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Lecture: Steve Hinshaw on undergraduates in crisis
Monday, March 30 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

Steve HinshawUndergraduates who are struggling academically might also be struggling with mental health issues. What are the warning signs and how do we navigate challenging situations? Join us for a forum on undergraduates in crisis led by UC Berkeley professor of psychology Steve Hinshaw.

Lecture: Charles Murray at The Berkeley Forum
Monday, March 30 | 6 p.m. | Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

Charles MurrayCharles Murray, W.H. Brady Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, comes to Berkeley to discuss his provocative view on American education policy. Education is a defining advantage in the American marketplace, but America's education system is not always up to task. Drawing from his past writings, Charles Murray will speak on his views on ensuring the American education system best serves the country's needs.

 Free Limited space at venue. Tickets recommended.

Lecture: A quiet revolution in Bangladesh
Monday, March 30 | 5:30-7 p.m. | The Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall Wheeler Hall | Note change in time

Fazle Hasan AbedThe Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies at UC Berkeley champions the study of Bangladesh’s cultures, peoples and history. Sir Fazle Hasan Abed is a social worker who started his career as finance officer at Shell Oil Company and quickly rose to head its finance division. He is the founder of world largest non government organization, BRAC (Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee). For his outstanding contributions to social improvement, he has received many awards such as the Clinton Global Citizen Award, WISE Prize for Education and the David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award.

Special event: Spring weeks at Lawrence Hall of Science
March 28 – April 12, 2015 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science

Kids and FrogDiscover how plants, animals, and our environment have mixed with humans' curiosity about the world around us. From natural wonders like earthquakes and weather, to manmade innovative technology and cinema, explore the world as scientists do. Visit our exhibits and the Ingenuity Lab, Animal Discovery Room, National Geographic 3D Theater, and more every day during Spring Weeks.

Exhibit: Geographies of Innovation
March 30 – April 24, 2015 every day | 121 Wurster Hall

Graphic of the exhibit Geographies of InnovationGeographies of Innovation reveals a history of design innovation at the intersection of landscape, technology, infrastructure, and ecology as represented by patents granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office from the late 19th through the mid 20thcentury. The exhibition presents new perspectives and historical research on ecological technology, landscape systems, and green infrastructure across a range of scales, from the invention of the vertical garden in the 1930’s, to living and dynamic levees systems prototyped in the late 19th century.

Course: The rise and future of the food movement
January 26 – April 27, 2015 every Monday with exceptions | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Live streaming

Mark BittmanA UC Berkeley course with live streaming open to the public.

The food system is multi-disciplinary and complex, involving agroecology, agronomy, anthropology, economics, nutrition, sociology, and the arts. In this course, experts on organic agriculture, school lunch reform, food safety, hunger and food security, farm bill reform, farm-to-school efforts, urban agriculture, food sovereignty, and local food economies will offer perspectives making the food system more sustainable and equitable. Instructor: Garrison Sposito; co-hosts: food writer Mark Bittma and poet Robert Hass.

Exhibit: Close to home yet far away
March 2 – June 12, 2015 every day | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall Stephens Hall

Emiko goes to College painting by Craig NagasawaA painting can reside simultaneously in its material presence—physical, colored minerals, their arrangements on paper or silk—and its illusory presence—the evocation of illusion, forming in the viewer a convincing belief in the presence of space and time. The exchange between the real and the imagined is a perceptual experience where the personal and the public, the local and the foreign can exist simultaneously. Artist Craig Nagasawa uses the techniques of ancient Japanese painting in his work. He reconstructed these time-consuming processes as both a form of resistance to cultural erasure and an acknowledgement of the existence of a space where the personal and the public, the local and the foreign can coexist.

Film: Wildest Weather in the solar system 3D
February 7 – June 12, 2015 every day | 10:30 a.m. | National Geographic 3D Theater Lawrence Hall of Science

Wildest Weather in the Solar System film stillWitness the most beautiful, powerful, and mysterious weather phenomena in the solar system, shown in 3D at the Lawrence Hall of Science. From a storm the size of a 100-megaton hydrogen bomb, to a 400-year-old hurricane, to a dust tempest that could engulf entire planets, you'll be glad you live on Earth! Fly through the thick atmosphere of Venus, magnetic storms on the sun, liquid methane showers on Titan, and anticyclones whirling at hundreds of miles per hour on Jupiter.

 $4 plus admission

Exhibit: Berkeley's Ivory Tower, the Campanile at 100
February 16 – November 2, 2015 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Rowell Cases Bancroft Library

Campanile under constructionSather Tower, also known as the Campanile, looms large both as a physical structure and as the most widely recognized symbol of the Berkeley campus. This exhibition celebrates the centennial of the landmark through holdings from the University Archives and The Bancroft Library's manuscript and pictorial collections.

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Lecture: Forgotten photographs of the Civil Rights struggle
Tuesday, March 31 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 340, BCNM Commons (next to FSM café) Moffitt Undergraduate Library

Police arresting a black woman. Photographer unknownPhotographers shot millions of pictures of the black civil rights struggle between the close of World War II and the early 1970s. Yet, despite the staggering number of photographs shot and preserved, the civil rights story is represented today by a handful of images that are remarkably similar. But there are other stories to be told. Blacks changed America through their action, not their suffering. The talk presents a collection of forgotten photographs that illustrate the action, heroism, and strength of black activists in driving social and legislative change. And it illustrates how and why particular people, events, and issues have been edited out of the photographic story we tell about our past.

Panel discussion: Cultivating justice in food systems
Tuesday, March 31 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Anna Head Alumni Hall, 2537 Haste St, Berkeley

Troy Duster, Saru Jayaraman, Mark BittmanSocial justice is a key element in enabling transformations of food and agriculture systems; yet this matter requires greater public recognition. This interactive forum will address critical needs, policies, and practices that are necessary to confront the causes and consequences of injustices and inequities affecting marginalized and underserved people in food systems. The speakers will discuss the need to protect rights of workers in the food sector, change practices of corporate food companies, ensure the rights of low-income communities who suffer from hunger and lack of access to healthy affordable food, and other policy or political changes. Speakers include food writer Mark Bittman, director of the UC Berkeley Food and Labor Research Center Saru Jayaraman, UC Berkeley professor of law and social policy Troy Duster, Ricardo Salvador of the Union of Concerned Scientists and Ann Thrupp of UC Berkeley’s Food Institute.

Lecture: Healthcare 2024 with Kathleen Sebelius
Tuesday, March 31 | 4:10 p.m. | Chevron Auditorium International House

Kathleen SebeliusFormer Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, Kathleen Sebelius will offer valuable insights into the healthcare reform debate and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Specifics will include health insurance exchanges, the expansion of Medicaid and the significance of moving from fee-based to an outcomes- and value-based payment system. Sebelius will also discuss where she thinks healthcare in the U.S. is headed and what the system will look like in the next ten years. From 2009 to 2014, Kathleen Sebelius served in President Barack Obama’s Cabinet as Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, where she oversaw a trillion-dollar budget and nearly 90,000 employees. From 2003 to 2009, she served as Governor of Kansas.

Lecture: John Maeda, design in tech trends
Tuesday, March 31 | 6 p.m. | Haas School: Andersen Auditorium

John MaedaDesign expert John Maeda will be discussing the latest innovations in design as they relate to the tech industry. Dr. Maeda is the design partner at leading venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and formerly served as the president of the Rhode Island School of Design. Dr. Maeda is well-known for promoting the role of art in the STEM movement. With design of increasing importance to our interactions with electronic devices, Dr. Maeda will provide insights from the forefront of Silicon Valley.

Seating is limited. Tickets recommended. Buy tickets online.

Exhibit: The Secret Language of Flowers
January 27 – June 26, 2015 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

Botanical drawingIn 1984, The Magnes acquired a portfolio of botanical drawings by Shmuel (Samuel) Lerner, a Ukraine-born amateur artist from California. While Lerner’s biography and many details surrounding this work remain obscure, today his drawings open for us a unique window into the landscape, the history and the languages of Israel in the period immediately following the establishment of the State. The exhibition features a selection of 26 botanical drawings from 1949, complete with the author's annotations about plants, places, and language.

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Lecture: Federalism, localism and Constitutional conflict
Wednesday, April 1 | 4:10 p.m. | Booth Auditorium Boalt Hall, School of Law

Daniel RodriguezDaniel Rodriguez, professor and dean at Northwestern University Law School, will consider the dynamic relationship between structures of constitutional governance within the United States. He will discuss the tensions in law and politics associated with the doctrines of both federalism (the relations of the states and the national government) and localism (involving state-local relationships, and the historic issue of “home rule”). His discussion will illuminate major issues in contemporary American constitutionalism, and will seek to lay out some promising strategies and opportunities for negotiating constitutional conflict in our modern policymaking environment.

Film: Ali: Fear Eats the Soul Rainer
Wednesday, April 1 | 3:10 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from AliIn the unlikely love between a washerwoman (Brigitte Mira) and a Moroccan guest-worker (El Hedi Ben Salem) twenty years her junior, muscular Ali and diminutive Emmi redefine each other. This is Fassbinder’s most beautiful homage to Douglas Sirk, his interpretation of All That Heaven Allows. Where Sirk’s sadness is in America’s split from nature, Fassbinder finds an even more basic split, from humanity. Nowhere is his trademark framing—the indoor long-shot—more aptly integrated, nowhere his jewelbox colors more brilliantly contrasted with the reality they adorn.

 $5.50 UC Berkeley students,  $7.50 BAM/PFA Members,  $8.50 Seniors; Disabled persons; UC Berkeley faculty and staff; Non-UC Berkeley students; Youth 17 and under,  $11.50 General Admission
Buy tickets by calling 510-642-5249.

Lecture: The growth of renewable energy in California
Wednesday, April 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 310, Banatao Auditorium Sutardja Dai Hall

David HochschildDavid Hochschild was appointed Commissioner of the California Energy Commission by Governor Jerry Brown in February 2013. He fills the environmental position on the five-member Commission where four of the five members by law are required to have professional training in specific areas - engineering or physical science, environmental protection, economics, and law. In this lecture he will discuss the future of renewable energy in California.

registration required for lunch at UC Berkeley. Register online.

Lecture: Dan Siegel, mindfulness and education
Wednesday, April 1 | 4:30 p.m. | 122 Wheeler Auditorium

Dan SiegelDr. Dan Siegel is a provocative speaker who draws from unlikely perspectives to propose a new way of thinking and living. Join an intimate group discussion and lecture from a mindfulness expert. In a time when our minds are increasingly strained, Dan Siegel's writings encourage people to promote social and emotional well-being for themselves, and those around them. As director of the Mindsight Institute at UCLA, Dr. Dan Siegel has illuminated the unlikely marriage of neurobiology and mindfulness practice. Come discuss mindfulness, and how it compares with other contemporary psychological methods.

Seating is limited. Tickets recommended. Buy tickets online.

Music: Campanile centennial concert, "Mysterium Coniunctionis"
Wednesday, April 1 | 12-12:10 p.m. | Campanile (Sather Tower)

Campanile under constructionThe world premiere of Cindy Cox's "Mysterium Coniunctionis" will be given on Cal's 61-bell carillon by Tiffany Ng. Carillonneurs around the world will be premiering the piece from their towers on the same day, joining UC Berkeley in a worldwide celebration of the Campanile's Centennial!

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Lunch poems: Jane Hirshfield
Thursday, April 2 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Morrison Library Doe Library

Jane HirshfieldJane Hirshfield's eighth poetry book, The Beauty, will be published by Knopf in early 2015, along with a new book of essays, Ten Windows. Previous books include Come, Thief and After, named a best book of the year by The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Financial Times (UK). Her honors include The Poetry Center Book Award, the California Book Award, finalist selection for the National Book Critics Circle Award, England's T. S. Eliot Prize, and fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations, the Academy of American Poets, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Lecture: System addict
Thursday, April 2 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

Alexander Weheliye, Northwestern UniversityAlexander G. Weheliye, professor of African American Studies at Northwestern University, will consider the significance of contemporary R&B music (a genre frequently neglected in scholarly debates about popular music) as central to Black culture. This talk will also consider how technologies such as voice processing software and mobile gadgets appear as integral parts of the political and aesthetic fabric of R&B music over the last 25 years. In doing so, the talk makes a broader argument about limited definitions of the technological as well as the still fraught relationship between Black culture and technology.

Lecture: The de-industrialization of America
Thursday, April 2 | 6-8 p.m. | 209 Dwinelle Hall

UC Public Service Center logoThis 5-part series, led by Prof. Arthur Blaustein, will focus on issues of equal opportunity and economic opportunity, as well as economic, environmental political and social justice. It will examine how individuals, groups and communities organize and mobilize to achieve these goals. It will, in particular, focus on, in succession: the Civil Rights movement; strategies and programs of the landmark Economic Opportunity Act (The War on Poverty); Community and Economic Development movement and its strategies and programs; de-industrialization of America and the decline of the blue collar working class; and growing economic inequality and the economic pressure on the middle class.

Film: H20mx
Thursday, April 2 | 6 p.m. | Room 160 Kroeber Hall

River under cloudsThe 2014 Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award-winning documentary H20mx highlights the economic, political, and geographical difficulties that stand between Mexico City’s 22 million residents and a safe, reliable water supply. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with UC Berkeley professors Isha Ray and Ivonne del Valle.

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Discussion: Ayotzinapa, Mexico at the crossroads
Friday, April 3 | 1-3 p.m. | Maude Fife Room 315 Wheeler Hall Wheeler Hall

Protestors in AyotzinapaJoin us for a conversation with two parents of the normalistas from the Escuela normal “Raúl Isidro Burgos” from Ayotzinapa to discuss the events in the city and the mass kidnapping. Two of the students (one of them a survivor of the events of September 26-27), will also join the discussion.

Film: We Want the Colonels
Friday, April 3 | 8:40 p.m. | PFA Theater

Film poster for We Want the ColonelsMonicelli pulled off a real coup with this irreverent political satire about a rightist plot to restore a dictatorship in Italy. Ugo Tognazzi turns in an energetic performance as the extremist who masterminds the failed coup d’état (blueprints of which he later tries to sell to a small African republic). The squadron of extremist oddballs and shuffling troops is all Monicelli’s own—with only minor reliance on stock footage of military parades and maneuvers. While unloading most of his comedic spleen on Italy’s right-wing fringe, Monicelli never stops wagging his finger at the other end of the political spectrum.

 $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 by calling 510-642-5249.

Noon concert: Piano solos, rhapsody, sonata, sigh
Friday, April 3 | 12:15-1 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall

Jason Wu, pianistRoger Tsui, Erard piano, performs Jan Ladislav Dussek, Sonata No. 24, Op. 61 Elegie Harmonique, Movement and Liszt, Three Etudes de Concert, S.144, No. 3 Un Sospiro.

Jason Wu, piano (modern) performs Robert Schumann, Kinderszenen
and Liszt, Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6.

Conference: Sports and Law
Friday, April 3 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | University Club Memorial Stadium

Sports and law conference graphicThe sports industry is booming, with growth projected at $145.3 billion since 2010. Sports stars have transcended into celebrity brands, as the line between athlete and entertainment mogul has blurred. Sports franchises, in the wake of massive television and media rights deals, have become billion dollar entities, with ownership groups constructing spectacular stadiums spurring large-scale economic development and regional revitalization in cities across the nation. But the unprecedented growth has been accompanied by heightened scrutiny. The media spotlight has shone brightly on the NCAA, with questions concerning amateurism and unionization efforts sweeping the country’s courtrooms and cable broadcasts. The Berkeley Law Sports Conference was created by student leaders at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, in conjunction with the Law School’s Alumni Center, to confront these difficult legal, business and political issues. We are bringing together industry leaders, experts, and stakeholders to engage in an honest, candid dialogue.

RSVP by April 2 online, or by calling Brooke Krystosek at 510-643-5777.

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Botanical garden: Naturally dyed spring eggs
Saturday, April 4 | 10-10:45 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden

Dyed eggsThis hands-on workshop will introduce children to the joy of natural dyes while they make their own patterns on eggs with brilliant plant-based colors. Price includes 4 eggs per participant (adults included). Two session times available: 10 - 10:45 am or 11:15 – 12 pm. Registration required: Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

 $15/$12 members
Price includes admission to the Botanical Garden. Register online, or by calling 510-643-2755, or by emailing

Conference: Conscious eating
Saturday, April 4 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley

Graphic for conference promotionThe Conscious Eating Conference brings expert speakers to Berkeley to share their ideas about the best food choices we can make for the planet, ourselves, and other animals. This conference will feature a fearless investigator who went undercover to document the inside story of animal farming. We will reveal little known facts about the fishing industry, including factory-farm fishing and how the oceans are being affected. Along with our speakers, this year's conference highlights an interactive discussion with the audience on how we can be the most effective voices for animals. You don't want to miss this exciting day of information exchange and advocacy support. Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch.

 FREE for students with IDs $15 all others
Register online, or by calling Hope Bohanec at 707-540-1760, or by emailing Hope Bohanec at

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Film: The Organizer
Sunday, April 5 | 4:30 p.m. | PFA Theater

Film poster for The OrganizerMastroianni plays a stubbornly idealistic schoolteacher who comes from Genoa to Turin to lead the local textile-mill workers in a much-needed strike. Monicelli draws on his neorealist roots to capture the late-nineteenth-century setting in seeming documentary style: cinematographer Rotunno’s gray-toned photography etches an image of the times. Monicelli is unyielding but never less than compassionate in this look at the beginnings of the trade union movement in northern Italy. The Organizer was nominated for an Oscar for story and screenplay, and still stands as a classic of Italian cinema. 

 $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 by calling 510-642-5249.

Workshop: Espacio Publico, Contexto Personal
Sunday, April 5 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | 178 Wurster Hall

Sculpture by Jose Carlos MartinatOpen to artists, inventors, and engineers. At this unique workshop, Peruvian artist Jose Carlos Martinat will teach participants how to connect public spaces with personal contexts in new ways and with old materials. Martinat creates art at the interface of real and virtual worlds; his sources of inspiration include architecture and the urban milieu as well as human and cyberspace memories. His multimedia installations and sculptural assemblages incorporate a diversity of materials and strategies to alter preconceptions about where things belong. For example, in one of his most controversial works, Martinat mounted printers on an old government building in Peru to print out state secrets that had been declassified. The workshop will be conducted in both Spanish and English. It will feature a lecture followed by creative practices.

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Lecture: The rise of consciousness and the development of emotional life
Monday, April 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall

Michael LewisHuman newborns arrive with a multitude of behaviors, or “action patterns,” that connect them to their physical worlds; for example, tasting a bitter food elicits a recognizable expression of disgust. Action patterns are not learned, but are readily influenced by temperament and social interactions. With the emergence of consciousness these early competencies become reflected feelings, giving rise to the self-conscious emotions of empathy, envy, embarrassment, and, later, shame, guilt, and pride. Beginning as responses to particular physical events, emotions later become elicited by ideas about the self and the world. The ability to think about ourselves is not only what gives meaning to our emotional lives, but also what enables us to make choices, evaluate our behavior, and make plans for the future. Michael Lewis is a professor of child development at the Robert Wood Johnson medical school.

Film: US and Them, Korean Indie Rock in a K-Pop World
Monday, April 6 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

Korean musicians performingThis documentary follows several of Korea's most well-known indie bands as they embark on their first US tours in 2011. The spotlight lands in particular on Crying Nut, the endearing godfathers of Korean underground rock; the stylish RockTigers, Korea's most successful rockabilly band; and Whatever That Means..., a melodic punk band led by a married couple--bass player Trash and her American guitarist husband. The documentary's compelling portrait of the Korean indie scene offers sharp insights into a society that is in the midst of frequently dizzying change. The film is narrated by noted Korean-American musician Mike Park of Skankin’ Pickle and the B. Lee Band and the founder of DIY label Asian Man Records.

Lecture: José Carlos Martinat and Enrique Mayorga
Monday, April 6 | 7:30-9 p.m. | David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley

Art installation with paper flyingJosé Carlos Martinat and Enrique Mayorga present a series of projects carried out since 2003 where, through the use of software, programming, mechanics, objects and sculptural interventions, they analyze and question the performances of individuals and the contexts in which they operate. Jose Carlos Martinat lives and works in Lima, Peru. Martinat creates art at the interface of real and virtual worlds; his sources of inspiration include architecture and the urban milieu, as well as human and cyberspace memories. Kiko Mayorga researches and promotes the social adaption of technologies in Lima, Perú. He has worked in a range of curatorial and medial experiments dealing with the particularities of local technological appropiation.

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Conference: Experimental Populations | Universal Life
Tuesday, April 7 | 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) Stephens Hall

Conference illustration This day-long workshop brings together three leading global scholars of STS (science and technology studies) and the history of medicine to rethink the transformation of colonial medicine and the forms of life it specifies under decolonization and planned development. At stake is the remaking of morbidity, death, and tropical physiology, of the troubled relation of the local and the universal in the constitution of national and postcolonial techno-science, and of the shifting experimental and clinical grounding of “the West.”

Lecture: The birth of ethics
Tuesday, April 7 | 4:10-6:15 p.m. | Toll Room Alumni House

Philip PettitAt some point in the history of our species words became second nature to us. We learned to make conversation and to become conversable creatures. And with that shift in our habits, ethics became inescapable. We couldn’t help but develop mutual expectations and hold one another, with whatever measure of success, to shared standards. Ethical empathy became an imperative, not just an instinct. Philip Pettit, L.S. Rockefeller professor of politics and human values at Princeton University, and distinguished professor at the Australian National University, will present a three day lecture series with commentary by Pamela Heironymi, Richard Moran, and Michael Tomasello.

Lecture: How foreign policy is evolving in the networked world
Tuesday, April 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Banatao Auditorium Sutardja Dai Hall

Dr. TharoorDr. Tharoor is a globally recognized speaker on India's economics and politics, as well as on freedom of the press, human rights, Indian culture, and international affairs. He has twice been elected Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He was previously Minister of State in the Government of India for External Affairs (2009–2010) and Human Resource Development (2012–2014). In this discussion Dr. Tharoor will examine the impact of digital networks on foreign policy in the 21st century.

Music: Jessie Ware
Tuesday, April 7 | 8 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre

Jessie WareIn 2012, the release of Jessie Ware's debut album Devotion, recorded with little fanfare in low-key sessions with Dave Okumu of The Invisible, became critically acclaimed, lauded by Pitchfork and Heat Magazine and nominated for the Mercury Prize.

Buy tickets online.

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Lecture: Jennifer Doudna
Wednesday, April 8 | 4-5 p.m. | Chevron Auditorium International House

Jennifer DoudnaJennifer Doudna, professor of chemistry, biochemistry & molecular biology, and Li Ka Shing Chancellor's Professor in biomedical & health sciences, will present "The Biology of CRISPRs: From Genome Defense to Genomic Engineering" on her groundbreaking genetic editing technique.

Noon concert: Faculty recital, Louise Bidwell
Wednesday, April 8 | 12:15-1 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall

Louise Bidwell on the Hertz Hall stageUC Berkeley faculty member Louise Bidwelll performs works by Brahms and Franck on the Erard Piano including Brahms: Gigue No. 2 in B Minor; Chaconne by J.S. Bach, arr. for the left hand, and Franck: Prèlude, Chorale and Fugue.

April 8 – 29, 2015 every day | 108 Wurster Hall

Exhibition graphicUrban Infrastructure Goes Soft. This interdisciplinary design initiative was the work of visiting professor Sheila Kennedy. The HERE THERE exhibit will include recent projects by KVA Matx, and full scale design prototypes by Berkeley students for pop-up solar streetlights, portable vaccine carriers and dispensary kits. New materials, fabrication techniques and project delivery methods for urban infrastructure in energy, global health and water will be explored.

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Film: Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela
Tuesday, April 14 | 7 p.m. | PFA Theater

Poster for film Twelve Disciples of Nelson MandelaIn 1960, “Lee” [Harris’s stepfather B. Pule Leinaeng] and eleven boyhood friends left their families [in South Africa] to build the anti-apartheid movement and gain support for the African National Congress abroad. Known as The Twelve Who Left, they blazed a trail through sub-Saharan Africa to Europe, Cuba, and North America. Lee later met Harris’s mother, and their Bronx household became a center for their many comrades in the New York anti-apartheid and black nationalist movements. Along the way, Lee documented the struggle and his personal life. Audiotapes of his voice, old photographs, posters, newsreels, video, and Super 8mm anchor the story while interviews with surviving members and family add depth and texture. 

 $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 by calling 510-642-5249.

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