<< Friday, September 08, 2017 >>

Friday, September 8, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Amos Gitai to Teach Seminar on Narrative and Form: Cinema and Architecture

Film - Series | August 29 – September 26, 2017 every day | 370 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

The Israeli film director Amos Gitai (Ph.D Architecture 79) will teach a five week course on film that explores the concepts of narrative and space. CLASS SIZE IS VERY LIMITED SO YOU MUST SIGN UP SOON. OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS ACROSS CAMPUS.

German 204- Fall 2017: Compact Seminar

Course | September 1 – 29, 2017 every Friday | 282 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of German

Prof. Dr. Ortrud Gutjahr (Universität Hamburg)

Aufklärungstheater: Lessings Dramen und Hamburgische Dramaturgie

Gotthold Ephraim Lessings Schauspiel Nathan der Weise (1779) gilt als das deutschsprachige Drama der Aufklärung schlechthin. Und dies nicht nur, weil es bis heute das am häufigsten auf der Bühne inszenierte Stück der Epoche ist, sondern auch, weil es mit seinen szenischen...   More >

Violence and Medicine Conference

Conference/Symposium | September 8 | 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society, Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, Berkeley UCSF Joint Medical Program, Program for the Medical Humanities

You are invited to join an interdisciplinary gathering of medical
professionals and scholars who will discuss how health care,
pastoral care and education of health professionals is affected
by forms of violence endemic to American culture and, in some
ways, to the culture of medicine. Topics include:

Violence as a public health problem

The language of violence in clinic, classroom and...   More >

  RSVP online

Color Colloquium: The Botany and Chemistry of Natural Dyes

Colloquium | September 8 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join world renowned natural dyer Michel Garcia, UCBG Director of Collections and Research Dr. Vanessa Handley, and SFSU Chemistry and Biochemistry professor emeritus Dr. Margareta Séquin for a deep dive into the subject of natural dyes focusing on botanical taxonomy and phytochemistry.

$145, $130 UCBG Members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

What Now? Political Thought At A Moment Of Crisis

Conference/Symposium | September 8 | 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 The Program in Critical Theory

The categories of traditional political thought seem no longer adequate for addressing the specific challenges of the 21st century. We must ask then: what now? What are the possibilities and requirements of political thought for this century?

Summer at the Hall

Social Event | June 10 – September 10, 2017 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Visit the Hall and explore all of our most popular exhibits and STEM activities every day this summer, including our newest featured exhibit, Going Places. Plus, join us every Sunday to discover new and unique ways to engage with science.

$12.00 Adult, $10.00 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff.

What's Up with That? - Adjustment to the U.S.

Workshop | September 8 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | International House, Robert Sproul Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Adjustment to the U.S. is a discussion based workshop that focuses on topics that are particular to the the unique U.S. culture. Students will be able to learn and share about their experiences here, as well as learn how to overcome these differences. The workshop will be the first of many in our new Intercultural Communication Series.

English Pedagogy Poster Session

Meeting | September 8 | 12-5 p.m. |  Wheeler Hall

 Department of English

Call for Submissions for the Fall English Pedagogy Poster Session

Deadline: Friday, September 8, 2017
Notification: By Friday, September 15
Event Date and Location: Week of September 25, 2017 (TBA), Wheeler Lounge

Generously sponsored by the Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. Chair, the Poster Session is a convivial event in which graduate student instructors present a pedagogical method they've...   More >

Labor Lunch Seminar: "The Labor Market Effects of the Voting Rights Act"

Seminar | September 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Abhay Aneja

 Center for Labor Economics

Qualcomm Tech Talk: Introduction to Graphics Technology

Information Session | September 8 | 12-1 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540A-B

 Dina McKinney, Senior Director of Engineering, Qualcomm, Inc

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Qualcomm's mobile technology is connecting the world in ways we never thought possible. Have you experienced Virtual Reality yet? Wondered how your cell phone "learns?" Qualcomm's snapdragon processors with Adreno graphics is at the heart of many of these exciting and disruptive new technologies---from mobilizing Virtual Reality to console-class gaming to accelerating high quality image...   More >

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | September 8 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be on 9/8 and 12/1, Samba will be on 10/6 and Polynesian/Hula will be on 11/3. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

Islamic Texts Circle: Non-Muslims in the Qur'an

Workshop | September 8 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Asad Q. Ahmed, Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Department of Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

The Islamic Texts Circle introduces the broader CMES community to important themes in the Islamic tradition via its holy scripture, the Qur’an, and via its long history of exegesis. RSVP to cmes@berkeley.edu to receive a copy of the texts.

  RSVP by emailing cmes@berkeley.edu

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 >

Bio-inspired Material Design and Applications: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Prof. Seung-Wuk Lee, UC Berkeley / LBNL, Bioengineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

In nature, helical macromolecules such as collagen, chitin, and cellulose are critical to the morphogenesis and functionality of various hierarchically structured materials. During morphogenesis, these chiral macromolecules are secreted and undergo self-templating assembly, a process whereby multiple kinetic factors influence the assembly of the incoming building blocks to produce non-equilibrium...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: The Weight, Geometry and Coalescence of Scaled Polymers in Brownian Last Passage Percolation

Seminar | September 8 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Alan Hammond, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In last passage percolation (LPP) models, a random environment in the two-dimensional integer lattice consisting of independent and identically distributed weights is considered. The weight of an upright path is said to be the sum of the weights encountered along the path. A principal object of study are the polymers, which are the upright paths whose weight is maximal given the two endpoints....   More >

MENA Salon

Workshop | September 8 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday in the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Monday before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Learning Spaces: An Introduction to Performative Pedagogy

Lecture | September 8 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)

 Susanne Even, Clinical Associate Professor, Indiana University Bloomington

 Berkeley Language Center

All of us perform multiple roles in our normal daily lives without necessarily being aware of it. But when it comes to learning another language, ‘normality’ is suspended: learners enter a different world they cannot navigate as easily due to less developed lexical, structural and pragmatic knowledge. To improve foreign language skills, teachers employ grammar, communication and activity-oriented...   More >

A Ratings System for Piracy

Seminar | September 8 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Abigail De Kosnik, Berkeley Center for New Media

 Information, School of

Abigail De Kosnik is an associate professor of New Media and Theater, Dance & Performance Studies.

ITS Seminar: Future of the Interstate Highway System

Seminar | September 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Steve Heminger, Metropolitan Transportation Commission

 Institute of Transportation Studies

The Interstate Highway System is a key component of the US transportation system. This talk will address the Future Interstate Study being conducted by the Transportation Research Board “on the actions needed to upgrade and restore the Dwight D. Eisenhower System of Interstate and Defense Highways to its role as a premier system that meets the shifting demands of the 21st century.”

Hands On 9: Artists' Books: Artists' Books as Representations of Resistance

Social Event | September 8 | 4-6 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium


The Environmental Design Library will have 20 artists' books related to the act of resisting on hand for you to touch, turn pages, and experience. Wine and light refreshments served.

Framework materials for efficient harvest, conversion and transport of solar and electrochemical energy

Seminar | September 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Fernando J. Uribe-Romo, Department of Chemistry, University of Central Florida

 College of Chemistry

The ability to design and impose specific molecular traits for targeted properties in inorganic solid-state materials is one of the many challenges in materials science. In our research, we focus our efforts in the design of organic and inorganic molecular building blocks with well-defined properties to be incorporated in solid-state materials in the form of metal-organic and covalent-organic...   More >

A Faculty Panel on Free Speech

Panel Discussion | September 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 145 Dwinelle Hall

 Chancellor Carol T. Christ; Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, Berkeley Law; Steven Hayward, IGS Visiting Scholar; Arlie R. Hochschild, Professor Emerita of Sociology; David Landreth, Associate Professor of English; john a. powell, Professor of Law, African America Studies and Ethnic Studies

 Office of the Chancellor

UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff
are invited to hear a panel of campus
thinkers from various points on the political
spectrum explore matters of free speech in
the 21st century. A Q&A period will follow.
This special discussion is for the Cal
community. There is no cost for admission.
Please bring campus ID for entry.
Space is limited and doors will open at 3:50 p.m.

 Please bring campus id for entry.

Amit Dutta: Three Shorts on Indian Painting

Film - Short | September 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Institute for South Asia Studies

Continuing the exploration begun in his earlier film "Nainsukh," these three shorts see Amit Dutta experimenting with radically different approaches to the master and his descendants’ work.

Logic Colloquium: Model theory of invariant probabilistic constructions

Colloquium | September 8 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Cameron Freer, Founder, Borelian Corporation and Chief Scientist, Remine LLC

 Department of Mathematics

There is a long history of studying the logic obtained by assigning probabilities, instead of truth values, to first-order formulas. In a 1964 paper, Gaifman studied probability distributions on countable structures that are invariant under renaming of the underlying set – which he called "symmetric measure-models", and which are essentially equivalent to what today are known as $S_\infty...   More >

Reunion: "Natural History of the Vertebrates" Course

Conference/Symposium | September 8 | 5-7 p.m. |  Valley Life Sciences Building

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology celebrates over a century of teaching "Natural History of the Vertebrates" (IB 104, formerly Zoology 107 and Zoology 113). All course participants (faculty, staff, GSIs, and students) and anyone interested in natural history education are welcome to attend.

Registration required (https://naturalhistory.berkeley.edu/registration/register/).

Two Sigma Info-Session

Information Session | September 8 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come learn more about Two Sigma and the company’s work! Meet with their recruiters and learn about the positions they are looking to fill.

One-Eyed Jacks

Film - Feature | September 8 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Marlon Brando and Karl Malden fill the boots of Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett (thinly disguised as “Rio” and “Dad Longworth”) in Brando’s Freudian epic, which reviewers dubbed one of the first antihero Westerns. Real cowboys, aging starlets, a twenty-nine-year-old Stanley Kubrick, and the stunning Central California coastline round out the cast. Barry Gifford writes in Brando Rides Alone, “That...   More >

Mac DeMarco: with guests: Homeshake, The Garden

Performing Arts - Music | September 8 | 8 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Like the days of Steely Dan, Harry Nilsson or Prince releasing a classic every year (or less) comes Mac DeMarco’s Another One, a mini-LP announced almost one year to the date of the meteorically successful Salad Days.

  Buy tickets online

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

People Made These Things: Connecting with the Makers of Our World

Exhibit - Multimedia | April 12 – December 17, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Why do we sometimes know a lot about who made things, and why do we sometimes not? Why does it sometimes matter to us, and why might it sometimes not? These are the questions that will be raised in the exhibit that will inaugurate the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology’s renovated Kroeber Hall Gallery. The Museum will display objects from the collection that urge visitors to think...   More >

 Free UC Berkeley Students, Faculty, Staff, Hearst Museum Members, and Youth under 18, $6 General Admisison, $3 Non-UC Berkeley Students and seniors over 65

Divine Visions, Earthly Pleasures: Five Hundred Years of Indian Painting

Exhibit - Painting | June 28 – September 10, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

From the very earliest times, a range of stylistic possibilities was open to Indian painters. "Divine Visions, Earthly Pleasures: Five Hundred Years of Indian Painting" highlights many appealing styles and trends found in this rich tradition. The exhibition showcases more than sixty works, most of them drawn from a group of more than three hundred paintings and drawings given by Jean and Francis...   More >

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 >

Charles Howard: A Margin of Chaos

Exhibit - Painting | June 21 – October 1, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The work of Bay Area artist Charles Houghton Howard (1899–1978) spans five decades, beginning in the mid-1920s and continuing into the 1960s. During his active and distinguished career, Howard became known for enigmatic, meticulous paintings, often intimate in scale, that bridged figurative, Surrealist, and abstract currents in modern art across the United States and Europe. Fluid lines,...   More >

Buddhist Realms

Exhibit - Artifacts | May 24 – October 8, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This exhibition explores the many celestial realms represented in Tibetan Buddhist painting and sculpture through exquisite examples from the twelfth to nineteenth centuries. The exhibition will be presided over by a monumental gilt bronze sculpture of the historical Buddha, a fully realized and enlightened being who occupies the highest level of existence. The Buddha’s life story will be...   More >

The Summer of Love 50th Anniversary

Exhibit - Artifacts | July 21 – December 29, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Marking a 50th anniversary, Bancroft’s rare and unique collections documenting the 1967 “Summer of Love” are on exhibit in the corridor cases. Presented are images from the Bay Area alternative press, psychedelic rock posters and mailers, documentary photographs of the Haight-Ashbury scene and major rock concerts, and material from the personal papers of author Joan Didion and poet Michael...   More >

The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 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

Since its inception in 1962, the former Judah L. Magnes Museum distinguished itself by directing its collecting efforts outside the focus on European Jewish culture and history that was prevalent among American Jewish museums at the time. During the 1970s and 1980s, its founders, Seymour and Rebecca Fromer, actively corralled an informal team of activist collectors and supporters. Together, they...   More >

Sketching "Fiddler": Set Designs by Mentor Huebner

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 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 Power of Attention: Magic and Meditation in Hebrew "shiviti" Manuscript Art

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 29 – December 15, 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 >

The Worlds of Arthur Szyk: The Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 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

Auditorium installation of high-resolution images of select collection items.

Acquired by The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life in 2017 thanks to an unprecedented gift from Taube Philanthropies, the most significant collection of works by Arthur Szyk (Łódź, Poland, 1894 – New Canaan, Connecticut, 1951) is now available to the world in a public institution for the first time as...   More >