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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Structural Transparency and Open-Air Genetics

Seminar | October 23 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Aaron Pomerantz, PhD candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Andrew Saintsing, PhD student, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in to The Graduates this Tuesday for an interview with Aaron Pomerantz from the Department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley. Aaron is a PhD candidate whose research is focused on color in the wings of butterflies and moths.

Aaron Pomerantz sequencing DNA in the rain forest

Online MEng Info Session

Information Session | October 23 | 10-11 a.m. |  Online

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Learn more about our inter-disciplinary Master of Engineering professional program at University of California, Berkeley's College of Engineering. Alumni and admissions/student services staff will answer your questions and discuss our innovative leadership curriculum, capstone projects, technical concentrations, dedicated career services, and admissions criteria.

  Register online

Representation theory seminar: Skein relations for diagrammatic categories.

Seminar | October 23 | 10-11 a.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Rina Anno, Kansas State University

 Department of Mathematics

In the category of tangles objects are even natural numbers and morphisms between n and m are (n,m)-tangles up to isotopy. Weak triangulated represenations of this category are usually constructed in terms of generators and relations: we associate a functor to each tangle generator (a "cup", a "cap", or a "crossing"), and prove that certain compositions of these functors are isomorphic. It turns...   More >

Merck-Banyu Lecture: Chemistry Empowered by Unique Heterocycles

Seminar | October 23 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Dr. Naoya Kumagai, Institute of Microbial Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Identification of new molecular entities opens a new avenue in chemistry on a broad basis. This talk introduces the development of unique heterocyclic compounds and architectures that are responsible for specific functions in catalysis and peculiar properties as materials.

IBM Tabling in 3rd Floor, Soda Hall

Miscellaneous | October 23 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, In front of HP Auditorium (306 Soda Hall)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

"Meet an IBM Intern" Table Event

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a co-op student at IBM? Want to hear directly from interns themselves? Stop by the Soda Hall lobby from 11am-3pm to speak with IBM co-op students who have just wrapped up their internship.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Proliferation of Anomalies and Zoo of Factors – What does the Hansen–Jagannathan Distance Tell Us?

Seminar | October 23 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Xiang Zhang, SWUFE

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Recent research finds that prominent asset pricing models have mixed success in evaluating the cross-section of anomalies, which highlights proliferation of anomalies and zoo of factors. In this paper, I investigate that how is the relative pricing performance of these models to explain anomalies, when comparing their misspecification errors– the Hansen–Jagannathan (HJ) distance measure. I find...   More >

"My Bad Attitude Toward the Pastoral": The Country and the City in the Poetry of C.S. Giscombe: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2018 Colloquium

Colloquium | October 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 Global Urban Humanities

"My Bad Attitude Toward the Pastoral": The Country and the City in the Poetry of C.S. Giscombe"
Chiyuma Elliott
Assistant Professor of Afircan American Studies
Tuesday, October 23, 12-1:30pm
Wurster 170

Part of the Global Urban Humanities Colloquium The City and Its People, Rhetoric 198-3 / ARCH 198-2, Rhetoric 244A / ARCH 298-2

In C. S. Giscombe’s 1994 book-length poem Here, the...   More >

Sarwar Uddin Ahmed | Does it pay to be socially responsible in Bangladesh?

Lecture | October 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Sarwar Uddin Ahmed, Professor of Finance and Director, BBA Program, School of Business, Independent University, Bangladesh

 Sanchita B. Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies

 The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies, Global Programs at Goldman School of Public Policy

A talk by Professor of Finance and Director, BBA Program, School of Business, Independent University, Bangladesh, Dr. Sarwar Uddin Ahmed.

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "The Missing Profits of Nations"

Presentation | October 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Gabriel Zucman, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by October 18.

Back Talk: Less Stress on Your Back (BEUHS404)

Workshop | October 23 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Mallory Lynch, Campus Ergonomist, Ergonomics@Work


Learn new ways of performing daily activities with less stress to your back. Practice some useful stretching and strengthening exercises. Wear comfortable clothing.

  Register online

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.

The Filipino Primitive: Accumulation, Resistance, and the American Museum

Lecture | October 23 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Sarita Echavez See, Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, UC Riverside

 Filipino and Philippine Studies Working Group

Prof. See will discuss her new book The Filipino Primitive: Accumulation, Resistance, and the American Museum (NYU Press, 2017) - a counterdisciplinary study of the epistemological, aesthetic and curatorial politics of collecting things and people.

Is a Habitable Planet a Human Right? Juliana v. United States: A discussion with Kelly Matheson, Jordan Diamond, Sharon Duggan et al

Panel Discussion | October 23 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Kelly Matheson, WITNESS; Sharon Duggan, Our Children's Trust; Tamara Morgenthau, International Human Rights Law Clinic; Ted Lamm, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment

 Jordan Diamond, Center for Law, Energy and the Environment

 Human Rights Center, Center for Law, Energy, & the Environment, Human Rights Law Students Association

Can litigation and advocacy protect the vulnerable peoples of the world where democracy and politics have failed?

  RSVP online

Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet Design and Formatting (BETEC011): Betec011

Workshop | October 23 | 1-4 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Kathleen Valerio

 Human Resources

Spreadsheet Basics: Learn how to navigate in and across spreadsheets. Use AutoFill to build spreadsheets and link them into quarterly reports with basic equations in Microsoft Excel.

Learning objectives:

* Insert and format data.
* Use AutoFill.
* Insert/delete hide and unhide rows and columns.
* Name, move, add and delete worksheets.
* Apply filters and sorts.
* Export files to Excel...   More >

Connecting for Your Career: Networking Basics for Ph.D. Scientists

Workshop | October 23 | 1-2:15 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Rosanne Lurie, QB3-Berkeley

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Sometimes the word “networking” seems loaded – this workshop, led by Rosanne Lurie, Director, QB3-Berkeley Graduate and Postdoc Career Development will help you get around the myths and fears, and learn the real value of connecting with others. Identify ways that networking can help you in career exploration, career planning, and your job search. We will discuss techniques for talking clearly...   More >

Indivisible Tohono: Resisting the US-Mexico Border and Militarization on Tohono O’odham Land Through Education and Civic Engagement

Panel Discussion | October 23 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 April Ignacio, Indivisible Tohono O'odham; Gabriella Cazares-Kelly, Indivisible Tohono O'odham; Annamarie Stevens, Indivisible Tohono O'odham

 Fantasia Painter, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for Native American Issues Research on, Native/Immigrant/Refugee Crossings Research Initiative

Indivisible Tohono is a grassroots organization working on issues that affect the Tohono O'odham Nation and those that affect the Natives within the state of Arizona and federally. Tohono O’odham is a federally recognized tribe split by the US-Mexico border in what is today southern Arizona, and it has become well known for its recent refusal to allow Trump’s Wall on Tohono O’odham land. This...   More >

Copyright and Your Dissertation

Workshop | October 23 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall


This workshop will provide you with a practical workflow for navigating copyright questions and legal considerations for your dissertation or thesis. Whether you’re just starting to write or you’re getting ready to file, you can use this workflow to figure out what you can use, what rights you have, and what it means to share your dissertation online.

  RSVP online

Symplectic Working Group: Shapes of symplectic manifolds

Seminar | October 23 | 2-3 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Dmitry Tonkonog, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

3-Manifold Seminar: Tait colorings and foams

Seminar | October 23 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall


 Department of Mathematics

We'll discuss Kronheimer-Mrowka's deformed instanton homology of spatial webs $J^\sharp (K;\Gamma )$. For planar webs $K$, we show that $J^\sharp (K;\Gamma ')$ is spanned by foams, where $\Gamma '$ is an appropriate coefficient system.

Butterfly Walk

Tour/Open House | April 24 – October 23, 2018 the fourth Tuesday of the month every month | 3-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Sally Levinson, Garden volunteer propagator, docent and 'caterpillar lady', as she guides you through the Botanical Garden in search of butterflies.

Space is on a first-come basis. Children welcome. Free with garden admission.

Free with Garden Admission

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Almost conservation laws and low regularity well-posedness for nonlinear Schrodinger equations

Seminar | October 23 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 James Rowan, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

For energy-subcritical nonlinear Schrodinger equations, the law of conservation of energy can be used to extend the local well-posedness theory for solutions with initial data in $H_x^1$ to a global well-posedness theory in $H_x^1$. If we want a global well-posedness theory in a Sobolev space $H_x^s$ for $0 < s < 1$, the energy may be infinite, and thus conservation of energy is unavailable....   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Moment Varieties of Measures on Polytopes

Seminar | October 23 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Bernd Sturmfels, MPI MIS, Leipzig

 Department of Mathematics

The uniform probability measure on a convex polytope induces piecewise polynomial densities on the projections of that polytope. For a fixed combinatorial type of simplicial polytopes, the moments of these measures are rational functions in the vertex coordinates. We study projective varieties that are parametrized by finite collections of such rational functions. Our focus lies on determining...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: On convolutions and transforms in operator valued free probability

Seminar | October 23 | 3:45-5:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Weihua Liu, Indiana University

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I will introduce a class of independence relations which include free, Boolean and monotone independence in operator valued probability. I will briefly review some analytic properties of operator-valued free, Boolean and monotone convolutions. After that, I will show some analytic properties of two other important convolutions which are called orthogonal convolution and s-free...   More >

From Cal to Google to LBNL: Becoming an Atomic Architect

Seminar | October 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Tess Smidt, LBNL

 Computational Materials at Berkeley

2018 CAL Ballot Breakdown: Boots on the Ground: Your Vote Counts

Special Event | October 23 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Dan Morain, Senior Editor, CALmatters

 Public Health, School of

Do you want to make a real impact on important issues of health and social justice in California? Do you care about affordable housing, mental health, access to safe and clean drinking water, treatment of farm animals?

Come to University Hall 150 on Tuesday, October 23 from 4:00-5:30 PM to learn about the 2018 California ballot initiatives at this session led by Dan Morain from CALMatters, an...   More >

2018 G.N. Lewis Memorial Lecture: The Application of Physical Organic Methods to the Investigation of Organometallic Reaction Mechanisms

Lecture | October 23 | 4 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Robert Bergman, Gerald E. K. Branch Distinguished Professor, Emeritus; Professor of the Graduate School, Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley

 College of Chemistry

A Nostalgia Trip Through Some Organotransition Metal Chemistry of the Late 20th Century

Professor Robert Bergman

Charting Your Course: Planning Your Years at Cal and Beyond: L&S Workshop Series Shoot for the Stars

Workshop | October 23 | 4-6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

Graduate Mentors, College of L&S

 College of Letters & Science, L&S Graduate Mentors

A workshop focused on planning your college career--including study abroad and internships--to prepare for life after graduation.

Optimal robot action for and around people: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

Lecture | October 23 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Anca Dragan, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Estimation, planning, control, and learning are giving us robots that can generate good behavior given a specified objective and set of constraints. What I care about is how humans enter this behavior generation picture, and study two complementary challenges: 1) how to optimize behavior when the robot is not acting in isolation, but needs to coordinate or collaborate with people; and 2) what to...   More >

A New Malaysia? Elite Defectors and Opposition Success in Malaysia’s 2018 Elections

Lecture | October 23 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Sebastian Dettman, Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

This past May, a coalition of opposition parties in Malaysia, headed by former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, won power, unseating the National Front (Barisan Nasional or BN) government for the first time in 61 years. This talk will examine the roots of this victory in the unique coalitional dynamics that allowed the BN to hold power for so many decades – and for the opposition to win.

Election night, May 2018

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Tensor-Multinomial Sums of Ideals and Applications

Seminar | October 23 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Robert Walker, University of Michigan

 Department of Mathematics

Given a polynomial ring $C$ over a field and proper ideals $I$ and $J$ whose generating sets involve disjoint variables, we determine how to embed the associated primes of each power of $I+J$ into a collection of primes described in terms of the associated primes of select powers of $I$ and of $J$. We discuss applications to constructing primary decompositions for powers of $I+J$, and to...   More >


Film - Series | October 23 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Organized by Laura Belik, Ph.D. Student in Architecture

Around Arthur Szyk: Berkeley Scholars on Art and History: Household, Halakhah, Haggadah. Family Life and Religious Authority at the Passover Seder

Lecture | October 23 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Berkeley Scholars on Art and History

In the course of the 2018-2019 academic year, Berkeley historians, art historians, media, and Jewish Studies scholars will present insightful research and commentary Around Arthur Szyk in a series of programs at The Magnes.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
5:30 PM–7:00PM
The Magnes
2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

Household, Halakhah,...   More >

  RSVP online by October 23.

Global Social Venture Competition Info Session

Information Session | October 23 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

 Institute for Business and Social Impact

Innovating meaningful solutions to the world’s most challenging problems using technology? This year the Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) is celebrating 20 years of impact and kicking off our application season by inviting you to our first info session! Come and learn more about the eligibility guidelines, venture requirements, and helpful tips to strengthen your application.

Managed...   More >

  Register online

IBM Tech Talk and Networking Event: Challenges in AI Platform: Ethics and Bias

Information Session | October 23 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Wonder what working at IBM is like? Join us for a Tech Talk and networking event following with IBMers in a variety of technical roles. Are you submitting applications for internships and full time opportunities this semester? We'll also share some insight into IBM's recruiting process.

Casual (jeans encouraged)

Food will be provided!

We the People: Raising Our Voices: with Erwin Chemerinsky and Jeffrey Edleson

Panel Discussion | October 23 | 7 p.m. |  JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch

 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA, CA 94709

 Jeffrey Edleson, Dean, School of Social Welfare; Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, Boalt Law School

 Social Welfare, School of

An intimate discussion with Erwin Chemerinsky (dean of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law) and Jeffrey Edleson (dean and professor at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Social Welfare)
The foremost authority of the first amendment and free speech (Chemerinsky) and a leading expert on domestic abuse (Edleson) discuss the rights and privileges of our voices—how...   More >

$12.00 Members $15.00 Public

Vicki Ray, piano: ecStatic – new music for piano and electronics

Performing Arts - Music | October 23 | 8-10 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Described as “phenomenal and fearless,” Grammy nominated pianist Vicki Ray is a leading interpreter of contemporary piano music. Known for thoughtful and innovative programming which seeks to redefine the piano recital in the 21st century, Vicki’s concerts often include electronics, video, recitation and improvisation.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Luminous Disturbances: Paintings by Kara Maria

Exhibit - Painting | September 10 – December 14, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Kara Maria's "cheerfully apocalyptic" paintings engage with a host of political issues, including war and environmental destruction. On display at the Townsend Center for the Humanities Sept 10 - Dec 14, 2018.

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


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


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 >

Boundless: Contemporary Tibetan Artists at Home and Abroad

Exhibit - Painting | October 3, 2018 – May 26, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Featuring works by internationally renowned contemporary Tibetan artists alongside rare historical pieces, this exhibition highlights the ways these artists explore the infinite possibilities of visual forms to reflect their transcultural, multilingual, and translocal lives. Though living and working in different geographical areas—Lhasa, Dharamsala, Kathmandu, New York, and the Bay Area—the...   More >

Harvey Quaytman: Against the Static

Exhibit - Painting | October 17, 2018 – January 27, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The paintings of Harvey Quaytman (1937–2002) are distinct for their novel explorations of shape, drawing, texture, geometric pattern, and color application. While his works display a rigorous experimentation with formalism and materiality, they are simultaneously invested with rich undertones of sensuality, complexity, and humor. This new retrospective exhibition charts the trajectory of...   More >

Art Wall: Barbara Stauffacher Solomon

Exhibit - Painting | August 15, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The 1960s architectural phenomenon Supergraphics—a mix of Swiss Modernism and West Coast Pop—was pioneered by San Francisco–based artist, graphic and landscape designer, and writer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon. Stauffacher Solomon, a UC Berkeley alumna, is creating new Supergraphics for BAMPFA’s Art Wall. Land(e)scape 2018 is the fifth in a series of temporary, site-specific works commissioned for...   More >

Old Masters in a New Light: Rediscovering the European Collection

Exhibit - Painting | September 19 – December 16, 2018 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Since 1872, the University of California, Berkeley has been collecting works by European artists, building a collection that includes many rare and exceptional works distinguished by artistic innovation, emotional and psychological depth, and technical virtuosity. Consisting mostly of gifts from professors, alumni, and other supporters, the collection continues to evolve, representing artistic...   More >

Bearing Light: Berkeley at 150

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

 Bancroft Library

This exhibition celebrates the University of California’s 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.

The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 28 – December 14, 2018 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 Karaite Canon highlights a selection from the over fifty manuscripts he brought to California, along with ritual objects belonging to Cairo’s Karaite community.

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

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 28 – December 14, 2018 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 >

Pièces de Résistance: Echoes of Judaea Capta From Ancient Coins to Modern Art

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 28 – December 14, 2018 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

This exhibition will be continuing in Spring 2019.

Notions of resistance, alongside fears and realities of oppression, resound throughout Jewish history. As a minority, Jews express their political aspirations, ideals of heroism, and yearnings of retaliation and redemption in their rituals, art, and everyday life.

Centering on coins in The Magnes Collection, this exhibition explores how...   More >

Project “Holy Land”: Yaakov Benor-Kalter’s Photographs of British Mandate Palestine, 1923-1940

Exhibit - Photography | August 28 – December 14, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4:05 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

For nearly two decades, Yaakov (Jacob) Benor-Kalter (1897-1969) traversed the Old City of Jerusalem, documenting renowned historical monuments, ambiguous subjects in familiar alleyways, and scores of “new Jews” building a new homeland. Benor-Kalter’s photographs smoothly oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.

After immigrating from Poland to the British Mandate of...   More >