<< Tuesday, February 12, 2019 >>

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

VC Unlocked: Deal Camp

Course | February 11 – 14, 2019 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Law Executive Education, Startup@BerkeleyLaw, 500 Startups

Deal Camp is a four-day course focused on the nuts and bolts of deal making for investors who want to improve their ability to define, negotiate, and execute early-stage investments. Participants will work with leading UC Berkeley faculty and 500 Partners to develop strategies to structure deals in order to maximize investment returns.

This activity has been approved for 25.75 hours MCLE...   More >

Understanding Diversity Among Species

Seminar | February 12 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio Broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Nicolas Alexandre, Department of Integrative Biology; Ashley Smiley, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Nicolas with hummingbird feeder

February Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | February 12 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building

 2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Information Services and Technology (IST)

Open Berkeley Site Builder Training sessions cover the fundamentals of the Open Berkeley turnkey website solution.

Summer Abroad in Poland, Czech Republic, Germany

Information Session | February 12 | 10 a.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the Summer Abroad in Poland, Czech Republic, Germany: The History of Belonging and Coexistence in Modern Europe program at this info session. Program advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

Who “belongs” in Europe and how do refugee communities and ethnic minorities fit into the European Union experiment?

Dive deep into the history of coexistence...   More >

H-1B Workshop

Workshop | February 12 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

The main focus of this workshop are general H-1B eligibility requirements, eligible professional occupations, application process, and timing concerns.

Topics covered:
H-1B eligibility criteria
Types of jobs appropriate for H-1B
Minimum salary requirements
Employer's role
Application timing challenges
Options for F/J students/scholars

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Computation of Optimal Conditional Expected Drawdown Portfolios

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

 Speakers: Alex Papanicolaou, Intelligent Financial Machines

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

We introduce two approaches to computing and minimizing the risk measure Conditional Expected Drawdown (CED) of Goldberg and Mahmoud (2016). One approach is based on a continuous-time formulation yielding a partial differential equation (PDE) solution to computing and minimizing CED while another is a sampling based approach utilizing a linear program (LP) for minimizing CED.

Certificate Program in Marketing Online Information Session

Information Session | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Tom McGuire, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how UC Berkeley Extension equips you with a solid understanding of marketing’s most up-to-date concepts and techniques. For more information, visit the Certificate Program in Marketing.

  Make reservations online

SPH Brown Bag Research Presentation: Impact of microbial biological disparity on social determinants of health

Seminar | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Lee Riley, Professor of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases, School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

Understanding social determinants of health has become established as one of core disciplines of public health. On the other hand, understanding biological determinants of health has gradually become less emphasized as a public health discipline, and this trend may lead to incomplete and misdirected public health interventions and policy. We present results of our study of rheumatic heart disease...   More >

Darwin Day at the Essig Museum: Happy Birthday, Charles Darwin (1809)

Tour/Open House | February 12 | 12-5 p.m. | 1170 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Peter Oboyski, Essig Museum of Entomology

 Essig Museum of Entomology

Celebrate Charles Darwin’s birthday with special behind-the-scenes tours of the Essig Museum insect collection in the Valley Life Sciences Building.Also on display will be Galapagos finches, rodents, a marine iguana, and tortoise shell, herbarium specimens, live orchids and insectivorous plants.

Sustainability – Why and How? The Nordic Way

Lecture | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Ambassador Ove Ullerup, Royal Danish Embassy in Sweden

 Institute of European Studies, Center for Responsible Business, Nordic Studies Program

In his talk, the Danish ambassador to Sweden, Ove Ullerup, will focus on the relationship and cooperation between the public and private sector on the sustainability agenda in the Nordic countries.
The ambassador discusses challenges in changing concepts and how the Nordic countries will face these in the future. What role will the UN Sustainable Development Goals play and have they changed our...   More >

Ove Ullerup

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Consumption-led Growth"

Presentation | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

 Clausen Center

Consumption-led Growth, joint with Markus Brunnermeier and Oleg Itskhoki.

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by February 8.

Plants and People Lunchtime Lectures: The Ethnobotany of a Medicinal Moss

Lecture | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

As a part of our "Year of Ethnobotany" celebrations, the Garden will be hosting monthly lunch time lectures featuring the research of UC Berkeley graduate students, post-docs, and faculty.

In February join, Eric Harris to learn all about mosses and their use in human life.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Make-Ahead Meals (BEUHS641)

Workshop | February 12 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Kim Guess, RD

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Make it easier on yourself to enjoy homemade meals by making them ahead of time! Some meals can be prepared in a large batch and reused or frozen for future use, while others can be prepped and then cooked later. However, this doesn’t work with all recipes, so attend this workshop and skip the guesswork. Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.

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.

Summer Abroad Programs Rooted in Social Justice: Berkeley Summer Abroad and Global Internships

Information Session | February 12 | 1-3 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn about the Berkeley Summer Abroad and Global Internship programs that utilize social justice and anti-oppression methodologies. Advisers will also give an overview of all the programs offered through Summer Abroad and Global Internships. Presentation runs until 1:45 p.m., then advisers will be available for individual advising until 3 p.m.

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Visual Salience in Game Theory

Seminar | February 12 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Colin Camerer, California Institute of Technology

 Department of Economics

Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar - "Expectations with Endogenous Information Acquisition: An Experimental Investigation"

Seminar | February 12 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Basit Zafar, Associate Professor of Economics, Arizona State University

 Department of Economics


  RSVP by emailing Joseph G. Mendoza at jgmendoza@berkeley.edu

Librarian Office Hours at the SPH DREAM Office

Miscellaneous | February 5 – April 30, 2019 every Tuesday with exceptions | 3-5 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2220 (DREAM Office)

 Debbie Jan


Drop by during office hours if you need help with your literature reviews; setting up searches in PubMed, Embase, and other databases; using EndNote, RefWorks, or other citation management software; finding statistics or data; and answering any other questions you may have.

Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop

Workshop | February 12 | 3:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Stephens Lounge

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you a Pell Grant recipient and U.S. citizen who is planning to study and/or intern abroad? Attend the Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop and learn about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a federal scholarship which funds up to $5,000 towards a study abroad experience.

The Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop will review scholarship and eligibility requirements,...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: The arithmeticity of figure-eight knot orbifolds

Seminar | February 12 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A knot or link $L$ in $S^3$ is called universal if every closed orientable $3$-manifold can be represented as a cover branched over $L$, with some examples including the Borromean rings, the figure-eight knot, and 2-bridge non-torus links. Some such $L$ are the singular locus of an orbifold ${\mathbb H}^3/\Gamma \cong S^3$ for Γ an arithmetic subgroup of the linear algebraic group of isometries...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Terminal singularities that are not Cohen-Macaulay

Seminar | February 12 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Burt Totaro, UCLA

 Department of Mathematics

I will explain the notion of terminal singularities. This is the mildest class of singularities that appears in constructing minimal models of algebraic varieties. In characteristic zero, terminal singularities are automatically Cohen-Macaulay, and this is very useful for the minimal model program. I will present the first known terminal singularity of dimension 3 which is not Cohen-Macaulay; it...   More >

Student Hosted Colloquium in Physical Chemistry: Computational Vibrational Spectroscopy of Aqueous Acid and Base Solutions

Seminar | February 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Steve Corcelli, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame

 College of Chemistry

The structure, dynamics, and transport properties of electrolyte solutions, including acids and bases, is critically important to aqueous solution chemistry. Aqueous acid and base solutions have vibrational spectra with distinct continua that span from about 1000 cm-1 to 3000 cm-1. Despite intense study, the interpretation of the spectra in terms of the molecular structure of the hydrated proton...   More >

Restraining Great Powers: Soft Balancing From Empires To The Global Era

Lecture | February 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 T.V. Paul, McGill University

 Institute of International Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Institute for South Asia Studies

This presentation is based on the book with the same title (Yale University Press, 2018) which examines a crucial element of state behavior -- the use of international institutions, informal alignments and economic instruments such as sanctions -- to constrain the power and threatening behavior of dominant actors. Much of International Relations scholarship fails to capture the use of these...   More >

Catalyst Group to End Youth Homelessness Meeting

Meeting | February 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Innovations 4 Youth

The Catalyst Group to End Youth Homelessness aims to create synergy between research, policy, and practice to eliminate youth homelessness in the Bay Area and on the UC Berkeley campus. Our group brings students, faculty, staff, and community partners together to leverage individual expertise of lived experiences of homelessness, research, and advocacy. We welcome all to attend a meeting and work...   More >

Asian Americans and Affirmative Action

Conference/Symposium | February 12 | 5-7:15 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Frank Wu, Keynote Speaker, UC Hastings; Vincent Pan, Chinese for Affirmative Action; Julie Park, University of Maryland

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Rethinking Diversity, Reintroducing Disability: Conversations on Disability History, Advocacy, and Rights

Colloquium | February 12 | 5-7 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 OPEN (Opportunities for Postdoc Equity Networking)

Disability is too often left out of the academic and political discourse concerning equity, diversity and inclusion. Yet disability is a core aspect of these values and intersects with all other marginalized groups for which
equity, diversity, and inclusion are critical. Join us for a trailer screening of “Crip Camp” by filmmaker and disability rights activist James Lebrecht, followed by a...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Symmetric powers of algebraic and tropical curves

Seminar | February 12 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Madeline Brandt, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk I will give a description of the following recent result: the non-Archimedean skeleton of the d-th symmetric power of a smooth projective algebraic curve X is naturally isomorphic to the d-th symmetric power of the tropical curve that arises as the non-Archimedean skeleton of X. In the talk I will give all necessary background definitions for understanding the above statement and I...   More >

Open House and Info Session

Information Session | February 12 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 340 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 The Program in Critical Theory

Join The Program in Critical Theory’s faculty and students for a panel discussion and Q&A about the Designated Emphasis (DE) in Critical Theory. All UC Berkeley Ph.D. students interested in applying to the DE are invited to attend. Refreshments and informal social to follow.

The Program in Critical Theory’s DE enables graduate students already enrolled in UC Berkeley Ph.D. programs from across...   More >

Sincerity out, Authenticity in: Poetry on the Quest for Trust in the times of Post-Truth

Lecture | February 12 | 5:30-7 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Stanislav Lvovsky, Auhtor

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Back then in the first half of 1990s new generation of Russian poets, — or its considerable part — found itself facing the challenge of inventing a new way to speak straightforwardly: readily available poetics either weren’t quite fit for the job or themselves were part of the problem to be resolved. Poetry optics, which has emerged at the time in the capacity of the solution, was the “new...   More >

IBM Networking Night

Information Session | February 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come meet us.

What is like to work at IBM?
Join us as IBMers in a variety of technical roles share day-in-the-life stories about their work and provide an inside look on what makes engineering at IBM unique.

Are you submitting applications this semester?
We'll also share some insight into IMB's recruiting process.

Feel free to bring questions, as we'll close with a panel and Q&A.

Vicarious Trauma Workshop

Meeting | February 12 | 6-8 p.m. | 10 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 International Human Rights Workshop

A workshop on understanding, recognizing, and addressing trauma workshop hosted by the International Human Rights Workshop.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at accessibility@berkeley.edu.

Sponsored by the Graduate Assembly.

Food Politics 2019: Nutrition Science Under Siege with Marion Nestle

Lecture | February 12 | 6-8 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Logan Multimedia Center (Room 142)

 Graduate School of Journalism, Berkeley Food Institute, UC Berkeley-11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship

Please join us for a special lecture series with celebrated author and scholar Marion Nestle. "Food Politics 2019: Nutrition Science Under Siege." Nutrition science is under attack from statisticians and the food industry. Who stands to gain and what might be lost?

  RSVP online

Photo: Bill Hayes

Discovery and Diversity: Critical Factors in Tomorrow's Health Care: Dean of the Stanford School of Medicine Lloyd B. Minor

Lecture | February 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Lloyd B. Minor, Stanford University School of Medicine

 The Berkeley Forum

How are medical schools adapting to today's greatest challenges? Join the Dean of Stanford University School of Medicine, Lloyd B. Minor M.D., for a discussion on the ways in which medical education is changing and responding to unique social demands. Dean Minor will specifically discuss the challenges in biomedical discovery and the vital importance of diversity in science, while showcasing how...   More >


  Buy tickets online

Surprising Evidence:: Revealing Vanished Landscapes Through Nontraditional Moving Images

Lecture | February 12 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Wurster Auditorium, RM 112

 Rick Prelinger, University of California, Santa Cruz

 Environmental Design Archives

Join us for our second Gallery Talk!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Wurster Auditorium, Room 112

6:30 to 7pm - Light Refreshments
7 to 8pm - Lecture

Free to UC Berkeley Students, Staff, Faculty, and Friends of the EDA

Suggested $10 donation for those outside UC Berkeley

Historians, architects and planners often look to feature films as records of extinct environments. But few know...   More >

Berkeley Summer Abroad in Portugal: Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Information Session | February 12 | 7 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology - SCET

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come hear about this unique program where you can not only study, but also travel in Portugal with over 400 students from around the world at the European Innovation Academy!

This program is open to ALL MAJORS and will be hosted in Porto and Cascais, Portugal (right next to Lisbon).

Earn 6 units of upper division IEOR course credits:
IND ENG 185: Challenge Lab (4 units)
IND ENG 192:...   More >

Cal at Golden State Warriors: vs. Utah Jazz

Sport - Recreational | February 12 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. |  Oracle Arena

 Cal Alumni Association

CrafterDark: Make V-Day Pillows and Cards!

Workshop | February 12 | 8-10 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 Berkeley Art Studio

Come make adorbs V-Day themed pillows and cards! Hate Valentine's day? you can make non-V-Day themed stuff too!

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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.

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 >

Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein

Exhibit - Painting | November 7, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the early twentieth century, inspired by modern science such as Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity, an emerging avant-garde movement sought to expand the “dimensionality” of modern art, engaging with theoretical concepts of time and space to advance bold new forms of creative expression. Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein illuminates the remarkable connections between the...   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 >

Ink, Paper, Silk: One Hundred Years of Collecting Japanese Art

Exhibit - Painting | December 12, 2018 – April 14, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

BAMPFA's Japanese art collection began in 1919 with a remarkable donation of more than a thousand woodblock prints from the estate of UC Berkeley Professor of English William Dallam Armes. This exhibition features a selection of these exceptional prints, as well as hanging scroll paintings, screens, lacquerware, and ceramics that have entered the collection over the century since this...   More >

Arthur Jafa / MATRIX 272

Exhibit - Multimedia | December 12, 2018 – March 24, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Arthur Jafa is an artist, director, editor, and award-winning cinematographer whose poignant work expands the concept of black cinema while exploring African American experience and race relations in everyday life. He has stated, “I have a very simple mantra and it’s this: I want to make black cinema with the power, beauty, and alienation of black music.” In his renowned work Love Is The Message,...   More >

Well Played! The Math and Science of Improving Your Game

Exhibit - Multimedia | November 17, 2018 – May 18, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

You don't have to be a pro to know that math and science can help improve your game. In our exhibit, Well Played!, you can experiment with force, angles, and trajectory to get the highest scores you can with classic arcade games such as Skeeball, Pinball, and Basketball.

Want to improve your score? Try our interactive exhibits on the math and science behind force and trajectory, and then head...   More >

The Book as Place: Visions of the Built Environment

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 28 – May 17, 2019 every day | Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library, 210 Wurster Hall


This exhibition of artists' books centers on ideas about the built environment and has been curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for UC Berkeley’s Environmental Design Library. Featuring works by 25 artists including Robbin Ami Silverberg, Clifton Meador, Inge Bruggeman, Karen Kunc, Sarah Bryant and Barbara Tetenbaum, the exhibition explores the built environment through text, image,...   More >

The Book as Place: Visions of the Built Environment

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 15 – May 17, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

This exhibition of artists books centers on ideas about the built environment, curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for CEDs Environmental Design Library.

Illustrating México one page at a time-Print Art of José Guadalupe Posada.

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 8 – June 30, 2019 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 2nd floor

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In the pantheon of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century artists who represent Mexico and Mexican art, the artwork of José Guadalupe Posada stands out as a bright constellation that continues to shine a light on important stories through woodcuts, imprints, and engravings. This exhibition was created using the books from the collections of the Doe Library. The exhibition is envisioned...   More >

Aaron Marcus: Early Works

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 6 – June 30, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Educated in physics, mathematics, and philosophy at Princeton University and trained in graphic design at Yale, Berkeley-based Aaron Marcus explores new possibilities for expression. He created his first “computer-assisted poem-drawings” in the spring of 1972, when he served as a research associate at Yale University’s School of Art and Architecture. Using standard typographical symbols, Marcus...   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.

Facing West 1: Camera Portraits from the Bancroft Collection

Exhibit - Photography | November 9, 2018 – March 15, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Bancroft Library

 Bancroft Library

The first part of a double exhibition celebrating the tenth anniversary of the renewed Bancroft Library and its gallery, Facing West 1 presents a cavalcade of individuals who made, and continue to make, California and the American West. These camera portraits highlight the communities and peoples of Hubert Howe Bancroft’s original collecting region, which extended from the Rockies to the Pacific...   More >

Facing West: Camera Portraits from the Bancroft Collection

Exhibit - Photography | November 29, 2018 – March 15, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Gallery

 Human Resources

The first part of a double exhibition celebrating the tenth anniversary of the renewed Bancroft Library and its gallery, Facing West 1 presents a cavalcade of individuals who made, and continue to make, California and the American West. These camera portraits highlight the communities and peoples of Hubert Howe Bancroft’s original collecting region, which extended from the Rockies to the Pacific...   More >

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

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 29 – June 28, 2019 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 | January 29 – June 28, 2019 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 >

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

Exhibit - Painting | January 29 – June 28, 2019 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 >