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Friday, April 21, 2017

PhD Diversity and Inclusion Recruitment Weekend 4/21-23/17 -- Applications due 12/1/16: From The Cornell University Departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) and Neurobiology and Behavior (NBB)

Special Event | April 21 |  Cornell University

 Berkeley Science Network

The Cornell University Departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) and Neurobiology and Behavior (NBB) are pleased to announce our first PhD Diversity and Inclusion Recruitment Weekend happening April 21-23, 2017. This event will introduce attendees to our departments and connect them with faculty members that share research interests, as well as to help familiarize them with the...   More >

Earth Week 2017

Special Event | April 16 – 22, 2017 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Join the UC Berkeley environmental and sustainability community for an array of activating, inspiring, fun, educational, and celebratory events and programs during Earth Week 2017! A complete list of events and activities are available at https://serc.berkeley.edu/earthweek/

Islamophobia and the End of Liberalism?: 8th Annual Conference on Islamophobia

Conference/Symposium | April 21 – 23, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium

 Center for Race and Gender

Islamophobia and the end of liberalism?
8th Annual International Islamophobia Conference

Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project
University of California, Berkeley

April 21st – 23rd, 2017
Boalt Hall, Booth Auditorium, UC Berkeley

Anxious Democracy: The First Hundred Days of the Trump Presidency

Conference/Symposium | April 21 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, Blanche DuBois Room (D37)

 Bertrall Ross, Berkeley Law; Jonathan Simon, Berkeley Law; Ben Handel, Economics, UC Berkeley; Fred Block, Sociology, UC Davis; Janelle Scott, GSE, UC Berkeley; Alberto Garcia, History, UC Berkeley; Daniel Sargent, History, UC Berkeley; Paul Pierson, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Terri Bimes, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Lawrence Rosenthal, Chair and Lead Researcher, Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for Right-Wing Studies, Institute of Governmental Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of History, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Graduate School of Journalism

This symposium focuses on the first hundred days of the presidency of Donald Trump in order to begin academic conversations and develop analyses centered on the Trump administration and how it relates to politics and society in the United States and the world. Scholars from UC Berkeley and other Bay Area academic institutions will speak on implications and effects of the administration's foreign...   More >


  Registration opens March 1. Register online by April 21.

Patagonia Case Competition: Scaling Regenerative Organic Agriculture

Presentation | April 21 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room (C420)

 Rose Marcario, Patagonia

 Center for Responsible Business

Patagonia Case Competition
Patagonia and the University of California, Berkeley have joined forces once again to host a case competition open to graduate students across the country seeking to redefine the relationship between business and a healthy planet.

2017 Competition Overview
On April 21, 2017, graduate student teams from leading business schools across United States will come...   More >


  Register online

20th Annual Travers Conference on Ethics and Accountability in Government: Changing Washington? Prospects for Republican Rule under Donald Trump

Conference/Symposium | April 21 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Institute of Governmental Studies and the Commonwealth Club of California

The 2017 Travers Conference will bring together journalists, academics, politicians, and public policy experts from around the world to assess how the election of Donald Trump and the arrival of unified Republican control of the federal government will reshape policy and politics in America. The first panel will examine how the new administration is relating to key countries and regions in the...   More >

Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference in Premodern Chinese Humanities

Conference/Symposium | April 21 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 510A IEAS conference room

 1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704-2318

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

The conference will feature up to sixteen student presentations of original research on any aspect of premodern (technically, beginnings to 1911) Chinese humanistic culture, drawing on but not limited to the traditional disciplines of history, literature, religion, art, social sciences, and thought.

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

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Physics and applications of optical frequency combs and microresonators

Seminar | April 21 | 10-11 a.m. | Cory Hall, 521 - The Hogan Room

 Xu Yi, California Institute of Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Frequency combs are having a broad impact on science and technology because they provide a way to coherently link radio/microwave-rate electrical signals with optical-rate signals. A new, miniature realization, the microcomb, that uses chip-based microresonators can potentially revolutionize instrumentation, time keeping, spectroscopy, and navigation. In this talk, I will start by reviewing the...   More >

Patagonia Worn Wear Tour visits UC Berkeley

Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Recreational Sports Facility, In front of the UCB Rec Sports Facility


 Center for Responsible Business

Patagonia’s biodiesel repair truck is traveling to colleges around the country to repair clothing for free and teach folks how to fix their own clothes. The Worn Wear repair team can fix about 40 garments per day (sorry, no repairs on luggage or shoes). All repairs are made on a first come, first served basis. One repair per guest. We fix all brands! In addition, free samples of Patagonia...   More >

Special Seminar: Molybdenum metabolism in plants, humans and fungi: Research in autotrophs as blueprint for successful patient therapy

Seminar | April 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 338 Koshland Hall

 Ralf R. Mendel, Plant Biology Department of the Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Ralf R. Mendel

Objectivity and Trained Judgment: Toward an ethnography of experimental psychology

Seminar | April 21 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Emily Martin, New York University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Historians of psychology have described how the "introspection" of early Wundtian psychology largely came to be ruled out of experimental psychology settings by the mid-20th century. In this talk I will take a fresh look at the years before this process was complete -- from the vantage point of early ethnographic and psychological field expeditions and from observing several current psychology...   More >

Thinking about Utopia - Religious and Secular: Five interventions

Workshop | April 21 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Harsha Ram, UC Berkeley; Niklaus Largier, UC Berkeley; Amy Hollywood, Harvard University; Kirill Chepurin, National Researcher University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow; Alex Dubilet, Vanderbilt University

 Department of German

"Thinking about Utopia - Religious and Secular: Five interventions"

Harsha Ram, Revolutionary Utopia: Tatlin and Khlebnikov

Niklaus Largier, Against Projects: The Utopia of Essayism in Musil and

Amy Hollywood, Antinomian A-topia: Writing Manuscript Textuality in the
Poetry and Prose of Susan Howe

Kirill Chepurin, The Utopian No - or, Idealism and Utopia

Alex Dubilet,...   More >

Marketing Yourself for Your Next Job: Resume Writing (BECAR301)

Workshop | April 21 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. |  Tang Center, University Health Services

 TBA, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

Create a resume that gets attention and results.

 Search for BECAR301 in the Blu Portal under UCB Learning Center (left column).

The French 2017 Presidential Campaign

Lecture | April 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Emmanuel Comte, Lecturer of European History in the Department of History at UC Berkeley

 Institute of European Studies

The discussion will contextualize the election campaign within the broader set of problems affecting French politics, before turning to the programs of the four main contenders and the dynamics of the campaign. Among the major questions that have affected French politics in the recent years and decades, we will discuss the particular importance of youth unemployment, its role as a factor of...   More >

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program Online Information Session

Information Session | April 21 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain academic preparation in the sciences along with one-on-one advising to enhance your application to medical, dental or veterinary school, as well as to advanced degree programs in medical- and health-related fields.

  Register online

Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation Open House and Celebration

Special Event | April 21 | 12 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Join us for an information session, open house, and celebration for the newly launched Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation. Learn more about the certificate and get a chance to speak with its academic advisors, college deans, and UC Berkeley alumni — all of whom will provide unique insights into exploring design innovation across Berkeley's campus.

Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation Open House

Information Session | April 21 | 12-2 p.m. |  Jacobs Institute, 2530 Ridge Road Berkeley, CA 94720

 College of Environmental Design

FRI, APR 21, Noon. Join CED at the Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovations open house and information session event to learn more about the program, meet its academic advisors, and enjoy light refreshments.

Get Fit in 7 Minutes (BEUHS652)

Workshop | April 21 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Cori Evans, MA, NSCA-CPT Wellness Program Specialist, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Come and learn how a High Intensity Circuit Training (H.I.C.T.) workout in just 7 minutes using your body weight, a chair and wall, can help you maximize your time and workout space. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, the combination of aerobic and resistance training in a high-intensity, limited-rest design can deliver numerous health benefits in much less time than...   More >

  Register online

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 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 >

Dissertation Talk: Modeling of Next-Generation Logic Devices

Seminar | April 21 | 2-4 p.m. | 242 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Samuel Smith

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Modeling of semiconductor devices plays an important role in determining which future technologies are most promising as well as better understanding the underlying physics of existing devices. This thesis focuses on numerical simulation of transport in low-dimensional materials and explores the physics of negative capacitance in ferroelectrics.

Toward a Quantitative Knob for Controlling the Synthesis of Colloidal Metal Nanocrystals: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 21 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Younan Xia, Georgia Institute of Technology, BME / Chem

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Recent studies suggest that reduction kinetics play an essential role in determining the outcome of a synthesis of colloidal metal nanocrystals. Reduction kinetics not only control the internal defect structure, including single-crystal, singly-twinned, multiply-twinned, and stacking-fault lined, of a seed formed in the nucleation step but also dictate the growth pattern (symmetric vs....   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Condensation and Large Deviation

Seminar | April 21 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

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.

Composition Colloquium: Marco Fusi

Colloquium | April 21 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Marco Fusi, violinist, violist and viola d'amore player, has studied with Dimitrios Polisoidis, Ernst Kovacic and Jeanne-Marie Conquer.

Marco has performed with conductors and soloists including Pierre Boulez, Lorin Maazel, Peter Eötvös , Beat Furrer, Susanna Mälkki, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Gustav Kuhn, Jürg Wyttenbach, Jean Deroyer, and Marco Angius. He has premiered new works by composers...   More >

Cal Alumni Symposium

Seminar | April 21 | 3-4 p.m. | 406 Davis Hall

 UCB Env. Eng. Alumni

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Campus Visitor Library Tour: Doe and Moffitt Libraries and their Main Stacks

Tour/Open House | April 7 – 28, 2017 every Friday | 3-4 p.m. | Doe Library, meets at north entrance


April is a month when students and families visit campus, trying to decide if Cal will be their future home. If you are are visiting campus, you are encouraged to come see the the Library.

Tours of the historic Doe Library, underground Main stacks, and newly renovated Moffitt Undergraduate Library are given every Monday and Friday in April. They start on the north steps of the Doe Library. You...   More >

Mapping and Visualization of Cultural Data: Native California, Mosques in China, Maritime Buddhism

Seminar | April 21 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 205 South Hall

 Jeanette Zerneke

 Information, School of

RTGC Seminar: Character Formulas from Matrix Factorisations

Seminar | April 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Kiran Luecke, University of Oxford

 Department of Mathematics

Using the structure of the matrix factorisation category $MF_G(g, W)$ of Freed and Teleman I deduce the Kirillov character formula for compact Lie groups, and the Rossman character formula for the discrete series of a real semisimple Lie group. The proofs are a calculation of Chern characters and use the Dirac family constructed by Freed, Hopkins, and Teleman. Indeed, one of the main results of...   More >

African Film Festival 2017: Martha and Niki

Film - Series | April 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In 2011 two young Afro-Swedish women took on the macho world of competitive hip-hop dance—and won. Niki Tsappos, born in Ethiopia and adopted by Swedish parents, and Martha Nabwire, a more recent immigrant from Uganda, are best friends whose skills and teamwork knock audiences and competitors—especially men—for a loop. (“Guys always want to be in charge,” they note.) Boasting some amazing...   More >

Representation theory and mathematical physics seminar: New feature of the Schubert calculus

Seminar | April 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Vasily Gorbunv, University of Aberdeen

 Department of Mathematics

In the talk we will describe a new feature of the classical Schubert calculus which holds for all types of the classical Lie groups. As the main example we will use the type A Grassmanians. The usual definition of the Schubert cycles involves a choice of a parameter, namely a choice of a full flag. Studying the dependence of the construction of the Schubert cycles on these parameters in the...   More >

Modeling and Analysis of Dynamic Pricing of Ride-Sourcing Services

Lecture | April 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center

 Yafeng Yin, University of Michigan

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Bio: Dr. Yafeng Yin is a Professor at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan. He works in the area of transportation systems analysis and modeling, and has published over 90 refereed papers in leading academic journals.. Dr. Yin is the Editor-in-Chief of Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies and serves on the editorial boards for another four...   More >

Dalton Inorganic Chemistry Seminar: Ligand influences on base metals for multi-electron transformations

Seminar | April 21 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Alison Fout, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois

 College of Chemistry

Multi-electron transformations featuring base metals are both particularly challenging and interesting. A series multi-dentate ligand frameworks containing both hydrogen bond donating and accepting moieties in the secondary coordination sphere have been synthesized and reactivity will be described. These transformations feature the reduction of inorganic oxyanions which have long been touted for...   More >

Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Berkeley- Sakai Sister City Organization: Traditional Tea Ceremony and Contemporary Koto Performance in Julia Morgan Hall

Special Event | April 21 | 4-7 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us to kick off our year of Japanese events at the UC Botanical Garden in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Berkeley – Sakai sister city organization. Come meet the Mayors of both cities and enjoy a traditional tea ceremony, with exceptional tea, wine, and live koto performance.

Sakai City is the birthplace of the Chanoyu Tea Ceremony, perfected by Sen-no Rikyu, who lived and worked in...   More >

$50 in honor of the 50th Anniversary

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

Music Studies Colloquium: Seth Brodsky (University of Chicago), "There Is No Such Thing As The Composer's Voice"

Colloquium | April 21 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Seth Brodsky (University of Chicago), "There Is No Such Thing As The Composer's Voice"

Brodsky's scholarly and critical work pursues a number of related lines of inquiry. The first concerns music of the 20th and 21st centuries, in particular the field of “composerly production,” with all the openness this connotes: how is “the composer” constructed, and how does she function culturally,...   More >

Seeing Like the Nation: Battlefield Tourism and Conflicts of Memory in the Japanese Empire

Colloquium | April 21 | 5 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room, 221

 Kate McDonald, University of California, Santa Barbara

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Tourism Studies Working Group

This talk explores the spatial politics of nationalism through the story of Japanese and Korean student travelers to the Russo-Japanese War battlefields at Port Arthur. Unlike Korea and Taiwan, the Japanese state possessed only de facto sovereignty over its territory in Manchuria, including the historic battlefields of Port Arthur at the tip of the Liaodong Peninsula. Yet these battlefields...   More >

Baseball vs. USC

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 21 | 7:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts USC in conference action at Evans Diamond.

Luminous Procuress | Steven Arnold | United States, 1971

Film - Documentary | April 21 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

World Premiere of Restored 16mm Print

The legendary, gender-obliterating funfest unleashed by the cantankerous cross-dressing Cockettes shines on in this immaculate restored print.

With guests: Steve Said, Rumi Missabu, Tsvi Strauch and Vishnu Dass

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

New Order: With guests: Poliça

Performing Arts - Music | April 21 | 7:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Following the announcement of their forthcoming performance at Coachella, New Order reveals a handful of special US shows.

  Buy tickets online

Berkeley Dance Project 2017

Performing Arts - Dance | April 21 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Inspired by the theme “Digging Deep,” Berkeley Dance Project 2017 offers a physical exploration of communication—between humans, within the natural world, and in the places where the two collide.

$13 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors: $13 online in advance, $15 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors at the door, $18 General Admission in advance, $20 General Admission at the door

  Buy tickets online

Saleem Ashkar

Performing Arts - Music | April 21 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Hall

  , Berkeley, CA 94704

 Cal Performances

Zubin Mehta gave Saleem Ashkar his first big break when he invited him to join the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra for Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1—at age 17. Daniel Barenboim followed suit with an invitation to master classes and performances in Chicago. Since then, the formidable Palestinian-Israeli pianist has earned a reputation for balancing "thoughtfulness and virtuosic abandon with...   More >

starting at $36

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

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 >

People Made These Things: Connecting with the Makers of Our World

Exhibit - Multimedia | April 12 – December 17, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 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...   More >

 Free UC Berkeley Students, Faculty, Staff, Hearst Museum Members, and Youth under 18, $6 General Admisison, $3 Non-UC Berkeley Students and seniors over 65

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.

Teachers at the Center: The Story of the National Writing Project

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 17 – September 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, second floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

The National Writing Project is a professional development
network for teachers of writing at all levels, from early
childhood to university. Drawing from the newly available
National Writing Project records and other Bancroft Library
collections, this exhibition explores the history of the
organization from its origins within the Graduate School of
Education at UC Berkeley to its present...   More >

New Favorites: Collecting in the Bancroft Tradition

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 21 – August 1, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery

 Bancroft Library

For the first time in many years The Bancroft Library presents
an exhibition of recent additions to its major collections. The
exhibition also includes recently rediscovered masterpieces
carefully collected in years past. Gold-Rush-era memoirs
and advertisements, early editions of William Langland and
Jane Austen, “branded” books from 18th c. Mexico, and David Johnson’s photographs of the...   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 >