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Bancroft tables setΦBKNCA Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner - Sunday, May 6, 2018

Get out your calendars!  It’s time to make sure that you have this year’s ΦBKNCA Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner blocked out!

Our meeting in May will be held from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at The Bancroft Hotel in Berkeley, the same location as last year’s meeting.  As you are aware, the annual meeting is the occasion when we celebrate ΦBKNCA’s primary mission—the awarding of scholarships and teaching excellence awards to deserving scholars and professors, fulfilling ΦBKNCA’s objective to enhance scholars’ educational and research activities and to honor those who are teaching our next generation.

For those of you who have not been able to come to the Annual Dinner before, we encourage you to do so.  In meeting some of these outstanding honorees and learning about their academic interests (as well as renewing old friendships and perhaps getting more involved in our vibrant organization, ΦBKNCA), you will be able to more fully appreciate the value of the programs we offer throughout the year: the funds generated through the Asilomar conference, the many monthly events and the direct contributions you make!  

Bancroft Tables PeopleEnjoy the food, wine and, best of all, wonderful fellowship of kindred spirits.

Social hour begins at 4:00 p.m. with a cash bar; dinner, including your choice of entrées (seafood, chicken, vegetarian), white or red house wine, will be served at 5:00 p.m.  Coffee and tea will be served with dessert.

Date: Sunday, May 6, 2018
Deadline: Friday, April 20, 2018
Time: 4-8 p.m.
Cost: (per person including tax, gratuities, parking):  $65.00

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The 32nd Annual Asilomar Conference is coming Feb 16 – 19, 2018

Asilomar

“If western culture is shown to be rich, it is because… it has tried to ‘dissolve’ harmful simplifications through inquiry and the critical mind.” – Umberto Eco

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Asilomar Chair, Deirdre Frontczak


Laura Wexler“Seeing the FSA: Photogrammar Remixes the Documentary Photography of the Great Depression”
(FSA is Farm Service Administration, Photogrammar is described below)

PBK Visiting Scholar, Laura Wexler, Yale Umiversity

• Professor of American Studies
• Professor of Film & Media Studies
• Professor of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies
• Founding director, Yale Photographic Memory Workshop

Wexler centers her scholarship and teaching on photography and visual culture. Her many essays and books
include the award-winning Tender Violence: Domestic Visions in an Age of U.S. Imperialism and Pregnant Pictures. Read more about Laura Wexler.

Since 2011, Professor Wexler has been Principle Investigator of the Photogrammar Project team, co-directed by Taylor B. Arnold and Lauren Tilton. Photogrammar has received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies to make a web-based interactive research system for mapping, searching and visualizing the more than 170,000 photographs from 1935-1945 created by the Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information during the Great Depression and the first years of American entry into World War II. See pictures from our PBKNCA tour of the Dorothea Lange Exhibit at the Oakland Museum 

This lecture is a Public Lecture Thursday, March 8, 2018, 4:30pm, followed by a reception
It will take place in the Banatao Auditorium, 300 Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley

This lecture is sponsored UC Berkeley. We, PBKNCA, do not have any furter information. For more information, Contact Maria at pbk@berkeley.edu


Visit to Takara Sake USA in Berkeley
SakeSaturday, March 17, 2018

This event is one that we’ve been trying for years to arrange, and finally, Takara is able to accommodate us.  Our visit will include Takara’s tasting room where we will learn about the different sakes; and also the Sake Museum which includes an exhibit of the historical sake-making process, sake artifacts and implements collected by Takara Sake USA, and a history of sake-making in America. The collection is the only one of its kind in the U.S.A.
Date:   Saturday, March 17, 2018  
Time:  1:00 pm          
Minimum:      12 Maximum: 18
Deadline:        March 3, 2018
Fee:                 $15.00 per person

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Directions:      Takara is located at 708 Addison Street in Berkeley. 
From South (San Francisco) on I-80
Take the University Ave. exit. Turn right at the first traffic light, to 6th St. Go one block, and turn right at Addison St. Takara Sake is two blocks down, on the left, at 708 Addison St. 20 minutes drive from San Francisco.
From North (Sacramento) on I-80
Take the University Ave. exit. Turn right at ramp, to University Ave. Turn right at the first traffic light, to 6th St. Go one block, and turn right at Addison St. Takara Sake is two blocks down, on the left, at 708 Addison St. 70 minutes drive from Sacramento.


Silent Film San Francisco—We Will Tour the Locations Used in the Days before the “Talkies”
Saturday, April 14, 2018

ChaplinDescription: Going back over 125 years, San Francisco provided the settings for hundreds of silent films & starring the Chaplins, Valentinos, Pickfords and more.  We will walk through the Barbary Coast, Chinatown and the Financial District and Union Square.  Along the way we’ll learn about the eccentrics, the stars, and the barriers filmmakers faced, and the greatest scandal of the silent era.
 
Note:  We will start at the southeast corner of Pacific Avenue and Kearny Street -- across from “The Station” cafe.

        Date:                   Saturday, April 14, 2018       
        Time:                  11:00 am
        Minimum:          12        Maximum:     18
        Deadline:            April 4, 2018
        Fee:                     $18.00

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Wolf cruise

Mediterranean Wine Cruise with Burt Wolf!
SEPTEMBER 23 - 30, 2018

Some years ago we offered PBKNCA’s first “International” program event.  Fifteen of us joined Burt Wolf of PBS’s “Travels & Traditions” show in Prague and with him, toured via bus and river boat from there to Budapest.  Also with Burt, we’ve since “river boated” Portugal, France (Paris to Barcelona and the Bordeaux wine region) and now, to celebrate Burt’s milestone birthday, we’ll be joining him in the western Mediterranean.

Sign on now while good cabins are available!  We’ve been offered a chance to take a fantastic trip and at the same time, make a contribution to PBKNCA’s scholarship fund as Burt will donate $300 for each of us and each of our guests who join him on this wonderful experience.

Don’t delay—having a great time while doing a good thing can’t be beat!

HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU BIRTHDAY CRUISE WITH TELEVISION JOURNALIST BURT WOLF & LETTUCE ENTERTAIN YOU WINE EXPERT RICHARD HANAUER

ROME TO MARSEILLE
SEPTEMBER 23 - 30, 2018

September 28th, 2018 will mark Burt’s 80th Birthday. So Burt and his friend Richard Hanauer, one of the world’s most respected sommeliers, are celebrating with a cruise from Rome to Marseille with stops in Florence, Elba, Monte Carlo, and St. Tropez. It’s also a cruise to raise funds for the Phi Beta Kappa Northern California Association. Richard will be conducting tastings and classes on Italian and French wines, and Burt will be drinking and presiding as Master of the Revels. We hope you will join them!

DATE PORT ARRIVAL TIME DEPARTURE TIME
23 SEPTEMBER 2018, SUNDAY ROME / CIVITAVECCHIA, ITALY 6PM
24 SEPTEMBER 2018, MONDAY ELBA / PORTOFERRAIO, ITALY 8AM 6PM
25 SEPTEMBER 2018, TUESDAY FLORENCE / LIVORNO, ITALY 7AM 7PM
26 SEPTEMBER 2018, WEDNESDAY LA SPEZIA, ITALY 7AM 6PM
27 SEPTEMBER 2018, THURSDAY MONTE CARLO, MONACO (OVERNIGHT) 7AM  
28 SEPTEMBER 2018, FRIDAY MONTE CARLO, MONACO   12MIDNIGHT
29 SEPTEMBER 2018, SATURDAY ST-TROPEZ, FRANCE 8AM 6PM
30 SEPTEMBER 2018, SUNDAY MARSEILLE, FRANCE 5AM  
       

WHY CRYSTAL CRUISES
Burt tested five cruise companies before deciding on the Crystal Serenity. Then - he cruised on the
Crystal Serenity two more times, just to be sure.
* The Crystal Serenity is a mid-sized ship, big enough to sail along the coast of the Mediterranean,
but small enough to allow a sense of community for our group.
* Offers a wide-selection of restaurants, including the best Nobu on land or sea.
* Fully equipped gym and Spa facilities.
* Well thought-out land excursions.
* A top management that understands and meets the expectations of their guests.
* An onboard crew that is skilled at their jobs and have a great attitude.
* Excellent value for the price.

Contact Judy Hardardt at hardardtj@gmail.com for more information

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