<< August 2017 >>

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Kitchen Sisters' Nikki Silva in Conversation with OHC's Shanna Farrell

Lecture | August 8 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Tilden Room, 5th Floor

 Nikki Silva, Kitchen Sisters; Shanna Farrell, Oral History Center

 Oral History Center

Join the Oral History Center for a public presentation with the Kitchen Sisters' Nikki Silva. She will discuss how she uses oral history in her radio work.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Science at Cal Lecture - Not the God Particle: The Higgs Boson

Lecture | August 19 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 159 Mulford Hall

 Heather Gray, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


In 2012, the Higgs boson was discovered at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Heather Gray will explain what this Higgs boson is and why it is so important that we had to spend 10 billion dollars to build an enormous collider (and detectors) to find it. She will introduce the complex experiments that we use to study this particle and explain how we actually go about measuring...   More >

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Hamilton, Hope and Change: The On the Same Page Keynote lecture

Lecture | August 20 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Jeremy McCarter, http://www.jeremymccarter.com/

 College of Letters & Science

Jeremy McCarter has known Lin-Manuel Miranda since Miranda’s groundbreaking, white-hot musical Hamilton was in its earliest stages. In his introduction to the highly sought-after companion book Hamilton: The Revolution, co-authored by McCarter and Miranda, McCarter describes the book as a chronicle of two revolutions—the American Revolution of the 18th century, and that of the hip-hop-inspired...   More >

 Free and open to all on a first-come, first seated basis.

Monday, August 28, 2017

The End of the Endless Frontier? Truth and Power in the Age of Populism: Lunch discussion with Peter Strohschneider (DFG)

Lecture | August 28 | 12-2 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall

 Peter Strohschneider, President, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

 Cathryn Carson, Thomas M. Siebel Presidential Chair in the History of Science, Department of History, UC Berkeley; Horst Simon, Deputy Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 Thomas Laqueur, Helen Fawcett Distinguished Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley

 Simone Laessig, Director, German Historical Institute Washington DC

 Institute of European Studies, GHI West - Pacific Regional Office of the Germany Historical Insitute Washington DC, Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, & Society, Center for Studies in Higher Education , Department of History, Department of German

Against the backdrop of current debates about science and populism, Peter Strohschneider, President of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) re-examines Vannevar Bush’s ideas on the public role of science as developed in the 1945 report to the President of the United States, “Science, The Endless Frontier.” Bush was an American engineer and science administrator,...   More >

  RSVP online or by calling Heike Friedman at 510-643-4558, or by emailing Heike Friedman at heike.friedman@berkeley.edu by August 25.

Museum of the Second World War in Poland: Intersections of History, Memory, and Politics

Lecture | August 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Pawel Machcewicz, Professor, Department of Recent Political History, Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences

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

The Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk was opened in March 2017. This is the largest historical museum in Poland and one of largest historical museums in Europe and the world. The museum also turned out to be in the last year’s biggest battlefield in the realm of historical memory and politics of history in Poland. This project evoked the most heated debates and controversies, and the very...   More >

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Nuclear Deterrence: What is at Stake?

Lecture | August 29 | 6-8:30 p.m. | The Korea Times San Francisco, Inc., Community Hall

 8134 Capwell Drive, Oakland, CA 94621

 United Nations USA East Bay Chapter

UNA-USA East Bay Chapter presents a Dinner Forum: Explore strategic deterrence strategies in the context of the current North Korean nuclear standoff.

Jacqueline Cabasso
Executive Director, Western States Legal Foundation
US Nuclear Weapons Policies, Research, Testing, Production Activities & their Impact on International Security

Michael Nacht
Past Dean, Goldman School of...   More >

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Gallery Talk: Apsara DiQuinzio on Charles Howard

Lecture | August 30 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore the enigmatic work of Charles Howard with Apsara DiQuinzio, BAMPFA’s curator of modern and contemporary art and Phyllis C. Wattis MATRIX Curator. DiQuinzio presents an overview of the painter’s life and art, focusing on his working through and between Surrealism and abstraction.

The Opioid Crisis: Innovative Health Communication Strategies: Health Communication Matters Webinar Series

Lecture | August 30 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  MeetingBurner


 Mark L. O'Brien, JD, Baltimore City Health Department; Jesse Yedinak, MPA, Centers for Epidemiology and Environmental Health Brown University School of Public Health; Armine Kourouyan, MPH, Hollywood, Health & Society USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center

 Center for Public Health Practice & Leadership

Join us for the next event in the Health Communication Matters Webinar Series as we showcase three case studies of innovative health communication strategies being deployed to address the opioid crisis. First, we'll hear from Mark O'Brien, Director of Opioid Overdose Prevention and Treatment at the Baltimore City Health Department. Baltimore City is among the most severely impacted cities in the...   More >

Gallery Talk: Apsara DiQuinzio on Charles Howard

Lecture | August 30 | 12:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore the enigmatic work of Charles Howard with Apsara DiQuinzio, BAMPFA’s curator of modern and contemporary art and Phyllis C. Wattis MATRIX Curator. DiQuinzio presents an overview of the painter’s life and art, focusing on his working through and between Surrealism and abstraction.

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Understanding the New Land Rush: How Capital Inflows Transformed Rural Russia

Lecture | August 31 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Susanne Wengle, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame

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

Rising global prices for agricultural commodities have led to the inflow of capital to rural economies and to transfers of land ownership to new agricultural operators (NAOs) in developing and post-Soviet countries. How capital inflows affect rural communities is often explained with the variable of institutional strength, an explanation aligned with the good governance approach to economic...   More >

Global Health and the Future Role of the United States

Lecture | August 31 | 5-7 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Dr. Mike Merson, Wolfgang Joklik Professor of Global Health, Duke University; Amie Batson, Chief Strategy Officer; Vice President, Strategy and Learning, PATH

 Lia Fernald, Professor, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

Join Dr. Mike Merson, Amie Batson, Professor Lia Fernald, and Dean Stefano M. Bertozzi for a discussion of the future of the country’s commitment to improving human health worldwide. How can we maintain effective investments in global health initiatives in a rapidly changing environment?

  Registration opens June 29. Register online by August 30.

Dr. Mike Merson

Miniature Worlds: Model Dioramas in American Anthropology

Lecture | August 31 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Ira Jacknis

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

The two decades around 1900 were a critical time for the development of museum anthropology in America. Along with burgeoning collections came innovative modes of public display such as the life-group dioramas of costumed mannequins and the miniature dioramas of ethnographic villages and archaeological sites. During this period both genres made the transition from international expositions to...   More >