Saturday, April 28, 2018
Miscellaneous | April 27 – May 9, 2018 every day with exceptions | Online
The Cal Alumni Association invites you to join us in reading and evaluating scholarship applications virtually for The Achievement Award and the Kruttschnitt Aspire Scholarship Programs from April 27th through May 9nd. Our dedicated alumni make these scholarships possible and we thank you for your time!
Virtual application readers will receive all training materials and scholarship... More >
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cal-alumni-association-online-application-reading-2-taapkasp-tickets-43959034656?aff=email1. Register online
Workshop | April 28 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Tolman Hall
21st century classrooms are spaces that encourage creation and innovation. Workshops will focus on taking writing beyond the traditional writer's workshop time and essay assignment. Teachers will experience a variety of ways to support students to compose both individually, collaboratively, digitally, traditionally, and artistically.
Hard Times: Critical Approaches to Crisis and its Aftermath: 2018 Near Eastern Studies Graduate Student Conference
Conference/Symposium | April 28 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Graduate Student Panels
Conference/Symposium | April 28 | 9:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. | 510 Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)
April 27 9 am - 4 pm
April 28 9:30 am - 1:15 pm
What is Asia? Since the evolution of Area Studies out of its singular post-war focus on defining and understanding alterity, the field has grappled with this central question through an array of analytical frames: the nation-state, identity, culture, belief systems, economies, flows, and connectivity. This conference seeks to move area studies... More >
Rethinking Gender, Identity, and Popular Culture in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka: A Faculty Research Conference
Lecture | April 28 | 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Bokhtiar Ahmed, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Rajshahi; Fhamida Yasmin, Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Dhaka; Seuty Sabur, Associate Professor of Anthropology, BRAC University; Kajalie Shehreen Islam, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication and Journalism, University of Dhaka; Janaki Jayawardena, Lecturer of History, University of Colombo; Khadija Mitu, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Chittagong; Mahruba Mowtushi, Associate Professor of English, ULAB; Fahmida Akhter, Associate Professor of Drama and Dramatics, Jahangirnagar University; Harisur Rahman, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Sociology, North South University
Golam Mathbor, Professor in the School of Social Work at Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey, USA; Sanchita B. Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Jason Cons, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin; Raka Ray, Professor of Sociology and South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley; Angana Chatterji, Co-chair, Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights Project and Visiting Research Anthropologist at the Center for Race and Gender at UC Berkeley; Jeanne Marecek, Professor Emerita of Psychology, Swarthmore College; Frank Korom, Professor of Religion and Anthropology at Boston University; Sufia Uddin, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Connecticut College; Lawrence Cohen, Professor of Anthropology and South & Southeast Asia Studies, UC Berkeley
The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies at UC Berkeley in partnership with the American Institute for Bangladesh Studies (AIBS) and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC), is delighted to welcome nine faculty members from top universities in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to be in... More >
Conference/Symposium | April 28 | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
On the second day of this conference, a panel session will be held in the morning in 180 Doe Library. The final plenary sessions with invited senior scholars will be held in the afternoon in the Townsend Center for the Humanities.
This event is free and open to the public.
Panel Discussion | April 28 | 10-11:15 a.m. | Freight & Salvage
The question of limits on free speech has recently occupied our nations consciousnessas well as the physical streets of Berkeley. The American Civil Liberties Union has worked for nearly 100 years to arbitrate this question in times of intense political division, and now Nadine Strossen, former president of the ACLU, joins us to to present HATE: Why We Should Resist it With Free Speech, Not... More >
Conference/Symposium | April 28 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Today, newly prominent strands of right-wing discourse assert themselves not simply as political positions but also as styles. Instead of traditional concerns with decorum, we see tactics of shock and various attempts to be transgressive. Moving away from conservative propriety, some movements accept or even celebrate the sexualization of political figures and positions. The normalcy of the... More >
41st Education Outreach Conference Bourgeois, Democratic, Nationalist, Communist: Post-World War I Revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe
Conference/Symposium | April 28 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | 431 Berkeley City College
2050 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
Robert Blobaum, Eberly Professor of History, West Virginia University; Melissa Feinberg, Associate Professor of History, Rutgers University; Mark Jones, Irish Research Council Fellow, University College Dublin; Paul Hanebrink, Associate Professor of History, Rutgers University
The Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies will be holding the 41st Educator Outreach Conference on Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. This year's conference is entitled "Bourgeois, Democratic, Nationalist, Communist: Post-World War I Revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe" and will explore the effects of WWI on the landscape of Europe through a historical lens.
Workshop | April 28 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Lisa Johnson, UC Berkeley Anthropology; Lucas Johnson, Far Western Inc
This all-day workshop covers artifact illustration and inking in a two step process.
Register online. Register online
Performing Arts - Dance | April 28 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber Hall
Māori Mo Ake Tonu
A cultural presentation featuring Māori performing arts through live song and dance by San Francisco Bay Area kapa haka group, Māori Mo Ake Tonu. The Māori are the indigenous people of Aotearoa (New Zealand). The performance will include elements of waiata (songs), waiata-a-ringa (story telling dances), poi and haka. The numbers for the performance are inspired by the taonga... More >
Special Event | April 28 – 29, 2018 every day | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Downtown Berkeley
Student Spoken Word Performers, Publications & Media Center
Students: come collect your free wristband for the Bay Area Book Festival at the ASUC Student Union! Tens of thousands of book lovers meet hundreds of acclaimed authors over an exciting weekend in downtown Berkeley, California. One of the premier literary events in the nation!
Wristbands for free admittance to speakers and performance limited to current Cal Students. Just like the ASUC Student Union on social media for your free wristband!
$0 Pick up your wristband at the ASUC Student Union
Presentation | April 28 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Residence Halls Unit 1, All-purpose room
Robin Flagg PhD, MPH, Lecturer, School of Public Health and Haas School of Business; Ken Jacobs, Chair, Center for Labor Research and Education
This year California will be giving serious attention to legislation that provides a real path to Universal Healthcare in the State. Dont miss this opportunity to increase your understanding of our current healthcare system, policy options for coverage, and directions for action that can move California toward universal health coverage and care.
Panel Discussion | April 28 | 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. | Freight & Salvage
Ngũgĩ wa Thiongo is one of the worlds most prominent African writers working today, often on the radar for the Nobel Prize. He joins us to discuss the American release of Wrestling with the Devil: A Prison Memoir. In 1977, he was imprisoned by the Kenyan government in a maximum security facility because of his artistic defiance of a regime. In prison, he penned a novelon toilet... More >
Conference/Symposium | April 28 | 1-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220, Townsend Center for the Humanities
Nicole Constable, Professor of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh; Rebecca Elmhirst, Reader in Human Geography, University of Brighton; Michele Ford, Professor of Southeast Asian Studies, University of Sydney; Johan Lindquist, Professor of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University; Deirdre McKay, Senior Lecturer in Social Geography and Environmental Politics, Keele University; Brenda Yeoh, Professor of Geography, National University of Singapore; Aihwa Ong, Robert H. Lowie Distinguished Chair in Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Christine Padoch, Senior Curator Emerita, Institute of Economic Botany, New York Botanical Garden
The final plenary sessions of this conference - which aims to look anew at issues concerning migration and Southeast Asia - will be held from 1:00-6:00 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Humanities.
This event is free and open to the public.
Panel Discussion | April 28 | 1:30-2:45 p.m. | Freight & Salvage
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2016 for his novel The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyenfiction writer, essayist, activist, and UC Berkeley doctoral alumhas become an outspoken voice for refugee rights and justice for immigrants. In 2017 he received a MacArthur Genius Grant, and while he was commended for challenging popular depictions of the Vietnam War and exploring the myriad ways that war... More >
Workshop | April 28 | 2-6 p.m. | 175 Barrows Hall
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a green-rating point system to certify a buildings sustainability. Just as Buildings can be LEED certified, students and professionals can become LEED Accredited themselves. The LEED Green Associate (GA) credential is the only professional designation used to market yourself to employers and clients and show you have certified... More >
Workshop | April 28 | 3-5:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315/Maude Fife
Tammy Ho, Associate Professor, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of California, Riverside
Mimi Khuc, Adjunct Lecturer, Asian American Studies, University of Maryland
Eliza Noh, Professor, Asian American Studies, Cal State University Fullerton
In 2016, the Asian American Literary Review (AALR) published Open in Emergency: A Special Issue on Asian American Mental Health. In addition to visual and literary art, the special issue contains a set of materials and activities that, according to their website, decolonizes mental health and opens up a wealth of new approaches.
Film - Feature | April 28 | 3 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Maliglutit (Searchers) continues in the breathtaking vein of Canadian-Inuk filmmaker Zacharias Kunuks unforgettable Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner with a story of cruelty and cold revenge inspired by John Fords The Searchers and spoken entirely in Inuktitut.
Sale | April 28 | 4-7 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Members get first pick of plants and access to the Room of Rares! Complimentary refreshments will be served.
Film - Feature | April 28 | 5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Pablo Larraíns film playfully and provocatively distorts the facts of an extraordinary year in the life of the Chilean Nobel prizewinning poet: Neruda is an anti-biopic (The Guardian).
Performing Arts - Music | April 28 | 5:30 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre | Tickets sold out
Released September 1, 2017 on Columbia Records/DFA, AMERICAN DREAM entered the U.S. chart at #1 and has been nominated for two GRAMMY AwardsBest Alternative Album and Best Dance Recording (for the song tonite)and has generated a tide of year-end best of lists and accolades
Sold out. Sold Out Buy tickets online
Film - Feature | April 28 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
From dutiful conservative Southern son to gay activist and San Francisco chronicler, Tales of the City author Armistead Maupin looks at his life with wry humor and some choice true tales.
Panel Discussion | April 28 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Freight & Salvage
Dont miss the Festival keynote! No one could serve better to inspire us than Berkeleys own Robert Reicha stellar writer of conscience and conviction, a firebrand, and one of Americas most influential and popular political commentators. A former U.S. Secretary of Labor, Reich comments regularly on CNN, NBC, and The Daily Show, and his syndicated articles have appeared in The New Yorker, New... More >
Performing Arts - Music | April 28 | 7:30 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
featuring Midiyanto, a renowned shadow master and musician, who teaches at UC Berkeley and performs throughout the U.S. as well as in Indonesia, Australia, and Singapore. He will be accompanied by Gamelan Sari Raras (Midiyanto and Ben Brinner, directors), featuring vocalist Heni Savitri and guest drummer Danis Sugiyanto.
$15 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students
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
Film - Feature | April 28 | 8:15 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
We pay tribute to the late author Denis Johnson with the film adaptation of his classic short story collection Jesus Son. Three esteemed authors and friends of Johnson introduce the film and share stories.
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
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 >
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.
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 >