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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

if/when/how lawyering for reproductive justice biweekly meeting

Meeting | March 22 | 134 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

join us for our bi-weekly lunch meeting to discuss recent developments in reproductive justice, law & policy

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | March 22 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work; Mallory Lynch, Ergonomics@Work

 Ergonomics@Work, University Health Services

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

Transit-Oriented Development: Putting it all Together

Workshop | March 20 – 29, 2017 every Monday, Wednesday & Friday with exceptions | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Joseph Kott, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; Michael Kodama, Eco-Rapid Transit

 Technology Transfer Program

Transit-oriented development (TOD) has emerged as a powerful, effective way to integrate land use and public transit. TOD done right links smart growth and sustainability with higher capacity rail or bus transit services. This linkage takes place in the environs of the rail passenger station or the bus rapid transit stop. TOD concentrates workplaces, residences, and supporting retail services...   More >

 The course is intended for planning staff in local, regional, and state agencies as well as consultants. Community planners, public transit planners, transportation planners, traffic engineers, urban designers, land developers, and decision-makers will al

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | March 22 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomic Specialist, Ergonomics@Work

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

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

Differential GPS Mapping

Workshop | March 22 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Nico Tripcevich, UC Berkeley, Archaeological Research Facility

 Archaeological Research Facility

This workshop will provide an introduction to the ARF's Trimble GPS units and will introduce the use of Terrasync GPS software.

Trimble Geo7

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

Matrix Computations and Scientific Computing Seminar: Scalable optimization algorithms for large-scale subspace clustering

Seminar | March 22 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Daniel Robinson, Johns Hopkins University

 Department of Mathematics

I present recent work on the design of scalable optimization algorithms for aiding in the big data task of subspace clustering. In particular, I will describe three approaches that we recently developed to solve optimization problems constructed from the so-called self-expressiveness property of data that lies in the union of low-dimensional subspaces. Sources of such data include multi-class...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Micro Seminar: "When is a fungus not a fungus?"

Seminar | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Thomas Richards, University of Exeter

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

The primary focus of my research is to determine the evolutionary relationships of the eukaryotes and the cellular and genomic innovations associated with the emergence and diversification of the eukaryotic cell.

Thomas Richards

Indigenous Mexican Farmworker Youth: Research in Development

Seminar | March 22 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director's Room

 Seth Holmes, Professor of Medical Anthropology and Public Health, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

Dr. Holmes will present new research in development on indigenous Mexican farmworker youth in California, Washington State, and the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico. This mixed-method qualitative research will explore hierarchies of race, class, gender, and language, as well as sources of strength and resilience among Triqui and Mixtec farmworker youth. In addition, the project will focus on workers'...   More >

Noon Concert: University Baroque Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | March 22 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music


Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community....   More >

Millennials In Crisis: Myth Busting Millennial Debt Narratives

Colloquium | March 22 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Stephanie Ben-Ishai, Berkeley Law/ Canadian Studies / York University Osgoode Hall Law School

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

Intense pop-cultural commentary on millennial finances and indebtedness perpetuate two common media narratives. One narrative suggests “millennials are doomed” and that millennials face higher debt levels compounded by rising tuition costs, a lack of affordable housing, high costs of living, and an increasingly competitive job market. Counter to this narrative, the “millennial bootstrapping”...   More >

Neural Dust, A Platform for Neural Interfaces

Lecture | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium

 Michel Maharbiz, Professor, EECS, UC Berkeley

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Michel Maharbiz is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley. His current research centers on building micro/nano interfaces to cells and organisms and exploring bio-derived fabrication methods. His research group is also known for developing the world’s first remotely radio-controlled cyborg beetles;


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

California Countercultures: Ana Mendieta: Decolonialized Feminist and Artist with Laura Pérez

Lecture | March 22 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Laura E. Pérez is associate professor of ethnic studies, core faculty in performance studies, and an affiliated faculty of both gender and women’s studies and the Center for Latin American Studies at UC Berkeley. Pérez is the author of Chicana Art: The Politics of Spiritual and Aesthetic Altarities. She curated UC Berkeley's first and only US Latina/o performance art series in 2001–2 and Labor +...   More >

Admission to this lecture is free.

BioE Seminar: “Investigating B cell diversity -- Using Nanopore Technology to Improve Single Cell RNAseq.”

Seminar | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Chris Vollmers, UC Santa Cruz

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Spring 2017 Seminar Series

Wednesday, March 22
12noon - 1:00pm
290 Hearst Mining Building

“Investigating B cell diversity -- Using Nanopore Technology to Improve Single Cell RNAseq.”

Chris Vollmers
Assistant Professor of Biomolecular Engineering
UC Santa Cruz

Recent advances in molecular biology protocols and sequencing technology have made it possible to analyze the entire...   More >

Choreographing the Disabled Body: Political Change in the Work of Israeli Dancer Tamar Borer

Lecture | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

 Ilana Szobel, Associate Professor of Hebrew Literature at Brandeis University;, Visiting Professor in Near Eastern Studies, and the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies at UC Berkeley

 Near Eastern Studies

By focusing on the work of the Jewish-Israeli dancer Tamar Borer (b. 1965, in 1990 was involved in a car accident that left her paralyzed in both legs), this talk examines the implications of disability in Israeli society. The talk looks into ways in which disability is not a condition to overcome, but rather a starting point for radical social change. The talk explores the ways in which disabled...   More >

The Development of the Ideal of the Homogeneous Society and Later Responses to it

Lecture | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Richard Herr, Professor Emeritus of History, UC Berkeley

 Institute of European Studies

Richard Herr will be drawing on his new book Separate but Equal? Individual and Community Since the Enlightenment to propose how the social motivations of individualism and community dedication led European nations and the US in the 19th century to the policy of assimilating nonconforming communities or eliminating them, and measures taken since WW II to avoid its disastrous effects.

PopUp Exhibition: Ron Feldman on Keeping (Jewish) Time

Lecture | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Ron Feldman is a Visiting Scholar at the Graduate Theological Union, where he earned his PhD in History of Culture and Religion with an emphasis on Judaism. In addition, he earned his MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, and has been serving as the Chief Financial Officer of the JCC of the East Bay for the past eight years.

His presentation will focus on the history and evolution of...   More >

The Future of the Multi-core Platform Task-Superscalar Extensions to Von-Neumann Architecture and Optimization for Neural Networks

Seminar | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Michael Frank, Magicore Systems

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

560 Evans
Technology scaling had been carrying computer science thru the second half of the 20th century until single CPU performance started leveling off, after which multi- and many-core processors, including GPUs, emerged as the substrate for high performance computing. Mobile market implementations followed this trend and today you might be carrying a phone with more than 16 different...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Gil Rosenthal “Mate choice and its consequences in natural hybrid zones”

Seminar | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Gil Rosenthal, Dept. of Biology, Texas A&M University and CICHAZ

 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 >

Mediterranean Models and Modalities in Forging a Strong Centralized Monarchy in 13th-Century Armenian Cilicia

Lecture | March 22 | 12-2 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Peter Cowe, Narekatsi Chair of Armenian Studies, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program

Situated on a major thoroughfare between East and West and on the intersection of sea and land routes running North and South, the Levant has always been a locus of encounter and exchange. Adopting the insights of Braudel (1966) and more recently Horden and Purcell (2000), this paper views the medieval Armenian experiment with statedom in Cilicia (11th-14th cc.) through Mediterranean optics....   More >

P-Transforms:  Mapping Change in the Archaeological Publishing Landscape

Lecture | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Mitch Allen, President, Scholarly Roadside Service

 Archaeological Research Facility

This is part of a series of lectures

Look Who's Watching: Understanding the Audience of Police on Social Media: Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | March 22 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Demography Seminar Room

 Emma Spiro, Professor, Sociology, University of Washington

 Population Science, Department of Demography

The Neuroscience of Social Emotions and Cognition: From Ontogeny to Plasticity

Colloquium | March 22 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Tania Singer, Professor and Director, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

The social neurosciences have focused on the question of how people relate to and understand each other. Researchers have distinguished between at least two different routes on the understanding of others: one affective-motivational route referring to our ability to feel with (empathy) and for (compassion) another person, and a cognitive route allowing to infer other people's intentions, beliefs,...   More >

if/when/how lawyering for reproductive justice meeting

Meeting | March 22 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 136 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

bi-weekly meeting for if/when/how: lawyering for reproductive justice at Berkeley Law. All students welcome for discussion of recent reproductive justice related news & policy. Lunch served.

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.

Beyond Academia Careers Networking Event

Conference/Symposium | March 22 | 2 p.m. |  International House

 Graduate Assembly

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Classification of surface homeomorphisms and dilatations of pseudo-Anosov maps

Seminar | March 22 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Ahmad Rafiqi, Cornell University

 Department of Mathematics

Thurston classified self-homeomorphisms of a topological surface up to isotopy as periodic, reducible, and pseudo-Anosov. pseudo-Anosov maps are the most interesting case in many respects and have a real invariant associated to them called the `dilatation'. I will describe the classification theorem and give a few properties of dilatations. Time permitting, I would like to talk about the somewhat...   More >

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.

Displacement and the Lived Experience of Language: Testimonies from Children with Migration Backgrounds in an Austrian School

Lecture | March 22 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)

 Brigitta Busch, University of Vienna

 Berkeley Language Center


The strange geometry of high-dimensional random spanning forests

Seminar | March 22 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Yuval Peres, Microsoft Research

 Department of Statistics

The uniform spanning forest (USF) in the lattice Z^d, first studied by Pemantle (Ann. Prob. 1991) following a suggestion of R. Lyons, is defined as a limit of uniform spanning trees in growing finite boxes. Although the USF is a limit of trees, it might not be connected- Indeed, Pemantle proved that the USF in Z^d is connected if and only if d8 the USF geometry undergoes a qualitative change...   More >

The Devil, Probably (Le diable probablement) | Robert Bresson | France, 1977

Film - Feature | March 22 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With a lecture from Jeffrey Skoller

Antoine Monnier, Tina Irissari, Henri de Maublanc, Laetitia Carcano,

This has been called Bresson’s most cynical film. It certainly offers his most fashionably cynical protagonist, Charles, a young Parisian whose suicidal despair is vaguely linked to, but not entirely explained by, all the ecological, political, and social...   More >

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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Number Theory Seminar: The cotangent complex and its derived p-adic completion

Seminar | March 22 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Alexander Bertoloni Meli, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The Red Dot: Abstraction and Uncertainty in Explosives Clearance .

Colloquium | March 22 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

 Dr. Leah Zani, University of California Berkeley

 Department of Geography

Applied Mathematics Seminar: No equations, no variables, no parameters, no space, no time: Data and the computational modeling of complex/multiscale systems

Seminar | March 22 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Ioannis Kevrekidis, Princeton

 Department of Mathematics

Obtaining predictive dynamical equations from data lies at the heart of science and engineering modeling, and is the linchpin of our technology. In mathematical modeling one typically progresses from observations of the world (and some serious thinking!) first to equations for a model, and then to the analysis of the model to make predictions. Good mathematical models give good predictions (and...   More >

CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, from mechanism to therapy

Seminar | March 22 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Jacob Corn, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

The Role of Signaling Small Molecules in Clostridial ABE Fermentation/TBA

Colloquium | March 22 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Nicolaus Herman, Ph.D. student in the Zhang Group; Alex Wang, Ph.D. student in the Balsara Group and the Bell Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Targeting Brown Adipose Tissue to Improve Metabolic Health

Seminar | March 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Perry Bickel, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Arts in the Afternoon: Chamber Music by Student Members of the University Symphony

Performing Arts - Music | March 22 | 4-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Lucy Ward Stebbins Lounge

 The Women's Faculty Club

Student Members of the University Symphony perform varied works including pieces by J.S. Bach, Pytor Ilyich, Rebecca Clarke and Zoltan Kodaly. Students are under the direction of String Coach Leighton Fong.

  RSVP by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by March 21.

Everyday Ironies: Mao Badges as the Biggest Consumer Fad in History

Colloquium | March 22 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Wen-hsin Yeh, History, UC Berkeley

 Karl Gerth, History, UC San Diego

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Today’s bought, sold, collected, and inspected Mao badges seem to be at odds with their history as icons of loyalty to Mao Zedong during the early Cultural Revolution. I argue that the postsocialist era is not the antithesis of the socialist era. And that the current market craze for Mao badge collecting is a resurgence of badge market value. The irony was present all along and, indeed, the...   More >

The Implications of Sampling-based and Design-based Uncertainty in Regression Analysis

Seminar | March 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Guido Imbens, Stanford Business School

 Department of Statistics

When a researcher estimates the parameters of a regression function, using information on all 50 states in the United States, or information on all visits to a website, what is being estimated, and what is the interpretation of the standard errors? Researchers typically assume the sample is a random sample from a large population of interest, and report standard errors that are designed to...   More >

ERG Colloquium: Terry Deacon: A Critical Transition: from Runaway Self-organization to Self-regulation

Colloquium | March 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Terry Deacon, Professor of Biological Anthropology, UC Berkeley Anthropology Department

 Energy and Resources Group

The dynamics contributing to human ecosystem degradation and human-influenced run-away climate change exhibit properties common to all so-called self-organized processes. These properties characterize both organic and inorganic far-from-equilibrium systems. Principal among these properties is accelerated entropy production—not merely entropy increase, but an increase in the rate of...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Constructing pseudo-Anosov maps and typical properties of biPerron numbers

Seminar | March 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Ahmad Rafiqi, Cornell University

 Department of Mathematics

A homeomorphism of a surface has a real invariant associated to it, called the 'dilatation', or the 'stretch factor'. These dilatations are algebraic units whose Galois conjugates lie in a specific annulus in the plane. Algebraic units that satisfy this property are called 'biPerron', but it is not known whether all biPerron numbers are dilatations of homeomorphisms. For a subset of the set of...   More >

Social Impact Job Fair

Career Fair | March 22 | 5-8 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

 Goldman School of Public Policy

Decisions are made by those who show up. You have the ability to bring about real change. So as you search for job and internship opportunities, why not work on things that matter?

From healthcare and education to national security and economic opportunity, technology now touches all areas of society. Organizations in the public, private, and civil sectors need thoughtful tech and policy...   More >

Eye on South Asia: Challenges to Development and Democracy in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Nepal

Panel Discussion | March 22 | 5-7 p.m. | Faculty Club, Seaborg Room

 Sanchita Saxena, Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

 Abdullah Ahmadzai, The Asia Foundation Country Representative, Afghanistan

 Hasan Mazumdar, The Asia Foundation Country Representative, Bangladesh

 Sagar Prasai, The Asia Foundation Country Representative, India

 Sofia Shakil, The Asia Foundation Country Representative, Pakistan

 Dinesha de Silva, The Asia Foundation Country Representative, Sri Lanka

 George Varughese, The Asia Foundation Country Representative, Nepal

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Asia Foundation, The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Himalayan Studies Program, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative, Ethnic Studies Library, Berkeley Master of Development Practice, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

A panel discussion by panelists from The Asia Foundation on development and democracy in Asia.

Using King Cobras to facilitate conservation outreach and capacity building in Thailand

Lecture | March 22 | 5-7 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Professor Colin T. Strine, Suranaree University of Technology

 Graduate Assembly

Dr. Strine will talk about his work in Northeast Thailand using king cobra research and education to reshape local human-wildlife conflict, and to promote conservation more broadly. He currently leads the Sakaerat Conservation and Snake Education Team at Sakaerat Man and Biosphere Reserve, as well as the nascent Biodiversity Conservation Center of Excellence at Suranaree University of Technology.

The Study of Contacts Between Cultures: The Case of Sino-European Encounters in the Seventeenth Century

Lecture | March 22 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room (220 Stephens Hall)

 Nicolas Standaert, Professor of Sinology, University of Leuven

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

This is the keynote lecture of the multiday workshop Translating Religion and Theology in Europe and Asia: East to West.

GE Digital’s Predix – Big Iron meets Big Data

Special Event | March 22 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  South Hall

 Lothar Schubert, GE Digital

 Information, School of

An introduction to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), with real-life case studies from GE Digital.

International Law Careers Alumni Networking Event

Reception | March 22 | 6-8 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Donor Lobby (across from Steinhardt Courtyard)

 Berkeley Journal of International Law

The Berkeley Journal of International Law, The Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law, and Berkeley's Career Development Office invite you to the first "International Law Careers Alumni Networking Event." This informal mixer will bring together current Berkeley law students with BJIL alumni and members from the broader Berkeley Law and Bay Area international law community. We will...   More >

  RSVP online

Teradata Tech Talk and Info-Session

Information Session | March 22 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join us to hear from the GM/VP of Aster Engineering, Raghu Chakravarthi, and the Senior Product Marketing Manager, Sri Raghavan, from Teradata to talk about how they help companies improve business performance with data science and analytics.

Come learn about the recruiting process and career opportunities offered at Teradata. Don’t forget to bring a copy of your resume!

Dress code is...   More >

Five Stages of Master Schedule Building - Session 1

Workshop | March 22 | 6-9 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

 Patricia Clark, College and Career Academy Support Network

 Professional Development for Educators

Session 1 will include an overview of the five stages of master schedule construction. will further understanding of the relationship between the master schedule and an equity-centered school culture. This session is presented by members of the CCASN staff.

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.

ARCH Lecture: Laurel Broughton - Fantasy Substrate

Lecture | March 22 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, MAR 22, 6:30pm 2017 Friedman Professor in the Practice of Architecture Laurel Broughton will present &quot;Fantasy Substrate&quot;

Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie? (Où gît votre sourire enfoui?) | Pedro Costa | France, Portugal, 2001

Film - Documentary | March 22 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub,

One could imagine that a documentary portrait of a legendary, famously austere filmmaking duo might indeed be “the best film about filmmaking ever made” (Jonathan Rosenbaum), but can it also be one of the funniest? Such is the case with Costa’s insightful treatise on the editing sessions of Huillet and Straub. Lodged inside the editing room while...   More >

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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Cine Latino: Even the Rain

Film - Feature | March 22 | 7-9 p.m. | 105 North Gate

 Isabel Silver Nogueira

 Center for Latin American Studies

In Even the Rain Gael Garcia Bernal plays a director trying to shoot a movie in Cochabama that becomes complicated by local protests against the privatization of drinking water.

"Even the Rain." (Photo courtesy of Vitagraph Films.)

The Othello Project: TDPS Workshop

Workshop | March 22 – 23, 2017 every day | 8-9 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall, Z170 (basement of Zellerbach Hall)

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

The Othello Project is a TDPS workshop (work-in-progress) written and directed by undergraduate Madison Wackerman.

The Othello Project is a devised piece consisting of student experiences, references to the text, and character investigation to examine harmful societal tropes in the white patriarchy in Shakespeare’s Othello that persist today. This piece uses personal accounts and contemporary...   More >

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Performing Arts - Theater | March 22 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Cal Performances

Direct from the United Kingdom and making its West Coast debut, Britain's acclaimed Filter Theatre, "a company blessed with wit, style, and a touch of magic" (Daily Telegraph, London), presents its breakneck and explosive production of Shakespeare's masterwork of romance, satire, and mistaken identity. Originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Filter's Twelfth Night enlists a cast...   More >

starting at $76

  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.

NEMESTUDIO: 18 Drawings, 7 Models

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 20 – April 25, 2017 every day | 121 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

OPEN THROUGH APRIL 25. Exhibit runs through APR 25. The exhibition presents drawings and models produced for two recent exhibits by NEMESTUDIO, an architectural studio founded by Assistant Professor of Architecture Neyran Turan and Mete Sonmez.

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 >