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Exhibit: The Papyrus in the Crocodile
May 6 – July 29, 2016 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Bancroft Library

Students in the exhibit hallThe collections assembled by Berkeley’s many patrons and collectors over the last 150 years have formed the foundation of a wide variety of the university’s academic disciplines and institutions. Curated entirely by graduate students, The Papyrus in the Crocodile illuminates a key selection of these invaluable objects as testaments to the cosmopolitan ideologies of Berkeley’s visionary patrons, donors, and scholars.


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Presentation: Berkeley Lab's Cleantech Pitchfest
Wednesday, June 1 | 7-9 p.m. | Marines' Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter, San Francsico

Berkeley Lab Cleantech Pitchfest graphicBerkeley Lab's popular Science at the Theater travels across the Bay to San Francisco's Marines' Memorial Theatre for its first Cleantech Pitchfest. Which of 6 big new ideas designed to help transform our carbon-drenched, overheating world should get the first shot? Six Berkeley Lab scientists have 8 minutes each to persuade you that their technology has the most promise and social value.


RSVP by June 1 online.


Film: The Age of The Age of Czeslaw Milosz
Wednesday, June 1 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Still image from The Age of Czeslaw MiloszA sweeping look at the Nobel Prize–winning poet’s tumultuous century, made intimate by his own exquisitely worded memories. Milosz, who taught at Berkeley, said that true poetry is “the passionate pursuit of the Real.” Introduced by Robert Hass, Mark Danner, & Anthony Milosz.

 $12 General Admission,  $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons,  $7 BAMPFA members; UC Berkeley Students
Free with gallery admission. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.

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Colloquium: Managing an international university in the age of nationalism
Thursday, June 2 | 12-1 p.m. | Library, Evans Hall Room 768 (7th Floor) Evans Hall

John ShattuckJohn Shattuck, President of the Central European University, will discuss the growing wave of nationalism in Europe brought on by fears of terrorism, disagreements over refugees and increasing economic disorder and stagnation. Managing an international university in this environment presents new challenges and opportunities, particularly in light of recent trends in higher education.



Music: Quartet San Francisco
Thursday, June 2 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden

Quartet San FranciscoEnjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods at the UC Botanical Garden redwood grove. Multiple Grammy nominees, Quartet San Francisco expresses itself in its agility and standout virtuosic playing. Quartet San Francisco was founded by celebrated Bay Area violinist and composer-arranger Jeremy Cohen. With violinist Matt Szemela, violist Chad Kaltinger, and cellist Andrés David Vera, these crossover specialists excel in multiple styles—jazz, tango, pop, blues, bluegrass, gypsy swing, big band. Snacks and drinks available; picnics welcome. Warm clothes recommended.

 $20 Adult,  $18 UCBG Member Adult,  $12 Youth 5-17yrs old,  Free under 5
CLICK "ONLINE" TO BUY TICKETS... Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-643-2755.


Film: Innocence of Memories
Thursday, June 2 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Still image from Innocence of MemoryTurkey’s Nobel laureate wrote a (fictional) narration for this exploration of his Museum of Innocence in Istanbul. “A mesmerizing, original meditation on love and the city” (The Guardian).

 $12 General Admission,  $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons,  $7 BAMPFA members; UC Berkeley Students
Free with gallery admission. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.

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Film: Fat City
Friday, June 3 | 8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Still image from film Fat CityIn 1969 Leonard Gardner wrote one of America’s great novels. It was about small-time boxing in Stockton, California, in the 1950s, a book that is, the novelist Denis Johnson says, “so precisely written and giving such value to its words that I felt I could almost read it with my fingers.” The film is one of John Huston’s quiet masterpieces, featuring utterly convincing performances by Stacy Keach, a very young Jeff Bridges, and Susan Tyrrell.

 $12 General Admission,  $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons,  $7 BAMPFA members; UC Berkeley Students
Free with gallery admission. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.


Music: Benjamin Britten, War Requiem, Op. 66
Friday, June 3 | 8 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall

Concert FlyerBerkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra presents a performance of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem, Op. 66. A preconcert lecture will be given by John Prescott, musicologist.



Sports: Baseball NCAA championships
Friday, June 3 | Evans Field

Cal baseball playersCal Baseball hosts the NCAA Championships at Evans Diamond.


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Conference: The art and science of awe
Saturday, June 4 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Zellerbach Playhouse

Grand CanyonThis event will truly be the first of its kind: A day exploring the science and experience of awe. Attendees will gain eye-opening insights and practical lessons to apply in health and educational settings, as well as in their own personal lives. And they will experience jaw-dropping moments of awe throughout the day.

 $159 Admission & CE units,  $135 Admission, no CE units
Tickets go on sale March 1. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-2490, or by emailing greater@berkeley.edu.


Film: The Black Stallion
Saturday, June 4 | 2 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Still image from The Black StallionWhen this film was released, adults who grew up with the Walter Farley novel were as thrilled by the filmmaking as kids were mesmerized by a young boy’s bravery in rescuing a majestic wild stallion from a harrowing storm at sea, and by the tenderness with which they tame each other’s fears. Director Carroll Ballard and cinematographer Caleb Deschanel in person.

 $12 General Admission,  $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons,  $7 BAMPFA members; UC Berkeley Students
Free with gallery admission. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.


Special event: Bay Area Book Festival
June 4 – 5, 2016 every day | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | Civic Center Park, 2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley

Bay Area Book fest logoThe Bay Area Book Festival will once again fill downtown Berkeley with a literary extravaganza that offers pleasure to anyone who has ever loved a book. Whether you’re a fan of food writing or poetry or science fiction or children’s literature or biography, come experience one of the best book festivals on the planet. Free to the public!

 Free Festival attendance,  $5 Individual events
Buy tickets online.

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Film: And When I Die I Won't Stay Dead
Sunday, June 5 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Still image from And When I Die I Won't Stay DeadFrom Billy Woodbury comes a lively and affecting look at the life of the black Beat poet Bob Kaufman, richly set to archival footage and “Kaufman’s jazz-inspired, enduringly quicksilver work” (Hollywood Reporter).

 $12 General Admission,  $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons,  $7 BAMPFA members; UC Berkeley Students
Free with gallery admission. Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.


Music: Junior Recorder Society and Barbary Coast Recorder Orchestra
Sunday, June 5 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Junior Recorder Society and Barbary Coast Recorder OrchestraBring your friends and family. The Junior Recorder Society, made up of children age seven to sixteen, and the Barbary Coast Recorder Orchestra, a thirty-five-member amateur group, will perform music by Bach, Binchois, Lully, and more on all sizes of recorders.


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Colloquium: Does measurement of performance erode collegiality?
Tuesday, June 7 | 12-1 p.m. | Evans Hall Library, Room 768 (7th Floor) Evans Hall

Samuel SponemSamuel Sponem, visiting scholar at the Center for Studies in Higher Education, will focus on how universities worldwide have experienced an increasingly pervasive “audit culture” (Power 1999). The proliferation of university rankings, the extensive use of bibliometrics in the evaluation of research, the definition of performance indicators by states and universities offer ample evidence of this movement of quantification in higher education. Sponem will analyze the extent to which the use of performance measurement instruments within our contemporary universities are transforming the collegial nature of the latter.



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