Friday, April 20, 2018
Special Event | April 17 – 20, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Four Points Sheraton
1603 Powell Street, Emeryville, CA 94608
Rafat Raie, E, City Traffic Engineer, City of Walnut Creek; Crystal Killian, PE, Transportation Engineer, City of Los Angeles
This course has provided California's traffic engineers and planners with core training for more than three decades. Contents are regularly updated to reflect current practices and new issues. The course spans the full range of key areas from characteristics of the transportation system, analysis of flow and capacity, traffic operations, traffic control devices, pedestrian/bicycle facilities, to... More >
$595.00 CA Public Agency, $1140.00 Standard Fee
Presentation | April 20 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Spieker Forum, Chou Hall
On April 20, 2018, graduate student teams from leading business schools across United States will come together at the Haas School of Business to compete in the development of potential solutions to a real and urgent problem faced by Patagonia. This year the case study focuses on Patagonia's goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2025 and provide a model for industry to follow suit.... More >
Conference/Symposium | April 20 | 9 a.m.-7 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall
Considering such recent work as Fredric Jamesons The Antinomies of Realism and Jacques Rancières Auerbach and the Contradictions of Realism alongside evaluations of the practical limits of critique as such, it is clear that certain problems are foundational to our current sense of the real. In response to a renewed interest in the character and stakes of realism, this conference will... More >
Tour/Open House | April 20 | 9:30-11 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Celebrate spring with a bird walk! Spring is in the air and the Garden is filled with singing warblers, vireos, and other vibrant songbirds. Join Chris Carmichael in search of both resident and migrant birds in the Garden's many bird friendly micro-habitats. Both beginning and experienced bird watchers are welcome.
$20, $18 members
Conference/Symposium | April 20 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Social Science Matrix (8th floor)
Institute of European Studies, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation, Institute of Contemporary History, University of Vienna, Stefan Zweig Centre, Salzburg
Sociologist Ralf Dahrendorf wrote in 1997 that "a century of authoritarianism is by no means the least likely prognosis for the 21st century". Due to economic globalization and digitalization, changes in the realms of life and work are vast and far-reaching, with profound consequences for democracy. This development, however, is not new---a look at globalization from the end of World War I to... More >
Parties and Partisanship in the Era of Twitter and Trump: 21st Annual Travers Conference on Ethics and Accountability in Government
Conference/Symposium | April 20 | 10:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | The Bancroft Hotel
2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA
An exploration of how social media and societal trends have challenged the power of American political parties and re-shaped the nature of the Americans partisan attachments.
Colloquium | April 20 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
David Bourgin, UC Berkeley
Ph.D. Exit Talk
Seminar | April 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Lecture | April 20 | 12-2 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall
Eric Stanley, Assistant Professor in Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of California, Riverside
Please join us for a HIFIS Transgender Studies faculty job talk:
I hope to become the universe. These words announced the 2010 suicide of Seth Walsh, a Latinx, gender non-conforming youth. Sketching the quotidian brutality of their existence, Walshs manifesto, against the promise of modernity, offers a place to aggregate forms of trans life even more unlivable than death.
Seminar | April 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall
Dr. Bill Nazaroff, Professor, UC Berkeley
Workshop | April 20 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium
Laurie Ferris, Yoga Instructor, Be Well at Work - Wellness Program
Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of movement, soothe your back, and grant you increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn how pranayama breathing can enhance your practice, and help liberate your mind in surprising ways. Yoga mats are provided, or you can bring your own. Comfortable clothing and bare feet recommended.
Lecture | April 20 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 210 South Hall
Nicholas Weaver explains why cryptocurrencies must die.
To Operate between Cultures and Languages: (Multilingual) Transnational Films in Foreign Language Classes
Lecture | April 20 | 1-2 p.m. | B-37 Dwinelle Hall
Gabrielle Blell, University of Hannover, Germany
Our societies have undergone two major changes during the last decades: firstly, the continuous rise of cultural and linguistic diversity, due to the global economy, migration and universal mobility, and secondly, the steady expansion and gathering impetus of the new communication media (Cope/Kalantzis 2000). In consequence, the phenomena of multilingualism, acquired or learned, have shaped our... More >
Seminar | April 20 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540AB DOP Center
Reza Abbasi Asl, UC Berkeley, Department of EECS
In the last decade, research in machine learning has been exceedingly focused on the development of algorithms and models with remarkably high predictive capabilities. Models such as convolutional neural networks (CNNs) have achieved state-of-the-art predictive performance for many tasks in computer vision, autonomous driving, and transfer learning in areas such as computational neuroscience.... More >
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 firstname.lastname@example.org... More >
Seminar | April 20 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
The first part of the talk will describe optogenetic tools we have developed for labeling and manipulating functional circuits in the brain (e.g., FLARE and related tools).
The second part of the talk will describe chemogenetic tools we have developed for mapping molecular interactions in living cells (e.g., APEX and TurboID).
Alice Ting did her PhD in Chem here at UC Berkeley... More >
Seminar | April 20 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Henry Segerman, Oklahoma State
I will give an overview of veering triangulations, a combinatorial tool introduced by Agol that describes hyperbolic manifolds with pseudo-Anosov bundle or flow structures.
Panel Discussion | April 20 | 2-3:30 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Library
Russian Roulette is a story of political skulduggery unprecedented in American history. It weaves together tales of international intrigue, cyber espionage, and superpower rivalry. After U.S.-Russia relations soured, as Vladimir Putin moved to reassert Russian strength on the global stage, Moscow trained its best hackers on U.S. political targets and exploited WikiLeaks to disseminate information... More >
Seminar | April 20 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley
Tour/Open House | February 2 – May 11, 2018 every Friday | 2:30-4:30 p.m. | Clark Kerr Campus
The Clark Kerr Garden is managed by Gardener Susanne Weisman along with the Cal Dining Sustainability Team Garden Coordinators and committed volunteers. Clark Kerr contains a culinary garden, an orchard, and continually growing edible landscaping.
Our goal is to be a space where anyone can hang out, pass through, learn something, collaborate, and enjoy food together. We hold skills training... More >
Presentation | April 20 | 3-4 p.m. | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall
Richard Zhang, UC Berkeley, Department of EECS
We explore the use of deep networks for image synthesis, both as a graphics goal and as an effective method for representation learning. We propose BicycleGAN, a general system for image-to-image translation problems, with the specific aim of capturing the multimodal nature of the output space. We study image colorization in greater detail and develop automatic and user-guided approaches.... More >
Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 20 | 3 p.m. | Levine-Fricke Field
Cal Softball hosts Utah in conference action at Levine-Fricke Field.
Workshop | April 20 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Events in Syria over the past two weeks have ignited a diplomatic firestorm and raised a number of questions about action against the Syrian government. What were the airstrikes meant to accomplish? Will they alter the course of Syrias Civil War? Will they have an impact on international relations and law? We will consider these and other questions in this weeks MENA Salon.
Colloquium | April 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Nicolas Tackett, History, UC Berkeley
Pheng Cheah, Rhetoric, UC Berkeley
In his new book, Tackett proposes that the Northern Song Dynasty (9601127) witnessed both the maturation of an East Asian inter-state system and the emergence of a new worldview and sense of Chinese identity among educated elites. These developments together had sweeping repercussions for the course of Chinese history, while also demonstrating that there has existed in world history a viable... More >
Muetterties Seminar in Inorganic Chemistry: Integrative metallomic approach to uncover metallo-proteomes in microbes
Seminar | April 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
It is crucial to identify metal-protein interactions at a proteome-wide scale which are difficult due to certain weak and transient interactions. We developed an integrated approach consisting of gel electrophoresis and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, LA-ICP-MS, IMAC, fluorescence and bioinformatics to identify metal-associated proteins using bismuth and silver as an example. We... More >
Panel Discussion | April 20 | 4-6 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Rm. 221 (Gifford Room)
William Mazzarella, University of Chicago
Valerie Black, PhD student, UC Berkeley; Ned Dostaler, PhD student, UC Berkeley; Mohamad Jarada, PhD student, UC Berkeley; Robyn Taylor-Neu, PhD student, UC Berkeley
Professor William Mazzarella will join us in Berkeley for a panel discussion and Q&A engagement with his recently published book, "The Mana of Mass Society" (Chicago, 2017). The session will begin with an introduction by Professor Stefania Pandolfo, followed by a brief introduction of the new book by Prof. Mazzarella. A panel of graduate students from the Department of Anthropology (Valerie... More >
Seminar | April 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall
Henry Segerman, Oklahoma State
Agol introduced veering triangulations of mapping tori, whose combinatorics are canonically associated to the pseudo-Anosov monodromy. Guéritaud and Agol generalised an alternative construction to any closed manifold equipped with a pseudo-Anosov flow without perfect fits. Using Mosher's dynamic pairs, we prove the converse, showing that veering triangulations are a perfect combinatorialisation... More >
Seminar | April 20 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Mohandas Pillai, UC Berkeley
Music Studies Colloquium Prof. Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco (Universidade Nova de Lisboa): “The Aesthetics and Politics of Musical Heritage"
Colloquium | April 20 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall
Salwa EL-Shawan Castelo-Branco. Professor of Ethnomusicology, Director of the Instituto de Etnomusicologia Centro de Estudos em Música e Dança, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal and President of the International Council for Traditional Music. She received her doctorate from Columbia University, taught at New York University (1979-1982), and was visiting professor at Columbia University,... More >
Sport - Intercollegiate - Lacrosse | April 20 | 5 p.m. | Memorial Stadium
Cal Lacrosse hosts Stanford in conference action at Memorial Stadium.
Public Value of Graduate Education: A Talk with Campus and State: In Conversation with Chancellor Christ and Senator Skinner
Panel Discussion | April 20 | 5-8 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Tilden Room (5th Floor)
Chancellor Carol Christ, Office of the Chancellor, UC Berkeley; Senator Nancy Skinner
Kena Hazelwood-Carter, President, Graduate Assembly
In commemoration of UC Berkeley's 150th, the Graduate Assembly, in partnership with the Graduate Division and the Cal Alumni Association, is proud to present a talk on the state of public graduate education featuring Senator Nancy Skinner and Chancellor Carol Christ. The conversation will be moderated by Kena Hazelwood-Carter, President of the UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly.
Chancellor Christ... More >
ID required for Reception Social
Lecture | April 20 | 5-8 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 (Geballe Room)
Evelyn Hu-DeHart, Brown University
Institute of European Studies, GHI West, the Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC., Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Latin American Studies, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, Volkswagen Stiftung
The voices and spaces of immigrants come together to form collective memories. This, in turn, constitutes an important basis of community knowledge. Evelyn Hu-DeHart reflects on this process with the example ofBarcelona, where she currently teaches about new Chinese immigrants. Her research examines the distant history of Chinese in the Spanish Empire, first in Manila in the 16th century, then in... More >
Performing Arts - Music | April 20 | 7 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre
Fleet Foxes self-titled debut made a profound impact on the international musical landscape, earning them Uncuts first ever Music Award Prize, and topping numerous Best of lists, including Rolling Stones 100 Best Albums of the 2000s and Pitchforks 50 Best Albums of 2008.
Film - Feature | April 20 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Two extended families suffer through a heat wave in Martels award-winning portrayal of social inertia, class, and racial dynamics. Every shot is dense with life, yet the movie is highly focused, a small masterpiece (Meredith Brody, Chicago Reader).
Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 20 | 7:05 p.m. | Evans Field
Cal Baseball hosts Washington in conference action at Evans Diamond.
Film - Feature | April 20 | 7:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Bergmans early, restless experimentation with different aesthetics is at its height in this tale of the relationship between a young, blind musician and a lower-class servant girl.
Eerily evocative, non-linear, and movement-driven, THE DREAM OF KITAMURA tells the ghostly, mythic tale of Lord
Rosanjin, who believes he is marked for death by the demon Kitamura. His horror is so profound that he hires two bodyguardsbut are they who they appear to be?
$13 Online in Advance - Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, $15 At the Door - Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, $18 Online in Advance - General Admission, $20 At the Door - General Admission
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Multimedia | October 25, 2017 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This presentation showcases exquisite examples of Buddhist art from the Himalayan region.
Exhibit - Painting | November 22, 2017 – July 15, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Moletsanes vibrant, large-scale portraits for the Art Wall draw on both traditional African visual culture and Afrofuturism.
Exhibit - Artifacts | October 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe 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.
Exhibit - Multimedia | January 22 – May 15, 2018 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
See the homes of the STARS!! Or more precisely, designs for the homes and gardens of film stars, directors, screen writers, and designers curated by head archivist at the Environmental Design Archives, Waverly Lowell.
Exhibit - Multimedia | January 17 – May 6, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Way Bay is a sweeping exploration of the creative energies that have emerged from the San Francisco Bay Area over the past two hundred years. The exhibition features nearly two hundred works of art, film, performance, poetry, and archival materials by Bay Area artists and others whose work engages with the regions geographic, social, and cultural landscape.
The exhibition takes a nonlinear... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | January 31 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Theresa Hak Kyung Cha: Avant Dictee offers viewers an opportunity to experience the work of this prolific artist in a new way, through her best-known work, the artists book Dictee. Placing the book as a point of entry into her wider creative production, the exhibition explores resonances between Dictees ten thematic sections (nine of them named for the Greek muses) and artworks drawn from the... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
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 >
The Worlds of Arthur Szyk | The Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection: Auditorium installation of enlarged reproductions of select collection items
Exhibit - Multimedia | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
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 the Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection.
Born into a middle-class Polish... More >
Were Here, Were Queer, Were in the Public Record!: The LGBTQ Movement and Life as Seen Through Government Information
Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – August 31, 2018 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery
This exhibit showcases selected documents pertaining to LGBTQ history and highlights aspects of LGBTQ life that have been impacted by actions of federal, state, and local governments.
Deep Dive or The Limits of Immersion: An Exhibition of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Artworks
Exhibit - Multimedia | April 5 – 26, 2018 every day | Kroeber Hall, Room 116, Worth Ryder Gallery
Deep Dive or The Limits of Immersion explores the possibilities and challenges of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) to shape, integrate, and confuse aspects of reality.
The eight artists included in the exhibition have created guided meditations that take the viewer through various computer generated landscapes. The liminal spaces in AR/VR present poetic imaginaries of ecology,... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | April 11 – 26, 2018 every day | Kroeber Hall, Room 116, Worth Ryder Gallery
The Worth Ryder Art Gallery is pleased to present Possible Titles The Spring 2018 Honors Studio Exhibition.
Each semester a select few art majors who are creating outstanding work are chosen for the Honors Studio Program by the Department of Art Practice Faculty. They are awarded access to a shared studio space in Wurster Hall, and at the end of each semester they prepare a project for... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | April 20 – September 14, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Gallery
(Gallery is just inside east entrance to Doe) MARKING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY of the founding of Save the Redwoods League, Sustaining Grandeur is a collaborative exhibition between The Bancroft Library and the League. The exhibition explores the organizations first century protecting Californias redwood forests and the surrounding lands that sustain them, and looks forward to the Leagues... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – May 30, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, near Heyns Reading Room, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe
Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students cartoons, jokes, and satire from throughout the years, selected from their humor magazines and other publications.
Exhibit - Artifacts | April 16, 2018 – February 28, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, 2nd Floor Corridor
This exhibition celebrates the University of Californias sesquicentennial anniversary with photographs, correspondence, publications, and other documentation drawn from the University Archives and The Bancroft Library collections. It features an array of golden bears, including Oski, and explores the illustrious history of UC Berkeley.
ON VIEW: FEB 22-APR 20, MON-FRI 10am-5pm. Recent designs of the internationally recognized 2018 Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professor will be featured, ranging from cultural centers to educational institutions to urban landscapes. Open to the public!
High Holy Days at the Luna Park: Show-card Posters from the Firschein Press (Brooklyn, NY, 1920-1974)
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
This exhibition presents a selection from the over one hundred show-card posters printed by the Firschein Press, a small business operated by East European Jewish immigrants, that served local Jewish and non-Jewish communities in Brooklyn for the better half of the 20th century. Oscar Firschein brought the posters to California once the Press ceased its activities. He and his wife, Theda,... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
A selection from the over fifty manuscripts collected by The Magnes in Cairo, Egypt, during an expedition led by the museums founder, Seymour Fromer, in 1971. At the time, the aim of The Magnes was to salvage unique documents during a period of great turmoil in the Middle East.
The manuscripts are accompanied by a variety of ritual objects, original ketubbot (marriage contracts), and by... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | March 10 – December 16, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology | Note change in date
For this Spring 2018 exhibit, entitled Face to Face: Looking at Objects that Look at You, the Hearst staff and 14 UC Berkeley freshmen have co-curated a global selection of objects that depict human faces in different ways. The exhibit asks: Why and how do crafting traditions of the world so often incorporate human faces, and how do people respond to those faces? Objects such as West African... More >