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Next Week At UC Berkeley: A round-up of key news events for the week of Feb. 23 - Mar. 1

"A Library for California"

Live from The Bancroft Library, J.S. Holliday, historian and author of the award-winning "The World Rushed In," will lecture about The Library, from its origins to the present. The lecture will start at 6 p.m. in the library's Heller Reading Room. Seats must be reserved; call (510) 642-3781.

"The Scores of John Cage, Musical and Visual"
Nancy Perloff, curator of Modern and New Media Collections at the Getty Research Institute, through slides and musical selections, will discuss Cage's visual notations and the 'scores' he used to prepare his intaglio prints. The lecture will be at the Berkeley Art Museum, 2625 Durant, at 5 p.m. For more information, call (510) 642-7784.

"MILLing in the ENNIUM"
Priscilla and Barton McLean, known as "The McLean mix," will perform their world-famous extravaganzas which combine video elements, composed music, improvised sound, audience-interactive installations, cutting-edge electronics, and instruments such as amplified bicycle wheels, sheets of metal, and glacial rocks. The performance will be at 8 p.m. at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies, 1750 Arch Street, Berkeley.

"Beneath the Underdog: A Genealogy of Creolizing the Political"

Concluding the "New Directions in African Diasporic Thought" series sponsored by the Department of African American Studies, this lecture will discuss the role of biology and ethnicity in the modernity of racism and the contributions of the enslaved and the colonized to political theory. The lecture will be from 12-2 p.m. in the Albert Johnson Conference Room, 654 Barrows Hall. For more information, call (510) 642-7084.

"The Law and Technology of Digital Rights Management"

The School of Law (Boalt Hall) will host a three-day conference on Digital Rights Management, the technological measures built into hardware and software of home computers, digital televisions, stereo equipment and portable devices. Tickets are sold out, but reporters are welcome; the program runs through Saturday, March 1. For more information, go to: http://www.law.berkeley.edu/institutes/bclt/drm/.

"Returning Home: Kevin Johnson's story of faith-based community development"
Former NBA All-star and Cal Basketball player Kevin Johnson will share his story about the creation of St. HOPE ("Help Our People Excel"), and offer insights on the partnership between faith-based organizations and government, and the role of faith in the running of his organization. The lecture will be at 6 p.m. at Wurster Auditorium. For more information, call (510) 541-4328.

"Risks and Benefits of Pre-Event Smallpox Vaccination"

As part of the series of talks about bioterrorism and other infectious diseases, the epidemiology division of the School of Public Health presents Tomas Aragon, director and deputy health officer of epidemiology and disease control, at noon in the Bechtel Engineering Sibley Auditorium. For more information, call Roberta Myers at (510) 643-2731.

"Berkeley in Silicon Valley"

The colleges of Chemistry and Engineering is sponsoring this two-day forum and networking event in the Sun Microsystems Conference Center in Santa Clara. Featuring a keynote address by Eric F. Schmidt, CEO and chairman of Google, Inc., the conference will feature discussions of topics such as homeland security and privacy, medical breakthroughs through technology, and environmental insights. The conference begins at 8:15 a.m. Conference registration is required, and a fee may apply; for more information, visit the conference Website.