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Special Event: Big Ideas Grand Prize Pitch Day 2019

Wednesday, April 24 | 5-8 p.m. | 100 Blum Hall
Six top student teams compete in the annual Big Ideas Grand Prize Pitch Day for up to $5,000 in prizes. MORE about Big Ideas Grand Prize Pitch Day 2019

Colloquium: Pan African Feminism: From Freedom Fighters to Feminists

Wednesday, April 24 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
This lecture addresses the persistence of gender exploitation and oppression in a 21st century dominated by neoliberal globalization, militarization and resurgent right-wing populism. MORE about Pan African Feminism: From Freedom Fighters to Feminists

Special Event: Distinguished Teaching Award Ceremony

Wednesday, April 24 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Four UC Berkeley faculty have been selected as recipients of the 2019 Distinguished Teaching Award, the campus’s most prestigious honor for teaching. MORE about Distinguished Teaching Award Ceremony

Lecture: Race, Place, and Other Things for the Taking — The Buffalo Soldiers and Allensworth, California

Wednesday, April 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
This talk will discuss the daily, lived experiences of both the civilian population and the enlisted military men who existed in these varying racialized landscapes and the archaeological material culture they have left behind.MORE about Race, Place, and Other Things for the Taking — The Buffalo Soldiers and Allensworth, California

Workshop: Making Bitters with California Natives

Wednesday, April 24 | 6-8 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
In this hands on workshop you'll create your own bitter, learn about suitable plant species and learn to prepare a cocktail and mocktail as well. MORE about <em>Making Bitters with California Natives</em>

Exhibit Premiere: The Art of David Lance Goines

April 13 – 24, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
The art of artist, calligrapher, typographer, printing entrepreneur, and author, David Lance Goines will be on display at the UC Botanical Garden.MORE about The Art of David Lance Goines

Exhibit: Masako Miki / MATRIX 273

January 9 – April 28, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Masako Miki creates larger-than-life-size, felt-covered forms drawn from the Japanese folk belief in yokai (shape-shifters) who can disguise themselves in any number of different forms. Miki creates the semi-abstract, sculptural forms utilizing brilliant colors and sets them into a magical environment suggesting another reality. The installation moves from the three-dimensional forms to abstract images on the floor and walls, conveying a sense of expanding boundaries.
MORE about Masako Miki / MATRIX 273

Exhibit: The Book as Place — Visions of the Built Environment

January 28 – May 17, 2019 every day | Environmental Design Library, 210 Wurster Hall Wurster Hall
This exhibition of artists' books centers on ideas about the built environment and has been curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for UC Berkeley’s Environmental Design Library.MORE about The Book as Place — Visions of the Built Environment

Exhibit: Project “Holy Land” — Yaakov Benor-Kalter’s Photographs of British Mandate Palestine, 1923-1940

January 29 – June 28, 2019 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4:05 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
For nearly two decades, Yaakov (Jacob) Benor-Kalter (1897-1969) traversed the Old City of Jerusalem, documenting renowned historical monuments, ambiguous subjects in familiar alleyways, and scores of “new Jews” building a new homeland. Benor-Kalter’s photographs oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.MORE about Project “Holy Land” — Yaakov Benor-Kalter’s Photographs of British Mandate Palestine, 1923-1940

Exhibit: Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer | The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
The Hearst Museum considers the complex social and economic dynamics behind ten mind-altering drugs. MORE about Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer | The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

Lecture: Tanika Sarkar | Intimate Violence - Colonial Lawmaking and Cultural Nationalism in 19th Century India

Thursday, April 25 | 5-7 p.m. | 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) Stephens Hall
Lecture by acclaimed historian of women’s histories and social movements in colonial and post-colonial India and Professor of History at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Dr. Tanika Sarkar.MORE about Tanika Sarkar | Intimate Violence - Colonial Lawmaking and Cultural Nationalism in 19th Century India

Presentation: Grounds for Science - Science and Public Policy Duo!

Thursday, April 25 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley
Science’s role in policy, politics, and process with Eric LeeMORE about Grounds for Science - Science and Public Policy Duo!

Lecture: Ancient Use of Psychoactive Plants in Pre-Columbian South America

Thursday, April 25 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Dr. Melanie Miller will discuss the use of psychotropic substances in an ancient context.
MORE about Ancient Use of Psychoactive Plants in Pre-Columbian South America

Special Event: Livestream — Berkeley Peregrine Falcon Hatch Day

Thursday, April 25 | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Stop by BAMPFA’s colossal outdoor screen on Addison Street between Shattuck and Oxford in downtown Berkeley on Thursday, April 25 to check out the livestream and meet our falcon experts! MORE about Livestream — Berkeley Peregrine Falcon Hatch Day

Conference: Inaugural Conference on Right-Wing Studies

April 25 – 27, 2019 every day | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)
This interdisciplinary conference will feature dozens of new and established scholars from around the world whose work deals with the Right as a social, political, and/or intellectual phenomenon from the 19th century to the present day.MORE about Inaugural Conference on Right-Wing Studies

Colloquium: Children of the Dream — Why School Integration Works

Friday, April 26 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Goldman Theater David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley
Professor Johnson will appear in conversation with Dean of the Graduate School of Education Prudence Carter and Berkeley Law’s Professor Chris Edley, Jr.MORE about Children of the Dream — Why School Integration Works

Film: Tent of Miracles

Friday, April 26 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Citizen Kane doused with caipirinha and given a carnival spin, dos Santos’s delightfully ribald tribute to the many cultures and races of Bahian society adapts the novel by famed author Jorge Amado.MORE about <em>Tent of Miracles</em>

Performance: Gamelan Shadow Play — Story of Kala the Forbidden Creature

Friday, April 26 | 8 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Javanese Shadow Puppet Master Ki Midiyanto accompanied by guest drummer Heri Purwanto, singer Heni Savitri and the musicians of Gamelan Sari Raras, present "The Story of Kala the Forbidden Creature."MORE about Gamelan Shadow Play — <em>Story of Kala the Forbidden Creature</em>

Healthy Campus Food and Beverages Innovation Challenge

Friday, April 26 | 4-6 p.m. | Berkeley Haas Innovation Lab,  California Memorial Stadium, Berkeley
The Coalition for Healthy Campus Food and Beverages will hold an hackathon/designathon to think out the next ten years of beverage service at UC Berkeley.MORE about

Lecture: The Conservation Movement

Saturday, April 27 | 11:50 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Auditorium Wurster Hall
Conservation Leader Chairman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) of the House Natural Resources Committee will be in conversation with Linda Escalante, Southern California Legislative Director, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).MORE about The Conservation Movement

Film and Discussion: Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara, Africa's Last Colony

Saturday, April 27 | 6-8 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Democracy Now!'s documentary, “Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara, Africa's Last Colony,” will be followed by a discussion with Amy Goodman, the film’s director John Hamilton, Maria Carrion of NomadsHRC and Watching Western Sahara, Prof. Stephen Zunes from USF, and Nickie Lewis from Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab, and other invited guests.MORE about <em>Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara, Africa's Last Colony</em>

Performance: Théâtre National de Bretagne

Saturday, April 27 | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
French director Arthur Nauzyciel revives his production of Julius Caesar, first created 10 years ago for Boston’s influential American Repertory Theater during a US election year. MORE about <em>Théâtre National de Bretagne</em>

Performance: Black Life: Destiny Muhammad Trio

Sunday, April 28 | 4 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Celebrate International Jazz Month with the Destiny Muhammad Trio. MORE about <em>Black Life: Destiny Muhammad Trio</em>

Performance: Théâtre National de Bretagne

Sunday, April 28 | 3-5 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
French director Arthur Nauzyciel revives his production of Julius Caesar, first created 10 years ago for Boston’s influential American Repertory Theater during a US election year. MORE about <em>Théâtre National de Bretagne</em>

Performance: The House of the Spirits

April 28 – May 5, 2019 every Sunday | 2-4 p.m. | Zellerbach Playhouse
A new play by Caridad Svich | Based on a novel by Isabel Allende | Directed by Michael MoranMORE about <em>The House of the Spirits</em>

Panel Discussion: New Discoveries in East and Southeast Asian Archaeology

Monday, April 29 | 3-5 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Prof. John W. Olsen (University of Arizona) will talk about his recent archaeological expeditions in Mongolia and Tibet with a focus on Paleolithic archaeology in these regions. Professor Peter V. Lape (University of Washington) will discuss social change in Island Southeast Asia over the past 5000 years. MORE about New Discoveries in East and Southeast Asian Archaeology

Lecture: Molly Kaushal | When Lakshman undertakes the fire ordeal to prove his chastity

Monday, April 29 | 4-6 p.m. | 341 Dwinelle Hall
A talk by Molly Kaushal on an unusual Gond folk version of the Ramayana, illustrated with paintings by Gond artists.MORE about Molly Kaushal | When Lakshman undertakes the fire ordeal to prove his chastity

Performance: Gil Shaham, violin; Akira Eguchi, piano

Monday, April 29 | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
Program:
Kreisler/Praeludium and Allegro (In the Style of Pugnani)
Prokofiev/Five Melodies, Op. 35
Franck/Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano
Bach/Partita No. 3 in E Major for Solo Violin Saint-Saëns/Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor, Op. 28
Avner Dorman/Sonata No. 3, NigunimMORE about Gil Shaham, violin; Akira Eguchi, piano

Lecture: Toiling in the Agroecological Matrix — What Does Co-existence Look Like?

Monday, April 29 | 4-5 p.m. | Morgan Lounge Morgan Hall
In this talk Dave Mortensen will explore the impact of changes that have made it more difficult for a diversity of farming methods to coexist in a shared agroecological matrix and identify farmer practice and policy changes needed to address them.MORE about Toiling in the Agroecological Matrix — What Does Co-existence Look Like?

Presentation: CITRIS Tech for Social Good Showcase 2019

Tuesday, April 30 | 2-4 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall
The CITRIS Tech for Social Good Program at UC Berkeley supports student-led learning and technology development to support healthy, sustainable, connected, and equitable livelihoods in the United States and abroad.MORE about CITRIS Tech for Social Good Showcase 2019

Lecture: Mysteries of the Invisible World of Microbes by Jill Banfield

Tuesday, April 30 | 4-5 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Jill Banfield is the director of microbial research in the Innovative Genomics Institute and a CZ Biohub investigator. She studies microbial communities and their roles in shaping soil and groundwater biogeochemistry as well as human health.MORE about Mysteries of the Invisible World of Microbes by Jill Banfield

Film: Molly Kaushal | Leela in Kheriya

Tuesday, April 30 | 3-5 p.m. | 341 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in time
Join us for a screening of Molly Kaushal's documentary on a Hindu-Muslim version of the Ramleela as it is performed in the village of Kheriya in Ferozabad District of UP. MORE about Molly Kaushal | Leela in Kheriya

Film: In Pursuit of Silence

Wednesday, May 1 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library
A meditative exploration of our relationship with silence, sound and the impact of noise on our lives.MORE about <em>In Pursuit of Silence</em>

Special Event: Big Ideas Awards Celebration 2019

Wednesday, May 1 | 5-8 p.m. | 100 Blum Hall
The Awards Celebration brings together the entire Big Ideas community to mark the conclusion of the 2018-2019 contest.MORE about Big Ideas Awards Celebration 2019

Performance: Alisa Weilerstein, cello The Complete Bach Suites

Wednesday, May 1 | 8-10 p.m. | First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley
Program:
Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007
Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009
Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010
Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011
Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012MORE about Alisa Weilerstein, cello <em>The Complete Bach Suites</em>

Workshop: The Art of Arranging with Edible Flowers

Thursday, May 2 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Join Stefani Bittner, owner of Homestead design collective and author of The Beautiful Edible Garden and Harvest, and lead gardener Sierra Zackzewski for a hands-on discussion and tasting of many of the exquisite edible flowers that grow here in the Bay Area.MORE about The Art of Arranging with Edible Flowers

Reading: Lunch Poems — Student Reading

Thursday, May 2 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Morrison Library Doe Library
One of the year’s liveliest events, the student reading includes winners of the following prizes: Academy of American Poets, Cook, Rosenberg, and Yang, as well as students nominated by Berkeley’s creative writing faculty, Lunch Poems volunteers, and representatives from student publications.MORE about Lunch Poems — Student Reading

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