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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Astronomy Night at UC Berkeley

Lecture | July 5 | 8-10:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Department of Astronomy

Come join us at Campbell Hall on the UC Berkeley campus on the first Thursday of every month for a FREE public astronomy lecture and stargazing on the roof with our fleet of telescopes.

When: Thursday, July 5th
Talk: 8:00pm-9:00pm “The Most Powerful Explosions in 3D” (Philipp Moesta)
Stargazing: 9:00pm-10:30pm (weather dependent)

Doors to Campbell Hall open at 7:30pm, and seating is first...   More >

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Curator’s Talk: Joel Smith on Peter Hujar

Lecture | July 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Joel Smith, BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Joel Smith, Richard L. Menschel Curator and Department Head of Photography at the Morgan Library & Museum, who organized the exhibition, will share insights into Hujar’s arresting vision of the downtown Manhattan underground of the 1970s and 1980s.

Curators’ Talk: Andrea Andersson and Julia Bryan-Wilson on Cecilia Vicuña

Lecture | July 11 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Andrea Andersson, BAMPFA; Julia Bryan-Wilson, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Exhibition co-curators Andrea Andersson, chief curator of the visual arts at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, and Julia Bryan-Wilson, professor of modern and contemporary art and director of the Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley, discuss Cecilia Vicuña’s work, including issues of lost languages and the politics of ephemerality, in this exhibition walkthrough.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Black Life: Spiritual Technologies Project

Lecture | July 13 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this lecture-demonstration, project collaborators Michaela Leslie-Rule, T. Carlis Roberts, and Ron Ragin will share from their documentary work in Georgia and South Carolina, which explores the waning black church tradition of lining hymns.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Job Forum: Small group coaching on résumé, interviewing and career strategy

Lecture | July 16 | 6-9 p.m. | 609 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 San Francisco Job Forum

 UC Berkeley Extension

Looking for input on your résumé and cover letter? Are you thinking about a job search but aren't sure how to get started? Wondering how to leverage your Extension coursework in making a career change?

Come to UC Berkeley Extension's July 16 Job Forum event at our San Francisco Campus. Meet Extension students and mid-career professionals looking for career strategy input. Join small group...   More >

 Free. Register online

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Toward Natural Language Query Processing for Bioinformatics Polystores: BIDS Data Science Lecture

Lecture | July 18 | 3-4 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Kurt Stockinger, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Abstract: When medical doctors, biologists or pharmaceutical researchers want to analyze gene data, they typically need to query complex bioinformatics data stores. These data stores are mostly either based on relational database technologies that are commonly used in industry or on so-called semantic web technologies that have recently gained attraction due to the wide use of linked open data by...   More >

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Dipu Moni | Rohingya Exodus: Beyond the Man-made Human Tragedy

Lecture | July 19 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Dipu Moni, Bangladeshi politician and former Foreign Minister of 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, The Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Project, Blum Center for Developing Economies, Center for Global Public Health, Master of Development Practice, Bangladeshi Student Association

An evening with Bangladeshi politician and former Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, Dr. Dipu Moni.

  RSVP by calling Adele Perera at 510-642-3608, or by emailing Adele Perera at isasasst@berkeley.edu by July 16.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Science Lecture - Us and our microbiotas: mainly a gut reaction

Lecture | July 21 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Dr. Michael Shapira, Department of Integrative Biology


We have more bacteria in our gut than cells in our entire body. This little piece of information, realized in the past decade or so, has directed a spotlight on the gut microbiota, as scientists scramble to understand what this means for our existence: What is it important for? Can we take advantage of it to treat pathology? And what can we learn about all this from worms?

Micro changes have macro results. Image: Darryl Leja, NIH

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Members' Walk: Australasia - SOLD OUT

Lecture | July 25 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Enjoy striking evergreen foliage with Horticulturist Clare Al-Witri on a in depth walking tour of the Australasian Area. Come and see plants in this collection that are native to New Zealand, subtropical regions of Australia and the high elevations of the South Pacific islands.

Members' Walk: Australasia tour is exclusively available to current members. Admission is free and registration is...   More >

  Register online

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The Mythological Faces of Java: Hearst Museum Lounge Lecture

Lecture | July 26 | 6-8 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber | Note change in date

 Sandra Sardjono

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

About this lecture -
This lecture explores representations of faces and figures in Javanese mythologies beginning from the Hindu-Buddhist Period (pre-16th century) to the Islamic and Modern Periods. The quintessence of Javanese character types that runs through the centuries follows the conventional concepts of refined and unrefined, expressed in the local terms as halus and kasar. These...   More >

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

July 31 - PANEL DISCUSSION: “Housing the Middle”

Lecture | July 31 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

A diverse group of panelists will share ideas and strategies for increasing middle-income housing in the Bay Area.