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Author talk: Hiding in Plain Sight, Eric Stover

Wednesday, October 26 | 12-1 p.m. | Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall Stephens Hall
Eric Stover, Victor Peskin, and Alexa Koenig tell the story of the global effort to apprehend the world’s most wanted war criminals. Their book follows the flight and pursuit of high-level war crimes suspects from Nazis to President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan, Liberian warlord Charles Taylor, and the Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. MORE about <em>Hiding in Plain Sight</em>, Eric Stover

Panel discussion: Building equitable and inclusive food systems at UC Berkeley

Wednesday, October 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Tamalpais Room David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley
This panel considers the tangible and conceptual outcomes of undoing inequality in the context of the UC Berkeley food system. Panelists will address issues of student, faculty and staff representation and participation, with the aim of redesigning the social, cultural and political institutions that determine food studies and food access on campus.MORE about Building equitable and inclusive food systems at UC Berkeley

Colloquium: Clinton's tuition free proposal, would it work?

Wednesday, October 26 | 3-4 p.m. | Social Science Matrix- Barrows Hall, Room 832 Barrows Hall
Democratic presidential candidate Hilary Clinton proposes that all public colleges and universities be made tuition-free for students from families with incomes of up to $85,000 initially, rising to $125,000 by 2021. Clinton also promises a new plan for repayment and refinancing for all federal student loan borrowers. The panel will discuss the merits of Clinton’s current proposal and, if implemented, how it might work in California.MORE about Clinton's tuition free proposal, would it work?

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: 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

Exhibit: Beyond Tintin and Superman, the diversity of global comics

September 19, 2016 – March 31, 2017 every day | Bernice Layne Brown Gallery Doe Library
Comics and graphic novels reflect the socioeconomic, ideological and political realities of the societies in which they are produced. To highlight these diverse realities, and to celebrate our differences, this exhibit presents a selection of comics and graphic novels published in many countries. MORE about <em>Beyond Tintin and Superman</em>, the diversity of global comics

Author talk: Sophie Egan, Devoured

Thursday, October 27 | 5-7 p.m. | Toll Room Alumni House
Join us for a conversation with Sophie Egan--author of Devoured, Berkeley SPH alum, and Culinary Institute of America program director--as we explore the meaning of our national food culture and examine how to help prevent the 80 percent of chronic diseases related to lifestyle by cultivating a healthier foodscape.MORE about Sophie Egan, <em>Devoured</em>

Lecture: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. on our environmental destiny

Thursday, October 27 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Chevron Auditorium International House
The first among a new breed of environmentalists, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is chief prosecuting attorney for the Hudson Riverkeepers, senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, and president-at-large of the Waterkeeper Alliance.MORE about Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. on our environmental destiny

Lecture: Democracy in history, Snowden, Assange and Manning

Thursday, October 27 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, and Chelsea Manning are often simply considered “whistleblowers” whose activities involved diffusing information. But, in fact, they are much more than that. Their very lives express something that must be heard: the advent of a new political subject that enables us to interrogate received ways of thinking about politics, democracy and resistance. Geoffroy de Lagasnerie is a philosopher and sociologist. MORE about Democracy in history, Snowden, Assange and Manning

Lecture: Preventing sexual violence and harassment, Dr. Keith Edwards

Thursday, October 27 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Pauley Ballroom Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union
Learn what we all have to gain from creating a campus and communities free of sexual violence and harassment. This presentation motivates all of us, including men, to be active in efforts to end sexual and intimate partner violence and harassment and offers specific strategies and practices in order to change our campus culture and society at large. MORE about Preventing sexual violence and harassment, Dr. Keith Edwards

Exhibit: Hands-on 6, artists' books

Friday, October 28 | 4-6 p.m. | 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium Wurster Hall
Artists' books defy conventional "reading" and involve the viewer though sight, touch, and physical manipulation. Too often locked behind exhibit cases, Hands On events make them available for you to touch, turn pages, and explore. MORE about Hands-on 6, artists' books

Lecture: Viet Thanh Nguyen, on writing as a radical act

Friday, October 28 | 2-4 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall
For minority writers in the United States who wish to be published by the mainstream, the usual options are to embrace being victims to a claim a voice. What if these options are deeply limiting? What if they perpetuate literary and political ghettoization? Offering examples from his novel The Sympathizer and its nonfiction sequel Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam, alumnus and Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen argues for a more radical approach to writing that foregrounds resistance, decolonization, and a recognition of inhumanity.MORE about Viet Thanh Nguyen, on writing as a radical act

Music: Symphony Orchestra

October 28 – 29, 2016 every day | 8 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
The UC Berkeley symphony orchestra, under the direction of David Milnes, will perform Dukas, Sorcerer’s Apprentice; C. Jones, Hoodoo City; Holst, The Planets (with members of the University Chorus).MORE about Symphony Orchestra

Symposium: Zika, a frontline update

Saturday, October 29 | 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | 2nd Floor Auditorium Li Ka Shing Center
Please join us for the 2016 UC Berkeley Symposium on Zika. This half-day symposium will be results-oriented, describing the molecular pathogenesis of the virus, immunological studies, epidemiologic studies/surveillance, the reproductive health implications of ZIKV infection, entomological aspects, prevention efforts, and the local response to the epidemic. MORE about Zika, a frontline update

Special event: Happy creepy Halloween

October 29 – 30, 2016 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science
Start your Halloween early and celebrate all weekend long during Happy Creepy Halloween. From pumpkin lifts in the Ingenuity Lab to creepy animal encounters in the Animal Discovery Room, you're sure to find the perfect way to celebrate with science.MORE about Happy creepy Halloween

Conference: Paganism past

October 29 – 30, 2016 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
What happens to a religious system when it becomes part of the past instead of the present? What interpretive models are used to understand religious traditions one has turned away from? How does myth change through codification? What has been forgotten? Does myth require specific memory practices? These and related questions will be discussed at the two-day conference.MORE about Paganism past

Special event: Halloween harvest festival

Sunday, October 30 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | UC Gill Tract Community Farm,  San Pablo Ave., Albany
The harvest festival will include workshops on herbalism and food justice, a meal harvested and cooked at the Gill Tract Farm, children's activities, live music from local artists, and excellent company.MORE about Halloween harvest festival

Botanical garden: Pine needle basketry

Sunday, October 30 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Judith Thomas, weaver and Waldorf handwork teacher will instruct students how to source materials and craft a pine needle basket. Learn how to work with pine needles to create a small coiled basket, using a needle and waxed linen to bind the bundles of needles together. All levels welcome.MORE about Pine needle basketry

Theater: Heart of Spain

Sunday, October 30 | 2 p.m. | Zellerbach Playhouse
Heart of Spain is a musical that tells the story of US citizens who volunteered to fight against fascism in Spain during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). The show follows the volunteers across the Atlantic, over the Pyrenees, and into battle as they fight to protect the Spanish Republic from General Francisco Franco’s fascist coup. MORE about <em>Heart of Spain</em>

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