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Social event: Pet hugs

Tuesday, December 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library
Come and get some much needed stress relief with our awesome therapy dogs from Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF)! We will be outside of Moffitt Library Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 12-1pm.
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Panel discussion: The making of 'Rape on the Night Shift'

Tuesday, December 6 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Library North Gate Hall
Panelists from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism will examine the making of 'Rape on the Night Shift.' Learn how this bilingual multiplatform project in film, radio, podcast and print was created, the importance of collaboration and the impact it had. MORE about The making of 'Rape on the Night Shift'

Lecture: Modernization, geopolitics and the new Russian conservatives

Tuesday, December 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
The rise of a new political conservatism in Russia did not just start with Putin’s publicly celebrated turn towards conservative values in 2012. Rather, it grew out of the disappointment with Western recipes for a catch-up economic development, the search for an alternative path, and geopolitical concerns among the Russian elite and intellectuals. This lecture will analyze the genesis of this new conservatism, its core concepts and the two main strands of ideologists who do the conceptual work.MORE about Modernization, geopolitics and the new Russian conservatives

Special event: Forestry Club tree sale

December 4 – 9, 2016 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Mulford Hall
Every year, students in the Cal Forestry Club travel to the Sierra Nevada to harvest trees donated by Sierra Pacific Industries that would not normally survive to adulthood. These sustainably harvested trees will be available all week at the annual Christmas Tree Sale! The sale starts Sunday, 4 December, and ends on 9 December (or while there are still supplies) from 8a-5p.MORE about Forestry Club tree sale

Exhibit: Power to the People, the world of the Black Panthers

August 29, 2016 – January 5, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | North Gate Hall
This fall marks the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party's founding. The group would become emblematic of the Black Power movement that helped shape the tumultuous years of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Shames, a student at the University of California, Berkeley, first encountered and photographed Panther Chairman Bobby Seale in April 1967 at an anti–Vietnam War rally. Seale became a mentor to Shames, and Shames, in turn, became the most trusted photographer to the party.MORE about <em>Power to the People, the world of the Black Panthers</em>

Exhibit: The Gift to Sing, highlights of of the Leon F. Litwack and Bancroft Library African American Collections

September 23, 2016 – February 17, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Gallery Bancroft Library
For decades professor emeritus of history Leon F. Litwack has been accumulating what is arguably the world’s finest private collection of books on African American history and culture. This exhibition displays highlights of the collection that will be coming to The Bancroft Library as a bequest. MORE about The Gift to Sing, highlights of of the Leon F. Litwack and Bancroft Library African American Collections

Panel discussion: Health in California under a Trump presidency

Wednesday, December 7 | 5-7 p.m. | Goldman Theater and Wolf Gallery David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley
California’s health landscape is always shifting due to budget fluctuations, market dynamics, and policy and demographic changes—and the pace of change is likely to accelerate following the November 2016 election. Change can lead to challenges, and challenges often disproportionately impact low-income residents and vulnerable populations. How can we improve access to and quality of care in our state? Join three prominent California health policy leaders dedicated to advancing meaningful, measurable improvements in the health of individuals and of our communities.MORE about Health in California under a Trump presidency

Lecture: What happens when the things we design wake up?

Wednesday, December 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 310, Banatao Auditorium Sutardja Dai Hall
Mickey McManus is a research fellow at Autodesk in the Office of the CTO, and Principal & Chairman of the board at MAYA Design, a design consultancy and innovation lab. He's a pioneer in the fields of pervasive computing, collaborative innovation, human-centered design and education. In Mickey’s current research project, “Primordial," he and his team are exploring the impact on design when technology trends converge. MORE about What happens when the things we design wake up?

Colloquium: When can we predict romantic outcomes?

Wednesday, December 7 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Romantic relationships profoundly impact people’s health and well-being. Yet it remains unclear if and when it is possible to predict a priori how relationship experiences will unfold and evolve over time: When can we determine whether two people will (a) want to form a relationship in the first place and (b) be happy or miserable together? This talk will review findings and theories that address what is predictable about romantic outcomes, what may not be predictable, and how close relationships perspectives can contribute to and learn from other prediction sciences.MORE about When can we predict romantic outcomes?

Special event: Jacobs winter design showcase

December 7 – 8, 2016 every day | 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Jacobs Hall
The Jacobs Winter Design Showcase, an end-of-semester open house, offers an opportunity to meet student makers, explore new creations, and take part in Jacobs Hall's richly interdisciplinary community.MORE about Jacobs winter design showcase

Exhibit: Berkeley Eye

July 13 – December 11, 2016 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Berkeley Eye focuses on art that activates the senses to stimulate the sixth sense, the mind. The works are presented in eight thematic groupings to be experienced and enjoyed in no particular order, according to the interests of individual viewers: Bible Stories, Nature; Human Nature; Barriers & Walls; Connection & Change; Space, Time, Energy; Black, White, Gray; and Into the Light. MORE about <em>Berkeley Eye</em>

Exhibit: Andy Warhol, still lifes and portraits

November 23, 2016 – March 12, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A prominent figure of the American Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol (1928–1987) was one of the first to integrate fine art with celebrity culture, media spectacle, and mass production. This exhibition presents a selection of new gifts to BAMPFA from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, on view here for the first time, alongside previous gifts to the collection. The prints on display span over a decade of the artist’s career, from 1964, the year Warhol founded his legendary Factory, to 1977—a period marked by an upheaval in cultural and societal norms.MORE about Andy Warhol, still lifes and portraits

Panel discussion: Indigenous landscape management practices in California

Thursday, December 8 | 7-8 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall
The panel discussion presents the recent results of an on-going research program, supported by the National Science Foundation, the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and California State Parks, which is examining various kinds of evidence for indigenous landscape management practices in Central California. While Native Californians constructed productive anthropogenic landscapes through a variety of methods, the primary management tool was fire. Our research team has initiated an inter-disciplinary approach for the study of anthropogenic burning.MORE about Indigenous landscape management practices in California

Demonstration: Master of engineering capstone expo

Thursday, December 8 | 4-6:30 p.m. | Chevron Auditorium International House
Masters students demo the products that they are working on, which come from industry and faculty research. See where the future of engineering is headed.MORE about Master of engineering capstone expo

Music: Symphony Orchestra

December 8 – 10, 2016 every day | 8 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Enjoy a performance of Beethoven's Symphony 9 with the Symphony Orchestra, University Chorus, University Chamber Chorus and the Alumni Chorus. Featuring Antonio Juan-Marcos, Amanece (2014) Rodrigo Ferreira, Ann Moss, Ivan L. Reynoso, Ben Jones, Nikolas Nackley.MORE about Symphony Orchestra

Reading: Tongo Eisen-Martin and Leila Farjami

Friday, December 9 | 6 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Revolutionary poet Tongo Eisen-Martin (Someone's Dead Already) and poet and translator Leila Farjami read from their work. Tongo Eisen-Martin is a movement worker and educator who has organized against mass incarceration and extra-judicial killing of black people throughout the United States. He has taught in detention centers from New York's Rikers Island to California county jails. Leila Farjami, a poet, psychotherapist, and literary translator is the author of seven poetry books in Persian.MORE about Tongo Eisen-Martin and Leila Farjami

Artist talk: Laurie Reid

Friday, December 9 | 12:15 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Artist Laurie Reid shares thoughts about landscape and seascape, focusing on paintings by François Daubigny and James Ensor on view in the exhibit Berkeley Eye. She explores notions of vast outdoor space and its relationship to intimate personal space, both in the context of these two nineteenth-century works as well as in current social media practices. Reid teaches at the California College of the Arts and the San Francisco Art Institute. MORE about Laurie Reid

Film: Blue, Three colors

Friday, December 9 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Kieślowski’s Three Colors trilogy tackled the symbolism of the colors of France’s national flag: blue, white, and red, for liberty, equality, and fraternity. “Liberty” in Blue is the unasked-for freedom that the young widow Julie (Juliette Binoche) is given when her composer husband and young daughter die in a car crash. Willfully ignoring the political definition of “liberty,” Kieślowski instead concentrates on a more human, moral understanding of the word, and asks whether freedom can ever be attained, or is even desired. MORE about <em>Blue</em>, Three colors

Botanical garden: Holiday nature crafts

Saturday, December 10 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
A Garden tradition, create gifts and decorations inspired by nature and the Garden's collection. Mini evergreen wreaths, greeting cards from pressed botanicals, felt projects, nature-filled ornaments, and so much more. Space is limited - advance registration highly recommended. MORE about Holiday nature crafts

Music: Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra

Saturday, December 10 | 8 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall | Note change in location
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street is among New York's most prized musical treasures, its holiday season concerts of Handel's Messiah topping critics' picks every year. Led by charismatic conductor Julian Wachner, the choir and its sister ensemble, the Trinity Baroque Orchestra, have a special relationship to the work, having presented its first performance in North America in 1770.MORE about Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra

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