Lecture | October 14 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Gauri Mahulikar, Sanskrit Scholar and Officiating Vice Chancellor & Dean of Faculty, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth
Robert Goldman, Professor of Sanskrit and Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South & Southeast Asian Studies
Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South and Southeast Asian Studies, Townsend Working Group “South Asia Studies: Theories and Methods
A talk by eminent scholar of Sanskrit, Prof. Gauri Mahulikar
Lecture | October 14 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
The third lecture in the Fall 2019 Slavic Graduate Colloquium Series.
Lecture | October 14 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Tanya Lukin Linklater; Sarah Biscarra Dilley; Alan Palaez Lopez; Patrick V. Naranjo; Beth Piatote
Presented by the UC Berkeley America Indian Graduate Program and Native American Studies
Tanya Lukin Linklater, Artist; Alutiiq; Native Villages of Afognak and Port Lions.
Sarah Biscarra Dilley, Artist, Independent Curator, Writer.
Alan Palaez Lopez, Poet, Visual Performance Artist; Comparative Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley.
Patrick V. Naranjo, Santa Clara Pueblo; Executive Director of UC... More >
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 >
Lecture | October 16 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens
Questioning the assumption that the slave past provides an explanatory prism for understanding the black political present, Best offers a new way of understanding the constitution of black subjectivity.
Lecture | October 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Felicia De Peña, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley
Educational processes like teaching and learning are important components of enculturational processes. The act of learning a skill, practicing the skill in daily life, and transmitting a body of knowledge is a dynamic and ever-changing representation of sociocultural practices that reflects the doxa and habitus of a practicing group. In this talk, I will discuss the current methods I employ to... More >
Lecture | October 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
In the academic literature and typologies, the Armenian diaspora is widely characterized as a classical example of trading diaspora, middlemen minority, and/or victim diaspora. In this conception diasporas are supposed to be de-territorialized, inextricably linked to the remote fatherland of their ancestors, whereas their attachment to the host society would remain superficial and depoliticized.... More >
Lecture | October 16 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall
What people think machines can know about the mind, and why their beliefs matter
Lecture | October 16 | 4:10 p.m. | Bancroft Hotel, Great Hall
2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Paul Butler will present the Jefferson lecture on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. The lecture, entitled "Prison Abolition, and a Mule," will be held in the Great Hall of the Bancroft Hotel and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
Lecture | October 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Edith Sheffer, Institute of European Studies
Humor, whether dark or satirical, can be a trenchant analytical device. It is a tool for exposing facades, revealing contradictions between envisioned and actual reality. Satires of Nazism have been especially resonant, and controversial from Charlie Chaplins "The Great Dictator" to Hannah Arendts "Eichmann in Jerusalem". They upend familiar narratives, pointing to human folly at the heart of... More >
Bancroft Library Roundtable: An Invaluable Resource: Reporting on Recent Archival Processing of Environmental Collections at The Bancroft Library
Lecture | October 17 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room
Lisa Monhoff, Environmental Collections Project Archivist, The Bancroft Library
The University of California at Berkeleys Bancroft Library is a leading resource in documenting U.S. environmental movements and home to the records of many significant environmental organizations and the papers of a range of environmental activists. This talk will focus on the recently processed records of grassroots conservation campaigns whose collections range from the 1960s to 2000s.
The Lewis Latimer Room has a maximum capacity of 28 people. The doors will be shut and no more attendees may enter once the room is at capacity.
Lecture | October 17 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Refik Anadol, artist, director
A talk by Refik Anadol, an Istanbul-born media artist, director, and pioneer in the aesthetics of machine intelligence. Anadols work locates creativity at the intersection of humans and machines. In taking the data that flows around us as his primary material and the neural network of a computerized mind as his collaborator, Anadol paints with a thinking brush,... More >
Tripodi Lecture on Research Methodologies: Developing Empathetic Tech with Communities of Color for Gun Violence Prevention: A social work approach
Lecture | October 17 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Haviland Commons
Dr. Desmond Patton, The Columbia School of Social Work, Columbia University
Desmond Upton Patton is Associate Professor at Columbia University. His research uses qualitative and computational data collection methods to examine the relationship between youth and gang violence and social media; how and why violence, grief, and identity are expressed on social media; and the real-world impact these expressions have on well-being for low-income youth of color. He studies the... More >
Lecture | October 17 | 3-4 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 8th Floor, Social Science Matrix Conference Room
Ilana Horwitz, Fellow at Stanford Center on Longevity, Stanford University
It is well known that educational attainment in the United States is stratified based on race, class, and gender. But many people are surprised to learn that educational attainment rates also vary according to religious denomination. For example, American Jews are among the most highly educated religious groups, with 31% earning graduate degrees. The rates for other religious groups are much... More >
Lecture | October 17 | 3-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Dr. Ruha Benjamin, Princeton University
Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, CITRIS Policy Lab, Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society CSTMS
From everyday apps to complex algorithms, technology has the potential to hide, speed, and even deepen discrimination, while appearing neutral and even benevolent when compared to racist practices of a previous era. In this talk, I present the concept of the New Jim Code to explore a range of discriminatory designs that encode inequity: by explicitly amplifying racial hierarchies, by ignoring... More >
Lecture | October 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
The Fiume Crisis recasts what we know about the birth of fascism, postwar nationalist activism, and the fall of empire after 1918 by telling the story of the three-year period when the Adriatic port-city Fiume (today known by its Croatian name Rijeka) became an international fiasco that stalled negotiations at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference and became the setting for the fifteen-month... More >
Lecture | October 17 | 5-7 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall
Brian Ó Conchubhair, University of Notre Dame; Cuan Ó Seireadáin, Conradh na Gaeilge / Douglas Hyde Foundation
To mark the release of the new edition of "Douglas Hyde: My American Journey," the editors of Douglas Hyde's newly published diary and travelogue across North America shed light on his time and experiences at Berkeley and San Francisco and what they tell us about the local Irish community before the 1906 earthquake.
Lecture | October 17 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum, 6th floor Chou Hall
After nearly 40 years of engagement, a "great decoupling" is underway between the United States and China. A focus on strategic competition is undermining bilateral links built up over decades in trade, investment, education and other areas. If the current trend toward superpower estrangement is carried to its conclusion, it could tear the world apart. But which side the U.S. or China is... More >
Make reservations online by October 17.
Lecture | October 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Clark Kerr Campus, Garden Room
Kerry Cesareo, Senior Vice President, Forests, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
Healthy forests are critical to addressing the climate crisis, ensuring human well-being and providing wildlife with what they need to survive. Yet efforts to conserve forests are not delivering at the speed or scale thats needed to do so. We need new "forest positive approaches that align public and private efforts, go beyond doing less harm and strive for reaching science-based targets.
Lecture | October 18 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, First Floor Colloquia
The Center for Genetics and Society, the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, and the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley are pleased to host a conversation between john a. powell and Bill McKibben, two advocates and scholars who have written extensively about why we must join together to secure a just and fair future before its too late. Join them in person for Climate Crisis,... More >
Lecture | October 19 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | 207 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)
Rebecca Andersen, Career Services at the UC Berkeley Information School; RuthAnn Haffke, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Making a career transition can be bewildering: how do you find jobs? How can you stand out as a candidate? And, if you finally get an interview, how do you showcase yourself as the best candidate? This workshop will walk participants through each step of making a career transition. Through interactive exercises, we will cover strategies in personal branding, networking, résumé and LinkedIn... More >
Lecture | October 19 | 10-11 a.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Benjamin K. Blackman Assistant Professor, Plant and Microbial Biology
Five thousand years ago, early farmers took a special interest in sunflowers. Through its continued cultivation since that time, the sunflower has evolved into an essential crop that permeates human life, whether in beautiful bouquets, as salty snacks, or as a primary source of cooking oil in many parts of the world. This lecture will examine how the sequencing of modern and archaeological... More >
Lecture | October 19 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Campbell Hall
Dan Weisz, Department of Astronomy
Most galaxies are so far away that they appear to us only as faint smudges. However, for the nearest galaxies in our cosmic neighborhood, the clarity and sensitivity of the Hubble Space Telescope transforms them galaxies from smudges into spectacular collections of individual stars. These observations allow astronomers to study how galaxies form and evolve one star at a time. In this talk, I will... More >
Lecture | October 19 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Kate O’Neill Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management
Last year, China stopped taking most foreign recyclables. Previously, 40 percent of the United Statess paper, plastics, and other recyclable materials were sent there. Beijings decision threw U.S. recycling into a crisis that reaches from global political decision-making all the way down to what we decide to put into our blue bins. This lecture draws on ONeills new book, Waste, to talk about... More >