<< Week of December 15 >>

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Garden Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Special Event | December 12 – 15, 2019 every day | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Julia Morgan Hall

 Botanical Garden

Enjoy holiday shopping for nature-inspired gifts at our special holiday event in the Garden’s Julia Morgan Hall. Choose from a curated selection of gifts from local vendors and unique,
hand-crafted gifts from the Garden.
Proceeds from your holiday purchases directly benefit the Botanical Garden.

Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Brought to you by the Berkeley Art Studio!

Sale | December 10 – 17, 2019 every day | 12-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, 3rd floor

 ASUC Art Studio

Browse our selection of artist-made ceramics, drawings, paintings, prints, photographs and jewelry. The shop is open Dec. 10 to 19, from noon to 10 p.m. during the week and noon to 5 p.m. on the weekend. The art studio also sells gift certificates for art classes, which are good for one year and can be applied to any type of class if the fees are the same.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 2019 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Jonathan Biss, piano: The Complete Piano Sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven

Performing Arts - Music | December 15 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

Program:
Sunday, December 15
Piano Sonata No. 25 in G major, Op. 79, Cuckoo
Piano Sonata No. 11 in B-flat major, Op. 22
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2, Moonlight
Piano Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp major, Op. 78, À Thérèse
Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109

$68 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale December 15. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Cal Performances presents Jonathan Biss performing The Complete Piano Sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven in Hertz Hall.

Out of the Vault: The Brink

Film - Feature | December 15 | 3:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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Tashi Wada Group Featuring Julia Holter and Corey Fogel

Performing Arts - Music | December 15 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Los Angeles–based composer Tashi Wada presents his new group featuring Julia Holter and percussionist Corey Fogel, performing music from Wada’s album Nue. This collaboration ranges from minimalist bagpipes to otherworldly vocals, creating, in Wada’s words, “a vision, an endless night of dreams, and a personal history of sorts, full of joys and demons.” From the doubling of tones—and the world of...   More >

Tashi Wada Group Featuring Julia Holter and Corey Fogel

Performing Arts - Music | December 15 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This program was previously announced to start at 5 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Los Angeles–based composer Tashi Wada presents his new group featuring Julia Holter and percussionist Corey Fogel, performing music from Wada’s album Nue. This collaboration ranges from minimalist bagpipes to otherworldly vocals, creating, in Wada’s words, “a vision, an endless night of dreams, and a...   More >

12:08 East of Bucharest

Film - Feature | December 15 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“What’s all the fuss about the revolution? No one cares anymore,” says a young trophy mistress during the sixteenth anniversary of the Romanian revolution. Preparing for another year of getting older, drunker, and lonelier, the bickering threesome of a retiree, a teacher, and a television host pose a related question on the host’s show: did a true revolution take place in their town, or did...   More >

Monday, December 16, 2019

EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | December 16 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall

 JS

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Certificate Program in Facilities Management Online Information Session

Information Session | December 16 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 David Brotherton, M.B.A., M.Sc., UC Berkeley Extension program director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how the Certificate Program in Facilities Management prepares you for this rapidly changing field and helps build skills in facilities project management, strategic planning, leadership, construction planning, operations and maintenance.

  Register online

Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Brought to you by the Berkeley Art Studio!

Sale | December 10 – 17, 2019 every day | 12-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, 3rd floor

 ASUC Art Studio

Browse our selection of artist-made ceramics, drawings, paintings, prints, photographs and jewelry. The shop is open Dec. 10 to 19, from noon to 10 p.m. during the week and noon to 5 p.m. on the weekend. The art studio also sells gift certificates for art classes, which are good for one year and can be applied to any type of class if the fees are the same.

Microsoft Excel Data Validation and Security

Course | December 16 | 1:30-3 p.m. | 239 Campus Shared Services (1608 4th Street, Berkeley)

 Human Resources

This course details the process of configuring a wide array of options to protect the integrity and accuracy of data in a Microsoft Excel workbook. Emphasis is placed on protection settings, value and format manipulation, exception reporting, and workbook diagnostic tools. Learning Objectives * Propagate consistent data values and formatting using worksheet groups. * Create custom AutoFill lists...   More >

  Register online

BIDS Forum: Statistics and Machine Learning Forum

Lecture | December 16 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Full details about this meeting will be posted here: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

Dissertation Talk: End to End Learning in Autonomous Driving System

Seminar | December 16 | 2-3 p.m. | 405 Soda Hall

 Yang Gao, EECS Department

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Autonomous driving has attracted a lot of attention in the past few years. A typical self-driving system needs manual design and coordination across multiple modules, such as perception, behavior prediction, planning and trajectory generation. Those manually designed information flow might be far from optimal. Deep learning has dramatically improved image recognition performance by replacing the...   More >

War in Raqqa: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. |  2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )

 Human Rights Center

Experience photographs, videos, open source investigations, and 360° Virtual Reality that document the assault on Raqqa, Syria by coalition forces in 2017. The show draws on Amnesty International's investigations, supported by students in UC Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab and the Digital Verification Corps worldwide. Immerse yourself in video, testimonials, satellite imagery and maps...   More >

Manager Mastermind Group

Workshop | December 16 | 3-4 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Shirley Giraldo

 Human Resources

This is a solution-oriented social learning development opportunity where we share strategies on pressing topics of the day, and build community. Please RSVP and submit questions you'd like to ask other managers about in the link provided.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The Future of Nuclear Energy

Seminar | December 17 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM KALX

 Chris Keckler, Department of Nuclear Engineering; Andrew Saintsing, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX

Tune in to The Graduates this Tuesday for an interview with Chris Keckler from the Department of Nuclear Engineering at UC Berkeley. Chris studies designs that can improve the efficiency and autonomy of the next generation of nuclear reactors.

Chris Keckler

Predicting Function from Sequence

Seminar | December 17 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Allison Walker Ph.D.

 College of Chemistry

BIO Express Travel Signature Day

Workshop | December 17 | 10 a.m.-4 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 (please read below—"Do You Really Need a Travel Signature?").

Certificate Program in Construction Management Online Information Session

Information Session | December 17 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 David Brotherton, M.B.A., M.Sc.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how the Certificate Program in Construction Management provides thorough, up-to-date preparation for effective leadership on construction projects of any size. Gain problem-solving skills to manage cost, scheduling, risk and environmental issues.

  Register online

Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Brought to you by the Berkeley Art Studio!

Sale | December 10 – 17, 2019 every day | 12-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, 3rd floor

 ASUC Art Studio

Browse our selection of artist-made ceramics, drawings, paintings, prints, photographs and jewelry. The shop is open Dec. 10 to 19, from noon to 10 p.m. during the week and noon to 5 p.m. on the weekend. The art studio also sells gift certificates for art classes, which are good for one year and can be applied to any type of class if the fees are the same.

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.

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | December 17 | 2-3 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.

War in Raqqa: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. |  2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )

 Human Rights Center

Experience photographs, videos, open source investigations, and 360° Virtual Reality that document the assault on Raqqa, Syria by coalition forces in 2017. The show draws on Amnesty International's investigations, supported by students in UC Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab and the Digital Verification Corps worldwide. Immerse yourself in video, testimonials, satellite imagery and maps...   More >

International Grad Happy Hour

Social Event | December 10 – 17, 2019 every Tuesday | 6:30-7:30 p.m. |  Raleigh's

 2438 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come take a break from your studies and connect with the international graduate community on campus! These weekly happy hour meetups are a great chance to relax and socialize with other international grads.

Improve your Public Speaking with Toast of Berkeley

Course | December 10 – 17, 2019 every Tuesday | 7-8:30 p.m. | 650 Barrows Hall

 Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs

Take advantage of the opportunity to visit Toast of Berkeley, a Toastmasters Club right here on the Berkeley campus.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Investigating Protein Degradation at the Interface of Chemistry and Biology

Seminar | December 18 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Dr. Heeseon An

 College of Chemistry

The Future of Berkeley's Beverage Service Pitch Session

Presentation | December 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Berkeley Food Institute

Interested in food and beverage offerings at UC Berkeley? You are invited to attend the final pitch session for the Coalition for Healthy Campus Food and Beverages Fall 2019 Case Design Course.

The Coalition for Healthy Campus Food and Beverages aims to broadly engage campus in...   More >

Advanced Program in Sustainable Management Online Information Session

Information Session | December 18 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 David Brotherton, M.B.A., M.Sc., UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how to comply with environmental regulations, as well as design and implement sustainability practices in cost-effective ways in the public and private sectors. Complete the courses that will enhance your knowledge and skills in the areas that reflect your career objectives.

  Register online

Thesis Seminar - The Sparse Manifold Transform and Unsupervised Learning for Signal Representation

Seminar | December 18 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Yubei Chen, EECS, UC Berkeley

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

In this talk, I will first present a signal representation framework called the Sparse Manifold Transform that combines key ideas from sparse coding, manifold learning, and slow feature analysis. It turns non-linear transformations in the primary sensory signal space into linear interpolations in a representational embedding space while maintaining approximate invertibility. The sparse manifold...   More >

Microsoft Excel 3D Geo Mapping

Course | December 18 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Human Resources

This course details the process of configuring a wide array of options to protect the integrity and accuracy of data in a Microsoft Excel workbook. Emphasis is placed on protection settings, value and format manipulation, exception reporting, and workbook diagnostic tools. Learning Objectives * Propagate consistent data values and formatting using worksheet groups. * Create custom AutoFill lists...   More >

  Register online

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | December 18 | 2-3 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 strategies for connecting with faculty members who can guide you.

War in Raqqa: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. |  2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )

 Human Rights Center

Experience photographs, videos, open source investigations, and 360° Virtual Reality that document the assault on Raqqa, Syria by coalition forces in 2017. The show draws on Amnesty International's investigations, supported by students in UC Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab and the Digital Verification Corps worldwide. Immerse yourself in video, testimonials, satellite imagery and maps...   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.

Mr. Klein

Film - Feature | December 18 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

You know something’s happening, but you don’t know what it is, do you, Mr. Klein? Played with manicured indifference by Alain Delon, Klein is a dispassionate art dealer profiting from the desperation of Jews fleeing occupied France in the early forties. When he learns that the Nazi authorities suspect him of being a Jew, he seeks out the identity of a shadowy double, another Mr. Klein, living...   More >

Thursday, December 19, 2019

BPM 202 Communicating with Impact

Workshop | December 19 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers fundamental tools and techniques to communicate effectively with your team, colleagues, manager, and others across the organization.

Hijacking the Lysosome for Targeted Protein Degradation

Seminar | December 19 | 9-10 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Steven Banik Ph.D.

 College of Chemistry

Certificate Program in HVAC Online Information Session

Information Session | December 19 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Acquire an in-depth understanding of HVAC systems in order to meet energy-conservation standards. An opening presentation is followed by a Q&A session.

  Register online

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 2019 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

War in Raqqa: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. |  2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )

 Human Rights Center

Experience photographs, videos, open source investigations, and 360° Virtual Reality that document the assault on Raqqa, Syria by coalition forces in 2017. The show draws on Amnesty International's investigations, supported by students in UC Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab and the Digital Verification Corps worldwide. Immerse yourself in video, testimonials, satellite imagery and maps...   More >

Like Someone in Love

Film - Feature | December 19 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A neon-and-glass Tokyo hipster bar may seem a long way from the time-forgotten Iranian villages of Kiarostami’s earlier films, but the great director’s last narrative feature finds many of his concerns the same, capturing how humans move within and are shaped by landscapes and how cinema blurs the line between reality and performance. Here, individuals blur that line just as easily, as our three...   More >

Friday, December 20, 2019

Dissertation Talk: Secure, Expressive, and Debuggable Large-Scale Analytics

Presentation | December 20 | 10-11 a.m. | 465H Soda Hall

 Ankur Dave, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Overcoming Fundamental Challenges in Organic Chemistry Through Methods Development Across Length Scales

Seminar | December 20 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Jessica Lamb Ph.D.

 College of Chemistry

MRED+D Admissions Webinar 12/20

Information Session | December 20 | 1-2 p.m. |  Online

 College of Environmental Design

MRED+D Admissions Webinar

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 2019 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

War in Raqqa: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. |  2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )

 Human Rights Center

Experience photographs, videos, open source investigations, and 360° Virtual Reality that document the assault on Raqqa, Syria by coalition forces in 2017. The show draws on Amnesty International's investigations, supported by students in UC Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab and the Digital Verification Corps worldwide. Immerse yourself in video, testimonials, satellite imagery and maps...   More >

Amazing Grace

Film - Documentary | December 20 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In 1972, Aretha Franklin recorded the live album Amazing Grace at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, backed by the Southern California Community Choir. A film crew documented the two-day performance by the Queen of Soul before audiences that included one of Franklin’s mentors, gospel musician Clara Ward, as well as Mick Jagger. While the recording of the concert became Franklin’s...   More >

Varda by Agnès

Film - Documentary | December 20 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A cinema institution unto herself, the delightfully irreverent Agnès Varda conducts a personal career retrospective as only she can: with accomplished skill, inimitable charm, wit, reverie, and copious wonder. The many outlets of her boundless creativity (photography, art, filmmaking, and architecture) coalesce as Varda shares insight into her artistic fancies and flights in the many projects of...   More >

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Winter Weeks

Special Event | December 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020 every day with exceptions |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

The Hall’s annual Winter Weeks celebration is back!

Celebrate the holiday season and the start of the new year with two weeks of scientific exploration at UC Berkeley's public science center.

Enjoy all your favorite activities and exhibits—such as the Animal Discovery Room, Ingenuity Challenges, and the Planetarium—every day during Winter Weeks. Plus, experience some of our newest...   More >

Women's Basketball vs. Kentucky

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | December 21 |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Basketball hosts Kentucky at Haas Pavilion.

24 Frames

Film - Feature | December 21 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Kiarostami’s final, posthumously released work strips cinema down to its essence: a single frame, creating a hypnotic meditation on image making and the act of seeing that pays tribute to both cinema and the great director’s other passion, photography. Beginning from a philosophical query—“What happens before and after a photograph is taken?”—24 Frames presents twenty-four short motion pictures,...   More >

Women's Swimming & Diving vs. San Jose State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Swimming & Diving | December 21 | 9 a.m. |  Spieker Aquatics Complex

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Swimming & Diving hosts San Jose State at Spieker Aquatics Complex.

December Commencement

Special Event | December 21 | 9-11 a.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 University Development and Alumni Relations

$10 General Admission

  Tickets go on sale October 22. Buy tickets by calling Cal Athletics Ticket Office at 510-462-3277, or by emailing Cal Athletics Ticket Office at ato@berkeley.edu

SOLD OUT: Winter Solstice Sound Bath

Special Event | December 21 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Attune with the slow, inward energy of the Winter Solstice during this special concert of quartz crystal singing bowls and finely tuned gongs within Julia Morgan Hall, designed in 1911 by Julia Morgan and lined with natural redwood.

$25, $20 Garden members

  Buy tickets online

Science Lecture - How do you feel?: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Itch, Touch and Pain

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

 Diana Bautista, Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

 Science@Cal

Humans rely on the sensations of itch, touch and pain for a broad range of essential behaviors. For example, acute pain acts as a warning signal that alerts us to noxious mechanical, chemical and thermal stimuli, which are potentially tissue damaging. Likewise, itch sensations trigger reflexes that may protect us from disease-carrying insects. Despite these essential protective functions, itch...   More >

Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Itch, Touch and Pain

Varda by Agnès

Film - Documentary | December 21 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A cinema institution unto herself, the delightfully irreverent Agnès Varda conducts a personal career retrospective as only she can: with accomplished skill, inimitable charm, wit, reverie, and copious wonder. The many outlets of her boundless creativity (photography, art, filmmaking, and architecture) coalesce as Varda shares insight into her artistic fancies and flights in the many projects of...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 2019 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Tokyo Twilight

Film - Feature | December 21 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Yasujiro Ozu’s last black-and-white film finds him in an unusually melodramatic mode. Set among the twilit interiors, dingy bars, and mahjong parlors of Tokyo’s seedier quarters, the story tells of two sisters living with their father. The elder has fled an unhappy marriage; the younger, unmarried, is rapidly sliding into delinquency and worse. When the sisters discover that their mother,...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

The Life and Career of Kaneji Domoto

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 19 – December 16, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

This exhibition explores the complex story behind the only American Japanese architect and landscape architect at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian community, in Westchester County, New York in 1944.

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Library, Berkeley Language Center

Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,...   More >

Power and the People: The U.S. Census and Who Counts

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 16, 2019 – March 1, 2020 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library

Since 1790, the U.S. Census has impacted many aspects of our lives. It determines congressional apportionment, decides which communities receive a slice of $500,000,000,000 in federal funds, and provides information essential to policy making. Census questions also reflect the beliefs, concerns and prejudices of their time, starting with the first census which mandated that enslaved people be...   More >

Power to the People

You Are On Indian Land: There There (On the Same Page 2019): An Exhibit of Library Collections relating to the Native American community of Oakland

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 26, 2019 – January 31, 2020 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd floor

 Library

Tommy Orange's debut novel, There There, is this year's On the Same Page program reading. The entire campus community is encouraged to read the book and participate in classes and events this Fall.

“Orange’s debut is an ambitious meditation on identity and its broken alternatives, on myth filtered through the lens of time and poverty and urban life. Its many short chapters are told through a...   More >

 Show UCB ID to enter Moffitt Library

Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

If you sip a cup of coffee, are you on drugs? If you try psychedelics, are you committing a crime? If you have a sweet tooth, are you a sugar addict?


Since the beginning of human existence, peoples of the world have altered their minds with countless plant-based substances. They have done so for many reasons, ranging from pleasure to health to ceremony, with effects both harmful and benign,...   More >

Object Lessons: The Egyptian Collections of the University of California, Berkeley

Exhibit - Artifacts | November 11, 2019 – May 22, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery and Corridor

 Friends of The Bancroft Library, Bancroft Library, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Object Lessons brings together ancient and modern Egyptian artifacts from the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology in an exhibition in The Bancroft Library Gallery and Corridor. In the gallery, we invite you to explore how items from everyday life were created and discarded, excavated and conserved, from antiquity to the present day. The corridor...   More >