<< Wednesday, April 05, 2017 >>

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 4 – December 6, 2017 the first Wednesday of the month every month with exceptions |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Point Blue Conservation SCB Field Trip

Tour/Open House | April 5 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Palomarin Field Station

 Society for Conservation Biology - Berkeley Chapter

Society for Conservation Biology - Berkeley Chapter is hosting a site visit to Point Blue Conservation Science's Palomarin Field Station and Petaluma headquarters to learn about bird banding and to meet and network with scientists at this conservation NGO. Event open to all, but attendance is by RSVP only.

2017 Bay Area WASH symposium: On water, health, and sanitation

Conference/Symposium | April 5 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Urban WASH

A student-led conference on water, health, and sanitation

 Attendance is by invitation only.

Resilience and Renewal (BEUHS016)

Workshop | April 5 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Dana Walsh, MFT, CEAP, Employee Assistance, Be well at Work - Employee Assistance; Kathy Mendoca, Talent + Organizational Performance (TOP)

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

External stressors are real, yet how we choose to view, experience and manage them is an internal process. To maintain a healthy level of stress, we must cultivate an ability to remain flexible and open in order to adapt and adjust to challenges. This workshop will examine common traits of resilient people, and explore ways to strengthen our own resiliency skills, while introducing the concept of...   More >

  Register online

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | April 5 | 9:30-11:30 a.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 >

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

Spring Science Days 2017

Special Event | April 1 – 9, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Every day during Spring Science Days is an opportunity to learn something new about Earth’s oceans, lakes, rivers, and other waterways. Discover what it means to be part of the water ecosystem, and explore how you can help us protect this important resource.

$12 Adults, $10 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff

Forces That Shape the Bay

2017 COEH-CE Webinar Series: Climate Change and Health with Kent Pinkerton, PhD

Seminar | April 5 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. |  Webinar

 Dr. Kent Pinkerton, Director of the Center for Health and the Environment, UC Davis

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health Continuing Education (COEH-CE) Program

Changes in climate and increases in the frequency of extreme climate events are predicted to adversely affect human health in a variety of ways. In this webinar Dr. Kent Pinkerton, Director of the Center for Health and the Environment at UC Davis, will provide an overview of the public health effects of climate change.

On completion of this webinar participants will be able...   More >

$0 Free Webinar, $30 CE Credit

  Enrollment opens February 24. Enroll online or by calling 510-643-7277, or by emailing info@coehce.org by April 5.

Matrix Computations and Scientific Computing Seminar: Interpolative Separable Density Fitting Decomposition for Accelerating Hybrid Density Functional Calculations with Applications to Defects in Large Scale Silicon

Seminar | April 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Wei Hu, LBNL

 Department of Mathematics

Kohn-Sham density functional theory (KSDFT) is the most powerful tool for performing ab initio electronic structure calculations to study the structural and electronic properties of molecules, solids and liquids in quantum chemistry and materials science. However, as the key ingredient in the KSDFT calculations, the exchange and correlation functional to determine the accuracy must be...   More >

Sacred Founders: Women, Men, and Gods in the Discourse of Imperial Founding, Rome through Early Byzantium

Reading - Nonfiction | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220

 Diliana Angelova, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley Departments of History and History of Art

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Diliana Angelova, associate professor in the Departments of History and History of Art, is a scholar of early Christian and Byzantine art. Sacred Founders explores deep continuities between the ancient and medieval worlds, and recovers a forgotten transformation in female imperial power.

Sacred Founders (UC Press, 2015) asserts that from the time of Augustus through early Byzantium, a...   More >

BioE Seminar: “Probing the biophysical regulation of de novo tumor microenvironment”

Seminar | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Kandice Tanner, National Institutes of Health

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Spring 2017 Seminar Series

Wednesday, April 5
12noon - 1:00pm
290 Hearst Mining Building

“Probing the biophysical regulation of de novo tumor microenvironment”

Kandice Tanner
Tissue Morphodynamics Unit, Laboratory for Cell Biology,
Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute,
National Institutes of Health

Metastasis to distant organs remains the lethal outcome in most...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Rauri Bowie (seminar title TBA)

Seminar | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Rauri Bowie, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

 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 >

Romance outside Europe

Colloquium | April 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 4226 Dwinelle Hall

Romance Linguistics Working Group & Francophone Studies Working Group, Romance Linguistics Working Group & Francophone Studies Working Group

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

The Romance Linguistics Working Group and Francophone Studies Working Group are pleased to announce an upcoming mini-colloquium, set for April 5, 2017. The theme of our event is "Romance outside Europe."

  RSVP by emailing sokrat.postoli@berkeley.edu by April 3.

Certificate Program in Human Resource Management Online Information Session

Information Session | April 5 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 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.

  Register online

Codex Painting Practices and Technological Traditions in Ancient Mesoamerica: Non-Invasive Scientific Analyses of Pre-Hispanic and Early Colonial Pictorial Manuscripts

Lecture | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Davide Domenici, Assistant Professor, University of Bologna, Department of History and Cultures

 Archaeological Research Facility

Non-invasive scientific analyses recently performed by the European mobile laboratory MOLAB on a number of pre-Hispanic and early colonial pictorial Mesoamerican manuscripts allowed us to chemically characterize their material compositions, significantly deepening our knowledge of Mesoamerican codex painting practices. Davide Domenici, a Mesoamericanist from the University of Bologna (Italy)...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Micro Seminar: "The ancestral human microbiome: the evolution and ecology of our microbial self"

Seminar | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Christina Warinner, University of Oklahoma

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

I am interested in evolutionary medicine and how understanding the ways in which humans have co-evolved with environments, diets, and pathogens allows us to better understand health and disease. My research draws on the methods and theoretical frameworks of several fields, including: molecular biology, archaeology, archaeogenetics (ancient DNA), stable isotope-based paleodietary and...   More >

Christina Warinner

IRLE Spring Seminar: The Dynamics of Household Economic Security Around A Birth

Seminar | April 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, IRLE Director's Room

 2521 Channing Way

 Alexandra Stanczyk, Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

Newborns require a lot of resources. And with the changes in income composition that come with a birth, many families face financial uncertainty. This has implications for children’s health and development, women’s economic security, and public program design. This research finds that households see significant and enduring declines in economic security before and after a birth, with especially...   More >

  RSVP by emailing charlotterutty@berkeley.edu

Austria and Migration: The Current Refugee Crisis in Historical Perspective

Lecture | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Dirk Rupnow, Dirk Rupnow, Head of the Institute for Contemporary History, University of Innsbruck & Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair Professor at Stanford University

 Institute of European Studies

Migration is the single biggest challenge for European countries and the European Union today. It is closely linked to questions of (national) identity, social pluralism, and diversity. The talk focuses on Austria as an example and puts the current so-called „refugee crisis“ in the context of the broader history of the postwar Austrian Republic. It discusses the status of migration in the...   More >

Improving Solar Energy Delivery to Homes

Lecture | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium

 Cindi Choi, Senior Director, Global Strategy & Business Development, SunPower

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Cindi Choi is the Senior Director, Global Strategy & Business Development at SunPower.


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

Sacred Founders: Women, Men, and Gods in the Discourse of Imperial Founding, Rome through Early Byzantium: Townsend Book Chat with Diliana Angelova. Intro by Thomas Laqueur.

Lecture | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Sacred Founders argues that from the time of Augustus through early Byzantium, a discourse of "sacred founders” helped legitimate the authority of the emperor and his family. Introduction by Thomas Laqueur.

California Countercultures: Art/Politics/Aesthetics (notes from the field) with Stephanie Syjuco

Lecture | April 5 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Working primarily in sculpture and installation, her projects leverage open-source systems, shareware logic, and flows of capital, in order to investigate issues of economies and empire. Most recently she has been engaged in the research and dissemination of fabric banners, sharing imagery and slogans patterns for protest

Admission to this lecture is free.

  Buy tickets online

PopUp Exhibition: Ira Fink on El Lissitzky’s Had Gadya: Context and Meaning

Lecture | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Alongside a distinguished career in college and university planning, Ira Fink has assembled a significant research collection of books on synagogue architecture and Jewish ceremonial art. A graduate of UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Dr. Fink’s family collection includes one of the few surviving sets of the eleven lithographs of...   More >

Noon Concert: University Symphony Orchestra Concerto

Performing Arts - Music | April 5 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

University Symphony Orchestra Concerto
David Milnes, music director
Lauren Washburn, clarinet
Cindy COX A Year (US Premiere)
Scott RUBIN Kerosene Palace (World Premiere)
DEBUSSY Première rhapsodie


Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts...   More >

Science of Synthesis seminar

Workshop | April 5 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Hildebrand Hall, Seminar Room 100F, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library

 Dr. M. Fiona Shortt de Hernandez, Managing Editor, Thieme Science of Synthesis


The Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library will be hosting a workshop led by representatives from Thieme on finding reliable chemical transformations using Science of Synthesis.

  Registration opens March 20. Register online by April 5.

Marriage, birth timing, poverty and health: Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | April 5 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Demography Seminar Room

 Philip Cohen, Professor, Sociology, University of Maryland

 Population Science, Department of Demography

Deception and Trust in a Post-Truth World

Colloquium | April 5 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall | Canceled

 Jeff Hancock, Professor, Stanford University

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

How is the rewiring of communication in the network age changing how we deceive and trust one another? How can we trust that news story, or a hotel’s online review, or that text message about someone being on their way? In this talk we’ll go over how principles from psychology and communication intersect deception and trust with technology. We’ll cover the state-of-the-art in deception detection...   More >

Learning from Legends: Ronn Guidi in conversation with Margaret Jenkins

Lecture | April 5 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94705

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Oakland Ballet Company founder Ronn Guidi in conversation with Margaret Jenkins of the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company as OLLI @Berkeley celebrates local legends of the Fourth Age (80 and above) who continue to lead their diverse disciplines.

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.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | February 1, 2017 – December 5, 2018 the first Wednesday of the month every month 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 >

Women's Tennis vs. Sacramento State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Tennis | April 5 | 2 p.m. |  Hellman Tennis Center

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Tennis hosts Sacramento State at Hellman Tennis Complex.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Thin position and additive invariants of knots

Seminar | April 5 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Scott Taylor, Colby College

 Department of Mathematics

Seifert genus and bridge number are classical knot invariants that detect the unknot and are additive under connected sum. Other classical knot invariants such as tunnel number, higher genus bridge number, and Gabai width have more complicated stories. I'll review the definitions of these invariants and their (non-)additivity properties. Additionally, I'll explain Scharlemann-Thompson thin...   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.

Berkeley Grad Slam Championship

Special Event | April 5 | 3-5:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

 Tim Day, Flannery / Schaffer Lab

 Graduate Division

See eight graduate student semi-finalists compete to be the Berkeley Champion!
Everyone is invited to cheer on graduate students as they present their three-minute research talks! While a panel of distinguished judges ascertains the top two winners, audience members will have the opportunity to vote a “people’s choice” winner.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
3 – 5:30 pm
309 Sproul Hall
FREE and...   More >

Applied Mathematics Seminar: A Causal Five-Field Theory of Dissipative Relativistic Fluid Dynamics

Seminar | April 5 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Heinrich Freistuehler, University of Konstanz

 Department of Mathematics

In the absence of dissipation, relativistic fluid dynamics is described by a five-field theory, namely, in terms of three velocity and two thermodynamic variables that are governed by the Euler system, five partial differential equations that determine the spatiotemporal evolution of these five fields from general initial data. Regarding the modeling of dissipation, i.e., viscosity and heat...   More >

Writing and Thinking in Two+ Languages: Interview with Adriana Lisboa

Lecture | April 5 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Award-winning Brazilian novelist and poet Adriana Lisboa speaks in conversation with Professor Candace Slater (Spanish & Portuguese) about the work of writing and translation.

The role of apolipoprotein AIV in glucose homeostasis

Seminar | April 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Patrick Tso, University of Cincinnati

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

CDIPS Data Science Workshop Info Session

Information Session | April 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Doe Library, 190 (Berkeley Institute for Data Science)

 Career Development Initiative in the Physical Sciences

The 5th annual CDIPS Data Science Workshop will run July 15-August 5. Teams of 3-4 graduate students and postdocs will work on a data science project under the guidance of an industry mentor for 3 weeks. Hours are flexible, but you must be able to commit to at least 20 hours per week, and attend both the opening and closing. We're also planning some strongly recommended activities during some...   More >

ERG Colloquium: Nate Aden: Taking the Man out of Manufacturing: The Role of Industrial Transformation in Addressing Climate Change

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

 Nate Aden

 Energy and Resources Group

As the primary means for growth and development over the past two centuries, industry has played a central role in generating our current Anthropocene. The increasing impacts of climate change bring the industrial sector to the fore as the largest emitter of greenhouse gases and as a potential manufacturer of transformational technologies and infrastructure. The U.S. industrial sector is...   More >

Stereotype Threat and Identity Threat: The Science of A Diverse Community: The why, what, and how of making diverse learning communities effective for all.

Panel Discussion | April 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 Dr. Claude Steele, University of California, Berkeley

 Dr. Waldo Martin, Jr., University of California, Berkeley; Dr. Eva Nogales, University of California, Berkeley

 Division of Biological Sciences

Please join us for an important discussion on Stereotype and Identity Threat led by Professor Claude Steele of Psychology, followed by a panel discussion with Professor Waldo Martin, Jr. of American History and Citizenship and Professor Eva Nogales of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology.

This event is sponsored by the Division of Biological Sciences, who welcomes the campus...   More >

  Registration opens March 16. Register online by March 29.

On Extended Admissible Procedures and their Nonstandard Bayes Risk

Seminar | April 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Daniel M. Roy, Dept. of Statistics, University of Toronto

 Department of Statistics

For finite parameter spaces under finite loss, every Bayes procedure derived from a prior with full support is admissible, and every admissible procedure is Bayes. This relationship already breaks down once we move to finite-dimensional Euclidean parameter spaces. Compactness and strong regularity conditions suffice to repair the relationship, but without these conditions, admissible procedures...   More >

View from the Top: Dan Rasky: Lessons Learned from Disrupting the Civilian Aerospace Industry

Lecture | April 5 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor

 Dan Rasky, Senior Scientist, Founder & Chief, Space Portal Office, NASA

 College of Engineering, American Nuclear Society student chapter

Softball vs. St. Mary's

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 5 | 4 p.m. |  Levine-Fricke Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Softball hosts St. Mary's at Levine-Fricke Field.

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Additive Invariants of Knots, Links, and Spatial Graphs in 3-manifolds.

Seminar | April 5 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Scott Taylor, Colby College

 Department of Mathematics

Tunnel number, higher genus bridge number, and Gabai width are classical knot invariants that are additive under connected sum for some classes of knots, but not for others. I'll explain variations of these classical invariants that are defined for almost all (3-manifold, graph) pairs, that detect the unknot in the 3-sphere, and that are additive under connected sum and trivalent vertex sum. The...   More >

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Will the Market Fix the Market? A Theory of Stock Exchange Competition and Innovation"

Seminar | April 5 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C325 Cheit Hall

 Eric Budish, University of Chicago

 Department of Economics

(joint with Economic Analysis and Policy Group Seminar)

SEEDJAM Tech Expo 2017

Conference/Symposium | April 5 | 5-9 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 The House

Featured speakers include the Founders & CEO's of Postmates, Quora, Tanium, and Figma.

SEEDJAM is an annual exposition of all the innovative products coming out of startups at Berkeley and beyond. Every year exhibitors come to UC Berkeley to demonstrate the latest and greatest in technology.

An annual exposition of the latest in Cal technology and entrepreneurship.

Israeli Artists in Conversation with Israel: International Conference on Israeli Art and Society

Conference/Symposium | April 5 | 5:30-9 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

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

How do differing artistic mediums uncover, make visible, or refocus the places where people, things, or ideas come together, cross paths, or mix-up, even if only for a moment?

This conference focuses on what is cutting edge in the arts and culture world in Israel – slicing across a broad cross-section of the arts from film to music to dance to visual culture to theater and performing arts –...   More >

  Register online

The Reluctant Fundamentalist | New Directions in Indian Cinema: Featuring Films by Acclaimed Film Director, Mira Nair

Film - Series | April 5 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Institute for South Asia Studies

A film based off of Mohsin Hamid's novel that tells the story of about conflicting ideologies where perception and suspicion have the power to determine life or death.

  RSVP online

Intro to California Taxes

Workshop | April 5 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | International House, Sproul Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Representatives from the California Tax Franchise Board will present on how to determine your California state tax residency and complete your nonresident alien tax forms. Collect your tax report forms (W-2 and/or 1042-S forms and/or 1099) and follow along as they take you through a step-by- step example for filing your state tax return.

*Please complete your federal tax return via GTP before...   More >

Antinoupolis, yesterday and today

Lecture | April 5 | 5:30 p.m. | Doe Library, 101 (Morrison Library)

 Rosario Pintaudi, Director, Excavations of the Istituto Papirologico “G. Vitelli” (Università degli Studi di Firenze) at Antinoupolis, Università di Messina/Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana

 Center for the Tebtunis Papyri

In this illustrated lecture, Professor Pintaudi will discuss the history and current excavations of Antinoupolis, the magnificent city (later a provincial capital) that the Emperor Hadrian founded in Middle Egypt near the site at which his favorite Antinoos drowned in AD 130. Professor Pintaudi has been excavating at the site for nearly two decades.

Artist Talk: Local Color: Seeing Place Through Watercolor

Special Event | April 5 | 6-7 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a lovely evening with author and artist Mimi Robinson as she reads from her new book "Local Color: Seeing Place Through Watercolor." This book talk will be accompanied by a music soundtrack with performing artist Joyce Kouffman. Books will be available for purchase. Light refreshments provided.

Free with Garden Admission

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

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

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

ARCH Lecture: Michael Maltzan

Lecture | April 5 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, APR 5, 6:30pm Michael Maltzan will present as part of the Spring 17 ARCH Lecture series in 112 Wurster.

Master of Development Practice Spring Lecture 2017: Water, Food Supply and Disease Control in Africa, Southeast Asia and California

Lecture | April 5 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Vince Resh, Professor, University of California Berkeley

 College of Natural Resources, Master of Development Practice

Discover the challenges, successes and lessons learned by one of UC Berkeley’s most preeminent proponents of local and global sustainability.

For four decades Professor Vincent Resh has brought state-of-the-art science to critical policy decisions in California and around the globe. Professor of Aquatic Ecology and Entomology, Professor Resh has published nearly 400 research articles and...   More >

Professor of Aquatic Ecology and and Entomology

Painted Nails: April Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | April 5 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library


Movies @ Moffitt happens on the first Wednesday of each month of the semester. M@M is free.

After learning that her work has caused her life-threatening health problems, Vietnamese immigrant Van Nguyen, a San Francisco nail salon owner, becomes a resolute activist in the fight to regulate chemicals in personal care products, advocating for the safety of nail salon workers and their clientele,...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

African Film Festival 2017: I Am Not Your Negro

Film - Series | April 5 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Race, power, and film collide in Raoul Peck’s invigorating look at the great writer James Baldwin, whose powerful investigations on American culture and racism were written decades ago, but whose “words matter now more than ever” (Manuel Betancourt, Esquire). Based on Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript Remember This House, which eulogized Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Medgar Evers, and his...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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 >

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.

NEMESTUDIO: 18 Drawings, 7 Models

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 20 – April 25, 2017 every day | 121 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

OPEN THROUGH APRIL 25. Exhibit runs through APR 25. The exhibition presents drawings and models produced for two recent exhibits by NEMESTUDIO, an architectural studio founded by Assistant Professor of Architecture Neyran Turan and Mete Sonmez.

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 >

Free Opening Week at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology: People Made These Things: Connecting with the Makers of Our World

Exhibit - Multimedia | April 3 – 9, 2017 every day | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Why do we sometimes know a lot about who made things, and why do we sometimes not? Why does it sometimes matter to us, and why might it sometimes not? These are the questions that will be raised in the exhibit that will inaugurate the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology’s renovated Kroeber Hall Gallery. The Museum will display objects from the collection that urge visitors to think critically...   More >

Native Americans: An Intimate View from Afar

Exhibit - Photography | March 9 – April 24, 2017 every day | Stephens Hall, Ethnic Studies Library

 Ethnic Studies Library

Jun Kamata, Associate Professor at ASIA University in Tokyo, has published eight books in Japan. This exhibit includes 25 of his photographs of the Pomo people of northern California. Kamata holds a BA in Native American Studies from UC Berkeley, an MA in American Indian Studies and a Ph.D. in urban planning from UCLA.

Art Wall: Lawrence Weiner

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 1 – October 1, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

BAMPFA’s current commission for the Art Wall showcases the work of Lawrence Weiner, a central figure of Conceptual art. Like many other artists working in the late 1960s and ’70s, Weiner is deeply interested in methods of display that challenge the assumption that the work of art exists as a discrete object in the physical world.

Weiner decisively turned to language as the material object for...   More >

Exhibit: Local Color: Seeing Place Through Watercolor

Exhibit - Painting | April 5 – 11, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come celebrate the colors of Spring at the UC Botanical Garden. Please join us for a special installation of Mimi Robinson’s artwork documenting the unique colors of our special garden at this time of year. A book talk and two hands-on workshops will also be offered by Mimi Robinson author of Local Color, Observing Place through Watercolor.

 Free with Garden Admission

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 >