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Friday, August 25, 2017

Design and Diversity Exhibition

Miscellaneous | June 1 – September 7, 2017 every day |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

This exhibit of original materials from the Environmental Design Archives showcases a nexus of design and diversity.

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel- SOLD OUT!

Workshop | August 25 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Qigong (pronounced cheegong) is a form of meditative exercise with repeated movements, gently stretching the core and limbs and building body awareness. We will practice some standing meditation intended to help you feel and circulate qi (the Chinese word that describes life force), a set of exercises called “silk reeling” and some specific walking techniques that build balance, flexibility, and...   More >

Free with Garden Admission

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

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": Integrability lattice models from four-dimensional gauge theory II

Seminar | August 25 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Masahito Yamazaki, IPMU, University of Tokyo

 Department of Mathematics

I will describe my recent work with Kevin Costello and Edward Witten, on explaining integrable models from a four-dimensional gauge theory.

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 23 – 29, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10-11 a.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | August 25 | 10-11 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Manager and Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.

Summer at the Hall

Social Event | June 10 – September 10, 2017 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Visit the Hall and explore all of our most popular exhibits and STEM activities every day this summer, including our newest featured exhibit, Going Places. Plus, join us every Sunday to discover new and unique ways to engage with science.

$12.00 Adult, $10.00 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff.

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | August 25 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in date

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Getting Your Bearings: Tour the Bioscience and Natural Resources Library

Tour/Open House | August 25 | 11-11:30 a.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101 VLSB, Bioscience & Natural Resources Library

 Susan Koskinen, Library

 Library

Drop in for an introduction to the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library.

Palantir Pop-Up Kitchenette

Information Session | August 25 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, Breezeway/Soda Lobby

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

At Palantir, we work side-by-side with the organizations that make it possible for us to live safely, travel freely, and invest in the future. We aren't confined to desks in Silicon Valley---wherever our users are, we're there too, working together to solve problems that affect the shape of tomorrow.

In advance of our talk in the Wozniak Lounge, stop by our table to chat with our engineers and...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 25 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Certificate Program in Finance Online Information Session

Information Session | August 25 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn to apply financial management principles and risk management theories to investment management and capital markets analysis. The certificate can be completed online or in the classroom. Courses are taught by professionals with years of experience.

  Register online

Seminar 211, Economic History: Before Central Bank Cooperation: Containing the Panic of 1825

Seminar | August 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Trevor Jackson, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

*Please note change in time/location. Joint with the Economic History Lunch.

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": On the Riemann-Hilbert correspondence

Seminar | August 25 | 1:15-2:45 p.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Andrea D'Agnolo, University of Padova

 Department of Mathematics

The classical Riemann-Hilbert correspondence establishes an equivalence between the triangulated categories of regular holonomic D-modules and of constructible sheaves. In a joint work with Masaki Kashiwara, we proved a Riemann-Hilbert correspondence for holonomic D-modules which are not necessarily regular. The construction of our target category is based on the theory of ind-sheaves by...   More >

Docent-led tour

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

 Botanical Garden

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

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

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

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 22 – 29, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Big C Hike

Social Event | August 25 | 2-3:30 p.m. | International House, Front Steps

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office (BIO) advisers on this easy hike to enjoy the breathtaking view of the bay! Bring a camera to capture the moment and don't forget to wear comfortable closed-toe shoes. The hike takes 1-1.5 hours. Meet at I-House front entrance on the steps. Bring water.

Nanoscale Design of Materials for the Capture and Storage of Renewable Energy: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | August 25 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Ted Sargent, Univ. of Toronto, ECE

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Tremendous progress in the cost-effective conversion of solar and wind energy into electrical power brings about a new challenge: the massive (seasonal-scale) storage of energy.

We focus on using computational materials science, spectroscopies including ultrafast and synchrotron, and advances in materials chemistry, to create new catalysts for CO2 reduction and oxygen evolution.

I will...   More >

MENA Salon: Summer in Review

Workshop | August 25 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday in 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. Check the calendar the Monday before the Salon for the current week's topic. Join the CMES this Friday for the first MENA Salon of the semester, as we revisit the events and themes that shaped this summer.

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": Quantum cohomology and 3D mirror symmetry

Seminar | August 25 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Michael Viscardi, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We give an introduction to 3D mirror symmetry/symplectic duality, with an emphasis on the recent construction of the Coulomb branch by Braverman-Finkelberg-Nakajima. In examples where a symplectic resolution of the Coulomb branch exists, we explain how to compute its equivariant quantum connection.

Tetrahedral Transition Metal Chalcogenides as Functional Inorganic Materials

Seminar | August 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Efrain Rodriguez, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Maryland

 College of Chemistry

Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) have resurfaced as functional inorganic materials for their diverse applications including transistor-type devices, sensors, and hydrogen evolution catalysis. We present a more recent category of layered materials we term tetrahedral transition metal chalcogenides (TTMCs) that display different functional behavior from TMDs. These layered TTMCs are built of...   More >

URAP Peer Advisor Info Session: The URAP Experience

Information Session | August 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Claudia Tischler, Peer Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program; Rani Chan, Peer Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program; Tiffany Fung, Peer Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Interested in applying to URAP? Come to the URAP Experience info session held by two experienced URAP apprentices and peer advisors. Find out about best practices for the application process, and being an apprentice.

Getting Your Bearings: Tour the Bioscience and Natural Resources Library

Tour/Open House | August 25 | 4-4:30 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101 VLSB, Bioscience & Natural Resources Library

 Becky Miller, Librarian, Library

 Library

Drop in for an introduction to the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library.

Logic Colloquium: A constructive solution to Tarski's circle squaring problem

Colloquium | August 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Andrew Marks, U.C. Los Angeles

 Department of Mathematics

In 1925, Tarski posed the problem of whether a disc in $R^2$ can be partitioned into finitely many pieces which can be rearranged by isometries to form a square of the same area. Unlike the Banach-Tarski paradox in $R^3$, it can be shown that two Lebesgue measurable sets in $R^2$ cannot be equidecomposed by isometries unless they have the same measure. Hence, the disk and square must necessarily...   More >

Volleyball Molten Classic: Loyola-Chicago vs Seattle U

Sport - Intercollegiate - Volleyball | August 25 | 4:30 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Volleyball hosts the Molten Classic at Haas Pavilion.

Men's Soccer vs. West Virginia

Sport - Intercollegiate - Soccer | August 25 | 4:30 p.m. |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Soccer hosts West Virginia at Edwards Stadium.

Palantir Info-Session and Talk

Information Session | August 25 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 John Grant, Director of Privacy and Civil Liberties Engineering, Palantir

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The future of our fundamental liberties will be shaped not just by legislators and lawyers but also more and more by engineers - but are they ready for the responsibility?

In a world where even seemingly minor decisions about technical architecture can have profound ramifications for the power of governments and individuals, engineers must be far more cognizant of their power and be able to...   More >

“Meu Cantar Tem Sentimento”: Music, Rhythm, and Feeling in Afro-Brazilian Capoeira Angola

Performing Arts - Dance | August 25 | 6 p.m. |  Center for Latino Policy Research

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94702

 Isabel Nogueira

 Center for Latin American Studies

Mestre Moraes discusses how music, through the rhythm, words, and meaning, produces trance, merges the past and the present, and connects a community to its ancestors. The lecture will be accompanied by a musical performance of capoeira instruments.

Grounds for Science: Mummies, whiskey and capturing CO2

Presentation | August 25 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso Bar

 Tom Osborn Popp, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Berkeley; Jeremy Nowak, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Berkeley

 Science@Cal

Come learn about cutting-edge research from the graduate student community at UC Berkeley in a relaxed, sci-fi-themed cafe setting. This month features short talks by two chemists.

Whiskey profiles and capturing CO2

Of Time and the City

Film - Feature | August 25 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A lyrical cinepoem about Davies’s hometown of Liverpool from 1945 to 1973, Of Time and the City taps many of the themes from his earlier narrative films—Catholicism, homosexuality, violence, death, loss, childhood, and the glory of cinema. Davies narrates the film; his reflections and emotive delivery are laced with candor and irony and mixed with favorite lines by other writers and poets. The...   More >

Volleyball Molten Classic: UC Irvine

Sport - Intercollegiate - Volleyball | August 25 | 7 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Volleyball hosts the Molten Classic at Haas Pavilion.

Movie in the Park at James Kenney Community Center

Film - Animated | August 25 | 7:40-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Corner of Bancroft & Telegraph

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come along for a relaxing evening in the park to watch a movie under the stars! Meet new friends, hang out with old ones, or just come for the movie (who doesn't love Zootopia?).

You can either meet us at the James Kenney Community Center at 8:15 PM, or meet us on campus outside of the MLK student union at 7:40 PM to travel to the park together.

Just bring yourselves, warm clothing, and a...   More >

Talk to Her

Film - Feature | August 25 | 8:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Almodóvar won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for this 2002 film, a detour for the director in its focus on masculine rather than feminine friendships and its restrained, earnest approach to such bonds. Javier Cámara and Darío Grandinetti star as two men who meet first at a dance performance by Pina Bausch, then in a hospital where each is caring for a woman in a coma. A friendship...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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

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 >

A Country Called Syria

Exhibit - Multimedia | May 12 – August 31, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library

Journey through A Country Called Syria, a traveling collection that brings to life the history and heritage of Syrian culture. This unique exhibition allows its viewers to explore Syria from its ancient beginnings to the present civil war.

Ugo Rondinone: the world just makes me laugh

Exhibit - Multimedia | June 28 – August 26, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

"Ugo Rondinone: the world just makes me laugh" incorporates imagery and themes from popular culture as well as drawing inspiration from historical art movements such as Romanticism and Surrealism. Seemingly lighthearted motifs including rainbows, clowns, and clown shoes take on a melancholy tone in this riveting and psychologically intense installation.

Irwin Kremen / MATRIX 265

Exhibit - Multimedia | April 26 – August 26, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The tiny pieces of paper that comprise Irwin Kremen’s visually stunning abstract collages were taken from advertisements found on the walls of cities such as Paris, Brussels, Florence, Rome, and New York. Using only these found materials, Kremen constructs his works using fine hinges made of Japanese paper so as to preserve the sense of edge and depth among the various paper fragments.

Sam Contis / MATRIX 266

Exhibit - Photography | May 3 – August 26, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In her first solo museum exhibition, Oakland-based artist Sam Contis uses photography and archival research to explore the relationship of bodies and landscape and the shifting nature of gender identity and expression. The work in this exhibition was made at Deep Springs College—located in a remote valley on the California-Nevada border—which is one of the country’s last all-male institutions of...   More >

Divine Visions, Earthly Pleasures: Five Hundred Years of Indian Painting

Exhibit - Painting | June 28 – September 10, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

From the very earliest times, a range of stylistic possibilities was open to Indian painters. "Divine Visions, Earthly Pleasures: Five Hundred Years of Indian Painting" highlights many appealing styles and trends found in this rich tradition. The exhibition showcases more than sixty works, most of them drawn from a group of more than three hundred paintings and drawings given by Jean and Francis...   More >

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 >

Charles Howard: A Margin of Chaos

Exhibit - Painting | June 21 – October 1, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The work of Bay Area artist Charles Houghton Howard (1899–1978) spans five decades, beginning in the mid-1920s and continuing into the 1960s. During his active and distinguished career, Howard became known for enigmatic, meticulous paintings, often intimate in scale, that bridged figurative, Surrealist, and abstract currents in modern art across the United States and Europe. Fluid lines,...   More >

Buddhist Realms

Exhibit - Artifacts | May 24 – October 8, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This exhibition explores the many celestial realms represented in Tibetan Buddhist painting and sculpture through exquisite examples from the twelfth to nineteenth centuries. The exhibition will be presided over by a monumental gilt bronze sculpture of the historical Buddha, a fully realized and enlightened being who occupies the highest level of existence. The Buddha’s life story will be...   More >

The Summer of Love 50th Anniversary

Exhibit - Artifacts | July 21 – December 29, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Marking a 50th anniversary, Bancroft’s rare and unique collections documenting the 1967 “Summer of Love” are on exhibit in the corridor cases. Presented are images from the Bay Area alternative press, psychedelic rock posters and mailers, documentary photographs of the Haight-Ashbury scene and major rock concerts, and material from the personal papers of author Joan Didion and poet Michael...   More >

New Favorites: Collecting in the Bancroft Tradition

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 21 – September 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 >