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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Pavement Management Systems and Preservation Strategies

Workshop | March 15 – 16, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn

 11269 Point East Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

 James Sigore, American Society of Civil Engineers; Margot Yapp, New Civil Engineer

 Technology Transfer Program

Pavement networks are often the most valuable asset that an agency owns. This asset is not only expensive to replace, but it is an essential component to the traveling public's safety. Agencies are looking for more cost-effective ways to perform engineering, maintenance, management, and rehabilitation of roadways more than ever before to stretch funding allocations. A pavement management system...   More >

 This course is designed for engineers or maintenance superintendents responsible for: Collecting data and updating a pavement management system Determining the types of repairs for streets Preparing cost-effective multi-year work plans e.g. resurfacing

Geometric Design for California

Workshop | March 14 – 16, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hilton Garden Inn

 11481 Mission Vista Dr, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

 Robert Himes, Mark Thomas & Company, Inc.; Adrian Engel, Echelon Transportation Group

 Technology Transfer Program

This 3-day course covers the principles and best practices of roadway geometric design for various functional classes of roadways, including local streets, arterials and freeways, intersections and interchanges. This course focuses on practical, real world applications of geometric design methods. Developed with professionals in California in mind, the course will use design standards and...   More >

 This class is intended for roadway design engineers and technicians who have some basic prior knowledge of or experience with geometric design, as well as for those more experienced who seek a refresher course.

Water's Extreme Journey

Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphins—all while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.

$10–12 Water's Extreme Journey is included with your admission. Free for members.


Water's Extreme Journey at the Lawrence Hall of Science

Ayer Memorias: Archaeological Evidence of Land-Use Patterns at the Pueblo de Abiquiú

Lecture | March 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Alexandra McCleary, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Archaeological Research Facility

This paper will discuss the most recent excavations in the Genízaro Pueblo de Abiquiú, NM. Abiquiú, as one of the oldest and most successful Genízaro land grants, is a key area for better understanding the history of Indo-Hispanic settlements in Northern New Mexico. Three distinct sites were excavated, representing domestic, defensive, and agricultural contexts. The paper will go over the...   More >

California Countercultures: Poetry and Protest with Ishmael Reed

Lecture | March 15 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Ishmael Reed is a poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, songwriter, public media commentator, lecturer, and publisher. His recent publications include The Complete Muhammad Ali, his latest nonfiction work; the essay collection Going Too Far: Essays About America’s Nervous Breakdown; his tenth novel, Juice!; and New and Collected Poems, 1964–2007. In 2013, his seventh play, The Final Version,...   More >

Admission to this lecture is free.

PopUp Exhibition: Adam Naftalin-Kelman on the History of Berkeley Hillel

Lecture | March 15 | 12-1 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Rabbi Adam Naftalin-Kelman is the Executive Director of Berkeley Hillel. Upon completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Rhode Island, he initially worked in the financial sector as a business consultant. He later pursued a Rabbinic degree from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles, and was ordained in 2005. Before serving as the Executive Director of Berkeley...   More >

Short Film Screening of Elk River: Followed by Q&A with featured ecologist and producer

Film - Documentary | March 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 112 Hilgard Hall

 Arthur Middleton, Assistant Professor, ESPM

 Graduate Assembly

A Society for Conservation Society, Berkeley Chapter event.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: David Mindell “Falconid evolution and capacity of the tree of life"

Seminar | March 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 David Mindell, Visiting Scholar, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

Growing Wikipedia Across Languages via Recommendations

Lecture | March 15 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium

 Leila Zia, Research Scientist, Wikimedia Foundation

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Leila Zia joined the Wikimedia Foundation in February 2014 as part of the Research and Data team.


 Free lunch available (limited #s). You must register by the Monday before the event for lunch. Register online

Sustainable Mobility in Medellin

Lecture | March 15 | 12-2 p.m. | 305 Wurster Hall

 Institute of Urban & Regional Development

Dr. Carlos Gaitan will talk on the transformation of Medellin's transport system and how the city worked toward social and environmental sustainability.

Environmental and Sustainability Career Series

Panel Discussion | March 15 | 12-1 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue Room

 Student Environmental Resource Center, Career Center, College of Natural Resources

Take a break for lunch and learn more about employers and organizations in the environment and sustainability fields. This program is a partnership between the Career Center, the College of Natural Resources and the Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC). The Alum/Employer for this session is still TBA.

Territories of the Soul: Queered Belonging in the Black Diaspora: Townsend Book Chat with Nadia Ellis

Lecture | March 15 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Territories of the Soul draws upon queer and affect theory to explore structures of belonging experienced by the black diasporic subject.

BioE Seminar: “Physical Phenotyping”

Seminar | March 15 | 12-1 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Dino Di Carlo, UCLA

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Spring 2017 Seminar Series

Wednesday, March 15
12noon - 1:00pm
Bechtel Engineering Center – Sibley Auditorium

Dino DiCarlo
Professor of Bioengineering

“Physical Phenotyping”

My lab uses microtechnology to interface at the scale of biology to aid in scientific investigation, develop new approaches to diagnose and monitor disease, and engineer therapies. A part of our...   More >

Noon Concert: University Chorus and Chamber Chorus

Performing Arts - Music | March 15 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Choral Collage Concert
University Chorus, Chamber Chorus, & Perfect Fifth
Nikolas Nackley, Dr. Magen Solomon, & Steven Lauterwasser, directors
Featuring works of Fauré, Byrd, Howells, Brahms, Rautavaara, and Irving Berlin


Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly...   More >

Life Events and Personality Change

Colloquium | March 15 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Wiebke Bleidorn, Associate Professor, UC Davis

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

A large body of research has shown that personality traits can and do change across the life span. In fact, most people experience medium-sized to large changes in their personality as they traverse adulthood. The observed changes in personality traits have led to a great deal of speculation about the conditions and causes of these changes. While all major theories of personality development...   More >

ABC’s of Long Term Care (BEUHS126)

Workshop | March 15 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Janet Van Deusen, HICAP Program Manager

 Be Well at Work - Elder Care

Learn the difference between Medicare coverage and long term care, ways of getting long term care and options for financing it; the pros and cons of LTC insurance and guidelines for purchasing it.

  Enroll online

Study Abroad Office Hours at the Transfer Center

Information Session | January 25 – May 3, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 1-3 p.m. | 100 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad as a transfer student? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will be holding drop-in office hours at the Transfer Student Center every Wednesdays 1-3pm this spring semester. Come learn about different programs offered, how to apply and additional services available.

Webinar: GLACIER Tax Prep Demo and Tips: For International Students and Scholars

Workshop | March 15 | 1-2 p.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Get a first-hand look at the GLACIER Tax Prep (GTP) tax preparation software that will help you find the answers to your nonresident tax questions and complete the appropriate federal tax forms.

  Register online

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 15 | 1-3 p.m. | 241 CSS

 1608 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   More >

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Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Pontryagin-Thom as a bridge from homotopy to (higher) categories

Seminar | March 15 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Chris Schommer-Pries, Notre Dame

 Department of Mathematics

Grothendieck's homotopy hypothesis asserts that for a good theory of higher categories there should be an equivalence between homotopy n-types and n-groupoids and hence standard tools and techniques for understanding homotopy types have categorical significance. In this talk I will describe how the Pontryragin-Thom construction can be used in this way. We will see for example that free braided...   More >

SPH Ice Cream Social

Social Event | March 15 | 2:30-4:30 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Public Health, School of

The School of Public Health community is invited to an afternoon ice cream social featuring ice cream sandwiches from CREAM.

 School of Public Health community members only

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 15 | 3-5 p.m. | 241 CSS

 1608 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   More >

  Register online

Police and Guns in the Age of Concealed Carry: with University of Arizona sociology professor Jennifer Carlson

Lecture | March 15 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Social Science Matrix (8th floor)

 Jennifer Carlson, University of Arizona

 Human Rights Center

Police officers have long been sought-after allies for gun control advocates, but a 2017 Pew
Report finds that police favor gun rights over gun control by a 3-1 margin. These poll data might
lead many to wonder–wouldn’t permissive gun laws put police at a disadvantage? The University of Arizona’s Jennifer Carlson has conducted extensive interviews with both law enforcement officers and gun...   More >

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Coffee Break!

Social Event | August 31, 2016 – April 26, 2017 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 2562 Bancroft Way.

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join the Coffee Break every Wednesday afternoon! Boost your global network and meetup with friends.

Coffee break, hosted by Berkeley International Office, is an informal weekly event where Cal students can connect, share stories, or learn about different culture and language. Free coffee for UCB students! Both international students and domestic students are welcome.

Mouchette | Robert Bresson | France, 1967

Film - Feature | March 15 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With a lecture from Jeffrey Skoller

Nadine Nortier, Jean-Claude Guilbert, Marie Cardinal, Paul Hébert,

Mouchette is a visual study of a state of mind. Based on a book by Georges Bernanos (author also of The Diary of a Country Priest), it has affinities with Balthazar in its depiction of the limits of quiet suffering and humiliation a living being can endure.

Special Admission Applies: General admission: $13.50 | BAMPFA members: $9.50 | UC Berkeley students: $7.50 | 65+, disabled persons, UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, and 18 & under: $10.50

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Diffusive estimates for random walk under annealed polynomial growth

Seminar | March 15 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Shirshendu Ganguly, U. C. Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

We show that on a random infinite graph G of polynomial growth where simple random walk is stationary, it is diffusive along a subsequence, i.e., the second moment of the distance from the starting point grows at most linearly in time. This extends a result of Kesten that applied to the extrinsic metric on subgraphs of the lattice Zd, and answers a question due to Benjamini, Duminil-Copin, Kozma...   More >

Island People: The Caribbean and the World

Colloquium | March 15 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

 Dr. Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

 Department of Geography

Applied Mathematics Seminar: Fluid-composite structure interaction and blood flow

Seminar | March 15 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 Suncica Canic, University of Houston

 Department of Mathematics

Fluid-structure interaction problems with composite structures arise in many applications. One example is the interaction between blood flow and arterial walls. Arterial walls are composed of several layers, each with different mechanical characteristics and thickness. No mathematical results exist so far that analyze existence of solutions to nonlinear, fluid-structure interaction problems in...   More >

St. Patrick's Day iMix

Social Event | March 15 | 4-6 p.m. | International House, Sproul Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join us for the St. Patrick's Day iMix. to make your own Shamrock Punch and Leprechaun crafts. Put on something green and come mingle with new and continuing students from around the world!

Location: Sproul Room @ iHouse
Time: 4 - 6 pm, Wednesday, Mar. 15

Space is limited, please RSVP here:

Friends and family are welcome!

What is iMix?

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Geographies of Activism: Cartographic Memory and Community Practices of Care

Colloquium | March 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Juan Herrera, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies, School of Language, Culture, and Society, Oregon State University

 Chris Zepeda-Millán, Assistant Professor, Chair of the Center for Research on Social Change (CRSC), Comparative Ethnic Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for Ethnographic Research, Department of Ethnic Studies, Institute of Urban and Regional Development

Less visible than 1960s Chicano Movement protest politics of sit-ins, marches, and boycotts are the Mexican American activists who created community-based organizations by enlisting residents in neighborhood improvement projects.

ERG Colloquium: Carla Peterman: Pass-Through of Solar PV Incentives to Consumers: The Early Years of California’s Solar PV Incentives

Colloquium | March 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Carla Peterman, Commissioner, California Energy Commission

 Energy and Resources Group

This study examines the early years of California’s most recent wave of distributed solar PV incentives (2000-2008) to determine the pass-through of incentives to consumers. Examination of this period is important due to the high level of incentives provided and subsequent high cost to ratepayers; policymakers’ expectations that price declines accrue to consumers; and market structure...   More >

Softball vs. Minnesota

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 15 | 4 p.m. |  Levine-Fricke Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Softball hosts Minnesota at Levine-Fricke Field.

Selective Inference in Genetics

Seminar | March 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Chiara Sabatti, Department of Biostatistics, Stanford University

 Department of Statistics

Geneticists have always been aware that, when looking for signal across the entire genome, one has to be very careful to avoid false discoveries. Contemporary studies often involve a very large number of traits, increasing the challenges of “looking every-where”. I will discuss novel approaches that allow an adaptive exploration of the data, while guaranteeing reproducible results.

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Extended topological field theories in low dimensions

Seminar | March 15 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Chris Schommer-Pries, Notre Dame

 Department of Mathematics

Our current understanding of the classification of (various kinds of) extended 3-dimensional topological field theories is fairly complete. I will survey aspects of this classification, which reveal connections between 3-dimensional topology and areas outside of topology such as fusion tensor categories (e.g. from subfactors of Von Neumann algebras), modular tensor categories (e.g. from quantum...   More >

Theatre of the Car

Lecture | March 15 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Wendy Ju

 Information, School of

The advent of autonomous vehicles is exciting and alarming. Their success will depend on the driver-vehicle interaction.

Wild Robots: Bodies and Signs

Lecture | March 15 | 5-6 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, BCNM Commons, Rm. 340

 Ian Ingram

 Berkeley Center for New Media

On Wednesday, March 15, Ian Ingram, a Los Angeles-based artist will be a body of his work on the influence of animal behavior in building technology.

Ian Ingram is a Los Angeles-based artist who builds mechatronic and robotic objects that borrow facets from animal morphology and behavior, from the forms and movements of machines, and from our stories about animals. The resulting works–often...   More >

Berkeley Leadership – A Reception with Jesse Arreguin

Reception | March 15 | 5-8 p.m. |  Center for Latino Policy Research

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Center for Latino Policy Research

Linguistic and ethnographic sound recordings from early twentieth-century California: Optical scanning, digitization, and access

Lecture | March 15 | 5-7 p.m. | 356 Barrows Hall

 Andrew Garrett, UC Berkeley

 Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of

UC Berkeley is the repository of an American cultural treasure in over 2,500 early twentieth-century wax cylinder recordings of Native American speech and song. Some are the only known recordings of a language; many are the only known recordings of particular songs or stories; all are invaluable for scholarly research and the broader purposes of cultural and linguistic revitalization. Previous...   More >

RISE: Celebrating Women, Community Love and Leadership

Special Event | March 15 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Gender Equity Resource Center

RISE: Celebrating Women, Community Love and Leadership, is an event for all women to unapologetically celebrate and honor the work and contributions given by women to our communities.

Industrial Internet: Big Data and Analytics Driving Big Outcomes

Special Event | March 15 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  South Hall

 Beena Ammanath, GE Digital

 Information, School of

Real-world case studies of the benefits of the torrent of data generated by GEâs machines, networks, devices, and data centers.

The Sixth Annual Mario A. Del Chiaro Lecture: Traders and Refugees: Contributions to Etruscan Architecture

Lecture | March 15 | 5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Nancy A. Winter, Distinguished Senior Researcher, The Ancient Mediterranean Studies Program, The University of California, Santa Barbara

 UC Berkeley's Del Chiaro Center for Ancient Italian Studies

[Canceled] OpenTable Info-Session

Information Session | March 15 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430) | Canceled

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Author Talk by Jun Kamata: Native Americans: An Intimate View from Afar

Lecture | March 15 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Ethnic Studies Library - Room 30

 Jun Kamata, Associate Professor, ASIA University (Tokyo)

 Ethnic Studies Library

Jun Kamata has published eight books in Japan and will talk about his latest publications: one focused on Native Americans and the other on minorities in the US. He will also discuss his exhibit of 25 photographs on display in the Ethnic Studies Library.

College of Environmental Design Spring Town Hall

Meeting | March 15 | 6-8:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design Graduate Student Council

We invite students, faculty, and staff to join us for this important opportunity to engage CED and departmental leadership in critical conversations about the issues you care about. The Town Hall will include both a period of general Q&A with the Dean and departmental leadership as well as facilitated break-out groups to discuss key concerns and opportunities for growth and improvement at CED....   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.

Rugby vs. Stanford

Sport - Intercollegiate - Rugby | March 15 | 6:30 p.m. |  Witter Rugby Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Rugby hosts Stanford at Witter Rugby Field.

On Jewish Heresy: The Afterlives of Baruch Spinoza and Shabbetai Zvi

Lecture | March 15 | 7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Professor David Biale, Emanuel Ringelblum Distinguished Professor of Jewish History, UC Davis

 The Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in Jewish Studies, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The 2017 Taubman Lectures
Lecture 1 (Mon, March 13: Rabbinizing Heresy: Korah in the Midrash
Lecture 2 (Weds, March 15): The Afterlives of Baruch Spinoza and Shabbetai Zvi
Lecture 3 (Thurs, March 16): Gershom Scholem, Hannah Arendt and the Boundaries of Modern Heresy

David Biale is the Emanuel Ringelblum Distinguished Professor of Jewish History at UC Davis.

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Rudzienko | Sharon Lockhart | United States, 2016

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Sharon Lockhart will be joining us in person.

Presented in collaboration with KADIST

Rudzienko, a town outside Warsaw, Poland, is home to the Youth Center for Socio-Therapy. Lockhart befriended a number of young women living in the group home, and together, over two summers, they collaborated on this film.

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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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | March 15 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

A pillar in the American arts landscape for more than a half century, the revered Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns for its annual residency, with a bold mix of new and recent works as well as timeless Ailey classics, including his unforgettable and uplifting Revelations. "Restraint and release, spirituality and energy: they are all there in Ailey's masterpiece, Revelations" (Financial...   More >

starting at $36

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

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 >

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


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 >

Native Americans: An Intimate View from Afar

Exhibit - Photography | March 9 – April 24, 2017 every day | Stephens Hall, Ethnic Studies Library

 Ethnic Studies Library

Jun Kamata, Associate Professor at ASIA University in Tokyo, has published eight books in Japan. This exhibit includes 25 of his photographs of the Pomo people of northern California. Kamata holds a BA in Native American Studies from UC Berkeley, an MA in American Indian Studies and a Ph.D. in urban planning from UCLA.

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 >

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 >