Lecture | February 18 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
*This event is on a Tuesday, and will be ticketed.*
Rodney Leon, Founder and Principal, Rodney Leon Architects PLLC
Join us for a talk by architect Rodney Leon, an American architect of Haitian descent and the founder of Rodney Leon Architects. Mr. Leon is the designer of "The Ark of Return", the permanent United Nations memorial dedicated to victims of slavery... More >
Lecture | February 18 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
The fourth lecture in the Spring 2020 Slavic Graduate Colloquium Series.
Lecture | February 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall
This book talk celebrates the reprinting of Doreen G. Fernandezs Tikim: Essays on Philippine Food and Culture and will feature reflections on the book's impact by chef Aileen Suzara, who authored a new foreword for the reprinting, and by Prof. Catherine Ceniza Choy, who wrote the preface. First published in 1994, Tikim is a groundbreaking work that introduces readers to Filipino foodways.
Lecture | February 18 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Supreet Kaur, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, UC Berkeley
Sanchita Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies
A talk by Prof. Supreet Kaur, development economist at UC Berkeley.
Lecture | February 18 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Steven Press, Stanford University
In the early 1900s, Germans discovered the richest diamond fields in history in the Protectorate of German Southwest Africa. Namibian diamonds quickly proved more than baubles. These tiny stones made an overlooked impact on the German colonial economy and even on German domestic politics. In addition, Namibian diamonds intersected with what has become a major topic of study: Germanys genocidal... More >
Lecture | February 18 | 7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in date
Elizabeth Langridge-Noti, UC Davis
AIA San Francisco Society
Lacedaimonian conservatism has been a recurring trope in scholarship, but current scholarship has begun to demonstrate how many of our assumptions about ancient Lacedaimon are later constructions. When examining material culture, this conservatism meant assumptions of local focus and production. The ancient acropolis at Geraki, as one of the few historical period settlements (as opposed to... More >
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Lecture | February 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility) | Note change in date
Melissa Darby, Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Anthropology, Portland State University
The theory that Francis Drake and the crew of the Golden Hind landed in California was not always universally accepted. In the early twentieth century new clues to Drakes movements in the Pacific came to light with the findings of anthropologist Zelia Nuttall, one of the founders of the anthropology department at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research in Mexican and European... More >
Lecture | February 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Marianne Riddervold, Innlandet School of Business and Social Sciences
Marianne Riddervold's lecture discusses the EUs response to Russias annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the impact of increased Russian aggression on the EUs foreign policy more broadly. Functioning as a 'critical juncture', the Ukraine crisis not only sparked sanctions on Russia - it also helped form common EU policies in areas that are not directly related to the Ukraine situation as such,... More >
Lecture | February 19 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Explore Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retrospective with exhibition cocurator Elaine Yau, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at BAMFPA. Yau will discuss how Tompkinss textile art evolved both within and outside of quilting traditions, sharing new information about the artists life and introducing never-before-exhibited artworks along with Tompkinss signature quilt tops.
Yau, who received her PhD... More >
Lecture | February 19 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Freight & Salvage
2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
George Breslauer, Professor of Political Science, and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Emeritus, UC Berkeley
Professor Emeritus George Breslauer explores four surviving, yet distinctly different, communist regimes China, Vietnam, North Korea and China and discusses their future prospects and the implications for US foreign policy.
FREE to OLLI @Berkeley members, UC faculty, staff and students. $10/general admission. No RSVP required. All welcome!
Lecture: Prof Alon Chen | Stress-induced psychiatric disorders: A symphony of molecular and cellular mechanisms
Lecture | February 19 | 2-3 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium (Rm 300)
Prof Alon Chen, President, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
<a href=https://ls.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/alon_chen_short_bio_berkeley.pdf>Prof Alon Chen</a>, (President of The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel) will present a special lecture on the neurobiology of stress. Part of the UC Berkeley-Israel STEM Speaker Series
Faculty Research Lecture: Attention Deficits, Impulsivity, and Self-Harm: A Multi-level, Developmental Psychopathology Perspective
Lecture | February 19 | 3 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West
From the core behavioral dimensions of attention and impulse control, to the clinical manifestations of ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders, both voluminous science and major societal controversy exist. I review my lab's longstanding program of research on core cognitive mechanisms, risk and etiologic factors, the roles of parenting and peer relations in the unfolding of symptoms and... More >
Lecture | February 19 | 5 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler
Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and a staff writer at the New Yorker.
Syrias Fraught Balance: Movement, Politics, and Dabke Performance: With Shayna Silverstein, followed by a conversation with Deena Chalabi
Lecture | February 19 | 5-7 p.m. | Dwinelle Annex, Room 126
Syrias Fraught Balance: Movement, Politics, and Dabke Performance
With Shayna Silverstein, followed by a conversation with Deena Chalabi
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | 5:00-7:00pm
Dwinelle Annex, Room 126, UC Berkeley
Co-sponsored by Arts Research Center, the Music Department, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies Department
Event held in Dwinelle Annex on the UC Berkeley campus. Seating first-come, first served until capacity is reached.
Lecture | February 19 | 6-8 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Oscar Lopez Rivera, Foundation OLR-Libertá
Lecture | February 19 | 6 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
After almost 36 years as a political prisoner, Oscar López Riveras sentence was commuted by President Obama in 2017. Since his release, he founded the Oscar López Rivera Foundation, Libertá, through which he has been leading efforts to strengthen grassroots community organizing, demanding the auditing and cancelation of the island's debt, and advocating for independence. In this talk, López... More >
Lecture | February 19 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
WED, FEB 19, 6:30pm. Join us for a talk and book signing with co-founding Partner of nARCHITECTS and Adjunct Associate Professor at at the GSAPP/Columbia University. Open to all!
Bancroft Library Roundtable: Brown, Behind the Scenes: Contending with Governor Jerry Brown and his Oral History
Lecture | February 20 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis Latimer Room
Martin Meeker, Director, Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library
Todd Holmes, Historian, Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library
Jerry Brown wrapped up a lifetime of public service in January 2019, having served four terms as California governor. In this presentation, OHC historians Martin Meeker and Todd Holmes provide behind-the-scenes story of a remarkable interview with a singular Californian and offer an initial perspective on our understanding of California and its political culture.
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 | February 20 | 4-6 p.m. | Latinx Research Center
2547 Channing Way
Department of English, Latinx Research Center
In this talk, Román analyzes the current American wave of demographobia, a term that Sami Alim defines as the irrational fear of changing demographics. To further explain this concept, Román offers close readings of three speculative dystopian cultural texts, America Libre, Ink, and Elysium, that envision what would happen if demographobia toward Latinxs and other people of color continues to... More >
Lecture | February 20 | 5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Jill Lepore, the 2019-20 Avenali Chair in the Humanities, is joined in conversation by UC Berkeley history professor Cathryn Carson.
Does cultural interaction foment cultural change?: A case study from the proto-Silk Road in northwestern China
Lecture | February 20 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Andrew Womack, Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford Archaeology Center, Stanford University
More than 2000 years before the development of the historical Silk Road, people living in what is now northwestern China were participating in long-distance exchange networks that brought them new goods and technologies from both the Central Asian steppe and eastern China. These included domesticates such as wheat, barley, sheep, and cattle, as well as bronze working, jade carving, and pyromantic... More >
Lecture | February 20 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Sugata Ray, History of Art Department, UC Berkeley
About this Event
The Lounge Lecture series, hosted alongside the current exhibit Cloth That Stretches: Weaving Community Across Time and Space, provides an opportunity to explore topics related to cloth and textiles with leading experts. This February, join Sugata Ray on a journey exploring the complex histories of cotton.
Colonial Mexican casta paintings depicting Indian printed... More >
Lecture | February 20 | 6-8 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Each plant has a story to tell. Each plant is not just a bundle of striving molecules like us, but a set of ideas-made-flesh, a library in bloom. In the exhibit The Book of Life: A Photographic Bibliography, Artist-in-Residence Becky Jaffe pairs her photographs of the UC Botanical Garden with books on ecology, evolutionary biology, and ethnobotany in a visual ode to Natures spellbinding... More >
$15, $10 Garden members
Lecture | February 20 | 7-9 p.m. | JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch
1414 Walnut St, Berkeley, CA 94709
It has been more than 60 years since Brown v. Board of Education pushed schools to integrate, and we are only now beginning to understand the legislatures full ramifications. The resulting integration affected childrens lives in areas as broad as health, income, and educational attainment. Join GSPP professor Rucker Johnson (Children of the Dream: Why School Integration Works)... More >
Lecture | February 21 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The student curators of Lands of Promise and Peril present gallery talks mapping the exhibitions themes and revealing their curatorial process and perspectives.
The curators are Noor Ali, Lillias Arvanites, Aidan Barry-Owen, Joseph Chang, Kate Gabon, Jocelyn Gama, Joss Harrison, Shuge Luo, Luz Mendez, Paul ONeill, Mohini Rye, and Aylin Figueroa Uribe, students in the UC Berkeley course... More >
Lecture | February 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Deirdre Cooper Owens
Deirdre Cooper Owens is The Charles and Linda Wilson Professor in the History of Medicine and Director of the Humanities in Medicine program. She is also an Organization of American Historians (OAH) Distinguished Lecturer. A popular public speaker, she has published essays, book chapters, and blog pieces on a number of issues that concern African American experiences. Her first book, Medical... More >
Lecture | February 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Ethan Elkind, UC Berkeley
UC Berkeley/UCLA Center for Law, Energy & the Environment Climate Program Director Ethan Elkind will present Transportation and Climate Change: The Challenge of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Driving at the ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar Feb. 21, 2020 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining.
Lecture | February 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 1203 Berkeley Way West
Michael B. Bakan, Florida State University
From the advent of autism as a diagnosed condition in the 1940s until the present, the musical talents and affinities of autistic people have been widely recognized. Yet for all of the scholarly attention paid to the autism-music nexus, autistic musicians themselves have rarely been asked to account for how they make and experience music, or for why it matters to them that they do. It is to this... More >
Lecture | February 22 | 3-6:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Dipesh Chakrabarty, Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor in History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago
Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, The Tagore Program on Literature, Culture and Philosophy at UC Berkeley, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, The South Asia Art Initiative
The launch of the Tagore Program on Literature, Philosophy and Culture at UC Berkeley