<< Week of December 12 >>

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Garden Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Sale | December 6 – 9, 2018 every day | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Julia Morgan Hall

 Botanical Garden

Enjoy holiday shopping while finding beautiful and unusual gifts at our special holiday shopping party in the Garden’s Julia Morgan Hall. Choose from a curated selection of gifts from local vendors as well as unique hand-crafted gifts from the Garden. Proceeds from your holiday purchases will directly benefit the Botanical Garden.

Family Workshop: Block Printed Wrapping Paper

Workshop | December 9 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Join in on this month's Family Workshop at the Hearst Museum! Make your own wrapping paper for the holidays and learn about the traditional techniques of block printing. This is a drop-in workshop for all ages. Bring the whole family for this activity included free with museum admission.

Find out more about events at the Hearst Museum by going to hearstmuseum.berkeley.edu/events.

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Winter Solstice Teahouse and Herbal Party

Miscellaneous | December 9 | 12-3 p.m. |  UC Gill Tract Community Farm

 Campus Gardens

Come to the farm and enjoy conversation and music served over free herbal tea from the farm! We will learn about a *secret* herb of our choosing, from seed to harvest! There are so many beautiful medicines growing right outside our teahouse door -- we can't wait to share them with you!

12:00 - 1:00 PM: Seed saving, herb preparation, tea!
1:00 - 2:00 PM: Community discussion with Delia...   More >

Berkeley Art Studio's Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Gifts, arts, crafts, handmade by local artists

Holiday | December 1 – 10, 2018 every day | 12-10 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 Berkeley Art Studio

Need holiday gifts but are tired of shopping at the same old big-box stores and online-mega-retailers? Pick up your holiday gifts at the Berkeley Art Studio‘s Holiday Pop-Up Shop on the UC Berkley campus. We carry artist-made ceramics, drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, holiday cards, jewelry, and 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 >

Botanical Holiday Craft Workshop

Workshop | December 9 | 2-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come enjoy the holidays at the Garden with our fun and festive room filled with botanical craft stations. You can create a host of gifts and decorations for yourself and family for the holidays. You can make mini wreaths, nature filled globes, ornaments, botanical cards and gift tags, and more! We'll also have seasonal drinks and nibbles.

$40, $35 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Film - Animated | December 9 | 2-3:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Shakespeare’s romantic fantasia meets its imaginative match in Trnka’s bejeweled stop-motion adaptation. Here, the filmmaker trades in his traditional wood sculptures to work with a smooth, pale plastic material that adds just the right level of otherworldly, delicate beauty. With figurines so refined they seem carved out of dreams (his Titania and Puck are especially wondrous), and several...   More >

University Baroque Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | December 9 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Christine Brandes, director

Berkeley’s University Baroque Ensemble (UBE) was founded in 2003 as a successor to the Collegium musicum. It is, as far as weknow, the only student group in the world that performs not just on copies of original instruments but on original eighteenth-century instruments. These include some fine antique violins from the A. Salz Collection, donated to the Music...   More >

$16 General Admission, $12 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

Pavel Zustiak and Palissimo Company: Custodians of Beauty

Performing Arts - Dance | December 9 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Pavel Zustiak and Palissimo Company, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

In this multisensory work, choreographer Pavel Zustiak and his Palissimo Company ask, “Where do we find beauty today, and does it need our defense?” Zustiak creates an immersive visual experience for Custodians of Beauty, combining movement with imagery, light, and sound in response to a 2009 speech by Pope Benedict XVI, reminding artists of their responsibilities as “custodians of beauty in the...   More >

$42 (prices subject to change)

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

Pavel Zustiak and Palissimo Company perform Custodians of Beauty Friday–Sunday, December 7–9, 2018 in the Zellerbach Playhouse.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Film - Feature | December 9 | 4:30-5:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, released in 1920, probably remains the ultimate expression of narrative through set design; even the exquisitely chiseled face of Conrad Veidt seems cut to reflect the angled shadows and interiors through which he somnambulistically slips, under the control of the evil Caligari. The film’s tableau-like backgrounds emerged from the Sturm expressionist group, which...   More >

Science Film Festival: Inventing Tomorrow

Film - Series | December 9 | 5:30 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

During its 50th anniversary year, the Lawrence Hall of Science is presenting a series of inspiring science films, introduced by scientists from UC Berkeley and beyond.

Inventing Tomorrow follows several inspiring teens as they prepare their projects and experiments for the the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).

This film will be introduced by the documentary's filmmakers.


  Buy tickets online

Student to Student Peer Counseling: In Moffitt Library for RRR Week

Special Event | December 3 – 9, 2018 every day | 6-10 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Room 350C on 3rd Floor

 Student to Student Peer Counseling

Student to Student Peer Counseling will be available in Moffitt Library room 350C from 6-10pm during RRR week for drop in counseling sessions.

The Price of Everything

Film - Documentary | December 9 | 7-8:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Featuring an impressive cast of art world characters, including artists Jeff Koons, Larry Poons, Gerhard Richter, and Njideka Akunyili Crosby as well as curators, critics, collectors, and dealers, The Price of Everything is a lively exploration of the uneasy but inextricable relationship between art and money. While the history of collecting art is not new, auctioning work by living artists has...   More >

Monday, December 10, 2018

Berkeley Art Studio's Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Gifts, arts, crafts, handmade by local artists

Holiday | December 1 – 10, 2018 every day | 12-10 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 Berkeley Art Studio

Need holiday gifts but are tired of shopping at the same old big-box stores and online-mega-retailers? Pick up your holiday gifts at the Berkeley Art Studio‘s Holiday Pop-Up Shop on the UC Berkley campus. We carry artist-made ceramics, drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, holiday cards, jewelry, and more!

Mondays Mindfulness at Moffitt

Workshop | November 26 – December 31, 2018 every Monday | 12-1 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Wellness Room

 Human Resources

Overcome insomnia & stress. Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resiliency & well-being. No previous experience required. Open to students, staff, and faculty in the Cal community (UCB ID required to enter Moffitt Library). For the mindfulness-curious to novices and experts. Weekly practice or drop in.

Mindfulness at Moffitt: Moffitt Wellness Program

Workshop | October 1 – December 10, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 501 (Wellness Room)


Help focus your mind and foster your creativity. Increase your resiliency and well being. Join Jeffrey Oxendine of the School of Public Health for mindfulness practice.

All experience levels welcome; weekly practice or drop in attendance also welcome. Mondays from noon to 1pm.

 Must have campus I.D. (Cal 1 card) for entrance

Moffitt Wellness Program

Kathryn Plant (Caltech): Searching for Fast Radio Burst Emission at 26-34 GHz

Seminar | December 10 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 501B Campbell Hall

 Kathryn Plant, Caltech

 Radio Astronomy Lab

I will present a project to monitor the repeating Fast Radio Burst (FRB121102) at 24-36GHz with 10.4 meter radio telescopes at the Owens Valley Radio Observatory. At the time of submitting this abstract, a detection in this band would be the highest frequency detection of any FRB so far. Daily observations with a dedicated instrument will enable a comparison of repeat rates at different...   More >

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Vortex filament solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations

Seminar | December 10 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Benjamin Harrop-Griffiths, UCLA

 Department of Mathematics

From Helmholtz to vaping hipsters, the dynamics of vortex filaments, i.e. fluids with vorticity concentrated along a smooth curve, has been a topic of significant interest in fluid dynamics. The global well-posedness of vortex filaments with small circulation follows from the theory of mild solutions of the 3d Navier-Stokes equations at critical regularity. However, for filaments with large...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | December 10 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

SLAM: From Studying Spider Silk to Stumbling into a Startup

Seminar | December 10 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Dr. David Breslauer, Bolt Threads

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

December Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | December 11 | 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.

Professional Program in Graphic Design Online Information Session

Information Session | December 11 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in Graphic Design offers a study of design principles and an appreciation of historical and current trends. Find out how you can learn from industry professionals to build a portfolio and advance in the field.

  Register online

Writing Scientific Research Proposals

Workshop | December 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

 Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

In this workshop, we will explore techniques and best practices for writing a research proposal in the sciences and engineering, from the beginning (the specific aims/objectives) to the middle (the research design and methods) to the very end (supplementary documents). We will look at examples of successful proposals and discuss the different techniques that can be used to effectively present...   More >

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.

Music Matters...or Does It?

Performing Arts - Music | December 11 | 7-9:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Music has been a powerful force behind social movements for generations—from ’60's civil rights rallies to today's Women's March and Black Lives Matter protests. But why does music matter to activists, has it really made a difference, and how can it endure?   More >

Why Diversity is Not Integration

Lecture | December 11 | 7 p.m. | Longfellow Middle School, Auditorium

 1500 Derby St., Berkeley, CA

 Prudence L. Carter, Graduate School of Education

 Berkeley Unified School District, Superintendent's Office

Prudence L. Carter, Dean of the Graduate School of Education, will discuss how school communities can foster empathy among people of varied social backgrounds as they teach, learn, communicate, and interact in ways that can fortify our democracy. She’ll help us think about the role each of us can play in promoting integration and educational equity.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Graduate Student Lounge

Miscellaneous | April 25 – December 12, 2018 every Wednesday |  Anthony Hall

 ASUC Student Union

Graduate Students! Take advantage of the Graduate Student Lounge at Anthony Hall. Study, grade papers, meet with other grad students.

 Graduate Students only! However, Anthony Hall can be made available to the entire campus and community for reservations at other times.

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | December 12 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

  Register online

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | December 12 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

Seasonal Wellness: Elderberry Syrup

Workshop | December 12 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Winter is one of the coziest and challenging times for many of us. This season is a wonderful time to hunker down and take time to slowly prepare herbs and food. Spend a couple hours with the herbs and in the garden to connect with the plants and walk away with your very own herbal concoction. This class is such a sweet way to prepare for the holiday season and take good care of yourself.

$50 / $45 UCBG Members

  Register online

Individual differences in brain development and plasticity - effects on learning

Colloquium | December 12 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Allyson Mackey, University of Pennsylvania

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Dr. Allyson Mackey will discuss her research on understanding individual differences in brain development and plasticity, and the impact of these differences on learning and academic performance. She will present research linking socioeconomic status, which encompasses a broad set of childhood experiences, to the structure and function of cortex. She then will examine the impact of specific...   More >

Dissertation talk: Adaptive and Diverse Techniques for Generating Adversarial Examples

Presentation | December 12 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Warren He, Graduate Student Researcher, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I present my research on techniques for generating adversarial examples and experiments with proposed defenses.

Professional Program in User Experience (UX) Design Online Information Session

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

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in User Experience Design gives you the training and knowledge you need to develop a portfolio to prepare to enter the field of UX design. Our instructors are experienced designers who bring real-world case studies and challenges to illuminate the theory behind UX. Find out how you can benefit from this curriculum and advance in the field.

 Free. Register online

SPH Holiday Party 2018

Social Event | December 12 | 2-4 p.m. |  Hillside Club

 2286 Cedar St, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Public Health, School of

Annual SPH Holiday Celebration.

Tech Skepticism and Worker Activism: Drawing Lessons for Research and Education

Panel Discussion | December 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 Meredith Whittaker, AI Now Institute and Google; Matt Caggle, ACLU; Jeremy Gillula, Electronic Frontier Foundation

 Graduates for Engaged and Extended Scholarship in Computing and Engineering

Join the Graduates for Engaged and Extended Scholarship in Computing and Engineering (GEESE) for an end-of-semester event, Tech Skepticism and Worker Activism: Drawing Lessons for Research and Education. Reflecting on events and crises in the tech industry over the past year, our discussion will focus on the implications for members of campus, as researchers, teachers, and students.

Privacy, Disclosure, and Social Exchange Theory

Special Event | December 12 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Jennifer King, Ph.D.

 Information, School of

Jen King explores how people think about information privacy in online settings.

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | December 12 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

Open to all UC Berkeley students.

San Francisco World History Reading Group: The Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargas Llosa

Meeting | December 12 | 5-7 p.m. |  Civic Center Secondary School

 727 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.

 This event is for k-14 teachers.

  Register online or or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu

Arthur Jafa and Stephen Best in Conversation

Lecture | December 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Stephen Best joins MATRIX artist Arthur Jafa in conversation to discuss the artist’s transition from the cinema screen to the gallery, the politics of Jafa’s aesthetics, and the turn toward “Afropessimism” in black thought.

Jafa is an artist, director, editor, and award-winning cinematographer whose poignant work expands the concept of black cinema while exploring African American experience...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

Empty Bowls Fundraiser: Brought to you by the Bear's Lair Tavern and Berkeley Art Studio

Special Event | December 12 | 7-9 p.m. | Eshleman Hall, Bear's Lair Tavern

 Alameda County Food Bank

 Bear's Lair Tavern & Berkeley Art Studio

This Holiday season help feed hungry residents of the East Bay! $75 gets you an artist-made bowl, homemade soup, and the joy of giving!

How our "Empty Bowls" fundraiser works:
1. Make your $75 donation on Eventbrite
2. Go to the Bear's Lair Tavern on 12/12, 7-9pm.
3. Pick out your one-of-a-kind artist-made bowl.
4. Get some delicious soup in your bowl. Take a seat to enjoy.
5. Listen to...   More >


 Please purchase tickets in advance. Tickets go on sale November 29. Buy tickets online


Film - Feature | December 12 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In sixteenth-century Japan, with the pandemonium of civil wars a looming presence in their lives, the potter Genjuro and his wife long to be “rich and safe,” respectively. But artistic vanity draws Genjuro into the paradisiacal realm of a phantom enchantress. In a parallel tale, Genjuro’s brother-in-law Tobei, out for military glory, achieves a general’s rank for his fraudulent exploits—another...   More >

Shen Yun 2019: 5,000 years of civilization reborn

Performing Arts - Dance | December 12 | 7:30-9:45 p.m. | 4800 Zellerbach Hall

 101 Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Falun Dafa Club @ Berkeley

Shen Yun returns with its trademark blend of breathtaking
choreography, sumptuous colors, unrivaled athleticism, and
powerful storytelling. All-new works premiering for 2018, with
orchestral accompaniment at every performance.
Sometimes, to go forward, we have to go back. Shen Yun brings to life the glorious
culture...   More >