics, are you committing a crime? If you have a sweet tooth, are you a sugar addict?

Since the beginning of human existence, peoples of the world have altered their minds with countless plant-based substances. They have done so for many reasons, ranging from pleasure to health to ceremony, with effects both harmful and benign,...   More >