Upcoming events at the UCB J-School

The latest events from Berkeley J-School. -Mia

Ken Schles Photography Exhibit: Opening Reception and Lecture

When:  Friday, March 8,  6:00 p.m.

Where: Room 105 North Gate Hall (Reception in the Library)

First published in 1988, Invisible City still has the ability to transfix the viewer. A penetrating and intimate portrayal of a world few had entrance to—or means of egress from. For a decade, Ken Schles watched the passing of time from his Lower East Side neighborhood. His camera fixed the instances of his observations, and these moments become the foundation of his invisible city.

Preview of "Fallaci" | Q & A with Lawrence Wright and Deirdre English

When:  Saturday, March 9,  8:00 p.m.

Where:  Berkeley Repertory Theatre (2025 Addison Street, Berkeley)

Join us for a special evening with Pulitzer Prize-winner Lawrence Wright, and the world premiere of his new play, "Fallaci," the story of female Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci, known for her grilling interviews throughout a 50-year career as a journalist.  

Tickets are now available for the exclusive preview of Fallaci, followed by a seperate Q & A with Lawrence Wright, hosted by Deirdre English, Director of the Magazine Center at the J-School.  Student tickets and Alumni/Faculty tickets are available.  You must purchase a ticket to the play in order to attend the post-performance session.

Space is limited, if you are interested in attending the Q & A following the performance, please contact Julie Hirano to RSVP.  

A Lunchtime Talk with Sally K. Fairfax

Presented by the Knight Center in Science and Environmental Journalism

When:  Wednesday, March 13,  12:30 p.m.

Where: North Gate Hall Library

Michael Pollan and The Knight Center in Science and Environmental Journalism welcome Sally K. Fairfax, one of the authors of California Cuisine and Just Foods. In the book, Fairfax and several other authors illustrate the significant progress that's been made in the Bay Area toward food democracy. But, despite the favorable climate, progressive politics, and culinary culture, many challenges still remain in the fight for just food.

Fairfax will speak about the book and participate in a Q & A moderated by Pollan.

Refreshments will be provided.

Spring Welcome Visit 2013

When:  Sunday, March 17 – Tuesday, March 19

Where:  North Gate Hall

The J-School will host the next class of admitted students at Spring Welcome Visit.  Details to come!

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Sally Mack | "At the Edges: A Wetlands Restoration Site" Photo Exhibit

When: January 22 – May 31,  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where:  Education/Psychology Library, 2600 Tolman Hall

"At the Edges: A Westlands Restoration Site," color photographs by Sally Mack, of a northern California wetlands restoration site, are being present at the Ed/Psych Library at 2600 Tolman Hall on the UC Berkeley campus from January 22-May 31, 2013.

The photos in the exhibit were taken at a 53-acre wetlands restoration site owned by CalTrans, developed by a consortium of federal and state resource agencies.  Named "Guadalcanal Village" after the South Pacific island, it's the site of a former housing development, now a CalTrans mitigation site, located on Mare Island, near Vallejo, CA. It's bordered by Highway 37 and the Napa River.  It is slated to become part of the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

The photos in the exhibit were taken with a classic Hasselblad film camera and printed through an enlarger at a local lab.

More of Sally's photos can be seen at http://www.sallymack.us

For more information, please contact Sally at photos@sallymack.us

Meet the Playwright: Public event at the Berkeley Rep

When: Monday, March 4,  7:00 p.m.

Where: Thrust Stage, Berkeley Repertory Theatre (2025 Addison Street)

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Fallaci playwright Lawrence Wright and J-School professor Mark Danner discuss Wright's latest bestselling book, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief.  Copies of Going Clear may be purchased in the lobby, and audience members can get their books signed at the end of the evening.  

This is a free event.  No tickets necessary. Seating is limited. The lobby and café counter open at 6pm.

2013 Matsui Lecture: Can the World Feed 9 Billion People? A Global Agricultural Development Initiative

When: Wednesday, March 13,  4:00 p.m.

Where: Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall

Co-sponsored by the Institute of International Studies, Institute of East Asian studies, the Blum Center and Master of Development Practice

During his 26 years in Congress and subsequent service as president of the Asia Foundation, Rep. Douglas Bereuter confronted issues of global poverty, food production, and sustainability. In this year's Matsui Lecture, he addresses these critical issues facing the United States and the world.

Reception to follow.

Free and open to the public.

Health Care Reform Up Close

When:  Wednesday, March 20,  4:00 p.m.

Where:  250 Sutardja Dai Hall

Pam Belluck will speak about her first book, Island Practice (2012), the adventures of an eccentric doctor and the challenges of his community on the island of Nantucket. This is a study of how one doctor perseveres within the shifting institutional context of health care. The book was optioned for a CBS television series regarding health care reform and organizational change.

A New York Times interview with Ms. Belluck about her book can be found at http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/27/there-once-was-a-surgeon-from-nantucket/?hpw

Ms. Belluck regularly writes for the Times science page, covering complex/controversial topics in psychology, neuroscience, and women's health. Her reporting launched The New York Times Vanishing Mind series, about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. She's also a jazz musician in her spare time. Ms. Belluck is the subject of an extended profile in Current Biography magazine, June 2012.

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