<< Week of May 04 >>

Thursday, May 4, 2017

2017 California Transportation Planning Conference

Conference/Symposium | May 3 – 5, 2017 every day |  Walnut Creek Marriott

 2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

 Technology Transfer Program

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in partnership with the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at University of California, Berkeley present the: 2017 California Transportation Planning Conference, Partnering for Sustainable Transportation: Meeting the Challenge Now and Into the Future.

This three-day conference will provide attendees the opportunity to interact...   More >

 This conference is open to all. We want to especially extend an invitation to those associated with Caltrans (employees, partners, affiliates) as well as those involved in the development and planning of transportation around the state of California.

Computational Challenges in Machine Learning

Workshop | May 1 – 5, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

The aim of this workshop will be to bring together a broad set of researchers looking at algorithmic questions that arise in machine learning. The primary target areas will be large-­scale learning and algorithms for Bayesian estimation.

Organizers:
Santosh Vempala (Georgia Institute of Technology; chair), David Blei (Columbia University), Katherine Heller (Duke University), John Langford...   More >

  Register online

Jacobs Spring Design Showcase

Special Event | May 3 – 4, 2017 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

On Wednesday, May 3, and Thursday, May 4, please join the Jacobs Institute for the Jacobs Spring Design Showcase. At this open house, you can meet student designers, check out innovations in fields from health to socially engaged art, and celebrate the semester over conversation and refreshments.

Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters Club: To Gain Confidence and Find Your Voice

Meeting | December 1, 2016 – December 7, 2017 the first Thursday of the month every month | 7:30-8:30 a.m. | Au Coquelet Cafe, (backroom)

 2000 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA

 Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters Club

Find out how to improve your public speaking skills and build confidence through the Toastmaster.

If you have wanted to improve your communication skills, practice public speaking and leadership, but find it difficult to do on your own, this is the place for you.

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thursday 7:30am - 8:30am every month
Free street parking and close to Downtown Berkeley BART

Science to Practice Conference Series: Building the Best Workplace for Health and Well-Being

Conference/Symposium | May 4 | 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Haas School of Business

 College of Environmental Design

Featuring Professor of Architecture Galen Cranz, this one-day conference presents the most up-to-date thinking and validated design strategies for building smarter workplaces that promote both well-being and organizational effectiveness.

Showcase for Teaching Innovation and Reinvention (STIR)

Special Event | May 4 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | 117 Dwinelle Hall

 Center for Teaching and Learning, Educational Technology Services

The Showcase for Teaching Innovation and Reinvention (STIR), formerly known as the Waves of Innovation, aims to highlight work that has accomplished a variety of goals in improving pedagogy.  
New panels each hour will feature lightning talks with the opportunity for informal discussion amongst presenters and interested attendees throughout the event. The event also facilitates further...   More >

RAPDP - Intermediate - FM9 Award Reporting

Course | May 4 | 9-11 a.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An intermediate workshop that looks at the RA’s responsibilities regarding award reporting, in particulars working with the PI to finalize technical reports and working with CGA to finalize financial reports.

  Register online

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | May 4 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Tan Hall, 775 A/B | Note change in location

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

35th Annual Geo-Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series

Lecture | May 4 | 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Jonathan Stewart, PhD, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles; Robert Kayen, PhD, Research Civil Engineer, US Geological Survey and Adjunct Professor, UC Berkeley and UCLA; Robb Moss, PhD, Professor, California Polytechnic State University, San Louis Obispo; Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Michigan; Onder Cetin, PhD, Professor, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey; C.Y. Ou, PhD, Chair and Professor, Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology; Raymond Seed, PhD, Professor, University of California, Berkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Join us for the 35th Distinguished Lecture Series THURSDAY MAY 4th, 2017 jointly sponsored by the San Francisco Geo-Institute (SFGI) and UC Berkeley. We are dedicating this year's program to honor the career of our esteemed colleague, Ray Seed, who is retiring from Berkeley at the end of the current semester.

Graduate Symposium on German Medieval Studies

Colloquium | May 4 – 5, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Department of German

Stanford - Wallenberg Hall, Room 433A

10:00 am. Welcome (Coffee and light refreshments)
10:15 am. Session 1
Moderated by Kathrin Gollwitzer, Berkeley
􀁸 Walker Horsfall, Toronto. “Mirrors and Mock
Jousts: Metaphor as Ritual in Frauenlob”
􀁸 Mareike Reisch, Stanford. “sinne und vernunft:
Die bildliche Darstellung eines mittelalterlichen
Modells von Sinneswahrnehmung...   More >

Express Travel Signature Day

Miscellaneous | May 4 – 11, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | International House, Great Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office has set aside this special day for express travel signatures just for you! Stop by any time during the hours below to get your documents signed on-the-spot.

Come to the I-House Great Hall during the following days and times for your Express Travel Signature:
Thu 5/4 - 10am-3pm
Tue 5/9 - 12-4pm
Thu 5/11 - 12-4pm

Grad Slam

Special Event | May 4 | 10:30 a.m. |  Online streaming

 University of California Office of the President

Help cheer on your champ and earn campus glory by urging your community to watch the livestream and cast a vote for their favorite speaker! The People’s Choice winner will win $1,000 and be named at the conclusion of the event along with the other contest winners.

Voting will be open for approximately 30 minutes immediately following the talks.

The voting will conclude approximately 30...   More >

Free First Thursday at BAMPFA

Special Event | February 2 – December 7, 2017 the first Thursday of the month every month | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

First Thursdays are a great time to visit BAMPFA. The galleries are free all day and we offer guided exhibition tours.

free admission to the galleries

Dissertation Talk: Systems-Aware Optimization for Machine Learning at Scale

Seminar | May 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 405 Soda Hall

 Virginia Smith, EECS

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

New computing systems have emerged in response to the increasing size and complexity of modern datasets. For best performance, machine learning methods must be designed to closely align with the underlying properties of these systems. In this talk, I illustrate the impact of systems-aware machine learning in the distributed setting, where communication remains the most significant bottleneck. I...   More >

Finding Research Funding: BRDO Spring Seminar Series for Faculty

Workshop | May 4 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

 Berkeley Research Development Office

This workshop will describe the mechanisms that federal agencies and private foundations use to fund research and teach methods for finding opportunities to apply for.

Post-Baccalaureate Program for Counseling and Psychology Professions Online Information Session

Information Session | May 4 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Whether you are a career changer or already working in the field, understand how this program can help you plan an academic program of study and initiate the graduate- school application process.

  Make reservations online

The Euro Crisis: A Look Back and a Look Forward

Lecture | May 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Political Science at the UC Berkeley

 Institute of European Studies, Clausen Center

This lecture will provide a retrospective on the euro crisis -- which aspects were a surprise and which were predictable -- and sketch a viable way forward for the Eurozone.

Professor Eichengreen has published widely on the history and current operation of the international monetary and financial system. He was a senior policy advisor to the International Monetary Fund in 1997 and 1998,...   More >

Survival of the Fittest: the Impact of the Minimum Wage on Restaurant Closures

Seminar | May 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director's Room

 Dara Lee Luca, Mathematica Policy Research; Michael Luca, Harvard Business School

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

Opponents of minimum wage increases have long worried about their impact on restaurants, which often rely on low-wage workers. Dara Lee Luca and Michael Luca will present research on raising the minimum wage in cities such as San Francisco, where they find that higher wages have come with increased rates of restaurant closure. Struggling, poorly-rated restaurants are especially vulnerable when...   More >

IB Seminar: Disease transmission through the lens of fluid dynamics

Seminar | May 4 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Lydia Bourouiba, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Integrative Biology

Dissertation Talk: Polynomial Proof Systems, Effective Derivations, and their Applications in the Sum-of-Squares Hieararchy

Seminar | May 4 | 1-2 p.m. | 606 Soda Hall

 Benjamin Weitz, Berkeley EECS

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The Sum-of-Squares (SOS) SDP Hierarchy has recently emerged as a powerful tool for approximation algorithms, tensor recovery problems, and more. Because it is relatively new, we still do not know the answer to even very basic questions about the hierarchy. For example, we do not even know when the SOS SDP is guaranteed to run correctly in polynomial time! We would also like to know when the SOS...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 >

Special Topology Seminar: The geometry of the cyclotomic trace

Seminar | May 4 | 2-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Aaron Mazel-Gee, Oklahoma State Univ.

 Department of Mathematics

Algebraic K-theory is a deep and far-reaching invariant, but it is notoriously difficult to compute. To date, the primary means of understanding K-theory is through its "cyclotomic trace" map K — > TC to topological cyclic homology. This map is usually advertised as an analog of the Chern character, but this is something of a misnomer: TC is a further refinement of any flavor of de Rham...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Fast Approximation Algorithms for Positive Linear Programs

Seminar | May 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Di Wang

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Positive linear programs (LPs) are LPs formulated with non-negative coefficients,
non-negative constraints and non-negative variables. This class of LPs models a wide range of fundamental problems in combinatorial optimization and operations research, thus have long drawn interest in theoretical computer science. Notable special cases include packing LPs and covering LPs, which apply to most...   More >

Seminar 251, Labor: RRR Week

Seminar | May 4 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Department of Economics

Sculpting the nervous system: Cellular and molecular mechanismsof neural circuit refinement

Seminar | May 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Karen Zito, University of California, Davis

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Social Science Matrix Open House: A Gathering and Celebration

Reception | May 4 | 4-6 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 820 Barrows Hall

 Social Science Matrix

Please join us on May 4th, 2017 between 4pm-6pm for a celebration of a successful year at Social Science Matrix, UC Berkeley's hub for cross-disciplinary social-science research.

Invite your friends colleagues to come to our Open House, where you can:

- Enjoy food and drink while learning about the programs and events offered by Social Science Matrix.

-...   More >

 Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

  RSVP online by May 3.

Social Science Matrix

A Journey Around Color

Lecture | May 4 | 4-5 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

It is not just a question of color as decoration, the idea of color is far more rich and complex than that. Color can be a useful tool to reach different goals in our everyday lives, homes, offices, and institutions.

Pia Lopez-Izquierdo, Architect and Visiting Scholar in the Department of Philosophy, will lead us through this talk on how colors belonging to our environment can make spaces...   More >

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "In-fill Asymptotic Theory for Structural Break Point in Autoregression: A Unified Theory"

Seminar | May 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jun Yu, Singapore Management University

 Department of Economics

Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis: ““Unions and inequality over the twentieth century: New evidence from survey data”"

Seminar | May 4 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C325 Cheit Hall

 Ilyana Kuziemko, Princeton, Haas School of Business

 Haas School of Business

Part of the Haas School's Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis

Portrait of the Physician As A Writer

Lecture | May 4 | 5-7 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 4229 - French Department Library

 Martin Winckler, Physician-Writer, The French Consulate, San Francisco

 Department of French

The French Department and the Cultural Services of the French Consulate, San Francisco, welcome Martin Winckler, Physician-Writer

The Next 82 Years: Faculty and Students Confronting Existential Challenges

Lecture | May 4 | 5-7 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Malcolm Potts, School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

Since 1950, the global population and the global economy together have grown at 3.9 percent per year—doubling every 17 years. Such exponential growth cannot continue on a finite planet. Will it end in pain or in achievable policies? Many scientists agree that human activity has passed—or will pass shortly—the biological capacity of the planet to sustain life as we know it.

Join Professor...   More >

 Registered guests will be seated first. Registration opens April 6. Register online by May 3.

Story Hour in the Library Student Reading

Reading - Literary | May 4 | 5-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Student Reading

 Library

Story Hour in the Library is a monthly prose reading series held in UC Berkeley's Morrison Library. In May the program features the student reading.

Applied Algebra Seminar: Algebraic Approaches to the Belgian Chocolate Problem

Seminar | May 4 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Zachary Charles, University of Wisconsin

 Department of Mathematics

Control theory is concerned with systems that have built-in feedback that regulates their behavior. Control theorists study when the resulting feedback loop is stable. We will present the Belgian Chocolate Problem, a famous open problem concerning the stabilization of such systems. The problem asks for which values of a process parameter we can stabilize a specific feedback loop. In contrast to...   More >

These Encounters of Theirs | Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet, | France, Italy, 2005,: Series: Not Reconciled: The Cinema of Straub and Huillet

Film - Feature | May 4 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The musings of the gods are brought to the earthly realms of contemporary rural Italy in Straub and Huillet’s re-creation of Cesare Pavese’s 1947 book Dialogues with Leucò. With Proposition in Four Parts.

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

Friday, May 5, 2017

Teaching History Conference: Teaching History in the 21st Century

Conference/Symposium | May 5 | 2407 Dwinelle Hall

UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project, UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

 UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

The Teaching History Conference began in 2015 as a way to bring scholars and practitioners across the K–16 continuum together to discuss history education. More than 150 participants from five different countries—including K–12 teachers, university and college professors, graduate students, and education researchers—began a collaborative dialogue on the unique challenges and opportunities faced...   More >

2017 California Transportation Planning Conference

Conference/Symposium | May 3 – 5, 2017 every day |  Walnut Creek Marriott

 2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

 Technology Transfer Program

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in partnership with the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at University of California, Berkeley present the: 2017 California Transportation Planning Conference, Partnering for Sustainable Transportation: Meeting the Challenge Now and Into the Future.

This three-day conference will provide attendees the opportunity to interact...   More >

 This conference is open to all. We want to especially extend an invitation to those associated with Caltrans (employees, partners, affiliates) as well as those involved in the development and planning of transportation around the state of California.

Computational Challenges in Machine Learning

Workshop | May 1 – 5, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

The aim of this workshop will be to bring together a broad set of researchers looking at algorithmic questions that arise in machine learning. The primary target areas will be large-­scale learning and algorithms for Bayesian estimation.

Organizers:
Santosh Vempala (Georgia Institute of Technology; chair), David Blei (Columbia University), Katherine Heller (Duke University), John Langford...   More >

  Register online

Teaching History in the 21st Century

Conference/Symposium | May 5 – 6, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5:45 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Anne Hyde, Professor of History, University of Oklahoma, American History Association, Tuning History Project; Kelly Schrum, Associate Professor, George Mason University, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

 Bob Bain, Associate Professor, Department of History and School of Education, University of Michigan

 Department of History, UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project, UC Berkeley History Graduate Student Pedagogy Group, American Historical Association, Bay Area Council for the Social Studies, California History–Social Science Project

The Teaching History Conference began in 2015 as a way to bring together scholars and practitioners across the K–16 continuum—including K–12 teachers, university and college professors, graduate students, and education researchers—to discuss history education.

  Register online

Logic at UC Berkeley: May 5th Morning Session

Conference/Symposium | May 5 | 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | 141 McCone Hall

 Paolo Mancosu, UC Berkeley; John Steel, UC Berkeley; Ehud Hrushovski, Oxford University

 Group in Logic and the Methodology of Science

A two-day conference in mathematical logic and related areas organized by The Group in Logic and the Methodology of Science at UC Berkeley (logic.berkeley.edu). The conference is partly occasioned by the fact that the Group in Logic turns sixty this year.

The 2006 Immigration Protests: A Decade Later

Conference/Symposium | May 5 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director's Room

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment, Department of Sociology, Scholars Strategy Network

This mini-conference will evaluate the legacies of the 2006 marches and the current immigrant rights movement in the United States: its organization, its impact on public discourse, electoral politics and public opinion, and its ability to effectively frame the claims of non-citizens to further the goals of the immigrant rights movement. The participants will take stock of legacies and the...   More >

  RSVP online

Logic at UC Berkeley Conference: Absolutely ordinal definable sets

Seminar | May 5 | 9:30-10:45 a.m. | 141 McCone Hall

 John Steel, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Set theorists have discovered many mutually incompatible natural theories extending ZFC. One can hope that these incompatibilities will be resolved by interpreting all such theories in a useful common framework theory. There is a promising candidate for such a framework theory. Its crucial axiom, “Axiom H”, asserts that V looks like the collection of hereditarily ordinal definable sets in a...   More >

Essig Brunch Seminar: Sexual Selection and Signal Evolution in Peacock Spiders (Genus: Maratus)

Colloquium | May 5 | 10-11 a.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Maddie Girard, PhD candidate, Rosenblum Lab, UC Berkeley

 Entomology, Essig Museum of

Weekly seminar series focused on arthropod science (insects, spiders, scorpions, etc.)

TRANSFER INFORMATION SESSION

Presentation | May 5 | 10-11:45 a.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

TRANSFER INFORMATION SESSION

Dissertation Talk: High Dimensional Reachability Analysis: Addressing the Curse of Dimensionality in Formal Verification

Seminar | May 5 | 10-11 a.m. | 405 Soda Hall

 Mo Chen, UC Berkeley EECS

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Autonomous systems are becoming pervasive in everyday life, and many of these systems are complex and safety-critical. Formal verification is important for providing performance and safety guarantees for these systems. In particular, Hamilton-Jacobi (HJ) reachability is a formal verification tool for nonlinear and hybrid systems. However, it is computationally intractable for analyzing complex...   More >

Graduate Symposium on German Medieval Studies

Colloquium | May 4 – 5, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Department of German

Stanford - Wallenberg Hall, Room 433A

10:00 am. Welcome (Coffee and light refreshments)
10:15 am. Session 1
Moderated by Kathrin Gollwitzer, Berkeley
􀁸 Walker Horsfall, Toronto. “Mirrors and Mock
Jousts: Metaphor as Ritual in Frauenlob”
􀁸 Mareike Reisch, Stanford. “sinne und vernunft:
Die bildliche Darstellung eines mittelalterlichen
Modells von Sinneswahrnehmung...   More >

Cognition Colloquium: David Bourgin, "Putting the “me” back in recommendation: A comparative study of recommendation models from computer science and cognitive psychology"

Colloquium | May 5 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Tolman Hall, Room 5101

 David Bourgin, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

Grad student David Bourgin will present some of his original research, "Putting the “me” back in recommendation: A comparative study of recommendation models from computer science and cognitive psychology."

EECS Department Student Awards Ceremony and Reception

Special Event | May 5 | 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Sarah Van Nostrand

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Please join us in a ceremony to honor outstanding students in the EECS department. Reception immediately following in Garbarini Lounge.

Logic at UC Berkeley Conference: Reflections on model theory and foundations

Seminar | May 5 | 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | 141 McCone Hall

 Ehud Hrushovski, Oxford University

 Department of Mathematics

Set theory, at many scales, studies the nature of mathematical abstraction. Model theory is sometimes viewed as less engaged with the foundations of mathematics. I’ll propose some thoughts on this aspect of the field.

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | May 5 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be on 2/10, and 5/5, Samba will be on 3/3 and Polynesian/Hula will be on 4/7 and 6/2. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

ARE Seminar: Manisha Shah

Seminar | May 5 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 201 Giannini Hall

 Manisha Shah, UCLA

 College of Natural Resources

Manisha Shah is an Associate Professor of Public Policy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. She is also a Faculty Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Faculty Affiliate at UC Berkeley’s Center for Effective Global Action, and a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor. She received her Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics from UC...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 >

Big C Hike

Social Event | May 5 | 2-3:30 p.m. | International House, Front Steps

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office (BIO) advisers on this easy hike to enjoy the breathtaking view of the bay! Bring a camera to capture the moment and don't forget to wear comfortable closed-toe shoes. The hike takes 1-1.5 hours. Meet at I-House front entrance on the steps. Bring water.

Logic at UC Berkeley: May 5th Afternoon Session

Conference/Symposium | May 5 | 2:15-5 p.m. | 3 LeConte Hall

 Denis Hirschfeldt, University of Chicago; Michael Rathjen, Leeds University

 Group in Logic and the Methodology of Science

A two-day conference in mathematical logic and related areas organized by The Group in Logic and the Methodology of Science at UC Berkeley (logic.berkeley.edu). The conference is partly occasioned by the fact that the Group in Logic turns sixty this year.

Logic at UC Berkeley Conference: Computability Theory

Seminar | May 5 | 2:15-3:30 p.m. | 3 LeConte Hall

 Denis Hirschfeldt, University of Chicago

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss some recent work and possible future developments in computability theory, with an inevitable bias towards my own interests. The study of Turing reducibility and the Turing degrees has long been the backbone of the area, but many other notions of computability-theoretic comparison, old and new, have been intensely studied in the last few years. These notions, and the ways they...   More >

MENA Salon

Workshop | February 3 – May 5, 2017 every Friday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

On Fridays at 3:00 during the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge.

Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | May 5 | 3-4 p.m. | 406 Davis Hall

 Chelsea Preble, PhD candidate, Berkeley CEE

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology Annual Alumni Seminar: Structure and strategy in host-pathogen conflicts

Seminar | May 5 | 3-4 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Russell Vance, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Department of Molecular & Cell Biology Annual Alumni Seminar

Dissertation Talk: Three-Dimensional Microwave Imaging for Indoor Environments

Presentation | May 5 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 2108 Allston Way (Berkeley Wireless Research Center), Front Classroom

 Simon Scott

 None

Microwave imaging refers to the use of microwaves to capture images of real-world objects. While conventional optical imaging uses light waves to capture images, microwave imaging uses waves at microwave and millimeter-wave (mm-wave) frequencies. In this talk, we will be discussing how planar antenna arrays, operating in the 24GHz band, can be used to capture three-dimensional images of objects...   More >

Logic at UC Berkeley Conference: On relating type theories to (intuitionistic) set theories

Seminar | May 5 | 3:45-5 p.m. | 3 LeConte Hall

 Michael Rathjen, Leeds University

 Department of Mathematics

Type theory, originally conceived as a bulwark against the paradoxes of naive set theory, has languished for a long time in the shadow of axiomatic set theory which became the mainstream foundation of mathematics in the 20th century. But type theories, especially dependent ones à la Martin-Löf, are looked upon favorably these days. The recent renaissance not only champions type theory as a...   More >

Kenneth N. Raymond Lecture: Ken Raymond's Broad Influence on the Development of Metallacrowns

Seminar | May 5 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Vincent Pecoraro, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan

 College of Chemistry

In 1988, Ken Raymond and I had a conversation on coordination chemistry at a Gordon Conference. A consequence of this discussion was the preparation of the first report of the metallamacrocyclic class now known as metallacrowns. These molecules began as simple analogues of crown ethers that substituted the methylene carbons of these molecules with heteroatoms, typically N and a transition...   More >

Increasing Freeway Capacity by Efficiently Timing its Nearby Arterial Traffic Signals

Lecture | May 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 David Kan, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: The objective of freeway on-ramp metering is to regulate the entry of vehicles to prevent capacity drop on the freeway mainline. However, the nearby arterial traffic signals facilitating freeway access fail to recognize that the metered on-ramps can be oversaturated due to the flow restriction and limited storage. Instead, the arterial traffic signals provide long cycles in order to...   More >

Return of Ten Thousand Dharmas: A Celebration in Honor of Patricia Berger

Conference/Symposium | May 5 | 4-6 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Patricia Berger, History of Art, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies, Mongolia Initiative, Center for Buddhist Studies, Jay D. McEvoy Chair, Department of History of Art, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Complete schedule: http://ieas.berkeley.edu/ccs/events/2017.05.05.html

This event begins on Friday, May 5, 4 pm, Brower Center with a keynote speech by Professor Berger.

Duncan McNaughton and Norma Cole

Reading - Literary | May 5 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Duncan McNaughton has lived in and around the Bay Area since 1973 and established the Poetics Program at New College of California with Louis Patler. His recent books include Tiny Windows and Altoon’s Frog.

Norma Cole is a poet living in the sanctuary city of San Francisco whose books include Win These Posters and Other Unrelated Prizes Inside. Her new translation of Jean Daive’s White Decimal...   More >

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Turning the Tables: An Irish Film Artist Gets Inside the Skin of the Anthropologists of Western Ireland

Film - Short | May 5 | 6-9 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall

 Duncan Campbell; Nancy Scheper-Hughes; Paul Hockings

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Duncan Campbell, recipient of the 2014 Turner Prize, will show his latest film “The Welfare of Tomás Ó Hallissy” currently exhibited at the IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art). The film is a visionary reenactment of the visual/ethnographic work of two University of California anthropologists who worked in adjacent Irish-speaking villages on the Dingle Peninsula in the late 1960s and mid 1970s. The...   More >

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie | John Cassavetes, | United States, 1978: Series: Personality Is Plot: The Films of John Cassavetes

Film - Feature | May 5 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Cassavetes’s Sunset Strip neo-noir is centered around a “classy” strip club and its proprietor (Ben Gazzara). “The curdled charm of Gazzara's lopsided grin has never been more to the point” (Time Out).

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra: works by AHN, ELGAR, and SHOSTAKOVICH

Performing Arts - Music | May 5 – 6, 2017 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

University Symphony Orchestra
David Milnes, music director
Melody Huang, cello
Jean AHN New Work TBD (World Premiere)
ELGAR Cello Concerto
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 11

Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the orchestra has provided students and other members of...   More >

$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Rugby Penn Mutual Varisty Cup: Penn Mutual Varsity Cup

Sport - Intercollegiate - Rugby | May 6 |  Witter Rugby Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Rugby hosts the Penn Mutual Varisty Cup at Witter Rugby Field.

Teaching History in the 21st Century

Conference/Symposium | May 5 – 6, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5:45 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Anne Hyde, Professor of History, University of Oklahoma, American History Association, Tuning History Project; Kelly Schrum, Associate Professor, George Mason University, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

 Bob Bain, Associate Professor, Department of History and School of Education, University of Michigan

 Department of History, UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project, UC Berkeley History Graduate Student Pedagogy Group, American Historical Association, Bay Area Council for the Social Studies, California History–Social Science Project

The Teaching History Conference began in 2015 as a way to bring together scholars and practitioners across the K–16 continuum—including K–12 teachers, university and college professors, graduate students, and education researchers—to discuss history education.

  Register online

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | February 4, 2017 – December 7, 2019 the first Saturday of the month every month with exceptions | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join the Garden for our monthly Sick Plant Clinic and find out which diseases ail your plants. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants too! Please cover plants and disease samples in containers or bags before entering the Garden.

BERKELEY CLINIC DIAGNOSES RESIDENTS' PLANTS
Lauren Reed-Guy, Chronicle Staff Writer
San Francisco Chronicle June...   More >

Return of Ten Thousand Dharmas: A Celebration in Honor of Patricia Berger

Conference/Symposium | May 6 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies, Mongolia Initiative, Center for Buddhist Studies, Jay D. McEvoy Chair, Department of History of Art, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Complete schedule:
http://ieas.berkeley.edu/ccs/events/2017.05.05.html

This event begins on Friday, May 5, 4 pm, Brower Center with a keynote speech by Professor Berger.

Logic at UC Berkeley Conference: Modularity of Mathematics

Seminar | May 6 | 9:30-10:45 a.m. | 105 North Gate Hall

 Jeremy Avigad, Carnegie Mellon University

 Department of Mathematics

In a wide range of fields, the word “modular” is used to describe complex systems that can be decomposed into smaller systems with limited interactions between them. In this talk, I will argue that mathematical knowledge can fruitfully be understood as having a modular structure, and explore the ways in which modularity in mathematics is epistemically advantageous.

Logic at UC Berkeley: May 6th Session

Conference/Symposium | May 6 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | 105 North Gate Hall

 Jeremy Avigad, Carnegie Mellon University; Barbara Partee, University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Johan van Benthem, University of Amsterdam, Stanford University, Tsinghua University; Ronald Fagin, IBM Almaden Research Center

 Group in Logic and the Methodology of Science

A two-day conference in mathematical logic and related areas organized by The Group in Logic and the Methodology of Science at UC Berkeley (logic.berkeley.edu). The conference is partly occasioned by the fact that the Group in Logic turns sixty this year.

Critter Corner

Workshop | December 31, 2016 – May 27, 2017 every Saturday | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science, Niche Classroom

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

What is it like to live underwater? How does it feel to warm yourself on a rock? Get an introduction to the living world by meeting small mammals, reptiles, and arthropods. In the Critter Corner, which is perfect for ages 8 and under, you can observe how animals move, feel, and eat. Read stories and role-play with toy animals and habitats so that you can better understand animal life.

Animal Discovery Room at the Lawrence Hall of Science

Challenges and Opportunities in the Global Fight Against Emerging Infectious Diseases

Lecture | May 6 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 206 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 Yvette Girard, M.P.H., Ph.D.

 UC Berkeley Extension

New, emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, such as pandemic viruses and resistant bacteria, pose a serious public health challenge. A concerted effort of experts from multiple disciplines—microbiologists, immunologists, clinical diagnosticians and epidemiologists—can address this problem by researching the mechanism of disease process (pathogenesis), discovering therapeutics and devising...   More >

 free. Register online

Logic at UC Berkeley Conference: The Intertwining Influences of Logic, Philosophy, and Linguistics in the Development of Formal Semantics and Pragmatics

Seminar | May 6 | 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | 105 North Gate Hall

 Barbara Partee, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

 Department of Mathematics

Formal semantics and pragmatics as they have developed since the late 1960’s have been shaped by fruitful interdisciplinary collaboration among linguists, philosophers, and logicians, among others, and in turn have had noticeable effects on developments in syntax, philosophy of language, computational linguistics, and cognitive science.

In this talk I will first describe the environment in...   More >

The Great Transmission | Pema Gellek | US, Tibet, India, 2015

Film - Documentary | May 6 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Screening weekly in Theater Two, this award-winning documentary is the story of one Tibetan refugee lama and his efforts to preserve the sacred texts of his tradition. Witnessing the disintegration of his heritage, Tarthang Tulku dedicated his life to restoring a text tradition that was nearly lost during the turbulence of the twentieth century. Working with a handful of volunteers, he would...   More >

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 >

Logic at UC Berkeley Conference: Modal logic, on the cusp of philosophy and mathematics

Seminar | May 6 | 2:15-3:30 p.m. | 105 North Gate Hall

 Johan van Benthem, University of Amsterdam, Stanford University, Tsinghua University

 Department of Mathematics

Modern modal logic started with classical issues from philosophy treated with the tools of mathematical logic. Over the years, this mixture also developed its own intrinsic themes, many of them influenced by contacts with computer science. In this lecture, I will trace some major themes in modal logic, such as expressive power, complexity, multi-modality, and increasingly also: remodeling,...   More >

Kalpana |Uday Shankar | India, 1948

Film - Feature | May 6 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, Film Heritage Foundation

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Institute for South Asia Studies

This gorgeous experimental drama, the only film by celebrated dancer Uday Shankar (brother of Ravi Shankar), is the semi-autobiographical story of a young man’s dream to establish an arts academy in the Himalayas.

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-0808

Beach Bucket Science: Family Learning Workshop

Workshop | May 6 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

In this Family Learning Workshop, parents will find out about the new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and ways to support their children’s critical thinking skills. Kids will explore beach buckets and learn to make detailed observations about sands brought in from around the world.

 NGSS discussions geared towards grades 2–5.

 This workshop is free with your Hall admission. Free for members. RSVP online by May 6.

Logic at UC Berkeley Conference: Applying logic to practice in computer science

Seminar | May 6 | 3:45-5 p.m. | 105 North Gate Hall

 Ronald Fagin, IBM Almaden Research Center

 Department of Mathematics

The speaker will talk about applying logic to practice in computer science, with a focus on two IBM case studies. In the first case study, the practitioner initiated the interaction. This interaction led to the following problem, which the speaker arrived at by thinking of the issue in terms of fuzzy logic. Assume that there is a set of “voters” and a set of “candidates”, where each voter...   More >

Artist’s Talk and Conversation: Sam Contis

Lecture | May 6 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join the artist for an exhibition walkthrough focusing on her use of photography and archival research to explore the relationship of bodies and landscape. Deep Springs College alumnus Abdramane Diabate joins Contis in conversation.

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission Event is included with admission

Celluloid Man | Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, | India, 2012

Film - Feature | May 6 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Institute for South Asia Studies

Celebrate a passion for film with this portrait of the pioneering efforts of film preservationist P. K. Nair, who founded the National Film Archive of India in 1964. “One of the best movies ever made about cinema ” (Mark Cousins).

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-0808

Celluloid Man | Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, | India, 2012

Film - Feature | May 6 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Institute for South Asia Studies

Celebrate a passion for film with this portrait of the pioneering efforts of film preservationist P. K. Nair, who founded the National Film Archive of India in 1964. “One of the best movies ever made about cinema ” (Mark Cousins).

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra: works by AHN, ELGAR, and SHOSTAKOVICH

Performing Arts - Music | May 5 – 6, 2017 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

University Symphony Orchestra
David Milnes, music director
Melody Huang, cello
Jean AHN New Work TBD (World Premiere)
ELGAR Cello Concerto
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 11

Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the orchestra has provided students and other members of...   More >

$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Guerra Civil at 80

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 1, 2016 – July 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Marking the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, the exhibition Guerra Civil @ 80 features selections from The Bancroft Library's Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Bay Area Post records and photographic collections, along with posters, books, pamphlets, and other ephemera. A visual and textual display of the struggle to defend the Second Spanish Republic, the...   More >

War Ink: California Veterans Exhibit

Exhibit - Photography | November 1, 2016 – May 1, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery (east wing)

 Cal Veteran Services Center

Photographs from the celebrated War Ink Project will be on display in Berkeley’s Doe Library in November. The exhibit features striking images of tattoos that express the impact of combat experiences on California veterans. Jason Deitch, co-creator of War Ink and a Cal veteran, hopes the display will “bridge the divide between the veterans and civilian communities.” The project is “both exhibit...   More >

Hippie Modernism: Cinema and Counterculture, 1964–1974

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 11 – May 13, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Cinema’s radical streak goes back to its earliest beginnings, but the period explored in Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia was an unusually fertile time for politically charged, aesthetically innovative filmmaking. Encompassing documentary, fiction, and experimental cinema—often in the course of a single feature—the films in this series intersected with and...   More >

 Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

Designs from a Distance

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 30 – May 19, 2017 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

CLOSES May 19. This exhibit features design and planning projects on six continents by architects based in the San Francisco Bay Area and held by the Environmental Design Archives.

Literatura de Cordel in Moffitt Library

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 16 – June 30, 2017 every day |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

This exhibition highlights a collection of Brazilian chapbooks or Literatura
de Cordel in the Moffitt Library. These chapbooks are still produced for
mass consumption in the Northeastern Brazil. These are called literature de
cordel as they are hung from a cord in the book-stands so that the consumers
can browse them and select them according to their desires. There are
several themes that...   More >

People Made These Things: Connecting with the Makers of Our World

Exhibit - Multimedia | April 12 – December 17, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Why do we sometimes know a lot about who made things, and why do we sometimes not? Why does it sometimes matter to us, and why might it sometimes not? These are the questions that will be raised in the exhibit that will inaugurate the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology’s renovated Kroeber Hall Gallery. The Museum will display objects from the collection that urge visitors to think...   More >

 Free UC Berkeley Students, Faculty, Staff, Hearst Museum Members, and Youth under 18, $6 General Admisison, $3 Non-UC Berkeley Students and seniors over 65

Teachers at the Center: The Story of the National Writing Project

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 17 – September 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, second floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

The National Writing Project is a professional development
network for teachers of writing at all levels, from early
childhood to university. Drawing from the newly available
National Writing Project records and other Bancroft Library
collections, this exhibition explores the history of the
organization from its origins within the Graduate School of
Education at UC Berkeley to its present...   More >

Irwin Kremen / MATRIX 265

Exhibit - Multimedia | April 26 – August 26, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The tiny pieces of paper that comprise Irwin Kremen’s visually stunning abstract collages were taken from advertisements found on the walls of cities such as Paris, Brussels, Florence, Rome, and New York. Using only these found materials, Kremen constructs his works using fine hinges made of Japanese paper so as to preserve the sense of edge and depth among the various paper fragments.

Art Wall: Lawrence Weiner

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 1 – October 1, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

BAMPFA’s current commission for the Art Wall showcases the work of Lawrence Weiner, a central figure of Conceptual art. Like many other artists working in the late 1960s and ’70s, Weiner is deeply interested in methods of display that challenge the assumption that the work of art exists as a discrete object in the physical world.

Weiner decisively turned to language as the material object for...   More >

New Favorites: Collecting in the Bancroft Tradition

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 21 – September 1, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery

 Bancroft Library

For the first time in many years The Bancroft Library presents
an exhibition of recent additions to its major collections. The
exhibition also includes recently rediscovered masterpieces
carefully collected in years past. Gold-Rush-era memoirs
and advertisements, early editions of William Langland and
Jane Austen, “branded” books from 18th c. Mexico, and David Johnson’s photographs of the...   More >

I-Tal-Yah: An Island of Divine Dew: Italian Crossroads in Jewish Culture

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 30, 2016 – June 30, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way), Warren Hellman & Charles Michael Galleries

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Never before the creation of the State of Israel did Jews of so many origins live together, and in such a stimulating environment, as they did in the land they soon started calling in Hebrew i-tal-yah, an “Island of Divine Dew”. The exhibition highlights Italian Jewish art and artifacts from The Magnes Collection.

The Power of Attention: Magic and Meditation in Hebrew "shiviti" Manuscript Art

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 24 – June 23, 2017 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

Created from the early-modern period and into the present, shiviti manuscripts are found in Hebrew prayer books, ritual textiles, and on the walls of synagogues and homes throughout the Jewish diaspora. Wrestling with ways to externalize the presence of God in Jewish life, these documents center upon the graphic representation of God's ineffable four-letter Hebrew name, the Tetragrammaton, and...   More >

From the Photographer’s Archive: Roman Vishniac

Exhibit - Photography | January 24 – June 20, 2017 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 work of Roman Vishniac (1897-1990), a Russian-born photographer, most notable for his documentary photographs of Jewish life in Eastern Europe in the years immediately preceding its destruction, has been celebrated in exhibitions and publications since the 1940s. Following the photographer's death, his daughter, Mara Vishniac Kohn, became the executor of Roman Vishniac’s estate. In 2007, the...   More >

VS280 Final Exhibition

Exhibit - Painting | May 2 | 170 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

TUES., MAY 2, 6pm -- Visual Studies 280: Beginnings Final Exhibition -

Sam Contis / MATRIX 266

Exhibit - Photography | May 3 – August 26, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In her first solo museum exhibition, Oakland-based artist Sam Contis uses photography and archival research to explore the relationship of bodies and landscape and the shifting nature of gender identity and expression. The work in this exhibition was made at Deep Springs College—located in a remote valley on the California-Nevada border—which is one of the country’s last all-male institutions of...   More >

Five Tables of Regal Presence: Art Study Center Monthly Open House

Exhibit - Multimedia | May 4 | 4-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Drop by the BAMPFA art study center to view prints, photographs, and paintings showcasing works from the collection on a particular theme: this month, royalty! Maria d'Medici, Queen Elizabeth I, Marie Antoinette, and other crowned heads from Sweden, Japan, England, the Netherlands, and Nepal come to artistic life . . .