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					TOWNSEND                     CENTER FOR THE HUMANITIES UC BERKELEY
                                                                                               April/May 2010




                                                          Lust, Caution screening, see p. 12



                                         HIgHLIgHTS

                                    6    Terry Eagleton

                                    14   Kelly Oliver
Garrick Ohlsson, see p. 20
                                    14   Dai Jinhua
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The Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities                 ApRIL/MAY 2010
at the University of California, Berkeley

STAFF
DIRECTOR
Anthony J. Cascardi, Professor of Comparative Literature,
Spanish, and Rhetoric
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Teresa Stojkov                                                   TABLE OF CONTENTS
DIRECTOR, DISCOvERy AnD G.R.O.U.P.
PROGRAmS                                                     3   The Biblio-File
Celeste Langan, Associate Professor of English
DIRECTOR, PROJECT On DISCIPLInARy
InnOvATIOn
Ramona naddaff, Associate Professor of Rhetoric
                                                             4   Calendar of Campus Events
FInAnCIAL mAnAGER
Joshua Levenson
OFFICE AnD EvEnTS ASSISTAnT
Julie van Scoy
                                                            21   point of View
WEB AnD COmmUnICATIOnS SPECIALIST
                                                                 David A. Hollinger
Angela veomett
FELLOWSHIPS AnD GRAnTS COORDInATOR
Bridgette Lehrer                                            24   Spring Semester Deadlines
FACULTY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Daniel Boyarin, near Eastern Studies and Rhetoric
Judith Butler, Rhetoric and Comparative Literature
T.J. Clark, History of Art
Susanna Elm, History and Program in Ancient History
and mediterranean Archaeology
Catherine Gallagher, English
Ken Goldberg, Industrial Engineering and Operations
Research and the Center for new media
Robert Hass, English
                                                             TOWNSEND CENTER FOR THE HUMANITIES
martin Jay, History                                          University of California
Donald mcQuade, English                                      220 Stephens Hall, mC 2340
                                                             Berkeley, CA 94720-2340
Carolyn merchant, College of natural Resources
Kaja Silverman, Rhetoric and Program in Film Studies         TEL.: 510/643-9670
                                                             FAX: 510/643-5284
Hans Sluga, Philosophy                                       EmAIL: townsend_center@ls.berkeley.edu
Bonnie Wade, music                                           WEB: http://townsendcenter.berkeley.edu
michael Watts, Geography

                                                                                 TOWNSEND CENTER FOR THE HUMANITIES | ApRIL/MAY 2010
The Biblio-File
 Curious about what’s getting the attention of Berkeley faculty? We’ve asked professors from across humanities
 departments to recommend and comment on new scholarly publications. Throughout April and may, we’ll be
 showcasing their recommendation as “Professors’ Picks” in the Biblio-file of the Townsend Humanities Lab.

 Recently in Professors’ Picks:



    Novel Violence
    Gerrett Stewart

    "From narratological x-rays of bare bones, Garrett
    Stewart returns us to narrative's sinew and skin: the
    sentences, phrases, words, phonemes that give plot its
    fleshing out...”

                  —   D.A. miller, English



                       Dostoevsky's Democracy
                       Nancy Ruttenburg
                       “Scholars will no doubt be eager to take from
                       Dostoevsky’s Democracy the new theory of
                       democracy it puts forward, extrapolating to other
                       national traditions and other literary texts. Others
                       will be intrigued by the contribution the book
                       makes to genre studies (especially the important
                       genre of fictional autobiography).”
                                    — Dorothy         Hale, English




     Philosophy the Day after Tomorrow
     Stanley Cavell
      "For rhetoric/speech act buffs, especially the
     chapter on performance and passionate utterances."
                  — marianne             Constable, Rhetoric


                                          For more faculty recommendations, visit:

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                                                           THURSDAY, ApRIL 1
                                                           P   Lab Run
                                                           DEpARTMENT OF THEATER, DANCE
                                                           & pERFORMANCE STUDIES

                                                           8 pm | Zellerbach Hall, Room 7
                                                           (enter through stage/office door)
                                                           Experimental performances by students in the
                                                           Graduate Program in Performance Studies.
                                                           Tickets required.
                                                           Event Contact: tdpsboxoffice@berkeley.edu

                                                           L   The New Man / Der neue Mensch
                                                           INSTITUTE OF EUROpEAN STUDIES

                                                           9 am-6 pm | 370 Dwinelle Hall

                                             April 19      A conference description and program can be
                                                           found on the the website of the Emergence of
                                         “Mondovino”       German modernity Working Group:
                      Depth of Field Film + Video Series   http://www.btwh.net/Website_2/Aktuell.html
                                                           Event Contact: esavoth@berkeley.edu
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                                                           L   The people’s University
                                                           CENTER FOR STUDIES IN HIgHER EDUCATION




HIgHLIgHTS
                                                           12-1:30 pm | 768 Evans Hall
                                                           Speaker: Donald R. Gerth, Political
                                                           Scientist, Former President, Cal State
                                                           Dominguez Hills and Sacramento State
                                                           campuses, and Professor of Public Policy,
                                                           Emeritus, California State University
                                                           Event Contact: cshe@berkeley.edu

                                                           P   UC Jazz Ensembles Noon Concerts
                                                           CAL pERFORMANCES

                                                           12-1 pm | Lower Sproul Plaza
                                                           Jazz up your afternoons with the
                                                           musical stylings of the members of UC
                                                           Jazz Ensembles.
                                                           Event Contact: 510-642-5062




 April 5
 Terry Eagleton: “The Death of Criticism?”
 Forum on the Humanities & the Public World

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                                                                                                                       CALENDAR OF EVENTS




 L   Lunch poems presents Lisa Chen                   P   Arts in the Afternoon                       FRIDAY, ApRIL 2
THE LIbRARY

12:10-12:50 pm | morrison Library,                                                                    L   Food, Culture and Identity in a global Society
101 Doe Library                                                                                       EUROpEAN UNION CENTER

Born in Taipei,                                                                                       12 pm | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Taiwan, Lisa                                                                                          Speakers: Darra Goldstein, Professor,
Chen earned                                                                                           Russian, Williams College; Berry Glassner,
a BA from UC                                                                                          Professor, Sociology, University of
Berkeley and an                                                                                       Southern California
mFA from the                                                                                          Event Contact: nwizansk@berkeley.edu
University of                                         THE WOMEN'S FACULTY CLUb

Iowa. Her debut                                       4 pm | Women's Faculty Club                     P   Lab Run
collection of                                         Javanese Shadow Puppets with Puppet             DEpARTMENT OF THEATER, DANCE
poetry, mouth,                                        master midiyanto and Gamelan Ensemble.          & pERFORMANCE STUDIES
received an award from the Association for
                                                      Event Contact: wfc@berkeley.edu                 8 pm | Zellerbach Hall, Room 7
Asian American Studies in 2009.
                                                                                                      (enter through stage/office door)
Event Contact: poems@library.berkeley.edu             L   Taxing the poor: The Role of Consumption    See Thursday April 1 listing for details.
                                                      Taxes in Regional poverty Regimes
 L   Tradition as Innovation—South Asian
                                                      The Aaron Wildavksy Forum                       L   Space, Movement and place in
Classical Music in the Next Decade
                                                      gOLDMAN SCHOOL OF pUbLIC pOLICY                 Southeast Asia
                                                      7:30-9 pm | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel          CENTER FOR SOUTHEAST ASIA STUDIES

                                                      Engineering Center                              9:30 am-6 pm | Alumni House, Toll Room
                                                      Speaker: Professor Katherine newman,            UC Berkeley-UCLA Joint Conference on
                                                      Princeton University                            Southeast Asian Studies
                                                      Event Contact: 510-642-5032                     Event Contact: cseas@berkeley.edu

                                                      L   Remembering Hakuin in Contemporary          L   Colloquium on Race, Ethnicity,
                                                      Japan: Forgotten Memories of Rinzai Zen         and Immigration
CENTER FOR SOUTH ASIA STUDIES
                                                      Master and political protest Use of paintings   INSTITUTE OF gOVERNMENTAL STUDIES
1-3:30 pm | Geballe Room,
220 Stephens Hall                                                                                     12-1:30 pm | Harris Room, 119 moses Hall

This one day conference will include a                                                                Speaker: Professor Paul Frymer,
lecture and discussion with Pandit Partha                                                             Princeton University
Chatterjee, a screening of That Which Colors                                                          Event Contact: csflynn@berkeley.edu
the Mind, a documentary about the life of
Pandit nikhil Banerjee, and performances by                                                           P   Chamber Music: 57th Annual Noon
Srinivas Reddy, new Directions and vidyA.                                                             Concert Series
                                                      CENTER FOR bUDDHIST STUDIES                     DEpARTMENT OF MUSIC
Event Contact: csas@berkeley.edu
                                                      5-6:30 pm | Institute of East Asian Studies     12:15-1 pm | Hertz Concert Hall
                                                      (2223 Fulton), 6th floor conference room
                                                                                                      Beethoven, String Quartets Op. 59 in C
                                                      Speaker: Dr. masaki matsubara, visiting         major & Op.74 in E Flat major
                                                      Scholar in Buddhist Studies
                                                                                                      Event Contact: concerts@berkeley.edu
                                                      Event Contact: buddhiststudies@berkeley.edu
                                                                                                      L   Colloquia in Composition
                                                                                                      DEpARTMENT OF MUSIC

EVENT KEY                                                                                             3 pm | morrison Hall
 F    FILM                                                                                            Speaker: Joana Carneiro
 E    ExHIbITIONS
 P
                                                                                                      Event Contact: 510-642-2678
      pERFORMANCES
 L    CONFERENCES, LECTURES, AND READINgS


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L       Totem poles and 'Kodak Fiends': Reading   SATURDAY, ApRIL 3                           MONDAY, ApRIL 5
the New Deal Totem parks
gRADUATE ASSEMbLY                                 P   Lab Run                                 L   Terry Eagleton: The Death of Criticism?
4-6 pm | 2251 College (Archaeological             DEpARTMENT OF THEATER, DANCE                Forum on the Humanities and the Public World
                                                  & pERFORMANCE STUDIES
Research Facility), Room 101
Speaker: Emily moore, UC Berkeley                 2 pm & 8 pm | Zellerbach Hall, Room 7
                                                  (enter through stage/office door)
Event Contact: tourism@berkeley.edu
                                                  See Thursday April 1 listing for details.
L       Indigenous Knowledge? The politics of
Traditional Chinese Medicine
                                                  L   Space, Movement and place in

CENTER FOR CHINESE STUDIES
                                                  Southeast Asia
                                                  CENTER FOR SOUTHEAST ASIA STUDIES
4-6 pm | Institute
of East Asian                                     9:30 am-5 pm | Institute of East Asian
Studies (2223                                     Studies (2223 Fulton), 6F Conference Room
Fulton), 6F                                       See Friday April 2 listing for details.     TOWNSEND CENTER FOR THE HUMANITIES
Conference Room
                                                                                              4 pm | maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
Speaker: Judith
                                                                                              One of Britain’s most influential literary
Farquhar,                                         SUNDAY, ApRIL 4
                                                                                              critics, Terry Eagleton is Distinguished
Professor,
                                                                                              Professor of English Literature at the
Anthropology, University of Chicago               P   berkeley New Music project/berkeley
                                                                                              University of Lancaster, and a visiting
                                                  Contemporary Chamber players
Event Contact: ccs@berkeley.edu                                                               Professor at the national University of
                                                  DEpARTMENT OF MUSIC
                                                                                              Ireland, Galway. In addition to his widely
L       Colloquia in the Musicologies             8 pm | Hertz Concert Hall
                                                                                              known Literary Theory: An Introduction,
DEpARTMENT OF MUSIC                               new works presented by the Berkeley         Professor Eagleton is the author of over
4:30 pm | 128 morrison Hall                       new music Project performed by Berkeley     forty books, including The Ideology
                                                  Contemporary Chamber Players. David         of the Aesthetic, and The Illusions of
What and Where is Theory in
                                                  milnes, music director.                     Postmodernism.
Ethnomusicology?
                                                  Tickets required.                           Event Contact:
Speaker: Timothy Rice, UC Los Angeles
                                                  Event Contact: 510-642-4864                 townsend_center@ls.berkeley.edu
P       Ken Ueno and Joan Jeanrenaud
                                                                                              L   Culture, the American presidency, and
L@TE: Friday Nights at BAM/PFA
                                                                                              Interstate Conflict
bERKELEY ART MUSEUM
                                                                                              INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
7:30-9 pm | Berkeley Art museum
                                                                                              Location & Time TBA
Composer and vocalist
                                                                                              Speakers: Allan Dafoe, UC Berkeley; Devin
Ken Ueno, who recently
                                                                                              Caughey, UC Berkeley
joined the UC Berkeley
music faculty, brings his                                                                     Event Contact: iis@berkeley.edu
trio OnDA to the gallery
for a set of improvised                                                                       L   The Next Fifty Years: MicroArchitecture
music featuring extended                                                                      into Architecture
vocal techniques (Ueno),                                                                      CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

violin (Hillary Zipper),                                                                      12-1:15 pm | Center for Latin American
and percussion (Tim Feeney).                                                                  Studies, Conference Room
Event Contact: bampfa@berkeley.edu                                                            Speaker: m. Paz Gutierrez, Assistant
                                                                                              Professor, UC Berkeley College of
EVENT KEY
                                                                                              Environmental Design
    F    FILM
    E    ExHIbITIONS
                                                                                              Event Contact: maperry@berkeley.edu
P        pERFORMANCES
    L    CONFERENCES, LECTURES, AND READINgS


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                                                                                                                        CALENDAR OF EVENTS




 L   Disentangling beads: A Contemporary              L   Anne Walsh and Chris Kubick—                L   From Salvation to Spirituality:
Archaeology of Mardi gras                             Conversing, Considering, Condensing,            Contemporary Transformation of Religion
DEpARTMENT OF ANTHROpOLOgY                            Conjuring: 7 Years of Collaboration             Viewed from East Asia
4-6 pm | Gifford Room, 221 Kroeber Hall               CENTER FOR NEW MEDIA                            Foerster Lectures on the Immortality of the Soul

Professor Wilkie's current research (with             7:30 pm | 160 Kroeber Hall                      gRADUATE DIVISION

Dr. Dan Hicks, Oxford University) explores            Chris Kubick and Anne Walsh, both               4:10 pm | Alumni
the history of the modern preservation                Oakland-based artists, often work together      House, Toll Room
movements in new york City and London.                under the name Archive. They produce            Speaker: Susumu
Event Contact: kmhendy@berkeley.edu                   sculpture, works on paper, video, video         Shimazono,
                                                      games, audio CDs and sound installations.       Professor,
 L   When Village Meets Financial Tsunami:            Event Contact: 510-495-3505                     Department of
Reconfiguring Urban Space and Cultural                                                                Religious Studies,
belonging in South China                                                                              Graduate School
                                                      TUESDAY, ApRIL 6                                of Humanities
                                                                                                      and Sociology, The University of Tokyo
                                                      L   The Concept of Reaction                     Event Contact: elleng@berkeley.edu
                                                      CENTER FOR THE COMpARATIVE STUDY
                                                      OF RIgHT-WINg MOVEMENTS                         F   Reconstruction
                                                      12-1:30 pm | Duster Conference Room             Dotted Lines: Women Filmmakers Connect the Past
                                                      Speaker: mark Lilla, Professor of               and the Present

                                                      Humanities, Columbia University
                                                      Event Contact: isscucb@gmail.com
CENTER FOR CHINESE STUDIES

4-6 pm | IEAS conference room, sixth floor            L   Women, Religion and Electoral politics in
Speaker: Helen Siu, Professor of                      the Islamic Republic
Anthropology, yale University                         DEpARTMENT OF gENDER AND WOMEN'S STUDIES

Event Contact: ccs@berkeley.edu                       4-5:30 pm | Sultan Conference Room,
                                                      340 Stephens Hall                               pACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE

 L   International Actors and Local NgOs in           Speaker: Homa Hoodfar, Professor of             7:30-9 pm | Pacific Film Archive Theater
postwar Reconstruction in Southern Lebanon,           Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia           Irene Lusztig in person. Searching for
2006-2008                                             University, montreal, Canada                    information about her grandmother, a
CENTER FOR MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES
                                                      Event Contact: cmes@berkeley.edu                participant in a notorious bank heist in
5-6:30 pm | Sultan Conference Room,                                                                   communist Romania in 1959, Lusztig sifts
340 Stephens Hall                                     L   Movement in Context:                        through the facts and fictions of Romania’s
Speaker: Professor Howayda Al-Harithy,                Interdisciplinary and Transnational             totalitarian past.
Department of Architecture and Design,                Dance Studies Symposium                         Event Contact: bampfa@berkeley.edu
American University of Beirut, Lebanon                DEpARTMENT OF THEATER, DANCE
                                                      & pERFORMANCE STUDIES
Event Contact: cmes@berkeley.edu
                                                      4 pm | Durham Studio Theater,
                                                      Dwinelle Hall
                                                      With Professors Erin manning and Janet
                                                      O'Shea.
                                                      Event Contact: tdps@berkeley.edu




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    WEDNESDAY, ApRIL 7                             P   American Song: 57th Annual Noon              L   How Sweet It Is: The geography of
                                                   Concert Series                                   black Imagination
        L   The bhakti Movement and the Shadow     DEpARTMENT OF MUSIC                              DEpARTMENT OF gEOgRApHY

    of the Raj                                     12:15-1 pm | Hertz Concert Hall                  4:10-5:30 pm | 575 mcCone Hall
                                                   Candace Johnson, soprano; victoria               Speaker: Carolyn Finney, Assistant
                                                   Theodore and margaret Kapasi, piano with         Professor, ESPm, UC Berkeley
                                                   chamber ensemble                                 Event Contact: deloresd@berkeley.edu
                                                   American Arias and Songs: T.J. Anderson,
                                                   Leslie Bassett, ned Rorem, Adolphus              L   punctuations: Taiwan in 1989, 1999,
                                                   Hailstork, Carlisle Floyd, Anthony Davis,        and 2009
                                                   Olly Wilson and André Previn                     CENTER FOR CHINESE STUDIES
    CENTER FOR SOUTH ASIA STUDIES
                                                   Event Contact: concerts@berkeley.edu             5-7 pm | IEAS conference room,
    12-2 pm | CSAS Conference Room,                                                                 sixth floor
    10 Stephens Hall                               L   putting planners in their place              Speaker: Ping-hui
    Speaker: John Stratton Hawley,                 COLLEgE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESIgN                  Liao, Professor of
    Professor of Religion, Barnard College,        1-2 pm | 315A Wurster Hall                       Literature,
    Columbia University                            Speaker: michael Rios                            UC San Diego
    Event Contact: csas@berkeley.edu               Event Contact: delapena@berkeley.edu             Event Contact:
                                                                                                    ccs@berkeley.edu
        L   Remembering past bitterness to Salve   L   Creating Community Onstage, Cultural
    present Injuries: Rural Women and New Uses     Chaos through Characters, Finding Form
    for China’s Collective past                    through Free Form                                L   Surviving the Dragon: A Tibetan Lama's
                                                   Campo Santo Open Process Performative Lectures   Life Under Chinese Rule
                                                   DEpARTMENT OF THEATER, DANCE                     INSTITUTE OF EAST ASIAN STUDIES
                                                   & pERFORMANCE STUDIES
                                                                                                    5 pm | Institute of East Asian Studies
                                                   3:30 pm | Durham Studio Theater,                 (2223 Fulton), Sixth
                                                   Dwinelle Hall                                    Floor
                                                   Speaker: Donald Lacy, comedian/writer/           Speaker: Arjia
                                                   director/actor/radio DJ, Campo Santo             Rinpoche, former
                                                   Event Contact: performance@berkeley.edu          Abbot of Kumbum
    CENTER FOR CHINESE STUDIES
                                                                                                    monastery in
    12-1 pm | 3401 Dwinelle Hall                   L   To Die for the people: The Imagined          Amdo, Tibet
    Speaker: Gail Hershatter, Professor of         Masses in the poetry of Ahmad Shamlou            Event Contact:
    History, UC Santa Cruz                         NEAR EASTERN STUDIES                             ieas@berkeley.edu
    Event Contact: ccs@berkeley.edu                4-6 pm | 250 Barrows Hall
                                                   Speaker: Samad Alavi, UC Berkeley
                                                   Event Contact: bwporter@berkeley.edu

                                                   F   petals in the Dust: India's Missing girls
                                                   CENTER FOR URbAN ETHNOgRApHY

                                                   4-6 pm | Wildavsky Room
                                                   Petals in the Dust: India’s Missing Girls is
                                                   aimed at creating awareness and spurring
                                                   action in the Indian and the International
EVENT KEY
                                                   communities by telling the story of the
    F       FILM                                   ongoing bias and violence against women
    E       ExHIbITIONS                            through female foeticide and infanticide.
P           pERFORMANCES
                                                   Event Contact: isscucb@gmail.com
    L       CONFERENCES, LECTURES, AND READINgS


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THURSDAY, ApRIL 8                                     L   Nuclear Weapon policy and                      L   Story Hour in the Library featuring
                                                      International Security                             Michelle Richmond
 F   Jia Zhangke’s "Still Life"                       INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES                 THE LIbRARY

                                                      4 pm | Banatao Auditorium,                         5-6 pm | morrison Library,
                                                      Sutardja Dai Hall                                  101 Doe Library
                                                      Speaker: Siegfried S. Hecker, Ph.D.,               michelle
                                                      Stanford University                                Richmond is
                                                      Event Contact: iis@berkeley.edu                    author of Dream
                                                                                                         of the Blue Room,
                                                      L   black Subjectivity/black Comic Interventions   a finalist for
TOWNSEND CENTER FOR THE HUMANITIES                    CENTER FOR RACE AND gENDER                         the northern
                                                                                                         California Book
4 pm | Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall                4-5:30 pm | 691 Barrows Hall
                                                                                                         Award and the
A free screening in cooperation with the              Becoming Richard Pryor: Berkeley, 1971             New York Times
residency of Dai Jinhua. Dai will hold a              Scott Saul, English, UC Berkeley                   bestseller The Year of Fog, among others.
master class on Still Life on monday, April           'But Not Despair': The Political Potential         She is the recipient of the 2009 Hillsdale
19 at 4:00 pm in the IEAS Conference                  of Comic Conversation Between the Black            Award for Fiction from the Fellowship of
Room, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor.                  Subject and the Subject of Terror                  Southern Writers, the mississippi Review
Event Contact:                                        Jakeya Caruthers, Anthropology &                   Fiction Prize, and the Associated Writing
townsend_center@ls.berkeley.edu                       Education, Stanford University                     Programs Award.
                                                      Event Contact: centerrg@berkeley.edu               Event Contact: storyhour@berkeley.edu
P    UC Jazz Ensembles Noon Concerts
CAL pERFORMANCES                                      L   generation Facebook and the Twitter
12-1 pm | Lower Sproul Plaza                          Revolution: How Young people in the Middle         FRIDAY, ApRIL 9
Jazz up your afternoons with the musical              East are blogging and Tweeting for Change
stylings of the members of UC Jazz                    CENTER FOR MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES                  L   gender, Economics and Education in ghana
Ensembles.                                            5-6:30 pm | Sultan Conference Room,                CENTER FOR AFRICAN STUDIES

Event Contact: 510-642-5062                           340 Stephens Hall                                  12-2 pm | 652 Barrows Hall
                                                      Speaker: mona Eltahawy, Columnist and              Roundtable gathering with Professor
 L   Crimes Without punishment: Violence              Lecturer on Arab and muslim Issues                 Edward miguel and UC Berkeley Graduate
Against Women in guatemala                            Event Contact: cmes@berkeley.edu                   Students Kehinde Ajayi and nii Sai Sai.
CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
                                                                                                         Event Contact: 510-642-8338
12-1:15 pm | 554 Barrows Hall                         L   Oni buchanan
Speaker: Karen musalo, Clinical Professor,            The Holloway Series in Poetry                      P   baroque Ensemble: 57th Annual Noon
UC Hastings                                           DEpARTMENT OF ENgLISH                              Concert Series
                                                      6:30 pm | maude Fife Room,                         DEpARTMENT OF MUSIC
Event Contact: maperry@berkeley.edu
                                                      315 Wheeler Hall                                   12:15-1 pm | Hertz Concert Hall
 L   Rethinking Social Capital                        Oni Buchanan is                                    Davitt moroney, director
CENTER ON CULTURE, IMMIgRATION AND YOUTH              the author of What                                 music by Bach, Handel, vivaldi
VIOLENCE pREVENTION
                                                      Animal, and Spring,
                                                                                                         Event Contact: concerts@berkeley.edu
3:30-5:30 pm | 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law          selected by mark
Speaker: mario Luis Small,                            Doty for the 2007                                  L   Colloquia in Composition
Professor of Sociology and the College,               national Poetry
                                                                                                         DEpARTMENT OF MUSIC
University of Chicago                                 Series. As a concert
                                                      pianist, she has                                   3 pm | morrison Hall
Event Contact: isscucb@gmail.com
                                                      released three solo piano CDs, and actively        Speaker: Franck Bedrossian
                                                      performs across the US and abroad.                 Event Contact: 510-642-2678
                                                      Event Contact: clegere@berkeley.edu




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P    Mediation becomes Elektra: The Zurich        L   Women’s Time: Martin and Truitt in the      P   The Domestic Crusaders
Opera production, 2005                            Moment of Minimalism                            CENTER FOR SOUTHEAST ASIA STUDIES

DEpARTMENT OF COMpARATIVE LITERATURE              DEpARTMENT OF HISTORY OF ART                    2-4 & 7-9 pm | Durham Studio Theater
4-6 pm | 142 Dwinelle Hall                        6 pm | Berkeley Art museum Theater              (Dwinelle Hall)
Speaker: David Levin,                             In this special presentation, Anne Wagner,      The Center for middle Eastern Studies,
University of Chicago                             Class of 1936 Chair in the Department of        the Center for South Asia Studies, and the
Event Contact: gganino@berkeley.edu               History of Art at UC Berkeley, will consider    Center for Southeast Asia Studies present
                                                  the work of Agnes martin and Anne Truitt        a special staged reading of The Domestic
L    The ‘Af-pak’ War and Russia’s Interests in   in relation to minimalism and the modern        Crusaders, a two-act muslim American
the Region                                        repackaging of time.                            family drama by acclaimed Pakistani-
CENTER FOR SOUTH ASIA STUDIES                     Event Contact: 510-643-7290                     American playwright (and UC Berkeley
                                                                                                  alumnus), Wajahat Ali.
4-6 pm | Location TBA
                                                  P   University Chorus and Symphony              Tickets required.
Speaker: Andrei Tsygankov, Professor,
                                                  Orchestra: beethoven and gershwin               Event Contact: mejgan@berkeley.edu
International Relations and Political
                                                  DEpARTMENT OF MUSIC
Science, San Francisco State University
                                                  8 pm | Hertz Concert Hall                       P   University Chorus and Symphony
Event Contact: chaudhry@berkeley.edu
                                                  marika Kuzma and David milnes                   Orchestra: beethoven and gershwin
                                                  conducting                                      DEpARTMENT OF MUSIC
L    Traveling through the 'Liberation Space':
Korean Literatures of Division                    Beethoven, Mass in C                            8 pm | Hertz Concert Hall
CENTER FOR KOREAN STUDIES                         Gershwin, Porgy & Bess (excerpts)               See Friday April 9 listing for details.
4-6 pm | Institute of East Asian Studies          Tickets required.
(2223 Fulton), Conference Room, 6th floor
                                                  Event Contact: 510-642-4864
Speaker: Theodore Hughes,                                                                         SUNDAY, ApRIL 11
Columbia University
                                                                                                  P   The Domestic Crusaders
Event Contact: cks@berkeley.edu                   SATURDAY, ApRIL 10                              CENTER FOR SOUTHEAST ASIA STUDIES

                                                                                                  2-4 & 7-9 pm | Durham Studio Theater
L    The Music of Theory: Theorist-Composers      L   being There: Anne Wagner in the
in Late Medieval Italy
                                                                                                  (Dwinelle Hall)
                                                  berkeley Years
Bloch Lecture Series                                                                              See Saturday April 10 listing for details.
DEpARTMENT OF MUSIC
                                                                                                  F   Films by Wiley and Robert Nelson
4:30 pm | 125 morrison Hall
                                                                                                  What’s It All Mean: Films by William T. Wiley
'Legal Gap' and Polyphonic Experimentation
                                                                                                  and Friends
in Late-Medieval Italy
                                                  DEpARTMENT OF ART HISTORY
Pedro memelsdorff, Early music Artist
                                                  11 am-6:30 pm | Banatao Auditorium,
Event Contact: 510-642-2678                       Sutardja Dai Hall
                                                  This one-day symposium includes talks
                                                  by a dozen of Wagner’s former students
                                                  and a conversation between Wagner and
                                                  Kaja Silverman, UC Berkeley Professor of
                                                  Rhetoric and Film. For further information,     pACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE

                                                  please visit ls.berkeley.edu/dept/arthistory.   3-4:15 pm | Pacific Film Archive Theater
                                                  Event Contact: 510-643-7290                     William T. Wiley in person.
                                                                                                  Wiley and Robert nelson pay offhanded
EVENT KEY                                                                                         homage to myths and misfits, art and the
 F    FILM                                                                                        art of the gag, in Deep Westurn, What Do
 E    ExHIbITIONS                                                                                 You Talk About, The Off-Handed Jape, and
 P    pERFORMANCES                                                                                The Great Blondino.
 L    CONFERENCES, LECTURES, AND READINgS                                                         Event Contact: bampfa@berkeley.edu

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MONDAY, ApRIL 12                                      TUESDAY, ApRIL 13                            F   States of belonging: Films by Lynne Sachs
                                                                                                   Dotted Lines: Women Filmmakers Connect the Past
 F   Feng xiaogang's "Assembly"                       L   Clark Kerr’s University of California:   and the Present
                                                      Leadership, Diversity and planning in
                                                      Higher Education
                                                      CENTER FOR STUDIES IN HIgHER EDUCATION

                                                      12-1:30 pm | 768 Evans Hall
                                                      Speaker: Cristina González, Professor of
                                                      Spanish and Education and Senior Advisor
TOWNSEND CENTER FOR THE HUMANITIES                    to the Chancellor, UC Davis

4 pm | IEAS Conference Room,                          Event Contact: cshe@berkeley.edu
                                                                                                   pACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE
Institute of East Asian Studies
                                                      L   The Life We Were given: Operation        7:30-8:45 pm | Pacific Film Archive Theater
A free screening in cooperation with the
                                                      babylift, International Adoption, and the    Lynne Sachs in person.
residency of Dai Jinhua. Dai will give a
                                                      Children of War in Vietnam
master class on Assembly on monday, April                                                          In The Last Happy Day, Sachs profiles a
                                                      CENTER FOR SOUTHEAST ASIA STUDIES
26 at 4:00 pm in the IEAS Conference Room,                                                         cousin who fled the nazis and translated
2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor.                        4-6 pm | Institute of East Asian Studies     Winnie the Pooh into Latin; Which Way Is
                                                      (2223 Fulton), 6F Conference Room            East, made with her sister Dana, observes
Event Contact: 510-643-9670
                                                      Speaker: Dana Sachs, author and journalist   life in postwar vietnam. With short Tornado.
 L   War as Culture: The Israeli Case: Dalia          Event Contact: cseas@berkeley.edu            Event Contact: bampfa@berkeley.edu
gavriely, bar Ilan University
INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES                    L   Jewish Writing in the Context of Arab
Location & Time TBA                                   Culture: Medieval and Modern: Arabic as a    WEDNESDAY, ApRIL 14
                                                      Jewish Language
Speaker: Dalia Gavriely, Bar Ilan University                                                       P   piano Trio: 57th Annual Noon Concert Series
                                                      Annual Taubman Lecture Series
Event Contact: iis@berkeley.edu                                                                    DEpARTMENT OF MUSIC
                                                      NEAR EASTERN STUDIES

                                                      6-9 pm | Alumni House                        12:15-1 pm | Hertz Concert Hall
 L   Environmental policy Reform in Unstable
                                                      Speaker: Professor Emeritus Sasson           Axel Strauss, violin; Jean-michel Fontereau,
political Systems
                                                      Somekh, Tel Aviv University, Israel          cello; Jeffrey Sykes, piano
CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

                                                      Event Contact: 510-642-3757                  Event Contact: concerts@berkeley.edu
12-1:15 pm | 554 Barrows Hall
Speaker: Paul Steinberg, Associate                                                                 L   Everyday Urbanism
Professor, Harvey mudd College                                                                     COLLEgE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESIgN
Event Contact: maperry@berkeley.edu                                                                1-2 pm | 315A Wurster Hall
                                                                                                   Speaker: margaret Crawford, professor of
 L   Lunch + Talk: Cori Hayden
                                                                                                   architecture, urban design, and planning
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOgY, AND SOCIETY CENTER
                                                                                                   theory, UC Berkeley
12-1:30 pm | 470 Stephens Hall
                                                                                                   Event Contact: delapena@berkeley.edu
The STSC Lunch + Talk is an informal
series featuring one speaker who will                                                              L   Immigrant bureaucratic Incorporation:
open a common conversation via a short                                                             The Dual Roles of government policies and
presentation of their current work. The                                                            professional Missions
lunch series will be a space for lively                                                            INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF SOCIETAL ISSUES
discussion across disciplinary lines.
                                                                                                   4-5:30 pm | Wildavsky Conference Room
Event Contact: 510-642-9289
                                                                                                   Speaker: Helen marrow, Robert Wood
                                                                                                   Johnson Health Policy Research Program
                                                                                                   Scholar, UC Berkeley
                                                                                                   Event Contact: isscucb@gmail.com


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THURSDAY, ApRIL 15                              L   Migrating Mexico: A Material History of       L   Inconceivably Remote Future Accessible
                                               Remittance Space in Sur de Jalisco, Mexico         Now: The bodhisattva and Future buddha
L    The pedagogy of Remixing Open             and California, USA                                Maitreya during the Kusana period
government with the Web                        bANCROFT LIbRARY                                   CENTER FOR bUDDHIST STUDIES

The Forum on Digital Technology in             12-1 pm | Faculty Club,                            5-7 pm | Institute of East Asian Studies
Humanities Scholarship                         Lewis-Latimer Room                                 (2223 Fulton), sixth floor conference room
                                               Speaker: Sarah Lopez, Bancroft Study               Speaker: Dr. Christian
                                               Award recipient, UC Berkeley                       Luczanits, 2009-2010
                                               Event Contact: bancroft@library.berkeley.edu       numata visiting
                                                                                                  Professor in
                                               F    Ang Lee's "Lust, Caution"                     Buddhist Studies
                                                                                                  Event Contact:
                                                                                                  buddhiststudies@berkeley.edu

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12 pm | Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall                                                           The Holloway Series in Poetry

Speaker: Raymond yee, UC Berkeley                                                                 DEpARTMENT OF ENgLISH

School of Information                                                                             6:30 pm | maude Fife Room,
The Forum considers how web technologies                                                          315 Wheeler Hall
are changing humanities research, teaching,                                                       The first national
                                               TOWNSEND CENTER FOR THE HUMANITIES
and collaboration.                                                                                Poet of Wales
Drinks and light refreshments provided.        4 pm | Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall             (2005-6), Lewis is
                                               A free screening in cooperation with the           the author of Chaotic
Event Contact: cding@berkeley.edu
                                               residency of Dai Jinhua. Dai will deliver a        Angels. Her non-
                                               lecture about the film on Wednesday, April         fiction works include
P    UC Jazz Ensembles Noon Concerts
                                               21 at 4:00 pm in the maude Fife Room, 315          Sunbathing in the
CAL pERFORMANCES
                                               Wheeler Hall (see page 14 for details).            Rain: A Cheerful
12-1 pm | Lower Sproul Plaza                                                                      Book on Depression
                                               Event Contact:
Jazz up your afternoons with the musical                                                          and Two in a Boat: A Marital Voyage.
                                               townsend_center@ls.berkeley.edu
stylings of the members of UC Jazz                                                                She is currently a Fellow at the Stanford
Ensembles.                                                                                        Humanities Center.
                                                L   What Difference has Leadership Made in
Event Contact: 510-642-5062                    Soviet and post-Soviet [Russian] History?          Event Contact: clegere@berkeley.edu
                                               Colin and Elsa Miller Lecture in Slavic Studies
L    How Responsive is Higher Education? The   INSTITUTE OF SLAVIC, EAST EUROpEAN, AND EURASIAN
Linkages between Higher Education and the      STUDIES                                            FRIDAY, ApRIL 16
Labor Market
                                               4-5:30 pm | Lipman Room, eighth floor
CENTER FOR STUDIES IN HIgHER EDUCATION                                                            P   berkeley Dance project
                                               Barrows Hall
12-1:30 pm | 768 Evans Hall                                                                       DEpARTMENT OF THEATER, DANCE
                                               Speaker: George Breslauer, Professor of
                                                                                                  & pERFORMANCE STUDIES
Speaker: Ashok Bardhan, Senior Research        Political Science, Executive vice Chancellor
Associate, Haas School of Business,                                                               Time TBA | Zellerbach Playhouse
                                               and Provost, UC Berkeley
UC Berkeley                                                                                       BDP 2010 addresses the theme of
                                               Event Contact: 510-642-9107
Event Contact: cshe@berkeley.edu                                                                  memories and reconstructions. The diverse
                                                                                                  choreographers on the program will present
                                                                                                  work that ranges from historical modern
                                                                                                  dance to hybrid/contemporary choreography.
EVENT KEY                                                                                         Directed by Peggy Hackney.
 F    FILM                                                                                        Event Contact: tdpsboxoffice@berkeley.edu
 E    ExHIbITIONS
 P    pERFORMANCES
 L    CONFERENCES, LECTURES, AND READINgS


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 L   Colloquium on Race, Ethnicity,                   MONDAY, ApRIL 19                                L   The Textiles of Kuna Women
and Immigration                                                                                       CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

INSTITUTE OF gOVERNMENTAL STUDIES                     F   Mondovino                                   12-1:15 pm | 554 Barrows Hall
12-1:30 pm | moses Hall, Harris Room 119              Depth of Field Film + Video Series              Speaker: mari Lyn Salvador, Director,
Speaker: Professor Claire Kim, UC Irvine                                                              Phoebe A. Hearst museum of Anthropology
Event Contact: csflynn@berkeley.edu                                                                   Event Contact: maperry@berkeley.edu

 L   Colloquia in Composition                                                                         L   Life with Others and the Anthropology
DEpARTMENT OF MUSIC                                                                                   of Ethics
3 pm | morrison Hall                                                                                  DEpARTMENT OF ANTHROpOLOgY

Speaker: Jesper nordin                                                                                4-6 pm | Kroeber Hall, 221 (Gifford Room)

Event Contact: 510-642-2678                                                                           Speaker: Webb Keane, Department of
                                                                                                      Anthropology, University of michigan at
 L   The Music of Theory: Theorist-Composers                                                          Ann Arbor
in Late Medieval Italy                                                                                Event Contact: kmhendy@berkeley.edu
                                                      TOWNSEND CENTER FOR THE HUMANITIES
Block Lecture Series
DEpARTMENT OF MUSIC
                                                      7 pm | Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall          L   Master Class on Jia Zhangke’s "Still Life"

4:30 pm | 125 morrison Hall                           While it may come as an affront to our          TOWNSEND CENTER FOR THE HUMANITIES

                                                      local sensibilities, not everyone appreciates   4 pm | IEAS Conference Room,
Implicit theory: Matteo da Perugia and the
                                                      the wine that flows out of the napa valley.     2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor
'Ars contratenoris ante litteram'
                                                      In Mondovino, Sommelier and filmmaker
Pedro memelsdorff, Early music Artist                                                                 Speaker: Dai Jinhua, Townsend Resident Fellow
                                                      Jonathan nossiter travels across three
Event Contact: 510-642-2678                           continents and through five languages to        This lecture will examine the film
                                                      explain how napa has radically reshaped         text of Still Life in order to discuss the
                                                      the age old activity of oenology, or wine       realist paradoxes of China’s destruction
                                                                                                      and construction, submersion and
SATURDAY, ApRIL 17                                    making. Labeled by one critic as the
                                                      “documentary companion to Sideways,” the        emergence, in the midst of rapid economic
                                                      film reveals the complex world that goes        development. The lecture will also address
P    berkeley Dance project
                                                      into the bottle we eventually uncork, be it     the main theme of the quest found in the
DEpARTMENT OF THEATER, DANCE
& pERFORMANCE STUDIES                                 from napa or elsewhere.                         film to further address the immediate
                                                                                                      predicaments that reappear in Chinese
Time TBA | Zellerbach Playhouse                       Free and open to the public.
                                                                                                      culture.
See Friday April 16 listing for details.              Event Contact: 510-643-9670
                                                                                                      A free screening of Still Life will be held on
                                                                                                      Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 4:00 pm in the
P    Javanese Shadow play: gamelan Sari Raras         L   Fear Factor: Understanding the Origins
                                                                                                      Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall.
DEpARTMENT OF MUSIC                                   and Consequences of beliefs about
                                                      National Security                               Event Contact:
8 pm | Hertz Concert Hall
                                                      INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
                                                                                                      townsend_center@ls.berkeley.edu
With midiyanto, shadow master.
                                                      Location & Time TBA
Tickets required.
                                                      Speaker: Kelly Greenhill, Tufts Univeristy
Event Contact: 510-642-4864
                                                      and Harvard University
                                                      Event Contact: iis@berkeley.edu
SUNDAY, ApRIL 18
P    berkeley Dance project
DEpARTMENT OF THEATER, DANCE
& pERFORMANCE STUDIES

Time TBA | Zellerbach Playhouse
See Friday April 16 listing for details.



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TUESDAY, ApRIL 20                              WEDNESDAY, ApRIL 21                             L   The Multicultural Suburban Landscape:
                                                                                               Revealing Narratives of Race and Ethnicity in
L    Kelly Oliver: Women: Secret Weapons       L   In Vogue: National Ethnicity and Cultural   Urban Form
of Modern Warfare?                             politics: "Lust, Caution" and China's "Lust,    COLLEgE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESIgN

Forum on the Humanities and the Public World   Caution" phenomenon                             1-2 pm | 315A Wurster Hall
                                                                                               Speaker: Willow Lung Amam, Ph.D.
                                                                                               candidate in Landscape Architecture and
                                                                                               Environmental Planning, UC Berkeley
                                                                                               Event Contact: delapena@berkeley.edu

                                                                                               L   China in the 21st Century: What Everyone
                                                                                               Needs to Know
                                                                                               INSTITUTE OF EAST ASIAN STUDIES

                                                                                               4 pm | Institute of East
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                                                                                               Asian Studies (2223
5 pm | maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall       4 pm | maude Fife Room,
                                                                                               Fulton), Sixth Floor
Speaker: Kelly Oliver, Philosopher,            315 Wheeler Hall
                                                                                               Speaker: Jeffrey
vanderbilt University                          Speaker: Dai Jinhua, Townsend Resident Fellow
                                                                                               Wasserstrom, Professor
Kelly Oliver is W. Alton Jones Chair of        In 2007, Ang Lee’s film, Lust, Caution          of History, UC Irvine
Philosophy and Professor of Women's            opened simultaneously in mainland China,
                                                                                               Event Contact:
Studies at vanderbilt University. Her latest   Taiwan and Hong Kong. It was a sensation,
                                                                                               ieas@berkeley.edu
book, Women as Weapons of War: Iraq,           leading to strong, passionate reactions. This
Sex and the Media analyzes how women           lecture will approach the interpretations       L   The Culture of paranoia: Tracing the
and their bodies (from the female soldiers     and reception of Lust, Caution, along with
                                                                                               breakdown of the Conservative Ascendancy
involved in Abu Ghraib to Palestinian          the acclaim and denunciations of the film,
                                                                                               INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF SOCIETAL ISSUES
women suicide bombers) have become             as a cluster of socio-cultural symptoms.
                                                                                               4-5:30 pm | Wildavsky Conference Room
powerful weapons in the Afghanistan and        Dai Jinhua will excavate the social, cultural
Iraq wars.                                     and psychoanalytic traces of both the era       Speaker: Lawrence Rosenthal, Center for
                                               of the Cold War/post-Cold War and the           the Comparative Study of Right-Wing
Presented in conjunction with the
                                               era of globalization within contemporary        movements
Chancellor's Colloquium. For information
on related events, please visit                mainland China through a study of these         Event Contact: isscucb@gmail.com
http://townsendlab.berkeley.edu/               reactions to the film.
chancellors-colloquium                         A free screening of Lust, Caution will be       F   Ddr/Ddr

Event Contact: 510-643-9670                    held on Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 4:00 pm     Dotted Lines: Women Filmmakers Connect the Past
                                               in the Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall.         and the Present

L    Medieval and Modern: Three Types of       Event Contact:
Writing in the Middle Ages                     townsend_center@ls.berkeley.edu
Taubman Lecture Series
NEAR EASTERN STUDIES
                                               P   New Music: 57th Annual Noon
                                               Concert Series
6-8 pm | Alumni House
                                               DEpARTMENT OF MUSIC
Speaker: Professor Emeritus Sasson
                                               12:15-1 pm | Hertz Concert Hall
Somekh, Tel Aviv University, Israel
                                               new music by composers from the graduate        pACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE
Event Contact: 510-643-3757
                                               composition seminar directed by Ken Ueno.       7:30-9:45 pm | Pacific Film Archive Theater
                                               Event Contact: concerts@berkeley.edu            Amie Siegel in person.
EVENT KEY                                                                                      Disparate interviews and incidents
 F    FILM                                                                                     gradually cohere into an essay on issues of
 E    ExHIbITIONS                                                                              history, state control, personal identity, and
P     pERFORMANCES                                                                             memory in the former East Germany.
 L    CONFERENCES, LECTURES, AND READINgS
                                                                                               Event Contact: bampfa@berkeley.edu

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THURSDAY, ApRIL 22                                    L   The Inscription of Death in Early Medieval    L   Tracing Space, Locating Self: The
                                                      China: The Caos of the Wei                        Embodied (Inter)Actions of Tourism Discourse
P    UC Jazz Ensembles Noon Concerts                  CENTER FOR CHINESE STUDIES                        gRADUATE ASSEMbLY

CAL pERFORMANCES                                      4-6 pm | IEAS                                     4-6 pm | 2251 College (Archaeological
12-1 pm | Lower Sproul Plaza                          conference room                                   Research Facility), Room 101
Jazz up your afternoons with the musical              Speaker: Robert Joe                               Speaker: Crispin Thurlow,
stylings of the members of UC Jazz                    Cutter, Department                                University of Washington
Ensembles.                                            of Languages and                                  Event Contact: tourism@berkeley.edu
Event Contact: 510-642-5062                           Literatures, Arizona
                                                      State University                                  P   UC Jazz Spring Concert
 L   The Ugly Laws and After                          Event Contact: ccs@berkeley.edu                   CAL pERFORMANCES

Sexual Cultures at Berkeley Lecture Series                                                              7-9 pm | Alumni House
CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF
                                                      L   producing and protesting Kurdish
                                                                                                        The members of UC Jazz unleash
SExUAL CULTURE                                        'Stateness': Cases from Turkey and Iraq
                                                                                                        the musical sonic force of spring in
                                                      CENTER FOR MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES
3-5 pm | 370                                                                                            this showcase.
Dwinelle Hall                                         5-6:30 pm | Sultan Conference Room,
                                                                                                        Event Contact: 510-642-5062
Speaker: Susan                                        340 Stephens Hall
Schweik, English                                      Speaker: Professor nicole Watts,                  P   Jazz benefit: Trio M
Department                                            Department of Political Science, San              DEpARTMENT OF MUSIC

Event Contact:                                        Francisco State University
                                                                                                        8 pm | Hertz Concert Hall
cssc@berkeley.edu                                     Event Contact: cmes@berkeley.edu
                                                                                                        Trio m (mark Dresser, bass; matt Wilson,
                                                                                                        drums; myra melford, piano) perform a
 L   History Without borders:
                                                                                                        benefit concert for the UC Berkeley Jazz
The Inner Life of Empires                             FRIDAY, ApRIL 23                                  and Improvised music Program (JIm).
DEpARTMENT OF HISTORY
                                                                                                        Tickets required.
4-5:30 pm | 3335 Dwinelle Hall                        P   berkeley Dance project
                                                      DEpARTMENT OF THEATER, DANCE                      Event Contact: 510-642-4864
Speaker: Emma Rothschild
                                                      & pERFORMANCE STUDIES
Event Contact: k_perkins@berkeley.edu
                                                      Time TBA | Zellerbach Playhouse
                                                      See Friday April 16 listing for details.          SATURDAY, ApRIL 24
 L   Remembering the Sumerians
NEAR EASTERN STUDIES                                                                                    P   berkeley Dance project
                                                      L   Relating African Christianity and the black
4-6 pm | Barrows Hall, 254 Barrows                                                                      DEpARTMENT OF THEATER, DANCE
                                                      Atlantic: An Account of the Religious Impact
                                                                                                        & pERFORMANCE STUDIES
Speaker: Professor Jerrold S. Cooper,                 of the African Diaspora on Contemporary
visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley                         ghanaian Christian practices                      Time TBA | Zellerbach Playhouse
Event Contact: bwporter@berkeley.edu                  CENTER FOR AFRICAN STUDIES                        See Friday April 16 listing for details.
                                                      12-2 pm | 652 Barrows Hall
 L   Race Erotica: Sexuality and Representation                                                         P   African Music and Dance
                                                      Speaker: Bernard Kwame Assenyoh, Ph.D.
on Film and Stage                                                                                       DEpARTMENT OF MUSIC
                                                      Candidate, Graduate Theological Union
CENTER FOR RACE AND gENDER                                                                              8 pm | Hertz Concert Hall
                                                      Event Contact: 510-642-8338
4-5:30 pm | 691 Barrows Hall                                                                            African music and Dance Ensemble &
Straitjacket Sex Screens: Mapping Asian               L   Colloquia in Composition                      UC Berkeley African music Ensemble,
American Manhoods in the Movies                       DEpARTMENT OF MUSIC
                                                                                                        directed by CK Ladzekpo, with guest
Celine Parreñas Shimizu, UC Santa Barbara                                                               artists Fua Dia Congo
                                                      3 pm | morrison Hall
The Final Reveal: Neo-Minstrelsy in US                                                                  Tickets required.
                                                      Speaker: Koji nakano
Neo-Burlesque                                                                                           Event Contact: 510-642-4864
Xandra Ibarra, San Francisco                          Event Contact: 510-642-2678
State University
Event Contact: centerrg@berkeley.edu


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SUNDAY, ApRIL 25                                  L   Small powers, big World: Quantifying        TUESDAY, ApRIL 27
                                                  power and Defining State Size in the
P    berkeley Dance project                       International System                            L   'We have a black president, so...'
DEpARTMENT OF THEATER, DANCE                      INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES              The Sweet (but Deadly) Enchantment of
& pERFORMANCE STUDIES                                                                             Colorblindness in Contemporary America
                                                  Location & Time TBA
Time TBA | Zellerbach Playhouse                   Speaker: Jay Purcell, UC Berkeley
                                                                                                  INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF SOCIETAL ISSUES

See Friday April 16 listing for details.                                                          2-3:30 pm | martin Luther King Jr. Student
                                                  Event Contact: iis@berkeley.edu
                                                                                                  Union, multicultural Center
P    University Wind Ensemble                     L   The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks        Speaker: Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
DEpARTMENT OF MUSIC
                                                  gRADUATE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM                   Event Contact: isscucb@gmail.com
3 pm | Hertz Concert Hall                         12-2 pm | north Gate Hall, Library
Robert Calonico, director                                                                         L   Medieval and Modern: The 20th Century –
                                                  Award winning writer Rebecca Skloot will
                                                                                                  New Life before the End
music by Husa, Ellerby, Wood, Grainger            discuss her new book The Immortal Life of
and mackey                                        Henrietta Lacks. Henrietta Lacks, known         Annual Taubman Lecture Series
                                                                                                  NEAR EASTERN STUDIES
Tickets required.                                 to scientists as HeLa, was a poor Southern
                                                  tobacco farmer who worked the same land         6-8 pm | Alumni House
Event Contact: 510-642-4864
                                                  as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken     Speaker: Professor Emeritus Sasson
                                                  without her knowledge—became one of the         Somekh, Tel Aviv University, Israel
                                                  most important tools in medicine.
MONDAY, ApRIL 26                                                                                  Event Contact: 510-642-3757
                                                  Event Contact: isscucb@gmail.com
L    Master Class on Feng xiaogang’s "Assembly"
                                                      UC Wind Ensembles Concert
                                                                                                  WEDNESDAY, ApRIL 28
                                                  P
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                                                  DEpARTMENT OF MUSIC
4pm | IEAS Conference Room,
2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor                     3 pm | Hertz Concert Hall                       L   Muslims and Jews Together: Seeing from
                                                  Directed by Robert Calonico.                    Without; Seeing from Within
Speaker: Dai Jinhua, Townsend Resident Fellow
                                                                                                  JEWISH STUDIES
Feng Xiaogang’s Assembly is a war drama           Event Contact: 510-642-3436
                                                                                                  9 am-5 pm | The Sultan Conference Room,
made in 2007, about the Chinese Civil War
                                                  L   Eugene Thacker – Darklife                   340 Stephens Hall
(1945-1949) in which the Communists
and nationalists battled for control of                                                           This workshop is a collaborative effort
China. This lecture uses Assembly's text                                                          between UC Davis and UC Berkeley,
to discuss one of the most important                                                              marking the inauguration of the Program
cultural developments in China at the                                                             for the Study of muslim-Jewish Relations
beginning of the twenty-first century: the                                                        at UC Berkeley and the establishment of a
re-configuration of both scholarly and                                                            UC-wide and West Coast working group
popular consciousness about modern and                                                            for the study of muslim-Jewish relations.
contemporary Chinese history.                                                                     Event Contact: cmes@berkeley.edu
A free screening of Assembly will be held on
monday, April 12, 2010 at 4:00 pm in the          CENTER FOR NEW MEDIA                            P   gamelan: 57th Annual Noon Concert Series
IEAS Conference Room.                             7:30 pm | 160 Kroeber Hall                      DEpARTMENT OF MUSIC

Event Contact:                                    Eugene Thacker will explore the twists          12:15-1 pm | Hertz Concert Hall
townsend_center@ls.berkeley.edu                   and turns of the idea of life itself as a key   music from Indonesia played on the
                                                  philosophical problematic in modernity.         beautiful bronze instruments of the
                                                  Event Contact: 510-495-3505                     Department of music by students, directed
                                                                                                  by midiyanto.

EVENT KEY                                                                                         Event Contact: concerts@berkeley.edu
 F    FILM
 E    ExHIbITIONS
P     pERFORMANCES
 L    CONFERENCES, LECTURES, AND READINgS


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 L   Cultural Landscapes: What We Value               L   Families on the Faultlines: Re-Imagining        L   Darwin's Voyage
and Why                                               Race, Kinship, and Care                             Annual Gayley Lecture
COLLEgE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESIgN                       CENTER FOR RACE AND gENDER                          DEpARTMENT OF ENgLISH

1-2 pm | 315A Wurster Hall                            9 am-4 pm | 370 Dwinelle Hall                       8 pm | maude Fife Room, 215 Wheeler Hall
Speaker: Cathy Garrett                                The conference will interrogate                     Speaker: Professor Ian Duncan, English
Event Contact: delapena@berkeley.edu                  contemporary political debates about                Event Contact: mmelinn@berkeley.edu
                                                      race, kinship, and care, such as "marriage
 L   Ex-gay, post-gay, Still gay: The Ex-gay          equality," "welfare reform," reproduction,          P   Creating the World You Live In: An
Movement in South Africa and the United States        labor, and immigration.                             Intersection + Campo Santo Open process Event
RELIgION, pOLITICS, AND gLObALIZATION pROgRAM         Event Contact: 510-643-8488                         DEpARTMENT OF THEATER, DANCE
                                                                                                          & pERFORMANCE STUDIES
4-6 pm | 223 moses Hall
                                                      P   UC Jazz Ensembles Noon Concerts                 7 pm | Durham Studio Theater, Dwinelle Hall
This panel will bring a transnational
                                                      CAL pERFORMANCES
perspective                                                                                               Students will share performance sketches,
to the ex-gay                                         12-1 pm | Lower Sproul Plaza                        realizations, and their impressions of
movement, with                                        Jazz up your afternoons with the musical            engaging in the tools that Campo Santo
speakers who                                          stylings of the members of UC Jazz                  uses to develop new work.
have undertaken                                       Ensembles.                                          Event Contact: tdps@berkeley.edu
intensive field                                       Event Contact: 510-642-5062
work in ex-gay
ministries in                                         L   Martin Trow’s Legacy on Higher Education        FRIDAY, ApRIL 30
South Africa and                                      System Change: beyond the Analytical
the United States.                                    Dualism of Structure and Agency                     L   Food: History and Culture in the West
It will look at the gender, racial and bodily         CENTER FOR STUDIES IN HIgHER EDUCATION              EUROpEAN UNION CENTER
practices and perspectives the ministries
                                                      12-1:30 pm | 768 Evans Hall                         9 am-5:30 pm | 201 moses Hall
promulgate, their relationship to sexual and
religious politics, and their impact on the           Speaker: Keiko yokoyama, Associate                  The symposium will be structured in three
lives of people attempting to change their            Professor, Higher Education at the Research         panels addressing: 1. food and identity, 2.
sexual orientation.                                   Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima           cultural practices around food, and 3. the
                                                      University, Japan                                   politics of food.
Event Contact: rpgp@berkeley.edu
                                                      Event Contact: cshe@berkeley.edu                    Event Contact: nwizansk@berkeley.edu
 L   Richard Keating Architecture Lecture
                                                      L   The bamiyan Stupas                              L   Muslims and Jews Together: Seeing from
College of Environmental Design Lecture Series
                                                      CENTER FOR bUDDHIST STUDIES                         Without; Seeing from Within
COLLEgE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESIgN
                                                      5-6:20 pm | Institute of East Asian Studies         JEWISH STUDIES
7-8 pm | 112 Wurster Hall
                                                      (2223 Fulton), 6th floor conference room            9 am-5 pm | The Sultan Conference Room,
Speaker: Stephen Cassell, Architecture
                                                      Speaker: Zemaryalai Tarzi, Strasbourg               340 Stephens Hall
Research Office, new york; Friedman
                                                      University, France                                  See Wednesday April 28 listing for details.
visiting Professor, UC Berkeley
                                                      Event Contact: buddhiststudies@berkeley.edu
Event Contact: mcocoma@berkeley.edu                                                                       L   Families on the Faultlines: Re-Imagining
                                                      L   Race & prop 8: The Radical potential of         Race, Kinship, and Care
                                                      Intersectional politics                             CENTER FOR RACE AND gENDER
THURSDAY, ApRIL 29                                    CENTER FOR RACE AND gENDER                          9 am-4 pm | 370 Dwinelle Hall
 L   Muslims and Jews Together: Seeing from           5-8 pm | 370 Dwinelle Hall                          See Thursday April 29 listing for details.
Without; Seeing from Within                           Professor Cathy Cohen, University of
JEWISH STUDIES                                        Chicago, will discuss the racial politics of Prop   P   gospel: 57th Annual Noon Concert Series

9 am-5 pm | The Sultan Conference Room,               8 and same-sex marriage, as well as the radical     DEpARTMENT OF MUSIC

340 Stephens Hall                                     potential of intersectional politics.               12:15-1 pm | Hertz Concert Hall
See Wednesday April 28 listing for details.           Event Contact: 510-643-8488                         University Gospel Chorus,
                                                                                                          D. mark Wilson, director
                                                                                                          Event Contact: concerts@berkeley.edu
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L    Colloquia in Composition                    SUNDAY, MAY 2                                   TUESDAY, MAY 4
DEpARTMENT OF MUSIC

3 pm | morrison Hall                             P   perpetual and Furious Refrain: Matrix 232   L   Environmentalism: From the Control of
                                                 Opening Reception and performance               Nature to partnership
Speaker: John macCallum
                                                                                                 Bernard Moses Memorial Lectures
Event Contact: 510-642-2678
                                                                                                 gRADUATE DIVISION

L    Measuring Up, or Why It’s good to be Tall                                                   4:10 pm | maude
in Modern China                                                                                  Fife Room,
CENTER FOR CHINESE STUDIES
                                                                                                 315 Wheeler Hall

4-6 pm | IEAS                                                                                    Speaker: Carolyn
conference room                                                                                  merchant,
                                                                                                 Environmental
Speaker: Jia-chen Fu
                                                                                                 Science, Policy,
Event Contact:                                   bERKELEY ART MUSEUM
                                                                                                 and management,
ccs@berkeley.edu                                 5 pm | Berkeley Art museum                      UC Berkeley
                                                 Performer: Brent Green                          Event Contact: lectures@berkeley.edu
P    Creating the World You Live In: An
                                                 Brent Green is a maker of animated
Intersection + Campo Santo Open process Event
                                                 films, kinetic objects, and other eccentric     L   How was the pure Land painted in
DEpARTMENT OF THEATER, DANCE
                                                 inventions—things that move, physically         Dunhuang? Rethinking the connection
& pERFORMANCE STUDIES
                                                 and emotionally. His mATRIX exhibition          between the Amitayus Visualization Sutra
7 pm | Durham Studio Theater, Dwinelle Hall
                                                 coincides with the release of his first         and the Transformation Tableaux
See Thursday April 29 listing for details.       feature film, Gravity Was Everywhere            CENTER FOR bUDDHIST STUDIES

                                                 Back Then, a fable of love, loss, and           5-6:30 pm | Institute of East Asian Studies
                                                 compulsive construction.                        (2223 Fulton), 6th floor conference room
SATURDAY, MAY 1                                  Event Contact: bampfa@berkeley.edu              Speaker: Dr. nobuyoshi yamabe, Professor,
                                                                                                 Tokyo University of Agriculture
P    A Symphony of psalms: University Chorus     P   Jazz Combo Concert
and Chamber Chorus                                                                               Event Contact: buddhiststudies@berkeley.edu
                                                 CAL pERFORMANCES
DEpARTMENT OF MUSIC
                                                 6-8 pm | César E. Chávez Student Center,
8 pm | Hertz Concert Hall
                                                 Choral Rehearsal Hall                           WEDNESDAY, MAY 5
University Chorus and Chamber Chorus
                                                 Event Contact: 510-642-5062
marika Kuzma, director                                                                           P   Chamberbridge: 57th Annual Noon
Stravinsky, Symphony of Psalms with orchestra;                                                   Concert Series
orthodox chant, and works by Bortniansky,        MONDAY, MAY 3                                   DEpARTMENT OF MUSIC

Gretchaninoff, Rachmaninoff, Pärt                                                                12:15-1 pm | Hertz Concert Hall
Tickets required.                                L   Time, Debt-Discipline and the Category
                                                                                                 ChamberBridge: Lara Bruckmann, soprano
                                                 of "Capitalism"
Event Contact: 510-642-4864                                                                      & Eva-maria Zimmermann, piano
                                                 Anthropology Department Lecture Series
                                                                                                 new works by American and Swiss
                                                 DEpARTMENT OF ANTHROpOLOgY
                                                                                                 composers including UC Berkeley
                                                 4-6 pm | Gifford Room, 221 Kroeber Hall         composers Robert yamasato, Evelyn Ficarra
                                                 Speaker: Jane Guyer, Professor, Department      and Jason Levis.
                                                 of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University       Event Contact: concerts@berkeley.edu
                                                 Event Contact: kmhendy@berkeley.edu


EVENT KEY
 F    FILM
 E    ExHIbITIONS
P     pERFORMANCES
 L    CONFERENCES, LECTURES, AND READINgS


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THURSDAY, MAY 6                                       L   Esotericism in the Late Ming — Early Qing    L   Colloquia in the Musicologies
                                                      buddhist Revival                                 DEpARTMENT OF MUSIC
P    UC Jazz Ensembles Noon Concerts                                                                   4:30 pm | 128 morrison Hall
CAL pERFORMANCES
                                                                                                       Musical Avant-Gardes and Counterculture
12-1 pm | Lower Sproul Plaza                                                                           in Europe around 1968
Jazz up your afternoons with the musical                                                               Gianmario Borio
stylings of the members of UC Jazz Ensembles.                                                          Event Contact: 510-642-2678
Event Contact: 510-642-5062
                                                                                                       P   Laetitia Sonami and Vorticella
 L   Lunch poems Student Reading                                                                       L@TE: Friday Nights at BAM/PFA
                                                      CENTER FOR bUDDHIST STUDIES
THE LIbRARY                                                                                            bERKELEY ART MUSEUM
                                                      5-6:30 pm | Institute of East Asian Studies
12:10-12:50 pm | morrison Library,                                                                     7:30-9 pm | Berkeley Art museum
                                                      (2223 Fulton), 6th floor conference room
101 Doe Library                                                                                        Composer, performer, and sound
                                                      Speaker: Dr. Robert Gimello, Research
One of the year’s most lively events, the                                                              installation artist Laetitia Sonami was born
                                                      Professor, University of notre Dame
student reading includes winners of the                                                                in France and settled in the United States
following prizes: Academy of American                 Event Contact: buddhiststudies@berkeley.edu      in 1975 to pursue her interest in electronic
Poets, Cook, Rosenberg, and yang, as                                                                   music. Her sound installations combine
well as students nominated by Berkeley’s              L   Story Hour in the Library featuring          audio and kinetic elements, and for this
creative writing faculty, Lunch Poems                 UC berkeley's Student Authors                    evening she will use cardboard tubes
volunteers, and representatives from                  THE LIbRARY                                      discovered at a construction site.
student publications.                                 5-6 pm | morrison Library, 101 Doe Library       Event Contact: bampfa@berkeley.edu
Event Contact: poems@library.berkeley.edu             Story Hour in the Library celebrates the
                                                      writers in our campus community with             P   CJC Spring Show: Cal Jazz Choir
P    Arts in the Afternoon                            an annual student reading. The event will        CAL pERFORMANCEES
THE WOMEN'S FACULTY CLUb                              feature short excerpts of work by winners of     8-10 pm | César E. Chávez Student Center,
4 pm | The Women's Faculty Club                       the year’s biggest prose prizes, Story Hour in   Choral Rehearsal Hall
                                                      the Library interns, and faculty nominees.
Performance by the                                                                                     Event Contact: 510-642-3880
University Baroque                                    Event Contact: storyhour@berkeley.edu
Ensemble, under                                                                                        P   University Symphony Orchestra:
the direction of
                                                                                                       Schumann/Shostakovich
Davitt moroney,                                       FRIDAY, MAY 7
                                                                                                       DEpARTMENT OF MUSIC
Department
of music.                                             L   Secular politics, Law, and Islam in the      8 pm | Hertz Concert Hall

Event Contact: wfc@berkeley.edu                       Middle East                                      David milnes, conductor
                                                      CENTER FOR MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES
                                                                                                       Schumann, Symphony No. 4
 L   The politics of Shari'a: Some Lessons from       10 am-4 pm | Sultan Conference Room,             Shostakovich, Symphony No. 10
Nineteenth Century Egypt                              340 Stephens Hall                                Event Contact: concerts@berkeley.edu
CENTER FOR MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES                     This workshop focuses on how secular
5-6:30 pm | Sultan Conference Room,                   transformations in the fields of law and
340 Stephens Hall                                     scriptural hermeneutics have changed the         SATURDAY, MAY 8
Speaker: Professor Khaled Fahmy,                      practices of institutions of Islam in the
Department of middle Eastern and Islamic              middle East and South East Asia.                 P   University Symphony Orchestra:
Studies, new york University                          Event Contact: cmes@berkeley.edu                 Schumann/Shostakovich
                                                                                                       DEpARTMENT OF MUSIC
Event Contact: cmes@berkeley.edu
                                                      L   Colloquia in Composition                     8 pm | Hertz Concert Hall
                                                      DEpARTMENT OF MUSIC
                                                                                                       See Friday may 7 listing for details.
                                                      3 pm | morrison Hall
                                                      Speaker: Amadeus Regucera
                                                      Event Contact: 510-642-2678

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SUNDAY, MAY 9                                  FRIDAY, MAY 14                                          FRIDAY, MAY 21
P    performance by Clerestory:                 L   Colloquia in Composition                           E   No Right Angles: The 40th Annual
Soul's Light: Music of the Spirit              DEpARTMENT OF MUSIC                                     University of California, berkeley Master of
bERKELEY ART MUSEUM                            3 pm | morrison Hall                                    Fine Arts graduate Exhibition
3 pm | Berkeley Art museum                                                                             bERKELEY ART MUSEUM
                                               Speaker: Stephen Hartke
Acclaimed Bay Area male vocal ensemble                                                                 5:30 pm | Berkeley Art museum
                                               Event Contact: 510-642-2678
Clerestory makes its Berkeley Art museum                                                               No Right Angles is an exhibition created by
debut with a mother’s Day concert               L   perspectives on poetry From My Years               UC Berkeley’s graduating m.F.A. students
featuring music inspired by Arab, Persian,     With Czeslaw Milosz                                     miguel Arzabe, Bonnie Begusch, Amanda
and American sounds, texts, and religious      Judith Lee Stronach Lecture on the Teaching of Poetry
                                                                                                       Eicher, matt mullins, Aliza Rand, Azin
traditions.                                    DEpARTMENT OF
                                                                                                       Seraj, and Becky Suss.
Event Contact: bampfa@berkeley.edu             ARCHITECTURE                                            Event Contact: bampfa@berkeley.edu
                                               6:30 pm |
                                               morrison Library,
MONDAY, MAY 10                                 101 Doe Library                                         SUNDAY, MAY 23
                                               Speaker Peter
L    garrick Ohlsson: Why Chopin?                                                                      P   Metapuentes Live: Demonstration
                                               Dale Scott will
and Other Questions                                                                                    bERKELEY ART MUSEUM
                                               offer some non-
Forum on the Humanities and the Public World   American views                                          2 pm | Berkeley Art museum
                                               on the social and                                       The artists in Amanda Eichler’s m.F.A.
                                               historical function                                     project, MetaPuentes: Youth Building Bridges
                                               of poetry.                                              from the Bay Area to El Salvador, will
                                               Event Contact: lifchez@berkeley.edu                     participate in a live demonstration. From
                                                                                                       global text messaging, to poetry, to the
                                               P    Art Rocks                                          creation of an international art exchange,
                                               L@TE: Friday Nights at BAM/PFA                          these young people are committed to actively
                                               bERKELEY ART MUSEUM                                     developing strategies for violence prevention
                                                                                                       and personal success.
                                               7:30-9 pm | Berkeley Art museum
TOWNSEND CENTER FOR THE HUMANITIES
                                                                                                       Event Contact: bampfa@berkeley.edu
                                               This program explores the intersection of art
5 pm | Berkeley Art museum Theater, 2621
                                               and music with a special performance by the
Durant Avenue (access via scultpure garden)
                                               experimental music duo Lucky Dragons, who
Winner of the 1970 Chopin International        were featured in the 2008 Whitney Biennial.
Piano Competition, pianist Garrick
                                               Event Contact: bampfa@berkeley.edu
Ohlsson is regarded as one of the world’s
leading performers of the music of Frédéric                                                             pHOTO CREDITS
Chopin. He is also noted for his masterly                                                               Front Cover and page 20: garrick Ohlsson,
performances of the works of mozart,           THURSDAY, MAY 20                                         photo by philip Jones griffiths

Beethoven and Schubert, as well as the                                                                  page 4 & 6: Terry Eagleton, photo by
                                                L   popular Science at berkeley and the Long
Romantic repertoire. In his 2009-2010                                                                   Eamonn MacCabe, for "The guardian"
                                               History of American Studies
season, mr. Ohlsson will perform with
                                               bANCROFT LIbRARY                                         page 9: Oni Buchanan, photo by Jon
the new york Philharmonic, the BBC
                                                                                                        Woodward
Scottish Symphony, and the St. Petersburg      12-1 pm | Faculty Club,
Philarmonic, as well as the symphony           Lewis-Latimer Room                                       page 12: gwyneth Lewis, photo by
orchestras of San Francisco, Houston,                                                                   Alexandra Cool
                                               Speaker: Alex Olson, Gunther Barth
Atlanta, vancouver, Indianapolis, San Diego,   Fellowship recipient, University of michigan             page 21, 22, 23: photos by Eddie Wright
milwaukee, minneapolis and Baltimore.
                                               Event Contact: bancroft@library.berkeley.edu
Free and open to the public.                                                                            CORRECTION: Our February/March
                                                                                                        Newsletter did not credit the photo on page
Event Contact: 510-643-9670                                                                             3: “Round Room” (mixed media, 2005) by
                                                                                                        J. Ignacio Diaz de Rábago


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This year the Townsend Center has presented a variety of faculty views on broad topics concerning the University in relation to current
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being Really good vs. being Really public: Is This Our Choice?
by David A. Hollinger

                                                                                                  But institutions and practices are
                                                                                                  historically contingent. In recent
                                                                                                  years there has come into being
                                                                                                  a set of historical conditions
                                                                                                  very different from the set that
                                                                                                  enabled California to achieve a
                                                                                                  stellar system of higher education.
                                                                                                  Clark Kerr was able to mobilize
                                                                                                  widespread support for the
                                                                                                  master Plan during a period of
                                                                                                  prosperity and of diminishing
                                                                                                  class inequalities. That Plan
                                                                                                  is increasingly threatened by
Let me ask directly a question that our conversations
                                                                         the expressed priorities of voters and their elected
in Berkeley this past year have tended to skirt. In the
                                                                         representatives caught up in the anti-tax politics for
specific tax environment that now exists in California,
                                                                         which the notorious Proposition 13 of 1978 is an
does our historic standing as a public university remain
                                                                         enduring emblem.
compatible with our equally historic standing as a campus
of intellectual distinction? It is irresponsible of us as                The sources of this anti-tax politics are multiple, and
a faculty to continue to avoid this deeply unwelcome                     have been helpfully analyzed by our social scientists
question, and to deny collegial support to those of our                  and historians. Perhaps this politics can be reversed?
administrators who are trying to confront it.                            I hope so, and I applaud efforts like those of our
                                                                         colleague George Lakoff (through his ballot initiative
It is easy enough to hold forth on the virtues of being
                                                                         to abolish the two-thirds rule in the legislature,
public. Perhaps it is even easier to hold forth on the
                                                                         enabling simple majorities to mandate higher taxes) to
virtues of being excellent. many of us have been doing
                                                                         advance this project.
a lot of both. And there was a time when doing both
simultaneously was more than hollow bravado and                          yet even the most optimistic of souls usually will grant
wishful thinking. In that era, there appeared to be no                   that the project of reversing the anti-tax politics of
structural conflict between being public and being one of                California is a formidable one, and not likely to be
the world’s leading centers of learning.                                 achieved prior to the time that the excellence of the UC
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pOINT OF VIEW




system in general and of Berkeley in particular will be        politics in relation to higher education, asked recently
severely challenged by diminished state support. We            in the pages of San Francisco Magazine, does California
need to remember that a recent, credible poll found that       really need nine doctoral programs in Political Science?
69% of California                                                                                           One could argue that
voters prefer to                                                                                            the system of public
keep Proposition                                                                                            higher education
13 in place. Other                                                                                          in California, given
polls reveal that                                                                                           the current political
opposition to                                                                                               economy of the
increased income                                                                                            state, should be
tax for high earners                                                                                        refocused with the
is sustained by the                                                                                         priority of providing
belief of 19% of the                                                                                        opportunities for
American public                                                                                             upward social
that they are in the                                                                                        and economic
top 1% of income                                                                                            mobility, and that
earners, and by the belief of another 20% that they will       UC’s aspiration to remain one of the great research
join that 1% within their lifetimes. California politicians    universities of the world is simply at odds with the most
who win elections do not mention services and taxes in         pressing needs of the population of the state. If Berkeley’s
the same sentence.                                             programs drop from the top five in field after field to
                                                               somewhere farther down, might this be a price worth
This tax environment is the context in which it is difficult
                                                               paying for keeping costs lower? The master Plan was fine
to avoid a dual speculation. Being really public—above
                                                               for 1960. This is not 1960. So, let’s be really public, even if
all keeping fees low and access high—might require a
                                                               it costs some diminution in quality.
diminution in the intellectual quality of the services that
UC in general and Berkeley in particular offer the state of    The coin is easily turned. If there is a risk that holding
California. And being really good at what we do—above          the line on being really good will require the degrees
all maintaining a research faculty of the kind we now          of “privatization” that diminish our ability to provide
have—might require a diminution of the extent to which         low-fee, high access education to Californians, perhaps
we are a public university.                                    we should take that risk? After all, one could argue
                                                               that a university of genuine intellectual distinction is
If there is a risk that holding the line on being really
                                                               of great value to California even if fewer Californians
public will diminish our intellectual quality, perhaps we
                                                               than now can attend and if many of those who do attend
should take that risk? After all, one could argue that what
                                                               have to pay a larger share of its cost. Since many of the
most matters in a public university is serving the needs
                                                               Californians who protest higher tuition for their children
of the public, and one could argue that given the more
                                                               are the same people who will not vote the taxes to enable
rigid class structure now in place in California, public
                                                               state support, the species of privatization embodied
monies should be devoted to services other than the
                                                               in higher fees can be construed as an indirect form
maintaining of ten research universities. As Peter Schrag,
                                                               of taxation. One could also argue that the distinction
the most perspicacious of the journalists covering state

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between public and private in this domain is not so clear-     I now believe the risks to quality are more dangerous than
cut, that steps already taken toward multiple funding          the risks to public access. To be sure, if fees go up, fewer
streams offer hope that the “hybrid” university can            people like me could come, but what these people would
remain distinct from private campuses like Stanford and        get will be of greater value. Perhaps I am wrong to prefer
Caltech. Real excellence pays off for California, and we       this alternative? I hope those who lean the other way
should not trade it away in return for the garden variety      will publicly defend the taking of the risk of diminished
level of intellect that extreme anti-privatization impulses    quality, rather than ignoring the question.
threaten to give us. The master Plan was fine for 1960.
                                                               The choice invites comparison to a choice often faced
This is not 1960. So, let’s be really good, even if it costs
                                                               by Berkeley parents, including many who rail with
some diminution in public access.
                                                               conviction against the “privatization” of UC. Do you
                                                               keep your children in the public schools even when the
                                                               signs are that they are not getting the education you
                                                               want for them? This dilemma comes about as a result of
                                                               historical forces going back a long way, but when you
                                                               face the choice it does not help much to speechify about
                                                               neo-liberalism and its evils. So, too, with the University
                                                               of California. Berkeley is, in a sense, our child. It is a
                                                               precious thing for which we have some responsibility. To
                                                               how much risk are we willing to see it exposed while we
                                                               are making sure it remains really public?

                                                               David A. Hollinger is Preston Hotchkis Professor of American
                                                               History at UC Berkeley. His books include Postethnic America:
                                                               Beyond Multiculturalism and Cosmopolitanism and Solidarity. He
                                                               was recently elected President of the Organization of American
                                                               Historians, a post he will hold for one year.




Personally, I yield to no one in my respect for The master
Plan or in my identity with the Berkeley campus. I have
served in countless campus capacities as a member of this
faculty. Long before that I was a student here. I was in the
Free Speech movement. I came to know and appreciate
Clark Kerr. my experiences at Berkeley as a graduate
student in the 1960s were transforming. I owe almost
everything to Berkeley. I was able to come here because it
was really public. But that is not what changed me. many
places were really public. I was changed because Berkeley
was really good.


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