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Event: Bancroft Roundtable: California’s Place in Anti-Slavery Litigation on the Eve of the Civil War
The second Bancroft Library Roundtable talk of the spring semester will take place in the Lewis-Latimer Room of The Faculty Club at noon on Thursday, March 15. Alexandra Havrylyshyn, J.D. and Ph.D. candidate in Jurisprudence and Social Policy at UC Berkeley and Bancroft Library Study Award recipient, will present “California’s Place in Anti-Slavery Litigation on the Eve of the Civil War.”
Between 1846 and 1851 New Orleans trial judge John McHenry ruled in favor of nearly twenty enslaved petitioners who sought freedom on the basis of having touched free soil. These rulings directly contravened Louisiana state legislation, but McHenry reasoned that they were in keeping with higher sources of law: constitutional, federal, and international. He migrated to California, and his personal and legal papers are now preserved in The Bancroft Library. Havrylyshyn’s presentation will explore McHenry’s political identification and the ways that anti-slavery litigation influenced California before the start of the Civil War.
We hope to see you there.
José Adrián Barragán-Álvarez and Kathi Neal
Bancroft Library Staff
This Friday, March 9, the Library will open an exhibit co-sponsored by the CLAS working group, the Wallmapu Support Committee. “Vida y Resistencia en el Territorio Mapuche, Chile” (Life and Resistance in the Mapuche Territory) can be viewed on the 3rd floor of Moffitt Library from March 9 – June 30, 2018.
The opening event is scheduled Friday from 5 pm – 6:30 pm in 303 Doe Library. There will be a short musical performance and some presentations by Chilean and Mapuche community members from the Bay Area.
Free Speech Movement Café
Saturday, March 10, 2018 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Presented by the Class of ’68 and the Center on Civility and Democratic Engagement at the Goldman School of Public Policy
“CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?”
Breaching ideological echo chambers and the role of civility. A unique opportunity for students and the Cal community to engage in small group discussions with members of the Class of ’68.
|10:00 a.m.||Breakfast — alumni and students gather|
|10:25 a.m.||Welcome and introductions|
|10:40 a.m.||CENTER ON CIVILITY AND DEMOCRATIC ENGAGEMENT
|11:30 a.m.||STUDENT AND ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT
|12:20 p.m.||CENTER SPONSORED STUDENTS IN ACTION
|12:50 p.m.||Class of ’68 5oth reunion and Class of ’18 involvement
This event is free, open to the public, and all are invited to participate. Sponsored by the University Library’s Free Speech Movement (FSM) Café
Programs Committee. For more information: contact email@example.com.
The Library attempts to o er programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact us prior to the event: firstname.lastname@example.org, 510-768-7618.
Art + Feminism + Race + Justice Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
Drop in any time, stay as long as you like!
Tuesday, March 6, 12:00pm-5:00pm
Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of female participation. This represents an alarming absence in an important repository of shared knowledge. Let’s change that! Drop by the A+F Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, learn how to edit Wikipedia and make a few changes of your own! This year, we’re partnering with the American Cultures program and expanding the scope to highlight the theme of race and justice. We are now calling it the Art+Feminism+Race+Justice Wikipedia Edit-a-thon.
People of all gender identities and expressions welcome.
Bring a laptop.
Drop in for half an hour or stay for the whole afternoon.
No editing experience necessary; we’ll provide training and assistance.
Optional: Training sessions at 12:30 & 2:30.
Get a headstart! Create an editing account ahead of time.
Refreshments will be provided.
RSVP (encouraged, but not required)
A Cal ID card is required to enter Moffitt. The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact us.
Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide. Tour starts at the north entrance of Doe Library.
January 16 – 19
We’re inspired by BAMPFA’s current film exhibition, James Baldwin, Reflection and Resistance: James Baldwin and Cinema! Brush up on your Baldwin with his works available at the UC Berkeley Libraries.
The recent 2016 film I Am Not Your Negro based on James Baldwin’s incomplete manuscript, Remember This House, has made quite the critical splash, and yet this award-winning film is far from the first Baldwin piece to make it to the silver screen. In related programming, Thursday, November 9th at BAMPFA features a showing of documentary The Nine Muses by John Akomfrah, with an introduction from UC Berkeley’s own Stephen Best, and Tongues Untied, introduced by Damon Young, on Thursday, November 16th. Can’t make it? You can find both films at the Moffitt Library Media Resources Center here and here.
Ready for more?
A representative from Qiagen will offer a hands-on training workshop on using IPA to interpret expression data (including RNA-seq).
You are invited to participate in this free training, and are encouraged to bring your own laptop or use the computer workstations in our training room.
Please register if you are interested in attending.
The workshop will cover how to:
- Format, upload your data, and launch an analysis
- Identify likely pathways that are expressed
- Find causal regulators and their directional effect on gene functions and diseases
- Build pathways, make connections between entities, and overlay multiple datasets on a pathway or network
- Understand the affected biological processes
- Perform a comparison analysis: utilize a heat map to easily visualize trends across multiple time points or samples
Questions? Please contact Elliott Smith (email@example.com)
Faculty, Graduate Students, and Researchers!
Looking for ideas on how to refresh your teaching or improve your research? Wondering what campus resources are available and how to connect to them? Come to the first-ever AIS-palooza to find inspiration, learn new things, and get your questions answered.
- Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
- Academic Innovation Studio (Dwinelle 117, D Level)
This drop-in event will feature demonstrations and mini-sessions on a wide variety of topics, led by resource providers from all over campus, including librarians who will address:
- Help your students improve their research skills
- How to make your course materials affordable
- How to promote your own research
- Wikipedia as an educational tool
Other topics include:
- Assessment in bCourses
- Making Course Content Accessible for Students with Disabilities
- Securing Your Research Data
- Data Science Pedagogy
- Resources for Creating a Website
- Videoconferencing Tools: Options and Possibilities
And much more!
Come to a few sessions or stay for the whole event. Refreshments and finger foods will be provided.