2016 Avenali Lecture Video with David Shulman

The Inner Life of Dust

David Shulman, one of the world’s foremost Indologists, offers an exposition of what dust—or its close analogues—might mean in major cultural contexts of South Asian civilization in his 2016 Avenali Lecture.

Jerry Carniglia: Paintings

FINAL WEEKS
Through June 3 | 9 am-4 pm

Bay Area abstract expressionist Jerry Carniglia was inspired by aerial landscapes of the American West to create layered, spiritually evocative paintings.

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Berkeley Book Chats

Berkeley Book Chats highlights the intellectual and artistic endeavors of UC Berkeley faculty by presenting the latest scholarship from recently or soon-to-be published works. Fall 2016 Book Chats authors include Adam Hochschild, Steven Lee, Weihong Bao, Eric Stover, Alexa Koenig​, Victor Peskin, and Hannah Ginsborg.

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In the News

May 24, 2016
Zeynep Gürsel Photograph

Townsend Fellows alumna Zeynep Gürsel credits her participation in the Townsend Fellows group with helping shape her recently released book Image Brokers: Visualizing World News in the Age of Digital Circulation.

March 02, 2016
Katrina Dodson Image

Katrina Dodson, who recently completed her PhD in Comparative Literature at Berkeley, was chosen to be honored for her translation of Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector's The Complete Stories.