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Lecture: Visualizing consciousness
Tuesday, September 2 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

Chimera (from The Empathics series), Saya Woolfalk, 2013This event brings New York artist Saya Woolfalk and Asian Art Museum curator Jeff Durham together to inaugurate BCSR’s new series, Berkeley Seminars in Art and Religion. Woolfalk and Durham will give visual presentations on their work and Woolfalk’s new performance responding to the Asian Art Museum’s exhibition, Enter the Mandala: Cosmic Centers and Mental Maps of Himalayan Buddhism.



Tour: Getting your bearings at the library
Tuesday, September 2 | 10-11 a.m. | Doe Library

Doe LibraryNew students are invited to take a tour of Doe Library, the Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. Get introduced to these central libraries and the student services they provide.



Exhibit: Gourmet Ghettos, Modern Food Rituals
August 28 – December 19, 2014 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

For thousands of years, food rituals have been essential to constructing and maintaining Jewish identities throughout the diaspora. But the significance of these rituals might be more pervasive than we think. Gourmet Ghettos: Modern Food Rituals explores the broader linkages between food, ritual, identity, and activism that inform Jewish life.



Exhibit: Hard Words – Memory and death in the wild west
August 25, 2014 – February 20, 2015 every day | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall Stephens Hall

Old West photoAn exhibition of Peter Koch's striking prints assembled from re-configured photographs, historical documents, manuscript journals and old newspaper engravings; accompanied by short legends written by the artist, hand-set in antique lead and wood type. The prints are accompanied by selected texts appropriated from the writings of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Ross Cox, William T. Hornaday, L.A. Huffman, Elers Koch, and others.


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Lecture: The transformation of transportation
Wednesday, September 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 310, Banatao Auditorium Sutardja Dai Hall

Dan SperlingPassenger transportation was arguably the least innovative sector in our society over the past 80 years. Passenger travel has devolved into a monoculture where the single occupant vehicle dominates all other modes. We are now on the threshold of radical change. New mobility services such as Uber and Lyft, new propulsion technologies using electricity and hydrogen, and increasing vehicle automation could transform how we travel, with the potential for a much smaller resource and environmental footprint. Dan Sperling, professor of civil engineering and environmental science at UC Davis, will discuss the state of transportation.

 Free
registration required for lunch at UC Berkeley. Register online.


Film: Alternative Visions
Wednesday, September 3 | 7 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from Alternative images animationLaura Heit’s ingenious, do-it-yourself approach to animation takes a variety of forms and formats; her films employ puppets, hand drawing, and computer animation, as well as stop motion and toy theater. In one film, a woman imagines being invisible, others pay tribute to 9/11 and a pioneering woman paleontologist. Heit will perform one of her Matchbook Shows, where she manipulates miniature puppets to enact a tiny cabaret, which is then projected onscreen. She will also discuss her book, Animation Sketchbooks, a beautiful revelation of the creative processes of fellow animators.

 $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 online, or by calling 510-642-5249.


Colloquium: Morality judgments
Wednesday, September 3 | 12-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

Joachim VosgerauPeople presume (im)morality to be a personality trait which is stable across time and domains. We assume that a person having lied to his spouse is more likely to do so again, or the same person is also more likely to embezzle public funds. Are these assumptions correct? Joachim Vosgerau, professor of marketing at the Tilburg School of Economics will test both assumptions in three experiments.



Exhibit: Geta Brătescu
July 25 – September 28, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Geta BrătescuMATRIX 254 features the work of Romanian artist Geta Brătescu (b. 1926), who has been living and working in Bucharest since the 1950s. Working across a wide range of media (graphic design, drawing, video, textiles, performance, installation, photography, and printmaking), Brătescu is a central figure in postwar Romanian art. Due primarily to Communist leader Nicolae Ceauşescu’s totalitarian regime (1967–89), which suppressed the work of avant-garde artists living and working in Romania, and the subsequent political isolation of the country, Brătescu’s work was little known to international audiences until recently. For MATRIX 254, Brătescu’s first solo exhibition in a U.S. museum, the artist presents a focused selection of key works made between the years 1977 and 2000.

 Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under),  $10 Adults (18-64),  $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Exhibit: The James Cahill Legacy
July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

One of James Cahill's paintingsThe late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. His collection became known by his studio name, Ching Yuan Chai, given to him by his own teacher, Shimada Shujiro. Today paintings associated with that studio name are among the treasures that make up the core of the BAM/PFA Chinese painting collection. In fond memory of James Cahill (1926–2014), we present this selection from the collection in tribute to his tremendous generosity and commitment to Berkeley and to BAM/PFA.

 Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under),  $10 Adults (18-64),  $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)
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Film: Fear and Desire and Killer's Kiss
Thursday, September 4 | 7 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from Fear and DesireEnjoy a classic double feature of two of Kubrick’s feature films.

Fear and Desire tells the story of a squad of soldiers stranded behind enemy lines. They are members of an unspecified army, fighting an unspecified war. We are given their names and ranks, but little more. Kubrick’s first feature film, written by future Pulitzer Prize–winner Howard Sackler, is an existentialist exercise in the meaninglessness of war, played out in an eerie zone of suspended dread.

In Killer’s Kiss Kubrick determined what murky settings in his NYC neighborhood he could exploit for a low-budget film, then had scriptwriter Howard Sackler cast a net of words over them. The result is an ever-menacing mood piece about an exhausted taxi dancer (Irene Kane) and a has-been boxer (Jamie Smith) who must endure the jealous jockeying of a nightclub owner (Frank Silvera).

 $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 online, or by calling 510-642-5249.


Seminar: The ugly reality of the internet
Thursday, September 4 | 1-2 p.m. | Room 250 Sutardja Dai Hall

Nick WeaverRanging from firewalls and devices which can't understand fragments, to buggy (and vulnerable) NATs, to DNS servers which don't really support DNS, to a mass of HTTP proxies and in-path devices which can modify traffic, to a group of network adversaries which can and do attack traffic directly from the net, the Internet is a messy, complex landscape. We've been attempting to map out the terra incognita of the Internet, including features such as cellphone-network proxies with 5 year old vulnerabilities, an inability for clients to fetch DNSSEC, and hopelessly vulnerable NATs. Nick Weaver of the International Computer Science Institute will discuss what ails the Internet.



Reception: Hard Words – memory and death in the wild west
Thursday, September 4 | 5 p.m. | Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall Stephens Hall

Sample image from exhibit Hard WordsAll are welcome at the opening reception for the exhibit, Hard Words. Striking prints assembled from re-configured photographs, historical documents;
manuscript journals and old newspaper engravings; accompanied by short legends
by the artist, hand-set in antique lead and wood type. The prints are accompanied by selected texts appropriated from the writings of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Ross Cox, William T. Hornaday, L.A. Huffman, Elers Koch, and others.



Lecture: New populism in Erdoğan's "New Turkey"
Thursday, September 4 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 340, Sultan Conference Room Stephens Hall

Sinan CiddiWhile Turkey once looked like the rising star of the Middle East, since 2011 its image has been tarnished by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's cult of personality and an increasingly authoritarian political model. Having built a strong electoral coalition across voter groups, Erdoğan's AKP government no longer feels that it has to cater to the preferences of opposition parties. Why has Erdoğan chosen to go it alone and what will Turkey look like under his presidency? Georgetown University professor of political science, Sinan Ciddi will discuss.


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Reception: The Latin American agroecology revolution
Friday, September 5 | 6 p.m. | Tamalpais Room The David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley

The expansion of agroecology in Latin America has initiated an interesting process of cognitive, technological and socio-political innovation, intimately linked to the new political scenarios such as the emergence of progressive governments and resistance movements of peasants and indigenous people. At this reception, leading agroecologists from Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru will discuss the agroecological technical and policy advances in various countries and the challenges to achieve food sovereignity in the midst of a globalized economy, corporate control of the food system and climate change.



Film: Ai Weiwei – The Fake Case
Friday, September 5 | 7 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from The Fake Case“A life lived in silence is not a life,” says Ai Weiwei, the vociferous Chinese artist who has challenged the gag order of his homeland. Eighty-one days of solitary detention left him damaged but determined to pursue free expression in a country that finds its power consolidated in the muted masses. The Fake Case follows Ai in the aftermath of imprisonment and a retaliatory lawsuit meant to silence him. Still undaunted, Ai rails against injustice on the Internet and creates his politically inflected art, such as S.A.C.R.E.D., an installation comprising scaled-down replicas of his jail cell.

 $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 online, or by calling 510-642-5249.


Film: East of Eden
Friday, September 5 | 8:50 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from East of EdenEast of Eden introduced to the screen its legendary star, James Dean. Adapted from John Steinbeck's novel, the plot transposes the story of Cain and Abel to the Salinas Valley, focusing on two brothers' rivalry for their father's affection. This film is presented as part of the PFA retrospective of James Dean.

 $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 online, or by calling 510-642-5249.


Lecture: History in grand strategy and statecraft
Friday, September 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

William InbodenWilliam Inboden is executive director of the William P. Clements, Jr. Center for History, Strategy, and Statecraft at the University of Texas-Austin and former member of the White House Security Council. In this lecture, he will discuss five strategists and their uses of history in political strategy and statecraft.


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Film: Paths of Glory
Saturday, September 6 | 6:30 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from Paths of GloryThe story of Paths of Glory is based on an actual incident in the French army involving the court-martial and execution of three soldiers scapegoated for a botched attack against well-entrenched German forces. To distract from the ill-conceived assault, the commanding officers—the pompous and unfeeling General Broulard (Adolphe Menjou) and the conniving General Mireau (George Macready)—insist on this lethal punishment.

 $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 online, or by calling 510-642-5249.


Film: The Killing
Saturday, September 6 | 8:20 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from The KillingThe best plans rarely are. The Killing flaunts Kubrick’s early fixation with entropy’s reign. His characters, in this case an ex-con named Johnny Clay (Sterling Hayden) and his de facto crime companions, plan for perfection, a two million dollar racetrack heist, but must deal with the dire fall-out as things come apart. Kubrick sketched out the plot, but had hardboiler Jim Thompson pen the patter.

 $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 online, or by calling 510-642-5249.

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Special event: Fall day of service
Sunday, September 7 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Sproul Plaza

Students volunteeringMake new friends and get to know the community by volunteering at local sites! Join the Public Service Center for the Fall Day of Service. All events will start on Sproul steps with breakfast. Lunch is also provided. Service sites include: Tilden Regional Park, Garber Park, and Gill Tract Farm. Activities include: pulling invasive plants, support the maintenance of hiking trails, and various gardening activities. There will be different tasks requiring varying levels of physical activity and ability. Please note any dietary, physical, and other limitations. Please wear closed-toed shoes with good traction, long pants, long sleeves, and layered clothing to adapt to changing Bay area temperatures.

Please register here.


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Panel discussion: Child migrants, a journey of desperation and hope
Monday, September 8 | 6 p.m. | Geballe Room (Room 220) Stephens Hall

TrainUniversity of California professors Karen Musalo, Beatriz Manz and Rosemary Joyce, and state assembly majority leader V. Manuel Perez will discuss the context, current situation, and future prospects of child migrants from Central America and Mexico. What is the background of the current situation? And what are the implications?



Lecture: How to fix Pakistan's education system
Monday, September 8 | 5-7 p.m. | 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) Stephens Hall

Anjum AltafAnjum Altaf, dean of the school of humanities and social sciences, Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan, will discuss the issues and challenges in Pakistan’s existing education system. He will also propose policy and program changes to fix what is broken.



Lecture: The death throes of the desert God
Monday, September 8 | 7:30-9 p.m. | David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley

John Perry BarlowJohn Perry Barlow’s career has spanned arts and activism as a former lyricist for the Grateful Dead and a digital freedoms proponent. In this lecture he will discuss his life and activism for freedom of expression and user privacy. Barlow joined the Grateful Dead as a lyricist in 1971 and was responsible for such hits as “The Music Never Stopped,” “Hell in a Bucket,” and “Throwing Stones.” In 1990, Barlow co-founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The EFF is committed to defending civil liberties in the digital world and has successfully fought for free expression, user privacy, and innovation through historic court cases. In response to increasing censorship and growing concern for information leakers, Barlow has also helped found the Freedom of the Press Foundation with the likes of Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, John Cusack, and Daniel Ellsberg.


Register online.


Film: Claiming our Voice
Monday, September 8 | 12-2 p.m. | 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) Stephens Hall

Film poster image for Claiming our VoiceThis screening of the documentary about South Asian domestic workers organizing in the US, Claiming our Voice, will be followed by a panel discussion on the labor issues raised by the film. The film introduces the women of Andolan, an organization founded and led by South Asian immigrant low-wage workers in New York City who organize collectively against exploitative work conditions. The film joins the women as they prepare to share their stories in a multi-lingual theater performance directed by YaliniDream. The panel discussion will include filmmaker Jennifer Pritheeva, performance artist YaliniDream and Andolan’s founder, Gulnahar Alam.


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Workshop: iPhoneography
Tuesday, October 21 | 6-9 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden

iPhone with image of flowersThe best camera is the one that is with you! Let expert iPhone photographer Yoni Mayeri show you how to capture and edit images with your iPhone. The class will cover: essential phone camera tips for optimizing digital capture, choosing subjects and framing that work best with the iPhone, best practices for saving, uploading and transferring images and using apps for basic editing and enhancing images...all done on the iPhone. Whether you shoot people, flora and fauna, landscape or abstract subjects or just want to make great images with the iPhone this class will help you take your iPhoneography to the next level.

 $60, $50 members
Register online, or by calling 510-642-7082, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu.

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Botanical garden: Garden shop holiday fete
Saturday, December 6 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden

Find beautiful and unusual gifts for the holidays at the special holiday shopping party in the botanical garden’s gift shop. There will be tastings, music and fun botanical wrapping for your gifts. Enjoy an extra 10% off your holiday purchases which directly benefit the Botanical Garden.


Register online.


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