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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Mongolian Buddhism

Conference/Symposium | September 28 – 30, 2017 every day | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Center for Buddhist Studies

Thursday, September 28, 4-5:30
Friday, September 29, 10-6
Saturday, September 30, 10-1

This conference explores the philosophies, texts, arts, and practices of Mongolian Buddhism. As Carolingians did with Christianity and Abbasids for Islam, Mongols have determined the history of Buddhism. During the Yuan dynasty their tutelage afforded the Buddhist community unprecedented...   More >

White Tara, © Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Courtesy of the Government of Mongolia.

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.

Keys to the Communicative Classroom Strand A:: Designing Lessons for Speaking and Listening

Course | September 30 | 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Nancy Salsig, Co-Director, Berkeley World Language Project

 Carol Sparks, Team Leader, Berkeley World Language Project

 Angela Martinez, Associate Team Member, Berkeley World Language Project

 Berkeley World Language Project

6 day Professional Development series for World Language Teachers to learn and practice new strategies to engage students. Leave with ideas, materials, and the confidence to use them on Monday morning.

$350 6-day Saturday course for World Language Teachers

 Registration online required at http://BWLP.Berkeley.edu. Registration opens May 30. Register by calling Victoria Williams at 510-877-4002 ext.19, or by emailing Victoria Williams at victoria@berkeley.edu by September 15.

Keys to the Communicative Classroom Strand C:: Designing Thematic Units: Our theme for 2017-18: “Out of Africa !”

Course | September 30 | 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Don Doehla, Co-Director, Berkeley World Language Project

 Gloria Payette, Team Leader, Berkeley World Language Project

 Berkeley World Language Project

5 day Professional Development series for World Language Teachers to:
• Augment your toolbox of Common Core literacy development strategies
• Guide instruction with essential questions and learning targets
• Incorporate authentic resources: video, text, and multi-media of all types
• Improve proficiency-based assessments: rubrics, formative, summative

$350 6-day Saturday course for World Language Teachers

 Registration online required at http://BWLP.Berkeley.edu. Registration opens May 30. Register by calling Victoria Williams at 510-877-4002 ext.19, or by emailing Victoria Williams at victoria@berkeley.edu by September 15.

Keys to the Communicative Classroom Strand B:: Designing Lessons for Reading, Writing and Assessment

Course | September 30 | 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Nancy Salsig, Co-Director, Berkeley World Language Project

 Carol Sparks, Team Leader, Berkeley World Language Project

 Angela Martinez, Associate Team Member, Berkeley World Language Project

 Berkeley World Language Project

6 day Professional Development series for World Language Teachers to learn and practice new strategies to engage students in reading and writing. Leave with ideas, materials, and the confidence to use them on Monday morning.

$350 6-day Saturday course for World Language Teachers

 Registration online required at http://BWLP.Berkeley.edu. Registration opens May 30. Register by calling Victoria Williams at 510-877-4002 ext.19, or by emailing Victoria Williams at victoria@berkeley.edu by September 15.

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management

Information Session | September 30 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco Campus

 160 Spear St., San Francisco, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how this professional certificate can help you launch or advance your career in clinical research by enhancing your knowledge of clinical trials. For more information about the program, visit extension.berkeley.edu/cert/clinical.html.

  Register online

Academic Ableism and Alternatives

Conference/Symposium | September 30 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Margaret Price, Associate Professor of English, The Ohio State University; Wanda J. Blanchett, Distinguished Professor and Dean, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers; Stephanie Kerschbaum, Associate Professor of English, University of Delaware; Jay Dolmage, Associate Professor of English, University of Waterloo

 Disability Studies Research Cluster, HIFIS, Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor, Graduate School of Education, College of Environmental Design, Department of Ethnic Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Department of Rhetoric, Department of Sociology

The symposium takes its name from the title of Jay Dolmage’s forthcoming book, Academic Ableism. “For too long,” Dolmage argues, “disability has been constructed as the antithesis of higher education, often positioned as a distraction, a drain, a problem to be solved. The ethic of higher education encourages students and teachers alike to accentuate ability, valorize perfection, and stigmatize...   More >

Making a Home in Hostile Terrain: Research Justice and Social Justice in the Academy (APIICON Workshop)

Workshop | September 30 | 10:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Sine Hwang Jensen (Ethnic Studies Librarian), Istifaa Ahmed (UROC co-Director)

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Research Justice is a strategic framework and philosophy to achieve self-determination for marginalized communities developed by the Data Center of Oakland, CA. In this workshop, we will introduce this framework and discuss how research can used for justice and to create a better world for communities of color by tying in ways research is relevant to the struggles of these communities, and the...   More >

English Educators' Conference: Muse 3rd Annual Conference

Conference/Symposium | September 30 | 12-4 p.m. |  Tolman Hall

 Paul F. Lai, Educator, Hayward Unified School District

 Rachel Roberson, News Education Manager, KQED; Michael McBride, Director, LiveFree; Meisha Paige, Artisan, Wisdom by Wisdom Natural Soaps; Nives Wetzel De Cediel, Lecturer, https://gse.berkeley.edu/teacher-ed; Carmen Johnston, English Professor, Chabot College

 Dr. Lanette Jimerson, UC Berkeley MUSE Program Director, https://gse.berkeley.edu/teacher-ed

 Graduate School of Education MUSE Program

Inspiration & Rejuvenation a Note on the Conference Theme: There are two tracks to the conference: Resources to inspire and healing practices to help rejuvenate and inspire self-care. Feel free to choose any workshop you would like!

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 >

Sunstock Berkeley!

Performing Arts - Music | September 30 | 3-9 p.m. |  West Crescent Lawn

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Completely free and solar-powered music festival on September 30th at UC Berkeley! Live music, art installations, food and environmental groups, all united in a commitment to renewable energy.

Featuring:
Silent Pilot
Trapdoor Social
More Fatter
Miss November

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/127051404578509/

The General

Film - Feature | September 30 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this masterpiece of silent comedy based on a true incident of the Civil War, Buster Keaton is a railway engineer who is rejected by the Confederate army and thought a coward by his girlfriend. When a small band of Union soldiers penetrates far behind Confederate lines to steal a locomotive, he sets off in hot pursuit, resulting in one of the most harrowing and hilarious chases ever filmed....   More >

Serenade for Haiti

Film - Feature | September 30 | 6:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Music is our refuge,” says a student at the Sainte Trinité Music School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. “With music . . . we feel we are in another world, far from troubles.” Owsley Brown’s vibrant documentary recognizes the troubles but celebrates the refuge, testifying to the role that music can play in creating community and sustaining hope under the most difficult of circumstances. Shot in...   More >

The Shins: with guests: Spoon, Day Wave

Performing Arts - Music | September 30 | 6:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre | Tickets sold out

 Another Planet Entertainment

Entertainment Weekly called Heartworms the “band’s boldest album yet” and “a rewarding and singular addition to the Shins’ catalog,” Rolling Stone lauded its “home-brewed feel, heavy on Beach Boys grandeur, New Wave kicks, squiggly synth-pop and warm-weather soft rock – with lyrics tenderly balanced between midlife malaise and youthful romanticism.

  Sold out. Sold Out Buy tickets online

Spring in a Small Town

Film - Feature | September 30 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Named a formative influence by filmmakers like Wong Kar-wai and Zhang Yimou, voted the best Chinese film of all time in a poll of Chinese critics, and with a visual panache often compared to Ophuls, Antonioni, and Welles, Fei Mu’s 1948 gem possesses a melancholy beauty all its own. In the ruins of a bombed-out country estate, a sorrowful husband lives in the past, while his beautiful wife pines...   More >

Lila Downs

Performing Arts - Music | September 30 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Lila Downs, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Raised in Minnesota and Oaxaca, Mexico, classically trained vocalist Lila Downs sings of a Pan-American social consciousness, drawing on folk and ranchera music of Mexico and South America, and American folk, jazz, blues, and hip-hop—blending irreverent and fun themes with serious social and political concerns.

$32 - 78

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Lila Downs performs Saturday, September 30, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | September 29 – 30, 2017 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Friday, September 29 at 8pm
Saturday, September 30 at 8pm
University Symphony Orchestra
David Milnes, music director
BRITTEN Sinfonia da requiem, op. 20
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5

Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the...   More >

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

  Buy tickets online

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

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 >

In-Between Places: Korean American Artists in the Bay Area

Exhibit - Painting | September 13 – December 10, 2017 every day |  Mills College Art Museum

 5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94613

 Mills College Art Museum

In-Between Places (사이에 머물다) is the story of Korean American artists and their dreams, featuring new work by: Jung Ran Bae; Sohyung Choi; Kay Kang; Miran Lee; Young June Lew; Nicholas Oh; Younhee Paik; and Minji Sohn.

Street by Minji Sohn, 2016

The Russian Revolution Centenary: 1917-2017: Politics, Propaganda and People's Art

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 11, 2017 – January 8, 2018 every day |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

This exhibition is dedicated to the centenary of the Russian Revolution that took place in October of 1917. The exhibition will take place in the Moffitt Library, and it will highlight several print-items from the revolutionary times.

 Access to the Moffitt Undergraduate Library is restricted and you'll need the UC Berkeley/ Cal Card for entry.

Ecocity Berkeley: Thirty Years On: An Exhibit in the Environmental Design Library

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 15 – December 16, 2017 every day with exceptions | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium

 Library

The 1987 book Ecocity Berkeley: Building Cities for a Healthy Future, inserting “ecocity” into the urban planning lexicon. Using Berkeley as a test bed, Richard Register promoted a new vision for urban development that now has worldwide resonance.