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Friday, February 10, 2017

Circulating Health: Mediatization and the (Im)Mobilization of Medical Subjects and Objects

Conference/Symposium | February 9 – 10, 2017 every day | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room

 Charles L. Briggs, Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Daniel C. Hallin, Communication, UC San Diego; Nick Couldry, Media, Communications and Social Theory, London School of Economics and Political Science; Adele Clarke, Sociology and History of Health Sciences, UC San Francisco; Sheldon Ungar, Sociology, University of Toronto; Mohan Dutta, Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore; Rose Marie Beck, African Studies, Leipzig; Leo Chávez, Anthropology, UC Irvine; Michael Schudson, Journalism, Columbia University; Julia Sonnevend, Communication Studies, University of Michigan; Geert Jacobs, Linguistics, University of Ghent; Richard Besser, ABC News; Lori Dorfman, UCB School of Public Health and the Berkeley Media Studies Group; Edward Wasserman, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, Institute of International Studies, Department of Anthropology, Graduate School of Journalism, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Public Health, School of, Folklore Program

This interdisciplinary, international conference features scholars from Belgium, Canada, Germany, Singapore, the UK, and the USA. The conference explores intersections between health and media.

Thursday, February 9 | 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Friday, February 10 | 9:00am - 4:30m

$FREE

  Registration opens December 20. Register online or by calling 510-642-0813, or by emailing bcsm@berkeley.edu by February 8.

Pac-12 Student-Training Session

Information Session | February 10 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Haas Pavilion, Club Room & in the Pac-12 TV Truck Behind Haas

Pac-12 Networks, Pac-12 Networks

 Pac-12 Networks

The Pac-12 Networks is conducting a student-training session on Friday, Feb. 10, at Haas Pavilion for those interested in the sports television industry. This free event is open to UC Berkeley students. The training consists of a tour/training of a mobile truck control room, hands on camera training, and a Q&A panel with Pac-12 Staff members, after which the Pac-12 will provide lunch.

 Free

  Registration opens February 8. Register online by February 10.

Essig Brunch: Prof. Fang Ouyang, ESPM Dept.: Population dynamics of an insect (Cotton Bollworm: Helicoverpa armigera), their driving factors and management strategy in a biologically-diversified landscape ecosystem

Seminar | February 10 | 10-11 a.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Prof. Fang Ouyang, Visiting Professor, ESPM Dept., UC Berkeley

 Entomology, Essig Museum of, Entomology Students' Organization

The Entomology Students' Organization is pleased to present the Essig Brunch, UC Berkeley's only entomology-themed seminar series. Join us once a week to hear about exciting new research on a broad range of insect-related topics, from evolution to conservation to ecology to pest management, and much more. Refreshments are provided and all are welcome!

Water's Extreme Journey

Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphins—all while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.

$10–12 Water's Extreme Journey is included with your admission. Free for members.

 http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/visit/hours_cost_location.

Water's Extreme Journey at the Lawrence Hall of Science

Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for post graduation social engagement projects

Information Session | February 10 | 10-11 a.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall

 Mary Crabb, Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize supports intellectual and creative pursuits that heighten awareness of issues of social consciousness and contribute to the public good. The award gives engaged students the opportunity to extend and reflect upon their undergraduate work at Berkeley by undertaking a socially engaged project after their graduation.

Several prizes may be awarded, each...   More >

An Introduction to Seed Propagation

Lecture | February 10 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come learn about seed basics, seed treatment, sowing, and aftercare. After an overview of seed propagation of the Garden Collection, Susan Malisch, Garden Propagator, will share general information and tips for starting your own successful seedlings at home. The workshop includes a hands-on seed activity.

$20, $10 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Husserlian Phenomenology and Darwinian Evolutionary Biology: Complementarities, Exemplifications, and Implications

Seminar | February 10 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Maxine Sheets-Johnstone, University of Oregon

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Descriptive foundations and a concern with origins are integral to both Husserlian phenomenology and Darwinian evolutionary biology. The complementary aspects are rooted in the lifeworld as it is experienced. Detailed specifications of the complementary aspects testify to a mutual relevance of phenomenology to evolutionary biology and of evolutionary biology to phenomenology. Exemplifications of...   More >

Maps and More: Mapping the Dakota Access Pipeline

Tour/Open House | February 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 50 McCone Hall

 Library

This event is a collaboration of the Ethnic Studies Library, Geography graduate students, and the Earth Sciences & Map Library. We will feature maps of oil and gas infrastructure, as well as ones that illustrate the region's complex history and dynamics. Cartographer Molly Roy will also give a short introduction to her research and process in creating her map.

Berkeley Summer Abroad - Poland, Germany, and the Czech Republic Info Session

Information Session | February 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Travel across multiple countries and explore the limits of coexistence in both the "old" and "new" Europe.

The program focuses on both historical and contemporary minorities: the Jews of Europe and most specifically Poland; the Roma of Northern Bohemia; the Vietnamese in Prague, the Turkish in Germany and recent refugees across European Union member states.

For more information, please...   More >

Poland’s Transition after Socialism: A Roundtable Discussion

Panel Discussion | February 10 | 12-1:45 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Leszek Balcerowicz, Professor of Economics; Former Chairman of the National Bank of Poland and Former Deputy Prime Minister of Poland, College of Europe; Anna Grzymala-Busse, Michelle and Kevin Douglas Professor of International Studies, Senior Fellow at Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University; Anthony Levitas, Visiting Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

Three leading scholars will discuss Poland's transition from communism to its present-day position as a member of the European Union.

Getting Started With Mendeley: A Citation Management Workshop

Workshop | February 10 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room

 Becky Miller, Bioscience and Natural Resources Library

 Library

Mendeley is a reference manager that enables you to organize, read, share, annotate, and cite your research papers.

This hands-on workshop will begin with a brief overview of Mendeley and its features followed by time to practice importing citations and creating bibliographies. Experienced users are welcome to come with their Mendeley questions!

Jacobs Design Conversations: Kate Sofis

Lecture | February 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Kate Sofis

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

SFMade CEO Kate Sofis will speak at Jacobs Hall.

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | February 10 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be on 2/10, and 5/5, Samba will be on 3/3 and Polynesian/Hula will be on 4/7 and 6/2. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) - Research Application Workshop

Workshop | February 10 | 1-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Get started on your research applications!

Join the Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) program for an application workshop. UROC ambassadors and experienced student researchers will help you get started with your applications.

Data Carpentry: Training to Enable More Effective and Reproducible Research

Lecture | February 10 | 1:10-2:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Although petabytes of data are now available, most scientific disciplines are failing to translate this sea of data into scientific advances. The missing step between data collection and research progress is a lack of training for scientists in crucial skills for effectively and reproducibly managing and analyzing large amounts of data. Already faced with a deluge of data, researchers themselves...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Determining Atomic Coordinates in 3D by Atomic Electron Tomography: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 10 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Dr. Peter Ercius, LBNL Molecular Foundry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

This talk will cover recent developments and future directions of Atomic Electron Tomography (AET) at the Molecular Foundry, which will be critical to our understanding of the atomic structure of complex materials systems.

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Flows for Hamiltonian ODE with Randomness II

Seminar | February 10 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In these talks I show how a random translation of a Hamiltonian vector field improves the regularity of its flow.

Composition Colloquium: Ed Campion

Conference/Symposium | February 10 | 3 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.) | Note change in location

 Department of Music

Composition Colloquium: Ed Campion

Edmund J. Campion was born in Dallas, Texas in 1957. He received his Doctorate degree in composition at Columbia University and attended the Paris Conservatory where he worked with composer Gérard Grisey. In 1993, he created the piece Losing Touch (Billaudot Editions, Paris) at IRCAM ( L’Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique) he was...   More >

MENA Salon

Workshop | February 3 – May 5, 2017 every Friday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

On Fridays at 3:00 during the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge.

Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | February 10 | 3-4 p.m. | 406 Davis Hall

 Dr. Lucas Bastien, Berkeley CEE

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

On Dwelling in the Linguacene: Where Hypomnesic Monolingualism to Reactionary Multilingualism

Lecture | February 10 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)

 David Gramling, Assistant Professor of German Studies, University of Arizona

 Berkeley Language Center

TBD

The Center for Technology, Society & Policy

Seminar | February 10 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Elaine Sedenberg & Jennifer King

 Information, School of

Co-directors Elaine Sedenberg and Jen King will give updates about the second year of the Center for Technology, Society & Policy, including successes and lessons learned from the inaugural year. The talk will include ideas for the upcoming year on engaging young scholars and expanding the role of the "citizen technologist" in the public roles. The talk...   More >

Coordinated Decentralized Optimal Control for Connected and Automated Vehicles

Lecture | February 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Andreas Malikopoulos, University of Delaware

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: Recognition of the necessity for connecting vehicles to their surroundings is gaining momentum. In this “new world” of massive amounts of data from vehicles and infrastructure, what we used to model as uncertainty (noise or disturbance) for traffic becomes extra state information in a much higher-dimensional vector. Connected and automated vehicles provide the most intriguing...   More >

Function follows Form?: Synthesis and Application of Metal Nanostructures

Seminar | February 10 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Sara Skrabalak, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University

 College of Chemistry

The importance of molecular structure to molecular function is a central tenet in modern chemistry, with the lock-and-key model of enzyme activation representing a classic example. Likewise, the function of inorganic nanomaterials depends on a number of structural parameters that include crystallite size and shape as well as architecture (e.g., hollow versus solid). To realize the function of...   More >

On Dangerous Ground | Nicholas Ray | United States, 1951

Film - Feature | February 10 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan, Ward Bond, Ed Begley,

Ray's study of the vigilante mentality is here personified in one pent-up, brutalizing city cop, Jim Wilson (Robert Ryan), exiled to a wintry town where a mentally disturbed killer is being protected by his sister (Ida Lupino) and the townsfolk are out for blood. Lupino plays a blind woman; we hear her before we see her, and the deep...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Information Session | February 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC-Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

Lacrosse vs. Denver

Sport - Intercollegiate - Lacrosse | February 10 | 5 p.m. |  Memorial Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Lacrosse hosts Denver in conference action at Memorial Stadium.

Cal Alumni Club of the Peninsula: Chinese New Years Banquet

Social Event | February 10 | 6 p.m. |  China Village Restaurant

  600 Ralston Ave,, Belmont, CA 94002

 Cal Alumni Club of the Peninsula

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with the Cal Alumni Club of the Peninsula. Join fellow Cal Alumni as we feast on a traditional Chinese Banquet and listen to club members explain the significance and symbolism of this long time tradition.

$35 Early registration Before 1/26/17, $40 after deadline

  Buy tickets online

Women's Basketball vs. Utah

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | February 10 | 6 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Basketball hosts Utah at Haas Pavilion.

One-Eyed Jacks | Marlon Brando US, 1961

Film - Feature | February 10 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Timothy Carey,

Marlon Brando and Karl Malden fill the boots of Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett (thinly disguised as “Rio” and “Dad Longworth”) in Brando’s Freudian epic, dubbed by reviewers “one of the first antihero Westerns.” Real cowboys, aging starlets, a twenty-nine-year-old Stanley Kubrick, and the stunning Central California coastline round out the...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons $12 General admission

What are you willing to do?: Fundraiser for NoDAPL and Climate Activists who Shutdown Oil Pipelines

Special Event | February 10 | 7 p.m. | 145 Dwinelle Hall

Diablo Rising Tide, Diablo Rising Tide

 American Cultures, Diablo Tide Rising

No one turned away for lack of funds.

Five climate activists are willing to go to jail for
decades to stop climate change. What are we willing
to do? How important is it to support these types of
actions?

The 7 Fingers (Les 7 Doigts de la Main): Cuisine and Confessions

Performing Arts - Theater | February 10 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Bringing the aesthetics of classical theater to the realm of the contemporary circus, the fearless performers of Seven Fingers explore life's big questions while preparing food on a set equipped with a functional kitchen. Their latest creation, Cuisine and Confessions, mixes circus arts, avant-garde dance, theater, and cooking-show satire: "This playful and participatory show is a piece of pure...   More >

starting at $30

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra: works by BARTÓK, NIELSEN, and STRAUSS

Performing Arts - Music | February 10 – 11, 2017 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

University Symphony Orchestra
David Milnes, music director
Ashley Kim, flute
BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra
NIELSEN, Flute Concerto
STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the orchestra has provided students and other members...   More >

$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Protecting the New Wonderland: The Origins of the National Park Service

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26, 2016 – April 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases & 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Signed by President Woodrow Wilson in August 1916, the Organic Act created the National Park Service, the federal bureau that protects our national parks and monuments. Several UC Berkeley alumni with conservationist interests and the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco played key roles in its development. This exhibition explores the origins of the NPS with materials...   More >

Beyond Tintin and Superman: The Diversity of Global Comics

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 19, 2016 – April 23, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library

You are invited to this exhibit of comics and graphic novels owned by the UC Berkeley Library. These materials often reflect the socioeconomic, ideological and political realities of the societies in which they are produced. To highlight these diverse realities, and to celebrate our differences, this exhibit presents a selection of comics and graphic novels published in many countries.

We...   More >

Guerra Civil at 80

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 1, 2016 – July 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Marking the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, the exhibition Guerra Civil @ 80 features selections from The Bancroft Library's Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Bay Area Post records and photographic collections, along with posters, books, pamphlets, and other ephemera. A visual and textual display of the struggle to defend the Second Spanish Republic, the...   More >

Andy Warhol: Still Lifes and Portraits

Exhibit - Multimedia | November 23, 2016 – March 12, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A prominent figure of the American Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol (1928–1987) was one of the first to integrate fine art with celebrity culture, media spectacle, and mass production. This exhibition presents a selection of new gifts to BAMPFA from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, on view here for the first time, alongside previous gifts to the collection. The prints on display span...   More >

 Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons $12 General admission

War Ink: California Veterans Exhibit

Exhibit - Photography | November 1, 2016 – May 1, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery (east wing)

 Cal Veteran Services Center

Photographs from the celebrated War Ink Project will be on display in Berkeley’s Doe Library in November. The exhibit features striking images of tattoos that express the impact of combat experiences on California veterans. Jason Deitch, co-creator of War Ink and a Cal veteran, hopes the display will “bridge the divide between the veterans and civilian communities.” The project is “both exhibit...   More >

Designs from a Distance

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 30 – May 19, 2017 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

CLOSES May 19. This exhibit features design and planning projects on six continents by architects based in the San Francisco Bay Area and held by the Environmental Design Archives.

The Gift to Sing: Highlights of the Leon F. Litwack and Bancroft Library African American Collections

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 23, 2016 – February 17, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery

 Bancroft Library

For decades professor emeritus of history Leon F. Litwack has been accumulating what is arguably the world’s finest private collection of books on African American history and culture. This exhibition displays highlights of the collection that will be coming to The Bancroft Library as a bequest. The Litwack collection is particularly noteworthy for its Harlem Renaissance first editions in...   More >

Plants Illustrated 2017 : Seeds and Seed Vessels

Exhibit - Painting | February 10 – 21, 2017 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The Northern California Society of Botanical Artists return to the Garden to showcase Botanical Art representing seeds and seed vessels.

I-Tal-Yah: An Island of Divine Dew: Italian Crossroads in Jewish Culture

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 30, 2016 – June 30, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way), Warren Hellman & Charles Michael Galleries

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Never before the creation of the State of Israel did Jews of so many origins live together, and in such a stimulating environment, as they did in the land they soon started calling in Hebrew i-tal-yah, an “Island of Divine Dew”. The exhibition highlights Italian Jewish art and artifacts from The Magnes Collection.

The Power of Attention: Magic and Meditation in Hebrew "shiviti" Manuscript Art

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 24 – June 23, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Created from the early-modern period and into the present, shiviti manuscripts are found in Hebrew prayer books, ritual textiles, and on the walls of synagogues and homes throughout the Jewish diaspora. Wrestling with ways to externalize the presence of God in Jewish life, these documents center upon the graphic representation of God's ineffable four-letter Hebrew name, the Tetragrammaton, and...   More >

From the Photographer’s Archive: Roman Vishniac

Exhibit - Photography | January 24 – June 20, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The work of Roman Vishniac (1897-1990), a Russian-born photographer, most notable for his documentary photographs of Jewish life in Eastern Europe in the years immediately preceding its destruction, has been celebrated in exhibitions and publications since the 1940s. Following the photographer's death, his daughter, Mara Vishniac Kohn, became the executor of Roman Vishniac’s estate. In 2007, the...   More >

Darwin (Evolution) Day

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 10 | 12-6 p.m. | 1170 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Entomology, Essig Museum of

Visit the Essig for special behind-the-scenes tours of our museum in the Valley Life Sciences Building. See specimens from the Galapagos such as finches, rodents, a marine iguana, and tortoise shell; herbarium specimens, live orchids and insectivorous plants; and learn how Darwin and other naturalists improved our understanding of how evolution works in the natural world.