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Debate: Gun control
Wednesday, August 31 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law

Hand gunsDo firearms pose a threat to society or are they the armor that we need to protect ourselves? Were the Democrats justified in their sit-in? While several mass shootings have sensationalized the nation’s recent media coverage, our right to bear arms has been up for debate since the United States' founding. Should the United States amend the Second Amendment? Listen to both sides at a debate including law professors and members of campus political organizations.


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Special event: Art for your apartment
Wednesday, August 31 | 5-6 p.m. | Morrison Room Doe Library

Come see and learn about the Graphic Arts Loan Collection. This is framed art prints you can bring home and hang on your wall for the school year. A brief presentation will be followed by ample time to browse representative works and initiate the borrowing process. Prints comprise a survey of movements and artists - from Impressionism to Cubism, and from Rembrandt to Miro.



Exhibit: Form Follows
June 1 – September 15, 2016 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

Form Follows showcases furniture designs from collections in the Environmental Design Archives as well as designs from students who participated in the form follows chair design competition in Spring 2016.



Exhibit: Sojourner Truth, photography, and the fight against slavery
July 27 – October 23, 2016 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Sojourner TruthRunaway slave Sojourner Truth gained fame in the nineteenth century as an abolitionist, feminist, and orator. This exhibition showcases the photographic "carte de visite" portraits of Truth that she sold at lectures and by mail as a way of making a living. "Carte de visite," similar in nature format to calling cards, were a new mode of mass communication in the 1850s that quickly became relatively inexpensive collectibles. Truth could not read or write, but she had her statements repeatedly published in the press, enthusiastically embraced new technologies such as photography, and went to court three times to claim her legal rights. Uniquely among portrait sitters, she had her photographic cartes de visit copyrighted in her own name and added the caption "I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance, Sojourner Truth," foregrounding her self-selected proper name, her agency," foregrounding her self-selected proper name, her agency, and her possession of self.

 Free for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees, 18 & under + one adult $10 Non-Berkeley Student, disabled, 65+,  $12 general admission
Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.


Exhibit: Berkeley Eye
July 13 – December 11, 2016 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Sylvia Fein: Crucial Eye, 2011; egg tempera; 20 x 24 in.; BAMPFA Collection.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.

 Free for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees, 18 & under + one adult $10 Non-Berkeley Student, disabled, 65+,  $12 general admission
Buy tickets by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.


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

Exhibit poster for Power to the PeopleThis fall marks the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party's founding. The Black Panther Party was one of the most creative and influential responses to racism and economic inequality in American history. 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, remaining by Seale's side through his campaign for mayor of Oakland in 1973.


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Author talk: Dacher Keltner, The Power of Paradox
Thursday, September 1 | 5:10-6 p.m. | Education Psychology Library, Seminar Room Tolman Hall

Dacher KeltnerProfessor Keltner’s new book synthesizes his twenty years of scientific research on power. How we handle power impacts our happiness, our stress, and our physical health -- as well as that of people around us.


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Seminar: Euiyoung Kim
Friday, September 2 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

Students at the Jacobs Design CenterEuiyoung Kim, postdoctoral design fellow at the Jacobs Institute, will speak on "design roadmapping." In this talk, he'll introduce a design roadmapping framework for product planning in today's more user-centered marketplace, drawing from a case study in showing how firms might weigh choices between user needs, design principles, and technological innovation.


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Berkeley Talks: Marc Lamont Hill
Saturday, September 3 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall

Marc Lamont HillJournalist, professor and CNN political contributor Dr. Marc Lamont Hill will discuss systematic injustices plaguing America’s vulnerable communities including police violence, contaminated drinking water in Flint, Michigan and the issue of mass incarceration.

 $FREE Tickets must be picked up at the Zellerbach box office
Tickets must be picked up at the Zellerbach Box Office. Tickets go on sale August 23. Buy tickets by calling 888-UNIV-CAL, or by emailing black2cal@berkeley.edu.

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Social event: Pet Hugs
Tuesday, September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Sproul Plaza

Student hugs a dogCome and get some much needed stress relief with our awesome therapy dogs from Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF)!



Open house: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Tuesday, September 6 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison, Berkeley

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute LogoLearn more about OLLI's courses, lectures, and social programming and hear directly from the faculty about the courses and workshops they will be teaching.


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Colloquium: Brain-machine interfaces
Wednesday, September 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 306 (HP Auditorium) Soda Hall

José del R. MillánFuture neuroprosthetics will be tightly coupled with the user in such a way that the resulting system can replace and restore impaired upper limb functions because controlled by the same neural signals than their natural counterparts. Dr. José del R. Millán joined the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 2009 as the first professor of the Center for Neuroprosthetics.



On The Same Page: Mercy, humanity and making a difference
Wednesday, September 7 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall

Bryan Stevenson--photo by Nina SubinAttorney and social justice advocate Bryan Stevenson comes to campus to deliver the On the Same Page keynote lecture. His award-winning book Just Mercy was chosen as the featured text for the campus-wide book-in-common program for 2016.



Noon concert: Various student performances
Wednesday, September 7 | 12:15-1 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall

Hertz Hall exteriorThe Noon Concert Series begins for the fall semester with a concert that includes students performing works of their own composition, as well as works by Grieg, Schoenberg and Messiaen.


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Reading: NoViolet Bulawayo
Thursday, September 8 | 5-6 p.m. | Morrison Library Doe Library

NoViolet BulawayoNoViolet Bulawayo’s We Need New Names, about a young girl’s journey out of Zimbabwe and to America, won numerous awards and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. NoViolet earned her MFA at Cornell University, where she was a recipient of the Truman Capote Fellowship. She was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford, where she now teaches as a Jones Lecturer in Fiction.



Panel discussion: Achieving College Dreams, Rhona Weinstein and Frank Worrell
Thursday, September 8 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Education/Psychology Library Tolman Hall

Jacket image for Achieving College DreamsJoin editors Rhona Weinstein and Frank Worrell as they discuss their book, Achieving College Dreams. The book tells the story of a remarkable 10-year collaboration between UC Berkeley and Aspire Public Schools to develop and nurture the California College Preparatory Academy (CAL Prep).


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Workshop: Collage night with Desi
Friday, September 9 | 6 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

CollageJoin art collective Desi for a night of collage accompanied by the energetic sounds of a special guest DJ. Make one large-scale, collaborative collage, which will be cut into card-size pieces to make a set of postcard prints using the Art Lab’s risograph machine. Each participant will take home a set of postcards.

 Free for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees, 18 & under + one adult $10 Non-Berkeley Student, disabled, 65+,  $12 general admission
Buy tickets by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.


Music: Ray Lamontagne
Friday, September 9 | 8 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre

Ray LamontagneRay LaMontagne has released 5 studio albums (Trouble, Till The Sun Turns Black, Gossip in the Grain, God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise and Supernova) and sold out numerous tours across the US. His sixth studio album, Ouroboros which will be available on March 4th via RCA Records.


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Workshop: The story of Sojourner Truth
Saturday, September 10 | 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this session, compare and contrast a series of portraits with guide Shivani Sud, including those on view in the exhibit, Sojourner Truth, Photography, and the Fight Against Slavery. Then, with artist Kaya Fortune, connect with the experiences of Sojourner Truth by making collages using reproductions of historic photographs, autographs, and stamps from the Civil War period.

 Free for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees, 18 & under + one adult $10 Non-Berkeley Student, disabled, 65+,  $12 general admission
Buy tickets by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.


Performance: Shanghai Acrobats of the People's Republic of China
Saturday, September 10 | 8 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall

Shanghai Acrobats on stageAmong its country's most celebrated troupes, the Shanghai Acrobats of the People's Republic of China dazzle with a vivid new spectacle that celebrates their colorful, kinetic hometown. Expect daring stunts like giant trampoline somersaults, hoop-diving dragons, aerial silk ribbon dances, juggling, and a signature gravity-defying jumping routine that has earned the acrobats a Guinness World Record.

 starting at $30
Family Friendly! Ages 16 and under half price!. Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org.


Botanical garden: Young naturalists
Saturday, September 10 | 10-11 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden

Child with microscope and plantLearn to identify some key California native plants and create your own field guide journal. This engaging walk and hands-on workshop is perfect for children ages 6 and up and their accompanying adults. Take what you learned on your next hike or outdoor adventure.

 $15 Adult, $15 Child, $10 Member Adult, $10 Member Child
Register online, or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu.

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Music: Lisa Mezzacappa
Sunday, September 11 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Lisa MezzacappaLisa Mezzacappa, composer of Organelle, gives an introduction to the use of graphic scores in contemporary improvisation, then leads an open rehearsal with her ensemble.

 Free for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees, 18 & under + one adult $10 Non-Berkeley Student, disabled, 65+,  $12 general admission
Buy tickets by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.


Artist talk: Terri Friedman on yarn painting
Sunday, September 11 | 3 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Yarn wallArt Wall artist Terri Friedman discusses her monumental textile yarn painting in the context of her discovery of and engagement with the medium of weaving. She will talk about the importance of color and humor, and about overcoming her trepidation about making a 24 x 60–foot artwork—her largest ever—on a four-foot loom in less than four months.

 Free for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees, 18 & under + one adult $10 Non-Berkeley Student, disabled, 65+,  $12 general admission
Buy tickets by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.

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Symposium: In honor of Dream of the Red Chamber
Monday, September 12 | 2:30-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

Woman’s informal coat with scenes from Dream of the Red Chamber, approx. 1900–1950. China. Silk. Asian Art Museum, Gift of Merrill Randol Sherwin and Dr. Stephen A. Sherwin, 2014.2."This symposium celebrates the San Francisco Opera’s world premiere of Dream of the Red Chamber, directed by UC Berkeley Alumnus Stan Lai. Scholars and artists will gather for an afternoon of conversation on the music, stage, and words of this opera. The symposium culminates in a conversation between Stan Lai and Wen-hsin Yeh, the Richard H. and Laurie C. Morrison Professor in History at UC Berkeley.


RSVP by September 7 online.


Conference: Bay Area Vision Research Day
Monday, September 12 | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Alumni House

Bay Area Vision Research Day LogoBAVRD is a free one-day conference dedicated to fostering a collaborative community among vision-related researchers in the San Francisco Bay Area. It brings together members of diverse fields – including neuroscience, computer science, optics, bioengineering, ophthalmology, molecular biology, immunology, and optometry.



Memorial: Annual campus wide
Monday, September 12 | 12-1 p.m. | Flagpole west of California Hall UC Berkeley Campus

California Hall and flagpoleThe Campuswide Memorial began in 2002 and recognizes the faculty, staff and students who passed away within the year. The memorial serves as a way to recognize the members of our community whom we’ve lost as well as to show support for others who have suffered loss.



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