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Friday, January 13, 2017

Women's Tennis Cal Winter Invitational: Cal Winter Invitational

Sport - Intercollegiate - Tennis | January 13 |  Hellman Tennis Center

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Tennis hosts the Cal Winter Invitational at Hellman Tennis Complex.

Conference on the Supreme Court of California

Conference/Symposium | January 13 |  UC Hastings College of Law

 198 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

 Quentin Hardy

 Law, Boalt School of

Presented by the California Constitution Center and Hastings Law Journal, this event is a forum for judges, scholars, and practitioners to explore issues affecting the state high court and judicial system.

Radical Craft Jam: A Day of Pre-Inauguration Artistic Resistance + Production

Workshop | January 13 |  Wurster Hall

 Department of Art Practice

On Friday, January 13, the art studios at Wurster and Kroeber Halls open up for a day of drop-in visual resistance and production in the lead-up to the January 20 Inauguration. Students, staff, faculty, and the general public are invited to work together to make screenprints, fabric banners, ceramic talismans, laser cut stencils, political puppets, and more! Come with ideas and creative energy,...   More >

Conference on the Supreme Court of California: SCOCA Conference 2017

Conference/Symposium | January 13 | 8 a.m.-7 p.m. | UC Hastings College of the Law, Louis B Mayer Student Lounge

 198 McCallister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

 Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice; Kathryn Mickle, Assoicate Justice; Carol A. Corrigan, Associate Justice; Leondra R. Kruger, Associate Justice

 California Constitution Center, Hastings Law Journal

SCOCA Conference 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
UC Hastings College of the Law
Louis B Mayer Student Lounge
198 McAllister Street
San Francisco, California 94102

General Admission $100, Public / Nonprofit / Academic Admission $50

  Registration opens November 1. Register online or or by emailing Caroline Cheng at ccheng@law.berkeley.edu by January 13.

Teaching Conference for All First-Time Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs)

Conference/Symposium | January 13 | 8 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Graduate Student Instructor Teaching & Resource Center, Graduate Division

A campuswide teaching conference held the Friday before classes begin. The purpose is to orient graduate students to their GSI role and equip them to begin. To be credited with completion, attendees must participate in the entire conference day.

  Register online or by calling 510-642-4456

International Field Placement Info Session

Orientation | January 13 | 9-10 a.m. | Haviland Hall, 4 Haviland

 Social Welfare, School of

Second Year Placement Orientation

Orientation | January 13 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Social Research Library

 Social Welfare, School of

The Value of Difficult Conversations in the Classroom

Panel Discussion | January 13 | 12-2 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center/Suite 220

 Michael Cohen, AC Faculty, African-American Studies; Khalid Kadir, AC Faculty, The Blum Center for Developing Economies, Engineering, and International and Area Studies; Zeus Leonardo, AC Faculty, School of Education

 Rudy Mendoza-Denton, AC Faculty, Psychology; Brandi Wilkins Catanese, Performance Studies, African American Studies

 American Cultures, Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor

The 'Value of Difficult Conversations in the Classroom' is a forum that will bring together and support our students, and our faculty teaching our students, in the first weeks of classes.

Given the very real and fraught conversations elicited by the election, its racism, xenophobia, sexism, and so much else, the AC faculty will address questions such as what is of value in us coming together...   More >

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Preparatory Program Online Information Session

Information Session | January 13 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Richard Louie, UC Berkeley Extension program director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this specialized program—with online and classroom courses available—can enhance your background in the biological or chemical sciences and help prepare you academically for application to certified CLS training programs.

  Register online

PPSC and Field Stipends Info Session

Information Session | January 13 | 1-2:15 p.m. | Haviland Hall, 5 Haviland

 Social Welfare, School of

Lacrosse vs. Hong Kong National Team

Sport - Intercollegiate - Lacrosse | January 13 | 1:30 p.m. |  Memorial Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Lacrosse hosts Hong Kong National Team at Memorial Stadium.

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 >

Number Theory Seminar: Equivariant Morse theory in algebraic geometry

Seminar | January 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Daniel Halpern-Leistner, Columbia University

 Department of Mathematics

Developments in high energy physics, specifically in the theory of mirror symmetry, have led to deep conjectures regarding the geometry of a special class of complex manifolds called Calabi-Yau manifolds. One of the most intriguing of these conjectures states that various geometric invariants, some classical and some more homological in nature, agree for any two Calabi-Yau manifolds which are...   More >

QB3 Postdoc Seminar

Seminar | January 13 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Speaker 1: Goran Stjepanovic (Jim Hurley lab)

Role of the human Vps15 kinase in PI3K complex I mediated autophagy regulation

Autophagy is basic catabolic pathway for the controlled degradation of cellular components. The class III phosphatidylinositol 3‐kinase complex (PI3KC3) phosphorylates phosphatidylinositol to generate phosphatidylinositol 3‐phosphate, which is...   More >

Grounds for Science: Neural machinery, natural and designed

Presentation | January 13 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso Bar

 3960 Adeline Street, Emeryville, CA 94608

 Tomer Langberg, Molecular & Cell Biology; Ryan Neely, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute


Grounds for Science presents cutting-edge research from the graduate student community at UC Berkeley in a relaxed science cafe setting. This month features short talks by Tomer Langberg and Ryan Neely, exploring the biological machinery that creates the senses, and technology being developed to understand the nervous system.


Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Protecting the New Wonderland: The Origins of the National Park Service

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26, 2016 – April 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases & 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Signed by President Woodrow Wilson in August 1916, the Organic Act created the National Park Service, the federal bureau that protects our national parks and monuments. Several UC Berkeley alumni with conservationist interests and the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco played key roles in its development. This exhibition explores the origins of the NPS with materials...   More >

Beyond Tintin and Superman: The Diversity of Global Comics

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 19, 2016 – April 23, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery


You are invited to this exhibit of comics and graphic novels owned by the UC Berkeley Library. These materials often reflect the socioeconomic, ideological and political realities of the societies in which they are produced. To highlight these diverse realities, and to celebrate our differences, this exhibit presents a selection of comics and graphic novels published in many countries.

We...   More >

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 >

Andy Warhol: Still Lifes and Portraits

Exhibit - Multimedia | November 23, 2016 – March 12, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A prominent figure of the American Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol (1928–1987) was one of the first to integrate fine art with celebrity culture, media spectacle, and mass production. This exhibition presents a selection of new gifts to BAMPFA from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, on view here for the first time, alongside previous gifts to the collection. The prints on display span...   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

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 >

The Gift to Sing: Highlights of the Leon F. Litwack and Bancroft Library African American Collections

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 23, 2016 – February 17, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery

 Bancroft Library

For decades professor emeritus of history Leon F. Litwack has been accumulating what is arguably the world’s finest private collection of books on African American history and culture. This exhibition displays highlights of the collection that will be coming to The Bancroft Library as a bequest. The Litwack collection is particularly noteworthy for its Harlem Renaissance first editions in...   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.