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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | February 22 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work; Mallory Lynch, Ergonomics@Work

 Ergonomics@Work, University Health Services

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

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Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | February 22 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomic Specialist, Ergonomics@Work

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

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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.


Water's Extreme Journey at the Lawrence Hall of Science

Matrix Computations and Scientific Computing Seminar: Research Trends in Numerical Analysis

Seminar | February 22 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Joe Grcar, LBNL, retired

 Department of Mathematics

survey NA publications over the decade 1990 to 2011 using the Zentralblatt Math database. In that time, NA increases from 6

The published survey is here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03610918.2015.1056356

PopUp Exhibition: Jeremiah Lockwood on the Lost and Found Art of Cantorial Music

Lecture | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Jeremiah Lockwood’s music career began with over a decade of apprenticeship to the legendary Piedmont Blues musician Carolina Slim, playing in the subways of New York City. He also trained under his grandfather Cantor Jacob Konigsberg and performed in his choir. Jeremiah’s band, The Sway Machinery, seeks inspiration from diverse realms of experience related to the cultural geography of New York...   More >

BioE Seminar: “Peering into the “black-box” of protein signaling: quantifying protein-protein interaction kinetics and protein concentrations to computationally predict cell response?”

Seminar | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Princess Imoukhuede, University of Illinois -- Urbana Champaign

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Spring 2017 Seminar Series
Wednesday, February 22
12noon - 1:00pm
290 Hearst Mining Building

Princess Imoukhuede
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering
University of Illinois -- Urbana Champaign

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Actin and microtubule crosstalk impact cell patterning and development"

Seminar | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Magdalena Bezanilla, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Molecular Mechanisms Behind Plant Cell Growth

How cells grow, one of the most fundamental aspects of biology, remains an open question. My research program focuses on plant cells, which unlike many other eukaryotic cells are not motile. Confined by a relatively rigid cell wall, plant cells take a wide variety of shapes within tissues of the entire plant and ultimately these shapes dictate...   More >

Magdalena Bezanilla

The Berkeley Network Webinar Series: Resume Workshop: Write A Resume That Gets Results

Seminar | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Robin Reshwan, Career Writer for USNEWS.com and Founder of Collegial Services, Collegial Services

 Cal Alumni Association

Join CAA for a virtual resume workshop featuring Robin Reshwan, Founder of Collegial Services and Careers writer for USNews.com.

The average hiring manager reviews your resume for just 6 seconds before making a decision. This workshop will teach you how to craft a resume that makes a great first impression. Our tips will also cover strategies to deal with resume screening software, how a...   More >

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Noon Concert: Violin+Piano: Hrabba Altadottir, violin; Michael Orland, piano

Performing Arts - Music | February 22 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Hrabba Altadottir, violin
Michael Orland, piano
STRAVINSKY Duo Concertant
RAVEL Sonata


Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by...   More >

Environmental and Sustainability Career Series

Panel Discussion | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue Room

 Student Environmental Resource Center, Career Center, College of Natural Resources

Take a break for lunch and learn more about employers and organizations in the environment and sustainability fields. This program is a partnership between the Career Center, the College of Natural Resources and the Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC). The Alum/Employer for this session is still TBA.

Biomedical Instrumentation:: How do we measure what we want to measure, when and where we want it

Lecture | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium

 Dan Fletcher, Professor, Bioengineering, UC Berkeley

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Dr. Dan Fletcher is Purnendu Chatterjee Chair in Engineering Biological Systems in the Bioengineering Department at UC Berkeley, where his research focuses on the biophysics of cell movements and the cytoskeleton and development of biomedical devices. Recent work from his laboratory


 Free lunch available (limited #s). You must register by the Monday before the event for lunch. Register online

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Ronald Burton “Population differentiation, adaptation and speciation in the intertidal copepod Tigriopus californicus”

Seminar | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Ronald Burton, Marine Biology Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

Berkeley Summer Abroad - Switzerland Info Session

Information Session | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

In collaboration with the Haas School of Business, Berkeley Summer Abroad is offering a program in Geneva, Switzerland focusing on Business Innovation for Sustainability, Social Responsibility, and Positive Impact.

For more information, please visit http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/summerabroad/geneva.

Seven Modes of Uncertainty: Townsend Book Chat with Namwali Serpell

Lecture | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Namwali Serpell’s book Seven Modes of Uncertainty asserts that literary uncertainty is crucial to ethics because it pushes us beyond the limits of our experience.

Transport of hydrophilic molecules across membranes: from ions to proteins

Seminar | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 **Eunyong Park**, Rockefeller University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

California Countercultures: Hippie Modernism with Greg Castillo

Lecture | February 22 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An alternative cultural geography rooted in a new way of seeing the world can be extrapolated from the counterculture artifacts exhibited in Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia. “The cybernetic eye,” according to Whole Earth Catalog impresario Steward Brand, saw beyond a fragmented reality to perceive holistic systems. Rejecting the social systems inherent in cash transactions, the...   More >

 Admission to this lecture is free

Reading for Resistance: Poetry Reading

Reading - Literary | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. |  Sproul Plaza

Hosted by graduate students and faculty in Comparative Literature

 Department of Comparative Literature

Reading for Resistance is an event series at UC Berkeley which aims to mobilize the community, drawing on the force of poetry in an age of discriminatory policies and discourses. Reading for Resistance is a poetry marathon in which all members of the Berkeley community and beyond can share a poem of their choice and speak their mind.

In response to the growing pressures of discrimination,...   More >

Certificate Program in Human Resource Management Online Information Session

Information Session | February 22 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online | Note change in date

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how this certificate, approved by the Human Resource Certification Institute, can help you make the most of growing opportunities in human resource management.

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Mindfulness and Mood: Practices to Stabilize the Mind (BEUHS049)

Workshop | February 22 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Ronna Kabatznick, Ph.D.

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

Who among us hasn’t experienced difficult moods and mind states such as sadness, anxiety, dread, fear and grief? Mindfulness is a time-tested and research-based healing alternative to being dragged down into what can feel often like a bottomless pit. Paying attention to what’s happening with intention and without reactivity helps us experience difficult moods from a different perspective, one...   More >

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The Problem of Causal Mutualisms, The Promise of Polygenic Scores, and The Pervasive Divergence of Human Lives: Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | February 22 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Jeremy Freese, Professor of Sociology, Stanford University

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

Living in a Gender Creative World

Lecture | February 22 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Dr. Diane Ehrensaft will call on her work at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Child and Adolescent Gender clinic and share information about the gender affirmative model, which recognizes the complex interplay of nature, nurture, and culture that go into any one person's gender development.

Study Abroad Office Hours at the Transfer Center

Information Session | January 25 – May 3, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 1-3 p.m. | 100 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad as a transfer student? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will be holding drop-in office hours at the Transfer Student Center every Wednesdays 1-3pm this spring semester. Come learn about different programs offered, how to apply and additional services available.

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | February 22 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 115 Energy Biosciences Building | Note change in location

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Superpave Mix Design for Local Agencies

Workshop | February 21 – 23, 2017 every day | 2-4 p.m. |  Online

 Frank Farshidi, City of San Jose

 Technology Transfer Program

The SUPERPAVE mix design method is designed to replace the Hveem method. California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) started implementing the national SUPERPAVE standard for designing, specifying, and accepting pavement projects for all state jobs. The new mix design accounts for traffic loading and environmental conditions and includes a new method of evaluating the asphalt mixture. This...   More >

 This course is designed for engineers, state local agencies, consultants, contractors, maintenance supervisors, and quality control/assurance supervisors responsible for designing asphalt mixtures, material specifications, and quality control/quality assu

Topology Seminar (Main talk): Combinatorics of Legendrian Surfaces

Seminar | February 22 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Eric Zaslow, Northwestern University

 Department of Mathematics

I want to describe an approach to Legendrian surface theory using cubic planar graphs. After describing how to associated a Legendrian surface to such a graph, I will give a purely combinatorial description of the moduli space of objects in a sheaf category equivalent to the Fukaya category of Lagrangian threefolds in complex three-space with asymptotics defined by the Legendrian surface. The...   More >

Coffee Break!

Social Event | August 31, 2016 – April 26, 2017 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 2562 Bancroft Way.

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join the Coffee Break every Wednesday afternoon! Boost your global network and meetup with friends.

Coffee break, hosted by Berkeley International Office, is an informal weekly event where Cal students can connect, share stories, or learn about different culture and language. Free coffee for UCB students! Both international students and domestic students are welcome.

Understanding why: From counterfactual simulations to responsibility judgments: Interdisciplinary Cognitive Science/Computational Cognition

Colloquium | February 22 | 3 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Tobias Gerstenberg, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Psychology

Berkeley Summer Abroad - Cuba

Information Session | February 22 | 3-4 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Explore the geographical and historical transformation of Cuba from colonial times to the present day.

For more information, please visit http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/summerabroad/havana.

Poissonian rain coloring and a self-similar process of coalescing planar partitions

Seminar | February 22 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 David Aldous, U. C. Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

Plant differently colored points in the plane; then let random points (``Poisson rain") fall, and give each new point the color of the nearest existing point. Previous investigation and simulations strongly suggest that the colored regions converge (in some sense) to a random partition of the plane. We prove a weak version of this.

Vertigo | Alfred Hitchcock | United States, 1958

Film - Feature | February 22 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With a lecture from David Thomson

James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore,

A radical meditation on man’s obsession with illusion, Vertigo reflects back on itself as cinema and as a sadly ironic view of romantic love in the fifties. James Stewart was never less “romantic” than in this film; his urgency is frightening and compelling. Formally, and in its deeply...   More >

Special admission applies: General admission: $13.50. BAMPFA members: $9.50. UC Berkeley students: $7.50 65+, disabled persons, UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, and 18 & under: $10.50

The dynamic landscape of mRNA splicing

Seminar | February 22 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 **Athma Pai**, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Applied Mathematics Seminar: The Lubricated Immersed Boundary Method and Vesicle Transport into Dendritic Spines

Seminar | February 22 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Thomas Fai, Harvard

 Department of Mathematics

Many real-world examples of fluid-structure interaction, including the transit of red blood cells through the narrow slits in the spleen, involve the near-contact of elastic structures separated by thin layers of fluid. Motivated by such problems, we introduce an immersed boundary method that uses elements of lubrication theory to resolve thin fluid layers between immersed boundaries. We applying...   More >

Novel Approaches to Snowball / Respondent-Driven Sampling That Circumvent the Critical Threshold

Seminar | February 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Karl Rohe, Department of Statistics, University of Wisconsin, Madison

 Department of Statistics

Web crawling, snowball sampling, and respondent-driven sampling (RDS) are three types of network driven sampling techniques that are popular when it is difficult to contact individuals in the population of interest. This talk will show that if participants refer too many other participants, then under the standard Markov model in the RDS literature, the standard approaches do not provide "square...   More >

Seminar 291, Departmental Seminar: "Genoeconomics: A Primer and Progress Report"

Seminar | February 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Daniel Benjamin, University of Southern California

 Department of Economics

Joint with Psychology and Economics Seminar

Challenging Nanostructured Materials for Advanced Energy Devices

Colloquium | February 22 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Professor Andre Taylor, Yale University

 Department of Chemical Engineering

F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) Q and A Session

Information Session | February 22 | 4-5 p.m. |  online

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

If you are graduating soon and have questions about applying for F-1 employment eligibility after you graduate, then sign up for this ONLINE Webinar. We'll do a brief overview of the OPT application process and timelines, followed by a Question and Answer session. Prior to attending this webinar, you need to review the OPT Tutorial...   More >

Berkeley Summer Abroad - Italy Info Session

Information Session | February 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come and learn about our Italian language program in Trieste, Italy!

For more information, please visit http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/summerabroad/trieste.

Recital of Chinese Opera

Performing Arts - Music | February 22 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Peng Xu, Center for Chinese Studies postdoctoral fellow, 2016-2017

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies

《彈詞》 "The Ballad"
A Performance from Chinese opera

This famous excerpt from the poet Hong Sheng’s (1645-1704) southern drama Palace of Lasting Life (1688) consists of ten solos sung by the character Li Guinian, a former leading musician from the Pear Garden Academy at the glorious Tang (685-762) court, now a performer reduced to singing popular ballads in the...   More >

ERG Colloquium: Jim Randerson

Colloquium | February 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Jim Randerson, Chancellor's Professor, UCI Earth System Science

 Energy and Resources Group

Declarative Interaction Design for Data Visualization

Seminar | February 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 Arvind Satyanarayan, Stanford University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will introduce two new declarative languages that lower the threshold for authoring interactive visualizations, and enable higher-level reasoning about the design space of interactions.

Schedule Instability and Unpredictability and Worker and Family Health and Wellbeing

Colloquium | February 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Daniel Schneider, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

The American labor market is increasingly unequal, characterized by extraordinary returns to work at the top of the market but rising precarity and instability at the bottom of the market.

Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia

Lecture | February 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Samuel Charap, Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, International Institute for Strategic Studies

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

Disorder erupted in Ukraine in 2014, involving the overthrow of a sitting government, the Russian annexation of the Crimean peninsula, and a violent insurrection, supported by Moscow, in the east of the country. This crisis has yielded a ruinous outcome, in which all the parties are worse off and international security has deteriorated. The upshot has been systematic losses for Russia, the West,...   More >

Bowen Lectures: Lecture 1 : Galois representations and automorphic forms - an introduction to the Langlands program

Lecture | February 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 50 Birge Hall

 Michael Harris, Columbia University

 Department of Mathematics

Automorphic forms are functions on a class of homogeneous spaces that arise naturally in geometry and number theory and that enjoy particularly strong symmetry properties (the simplest non-trivial example is the circle). Galois representations are efficient ways of packaging meaningful information about solutions to polynomial equations; the cohomology of algebraic varieties provides a rich...   More >

Ankhi Mukherjee | Unseen City: Travelling Psychoanalysis and the Urban Poor

Lecture | February 22 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Ankhi Mukherjee, Professor of English and World Literatures in the Faculty of English and a Tutorial Fellow at Wadham College, University of Oxford

 Poulomi Saha, Assistant Professor of English, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of English, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

A talk by Ankhi Mukherjee, Professor of English and World Literatures in the Faculty of English and a Tutorial Fellow at Wadham College, University of Oxford

Cleverness and Drive, or the Cybernetic Fantasy of Value: R.S. Hunt's "Two Kinds of Work"

Lecture | February 22 | 5-7 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall

 Seb Franklin, Lecturer in Contemporary Literature, King's College London

 The Program in Critical Theory

In January 1951, R.S. Hunt—a British technical editor and former chemist without any university degree or diploma—sent a manuscript titled “Two Kinds of Work” to the mathematician Norbert Wiener, who did not read it. Hunt’s manuscript promises to “put metaphysics within the scope of physics.” And it claims to do so by making “such quantities as beauty, virtue, and happiness,” as well as all...   More >

Network Analysis for Ancient Archival Reconstruction: DH Fellows Lecture Series

Presentation | February 22 | 5-7 p.m. | 356 Barrows Hall

 Adam Anderson

 Literature and Digital Humanities Working Group

Spring Art and Film Series: A Borrowed Identity

Film - Feature | February 22 | 5:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room

 Sayed Kashua, Clinical Professor, Jewish Culture & Society, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 Chana Kronfeld, Professor of Modern Hebrew, Yiddish and Comparative Literature, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Department of Comparative Literature, and the Program for Jewish Studies, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

"A Borrowed Identity" examines the struggles of Arabs trying to assimilate into Israeli culture. Based on two autobiographical novels by the Arab-Israeli author and journalist Sayed Kashua, the film was directed by Eran Riklis with a script by Mr. Kashua.

Sayed Kashua will discuss his work following the screening.

IXL Learning Info-Session

Information Session | February 22 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Learn how IXL is advancing education through online technology! Join Graham and other IXL’ers as they talk about their experiences post graduation, why they chose to work in Edtech, and how you can join our team.

At IXL Learning, we’re passionate about creating the best educational technology possible. We look beyond the speci c problems of today to see the bigger picture, with the ultimate...   More >

Theoretically Speaking Series — Finding Hay in Haystacks: The Power and Limits of Randomness

Lecture | February 22 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Avi Wigderson, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

Is the universe inherently deterministic or probabilistic? Perhaps more importantly, can we tell the difference between the two?

Humanity has pondered the meaning and utility of randomness for millennia. There is a remarkable variety of ways in which we utilize perfect coin tosses to our advantage: in statistics, cryptography, game theory, algorithms, gambling... Indeed, randomness seems...   More >

Women in Tech: A Panel at the Berkeley Forum

Seminar | February 22 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 The Berkeley Forum

Despite the tech industry’s efforts towards inclusion and diversity, the number of women in some tech-related fields has plummeted. In many of the largest tech companies, women make up less than a quarter of the employee population. Women who enter the tech industry face rampant biases and stereotypes; for example, a study showed that half of women with careers in STEM fields eventually leave...   More >

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Men's Basketball vs. Oregon

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | February 22 | 6 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Basketball hosts Oregon at Haas Pavilion.

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3119 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable, safe, self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

Blockade | Sergei Loznitsa | Russia, Ukraine, 2005

Film - Feature | February 22 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

IN conversation with Sergei Loznitsa and Critic Neil Young

The subject: the siege of Leningrad during World War II. There are no words, no music, only sounds and pictures of the slowly dying city—Blockade consists entirely of silent footage of this historical event, to which Loznitsa has added an evocative soundtrack of natural sound effects. “Loznitsa has taken a different and imaginative...   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

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Memoria Del Silencio En El PaÍs De La Eterna Primavera: Tdps Workshop

Performing Arts - Theater | February 22 – 23, 2017 every day | 8-10 p.m. | Z170 Zellerbach Hall

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

MEMORIA DEL SILENCIO is a TDPS Workshop (work-in-progress) written by undergraduate Linda Girón.

MEMORIA DEL SILENCIO EN EL PAÍS DE LA ETERNA PRIMAVERA is an original play that explores the relationship between memory, trauma and how these wounds can leave a mark that flows deeper than blood. Set in the land of eternal spring, in a town where the population of ghosts outnumber the living,...   More >

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


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 >

Hippie Modernism: Cinema and Counterculture, 1964–1974

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 11 – May 13, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Cinema’s radical streak goes back to its earliest beginnings, but the period explored in Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia was an unusually fertile time for politically charged, aesthetically innovative filmmaking. Encompassing documentary, fiction, and experimental cinema—often in the course of a single feature—the films in this series intersected with and...   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

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.

Literatura de Cordel in Moffitt Library

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 16 – June 30, 2017 every day |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library


This exhibition highlights a collection of Brazilian chapbooks or Literatura
de Cordel in the Moffitt Library. These chapbooks are still produced for
mass consumption in the Northeastern Brazil. These are called literature de
cordel as they are hung from a cord in the book-stands so that the consumers
can browse them and select them according to their desires. There are
several themes that...   More >

Los Calendarios: Chicano Art Posters

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 17 – March 6, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 30 Stephens Hall

 Ethnic Studies Library

The blue walls of the Ethnic Studies Library display the work of eleven Chicana/o artists, including Patricia Rodriguez, Francisco X. Camplis, Jose Montoya, Irene Perez, etc. There are 8 works from 1975 and 3 from 1977, so these are part of the Chicano Movement era. Each piece is a political, social or artistic statement while providing a calendar month as well. Display is available for viewing...   More >

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 >