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Saturday, October 13, 2018

General Motors Hackathon

Miscellaneous | October 13 | -5 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come hack at the ML@B/General Motors Hackathon this weekend!

The hackathon challenge will be a unique machine learning challenge related to General Motor’s infotainment system in all of their cars.

GM also has tech talks planned during the hackathon and will have 9 engineers present to work with you and answer any of your questions.

There will be cool prizes for the winners including an...   More >

Homecoming at Alumni House

Special Event | October 12 – 13, 2018 every day |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Doe and Moffitt Libraries and Gardner Stacks Open House

Tour/Open House | October 13 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Explore these libraries that have served the campus for more than 100 years. Be awed by grand spaces like the North and Heyns reading rooms and delve into the exhibits of the Bernice Layne Brown Gallery. Plus get special access to the 52 miles of shelves in the Gardner Stacks.

 Please show your Homecoming badge at the entrance for access to the Moffitt Library and Gardner Stacks.

Career Clinic: Making A Successful Career Transition: Roadmap for Change

Lecture | October 13 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), Room 507

 Rebecca Andersen, Career Services at the UC Berkeley Information School; RuthAnn Haffke, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 UC Berkeley Extension

Making a career transition can be bewildering: how do you find jobs? How can you stand out as a candidate? And, if you finally get an interview, how do you showcase yourself as the best candidate? This workshop will walk participants through each step of making a career transition. Through interactive exercises, we will cover strategies in personal branding, networking, résumé and LinkedIn...   More >

$50

  Register online

Are You Scared Yet? Cybersecurity for You and Me

Lecture | October 13 | 9-10 a.m. | 145 Dwinelle Hall

 Jeffrey Mackie-Mason, Library

 Library

Every day there’s a new scary story: Russians hacking elections; thieves remotely locking computers and demanding ransom; millions of credit card numbers and other personal records stolen from corporate data systems. What is vulnerable — and why? What should we, as ordinary citizens, understand about cybersecurity and about how to protect ourselves?

 This event is part of Homecoming Weekend — if you have not registered (online registration is now closed), we urge you to arrive early and register onsite at Homecoming Headquarters for a Class Pass for access to all lectures. Class Passes are free f

University Library Book Sale

Sale | October 13 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Rm 303

 Library

Expand your home library at this annual bargain-hunting bonanza. Search for treasures among thousands of hardbacks and soft-covers — all for just one dollar each!

General Motors Hackathon

Miscellaneous | October 13 | 10 a.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come hack at the ML@B/General Motors Hackathon this weekend!

The hackathon challenge will be a unique machine learning challenge related to General Motor’s infotainment system in all of their cars.

GM also has tech talks planned during the hackathon and will have 9 engineers present to work with you and answer any of your questions.

There will be cool prizes for the winners including an...   More >

Morrison Library Open House

Tour/Open House | October 13 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library (101 Doe Library)

 Library

Don’t miss exploring the magnificent Morrison, opened within Doe Library in 1928. This traditional reading room is one of the architectural treasures of the Berkeley campus; it’s also a place where students can relax, with comfortable seating and a circulating collection of newly published books.

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management

Information Session | October 13 | 10-11 a.m. | 3A UC Berkeley Extension (Belmont Center)

 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

Cal LGBTQ Alumni Reunion Brunch

Social Event | October 13 | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association, Gender Equity Resource Center

  RSVP online

Hearst Museum Open House - Homecoming Weekend

Tour/Open House | October 12 – 14, 2018 every day | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Alumni, parents, and friends are welcome to stop by anytime to explore the current exhibit, Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You. You can also virtually travel to archaeological sites around the world through the interactive CAVE kiosk or take a break and chill out in the Lounge of Wondrous Anthropological Discoveries.

The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology has waived...   More >

An American History of Race, Gender, and Hair

Lecture | October 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, Third Floor

 Sarah Gold McBride, Visiting Lecturer, Department of History, UC Berkeley

 Department of History, Cal Alumni Association

How did something as ordinary as hair affect major U.S. institutions like slavery and the women’s rights movement? In the 19th century, American people from different regions, class backgrounds, racial groups, and religious traditions shared the belief that hair exposed the truth about the person from whose body it grew.

Cal Men's Lacrosse Society: Honoring of the 1998 National Championship Team

Social Event | October 13 | 12-3 p.m. |  Memorial Stadium

 2227 Piedmont Ave., Berkeley, CA 94720

 Cal Alumni Association, Cal Men's Lacrosse

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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 >

Matti Braun | Vikram Sarabhai: A Modern Indian Icon

Lecture | October 13 | 1:30-3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Matti Braun, Artist

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Society for the Art & Cultural Heritage of India (SACHI), South Asia Art Initiative at UC Berkeley

A talk by Artist, Matti Braun on the remarkable life and biography of Vikram Sarabhai (1919-1971), best remembered as the father of Indian Space Program

70 Scenes of Halloween: A play by Jeffrey M Jones

Performing Arts - Theater | October 13 – 14, 2018 every day | 2-3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

70 SCENES OF HALLOWEEN is a spooky, scrambled, and sly comedy that transforms the unraveling of a marriage into a frighteningly funny romp. A young couple seems set to spend Halloween on their couch in a state of mild boredom. But dark forces emerge and they must contend with ghosts and witches banging on windows and wielding butcher knives!

$13-$20

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-1677, or by emailing tdps@berkeley.edu

70 SCENES OF HALLOWEEN, a play by Jeffrey M Jones

'Salam - The First ** Nobel Laureate

Film - Documentary | October 13 | 5-7 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall

 2537 Haste Street, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Cal Pakistani Students Association, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative, The Institute for South Asia Studies

A screening of 'Salam - The First ** Nobel Laureate.'

$3 Early Bird Sales Cal Students (ends Oct 10), $7 Early Bird Sales Non-Cal Students (ends Oct 10), $15 Early Bird Sales Others (ends Oct 10), $5 Regular Sales Cal Students, $10 Non-Cal students, $20 Regular Sales Others

  Tickets go on sale October 3. Buy tickets online

Buddha Collapsed out of Shame

Film - Feature | October 13 | 5-6:20 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

After the screening, enjoy a Film to Table dinner at Babette, the cafe at BAMPFA. Join an intimate group of fellow filmgoers for a four-course, prix-fixe meal in a convivial, dinner-party atmosphere. Purchase dinner tickets in advance at babettecafe.com (film tickets must be purchased separately).

The Makhmalbaf family’s youngest member, Hana, made her fiction filmmaking debut with this...   More >

Pilipino American Alumni Chapter: Homecoming Mixer

Social Event | October 13 | 6-10 p.m. |  7th West Restaurant

 1255 7th St., Oakland, CA 94607

 Cal Alumni Association, Pilipino American Alumni Chapter (PAAC)

The Leopard

Film - Feature | October 13 | 7-10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Visconti integrates a family history into a panoramic account of the Risorgimento; revolution informs the most intimate relationships between the aristocrat Fabrizio (Burt Lancaster), his radical nephew Tancredi (Alain Delon), and Angelica (Claudia Cardinale), whose marriage to Tancredi signals the symbolic merging of the classes. “Perhaps no film captures the Proustian aesthetic more firmly,”...   More >

Jerusalem Quartet with Pinchas Zuckerman and Amanda Forsyth

Performing Arts - Music | October 13 | 8-10 p.m. |  First Congregational Church

 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Jerusalem Quartet with Pinchas Zuckerman and Amanda Forsyth, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
R. Strauss/String Sextet from Capriccio Schoenberg/Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), Op. 4
Tchaikovsky/String Sextet in D minor, Op. 70, Souvenir de Florence

$58-86 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale October 13. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Jerusalem Quartet with Pinchas Zuckerman and Amanda Forsyth performs Saturday, October 13, 2018 in First Congregational Church.

Schaubühne: An Enemy of the People

Performing Arts - Theater | October 13 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Schaubühne, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Berlin’s Schaubühne theater presents a radically revised adaptation of An Enemy of the People, Ibsen’s potent 1882 drama about individual and social responsibility. The story of a whistleblower in a small town whose efforts to speak truth to power are shut down by his self-interested neighbors, the play both implicates and exhilarates its audience in a conversation about the perils of democratic...   More >

$30-98 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Schaubühne performs An Enemy of the People Friday–Saturday, October 12–13, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.

Soweto Gospel Choir: Songs of the Free

Performing Arts - Music | October 13 | 8-10 p.m. |  Paramount Theatre

 2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94619

 Soweto Gospel Choir, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

World-wide ambassadors of South African culture and two-time Grammy winners, the Soweto Gospel Choir perform renditions of Zulu, Xhosa, and Sotho folk and gospel music, American spirituals, and African pop, in a dozen different languages.

$34-80 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Soweto Gospel Choir performs Songs of the Free Saturday, October 13, 2018 in the Paramount Theatre.

70 Scenes of Halloween: A play by Jeffrey M Jones

Performing Arts - Theater | October 11 – 13, 2018 every day | 8-9 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

70 SCENES OF HALLOWEEN is a spooky, scrambled, and sly comedy that transforms the unraveling of a marriage into a frighteningly funny romp. A young couple seems set to spend Halloween on their couch in a state of mild boredom. But dark forces emerge and they must contend with ghosts and witches banging on windows and wielding butcher knives!

$13-$20

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-1677, or by emailing tdps@berkeley.edu

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION: PLACE, CULTURE, TIME - DESIGN IN DRASTICALLY CHANGING CHINA

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – October 21, 2018 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

ON VIEW: AUG 29-OCT 21. Works of He Jingtang over the past three decades and their profound reflections on place, culture, time, and future urban development. Free and open to all!

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

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

 Bancroft Library

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.

Immigration, Deportation and Citizenship, 1908-2018: Selected Resources from the IGS and Ethnic Studies Libraries

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 31 – December 10, 2018 every day | Moses Hall, IGS Library - 109 Moses

 Institute of Governmental Studies Library, Ethnic Studies Library

"Immigration, Deportation and Citizenship, 1908-2018: Selected Resources from the IGS and Ethnic Studies Libraries" contains items from the Ethnic Studies Library and the Institute of Governmental Studies Library addressing historical attitudes and policy around immigration, deportation, and citizens' rights, as well as monographs and ephemera relating to current events.

The Handmaid's Tale: an exhibit at Moffitt Library

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 5 – December 31, 2018 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd Floor near Elevators

 Library

The new Moffitt Library exhibit explores the themes and antecedents of The Handmaid’s Tale, this year’s On the Same Page program selection. On exhibit are library materials and quotes that demonstrate that not only were we wrong to say “it can’t happen here” - it has already happened, all over the world: Berlin, Nazi Germany, Argentina, and yes, here in the US.

 UC Berkeley ID required for entrance to Moffitt Library.

Califas: Art of the US-Mexico Borderlands

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 11 – November 16, 2018 every day |  Richmond Art Center (2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA)

 Environmental Design, College of

ON VIEW: SEPT 11-NOV 16 @ the Richmond Art Center. The exhibition, co-curated by Professors Michael Dear &amp; Ronald Rael, explores representations of the US-Mexico ‘borderlands’ in contemporary art. Free &amp; open to all!

Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection at the Morrison Library

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 17, 2018 – February 28, 2019 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library

Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection at the Morrison Library will be up in Doe Library’s Brown Gallery until March 1st, 2019. This exhibition celebrates 60 years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection, and includes prints in the collection that have not been seen in 20 years, as well as prints that are now owned by the Berkeley Art Museum. There are also cases dedicated...   More >

Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 10 – December 9, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology | Note change in date

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

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 >