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The Auditory System - How it Works, Understanding Loss of Hearing, and Current Research on Dealing with Hearing Impairment
Organized by Professor Emeritus Ervin Hafter, Department of Psychology
Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 2-4pm
Ervin Hafter, Emeritus Professor of Psychology (Berkeley) will talk about historical and modern theory of hearing and what it says about how we encode auditory information.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 2-4pm
Harvey Abrams, former Director of Audiology Research at Walter Reed and currently Director of the Audiology Research group at Starkey Hearing Technologies (Eden Prairie, MN), will talk about what goes wrong in normal hearing due to noise exposure, aging, disease, etc.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 2-4pm
Sridhar Kalluri, Manager of Hearing Science research at the Starkey Hearing Research Center (Berkeley) will talk about how modern science and technology is being used to address problems of hearing impairment.
Themes on Higher Education
Organized by Professor Emeritus Neil Smelser
Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 2-4pm
“How UC Got Its Unique Level of Autonomy: A Counterfactual History,” John Douglass, Senior Research Fellow—Public Policy and Higher Education, Center for Studies in Higher Education
Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 2-4pm
“Faculty Involvements Outside the University: How Permeable Should the Ivory Tower Be?” Judson King, Director, Center for Studies in Higher Education
Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 2-4pm
“Changing Emphases in Academia,” Paula Fass, Professor Emerita of History, UC Berkeley
Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 2-4pm
“Current Economic Trends and Higher Education,” Neil J. Smelser, University Professor of Sociology, UC Berkeley
Music and Politics II: Beethoven, Wagner, Shostakovitch
Organized by Professor Emeritus Louise George Clubb
Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 2-4pm
“Beethoven, from Revolutionary to Reactionary,” Nicholas Mathew, Berkeley, Professor of Music
Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 2-4pm
“Art vs. Politics in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and the Wagner Legacy,” Karol Berger, Stanford, Professor of Music and Thomas Grey, Stanford, Professor of Music
Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 2-4pm
“Shostakovitch: The Case of Lady M.” Richard Taruskin, Berkeley, Professor of Music