Từ ngày 2-7/12 sẽ diễn ra Festival Piano Quốc tế 2013 với sự tham gia của nhiều danh cầm đến từ Nga, Mỹ, Anh, Singapore… đặc biệt là sự có mặt của NSND Đặng Thái Sơn.
Le chanteur se produit lors d’une série de concert en Asie en partenariat avec l’Union des Français de l’étranger. Après Bangkok et avant Hong Kong, il sera sur scène à Hanoï le 15 décembre, et à Hô Chi Minh-Ville le 17 décembre. Un timing parfait pour clore l’année de la France au Vietnam, lui qui a tant contribué au succès international de la chanson française.
Imperial Intoxication: Albert Calmette, Technological Dialectics and the Making of Colonial Indochina
Thursday, November 21, 2013 Lecture
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
DSSEAS Library -- UC Berkeley
341 Dwinelle, Level F/G
Assistant Professor of Southeast Asian Studies,
National University of Singapore
Between 1897 and 1945, the colonial administration in Indochina attempted to create a monopoly on the production and sale of "indigenous alcohol."
This talk argues that one of the principal colonial institutions was not the result of policy initiatives, but rather the product of a dialectic between scientific advances and industrial capitalism.
Nalini Ambady, a social psychologist whose research on the surprising accuracy of first impressions was popularized by Malcolm Gladwell in “Blink,” his best-selling nonfiction book of 2005, died on Oct. 28 in Boston. She was 54.
In “Blink,” subtitled “The Power of Thinking Without Thinking,” Mr. Gladwell explored the psychology of intuition, snap judgments and gut reactions. The book prominently features Professor Ambady’s work, which centered on the cognitive processes underpinning intuition. Her findings are notable for upending long-held prejudices about the validity of first impressions.
Luật sư Nguyễn Phước Đại nhũ danh Nguyễn Thị Quỳnh Anh vừa mới từ trần tại Saigon vào hồi đầu tháng 10 năm 2013 vào tuổi 90. Chị Đại là một trong mấy nữ Luật sư có tên tuổi lớn trong Luật sư đòan Tòa Thượng Thẩm Saigon từ hồi thập niên 1950 cho đến năm 1975. Luật sư Đại được nhiều bà con biết đến qua vụ án “Cô Quờn đốt chồng” tại miền Nam ngay từ hồi đầu thập niên 1950. Ngòai ra chị còn tham gia họat động chính trị với chức vụ sau cùng là Phó Chủ tịch Thượng Nghị Viện của Việt nam Cộng hòa vào hồi cuối thập niên 1960.
Natalya Gorbanevskaya, a Russian dissident and poet who defied Soviet authorities by starting an influential underground publication and protesting the Soviet Union’s 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia, died on Friday at her home in Paris. She was 77.
When Seamus Heaney died in August, at 74, he was hailed as a poet of unusual grace and humility, an ambassador for poetry whose reach stretched far beyond the rural Ireland of his most famous verse. And since then, the tributes have kept coming, most recently on Monday night at Cooper Union’s Great Hall, where some 20 poets and friends gathered to read favorite Heaney poems to a packed house.
Georges Lautner, a prolific French director who specialized in comedy and crime — often in the same movie — and became an audience favorite in his home country, died on Friday in Neuilly-sur-Seine, on the outskirts of Paris. He was 87.
Doris Lessing, the uninhibited and outspoken novelist who won the 2007 Nobel Prize for a lifetime of writing that shattered convention, both social and artistic, died on Sunday at her home in London. She was 94.
William Pollack, a medical researcher who helped develop a vaccine that virtually eradicated a disease once responsible for 10,000 infant deaths a year in the United States, died on Nov. 3 in Yorba Linda, Calif. He was 87.