Humanities

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Humanities West Book Discussion: The Alexiad by Anna Komnene

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Wed, Feb 5 2014 - 5:30pm

Written between 1143 and 1153 by the daughter of Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos, The Alexiad is one of the most popular and revealing primary sources in the vast canon of medieval literature. Read more »

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Comet Ison

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Wed, Nov 13 2013 - 6:00pm

Alex Filippenko, Professor of Astronomy, UC Berkeley Read more »

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Redefining Rape: Sexual Violence in the Era of Suffrage & Segregation

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Wed, Oct 30 2013 - 6:00pm

Estelle Freedman, Edgar E. Robinson Professor in U.S. History, Stanford University Read more »

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Covered California: Affordable, High-Quality Health Care Is on Its Way

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Thu, Nov 14 2013 - 6:00pm

Peter V. Lee, Executive Director, Covered California Read more »

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Da Vinci’s Knots: It’s All About the Dress

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Thu, Oct 17 2013 - 6:00pm

Caroline Cocciardi, Screenwriter and Producer, Mona Lisa Revealed Read more »

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Living in the Material World: The Future of the Humanities

Mon, Oct 14 2013 - 6:00pm

Anthony Cascardi, Dean, Arts and Humanities, College of Letters & Science, UC Berkeley
Ralph Lewin, President and CEO, Cal Humanities
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Humanities West Book Discussion: The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa

Wed, Oct 2 2013 - 5:30pm

Leopard tells the spellbinding story of a decadent, dying Sicilian aristocracy threatened by the approaching forces of democracy and revolution. A richness of observation and the grasp of human frailty imbue The Leopard with its melancholic beauty and power. Join us in a discussion led by Lynn Harris about Lampedusa's novel, set in 1860s Italy. Read more »

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Living Technology Today/Artificial Life Tomorrow

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Tue, Oct 15 2013 - 6:00pm

Norman Packard, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, ProtoLife; Former CEO and Founder, The Prediction Company

ProtoLife CEO Packard will discuss the history and future of living technology, including the rise of wet artificial life. He will describe how new generations of artificial life will result from the current convergence of biotechnology and information technology. In studying these new forms of life, we may learn a thing or two about life itself. Read more »

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Investing in Natural Capital

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Thu, Aug 15 2013 - 6:00pm

Mary Ruckelshaus, Ph.D., Managing Director, The Natural Capital Project
Heather Tallis, Ph.D., Lead Scientist, The Nature Conservancy
Rich Sharp, Ph.D., Lead Software Developer, The Natural Capital Project Read more »

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