Friday, January 19, 2018
Tour/Open House | January 19 | 9:30-11 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Join us as we search for flocks of winter sparrows, bright yellow warblers, and perhaps and elusive red sapsucker. We also hope to welcome some of our earliest migrating hummingbirds back to the garden this month! Led by Ornithologist Chris Carmichael.
$20, $18 members
Workshop | January 19 | 10-11 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Join UCBG Director, Eric Siegel, for a morning practice in Qigong (pronounced cheegong), a form of meditative exercise with repeated movements, gently stretching the core and limbs and building body awareness.
Free with Garden Admission
Information Session | January 19 | 10-11 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Stefanie Ebeling, Program Coordinator and Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research
The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.
Sale | January 19 – 21, 2018 every day | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Browse and purchase unique works by master dyer and weaver Porfirio Gutiérrez and his family at this three day textile pop-up sale. This sale will occur alongside a lecture on Friday, January 19th and a natural dye workshop on Saturday, January 20th.
Workshop | January 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships
Getting Started in Undergraduate Research
If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.
We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of... More >
Information Session | January 19 | 12-1 p.m. | Online
, Berkeley, CA
Learn how this professional certificate can help you launch or advance your career in clinical research by enhancing your knowledge of clinical trials. For more information about the program, visit extension.berkeley.edu/cert/clinical.html.
Seminar | January 19 | 1-2 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Prof. Eva Nogales, UC Berkeley / LBNL, Biochemistry
Visualizing macromolecular assemblies, in different functional states, provides unique information on how they work in the cell and how they fail in the diseased state, and therefore can guide us in the design and improvement of therapies. But their small size and sensitivity to radiation makes visualization of biological molecules challenging and requires employment of highly specialized... More >
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 firstname.lastname@example.org... More >
Workshop | January 19 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ... More >
Workshop | January 19 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Tunisia is often said to be the Arab Springs only success story, yet the new year has been marked by economic peril and political uncertainty. In this weeks MENA Salon we will discuss the recent unrest in Tunisia, and whether or not the government is fulfilling obligations set out under its post-Revolution constitution.
Recommended reading available here: http://cmes.berkeley.edu/mena-salon/
Making Web Archiving Work for Streaming Media: Archiving the Websites of Contemporary Young Composers
Seminar | January 19 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
Howard Besser is a professor of cinema studies and senior scientist for digital initiatives at New York University.
Colloquium | January 19 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall | Note change in date, time, and location
Jared Weinstein, Boston University
According to Hilbert, the theory of complex multiplication, which brings together number theory and analysis, is not only the most beautiful part of mathematics but also of all science. "Complex multiplication" refers to a lattice in the complex numbers (or an elliptic curve) which admits endomorphisms by a ring larger than the integers. We will begin with Kronecker's "Jugendtraum" the use of... More >
Lecture | January 19 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Miroslav Krstic, UC San Diego
Abstract: Control of freeway traffic using ramp metering is a "boundary control" problem when modeling is approached using widely adopted coupled hyperbolic PDE models of the Aw-Rascle-Zhang type, which include the velocity and density states, and which incorporate a model of driver reaction time. Unlike the "free traffic" regime, in which ramp metering can affect only the dynamics downstream of... More >
Colloquium | January 19 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Winnie Wong, Rhetoric, UC Berkeley
Stanley Abe, Art, Art History, and Visual Studies, Duke University
There was no such thing as sculpture in China until the early twentieth century. Sculpture is a specifically European category of Fine Art which we apply to figural objects from many places. But sculpture did not exist in most of the world, certainly not in China, until the European term was applied on a global scale. The presentation will be a reflection about a book in progressa picture... More >
Film - Feature | January 19 | 4 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In Renoirs masterpiece of ruthless grace, made between the Munich accords and the outbreak of war, history plays as both tragedy and farce. This self-declared dramatic fantasy à la Beaumarchais and de Musset etches, in the directors words, a rich, complex society . . . dancing on a volcano. It uses the construct of a country-house gathering, with its shooting party and masquerade, its... More >
Seminar | January 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Crystalline solids dominate the field of metal−organic frameworks (MOFs),1 with access to the liquid and glass states of matter usually prohibited by relatively low temperatures of thermal decomposition. Recently, I have demonstrated the melting three dimensional MOFs belonging to the zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF) family, of chemical composition Zn(Im)2 (Im C3H3N2].2 The mechanism... More >
Information Session | January 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Hannah Thorner, Peer Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research; Claudia Tischler, Peer Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program
Interested in applying to URAP? Come to the URAP Experience info session held by two experienced URAP apprentices and peer advisors. Find out about best practices for the application process, and being an apprentice.
Seminar | January 19 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Shirshendu Ganguly, University of California, Berkeley
Models of random geometry have long been investigated in contexts such as the internet, fluid flow in porous media, and interface dynamics in statistical physics. To develop a refined understanding of such models, one often needs to study not only typical fluctuation theory but also the realm of atypical events. In this talk we describe such a program for two classical models of random geometry:... More >
Seminar | January 19 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Field(s): Econometrics, Macroeconometrics, Industrial Organization
East Bay World History Reading Group: A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things by Moore and Patel
Meeting | January 19 | 5-7 p.m. | ORIAS Office, Room 520 C
1995 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)
Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.
This event is for k-14 teachers.
Lecture | January 19 | 5-7 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Join us for the closing lecture of the inaugural exhibit People Made These Things: Connecting with the Makers of Our World. Weaver Porfirio Gutiérrez will speak about his work as an artist and the work of his community to preserve the use of plant and insect dyes, techniques that stretch back more than 1,000 years in the indigenous Zapotec tradition. This talk will open a three day series of... More >
Performing Arts - Other | January 19 | 6 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
As part of Way Bay, an expansive network of Bay Area writers each selected one piece of their own and one by a Bay Area literary hero for a series of postcard prints made in the BAMPFA Art Lab. This event celebrates the release of the postcards with a spirited mass reading of more than a hundred poems. Come a few minutes early if you are interested in reading a poem from the collection. Bring a... More >
Film - Feature | January 19 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The sands of time have not worn away the startling beauty of Woman in the Dunes, nor answered the fundamental questions of identity and commitment the film poses. A young widow lives in a pit-house and is fed by her neighbors; she is forced to constantly clear her pit of the sands that threaten to engulf the whole village. The villagers bring a passing entomologist, who has missed his bus home,... More >
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Painting | October 6, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Discover the singular vision of a Berkeley-born artist whose paintings explore both exterior and interior landscapes.
Exhibit - Painting | October 25, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Chen Hongshou is a major figure in Chinese art of the late Ming and early Qing dynasties. This exhibition explores his visually compelling work and his response to the turmoil of his times.
Exhibit - Multimedia | October 25, 2017 – February 25, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
De Jesus's memorial portraits honor artists, writers, and diverse cultural figures, testifying to the fact that each life is valuable and worthy of recognition.
Exhibit - Multimedia | October 25, 2017 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This presentation showcases exquisite examples of Buddhist art from the Himalayan region.
Exhibit - Painting | November 22, 2017 – July 15, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Moletsanes vibrant, large-scale portraits for the Art Wall draw on both traditional African visual culture and Afrofuturism.
Exhibit - Artifacts | October 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library
Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students
cartoons, jokes, and satire throughout the years selected
from their humor magazines and other publications.
Exhibit - Multimedia | January 17 – May 6, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Way Bay is a sweeping exploration of the creative energies that have emerged from the San Francisco Bay Area over the past two hundred years. The exhibition features nearly two hundred works of art, film, performance, poetry, and archival materials by Bay Area artists and others whose work engages with the regions geographic, social, and cultural landscape.
The exhibition takes a nonlinear... More >
Exhibit - Photography | January 3 – February 1, 2018 every day | Faculty Club
Horizontals: Rusted." Sally Macks new abstract photos are the result of her year-long exploration of industrial rust at Mare Island shipyard near Vallejo CA. Initially intrigued by the scale of rusted materials, the details fascinated her. Horizontal bands of color changed with the light; vivid colors brought out in bright sunlight. Please stop by The Faculty Club to view the photos, they may... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | January 17 – February 2, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 108 Wurster Hall
ON VIEW: JAN 17-FEB 2, MON-FRI 12-7pm. This exhibition investigates a period when Americans took to the road in record numbers, creating a culture of tourism and commerce and transforming space and time in unprecedented ways. Open to the public!
Celebrating Trees is an exhibition of botanical art works by members of the Northern CA Society of Botanical Artists. This exhibit will honor the beautiful trees around us, featuring interesting details of each season.
Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – February 28, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, The Bancroft Library Gallery
¡Viva la Fiesta! explores the cycle of traditional religious and
patriotic celebrations that have for centuries marked the
Mexican calendar. The exhibition draws on unique historical
representations of the fiestas and examines their relationship
to communal identities, national politics, religious practices,
and indigenous customs. These original materials, which are
preserved in the... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | October 6, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This exhibition crosses cultures and centuries to bring together works that activate the expressive and aesthetic potential of letters and words.