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Lecture: The Californian Master Plan for Higher Education in the World
Thursday, October 2 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | Goldman Theater, David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 UC Berkeley Campus
The high participation higher education system first developed in California has spread to national systems across the world. In 2012 more than half the school leaver age group was enrolled in higher education in over fifty countries. Research universities are also springing up in more and more countries. At the same time there has been a great growth in the level of cross-border engagement and American universities are collaborating all over the world. Although the United States continues to sustain the leading higher education and research system, the university world is rapidly become more plural. Relations between universities in the Anglo-American countries and China will be a key influence in shaping future world society. The 2014 Clark Kerr Lecturer, Simon Marginson, Professor of International Higher Education at the Institute of Education, London, will discuss.
Lecture: Saru Jayaraman, Out of the kitchen and into the streets?
Thursday, October 2 | 8 p.m. | Wheeler Auditorium
This memorial lecture series honors the memory of the late Mario Savio, a spokesperson for Berkeley's Free Speech Movement in 1964, and the spirit of moral courage which he and other activists of his generation exemplified. In this lecture, Saru Jayaraman will discuss the fight of food service workers and their struggle for workplace justice. Saru Jayaraman is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC-United), and the director of UC Berkeley's Food Labor Research Center.Free
Tickets will be available in Wheeler prior to the event.
Lunch poems: Frank O'Hara's Lunch Poems Turns 50 - An Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, October 2 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Morrison Library Doe Library
In partnership with City Lights Books, who first published Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems 50 years ago, we present a special event featuring readings from a newly expanded edition that also includes communiqués by O’Hara pulled from the City Lights archive housed at the Bancroft Library. Participants include: Garrett Caples, C. S. Giscombe, Jayne Gregory, Robert Hass, Owen Hill, Elaine Katzenberger, Evan Klavon, giovanni singleton, Julianna Spahr, and Matthew Zapruder.
Panel discussion: Online education and the knowledge economy of the 21st century
Thursday, October 2 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Suite 200 World Affairs Council Auditorium, 312 Sutter Street, San Francisco
Access to online education has the potential to democratize education and skill advancement around the world. In what ways and for whom has online education been most successful so far? What are the platform's limitations and where are the gaps? Join us for a discussion of online education’s potential role in preparing a global labor force for the knowledge economy of the 21st century.
UC Berkeley staff and alumni, use promo code calbusinessforum for free admission. Buy tickets online.
Film: Facing Mirrors and Border Cafe
Thursday, October 2 | 6-10 p.m. | 340, Sultan Conference Room Stephens Hall
Situated at the crossroads of several art forms, contemporary Iranian cinema provides a global screen on which the profound paradoxes and contradictions of life for women in Iran today are projected. This curated film series highlights the changing image of women, and questions of gender more broadly, in Iranian film. Dealing with themes like sexual abuse, transgender identities, and women in the workplace, these films shed new light on a quiet revolution in which one can neither scream out against injustice nor remain silent. This screening of "Facing Mirrors" and “Border Café” will be followed by a discussion with film series curator, Shahrzad Shirvani.
Music: UC Berkeley symphony orchestra
October 2 – 4, 2014 every day | 8-10 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Enjoy the soaring sounds of UC Berkeley’s symphony orchestra, conducted by David Milnes. Program will include Cindy Cox’s Las Aguas del Sur, Sibelius’ Symphony No. 7, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6.$16 general admission (all seats unreserved), $12 students (non-UCB), seniors, $5 UC Berkeley students (student ID required)
Advance tickets from the Zellerbach Hall ticket office or at the door starting one hour before the performance. Tickets go on sale September 5. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Botanical garden: Foods of the Americas exhibit
October 2 – 17, 2014 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Colorful marketplaces will be filled to the brim with Foods of the Americas. From chocolate to quinoa, discover the cornucopia of food crops that originated in the Americas thousands of years ago.
Exhibit: Scores for a Room
September 17 – October 17, 2014 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 12-5 p.m. | Worth Ryder Art Gallery - Kroeber 116 Kroeber Hall
The Worth Ryder Art Gallery presents Scores for a Room with work by David Haxton and Jim Melchert. Guest curated by Tanya Zimbardo, the exhibition brings together for the first time historic works by these two artists, exploring their different approaches to the description of space through structured activity performed for the camera. Both renowned artists turned to the projected image in the seventies, highlighting the shifting awareness of spatial perception in the interaction between illusionistic filmed space and a physical location.
Exhibit: Gourmet Ghettos, Modern Food Rituals
August 28 – December 19, 2014 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
For thousands of years, food rituals have been essential to constructing and maintaining Jewish identities throughout the diaspora. But the significance of these rituals might be more pervasive than we think. Gourmet Ghettos: Modern Food Rituals explores the broader linkages between food, ritual, identity, and activism that inform Jewish life.
Exhibit: John Zurier
September 12 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Berkeley-based artist John Zurier (b. 1956) paints abstract, luminous canvases with hand-mixed pigments that range from subtle, muted earth tones to vibrant, saturated hues. He uses a wide range of brushwork and surface treatments to draw attention to the varied textures of the canvas—often applying distemper (a tempera paint made with dry pigments in animal glue) in thin brushy layers—to capture qualities of light and the changing effects of the atmosphere. Informed by a wide range of references—Abstract Expressionism, Italian Renaissance painting, Minimalism, Japanese painting, and poetry—Zurier’s work transcends the mundane to enter an affective realm.$10 General Admission, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Young adults (13-17), $0 BAM/PFA Members; UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees; Children (12&under)
Exhibit: American Wonder
October 1 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
American Wonder captures our burgeoning nation during a time of enormous change, from the Declaration of Independence in 1776 to the onset of the Civil War in 1861. The exhibition includes approximately fifty portraits, landscapes, commemorative mourning pictures, weather vanes, and decorative sculptures from the BAM/PFA collection. This distinguished collection is one of the finest of American folk art in California.$10 General Admission, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Young adults (13-17), $0 BAM/PFA Members; UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees; Children (12&under)
Exhibit: Birds Do It, Bees Do It
September 8, 2014 – February 28, 2015 every day | Bernice Layne Brown Gallery Doe Library
From junior high school hygiene films to websites, public health campaigns, scientific studies, children’s books, bodice-ripper novels and (sometimes) parents, Americans have always found ways to learn about sex. That information has at times been incorrect or incomplete, and has rarely been delivered without a larger political or moral agenda. While attitudes towards sex education swing from the blissfulness of ignorance to the empowerment of liberation, every generation finds new ways to answer the old questions. Our desire to learn about desire has not changed. This exhibition draws from the resources of campus libraries, from our academic programs, and from social services provided for the Berkeley campus community.
Lecture: A broken promise? What the West told Moscow about NATO expansion
Friday, October 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Mary Sarotte, professor of history and international relations at the University of Southern California, will examine relations between the West and Moscow in the early 1990s, and communications regarding NATO expansion. Sarotte’s research focuses on the post-Cold-War era. Her book, 1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold War Europe was a Financial Times Book of the Year. Sarotte is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Social event: Cal clean-up day
Friday, October 3 | 1-4 p.m. | Sather Gate
All members of the Berkeley community are invited to join us in beautifying our campus before Homecoming Week. Check in at the tent by Sather Gate on Clean-Up Day to pick up some bags and gloves. We will have prizes available for the individual and team that collect the most cigarette butts. Help us kick the butts of campus! First 150 participants that turn in trash will also receive a limited edition Clean -Up Day T-Shirt.
Film: 2001, A Space Odyssey
Friday, October 3 | 7:30 p.m. | PFA Theater
Not so much a sci-fi film, though it has the requisite techno-gadgets, as an inquiry into the origins of consciousness, Kubrick’s foray into heady mythmaking required a quantum leap in visualization. Between Douglas Trumbull’s “split-scan” psychedelia and the wizardry of the revolving Discovery interiors, the visual awe bursts like a supernova. But all this pictorial pyrotechnic was applied in the service of '2001'’s cosmological probe, keeping it sharply relevant and exhilarating even in 2014.$5.50 BAM/PFA members, UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission
Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.
Special event: Cal Hacks
October 3 – 5, 2014 every day | Memorial Stadium
Cal Hacks is the first major collegiate hackathon in the Bay. Student hackers and innovators from across the nation are welcome to converge at UC Berkeley's California Memorial Stadium to create incredible software and hardware projects. Resources for the event will be available including: mentorship for first-time hackers, free hardware hacking equipment, buses to and from California universities, and travel scholarships for visiting hackers.
Film: Dr. Strangelove
Saturday, October 4 | 8:40 p.m. | PFA Theater
Believing that Commie-instigated water fluoridation has made him impotent, Gen. Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden) launches a big SAC attack against the Soviet Union. Pretty soon President Muffley (Peter Sellers) is sitting around the war table with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a gaggle of gimcrack generals lead by "Buck" Turgidson (George C. Scott), fielding doomsday scenarios. Desperate, the prez turns to ex-Nazi physicist Dr. Strangelove (Sellers, again) who calculates that the gene pool can survive such a theoretical annihilation. Cold War camp, 'Dr. Strangelove''s look, tightly designed sets illuminated with expressive pools of light, creates a militarized zone of otherworldliness, reifying the alienation of the high command.$5.50 BAM/PFA members, UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission
Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.
Film: Little Red Devils
Saturday, October 4 | 6:30 p.m. | PFA Theater
Jay Leyda considered 'Little Red Devils' “the first Soviet (Georgian) film to compete successfully with all foreign products on the country’s screens.” Set in the Ukraine during the Civil War, the film adopts the styles of American adventure films à la Douglas Fairbanks in narrating the exploits of two daredevil teenagers (brother and sister) and a young black acrobat who volunteer as scouts in the Red Cavalry.$5.50 BAM/PFA members, UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission
Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.
Botanical garden: Family program, Foods of the Americas
Sunday, October 5 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Bring the family to explore the Foods of the Americas exhibit at UC Berkeley’s Botanical garden. Kids of all ages will enjoy crafts, food, talks by garden docents, tours, corn husk dolls and demos. Event is free with garden admission.
Film: Comment ça va
Sunday, October 5 | 5 p.m. | PFA Theater
(a.k.a. How’s It Going). A journalist, who is making a video on his newspaper’s production process, discusses the rough cut with his collaborator. For her, it’s not going well. Why is that image used instead of this? Why is this image cut here rather than there? They realize—as Godard did so often—that they must start over, differently…. Much like 'Ici et ailleurs', completed two years earlier, this is a work of deconstruction, both of cinema and its processes and of the transmission and control of information whether via the press, a photograph, a letter, or a film.$5.50 BAM/PFA members, UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission
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