Exploring the concepts conceived of in the dawn of human space flight, and how some have reemerged as viable options for the future of space travel. Part of the Saturday Night Space Talks series.
Professor John Taylor, a founding co-director of Berkeley’s Computational Genomics Resource Lab, discusses ancient relationships among the main groups of fungi and how DNA variation can be used to estimate the dates of these ancient events. Presented as part of the monthly "Science@Cal Lecture Series."
Lectures Tue., Jan. 14, 8 p.m., Tue., Feb. 11, 8 p.m., Tue., March 4, 8 p.m. and Tue., April 1, 8 p.m.
Series providing an open forum for the exchange of ideas and the intellectual enrichment of the community. Speakers include Bob Woodward, Gwen Ifill, Leon Panetta, Steve Wozniak, Platon, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Charles Best, Mark Kelly, and Gabrielle Giffords. Tickets available by series subscription only.
A symposium on perspective in Chinese painting in conjunction with Beauty Revealed. Participants include Pat Berger (UC Berkeley), Nancy Berliner (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston), Richard Vinograd (Stanford), Eugene Wang (Harvard), and Sophie Volpp (UC Berkeley).
It’s a pertinent question, especially with California on track to have its driest year on record. This event, hosted by EBMUD and the Oakland Public Library Asian Branch (388 9th St., Ste. 190, Oakland), aims to teach kids about their local water sources, as well as how to test and conserve water at home. Kids will leave with a home water-testing kit — and, hopefully, a better understanding of one of our most precious natural resources.