<< Wednesday, October 18, 2017 >>

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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.

Laptop and Mobile Ergonomics (BEUHS409)

Workshop | October 18 | 10-11 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Ergonomics@Work

 Ergonomics@Work

Learn how to use your laptop safely in an office and mobile setting. Recommended mobile products and best practices for using smart phones and tablets will also be provided. Enroll online

  Register online

Berkeley MEng Recruiting at UCSD

Miscellaneous | October 18 | 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. |  University of California, San Diego

  Library Walk

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

The one-year Master of Engineering (MEng) program at UC Berkeley strives to develop leaders who are able to draw equally on their managerial and technical strengths, as they tackle major technological challenges and create innovative solutions in real-world settings. Megan Braverman, Student Services and Admissions Advisor at the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, will be present at...   More >

Wellness Wednesdays in the Garden: Flower Power Yoga| Grow and Go with Chai!

Workshop | September 6 – October 25, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Grow - stretch to feel longer, stronger & more balanced.
Go - get back to your day w/renewed vitality

Yoga is an effective strategy to release tension, relax the nervous system, improve focus, & increase balance.Each class offers a healthy dosage of crisp fresh air, all natural organic floral aromas, vitamin D sunlight, blooming visions, stable grounding platform, direct &loving...   More >

Free with Garden Admission

Maps and More: Meet the Cartographer! w/ Stace Wright of Eureka Cartography

Tour/Open House | October 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 55A McCone Hall

 Stace Wright, Eureka Cartography

 Library

How do you tell a story with a map? That’s the question that motivates map maker Stace Wright of Berkeley-based Eureka Cartography. Stace (a Cal alum!) will join us at this special “Meet the Cartographer” edition of Maps and More to talk about the map-making process and business. Eureka Cartography has been creating maps in Berkeley for over 30 years. They specialize in custom mapping, with...   More >

The Harm in Harmony: Covert Competition and Ingroup Suspicion in East Asian Cultures

Colloquium | October 18 | 11:10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Michael Morris, Professor, Columbia University

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

A prominent theme in East-West cultural comparisons is that East Asian social interactions are characterized by harmony. But is this merely the surface? We propose that Easterners compete with ingroup members but tend to do so covertly to avoid risking relationships. Further we propose that, under many conditions, they suspect their peers are up to the same. We investigated this underside of...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Alex Krohn "Lava Flow Lizards and Endangered Voles: Using RADseq to Study Convergent Evolution and Conversation Biology"

Seminar | October 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell Miller Library

 Alex Krohn

 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 >

Dramaturgy as Curation: Bringing Literature to the Stage: Arts + Design Wednesdays at BAMPFA

Lecture | October 18 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Christopher Herold, Continuing Lecturer, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies; Director of Program, Summer Training Intensive, American Conservatory Theater, UC Berkeley; Nina Ball, Award-winning Set Designer, American Conservatory Theater, Aurora Theatre, Marin Theater Company, Shotgun Players

 Arts + Design

Christopher Herold and Nina Ball, director and designer for the fall 2017 TDPS production of Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses, will explore upon their process and decisions in bringing this work of literature to the stage-- how they visualized Zimmerman’s fantastic world where the human and the divine collide and where actors perform in a large pool of water.

Biography

“Dynamics, Feedback, and Transient Antibiotic Resistance in Single Cells”

Seminar | October 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Mary Dunlop, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Cells live in uncertain, dynamic environments and have many mechanisms for sensing and responding to changes in their surroundings. However, sudden fluctuations in the environment can be catastrophic if a population relies solely on sensory responses, which have a delay associated with them. Cells can reconcile this by using a stochastic approach, creating phenotypic diversity within an isogenic...   More >

Honoring Goddesses in a Family of Ancient Egyptian Tomb Workers: the case for Anuket and Hathor

Lecture | October 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

 Deanna Kiser-Go, Graduate Student Affairs Officer, Dept. of Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley

 Near Eastern Studies

The Foreman Neferhotep and his immediate descendants held positions of influence in the Deir el-Medina workman’s community during the 19th Dynasty (c. 1307-1196 BCE). During their careers they oversaw the process of cutting and decorating the nearby royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings, but when it came time to design their own tombs their personal choices are apparent. This paper addresses how...   More >

Transfer Student Success Workshop: The Power of Research - Learn how research can enrich your undergraduate experience

Workshop | October 18 | 12-1 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, Transfer Student Center, Room 105

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Power of Research - Learn how research can enrich your undergraduate experience

Spectacular Disappearances: Celebrity and Privacy, 1696-1801: Townsend Book Chat with Julia Fawcett

Lecture | October 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Julia Fawcett examines the stages, pages, and streets of eighteenth-century London as England's first modern celebrities performed their own strange and spectacular self-representations.

Biological Kinship Variation at Campovalano and Alfedena, Iron Age, Central Italy

Lecture | October 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Evan Muzzall, University of California, Berkeley D-Lab

 Archaeological Research Facility

Biological distance analysis (“biodistance”) is a powerful tool in the bioarchaeologist’s toolkit. Although burial organization does not mirror social organization, it can help us better understand how past humans structured death and in part society via systematic patterns in burial location. This presentation discusses biodistance analyses of cranial and dental metric and dental morphological...   More >

Noon Concert: University Wind Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | October 18 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Robert Calonico, director
Jeff DAVIS Io Saturnalia
Donald GRANTHAM Southern Harmony
Cindy MCTEE Circuits
Jay BOCOOK Head Rush

The University Wind Ensemble is offered for the study and practice of traditional and contemporary wind band repertoire. The Wind Ensemble’s long history at Cal dates back to before the 1930s, when the group was directed by Charles Cushing. In 1950, James Berdahl...   More >

Building a 21st Century Democracy with Marci Harris: CITRIS Fall 2017 Research Exchange Series

Seminar | October 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Marci Harris, CEO, POPVOX

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Marci Harris is cofounder and CEO of POPVOX, a civic startup dedicated to effective civic participation and good governing.
Prior to founding POPVOX, Harris worked in the U.S. House of Representatives covering tax, trade, and health for a senior Ways and Means member. She got her start in public service as Tornado Recovery Coordinator for Jackson, Tennessee.

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City as Nexus: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2017 Colloquium

Colloquium | August 30 – November 15, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 12-1:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 494, South Tower

Various Guest Lecturers, Global Urban Humanities Initiative

 Global Urban Humanities

Fall 2017 (1 Unit)
Rhetoric 198-3 (Class Nbr: 21377) and CYPLAN 198-2 (Class Nbr: 12006)
Rhetoric 244A (Class Nbr: 46989) and CYPLAN 298-2 (Class Nbr: 47047)
Instructor: Kevin Block
Instructor of record: Susan Moffat
Wednesdays, 12-1:30PM
Location: Cal Design Lab, Room 494 SE Wurster Hall

The city is a social nexus. It binds people, things, forces, ideas together as a crossroads, grid,...   More >

Impact of the Zika Virus outbreak on Brazilian fertility: Marcia Castro, Harvard University

Colloquium | October 18 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Marcia Castro, Associate Professor of Demography, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard University

 Population Science, Department of Demography

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

Self-Interest versus Other-Focus: Navigating the Self-Other Tradeoff in Interpersonal Relationships

Colloquium | October 18 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Amie Gordon Mullins, Postdoctoral Fellow, UC San Francisco

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Relationships underscore every aspect of our lives, influencing the health and well-being of individuals, groups and organizations. One of the fundamental challenges in interpersonal relationships is balancing self-interest with the needs of another person. In this talk, I draw upon social, personality, and health psychology to investigate the factors that shape this self-other tradeoff with the...   More >

President Putin and President Trump

Lecture | October 18 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

How did the US-Russian relationship come to such a low point? What can we expect from the relationship between presidents Putin and Trump?

Study Abroad Office Hours at the Transfer Center

Meeting | October 18 – December 13, 2017 every Wednesday | 1-3 p.m. |  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 semester. Come learn about different programs offered, how to apply and additional services available.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Trisections and four-dimensional topology

Seminar | October 18 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Jeffrey Meier, UGA

 Department of Mathematics

The notion of a trisection of a four-manifold was introduced by Gay and Kirby in 2012 and can be described as a decomposition of the four-manifold into three simple pieces. Trisections are the natural analogue in dimension four of Heegaard splittings of three-manifolds; in both cases, all of the topological complexity of the manifold is described by suitable collections of curves on surfaces....   More >

Composition Colloquium: Pascale Criton

Colloquium | October 18 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

3-4:30, Morrison 125 (unless otherwise noted)

Free and open to the public

Anthony Cheung (b. 1982, San Francisco) is a composer and pianist. His output ranges from solo to orchestral works, occasionally with electronics. His music has been commissioned by leading groups such as the Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio...   More >

Coffee Break

Social Event | October 4 – December 20, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 2562 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Coffee break is a welcoming weekly hour-long event at the wonderful Julie's Cafe, inviting international students to meet old friends and make new ones. It's a big campus, but at coffee break, everyone knows your name.

Large deviation and entropic optimality in sparse settings

Seminar | October 18 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Shirshendu Ganguly, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

The so called upper tail problem in the Erdos-Renyi random graph comes up naturally in the study of exponential random graph models and related graph ensembles with prescribed subgraph densities. The problem is broadly twofold:

(1) To estimate the probability that the number of copies of a graph H in a random graph is atypically large.

(2) To describe the structure of the random graph, in...   More >

How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | October 18 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ...   More >

DNA polymerases, breaks, and cancer

Seminar | October 18 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 CANCELED-Richard Wood, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Playing War: Children and the Paradoxes of Modern Militarism in Japan

Colloquium | October 18 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Sabine Frühstück, University of California, Santa Barbara

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

In Playing War, Sabine Frühstück makes a bold proposition: that for over a century throughout Japan and beyond, children and concepts of childhood have been appropriated as tools for decidedly unchildlike purposes: to validate, moralize, humanize, and naturalize war, and to sentimentalize peace. She argues that modern conceptions of war insist on and exploit a specific and static...   More >

EECS Colloquium: Landing SpaceX's Reusable Rockets

Colloquium | October 18 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Lars Blackmore, SpaceX

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

SpaceX's reusable rocket program aims to reduce the cost of space travel by making rockets that can land, refuel and refly, instead of being thrown away after every flight. Autonomous precision landing of a rocket is a unique problem, which has been likened to balancing a rubber broomstick on your hand in a windstorm. Rockets do not have wings (unlike airplanes) and they cannot rely on a high...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: Computational Structures and Materials Characterization with Branch-Following and Bifurcation Techniques

Seminar | October 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Ryan Elliott, University of Minnesota

 Department of Mathematics

Historically, engineers have tried to avoid working with materials and structures under conditions where instabilities are likely to occur. Classical stability analyses have focused on predicting the onset of instability for use as an upper bound on allowable loads or as a design constraint. More recently it is becoming common to take advantage of these instabilities in order to design materials...   More >

Defining Immune Niches in Adipose Tissue

Seminar | October 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Ari Molofsky, UCSF

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Bridge trisections, complex curves, and exotic four-manifolds

Seminar | October 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Jeffrey Meier, UGA

 Department of Mathematics

The theory of knotted surfaces in four-manifolds (the natural analogue of knot theory to dimension four) is one of the richest and least-explored domains of low-dimensional topology. In this talk, I'll outline some of the most intriguing open problems in this area, and I'll discuss a new approach to four-dimensional knot theory that is inspired by the theory of trisections, which was introduced...   More >

Humans Enter the Robot Equation

Seminar | October 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Anca Dragan, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

Robots are becoming increasingly more capable of optimizing objective functions for physical tasks, from navigation, to dexterous manipulation, to flight. The ultimate goal is to perform these tasks for us, in our environments. We want cars driving on our roads, or personal robots assisting us with activities of daily living as we age in our own homes. Right now, we tend to be merely obstacles to...   More >

Suspended Particles in Complex Fluids: From Fracking Fluids to Swimming Worms

Colloquium | October 18 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Eric Shaqfeh, Professor, Stanford University

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Rigid or flexible particles suspended in viscoelastic fluids are ubiquitous in the food industry (e.g. pastes), industrial molding applications (all composites and 3-D printed parts), the energy industry (e.g. fracking fluids), and biological fluids (i.e. swimming of bacteria in mucous). The mathematics of the description of these suspensions is in its infancy. For example, the foundational work...   More >

Robert Thurman | Why does the Dalai Lama say he is "Son of Nālandā"?: The inaugural ISAS-VSB Lecture on Religion in the Modern World

Lecture | October 18 | 5-7 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Robert A. F. Thurman, Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies, Department of Religion, Columbia University; President, Tibet House U.S., President of the American Institute of Buddhist Studies

 Jake Dalton, Khyentse Professor and Chair, Dept. of South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Vedanta Society Berkeley, Center for Buddhist Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Himalayan Studies Program, Townsend Center for the Humanities, The Mira and Ajay Shingal Center for Dharma Studies-Graduate Theological Union, P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

A lecture by Prof. Robert A. F. Thurman, professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist studies at Columbia University, and co-founder of Tibet House US, a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Tibetan civilization.

New Play Reading Series: TOURIST TRAP by Marie Yuen

Performing Arts - Theater | October 18 | 5-7 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, ROOM B4

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

It’s Cantonese meets culture shock the day Laura arrives in Hong Kong. But that’s okay for this ABC (American-Born-Chinese) because when dinner with a local friend turns into a mad dash about town, Laura’s game on for anything: from black pepper steak set meals to dancing with drunken bankers and a Canadian who may (or may not) be a Gurkha. Tourist Trap: A play for the hopeless adventurer in all...   More >

Critical Theory Working Group | Collaborations, Co-Operatives, Coalition-Building | Questions Of State

Panel Discussion | October 18 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 340 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Jasper Bernes, Independent Scholar and Author

 Keith Feldman, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

 The Program in Critical Theory

This working group meeting seeks to explore the different challenges and failures in performances of state formation, as well as in alternative models of social formation. How can we hold open space to imagine and engage different possible strategies for a future, while also always imagining new and ever more resilient ways of protecting each other in a dangerous present?

Movement as Research | Cursors: Undoing Bodies Moved by Language

Lecture | October 18 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 308A Doe Library

 Will Rawls

 Arts Research Center

What moves us, writes us, and undoes us? Rawls reflects on his research-based practice of interrogating the matter of marked bodies and the tools of language. Reflecting on his current collaboration with poet Claudia Rankine, and his practices in multiple media, Rawls speculates on the social and aesthetic dimensions of how a racial imaginary operates in his choreographic work.

Thriving in Science October Seminar: The Big Unknown by Jacquelyn Nicholson

Seminar | October 18 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall

 Jacquelyn Nicholson, Leadership X University

 Thriving in Science

We like to think we can control a lot, but the truth is we can’t. However, that doesn’t mean everything has to be left entirely to chance. We are 100% responsible for the quality of life we live. In fact, we all play a big role in the way our lives evolve. Join us as Jacquelyn Nicholson shares her journey with The Big Unknown and what she’s learned along the way. You will find this talk both...   More >

Überbrettl 2.0: A Philosophical Haunting

Performing Arts - Other | October 18 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Moses Hall, Gather on front steps

 Julia Rose, Cal Phil Forum

 Cal Phil Forum

An immersive art exhibit based on Nietzsche's will to power. Set in haunted house format. Free and open to students, faculty, staff, and members of the community.

Theoretically Speaking Series — Black Holes, Firewalls, and the Limits of Quantum Computers

Lecture | October 18 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Scott Aaronson, University of Texas at Austin

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

Quantum computers are proposed devices that would exploit quantum mechanics to solve certain specific problems dramatically faster than we know how to solve them with today's computers. In the popular press, quantum computers are often presented not just as an exciting frontier of science and technology (which they are), but as magic devices that would work by simply trying every possible...   More >

EA Info-Session

Information Session | October 18 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Were you ever interested in working for the game industry? Come out to the Wozniak Lounge to join Moshen Sardari from EA Digital Platform, for a talk about Data Science and the type of projects his team works on! Free food will be provided!

Crime Does Not Pay—Enough!: Mystery Writers of America in Northern California, Yesterday and Today

Reading - Literary | October 18 | 6-8 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library, Rm 101 Doe Library

 Laurie R. King; Sheldon Siegel; Kelli Stanley; Randal Brandt, Curator of California Detective Fiction, Bancroft Library

 Library, Bancroft Library

Best-selling authors Laurie R. King, Sheldon Siegel, and Kelli Stanley (all current or past Presidents of MWA NorCal) will be joined by Randal Brandt, the Bancroft Library’s Curator of California Detective Fiction, in celebrating the lives and works of several of the founding members, including Anthony Boucher, Lenore Glen Offord, Virginia Rath, Mary Collins, Robert Finnegan, Dana Lyon, Darwin...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – June 27, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

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

ARCH Lecture: Martyn Dade-Robertson

Lecture | October 18 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, OCT 18, 6:30pm. Martyn Dade-Robertson

Hamilton Karaoke Night: An On the Same Page event

Social Event | October 18 | 7-9 p.m. |  Pappy's Grill and Sports Bar

 2367 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Sureni Dharshi Weerasekera

 College of Letters & Science, Department of Music, Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Come out and sing your favorite songs from Hamilton with us!

The event is free. We will provide food and music and lyrics--you provide the entertainment!

Our MC will be Sureni Dharshi Weerasekera. Special singing guests will include Dean Bob Jacobsen!

 Anyone with a Cal id is welcome to attend, until we reach capacity.

Karaoke Bear

The Films of Claudio Caldini

Film - Feature | October 18 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A rare visit by the Argentine filmmaker Claudio Caldini, whose Super 8 and regular 8mm films are “eternal, dematerialized, and transcendent” (Pablo Marin).

Fall Choral Collage

Performing Arts - Music | October 18 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Come enjoy selections from a variety of Choral masterpieces and styles spanning the past 400 years. Directors Nackley and Salomen lead the University and Chamber choruses in addition to performances from P5 and the University Gospel Chorus.

$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

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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

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

Jennie Smith: New Drawings

Exhibit - Painting | September 18 – December 15, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

San Francisco artist Jennie Smith infuses her detailed drawings of the natural world with an imaginative sensibility.

Viewing hours are generally Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events and meetings; please call (510) 643-9670 or email in advance to confirm room availability.

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.

On the Hour/ JJ PEET

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 6 – 29, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

PEET brings his distinctive observational style to a pair of videos commissioned for BAMPFA's monumental outdoor screen and Theater Two.

Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument

Exhibit - Photography | October 6 – December 17, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This investigation of the editorial process behind Parks's photo-essay "Harlem Gang Leader" reveals unspoken conflicts between photographer, editor, subject, and truth.

Miyoko Ito/ MATRIX 267

Exhibit - Painting | October 6, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Discover the singular vision of a Berkeley-born artist whose paintings explore both exterior and interior landscapes.

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students’
cartoons, jokes, and satire throughout the years selected
from their humor magazines and other publications.

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 >

¡Viva La Fiesta! Mexican Traditions of Celebration

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – February 1, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, The Bancroft Library Gallery

 Bancroft Library

¡Viva la Fiesta! explores the cycle of traditional religious and
patriotic celebrations that have for centuries marked the
Mexican calendar. The exhibition draws on unique historical
representations of the fiestas and examines their relationship
to communal identities, national politics, religious practices,
and indigenous customs. These original materials, which are
preserved in the...   More >

The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 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

Since its inception in 1962, the former Judah L. Magnes Museum distinguished itself by directing its collecting efforts outside the focus on European Jewish culture and history that was prevalent among American Jewish museums at the time. During the 1970s and 1980s, its founders, Seymour and Rebecca Fromer, actively corralled an informal team of activist collectors and supporters. Together, they...   More >

Sketching "Fiddler": Set Designs by Mentor Huebner

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 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 Power of Attention: Magic and Meditation in Hebrew "shiviti" Manuscript Art

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 29 – December 15, 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 >

The Worlds of Arthur Szyk: The Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 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

Auditorium installation of high-resolution images of select collection items.

Acquired by The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life in 2017 thanks to an unprecedented gift from Taube Philanthropies, the most significant collection of works by Arthur Szyk (Łódź, Poland, 1894 – New Canaan, Connecticut, 1951) is now available to the world in a public institution for the first time as...   More >

To the Letter: Regarding the Written Word

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 6, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This exhibition crosses cultures and centuries to bring together works that activate the expressive and aesthetic potential of letters and words.

Matin Wong: Human Instamatic

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 6 – December 10, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This retrospective surveys the career of "one of our great urban visionaries" (New York Times), from Northern California to New York and back.